Food Intolerance is your body’s abnormal reaction to certain foods which can manifest itself in a number of ways. Some people will have one symptom such as a severe headache whilst others will be unfortunate to experience irritable bowel syndrome, migraine and skin or respiratory conditions.
Realising that your food is a catalyst for particular symptoms is not easy when, unlike the immediate reactive symptoms of food allergy, food intolerance symptoms often appear hours or even days later. In fact many food intolerance sufferers have commented post diagnosis and after having removed their problem foods that they realise they had been experiencing minor symptoms as a result of intolerance for their entire lives..
If you have any of the following symptoms you could be suffering from food intolerance.
- Bed wetting
- Coeliac Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Gastritis Headaches
- Irritable Bowel
- Itchy skin
- Water retention
- Weight control problems
Studies have shown that by eliminating foods identified through IgG testing 75.8% of people had a noticeable improvement in their condition.
Am important function of the gut is to form a protective barrier. This protective function relies on gut permeability being kept within strict limits. When this balance is affected hyperpermeability or “leaky gut” can result.
Food Intolerance testing is now available for your convenience.
To find out if food intolerance might be contributing to your condition please call us today or ask us at your next visit.
Food DetectiveTM tests your IgG antibody reaction to the following foods:
Cereals Corn, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat.
Nuts & Beans Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Cocoa Bean, Olive, 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),Orange & Lemon, Strawberry, Tomato
Other Egg (whole), Cow’s Milk, Garlic, Ginger, Mushroom, Tea, Yeast.
Patients are reminded that extended avoidances of particular foods prior to testing may produce a nil result as no immune mechanism (antibody reaction) has been generated by consumption of the food.