Food Intolerance Testing
Do you suspect you might be reacting to the foods you are eating every day? Would you like to know for sure if certain foods you eat regularly are actually making you feel sick and tired? It is estimated that over 45% of the population have an adverse reaction to the foods they eat due to a food-specific IgG intolerance. Whilst not life threatening in the same way as having an IgE food allergy reaction, symptoms caused by a food intolerance can have a big impact on someone’s quality of life.
The symptoms of a food intolerance are many and varied and can take up to 72 hours to develop, this can make identifying the offending foods virtually impossible without proper testing.
Symptoms of food intolerance
The following symptoms can all be caused by, or made worse by, the presence of a food intolerance;
- Abdominal Pain
- Aches and Pains
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Fluid Retention
- Stomach Cramps
- Weight loss/Weight Gain
A simple finger prick blood test is all it takes to identify the potential triggers for these unpleasant symptoms.
We use Lorisian Laboratories for our testing, with over 35 years’ experience specialising in laboratory tests that measure food triggers (food-specific IgG antibodies) we are confident in their expertise in this area.
Lorisian provide 3 testing options with reactions to 75, 100 or 150 different food ingredients being tested. Results of the test are usually available within 10-14 days, based on these results an elimination diet is constructed and a treatment plan formulated based on individual needs.
Many people don’t know that identifying food intolerances can be a simple and important element of optimising health and wellbeing – contact us today to find out more.