Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Why Eating the Wrong Balance of Foods Can Make You Ill; Food Tolerance AROUND 71% of Us Are Food Intolerant and 48% of Us Are Lacking in at Least One Key Vitamin or Nutrient. but How Do You Know If You Are Eating the Right Foods? Health Reporter MARIE LEVY Met Up with Dr Les Briggs, Pictured Left, to Find Out

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Why Eating the Wrong Balance of Foods Can Make You Ill; Food Tolerance AROUND 71% of Us Are Food Intolerant and 48% of Us Are Lacking in at Least One Key Vitamin or Nutrient. but How Do You Know If You Are Eating the Right Foods? Health Reporter MARIE LEVY Met Up with Dr Les Briggs, Pictured Left, to Find Out

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Byline: MARIE LEVY

DO you feel poorly after eating a meal? Do some foods give you a bloated stomach? Do you feel tired at certain times of the day?

Do you suffer headaches for no apparent reason or suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, with a constant swing between constipation and diarrhoea?

If you answered yes to any of the above you could by suffering from food intolerance.

Food intolerance is not the same as a food allergy, it is a reaction that occurs when the culprit food is not properly absorbed and passes into your blood stream.

Teesside intolerance specialist, Dr Les Briggs, uses MORA-Therapy - a scientifically proven and entirely painless form of electro acupuncture - to discover which foods his patients are sensitive to.

Described as a form of bio-resonance treatment, it can be used to test the body for imbalances and intolerance of foods and other allergens. It can also be used to identify nutritional deficiencies.

The assessment involves applying electrode probes to acupressure points on the fingers and toes to measure the body's reaction to different substances.

This simple test can reveal an intolerance to things such as dairy products, wheat, eggs, citrus, corn, soya, sugar, yeast, food additives, histamines and gluten.

Patients are then advised to avoid certain foods for up to six weeks to let their body detox before gradually reintroducing them.

"It's getting the 'nasties' out of the body that are causing the problem and then allowing the body to reset itself," said Dr Briggs, who helps up to 30 people a week.

He said 99% of people that come to see him believe they are suffering from some form of irritable bowel syndrome but intolerance testing can probably help anyone with:

Fatigue

Stress

Headaches and migraines

Stomach bloating

Digestive disorders

Irritable bowel syndrome

Weight management

Hormonal imbalance

Menstrual problems

Insomnia

Mood swings

Low libido

Depression

High cholesterol

Skin problems

Candida

Infertility

Under active thyroid

Insomnia

Frequent colds and infections

Dr Briggs looks at his patients' eating habits and may also need to consider hormone levels, vitamin/mineral deficiencies and environmental factors. …

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