Testing for Food Intolerance...
Is it something you’ve eaten?
Do you think the foods you are eating are making you ill?
Many symptoms can be linked to food intolerance include:
Weight loss/weight gain
If you suffer from any of these - you could have a food intolerance!!!!
There is a lot of confusion about the terms food intolerance and food allergy, leading people to think
they have a food allergy when their symptoms can sometimes indicate food intolerance instead.
According to Allergy UK up to 45% of the population suffer from food intolerance which, whilst not life
threatening, can have a negative impact on many aspects of daily life.
When foods and drinks are digested the proteins within them are broken down into smaller fragments
for easy absorption into the body. Larger fragments can pass through without breaking down, and
sometimes the body reacts to them as invaders, attacking them using antibodies called
Immunoglobulin (IgG). This can cause inflammation and a wide range of symptoms including
headaches, digestive problems, IBS, bloating, itchy skin, joint pain, weight gain and low mood.
What is the benefit of food intolerance testing?
The gold standard of food intolerance testing is an elimination diet, but this can be challenging – a
food intolerance test can be a fast track to an elimination diet that optimises health and wellbeing.
How do (Lorisian) food intolerance tests work?
A few drops of blood are taken using a simple finger prick blood collection wick system.
This can be performed at the clinic and the sample is then posted to the laboratory, tested and
analysed for IgG antibody reactions to a maximum of 150 food and drink ingredients. This can help
identify problem foods that you eat on a regular basis.
Turn around is approximately 10 days.
Your food intolerance test can stand alone or you can book a 60 minute Nutrition Consultation with our
Nutritional Therapist Pauline to discuss your results in detail.
This is highly recommended to establish the root cause of why intolerances may have developed e.g. digestive issues