A food intolerance is a sensitivity to a particular food. Your body can only process the food you are intolerant to in small amounts.
There are various levels of sensitivity, meaning that people with dairy intolerances (lactose), for example, can consume dairy twice a week and experience no negative reactions. Others might be able to tolerate milk only once a month.
If you have a sensitivity to certain foods and you eat these foods everyday, you may develop a food intolerance. The proteins in these foods damage the lining of your gut and pass through into the bloodstream. This can lead to further sensitivities thanks to a compromised gut lining.
Feelings of discomfort and fatigue are often signs that the food you eat daily is causing problems.
The dietary requirements for each person is different. What might agree with one person might not bring harmony to another. The causes of long term illnesses can sometimes be as simple as not eating the right type of foods for your body.
As part of the testing procedure we remove all offending foods for 12 weeks. We then help repair the protective gut lining. After that we reintroduce foods slowly. This helps us determine the foods cause a reaction. We also learn what your tolerance level for a particular food is.
Your therapist takes a pinprick blood sample and tests it against 50+ of the most commonly consumed foods.
Blood sample tests are more accurate than hair analysis or Bio-resonance testing.
The test will show IgG‘s in the blood against foods. The results show is certain foods trigger a negative response.
These tests, combined with an elimination diet, give you a clear picture of which foods you can have occasionally and which you should almost totally avoid.
Effects of Intolerances
The effects of an intolerance can be severe, with a vast array of symptoms. Intolerances differ from allergies in that food allergies display strong symptoms and manifest almost instantly. Food allergies can be life threatening. The symptoms of an intolerance to a food, on the other hand, are slower to appear. They are also triggered by an accumulation of problem food particles in the body.
Symptoms vary immensely but include:
- Skin reactions like eczema
- Digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Weight gain
- Joint pain
- Upset stomach
- Itchy skin
It is registered as an in vitro Point of Care diagnostic test with EU & Irish health authorities.
Take a food intolerance test in Dublin today with a qualified nutritional therapist. See how much better you could feel!
The food intolerance test includes a 90min consultation. The fee is €175
List of Foods tested:
Oats, Wheat, Rice, Corn, Rye, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Almond, Brazil nut, Cashew, Tea, Walnut, Cow’s Milk, Whole Egg, Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Pork, White Fish (Haddock, Cod & Plaice), Freshwater Fish (Salmon & Trout), Tuna, Shellfish mix (Shrimp, Prawn, Crab, Lobster & Mussel), Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Leek, Potato, Celery, Cucumber, Peppers (Red, Green & Yellow), Legume mix (Peas, Lentils & Haricot beans), Grapefruit, Melon Mix (Watermelon, Cantaloupe), Grapefruit, Peanut, Soya Bean, Cocoa Bean, Apple, Blackcurrant, Olive, Orange & Lemon, Strawberry, Tomato, Ginger, Garlic, Mushroom, Yeast.
Where to find Bia Beo Food Intolerance Testing Clinic in Dublin
25 Suffolk St, Dublin 2