Food Intolerance Testing Brisbane

 

In Brisbane, more and more people are consulting their local GP or health care provider for food intolerance testing.  This usually occurs after adverse reactions to the consumption of certain foods.

There is significant individual differences in the way our bodies react to different foods that we choose to consume as part of our diets.  Sometimes food sensitivities and allergies can cause similar symptoms to other diseases and often be quite painful.  Most estimates suggest that up to 1/3 of the population will suffer from some form of food allergy at one point in their lives.  So, if you have a reaction or feel that something is not quite right, then it is important to do something about it.

 

Symptoms of food intolerance can include:

 

  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Asthma
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • IBS

 

What is Food Intolerance?

Is when your body abnormally reacts to the consumption of certain foods.  You can rest assure that food intolerance is not going be life threatening, however symptoms can be quite severe.  Sometimes the cause is unclear as the onset of symptoms can be delayed for hours if not days after the consumption of food.

 

Why Does You Body Respond Badly To Some Foods?

There are a variety of reasons why your body my react to the consumption of certain foods.  Here are some common factors to consider:

 

  • Genes
  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Food Dyes
  • Colourings
  • Artificial Ingredients

 

What Are The Foods That Are Problematic?

Food intolerance testing is often recommended for people who have chronic health conditions or unresolved gut issues.  One test that we offer determines if the patient has igG antibodies after eating certain foods.

There is some strong evidence from clinical studies to suggest that the elimination of IgG antibodies from diets improve IBS, ADHD, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Problems, Depression and Obesity.

 

Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance

Food allergies are different from a food intolerance.  A food allergy (e.g., peanut) usually results in a much more severe reaction from the bodies immune system after the consumption of the food.  The human body will usually react within 2 hours after the consumption of food.  Therefore, it is usually very clear what food is the cause.

 

Symptoms of Food Allergies may include

 

  • Skin rashes
  • Swelling
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

 

Food allergies affect approximately 2-3% of the Brisbane population

 

Common Symptoms of Food Intolerance

 

  • Headaches or fogginess in the head
  • Trouble losing weight
  • Gut problems or feeling of being bloated after eating
  • Lack of energy
  • Itchy skin

 

What Is Included In A Food Intolerance Test?

 

There are a number of food intolerances that we can test for.  Some include:

 

  • Almond
  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Soya
  • Seafood
  • Carrot
  • Yeast
  • Cabbage
  • Meat
  • Olive
  • Leek
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Apple

 

 

How Long Will It Take?

From initial consultation to the results being know, usually takes about 1 week, including any additional testing related to gut health.

 

Then What?

If it is determined that you have a food intolerance, our practitioners will help you to change your diet to eliminate the problematic foods.  We will conduct follow up testing over the following weeks and months to ensure that the problem has been rectified.

 

We also do food allergy testing