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Food Intolerance Test

Food sensitivity or food intolerance: where, when, how? Common food intolerances to gluten; wheat intolerance; dairy; yeast; alcohol; histamine… Food sensitivity or food intolerance are hard to identify ourselves. HERE’S WHY…


Clients for functional nutrition in London may have lots of test results to hand. Every one of them has produced VARYING DATA. How unhelpful is that? We understand your frustration at Susannah Makram Clinics.


Allergy or Intolerance

Only about 2% of the adult population are affected. A FOOD ALLERGY is a SWIFT RESPONSE by the body’s immune system to a specific food. Reactions to food allergy are immediate by raised levels (2 hours or less)….

 food intolerance symptoms

food intolerance symptoms

Keep reading for the symptoms of food intolerance. So, they’re difficult to self diagnose. Also, food intolerance test results aren’t helpful if we don’t:

(i)    Know where the triggers can be found in our day to day diet
(ii)   How long we need to avoid the foods
(iii)  Know why we are suddenly reacting to food we ate without any problems whole our entire lives. Does this mean we have to              avoid all these food completely now forever?

That’s not all…

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

Food Intolerance Symptoms

Food intolerance symptoms — bloating; eczema; sinus problems, lead us to ask: is the food we’re eating making us ill?      [tweetthis hidden_hashtags=”#foodintolerance”]Do you think that the foods you are eating are making you ill?[/tweetthis]
Genuine food allergy is relatively rare. Food intolerance symptoms like migraine, tiredness, bloating affect up to 45% of us. Why? 

Many Symptoms can be linked to food intolerance and they include…

Abdominal pain | Aches and pain | Acne | Bloating | Constipation | Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Diarrhoea | Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema | Fatigue | Irritable Bowel Syndrome | Itching | Fluid Retention | Headache | Hyperactivity | Migraine | Nausea | Rashes | Rhinitis | Sinusitis | Stomach Cramps | Tension | Tiredness | Urticaria or Hives | Weight Loss/ Weight Gain

An Independent Customer Survey conducted by Allergy UK (2007), carried out on 5,286 people – the results were then divided into patient groups and the findings are summarised here:

Main Medical Condition Reported                  % of People Who Reported Moderate to High Benefit

Gastro-Intestinal  e.g. IBS, Bloating etc                                          80%
Respiratory  e.g. Asthma, Breathing Difficulties, Rhinitis           72%
Neurological  e.g. Migraine, Headaches                                        78%
Dermatological  e.g. Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis                                 76%
Musculo-Skeletal  e.g. Arthritis, Rheumatism                                64%
Psychological  e.g. Depression, ADHD, Panic Attacks                  81%
Others  e.g. Lethargy, General Feeling of Malaise                          79%


Food Intolerance Symptoms

Food Intolerance Symptoms

There are no international standards available for tests that measure food-specific IgG antibodies. The only way that a particular food specific IgG test can be shown to be valid is by carrying out clinical trials.

Benefits of Food Intolerance Testing at Susannah Makram Clinics:

| Hospital standard laboratory tests

| Utilising laboratories with over 30 years’ experience in the field of diagnostic testing

| Four tests available at Susannah Makram Clinics

| Fast turnaround of results

| Comprehensive results reported as individual food tested by name labelled as having: – Reaction, Borderline, No Reaction and  applied to be Safe, Clinical, Practical, Effective for you and your needs inside your Naturopathic Portfolio
If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of making drastic changes you’re not alone. Many tests produce false positives. Take the right test but not without seeking advice to unlock your potential – your Body Youth Code.



IBS and SIBO can be confused. However, there is no denying the existence of SIBO by the medical community. Here’s how to fix SIBO after we confirm the tiredness and the bloating is causing it. To know what is SIBO is to know who’s likely to have it. When we have IBS the nerve endings in our gut are always firing. This creates a condition of visceral hypersensitivity, so our gut is more sensitive than it should be. What triggers this?
The link between our emotions and digestion system makes sense: the gut has been called our second brain. Our gut contains more nerve cells than even our spinal cords.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth aka SIBO refers to a condition whereby:

  1. Abnormally large numbers of bacteria (usually defined as at least 100,000 bacteria per ml of fluid) are present in the small intestine &
  2. The types of bacteria in the small intestine resemble more the bacteria of the colon than the small intestine.

How to fix SIBO

The majority of our gut bacteria should be in the colon. Bacteria can migrate backwards into the small intestine. Or, when there is low stomach acid or poor pancreatic enzyme production, bacteria in the small intestine can overgrow. When any of these happen it causes symptoms, such as diarrhoea, gas, or bloating.

Sibo and IBS

What are they? Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is one of more than 20 functional gastrointestinal disorders FGIDIBS and SIBO continued.

Studies show 50% patients diagnosed with IBS actually have an underlying imbalance called SIBO.

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Symptoms IBS

Breaking research from UNC shows that IBS patients depending on their sub-type–or primary symptom such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating–have different clusters of microbes. i.e. Constipation predominant IBSers will have similar flora clusters compared to other IBS-C patients –and this differs compared to IBS-D patients etc.

Sibo symptoms

Do you wake up with a flat belly and by the end of the day look six months pregnant? Even if you have not experienced abdominal bloating to such an extreme, any amount of bloating is not normal. It is a sign of intestinal inflammation or poor gut health. If you are having gas and/or bloating regularly, you could have food sensitivities +/- a gut infection, such as SIBO. Certain strains of bacteria feed off of refined carbohydrates. These strains break them down into short-chain fatty acids, creating gas and causing bloating.

Another strain of bacteria can break down bile salts before your body has a chance to use them. Bile salts are crucial for the breakdown of fats. Without bile salts, the end result is fat malabsorption or diarrhea.

Finally, a third type of bacteria can produce toxins. These damage the lining of the small intestine. This prevents your body from absorbing the nutrients you need, much like what we see with a leaky gut.



10 Risk Factors For SIBO

  1. Low stomach acid 2. Irritable bowel syndrome 3. Coeliac disease (long-standing) 4. Crohn’s disease 5. Prior bowel surgery 6. Diabetes mellitus – Diabetes type I and Diabetes type II 7. Multiple courses of antibiotics 8. Organ system dysfunction, such as liver cirrhosis, chronic pancreatitis, or renal failure 9. Heavy alcohol use has long been recognised in association with SIBO 10. Overall there appears to be a moderate association between (the) Oral Contraceptive Pill (s) OCPs and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and likely, given links, therefore SIBO

Why spend time being treated for the wrong thing? Why repeat what wasn’t working?  [tweetthis]We wouldn’t buy the same broken gift we returned in the past – why do we do this with our bodies? [/tweetthis]

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