Lorisian Intolerance Testing

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Are the foods you regularly consume making you ill? Many people attribute illness or bloating with wheat, yeast or dairy products, but have you ever thought that your symptoms might even be caused by pork, beef, ginger or even rooibos tea? Even seemingly healthy or “super” foods can do us more harm than good if we are intolerant to them.

What is food intolerance?

Food intolerances are very different from an food allergies – being intolerant to a food means that your body lacks sufficient enzymes to digest it, causing unpleasant gastrointestinal problems – for example, bloating, excessive gas, cramping or vomiting. Unlike an allergy, however, these symptoms are usually not immediate. People with an intolerance can usually eat a small amount of the problematic food without too much difficulty, but if you happen to be intolerant to a common ingredient that seems to be in pretty much everything (such as milk, eggs or yeast) you may find that there is little to no reprieve from your symptoms. In some cases, you may be intolerant to more than one ingredient. Wheat and dairy products are thought to be common culprits of gastro-intestinal discomfort, but the truth is that although these are fairly common intolerances, by eliminating them unnecessarily and without careful planning, you’re likely to miss out on vital nutrients such as calcium, fibre and magnesium.

What is a Lorisian food test?

Lorisian food tests can identify problematic foodstuffs that may be contributing to your discomfort, enabling you to make better choices and reduce the severity of your symptoms. The test is quick and relatively painless – we take a very small sample of blood from your finger (known as a ‘prick test’) and send the sample to the labs, where it is analysed for a reaction and the results compiled in an easy-to-read datasheet. There are three ‘grades’ to your results: Reaction, Borderline and No Reaction

Reaction

Avoid

Reaction means the food is a definite trigger – we’d recommend avoiding this food immediately. The Lorisian pack contains some details about the most common intolerances and where various ingredients can be found, which will make your life much easier! We have also compiled some additional information sheets that we can provide to you that cover some of the lesser-known ingredients, providing suggestions as to alternatives and tips on eating out.

Borderline

Consume sparingly

Borderline foods are a little less worrisome but still worth a note. It basically means that this could be causing some problems. You could try reducing or eliminating your consumption of these borderline foods for about six weeks, then gradually re-introduce them one at a time and see how you feel. In many cases you should be able to enjoy small amounts of borderline foods without too much of a problem.

No Reaction

Perfectly fine

No Reaction is just that – no reaction! You can happily continue to eat whatever it is with no fear of adverse effects.

What happens after?

We can forward you the transcript of your results through the post or via email, along with the Lorisian information pack. After we receive your results, we’ll also contact you to arrange for you to pop back and see us for an in-depth review, during which time we can provide you with additional information, food lists and moral support. Aftercare is totally free – you can talk to us any time you have questions or just need a bit of positive reinforcement!

What are the different tests available?

The key difference between the standard and advanced test is the detection of individual ingredients as opposed to the “mixes” and groups detected by the standard test. Some foods such as herbs, spices, nuts and seafood are grouped and an intolerance to any one item within that group will return a positive result. The standard test will, for example, tell you if you are intolerant to a “nut mix” (containing almonds, Brazils, cashews and hazelnuts etc.) but will not specify which of the individual nuts you are intolerant to. Our 150+ foods test is incredibly comprehensive and will specify intolerances to individual nuts, fruits, seeds and herbs in addition to the base foods covered by the standard test.

The test’s we have are 150++ foods £250, 100 foods £200, 75 foods £150.

The standard test is, however, still an incredibly useful tool and offers our clients a comprehensive insight at an affordable price.

Advanced Test

Detects 150+ Foods
£250 Results in approx 14 days

In-depth, comprehensive test that detects over 150 different foods responsible for gastro-intestinal symptoms, including:

  • Individual nuts (cashew, hazel, walnut, peanut etc.)
  • Eggs (white/yolk)
  • Cow’s Milk
  • Goat’s Milk
  • Sheep’s Milk
  • Individual meats
  • Individual fish & crustaceans
  • Large range of fruits & vegetables
  • Large range of herbs & spices
  • Hemp
  • Rooibos

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I’m ready! How do I book?

Follow this link to book online or, if you prefer a little human interaction (or have any further questions), give us a call on 01622 692 288