ST. GEORGE ALLERGY

Dr. Hardy is not a Medical (Allergist/immunologist).

 

This is a Medical Physician who specializes in certain

conditions that affect your immune system.

 

If you are looking for a Medical Allergist, please contact:

Kenneth Pinna, MD – Southwest Allergy and Asthma

515 S 300 E #101, St. George, UT 84770

 435-688-1128

 

Redrock Allergy Clinic
544 S 400 E
St George, UT 84770
435-688-6288

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Are You Suffering From Pollen Allergies,  Food Allergies and/or Sensitives or Pet Allergies?

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A Woman Sneezes And Blows Her Nose Into A Napkin Suffers From Pet Fur Allergy

Food Allergy

A true food allergy is an IgE immune response to a specific food, triggering a histamine reaction with potentially severe symptoms like anaphylaxis or hives, with a near immediate reaction time.

 

An example of an allergic reaction is someone with a peanut allergy, who requires an EpiPen simply by inhaling a tiny amount of peanut dust from a candy wrapper nearby.

 

People who suffer from common food allergies typically know about their allergens based on the extreme reactions and immediate response times.

Food Sensitivity

A food sensitivity is a diffuse and poorly understood reaction to food that may be associated with increased levels of certain IgG class antibodies that are reactive to that food.

 

Unlike a true food allergy, the symptoms can be delayed for  two to five days after ingesting the trigger food.

People who have food sensitivities can go a lifetime without ever knowing they have one due to delayed reaction times and vague symptoms that mirror common ailments.

 

Some signs that may point to a food sensitivity include bloating, migraines, and diarrhea.

Food Intolerance

A food intolerance happens when you lack an enzyme needed to break down a certain food, triggering a digestive response.

 

An example of this would be those with lactose intolerance, meaning they lack sufficient quantities of the enzyme lactase to break down the sugars in the milk, resulting in gastrointestinal distress.

 

Lactose intolerance symptoms can be similar to dairy sensitivity symptoms, but a lactose intolerance isn’t the same as a dairy sensitivity (which is a form of food sensitivity and not a food intolerance).

Intolerances commonly run in families.

Allergy Desensitization / Elimination Therapy

Electrodermal Testing

Types of Allergy / Sensitivity Testing for Foods

Over the years, Dr. Hardy has strived to learn the best in helping his patients improve as quickly as possible.

 

For this reason, Dr. Hardy has been trained in several different systems for Allergy Desensitization / Elimination Therapy. 

 

The first system he studied was called NAET:
Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique

(Devi Nambudripad, Ph.D., M.D., D.C., L.Ac.)

 

The second system he studied was BioSet:
Bioenergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy
(Ellen Cutler, D.C.)

 

The third system he studied was JMT:
(Jaffe – Mellor Technique)

 

The fourth system he studied was NMT:
(Neuromodulation Technique – The Feinberg Method)

 

The fifth system he studied was A/SERT:
Allergy Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique

 

The sixth system he studied was SRT:
Sensitivity Removal Technique
(Sherri J. Tenpenny, D.O.)

 

Each of the above systems are similar, but also vastly different in the approach taken as to which allergies should be addressed to being treated first.

 

Also, some of the systems mentioned above do not recommend that you treat any allergens until the initial allergy treatments have been finished.

 

Dr. Hardy does not feel this is as important, if a patient is coming in specifically for allergies to specific foods, pollens or animals.

 

Dr. Hardy will treat patients for allergies to pollens and animals without needing to undergo the other allergy treatments.

 

Dr. Hardy does recommend the additional allergy treatments will be very beneficial for the patient in the long run.

Also called Meridian Stress Analysis or MSA is based on the work of the brilliant and pioneering German physician and engineer, Dr. Reinhold Voll.

 

For this reason, it was originally termed EAV, or electroacupuncture according to Voll.

Dr. Voll observed small but very precisely measurable fluctuations in skin resistance to the  flow of microcurrent electricity at specific acupuncture points when the individual being tested was exposed to foods (and other items) to which he or she was sensitive.

Equipment for EDS has evolved with the progress of electronics, and has been united with the latest in computer technology.

 

Testing 150 foods, can now be done in approximately

60 to 75 minutes.

This is an example of the results of the 1st of 4 pages of  food testing. 

Prick Skin Testing

Individual solutions containing the suspected allergens are placed on the skin using a prick device. The test results are available 15 minutes later.

 

Intradermal Skin Testing

Individual solutions containing the suspected allergens are placed just underneath the surface of the skin using a small needle. The test results are available 15 minutes later.

 

Blood Testing

In addition to skin testing, some patients may require blood tests called specific IgE tests (also commonly known as RAST) to complete their allergy evaluation. Specific IgE tests can also be obtained in some situations where allergy skin testing is not appropriate.

 

Alternative Medicine Testing

 

Blood Testing for Food Sensitivities

Such as:
IgG, IgA, IgG4, and C3d reactivity to food antigens.

 

Electrodermal Testing

As discussed previously

 

Applied Kinesiology

This procedure employs using energetic vials of specific foods for testing by way of muscle strength to assess food sensitivities.  

 

Kinesiology in the hands of a skilled practitioner can be very accurate, fast and inexpensive, bearing in mind that sensitivities can change over time.

 

However; the practitioner cannot give the patient a specific number of the severity of the food that is reacting.

 

It’s either yes or no.

 

Additional Tests

Food Diary & Elimination Diets

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