Brandwood Clinic offers a comprehensive range of options for Food Intolerance Testing.
From a blood sample we test your tolerance levels against a variety of foods. You will receive a full report giving a breakdown within each food group of the individual foods with a reactivity score for each. These scores fall into one of three categories, a normal response, borderline response and elevated response.
All the foods featured in the elevated response category will be also listed separately.
At your second appointment, which is included in the price, we will discuss the results and help you to create a plan to see how these identified foods could be causing intolerance issues. We will then advise on the best method to resolve this.
Our tests fall into three categories, noting the quantity of foods tested:
- Food Intolerance 40 – £200
- Food Intolerance 120 – £265
- Food Intolerance 200 – £370
The more common foods are in the Food Intolerance 40 test which is suitable for the majority of people. The full list of foods covered within the tests can be seen in the image alongside (click to enlarge).
If you have any questions about these tests or to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Food intolerance is more common than food allergy and is not caused by the immune system. The onset of symptoms can be slower, and may be delayed by many hours after eating the offending food. The symptoms may last for several hours, into the next day and sometimes longer. Intolerance to several foods or a group of foods is not uncommon.
With food intolerance, some people can cope with a reasonable amount of the food, but if it is consumed heavily or too often the symptoms occur because the body cannot tolerate unlimited amounts.
The symptoms caused by food intolerance are varied but generally of a gastrointestinal nature. Commonly these will be bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and irritable bowel but can also include skin rashes and sometimes fatigue, joint pains, dark circles under the eyes, night sweats and other chronic conditions.
There can be many varied symptoms of food intolerance. Common symptoms often associated with food intolerance include:
- Abdominal pains
- Aches and pains
- Acid reflux
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Skin problems (acne, rosacea)
- Stomach cramps
- Urticaria (hives/angry-looking rash – often itchy)
- Weight loss