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The Untold Story of Food Intolerance Tests

Many people think they might have a food intolerance but don’t know what foods to avoid. A food intolerance test can help identify problematic foods that might be causing you symptoms such as bloating, headaches, skin rashes, brain fog and gut barrier issues such as leaky gut. A food intolerance is caused by an immune response to certain types of proteins in the food we eat and can manifest with various symptoms such as bloating, stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation, headaches, skin rashes or autoimmune conditions. It is different to food allergy testing which is usually done by an allergy specialist and often diagnosed during childhood.

How can you find out if you have a food intolerance? A blood test is an accurate way to know for sure. Another option is to start with an elimination diet that removes common allergens such as wheat and gluten containing foods from your diet for up to four weeks. If there are no improvements after three or four weeks, then it might be time to consider getting tested through either blood or skin prick testing. A food intolerance test can help identify problematic foods that might be causing you symptoms such as bloating, headaches, skin rashes or brain fog. If you suspect a food intolerance but aren't sure which food it is then a blood test may be the best option for determining if you have a reaction to any specific foods. Some people will try an elimination diet before resorting to a blood test, however these diets can be tiresome and difficult to adhere to. Something to note, it is advised to consume all foods prior to testing, as avoiding foods for a prolonged period before a food intolerance test may result in a false negative. If you're looking for a simpler and more cost-effective solution then you might want to consider an IgG food intolerance test. This test detects specific antibodies in the blood that will identify what foods are triggering your symptoms. It also only requires one sample and tests a range of different foods at once. These tests can be performed from home by purchasing a kit referred by your practitioner with results usually available in 2-4 weeks. Once you have your test results, a qualified nutritionist can help you create a tailored eating plan that will eliminate the foods triggering your symptoms and increase your quality of life. Food intolerance testing in Melbourne is available to people who have chronic health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, eczema or asthma, but it's also an option for anyone looking to improve their digestive health or manage autoimmune conditions.

What are the benefits? With a food intolerance test, you'll be able to identify which foods are causing problems and remove them from your diet without worrying about missing out on important nutrients. Want to know more about food intolerance testing and if it's right for you? Send an enquiry to: info@lovenutrition.com.au or phone on 0409 663 763.


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