Food Detective™ – Intolerance Test

Naturopath - Renece Lovett BHSc(Naturopathy), A.T.M.S

The Food Detective™ Test is a world first in-clinic IgG intolerance test with results available in 40 minutes. The test is simple, safe, accurate and fast.

A blood sample (finger prick) assesses the 59 most common foods involved in food intolerance including:

Milk: Cows, Rice, Almond, Soy

Cereals: Wheat, Corn, Gluten, Oats, Rye, Rice

Nuts & Legumes: Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Peanuts, Legume Mix (pea, lentil, haricot), Soy Bean

Meat: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork

Fish: Freshwater Fish Mix, Shellfish Mix, Tuna, White Fish Mix (haddock, cod)

Vegetables: Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Leek, Peppers (red, green, yellow), Potato

Fruits: Apple, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit, Melon Mix, Olive, Orange & Lemon, Strawberry, Tomato

 

Food Intolerance vs Food Allergy

The majority of food reactions are caused by a food intolerance (also known as food sensitivity).

The onset of food intolerance symptoms may be delayed and the response may last for up to 48 hours thus food intolerance is difficult to self-diagnose. Food intolerance involves IgG antibodies and will not be picked up via skin prick tests as these are designed for IgE mediated reactions (allergy).

A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system responds to otherwise benign proteins (allergens) as though they are threats to the system. The response is generally immediate after ingestion of the food (or within 2 hours).

In a classic reaction, the immune system produces IgE antibodies and when these react with the allergen allergic symptoms appear such as itching, swelling, hives & breathing difficulties. Although usually mild, allergic reactions can be very serious.

 

Symptoms & Conditions commonly involving Food Intolerance:

Anxiety (Acute & Chronic)

Arthritis

Asthma

Bed Wetting

Bloating

Bronchitis

Coeliac Disease

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Constipation

Diarrhoea

Fibromyalgia

Gastritis

Headaches

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Insomnia & Sleep Disturbances

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Itchy Skin Problems

Malabsorption

Migraine

Water Retention

Weight Control Problems

 

Cost: $255 (75 minutes)

*Health Fund Rebates Available