Food Intolerance Testing blood testing is now available at our clinic. It is used to determine whether any of the foods you are eating are the cause of uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea water retention, weight gain or headaches.
We use the latest tests for IBS.
One of the tests we use is called the Comprehensive Parasitology. This test measures bad bacteria, yeast overgrowth such as Candida and looks for every type of parasite present in your stool. One or more of these factors may be causing your IBS symptoms.
In fact we have found that many of our patients have picked up some bacteria or a parasite either in the UK or from travel abroad. Other patients have taken antibiotics and have since developed food intolerances, candida and overgrowth of bad bacteria.
One of the success factors of the Comprehensive Parasitology is that is based on three stool samples (not just 1 as in the NHS). This makes this test highly reliable. For example if you do have a parasite, 3 stool samples will ensure that we catch it. This test is also highly successful in diagnosing overgrowth of bad bacteria
Are you constantly tired? For many of us high levels of stress can be the cause of a variety of disturbances including fatigue, digestive problems such as IBS, weight gain, insomnia, acne, migraine headaches, low blood sugar, chronic illness, and even low body temperature. In order to improve your health it is essential that your stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA are balanced If these hormones are out of balance you may find that you have a variety of symptoms ranging from sugar or salt cravings, increased appetite, depression, frequent colds, stomach problems, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, mood swings, fatigue, light headed, and bad skin.
If you identify with any of the above symptoms you may benefit from a simple test known as the adrenal stress index (ASI). This test enables the measurement of the stress hormones cortisol and DHEA . Depending on your test results we will formulate a diet and supplement plan so that you can increase your energy levels and get back to good health
We also test for Candida. Candida can cause symptoms such as bloating, headaches, fatigue and food cravings particularly for sugar and yeast. If your test is positive, we will put you on an anti-candida diet.