Call Helen Kenny Nutrition 089 4974727 Optimum Nutrition-Your Path to Optimum Health

Food Intolerance Test

Food Allergy

A food allergy is an instant reaction to a food, the reaction causes an obvious inflammatory response and usually occurs within one hour of eating the offending food. True allergies are quite rare and affect about 10% of the population.

 

Food Intolerances

Food intolerances on the other hand affect up to 45% of the population and can be difficult to identify. A food intolerance is your body’s abnormal reaction to certain foods, which causes the immune system to ‘attack’ food in the same way it would a bacteria and virus. This in time will deplete the body and may cause more serious conditions over time. A food intolerance test is carried out at the first consultation. When the offending foods are identified and eliminated, and a programme designed to repair and strengthen the body, the immune system’s reaction to these foods can be switched off and the foods can be re-introduced over time without symptoms.

 

The food intolerance test checks over 114 foods including:

  • Dairy Products – Cow’s milk, yogurt, cheese, cream.

  • Grains – Wheat, Oats, Rye, Barley.

  • Yeast, Sugars.

  • Tea, Coffee, Chocolate.

  • All fruits including citrus fruit.

  • Food additives and food colourings.