Features of the Test
Simple, pin prick blood test procedure which is performed in the Clinic. Immediate results are available during the consultation. You can begin to alter your diet immediately with reliable, easy-to-interpret results available in only 40 minutes.
The consultation includes a full analysis of your diet and you will be asked to come prepared to discuss your normal eating patterns. This information will enable us to advise you on the best diet for you as an individual, taking into account any foods which show up as a problem for you. You will be given personalised guidance on any dietary changes that would support you.
To further assist you in managing your diet and symptoms, we have created video tutorials on the following topics:
- The Basics of Good Digestion
- The Best Way to Beat Indigestion
- Overcoming Candida
- Managing a Food Intolerance
Food intolerance is a reaction to food that may cause unpleasant symptoms. Unlike allergies, food intolerance is not usually life-threatening but can cause unpleasant symptoms which may be delayed for many hours or even days. For this reason it is often hard to identify the problem foods. There is no cure for food intolerance and the only way to prevent a reaction is to avoid the problem food. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population suffer from food intolerance and it can affect anyone at any age.
Food intolerance may give rise to a wide variety of symptoms affecting almost any part of the body, as shown below.
Bloating, nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, chronic migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, water retention, weight problems, depression, insomnia, constipation, asthma, anxiety, depression, headaches, hyperactivity syndrome, diarrhoea, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, joint pains, skin problems, pre-menstrual syndrome, aches and pains, weakness, rhinitis, sinusitis.
There is an interesting article here about how one woman improved dramatically once she cut out the foods she was intolerant to. (The test we offer is identical to the York Test, except we focus on the main problematic foods, making our test considerably cheaper.)
The Foods Tested
Cereals: Corn, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat.
Nuts & Beans: Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Cocoa Bean, Peanut, Legume Mix (pea, lentil, haricot), Soya Bean, Walnut.
Meats: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork.
Fish: Freshwater Fish Mix (salmon, trout), Shellfish Mix (shrimp, prawn, crab, lobster, mussel), Tuna, White Fish Mix (haddock, cod, plaice)
Vegetables: Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Leek, Peppers (red, green, yellow), Potato.
Fruits: Apple, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit, Melon Mix (cantaloupe, water melon), Olive, Orange & Lemon,
Other: Egg (whole), Cow’s Milk, Garlic, Ginger, Mushroom, Tea, Yeast.
Undiagnosed and thus untreated, symptoms frequently persist for decades and patients often report that multiple visits to their doctor have not resolved their problems. Identification of problem foods and their avoidance through dietary changes can significantly improve quality of life. The incidence of food intolerance appears to be increasing, possibly because of changes in the way that food is produced and a reliance on processed foods. Many people may be affected by food intolerance without knowing it.
A number of methods are available for assessing food intolerance. The only method for which reliable scientific data is available is by the measurement of specific IgG immune antibodies to foods. This test is not to be confused with “Vega” testing, which in our experience, is subject to mis-interpretation and can therefore be misleading and unhelpful to you.
The price of the blood test is passed on to you at cost and is considerably cheaper than blood tests done by post, for which you can pay up to £150. We charge for our time with you and are always happy to give you follow-up advice, should you need it.
Booking Your Test:
Please phone us on 024 7641 4421 to make your appointment. A total fee of £92 is payable for your Food Sensitivity Test. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or card.
A non-refundable deposit of £40 is payable when you book your test to secure your appointment. The balance is paid when you have the test.
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