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.
When this test is not appropriate or suitable
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
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White fish mix:
Orange & Lemon
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.
For more information on our Naturopathic services click here.