Allergy Testing and Food Intolerance Consultant Nutritionist Victoria Shorland is a BANT Registered practitioner, with 10 years experience. She also works at BUPA St Saviours Hospital with Gastroenterologists and Bariatric Patients.
She will be running Allergy Testing Clinics, IBS Specialist Clinics, Weight Loss Programme and General Nutritionist Clinics.
Patients booking an Allergy test before the 28 February will receive a £5.00 discount.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to bring anything with me for an appointment ?
You will be asked to provide a food diary showing what you eat and drink over a 5 day period. Also, information about medications/supplements will need to be provided.
What happens in the appointment and how long will it take ?
During a consultation I cover the clients complete case history, going right back to birth, and then through to the current day. This gives the client time to discuss personal and physical problems, which are all very relevant. I am then able to discuss their diet in relation to supporting health, and a way forward. The first appointment can take up to 1 hour and reviews take a little less time at 45 minutes.
Do I get leaflets or printed information ?
A diet programme is given which introduces foods which support optimal health. Supporting information can also be emailed. If someone is under a GP or Consultant, they can be kept informed on request and with the patient’s permission. Always consult your GP if you are unsure, and never stop any existing medications/treatments without their consent.
How does the Intolerance Testing Equipment work ?
The equipment measures changes in the body’s resistance to problem allergens. All that is required is for a small sensor to touch the end of your finger. The experience is similar to touching your finger with a ballpoint pen. The Allergy Therapist uses the equipment to pinpoint the foods which may be causing you difficulties.
The procedure is quick and non-invasive, painless and provides instant results.
Following the test, I will advise you on how to eliminate harmful food from your diet and will provide you with information on safe nutritional alternatives whilst following an elimination programme.