Food Intolerance & Food Sensitivity Testing Using Kinesiology

 Dietary & Nutritional Advice

for Perthshire, Angus, Dundee, Tayside & Fife

What is a Food Intolerance?

Food intolerance is distinct from coeliac disease and also food allergy. Coeliac disease is the most severe form of gluten intolerance affecting around 1 per cent of the population and is caused when your immune system becomes sensitised to gliaden (a protein in gluten). The only way to diagnose coeliac is to ask your GP for a blood test to look for the antibodies. Food allergies are rare – probably less than 0.1 per cent of the population have a genuine wheat allergy – and again a blood test will be necessary to diagnose. If you think that you might be intolerant to gluten, then you should get yourself properly tested to exclude coeliac and wheat allergy.

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How Can I Test For Food Intolerance?

Food intolerance is much more common than food allergy and is not caused by the immune system. Intolerance is less straightforward to diagnose - kinesiology (muscle testing) is a non-invasive method of testing a variety of foodstuffs which the body may be finding difficult to tolerate at any given time. Following this an exclusion diet should be followed to see if the symptoms improve or resolve. This may be followed by a reintroduction phase in order that a clear diagnosis can be obtained.

What Symptoms May Suggest an Intolerance?

Dietary factors contributing to conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Bloating, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Asthma, Eczema, Migraine, Thrush, PMT, High Blood Pressure, Sinusitis, Skin Rashes, and Glue Ear in children can often be identified by food intolerance testing. Symptoms which may indicate headaches, low energy, tiredness, constipation, diarrhoea, chronic runny or blocked nose, etc. may also be caused by underlying food intolerance or sensitivity.

Your Food Intolerance Consultation

A food intolerance consultation will include muscle testing for the intolerances and advice regarding any required adjustments to diet and lifestyle. Assistance is offered to support these changes, such as nutritional advice and recipe suggestions. The initial consultation is followed-up in a further session, either face to face or by telephone. The initial consultation (including a telephone follow-up) costs £65 (£50 for a child).

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