Lorisian Food Intolerance Testing

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Food Intolerance Testing

So what is food intolerance

Food intolerance is defined as difficulty digesting certain foods, producing an unpleasant reaction. Symptoms include:
• Bloating
• Stomach pain
• Gastric reflux
• Fatigue
• Low mood
• Weight gain
• Migraine
• Skin problems (eczema, itching, rashes)

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 Intolerance v Food allergy

Food allergy is very rare – in fact 2% of adults suffer from a food allergy. The best way of explaining the differences are here:

Food Intolerance – Food Allergy
Reactions up to 72 hours after eating  – Immediate reactions (2 hours or less)
Multiple foods can be involved – Rarely more than 1 to 2 foods
Any organ system can be affected – Primarily skin, airways and digestive system
Very common – Trace amounts of foods can cause reactions
Difficult to self-diagnose – Caused by raised IgE antibody
Symptoms can clear after avoidance (3-6 months)  – Lifelong

Symptoms of food intolerance can take up to 72 hours to appear after eating the trigger food or group of foods. On average people who suffer from food intolerances usually have between 4 and 8 trigger foods.

Many people suffer for years, having formed a coping mechanism to deal with the symptoms but being unable to enjoy a normal work and home life. Many people don’t realise that there are easy steps to take that could resolve their condition.

The Science

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).
A recent study has shown that those who eliminated trigger foods based on food-specific IgG test results had reductions in weight, body mass index, waist and hip circumference and improvements in all indicators of quality of life that were measured. The quality of life indicators included physical and emotional wellbeing, mental health, social life, pain levels and vitality.

Lorisian

Over 45% of the population react adversely to foods that they eat, which whilst not life threatening, can have a massive impact on someone’s quality of work and home life.
The way that food can affect our everyday life is often difficult to explain and it is common for people to try and eliminate foods from their diet to help themselves feel better. Often they don’t know which foods to try and eliminate and have to guess. Many people don’t know that identifying food intolerances† can be an important element of optimising health and wellbeing.

Lorisian, has over 35 years’ experience, specialising in laboratory tests that measure food triggers (food-specific IgG antibodies). Our results offer a fast track or starting point for an elimination diet. The tests are aimed at those that may have food intolerances, and those who want to optimise their diets by avoiding any foods that they are reacting to. Our aim is to promote wellbeing within the pressures of a modern lifestyle. There are 3 testing options available with reactions to 100, 150 or 208 different food ingredients tested.

Taking the Lorisian test

Lorisian food intolerance tests use a very simple finger prick blood collection wand system. Because the finger prick system is so easy to use, the sample can be taken in store, in pharmacy, in the clinic, gym, work place or at home.
The sample is then posted back to the Lorisian Laboratory (in a pre-paid envelope), tested and analysed for IgG antibody reactions to a maximum of 150 food and drink ingredients.

The step by step guide is in the pack, for any further instructions or guidance please contact:
0161 209 3980
info@movementandwellbeingclinic.co.uk
Ed Madeley M.Ost