Food intolerance can occur when the body has difficulty digesting certain foods.
When this occurs over time, large food particles (proteins) may enter the blood stream and this can cause inflammation.
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 food-specific IgG reaction should not be confused with food allergies, nor other types of food intolerances, which Lorisian do not test for. These include:
- Enzyme deficiencies e.g. lactose (milk sugar) intolerance
- Coeliac disease; requiring lifelong avoidance of gluten
- Chemical sensitivities e.g. histamine, tyramine, sulphites etc
Food intolerance can cause a wide range of disruptive symptoms such as digestive problems, eczema, migraines and headaches, fatigue, depression and low mood, joint pains and sinusitis.
This test examines IgG antibody reactions to 150 food ingredients. The test is simple to take and can be done at home. All that is required is a small blood sample, which involves a simple prick of the finger with a small, sterilised lancet. Each kit comes with a step-by-step leaflet to guide you through the process. Once the blood sample has been taken, this can be posted back to the laboratory in a pre-paid envelope.