We're delighted our hair test service makes such a difference to our clients' lives. The following examples are all testimonials from real clients and actual case studies. First names only are given to protect our customers' privacy. Our thanks to our clients for letting us share their stories.
Hi Allergenics Team,
Sorry I haven't got back to you in so long! I moved out of home and am getting settled in. The daily eating guide has been very helpful to know what I can eat, and I feel better because of it! When I eat food I used to, it doesn't taste so good any more. There is nothing like eating food my body wants rather than things I used to crave! I have also lost a couple of kgs and don't feel so bloated anymore. I am so glad I found Allergenics!
Thank you very much,
E - Auckland
Please find below a little Thank you note for the excellent service Allergenics has provided. I am so delighted with the results that I have recommended your services to several of my friends and colleagues.
In the past I always suffered from headaches and migraines, unclear skin and had been putting on weight slowly for some time. Then your clinic was recommended to me and after I answered a few easy questions on your website I received the test results at the end of May 2005. I made all recommended dietary changes and with help from my naturopath I now cannot believe what a difference this has made to my life. My physical and emotional well-being has improved immensely and I am now able to enjoy a life without headaches and migraines, my skin looks absolutely fantastic and to date lost 15 kg bringing my bodyweight into a healthy weight range.
I cannot thank you enough for the insight you have provided with the hair analysis. I wish I had known about this excellent service years ago as it is near impossible to gain this level of understanding about food intolerances (as in my case) without your help, thank you very much.
I have suffered for many years from extreme fatigue and lethargy, overweight and in the last couple of years, very sore legs and hips upon waking in the mornings.
I have blamed most of it over the years on Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome, working shift work and having two young children. However, I realised one day that my friends at work with the same pressures were leading normal active lives (not feeling like a 70 years old when Im only 36).
I had heard about allergy testing and searched the internet to find the only place in NZ that seemed to be reputable was Allergenics. I decided to give it a go, what was $99 when I'd spent thousands over the years with Specialists, not to mention weight loss centres.
The tests came back showing intolerances to WHEAT, POTATO, MSG and CAFFEINE. It took me a month to cut these foods out of my diet as I didn't know how I was going to live without my daily Soy Latte (I now drink decaf).
Wish I hadn't waited and Wish I had found this place earlier. I have been totally amazed by the affect cutting these foods out of my diet has had. My energy levels skyrocketed after 1 WEEK (Noticed by my Husband too.) The pain in my legs and hips started going after 2 WEEKS and totally gone after 1 MONTH. But the things that really surprised me were, the headaches and Sinus problems completely vanishing and the Weight Loss.
I have battled with my weight since my early 20s and had grown to live with it, however, about 3 weeks after my diet change I noticed I was losing weight. I started keeping a diary and was loosing 1kg every 7 - 10 days. This was without changing any other part of my eating regime I lost 15 kgs in 4 months. At this stage it stopped and I put a wee bit back on. I was then to learn I was pregnant with my Third child. Well that explains it, major body readjustment. Since then, although being pregnant and eating everything in sight to avoid morning, afternoon and evening sickness, I AM STILL LOSING WEIGHT.
I also truly believe that the conception of this baby is also to do with this Test, as I needed a little bit of help with the last two, but this one was a very pleasant total shock.
(I think my libido going sky high may have helped) But that is another story altogether.
Id just like to thank the Team at Allergenics for helping me get my life back. Especially Natasha for putting up with my many emails and replying so quickly. Now we know why the weight loss stopped so dramatically
I am writing to advise on my success story from my hair allergy test that I had done through you last year.
I have always known I have had allergies and knew certain triggers but decided to have a hair allergy test to confirm exactly what was going on inside my body. I had no energy, bloating after meal, frequent headaches and just the general feeling that things "were not quite right".
When receiving the results, some were not at all surprising and I expected them to be on there but there were many other things on my list that really blew me away - things I had not even remotely thought that my body would be reacting too - things that were in my every day diet.
At first the list was overwhelming, and I was thinking how the heck am I supposed to cut these out of my diet but I decided to make the commitment that for 3 months (as suggested) I would eliminate everything on that list. My husband and children were very supportive of my decision also to follow through on this.
