Allergy vs Intolerance and food sensitivity

An Allergy is a reaction that occurs by the body’s immune system when it encounters a perceived invader. Signs or symptoms usually come on fairly quickly after exposure. 

Allergic reactions can manifest as a variety of symptoms. They can affect your respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system and your skin. 

Do you suffer from Hayfever? Sneezing, itchy eyes or throat, blocked nose and watery eyes could mean that you have an allergy to dust, dust mite or mold.

If these symptoms appear seasonally then it could be an allergy to pollens, grasses or weeds.

People often assume that sneezing, coughing and blocked nose are always caused by environmental allergens, but that is not the case. Dairy, alcohol, gluten and other food allergens can also cause these symptoms. 

When exposed to an allergen the immune system produces antibodies called Immunoglobulins. These antibodies travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction.

Intolerances are different to allergies because they are usually a slow onset reaction. If you have difficulties in digesting, processing or absorbing certain foods, you might have food intolerances. An intolerance reaction is often an accumulative response. The severity of the symptoms depend on exposure duration and/or amount consumed.

Post nasal drip which is persistent mucus at the back of the throat is often associated with food sensitivities. 

Food intolerances can often cause itchy skin, coughing, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux or bloating. A common food sensitivity that most people aren’t familiar with is sensitivity to salicylates. Salicylates are found in so many foods that we consider healthy such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and spices. Click here to find out more about salicylates intolerance. 

People can be allergic or sensitive to food, medicine or environmental substances. The reactions can include coughing, sneezing, vomiting, migraines, watery eyes, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, brain fog, hives, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, bloating and chronic pain.

The conventional treatment for allergies is to block the immune system’s response when coming in contact with an allergen. In more severe cases the entire immune system is suppressed with steroids, both systemic and topical. While this approach can provide symptomatic relief, it does nothing to address the underlying cause of the problem. Doctors often recommend complete avoidance of any known allergens as a way to reduce the severity of the symptoms.

The conventional treatment for intolerances is to avoid the food or environmental factor, thereby not going over the reaction threshold. This is often easier said than done as there could be multiple intolerances present and a reaction can develop over days and weeks making it hard to pinpoint what is causing the flare up. 

A naturopath would most likely recommend an elimination diet of potential culprits and by slowly introducing foods back, it should be easier to notice what is causing your symptoms. This is a long and hard process and in my experience, unnecessary. 

The treatment I offer can help determine what allergens are most likely to be responsible for triggering your reaction. The treatment is simple, non invasive and pain free. You cna be treated in our clinic or in the confort of your own home at a time that suits you.

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Tomaya Weiser

My name is Tomaya Weiser and I am a qualified Acupuncturist with a Bachelor of Health Science from the Australian College of Natural Medicine. I am also a certified practitioner of IPEC, Theta healing, Pranic healing and Kinesiology.

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Testimonials

Lauren, Washington state, USA

Tomaya's method of healing has produced amazing results. I was having debilitating reactions to a variety of foods at almost every meal before working with Tomaya. Since Tomaya's treatments, I have been able to enjoy foods containing salicylates, amines, and dairy again, with no reaction. I experienced significant improvement after the first session. Her approach is gentle, yet effective. I am grateful that I found her!   Lauren, Washington state, USA

Deb, Gold Coast

Hi Tomaya, you treated my little girl many years ago for allergies and asthma. She only needed the one treatment for salicylates and she has been free of issues since, so thank you!

 

Deb, Gold Coast

Mor Stern, Israel

There is no other way to describe this other than Magic. At first, I couldn't get myself to believe that distant healing can work, but apparently it's worth trying new things. Before I started these treatments, I had a sensitive bowel. I had symptoms like bloating, heaviness and stomach pain after eating and after just 3 treatments, I'm feeling significantly better. The bloating has gone down, the heaviness is barely there and the stomach pains are a lot better. I have been treated for salicylates and Tomaya also worked on my digestive system. I strongly recommend to keep an open mind and try this therapy.

 

Mor Stern, Israel

Ms Susan C., Brisbane

After avoiding dairy for years, I now have the occasional splurge and don’t need to be looking for the nearest toilets. Thank you.

 

Ms Susan C., Brisbane

Hagar Oz, Rehovot, Israel

My physical and emotional health have improved dramatically since you started treating me. I have been suffering from Colitis and its not very pleasant associated symptoms. The treatments from far totally work! My problems are disappearing and I know this is a journey and there is a lot to treat, but I’m filled with excitement at the possibility of healing entirely. I can’t recommend you enough! Thank you!!!

 

Hagar Oz, Rehovot, Israel

Quentin Burr, Brisbane

Having had a major flare up of ulcerative colitis in Aug 2015, which resulted in 12 days in hospital and 2.5 months of some very strong conventional drugs (Oral and infusion) I was only progressing very slowly.My specialist was strongly suggesting removal of the large intestine, so I looked for alternatives. We remembered having had great success with treating my son's eczema with Tomaya from Allergy Field. After the first treatment I noticed a significant improvement in symptoms and it got even better after the second treatment. This was backed by having had two sigmoidoscopys (Either side of Tomaya's treatment). The specialist stated after the first one there was " serious ulcerative colitis" and one month after, second test "mild inflammation, no signs of ulcers or bleeding". Between the scopes I had two treatments with Tomaya and I believe this has had a huge effect on my symptoms. Thank you!!

 

Quentin Burr, Brisbane

Pietro Dimascio – UK

Surprised and happy to find I felt greatly improved the following day- despite my being skeptical about the treatment. I haven’t changed anything else in my diet or my environment and 10 days later, I am pretty much symptom free. Thank you.

 

Pietro Dimascio – UK

Bilambil NSW Australia

My 6 year old son has been complaining of severe stomach pains after eating. We’ve been to several specialists, but they couldn’t find anything. His pains are completely gone after one treatment. Thank you.

 

Bilambil NSW Australia

H.L Tweed Shire

After avoiding dairy for years, I now have the occasional splurge and don’t need to be looking for the nearest toilets. Thank you.

Ms Susan C., Brisbane

Moran Oresh, Petah Tikva, Israel

My daughter has had severe diarrhea from a very young age. She also gets red spots around her mouth and she throws up occasionally after food. I tried to eliminate what I thought was causing her symptoms, ut didn't have much luck. We had one treatment with Tomaya done via distance 2 months ago and there has been no diarrhea or skin rashes around her mouth since.

Moran Oresh, Petah Tikva, Israel