Food Intolerance Testing

Is the food you eat making you sick? You may suffer with food intolerances, or there may be something else going on with your digestive system. 

Sometimes, testing is the shotcut route to find out what’s really going on.

Common symptoms of food intolerance are:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Excess gas/flatulence
  • Headaches
  • Low mood
  • Hives/eczema

Food intolerances are delayed immune reactions. This means that the symptoms you are experiencing may or may not be related to your latest meal. It could be from something you had the day before or something you eat a lot of, often.

Sometimes general poor digestive function is an underlying cause of multiple food intolerances. If you feel that what you are eating may contribute to the symptoms you are currently experiencing then a simple test can take some of the guess work out of the equation.

 

The Food Intolerance Test check for 52 of them most common foods eaten on a daily basis. These include:

  • Wheat
  • Cow’s milk
  • Gluten
  • Soy
  • Whole egg
  • Shell fish
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Tomatoes
  • Citrus fruit
  • Rice

And many more.

What to expect at your test appointment:

The test is done by a using a few drops of blood taken from your finger and developed on a tray, using the ELISA method. This is currently the standard method for checking IgG antibodies in the blood. Developing your food intolerance test takes about 45 min. During this time we will also  will go through your current signs and symptoms as well as your current diet.

Once we have the results a straightforward treatment plan will be advised. Your treatment plan will include guidance on how to eliminate your trigger foods from your diet, what foods to replace the trigger foods with, gentle support for your digestive system and some recipes to help you implement any dietary changes necessary.

You will then be sent home to get started with your new recommendations and we will do a follow up to asses your progress after 5 weeks. During the follow up consultation we will address any further questions you have and make any adjustments to your treatment plan, if necessary.

 Cost of food intolerance testing €130 which includes initial consultation + test.

Perhaps you have had been diagnosed with food intolerances already, but still feeling overwhelmed with what to eat and what not to eat? Perhaps your digestive system is still giving you problems?

 

If you need more help on how to manage your food intolerances and heal your digestive system, THIS programme is for you.

 

Further testing available:

If you suffer from on going digestive problems which find seem hard to resolve, I can also offer you stool testing. An initial consultation is done to gather information about your current and past history of symptoms and what you eat. You will then be sent home with a test kit to collect the sample in the comfort of your own home. Once the sample is collected it will be couriered to the lab in Germany for analysis.

Once I receive your laboratory test result we will schedule a follow up consultation where I will go through any findings with you as well as the best course of action to deal with any underlying causes of your symptoms.

If you have had ongoing digestive issues for years and are still looking for answers a comprehensive stool analysis can often give a broad picture of what’s actually going on and help you find the answers so healing can finally take place.

This test can check for any or all of the following, as appropriate

  • Candida
  • Leaky gut
  • Intestinal colonisation
  • Intestinal infammation
  • Parasites
  • Pathogenic bacteria

If you are interested in food intolerance testing or further digestive function testing then contact me

Cost of digestive functional testing €135.00 (Includes initial consultation + 1 follow up, most appropriate testing as discussed, detailed treatment protocol incl. supporting recipes) NB. It does not include the cost of the actual test itself.

 

Appointments available in:

Horan’s Healthstore, Lower Cork St, Mitchelstown, co. Cork

Horan’s Healthstore, St Patrick st, Fermoy, co. Cork

Call Linn for further information and to book your consultation.

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