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Holland & Barrett
Holland and Barrett is the UK's leading high street retailer of vitamins, minerals, health foods and herbal supplements. Their online website's Diet section had over 110 products when we looked at it, all of them quality assured. Free delivery on orders over £40

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Our personal experience with Allergies.
We at have had food related health problems. Both of us were suffering from allergic symptoms. Diane from frequent bloatedness, severe fluid retention leading to increased weight, tiredness, ( black rings under eyes ) eczema type skin flare-ups, joint pains and occasional stomach cramps and diahorrea.
In my case (Brian) I had severe problems with phlegm and mucus. Although I don't smoke, I'd wake up with a 'smoker's cough' and have to spend several minutes of coughing and spitting. I was filling 2 handkerchiefs during the day, everyday, between phlegm, spits and snots.
In Nov.2006, following advice from a friend, Diane did the "foodscan" York Test for 113 foods. It's a simple finger prick ,drop of blood, test, so easy to do. 10 days after sending away the blood sample her results showed severe allergies to Yeast, Eggs, Blackcurrant and mild allergy to Wheat gluten and Dairy. Cutting out these products was very hard, especially for a bread lover.

But the improvement was instant. No more joint pain, improved sleep, increased energy and an end to all bowel trouble. The eczema cleared up when she changed to an egg and yeast-free shampoo. York give you 2 free telephone consultations with a nutritionist doctor who advises on Diet alternatives, and these proved excellent. York also now have recipe and cook books for those avoiding the most common types of allergy triggering foods, which you can buy online.

In Jan.07 I did the York Test (after Diane's results). I had mild allergy to Pork, and severely allergy to Dairy products. I cut these from my diet and my symptoms have disappeared - cough, phlegm, runny nose - the lot. You have to keep on avoiding the trigger foods to keep your improved health, and, years later, we are still healthy.
We both recommend the York foodscan Test to friends. We also see that York Labs have expanded to include tests for Multiple Allergy,, IBS, ( irritable bowel ), Homocysteine, ( the most important predictor of Heart Attack risk ) and Liver Health.

Shared Care Huggy
Shared Care is an extensive website portal with resources and advice for, and forums contributed by, those who use complementary therapies.


International eating disorders centre { Bucks, uk } one of the best diet and weight loss help sites we have found, with discussion and 'buddy' help forums.

Weight loss camp
Camp Shane, in upstate NewYork, is an internationally known children's weight loss and fitness camp in operation for over 36 years. The program consists of healthy, portion-controlled meals, nutrition and cooking classes and self-esteem workshops, in addition to a wide range of sports and traditional camp activities. The camp has been featured on TV

An excellent support group is the Obesity Surgery Support Group Although not very active, read the historic postings for advice and discussion.

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