Food Intolerance Testing Brisbane
The way that the human body responds to food can be quite complicated. Food intolerances, sensitivities and allergies can mimic other diseases and cause those with food sensitivities a great deal of pain and suffering. Food sensitivities often include rashes, migraines, eczema, headaches, asthma, nausea, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome or other related issues. According to some estimates, about 45% of the population is affected by some form of food intolerance.
Discovering what food(s) you have a sensitivity to can change your life and often it can do so in dramatic ways. It is important to note that there are many reasons that your body is rejecting a particular food. Heredity can play a role as can the existence of chemicals, pesticides, food dyes and colourings. The fact that food now includes artificial ingredients, chemicals and pesticides can make it more difficult to initially understand one’s food allergies or food-related issues. All of these factors underscore the great importance of food intolerance testing.
Food Intolerance Testing Brisbane: Discover the Foods That Are Making You Ill
Our range of Food Intolerance Testing Brisbane services at the Brisbane Livewell Clinic are fast, easy and very effective. If you have chronic pain or health issues that you just can’t seem to resolve, the problem could be food-related. We offer a test that reveals if a patient has IgG antibodies when he or she eats a portion of certain food.
We test for a variety of foods that are common among those with intolerances, including:
There are many more than those listed above, however, our Allergy & Food Intolerance Testing Brisbane experts can determine which tests to conduct for you, according to your symptoms.
What Will Be Included in the Food Intolerance Test?
Food Intolerance Testing includes testing for the following: Corn, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat, Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Cocoa Bean, Peanut, Legume Mix (pea, lentil, haricot), Soya Bean, Cocoa Bean, Coffee Bean, Sugar Cane, Walnut, Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Freshwater Fish Mix (salmon, trout), Shellfish Mix (shrimp, prawn, crab, lobster, mussel), Tuna, White Fish Mix (haddock, cod, plaice), Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Leek, Peppers (red, green, yellow), Potato, Apple, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit, Melon Mix (cantaloupe, watermelon), Olive, Orange & Lemon, Strawberry, Tomato, Egg (whole), Cow’s Milk, Garlic, Ginger, Mushroom, Tea, Yeast.
What Testing Options Are Available for Food Allergies?
Food Intolerance Testing is carried out in-house with a Finger Prick Blood Spot card which is then sent to the laboratory and tests 96 different foods. An initial consultation, testing, results and post-consultation can be completed within 2-3 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are food intolerance tests reliable?
Because IgG blood tests have not been proven to identify food sensitivities or allergies, there is a lack of evidence to support making changes based on their findings. There are so many different types of allergy tests out there and it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Our practitioner spends the time to get a clear diagnosis so that you end up with the right test.
What are the signs of food intolerance?
If you have chronic pain or health issues that you just can’t seem to resolve, the problem could be food related. We offer a test that reveals if a patient has IgG antibodies when he or she eats a portion of certain food. Common symptoms of food intolerance include:
- Abdominal pain
- Diarrhoea or constipation
- Joint pain
- Skin rash
- Depression or anxiety
How do I get tested for food intolerance?
Testing is completed by pressing small pinpricks of blood from your finger to a testing blotter.
What is the best test for food intolerance?
Testing IgG (delayed response) reactions to 96 foods. Testing completed at an external laboratory with results returned within three weeks
What are the 3 most common food intolerances?
Dairy, Egg and Seafood
Are food intolerance tests any good?
Yes, functional pathology testing provides practitioners with the best consultative process for the treatment of their patients.
Can your doctor do a food intolerance test?
Yes, a GP may refer you to a specialist for food intolerance testing.
Where do you get tested for food allergies?
Your naturopath can advise the IgA for food allergies that cause inflammation and in response to stress, disease, or alcohol.
Is hair testing accurate for food intolerance?
Hair analysis can be used for detecting many health issues including food intolerance.
What is the most accurate allergy testing for food?
You have two options when testing for allergies. A skin prick test or a blood test. Blood Testing is performed off-site in a laboratory. Allergy blood tests detect and measure the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in your blood.
How do I get a full allergy test?
Your naturopath will have two options when testing for allergies. A skin prick test or a blood test. Blood Testing is performed off-site in a laboratory. Allergy blood tests detect and measure the amount of allergen-specific antibodies in your blood.
Are allergy tests in Australia legit?
Yes, food allergy and food intolerance testing has enabled many Australians to eliminate and avoid foods that cause inflammation adverse reactions.
If you would like to discover more information about our leading Food Intolerance Testing Brisbane services, get in touch with our team today!