Could it be an Allergy?

This is a common question. A great variety of symptoms are caused when your immune system reacts to something harmless in your environment.
Find out how you can identify your particular allergies, and more importantly, what you can do to reduce or even eliminate symptoms.

Welcome from Joe FitzGibbon

Dr. Joe FitzGibbon is a medical doctor with specialist interests in allergy, fatigue, and nutrition. He runs clinics in Galway (on Monday, Wednesday & Friday), Ireland. He is the author of three books:

  • Feeling Tired all the Time
  • Could it be an Allergy?
  • Weight Loss for Health Gain


Blackrock Health, Galway Clinic

Suite 31, Blackrock Health, Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Galway, Ireland, H91 HHT0.
Clinics on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.



Non-allergic triggers to Asthma

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What’s Causing Your Cravings?

Are you constantly craving a late night chocolate bar? Or counting down the hours till you can have that pint of ice cream to finish off your day? Most of us experience different levels of cravings...

Types of Allergy

Some individuals develop allergic symptoms without the involvement of IgE. But what exactly is IgE? Let’s take a look. IgE is a highly reactive antibody that protects us from invasion by...

Allergy or Intolerance?

Struggling to understand whether you have an allergy or intolerance to a certain food? There are several mechanisms we can look at to help you understand what may be happening. But please take note,...

Weight Loss for Health Gain

Struggling to lose those extra pounds? Ready to do something about it? There are many possible explanations for weight gain. For a small percentage of people, medical causes can be identified, such...

Chronic Fatigue: What is it and how to deal with it

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can happen to anyone. It’s not ‘just another form of depression’ but instead a debilitating illness that permeates into every area of your life. It is a fatigue which...

Principles of a Healthy Diet

You’ve heard it said before that a healthy diet is all about balance. Some live by the 80/20 principle, others follow paleo or ketogenic diet plans, but ultimately, too much or too little of...

CFS/ME controversy rages on

Fiona Godlee, editor of the BMJ, provides an interesting commentary on the controversy that besets the scientific research and clinical management of CFS/ME (BMJ 2011;342:d3956). Sadly, some people...

Sleep is important for weight management

New study reveals the impact sleep can have on weight management. Nedeltcheva AV et al. have just reported in Ann Intern Med (2010 Oct 5; 153:435) that getting adequate sleep is a vital part of any...

Shame on the bullies

Food allergy bullying is a serious issue. Thirty to forty percent of children with serious food allergy have had it ‘thrown in their face’ by classmates, teachers and other school staff. As if the...