Food Detective Intolerance Testing

Food Detective in-clinic testing

“The doctors of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas Edison”

Food Detective™ is a simple in-clinic finger-prick blood test that provides us with results to over 48 common food irritants. Specifically it tests for  blood-antibodies (IgG) in response to standard food proteins. The best thing about this test? You receive the results at your consultation! Testing takes only 40 minutes.

Foods Tested:

Cerealsgluten intolerance

Corn, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat.

Nuts & Beansnut intolerance

Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Cocoa Bean, Peanut, Legume Mix (pea, lentil, haricot), Soya Bean, Walnut.

Meatsmeat intolerance

Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork.

Fishfish intolerance

Freshwater Fish Mix (salmon, trout), Shellfish Mix (shrimp, prawn, crab, lobster, mussel), Tuna, White Fish Mix (haddock, cod, plaice)

Vegetablesvegetable intolerance

Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Leek, Peppers (red, green, yellow), Potato.

FruitsFruit intolerance

Apple, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit, Melon Mix (cantaloupe, water melon), Olive, Orange & Lemon, Strawberry, Tomato

Otherdairy intolerance

Egg (whole), Cow’s Milk, Garlic, Ginger, Mushroom, Tea, Yeast.

Food Detective™ is ideal for clients who believe they may be suffering from a food intolerance and have unexplained symptoms that may include one or more of the following:

Anxiety Arthritis Asthma
Bloating Chronic Fatigue Constipation
Diarrhoea Fibromyalgia Gastritis
Headaches Insomnia Itchy Skin
Malabsorption Water Retention Weight Issues

Although not life threatening, food intolerance should never be underestimated as its impact on sufferers can be significant, sometimes affecting their ability to live normal healthy lives. The incidence of food intolerance is extremely wide and it is estimated that 45% of the population could be affected.

Many people with food intolerance experience more than one symptom. Symptoms can often be vague and the root cause of the problem, food, is not always correctly diagnosed. Sufferers often complain of seeming to be in a ‘fog’, feeling bloated and being tired all the time.

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

Realising that your 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. In fact many food intolerance sufferers have commented post diagnosis and after having removed their problem foods that they realise they had been experiencing minor symptoms as a result of intolerance for their entire lives.

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This test can only be accessed in the context of a Naturopathy consultation. Request an Appointment or contact Sarah to find out if this test is appropriate for you.