Well the results were outstanding - I first noticed after about a week how much more energy that I had - I would literally bounce out of bed in the morning and I night I still found myself pottering around about 11pm (normally I am in bed around 9.30pm). I felt so much more chatty and on fire during the day - I had my edge back. My headaches disappeared and another bonus was that I lost 4kgs in a month - without even trying to lose weight - I still ate what I wanted but just eliminated things off my allergy list.
Once I woke in the morning feeling terribly lethargic and wondered what I had done wrong only to find out the cous cous (my evening meal) was a type of wheat that I should have been avoiding. DOH!!
It definitely took a lot more planning of meals and outings etc but after a week or two I just become part of my everyday life and the results speak for themselves and everything was well worth the effort!!
Thanks Natasha for giving me my spring in my step back - I would definitely recommend a hair allergy test to all!!!
Hi Natasha, here is my daughter's story:
I had the testing done for my daughter, who is 16 months. Since she was about 4 months old she has had very dark circles around her eyes, quite often these would appear as blue/black and looked like she had been punched! I was always so conscious of what people thought when they saw her because some days it was so bad. I did a lot of research and finally found out that these are referred to as "allergic shiners", appearing when someone is in contact with the various allergens. My sister put me onto Allergenics as she had her 5 year old tested, with amazing results. I tested my daughter and the results showed an allergy to oranges, all dairy, bananas and dust mites. Since the results came through I took her off all dairy and replaced her milk with rice milk, at the recommendation of Natasha. After about 4 weeks I noticed and incredible change in her appearance. Her black eyes have just about disappeared, so her eyes are bright and shiny now, and on top of that her skin on her face has really also improved. She also suffered constipation before, which has completely gone. When you know something is not right with your baby, it is really quite horrible trying to find out what is wrong. I had previously been to three different doctors - two of which said "well some people just have darker circles around their eyes!!!", and the other did say she was probably allergic to something, but couldn't advise on where to get her tested. So that was the start of me knowing she had an allergy to something, and the rest came after asking my sister her thoughts, who in turn, put me onto Allergenics. I am so relieved to know that my daughter is now looking, and feeling, a lot better.
Hi Allergenics Team,
A few months ago I was struggling to find comfort for one of my 2yr old twin boys with his constant eczema.
Then I heard about your hair diagnosis testing and was so excited.
When we got the results, we finally had something substantial to work with as all other tests he had
previously showed up with absolutely nothing. We knew there had to be something he was eating that would keep his eczema in a contant red and angry state with months and months of wakeful nights.
So with the Allergenics results, We followed the guidelines and avoided the 10 'irritants' and noticed a big difference after only 3 weeks. We also gave Gilbert the eczema sheild and the calcium and magnesium liquid
which supports his system internally.
Although we are still avoiding most of the listed irritants- we have re-introduced wheat slowly and he seems
to be coping well. He does have the occaisional skin break-out but is soon relieved if we get back into the
So I just wanted to write and say how grateful we are of your services and especially the on-line option .
Gilbert's skin is now amazingly clear and he is a much more contented and happy boy who is now able to reach
his full potential as he is no longer struggling with the symptoms of uncontrolled eczema.
Thank you all so much,(I have recommended your services widely so you may notice an increase of business from
the Ashburton community)!
Testimonial for Allergenics
One of my most valuable assets in my naturopathic work would definately be having the services available from Allergenics.
I have found their allergy and intolerance testing to be increadibly accurate... and I can truly say, when the reported list of foods / chemicals/allergens are eliminated from either the diet or the environment, the clients signs and symptoms lessen and,in most cases , disappear!
I would not be without this wonderful service , which is not only accurate, but also economical , simple to do and gives a easy to understand report of each allergen and its sources.
Also, the vitamin and mineral testing is also very helpful as I am able to read the report , calculate how vitamins and minerals are missing in each individual case and advise on how to bring levels back into balance, either by foods or supplement.
Its so simple to do, just cut a small piece of hair from the nape of the neck , fill in your details, post it and within no time, you have a professional report emailed to you ,or your naturopath, if you prefer.
I have used Allergenics Hair analysis services for the past 8 years, in New Zealand and now in Australia. I will continue to do so, as there is, in my mind, no competition.
Thank you Allergenics!
Lorna McInnes ND
.I have had severe rheumatoid arthritis for 10 years and have tried 'everything' for some relief from this debilitating and painful disease.
