We offer a simple finger-prick test to identify foods which may be causing an adverse effect. The test is a rapid colorimetric ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) for the measurement of IgG antibodies to a selection of commonly eaten foods. This is sent off to a Lab where their analysis looks at IgG immune responses, ie. delayed responses to foods. This differs from the NHS testing route which would look at IgE responses which are for immediate reactions.
Over 45% of the population react adversely to foods that they eat, which whilst not life threatening, can have a massive impact on someone’s quality of work and home life. Food intolerance may cause a range of symptoms including gut symptoms, bloating, headaches, migraines, low mood, fatigue, weight gain and skin problems
It is common for people to try and eliminate foods from their diet to help themselves feel better. Often they don’t know which foods to try and eliminate and have to guess. Should you have multiple intolerances then this method makes it extremely difficult to pinpoint the offending foods.
Testing is painless and the results are available within 7 days. The results are then discussed at a full consultation, which then looks at your whole diet, and other factors, such as stress, gut bacteria and enzyme levels, hormonal imbalances etc which may be affecting how you are feeling. I will suggest food replacements, and provide the advice and guidance you need implement any dietary changes with confidence and success.
Marianne Andrews – Nutritional Therapist
Marianne is currently (summer 2016) offering an initial consultation (75 minutes) including full dietary analysis and clinical allergy and intolerance test for £140.