Food Sensitivity Testing

Do you often feel unwell after eating certain foods?

Do you suffer with any of the following:

  • Unexplained fatigue, depression, “brain fog”, mood swings or anxiety
  • Constant bloating or wind
  • Frequent changes in stool texture and consistency
  • Post nasal drip (swallowing mucous) without having a cold or flu
  • migraines or headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) type symptoms
  • Skin rashes, psoriasis, dermatitis or eczema
  • Hey fever or asthma
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative Colitis)
  • Cognitive and psychological conditions such as, attention deficit, hyperactivity, autism, chronic fatigue syndrome and epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you may benefit from food sensitivity testing.

What is food sensitivity testing?

Food sensitivities can be caused by either an intolerance or an allergy to certain foods.

When we test for food intolerance, we test for Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody levels that are present to certain foods. An intolerance is indicated when there is a delayed reaction to an allergen (usually a food) and can be anywhere from several hours to days.

When we test for food allergies we look at Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. This type of reaction occurs at the same time or immediately after exposure to an antigen (food or inhalant).

How is the test performed?

This test requires a blood sample. Lauren will provide information on where to have this performed.

How long do the results take?

Usually within 4 weeks.

What happens when the I get my results?

Lauren will walk you through your results at your next consultation and answer any questions you have. She will also provide detailed advice about how to plan your diet around your test results. This includes guidance on food alternatives, what you should be avoiding and where to source ingredients.