As a last resort I decided to try hair analysis from Allergenics but was a little sceptical about whether it would work.
When I received the results I found nightshades, sugar, grapes,
soy, detergents, perfumes were the culprits. As a vegetarian I found it quite difficult to remove the foods from my diet but slowly found substitutes for these items and to my amazement found the pain diminished by around 70%. If I hadnt cheated on the odd occasion the odds I suspect would be even higher. The terrible pain I experienced when I cheated has convinced me it is worth sticking to this diet.
An added bonus is the increase in energy I have experienced. This I thought would never go away. I am hopeful of making a complete recovery from rheumatoid arthritis.
I am very grateful that I found Allergenics and would recommend all those with autoimmune diseases give it a try - you have nothing to lose but your pain!
I first discovered Allergenics after overhearing an excited mother telling a friend how the results of a hair test had transformed her child's eczema and consequently their lives. My ears pricked up and the ripple on effects to our family have been huge. I have huge gratitude for not only receiving the information from Allergenics but also for the support from the team as the information was being processed and implemented into our lives.
For me, I had been taking medication for low thyroid for 2 years. Results trending in a direction requiring an increase in medication set me on a path for not only myself but also my children. I began to read, research and empower myself to learn about what was really going on and what part I could play in preventing an increase in medication.
A major discovery that I made was that approximately 70% of the immune system resides in the gut. So if I was experiencing digestion issues then this will be having a direct impact on my immune system.
This lead me to looking at eliminating those foods which my gut was having a hard time with. I did a detox and elimination diet which calmed the whole system down however then the trickiness began as foods were introduced back in.
This is where help from Allergenics was invaluable! I decided to short cut the pain, agony and mystery and snip off a sample of my hair to be analysed. What came back was a list of foods with a rating score indicating the level of intolerance I had to varying foods. I then proceeded to remove these foods from my diet and observed how my digestive system, referred to as the second brain, was completely transformed.
My results also highlighted other information which I was completely unaware of. It highlighted the dysbiosis going on in my body and how candida has also played a part in the autoimmune disease. For one of my children it highlighted what foods were causing her lips to swell and be inflamed and why she struggled to get out of bed in the morning. It also cleared up sinus issues that had been going on for months and brought back more energy into the tank.
For me, working with Allergenics has provided us with insights, information and support that I am truly grateful for. These results have had a direct impact to our health and well being and we will be forever grateful! Thank you thank you thank you.
Ever since I woke up one morning to find my 4 month old son covered in eczema from head to toe, I have tried all sorts of different avenues to help him and a lot of money visiting various specialists etc. etc.
I will never forget always taking him to the supermarket & out in public with a hat on and covered up as much as possible due to the comments from other people. He would literally scratch his skin off wherever he could get to with his wee fingers, even though I had him dressed in an enclosed mitten suit day & night. There were many trips to the doctor as his eczema would get infected, he was even hospitalised due to risk of cellulitis. It was an incredibly stressful time for me and my husband.
After much trial and error I realised the most logical explanation was food. After taking out all preservatives and feeding him only natural whole foods, organic where possible his eczema improved a lot over the course of a year, instead of covering him from head to toe it was now only on his arms and back. It was still bright red and angry looking and would ooze fluid causing my son much discomfort. Frustrated and exhausted after over two years of sleepless nights, I was very excited to hear about how a hair test could test for food allergies from a lovely Naturopath & Herbalist Asti Renault. The test came back with ten things my son was highly intolerant to including dairy, wheat, strawberries, apricots, rice, sulphate preservatives & laundry powder. After eliminating these foods & laundry powder within a couple of months his eczema had cleared along with the redness in his skin!! It was like the missing piece of the puzzle. It has been wonderful to put my son to bed in normal pyjamas and to have him wearing a t-shirt in the summer. I have slowly reintroduced him to dairy & wheat.
The constant eczema infections & years of sleepless nights are now over. Our son has been pretty much eczema free for the last year, sometimes he gets a teeny bit of eczema if his diet goes off track like if he attends a little friends birthday party but it soon clears up when he is home eating his normal diet. Our son is now a happy and healthy four year, my husband and I are so grateful to Allergenics!! His skin is beautiful!!
Many Thanks, A & S
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