Gut and Digestive Health

If you suffer from any of the conditions listed below then you may have a ‘Food Intolerance’

  • Constipation or Pellet-like Bowel Motions
  • Diarrhoea
  • Irritable bowel, Gut pain,
  • Nausea, Reflux or Heart burn
  • Skin rashes or Sensitive skin

The incidence of food intolerance is extremely wide, it is estimated that 45% of the population are affected.  Many people with food intolerance experience more than one symptom. Sufferers often complain of seeming to be in a ‘fog’, feeling bloated and being tired all the time. Symptoms can often be vague.

Essentially food intolerance is a body’s abnormal reaction to certain foods which can manifest in a number of ways. Some people will have one symptom such as a severe headache whilst others will experience irritable bowel syndrome, migraine and skin or respiratory conditions.

Realising that food is a catalyst for particular symptoms is not easy when, unlike the immediate reactive symptoms of food allergy, food intolerance symptoms often appear hours or even days later.  The “root cause” or food is not always correctly diagnosed.

Many food intolerance sufferers have commented after removing problem foods from their diet that they had been experiencing symptoms of their intolerance for their entire lives.

 

Testing

The clinic uses the following testing:

BioCompatibility Hair Test for 500 items

Cytotoxic Food Sensitivity (IgG) – Testing for 93 different foods, colours and preservatives.  This blood test is done through referral to a local lab.

Food Detective – testing 46 different foods.