Gaia Health Store
Food Intolerance Testing - 14 March 2024
We are pleased to host Gareth Zeal, a certified nutritionist, with over 30 years of experience in the field of nutrition and naturopathy offering food Intolerance testing in store once a month with us. You can find out more about Gareth here:
We have two options available:
Food Intolerance Test only - full printed report will be given, allow 30 minutes.
Food Intolerance Test & Consultation - full printed report, additional dietary and supplement advice will be given, allow 60 minutes.
Food intolerance testing is carried out using the Bio Energetic Stress Test. The B.E.S.T system is one of the worlds most accurate and advanced computer aided screening systems used by doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists and other health practitioners. One in five people going to their G.P are diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). What many don’t realise is that IBS is commonly triggered or exacerbated by food intolerances.
A sensor is held, the test is non-invasive and generally takes between 45 minutes to 60 minutes, including discussion and analysis of results. The readings taken are printed out and fully explained. Any dietary adjustments will be discussed and further advice given if necessary.
Can anyone take the test?
Yes, from young children to the elderly.
Is it compatible with medication from my GP?
Yes, food intolerance testing is complementary to the health care that is available from your GP, in fact, some clients are referred to me by their doctor.
What is the difference between an allergy and an intolerance?
An allergic reaction occurs almost immediately after ingesting or coming into contact with the trigger substance, usually within an hour, is obvious and normally severe. True allergies are quite rare affecting around 2% of the population, whereas intolerances affect around 40% of the UK population. They can develop at any time of life and the symptoms rarely occur immediately after the food is eaten. In fact, reactions can be anywhere from 1 to 72 hours after ingesting the trigger food, with migraine sufferers it can be a full 7 days. It is the delayed reactions that can make the detection of the food culprit a most difficult task without the help of expert screening.
How would the Food Intolerance Test help me?
It depends on the problem, or problems you are facing. Some people see improvements within days, the majority of clients say between one and three weeks. With skin conditions improvements may take around three months. Naturopathically, a good guideline is it takes one month to improve per year of having the problem! This can help to manage expectations.
Cancellation Policy: Unfortunately due to the distance Gareth will be travelling and the fact we have to pre book him we are unable to offer refunds on deposits or full payments made. Do reach out to us if there any issues though and we will try and do our best to find a solution.
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