Food Intolerance and Sensitivity Testing

Includes Metabolic/Digestive Scan, Enzyme Check and Nutritional Status for Overall Gut Health

If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may have a sensitivity or food intolerance.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Bloating, discomfort
  • Flatulence
  • Stomach cramps
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Lethargy/fatigue
  • Skin issues /eczema
  • Changes in weight
  • Headaches
  • Shadows under the eyes
  • Constant mucous / runny nose
  • Hayfever
  • Asthma.

To show which foods work well for your body, I offer the Food Sensitivity and Allergens Test (including Metabolic/Digestive Scan, Enzyme Check and Nutritional Status) either:

  • as a stand-alone test with my Hair Testing Service
  • or included at no extra cost in your Comprehensive Health Screening, either in person or with my Hair Testing Service.  Simply tick the relevant box on the Health Questionnaire to indicate you would like the Food Sensitivity and Digestive Test too.

These tests are available to individuals or Nutritionists / Therapists requiring it for their clients. 

asyra 1Comprehensive Health Screening (includes Food Sensitivity /Digestive Test as below if you wish)-£115

 


 

crudities for breakfastFood Sensitivity & Digestive Test with Metabolic/Digestive, Enzyme Check & Nutritional Status for Overall Gut Health-£95

 


Health Screening services

The Food Sensitivity and Digestive Test consists of: Metabolic/Digestive Scan, Enzyme Check, Nutritional Status and Food Sensitivity (over 220 foods). Plus over 60 further potential allergens including:

  • Animal dander
  • Air pollutants
  • Pollen
  • Mould
  • Yeast
  • Dust
  • Fossil fuels
  • Pests
  • Chemicals
  • Heavy metals
  • Fabrics and materials.

Allergy or intolerance / sensitivity?

People often describe themselves as having a food allergy when what they are experiencing is an intolerance.

A true allergy is an immune response where the body identifies an item as an intruder and creates IgE antibodies. Symptoms can develop rapidly and can include: shortness of breath; hives on the skin; and upset stomach. In severe cases, people can go into anaphylactic shock and require urgent medical attention.  This type of reaction is commonly associated with nuts and shellfish.

A food sensitivity or intolerance is an adverse reaction to a food that does not involve the immune response (IgE). It is much more common than a food allergy and involves antibodies that provide long-term resistance to infections, called IgG, Symptoms can take time to show – even several days – and can include: digestive problems, bloating and discomfort, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, aches and pain, skin problems, behavioural issues and many other symptoms.

 How does this test compare to a blood test?

A double-blind study from a clinical pool of 1,800 patients comparing this method of testing with blood chemistry yielded a 97% correlation with blood chemistry. Our test is also non-invasive, more cost effective and simple to carry out, in person or with a hair sample.