A food intolerance can be defined as a detrimental reaction, often delayed, to a food, beverage, food additive, or compound found in foods that can produce unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms can include gut symptoms, bloating, migraines, low mood, weight gain, fatigue and skin problems. A food intolerance leads to incomplete digestion of certain foods and subsequent lack of absorption.
A food intolerance is different from an allergy. An allergy is an instant immune system response and considerably more serious. Intolerances are built up over time and are a response by the digestive system. Once identified, offending foods can be removed from the diet yielding improvements in digestion, energy levels and skin appearance.
If you haven't had an intolerance test before and not currently experiencing any noticeable symptoms, we would still recommend taking the test once as it’s always interesting to know if you’re living sub optimally.
Please contact us to arrange a test.
For Health and Hormone tests, we use Thriva. Thriva provide a subscription service where you can either purchase a package based on your preferences but they can also tailor the tests so you can add or remove certain checks i.e. you may not want your Vitamin D checked but instead you want your Testosterone levels included. The results that they provide include commentary from a Doctor and their subscription service allows you to monitor your progress through an app on your phone, again the Doctor will provide feedback on how your progress is going.
We feel a Health and Hormone check is an incredible way to ensure that you are able to maximise your health, energy and recovery – All of which play a vital role in achieving your goals.
If you have any questions about these tests, please contact us.