Food Intolerance Testing & Nutritional Advice
Food Intolerance is a detrimental and often severe reaction to a certain food, drink or specific compound found in certain foods. It is not to be confused with a food allergy which causes fast acting antibody reactions, nor is it to be underestimated. The symptoms suffered as a result of intolerance can be delayed for several hours and sometimes days and it is for this reason that is usually quite difficult to detect. The symptoms of intolerance can include but are not limited to;
- Skin rashes, hives, dermatitis, eczema
- Nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma and coughing.
- Mouth ulcers, abdominal cramp, nausea, gas, diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel.
There are numerous ways to test for food intolerances in the industry. Here at Optimal Health & Wellness, we utilise a method that identifies what foods cause Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody production. Immunoglobulin G is the most abundant antibody present in all human bodily fluids and has the job of protecting against bacterial and viral infections. All that is required is a very small blood sample and 40 minutes of your time; 59 common food types are tested against. We do offer more comprehensive laboratory testing should this further investigation be necessary.
**Please note that an Immunoglobulin E (IgE) food allergy is not detected by our tests, nor is an non-immunological food intolerance such as lactose intolerance, which is due to an enzyme deficiency.
You do not need to prepare for a food intolerance test. We will discuss your specific complaints and concerns prior to conducting the test. Whilst the test develops the consultation will continue. The final results will display quite clearly what if any your specific intolerances are. The path forward from here will be dependent upon what your personal goals and achievements are, we will discuss this.
Nutritional Advice and Support
This particular part of our expertise has the broadest spectrum and is completely dependent upon you as an individual. As a result of varying health complaints, concerns and differing intolerances there is no one size fits all approach to this subject. It is also dictated by how much you wish to achieve and how far you want to progress with a radical improvement to your being. Your intention may be to simply identify food intolerance through testing or address a digestive issue with colonic hydrotherapy or you may want to start from the beginning and slowly, systematically revitalise your life utilising all services and taking full advantage of the bespoke programs formulated specifically for you here at the clinic.
The clinic was established with the intention of offering the most simplistic way of improving your health and wellbeing. We aim to achieve this by offering what we deem to be the most efficacious services available in one comfortable, reliable and supportive environment.