Food Intolerance Testing

Bloated after eating certain foods?  Tired at certain times of the day? Could you be suffering from food intolerance? 


Pinpointing the foods that don’t suit us as individuals can sometimes be difficult so completing a food intolerance test can be very useful. Once we’ve identified your problem foods, we help you exclude them in the healthiest way possible, with expert nutritional support and guidance.

Food intolerances can present as a huge range of symptoms including;

 

✘ Digestive problems
✘ Respiratory conditions: Rhinitis/sinusitis
✘ Skin conditions: urticaria, rashes, eczema
✘ Fertility and hormone imbalances
✘ Weight gain
✘ Headaches and migraines
✘ Fatigue and low mood

What are the benefits of booking a Food Detective™ Intolerance Test?

 

✔ Tests 60 common foods- including gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, eggs, meat, fish and all grains.
✔ Completely painless test- a finger prick blood sample.
✔ Super fast results- same day results. 

Thriving Packages

Food Intolerance Test + Nutrition Consultation for €200

 

Includes:
☑ Food Intolerance Test
☑ Face to face 60 minute Consultation.
☑ Nutritional Assessment
☑ Personalised Gut health Program
☑ Customised Shopping List
20 minute Phone Call For Follow-Up Support

 

Food Intolerance Test for €110

 

Includes:
☑ Food Intolerance Test.
☑ Gut Health Program.
30 Minute Duration.

 
 
 
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How does the Food Detective™ work?

Food Detective measures IgG antibodies which may be linked to inflammatory conditions in the body, manifesting in a range of health issues.

The technology used in the Food Detective is Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), the same laboratory method used for most hospital lab-tests for antibodies. ELISA is used daily throughout Ireland to test for serious conditions such as HIV, Hepatitis and most infectious diseases.

Symptoms of food intolerance

As mentioned above, food intolerance is a condition with a wide range of symptoms. 

Here are some of the symptoms related to Food Intolerances:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aches and Pains
  • Acne
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Itching
  • Fluid Retention
  • Headaches
  • Hyperactivity
  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Rashes
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Tension
  • Tiredness
  • Urticaria
  • Weight loss/Weight Gain
  • Wheezing
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Which 59 food does The Food Detective™ test for?

Cereals
Corn, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat.

Nuts & Beans
Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Cocoa Bean, Peanut, Legume Mix (pea, lentil, haricot), Soya Bean, Walnut.

Meats
Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork.

Fish
Freshwater Fish Mix (salmon, trout), Shellfish Mix (shrimp, prawn, crab, lobster, mussel), Tuna, White Fish Mix (haddock, cod, plaice)

Vegetables
Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Leek, Peppers (red, green, yellow), Potato.

Fruits
Apple, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit, Melon Mix (cantaloupe, water melon), Olive, Orange & Lemon, Strawberry, Tomato

Other
Egg (whole), Cow's Milk, Garlic, Ginger, Mushroom, Tea, Yeast.


What is the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance?

Food allergy is not the same as food intolerance!  Here are the key differences:

Food Intolerance

  • Reactions are usually delayed and symptoms may take several days to appear.
  • You can be intolerant to several different food groups at the same time.
  • Sufferers can experience multiple symptoms, from migraine to bloating, diarrhoea, lethargy and a general feeling of unwellness.

Food Allergy

  • Reactions usually occur quickly, with a maximum of 2 hours after exposure to the ‘reactive’ food.
  • Food allergy involves the body’s immune system and is a reaction to a specific food.
  • Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, rashes, swelling, runny nose and anaphylactic shock. These can potentially be life threatening.