Food Intolerance Testing

" Less than 2% of the population suffer with food allergies, however, up to 45% of the population is estimated to suffer from some form of food intolerance."

Cambridge Nutritional Sciences.

 

It has long been known that consumption of certain foods can have a profound effect on our physical and pyschological well-being. This is even more prevelant in todays' world with the huge consumption of processed foods.

 

Symptoms of intolerance can occur sometime after the food has been eaten and it can be difficult to identify the food or foods which caused the symptoms. Some food related symptoms may be caused from enzyme deficiency or chemical sensitivity, while in others an autoimmune response may be involved.

The causes of food intolerances are not widely understood. Possible causes may be; inadequate digestion, dysbiosis, candidiasis, parasites, intestinal infections, a poorly balanced diet, alcohol or the effects of drugs and medications.

 

Problems or symptoms may be seen as:

  • Respiratory - rhinitis, sinusitis and asthma
  • Musculoskeletal - arthritis, joint pains, aching muscles and weakness
  • Gastrointestinal - vomiting, bloating, cramping, excessive wind, water retention, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, weight control and colic
  • Central Nervous System - migraine, headache, impaired concentration, mood changes, depression, fatigue and hyperactivity
  • Dermatological - urticaria, eczema,itchy skin and other rashes

 

Symptoms can appear up to three days after eating the "offending" food and can last for weeks. This is why it is so difficult to identify food intolerances by keeping food diaries as we are often unable to pinpoint the cause.

 

Intolerances tested:

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.

 

                                                               Cambrdige Nutritional Science

This is a food intolerance test and not an allergy test - more comprehensive tests are available. Please ask on enquiry.

 

 

For an accurate result suspect food that may cause intolerance needs to be eaten daily in small amounts for 1 week prior to test. If in doubt please discuss  prior to your appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Warwickshire

CV32 5EL

 

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