Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Allergic Britain: 20 million will be affected

Allergic Britain: 20 million will be affected as conditions approach epidemic levels | Health | SocietyGuardian.co.uk

allergy and food intolerance tests and testing

Nutritionists have solutions.

Britain is lagging far behind the rest of Europe in its efforts to tackle allergies, which are fast reaching epidemic proportions, according to a report from an influential House of Lords committee.

About a third of the UK population will develop an allergy of some sort during the course of their lives, says the report from the science and technology committee, as allergic diseases have trebled in the last 20 years to the point where the UK has one of the highest incidences in the world.

Allergic food reactions can kill, while hayfever, asthma and other debilitating conditions can hold children back at school and cause lifelong difficulties. Yet Britain, unlike other European countries, has failed to adopt treatments that can cure some allergy sufferers and the UK is short of specialists, says the committee.

Nutritionist London, Yvonne Bishop-Weston says that there are a number reasons why allergies and food intolerancss are on the increase. "Optimising the immune system is a key way to relieve suffering and avoiding further intolerances developing. Merely excluding the things you have developed an intolerance to won't necessarily solve the problem in the long run." says the nutritionist

Foods for Life optimum nutritionists have a number of blood tests they can run to investigate allergies and intolerance in addition to tests on the digestive system to get to the root cause of the problem. See www.optimumnutritionists.com for more info.

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