Food Intolerance Testing
Over 45% of the population react adversely to foods that they eat because they have a food intolerance.
A food intolerance can occur when the body has difficulty digesting certain foods. When this occurs over time, larger food particles (proteins) may enter the blood stream and this can cause inflammation.
When foods and drinks are digested, the proteins within them are broken down into smaller fragments for easy absorption into the body. Larger fragments can pass through without breaking down, and sometimes the body reacts by attacking them using antibodies called Immunoglobulin G’s (IgG).
Food in tolerances are not not life threatening (unlike a food allergy) but they can have a massive impact on your quality of life.
Medically unexplained symptoms or ‘functional symptoms’ where doctors can’t find a problem with the body, account for up to 1/5 of all GP consultations in the UK.
These include symptoms such as tiredness, chronic fatigue (ME), depression, anxiety, IBS, fibromyalgia, headaches and migraines, skin rashes and joint pains, runny nose and sinusitis ⬇️
🔺Choose to remove foods from their diet by second guessing and risking further health problems
🔺Seek support from a nutritionist and try an elimination diet and challenge method which can be very laborious and not ideal if your symptoms are significant
🔺Take a food intolerance test to identify their food triggers and fast-track their elimination diet
I am a qualified and registered practioner for Lorisian, a company that has over 30 years’ experience, specialising in laboratory tests that measure food triggers (food-specific IgG antibodies).
The results offer a fast track or starting point for an elimination diet which I can then support you with.
Tests available through Wakeman Nutrition:
Lorisian specialises in offering laboratory tests that measure food-specific IgG antibodies, which are sometimes referred to as food intolerances†.
We work with practitioners in a wide range of fields, as well as serving sports teams and corporate health professionals. In each case we can provide a solution for identifying their client's individual food triggers and helping them to optimise their diets.
Lorisian's parent company, YorkTest, was set up in 1982 and has designed, developed and manufactured their food-specific IgG enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test since 1998.
Our food-specific IgG method has had more papers published about its performance than any other type of food intolerance† test on the market.
Lorisian aims to provide the maximum benefit and support for sufferers of a food intolerance† by pinpointing and advising on dietary changes.. We have data sets that support a reproducability of greater than 98%. This is because the Lorisian Laboratory uses consistent and controlled manufacturing processes and operating procedures.
†Lorisian define food intolerance as a food-specific IgG reaction. Food intolerance is a condition with a range of symptoms including gut symptoms, bloating, headaches, migraines, low mood, fatigue, weight gain and skin problems. These symptoms must always be checked out by a Medical Professional. If you have clients that have seen a Medical Professional but have not been given a diagnosis for their symptoms then they may be suffering from food intolerance.