Food Intolerance Test

Food Intolerance Testing – IgG

Food Intolerance

A study in 2012 showed that those who eliminated food intolerances had reductions in weight, body mass index, waist and hip circumference with improvements in all indicators of quality of life.

Food intolerances are common. Over 45% of the population react adversely to foods that they eat. This can have a massive impact on a person’s quality of life.

Often people try to eliminate suspected foods from their diet, however these are not easy to distinguish from and other foods. Multiple foods can be involved, with any organ affected.

Reactions can occur up to 72 hours after eating and may be mild, so hard to distinguish.

Food Allergy

Food allergies are relatively rare, with about 2% of the population affected. Reactions are immediate and strong (less than two hours). Usually only a few foods are involved and affected areas are skin, airways and digestive system.  Testing is typically an IgE blood test.

Food allergies can have quite severe and life threatening consequences and the food must be excluded from the diet for life.

What’s on Offer

I typically offer food intolerance testing as food allergy testing can easily be done through one’s doctor if there are suspected issues.

A couple of the intolerance tests available are from Lorisian Labs and Cambridge Nutritional Sciences.  Which specific test would depend on your particular needs and budget.