Food Intolerance Testing
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Food Intolerance Testing
Are you experiencing a lack of vitality, do you have chronic health problems, or just generally not feeling on top form? It could be that the food you are eating is not right for your body type.
Over two thousand years ago the Chinese observed that some people responded badly to certain foods causing deterioration in physical and mental health.
The quality of the food we eat has deteriorated with the influence of “Convienience”, processed and Fast Foods. We are also not taking time to eat in a slow and relaxed manner and we’re more likely to be eating on-the-run. This has lead to the strain on our body’s digestive system being increased dramatically.
The effects of making poor chooses in our nutrition is demonstrated almost every night on popular television and newspaper and magazine articles.
While less than 2% of the population suffer from classical food allergies, some researchers estimated that up to 80% of the population can suffer from food intolerances. It can affect anyone at any age, but since symptoms often occur some time after the food has been eaten it can be difficult to find the problem food without being tested for intolerances. For example, the milk or bread eaten on one day with no reaction, could lead to symptoms three days later.
Some food intolerances are caused by an enzyme deficiency or chemical sensitivity, while others are an immune response caused by food specific IgG antibodies.
“Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food” – Hippocrates.
What is the Difference Between a Food Allergy and a Food Intolerance?
Food Intolerances are reactions to food that may cause unpleasant symptoms and is associated with a host of chronic conditions. They are usually caused by your body being unable to digest certain types of foods, or some ingredient in the food.
Food intolerance is unlikely to be life threatening unlike allergies, which in some individuals can cause anaphylaxis. Typical allergy symptoms tend to be immediate and can take the form of swelling of lips or throat, skin rash or hives, vomiting or breathing problems.
If you have a food intolerance, you usually can eat small amounts of problem foods without a reaction. By contrast, if you have a true food allergy, even a tiny amount of the food may trigger a serious allergic reaction.
Symptoms of Food Intolerance
Frequent early symptoms of food intolerances:
- Tiredness and Fatigue
- Weight Problems
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Skin Problems
- Sinus Problems
“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ― Thomas Edison.
Our Food Intolerance Test:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) (Blood Test)
All that is needed is a small pinprick of blood and using a test developed by Cambridge Nutritional Sciences (CNS) we can let you know what foods you are reacting to, and just as importantly, which foods you should be free to eat.
Cambridge Nutritional Sciences (CNS) developed the UK’s first the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) method for food IgG antibody detection in 1994.
The test works by measuring food specific IgG and if there is an increase in IgG against specific foods.
Until very recently the only way that you could be tested for food IgG reactions was by sending a sample of blood to a laboratory to have the test done. CNS have now developed a ELISA blood test for use in clinics. This gives you the advantage of receiving the results within 45 minutes of taking the test, rather than waiting, in some cases, for weeks to receive the results.
Cereals: Corn, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat
Nuts & Beans: Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Cocoa Bean, Cola Nut, Olive, 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), Orange & Lemon, Strawberry, Tomato
Other: Egg (whole), Cow’s milk, Garlic, Ginger, Mushroom, Yeast