Food Intolerance Testing
The Bodyworks Practice offers Food Intolerance Testing to complement our nutrition and internal health focus. Food intolerances differ from food allergies. Food intolerances can present themselves in many way and even days after you have eaten the food making it hard to pinpoint what it is, food intolerances involve the antigen IgG. A Food Allergy is quick, more serious and easy to identify, allergies involve the antigen IgE. Less than 2% of the population has a food allergy, whereas up to 45% of the population may have food intolerances.
More information about food allergies and intolerances / sensitivities can be found here: http://www.allergyuk.org/food-intolerance
Reasons why people may wish to undertake a food intolerance test are:
- Improved skin health
- Improved breathing conditions
- Improved gastrointestinal health
- Reduced foggy head and energy imbalances
- Reduced achy joints and muscles
- Increase wellbeing
The Food Intolerance Test
Food intolerances are due to an immune response where a production of antibodies (IgGs) are produced to fight off the offending food. Usually we find that this is due to poor gastrointestinal function, so by taking the foods out and supporting the digestive symptoms most people will find they begin to feel better. The British Medical Journal published a paper in the journal GUT demonstrating that eliminating culprit intolerant foods that had been identified via IgG testing improved symptoms of IBS for full reading of this paper please click on the link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15361495
The Benefits of Food Intolerance Testing
Our method of food intolerance testing is quick, easy and accurate.
We offer two methods, both of which require a pin prick of blood, then a small sample taken from this. This is Carried out when we see you. Included in the price of both testing methods is initial consultation plus basic nutrition advice once the results are produced.
Please remain eating a normal diet before the test so we can see what the culprit foods are.
The results will be presented as:
1- Positive / Avoid: – these foods will need to be avoided for three months to allow your body to rest and repair
2- Mild Positive / Reduce consumption to no more than every 4 days:- this is a mild positive reaction so by reducing them you should find your body will be able to tolerate them better and the intolerance may go completely.
It is strongly recommended that you undertake a nutritional consultation to completely assist you with this matter.
The first method is when we mix your sample here on site and you will receive your results within a few hours.
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, Strawberry, Tomato
Other: Egg (whole), Cow’s Milk, Garlic, Ginger, Mushroom, Tea, Yeast.
The second service is more comprehensive which means we need to send your blood sample of to our lab. The consultation lasts for 45 minutes and costs £55.00, the testing is an additional price, you pay the lab directly. Results are usually received within 10 working days. If you are interested in this service and would like to know what foods are included please do contact us for a full list of foods.
Onsite testing including blood sample taken 40 minutes £99
With nutritional consultation and iridology £205.00
More comprehensive test where your blood will need to be sent away. Consultation price is £55.00 plus the price for the test. Test prices start from £111.
If you are interested in the more comprehensive testing please do contact us and we can email over the food lists tested. We can also discuss this within your consultation.