What is food intolerance?

Food intolerance is when someone shows adverse reactions to different foods within their diet. Symptoms include bloating, headache, fatigue, diarrhoea, irritable bowel and other gastroenterology and dermatology related conditions.

Unlike a food allergy which closes up your throat, food sensitivities create chronic inflammation in the gut which can affect the way nutrients are metabolised, and if severe, allow faecal matter into your bloodstream.

Nordic Labs Food Panel

Symptoms of food intolerance can be multifaceted and can appear within a few hours or a few days after consumption of the food. This makes it rather difficult for a practitioner and the patient to identify the food responsible for the symptoms. The need then arises for a quick diagnostic tool that can identify foods causing the adverse reaction and aid the homeopathic practitioner to consider therapeutic options to alleviate the patient’s symptoms.

We use the a test provided by Nordic Labs, a lab based in Denmark, to determine which foods you need to avoid

The Nutrismart test allows you to choose whether you would like to test for 96 different foods or 184 foods.

The process

Finger prick

Once you have confirmed your selection a kit is shipped to your home. You will need to do a quick finger-prick and collect the blood on a card, included in your kit.

If you are unsure of the process or would prefer someone else to assist. Dr Faseeha will happily assist with this process.

The sample is then collected via courier and shipped to Nordic Labs.

Results are usually available 7 days after arriving at Nordic Labs.

Customised treatment plan

After the test results are received, we will discuss the impact your diet has on your health concerns. A customised treatment plan is created for you in order to reduce the inflammation, repair the gut and get you back to optimal health.

For more information, or to book a Food Panel Test please contact Homeopath on Main.

Contact Dr Esmailjee today to schedule an appointment