Food Intolerance Testing
The Bodyworks Practice offers Food Intolerance Testing to complement our nutrition and internal health focus. Food intolerances can present themselves in many ways, even days after you have eaten the food you can get symptoms, making it hard to pinpoint what it is. Food intolerances involve the immune systems antigen IgG.
A Food Allergy is not an intolerance. It is quick, more serious and easy to identify, food 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:
- Improve gastrointestinal health: acid reflux, bloating, IBS, diarrhea, constipation, frequent gas
- Improve skin health: acne, eczema, psoriasis, hives, rashes
- Improve breathing conditions: asthma, coughs
- Reduce foggy head and energy imbalances
- Reduce 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 and fixing the gut 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
How is Food Intolerance Testing Carried Out?
Our method of food intolerance testing is quick, easy and accurate.
An initial 30 minute Zoom consultation is carried out to determine which test is best for you. Then, a test kit will be sent out to you which requires a pin prick of blood. A small sample of the blood will then test your IgG’s against certain foods. Once your results are produced basic nutrition advice is given including a gut repair programme when necessary.
Please remain eating a normal diet before the test so we can see what the culprit foods are.
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.
30 Minute Consultation £60 to be paid upon booking
Testing price starts from £120- £275