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This website is designed to give you advice about how to successfully change your diet based on the results of your Food Detective™ Test.
Many people with food intolerance can find it quite daunting when they discover the foods they need to avoid. However, no matter what your results are, it should be possible to maintain a balanced, varied and interesting diet.
Our aim is to help by providing the information you may need to help you on the road to better health.
For best results it is important that you read through this booklet thoroughly and plan your food carefully prior to starting your new diet.
Are you reacting to the foods you eat?
Food intolerance is not usually life-threatening but can make the sufferer feel extremely unwell. The symptoms of food intolerance can be delayed for many hours or even days and for this reason it is often difficult to identify the problem foods.
What are the symptoms?
Food intolerance may produce a variety of symptoms including:
- Anxiety (acute or chronic)
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Bed wetting
- Coeliac Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Cystic fibrosis
- Hyperactivity Disorder
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Itchy skin problems
- Weight control problems
- Sleep disturbances
- Water retention
Sufferers of food intolerance frequently complain of lethargy or ‘fogginess’ and a general feeling of unwellness. These symptoms often persist for many years. Sufferers regularly report that visits to their doctor have not resolved their problems and in many cases their symptoms are dismissed as ‘all in the mind’.
Food Detective™ is quick and easy to use
Food Detective™ tests for reactions to 59 commonly eaten foods. To conduct the test you take a small blood sample from a finger-prick, dilute it and add it to the Food Detective™ testing tray (containing small spots of food protein extracts).
In subsequent steps, the use of detector and developer solutions identify the presence of food antibodies through the appearance of one or more blue spots on the tray. Reference to the food layout plan, enclosed within the instructions, allows you to identify any foods to which you may have an intolerance.
I’ve done the test, what do I do now?
After you have obtained your Food Detective™ results it is important to take time to consider your next steps.
The scheme in left summarises these steps and suggests how to ensure that you benefit the most from carrying out the test. Whatever the outcome, we strongly recommend that any significant changes to your diet are carried out under the supervision of a suitably qualified health professional.