Food Intolerance

Food Intolerance

Perhaps you are suffering from a chronic condition, or you just don’t feel 100% or perhaps you suffer from bloating and digestive problems. If that is the case then it could simply be the food you are eating is affecting your body.

Food Intolerance is a reaction to food that may cause unpleasant symptoms and is associated with a host of chronic conditions. Symptoms can occur swiftly after eating an offending food but they can also take as long as five days to occur meaning that it can be very difficult working out exactly which foods you are reacting to.

Wouldn't it be great to know which foods you could eat with confidence and which you are best avoiding?

Symtoms of food intolerance include:

  • Lack of energy
  • Bloating
  • Wind
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Gas, cramps or bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Irritability or nervousness
  • Anxiety (acute or chronic)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Bed wetting
  • Bronchitis
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Depression
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • Headaches
  • Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy skin problems
  • Malabsorption
  • Migraine
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Water retention
  • Weight control problems

Two types of Testing for food intolerances or reactions.

1) At home skin prick IgG test

We offer a simple at home skin prick IgG test. You have a range of different test panels which test for different foods so you can check for the foods you are eating most regularly or are curious about ranging from an easy indicator test which can be easily upgraded to a full panel or you can go straight to the full panels that check  40, 120 or 200+ foods.

The full food panels and upgrades can be found here:

2) Cyrex Food Immune Reactivity Tests. IgG and IgA

Comprehensive Cyrex tests check IgG and IgA reactions to raw, modified (cooked foods), food enzymes, lectins and artificial food additives such as meat glue, gums and colourings. 

IgA immunoglobulins increase in response to foods when the foods we eat cause inflammation

The aim of the Cyrex test is to allow for the early detection of dietary-related triggers of autoimmune reactivity and it can also monitor the efficacy of customised dietary protocols.

An IgG reaction to food proteins suggests tolerance related to immune cell reaction. Repeated exposure, inflammation, and immune reactivity contribute to sensitivity and high IgG in response to food proteins.

The Cyrex food panels are suitable for individuals with unexplained symptoms whether gastrointestinal, neurological, dermatological or behavioural in nature.

 

Our Cyrex Tests

Ranging from the Comprehensive Multiple Food Reactivity Screens that can check for either 90 or 180 foods, a panel checking reactions to wheat and gluten along with a separate panel that checks for cross reactivity to gluten through to a value for money combination that includes the 3 most popular tests  meaning our range of Cyrex tests that check for reactions to foods has got you covered.

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The laboratories are closed from the 28th March – 2nd April for the Easter Holiday.