It is well recognised that food intolerance problems can contribute to a wide range of symptoms that may affect the skin, respiratory system and digestive tract either individually or in combination. Problems such as sinusitis, irritable bowel and skin rashes have all been associated with food intolerance.
Unlike a true allergy when an immediate response is usually seen, food intolerance classically is more chronic and more difficult to diagnose because there is often no immediate symptom connected with the foods eaten.
Elimination diets can be useful in determining food intolerance, but it can be a laborious process that can take some time to do. Increasingly practitioners of naturopathic medicine are using IgG antibody testing to help determine the presence of food intolerances.
IgG antibodies are produced when the body has repeated exposure to food proteins that is sees as being foreign to the immune system, which to a naturopathic minded practitioner suggests that there are underlying issues with that particular food. But more so that there is work to be done in strengthening the digestive function in the person being tested to resolve the problem.
Following a test, elimination of suspect foods should be carried out for a period of time. But simply cutting out foods, without corrective work is a bit like throwing the baby out with the bath water. Conclusive testing should be seen as the first step in addressing the problem fully, so that a balanced diet with the maximum variety of foods can be eaten for optimum well being.
This may involve supplementing with digestive enzymes, addressing gut permeability issues or resolving the impact of chronic stress.
In store intolerance testing
For this test we will make an appointment in our clinic to have your pin prick blood sample taken and will have your results with you after 40 minutes. Your blood sample is mixed with special analysing solutions and then exposed to 59 different foods in the screening system. If you have IgG antibodies to specific foods then these are highlighted during the test and recorded on your individual report.
The dietary recommendations and treatment potentials will then be discussed with you so that you gain the maximum benefit from your test results.
with our in store testing process
Corn, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat.