Hadley Wood Healthcare
Food Sensitivity Test

Our testing method looks for reactions involving a specific antibody known as IgG in your blood. Reactions between certain foods and IgG antibodies can be associated with many diverse health concerns. Our testing method does not test your blood for the IgE (classic allergy) antibodies that are associated with severe, sometimes life threatening reactions to foods

A typical example of this would be nut allergy. You may have a positive IgE reaction to nuts but a negative IgG reaction to nuts using our food intolerance test. This means that you will still have to avoid eating nuts.

Classic allergy is commonly associated with a rapid onset of symptoms very soon after eating the offending food. Detecting such reactions is not difficult and does not always require a blood test. The more subtle IgG reactions may be related to a delayed onset, with more long term or chronic symptoms.

It is in this type of situation our test is indicated.

What symptoms can be related to food intolerance?

Food intolerance can manifest itself by producing a variety of symptoms and can affect almost any organ.

Often patients report multiple symptoms such as chronic migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, weight problems, depression, insomnia, constipation, asthma, anxiety, headaches,

hyperactivity syndrome, diarrhoea, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, skin problems, pre-menstrual syndrome, aches and pains.

Symptoms frequently persist for decades and patients often
report that multiple visits to their doctor have not resolved
their problems.

Cereals

Corn

Durum wheat

Gluten

Oat

Rice

Rye

Wheat

Meats

Beef

Chicken

Lamb

Pork

Fruits

Apple

Blackcurrant

Grapefruit

Melon mix:
(cantaloupe, water melon)

Orange & Lemon

Strawberry

Tomato

Nuts/Beans

Almond

Brazil nut

Cashew

Cocoa bean

Cola nut

Olive

Peanut

Soya bean

Walnut

Vegetables

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrot

Celery

Cucumber

Leek

Legume mix:
(pea, lentil, haricot)

Peppers:
(red, green, yellow)

Potato

Fish

Freshwater fish mix:
(salmon, trout)

Shellfish mix:
(shrimp, prawn, crab,
lobster, mussel)

Tuna

White fish mix:
(haddock, cod, plaice)

Other

Egg (whole)

"Cow’s milk"

Garlic

Ginger

Mushroom

Yeast

How to get tested

Getting tested could not be easier. If you are local to the clinic simply call our reception at Hadley Wood or Ayr and book in
for a test.

There is no special preparation for the test, just turn up and we
will take a finger prick sample of blood and if possible test it
while you wait.

Your results will be emailed or posted out when ready or you can book for a full consultation with one of our naturopaths who can discuss the results in more detail.

Book this test
at the Hertfordshire Clinic

or call 0208 441 8352

Book this test
at the Ayrshire Clinic

BOOK BY EMAIL

or call 01292 260334