Food Intolerance Testing
As many as 45% of the population suffer from food intolerance which can make all aspects of life very uncomfortable for sufferers. In fact 75% people who take a Food Intolerance Test report feeling better after acting on their results, the majority within three weeks.
Food Intolerance Testing is designed to help you make dietary changes to optimise your health. There are a few differences between a food allergy and a food intolerance. The main difference is severity. Allergies have more severe symptoms and will show up on a blood test. Sensitivity to ingredients like milk, wheat, soy, and corn are common and seem to be increasing in frequency. The only way to effectively treat sensitivity is to change your diet. Von’s Health Store can provide you with the tools to stay well and live your life to the full.
Am I Food Intolerant?
Symptoms usually include digestive upset, skin difficulties, headaches, fatigue, and generalized sickness. Sometimes people experience excessive mucous production when they eat an offending ingredient. Diarrhea is not uncommon.
In terms of the evidence for food intolerance testing, and the benefits, there are a wide range of tests available which claim to identify the foods that may be causing the problems. The most scientific approach to food intolerance testing that is available is a blood test that measures food-specific IgG antibodies.
The lists below are some common symptoms of a food intolerance:
- Abdominal pains
- Aches and pains
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Fluid retention
- Restless Leg Syndrome Rhinitis
- Skin problems
- Stomach cramps
- Weight loss
How is the test done?
Our trained technician takes a simple, painless finger prick blood sample from you. Your finger prick blood sample is then sent of and analysed for raised IgG reactions to food ingredients. Your results are back within 7/10 working days. Your personalised results pack includes your own colour coded, easy to interpret report for each food that was tested. Once the results are back we offer a full consultation, to include diet plan and recipes. There is no extra charge for this service.