Hands up if you think you have some kind of food intolerance? Something that doesn’t quite agree with you? You're not alone. 45% of the population have varying degrees of food intolerances.
It’s really important to fix this, especially if you’ve had niggly issues for years (see below). This is because food intolerance causes low-grade inflammation throughout the body if your system doesn’t like something you are repeatedly eating, and it will almost certainly lead to worse to come in the future, because that’s the way these things work. All chronic disease is caused by inflammation of one sort or another.
Read on to find out a bit more about the symptoms of food intolerance so you can decide if a test is something you need to do. I’ll also tell you a bit about the cost of tests and how to do them.
Just in case you are wondering, if you have a food intolerance (not the same as an allergy, see here), you don’t have to remove the food forever. But it’s important to know that it’s not enough to just take the food out and not do anything about it.
If you find you have a food intolerance, this is your body telling you your gut needs some TLC to restore, rebalance and heal. Without this vital step, you’re likely to end up (over time) with more intolerances and more symptoms.
Do you have a food intolerance?
- Do you experience any of the following:
- Weight that won’t shift
- Coughs (frequent)
- Runny nose
- Itchy or overly waxy ears
- Stomach ache
- Irritable bowel
- Blocked nose
- Ear Infections
If you suspect you have a food intolerance, testing is the first step so you can actually start putting it right. However, if the symptoms don’t bother you enough to actually do anything about it (like temporarily remove offendingfoods and heal the gut), you will be wasting your money.
How to test
This kind of test is a finger prick blood test. You send the test back to the lab and get the results within a week or so.
How much do tests cost?
Various tests at different price points are available (just depends on whether you want to do a test that sees how you stack up against anywhere between 50 and 150+ foods). Prices range from £67.00 to £299.00. My advice would be to get the most comprehensive you can afford.
I want everyone to be able to experience these kind of tests with the right back up after the test, so book through me, and receive a free nutritional coaching session to help you understand the report and implement any changes.
If you have any questions about food intolerance testing and whether it’s right for you, message me, comment or book a free discovery click here.