Food Intolerance & Allergies

Lorisian

Over 45% of the population react adversely to foods that they eat, which whilst not life threatening, can have a massive impact on someone’s quality of work and home life. The way that food can affect our everyday life is often difficult to explain and it is common for people to try and eliminate foods from their diet to help themselves feel better. Often they don’t know which foods to try and eliminate and have to guess. Many people don’t know that identifying food intolerances† can be an important element of optimising health and wellbeing.

Lorisian, has over 30 years’ experience, specialising in laboratory tests that measure food triggers (food-specific IgG antibodies). Our results offer a fast track or starting point for an elimination diet. The tests are aimed at those that may have food intolerances, and those who want to optimise their diets by avoiding any foods that they are reacting to. Our aim is to promote wellbeing within the pressures of a modern lifestyle. There are 3 testing options available with reactions to 75, 100 or 150 different food ingredients tested.

What is Food Intolerance?

Food intolerance is a condition with a range of symptoms including gut symptoms, bloating, headaches, migraines, low mood, fatigue, weight gain and skin problems. These symptoms must always be checked out by a Medical Professional. If you have seen a Medical Professional but have not been given a diagnosis for their symptoms then they may be suffering from food intolerance.

What is the difference between allergy and intolerance?

The term ‘food intolerance’ and ‘food allergy’ are often confused and are two very different things.

Genuine food allergy is relatively rare. Only about 2% of the adult population are affected. A food allergy is a swift response by the body’s immune system to a specific food. In this type of reaction, the body’s immune system mistakes a food for an ‘invader’ which often results in a rapid allergic reaction often within minutes, but generally within a maximum of two hours. This type of allergic reaction is commonly associated reactions to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs and seafood.

Food intolerance is quite different to food allergy and whilst the symptoms can impact the person’s quality of life they are not life threatening.

Food intolerance’s are much more common than food allergies.

When foods and drinks are digested the proteins within them are broken down into smaller fragments for easy absorption into the body. Larger fragments can pass through without breaking down, and sometimes the body reacts by attacking them using antibodies called Immunoglobulin G’s (IgG).

A recent study has shown that those who eliminated trigger foods based on food-specific IgG test results had reductions in weight, body mass index, waist and hip circumference and improvements in all indicators of quality of life that were measured. The quality of life indicators included physical and emotional wellbeing, mental health, social life, pain levels and vitality.

Food Allergy

  • Immediate reactions (2 hours or less)
  • Rarely more than 1 to 2 foods
  • Primarily skin, airways and digestive system
  • Trace amounts of foods can cause reactions
  • Caused by raised IgE antibody
  • Lifelong

Food Intolerance

  • Reactions up to 72 hours after eating
  • Multiple foods can be involved
  • Any organ system can be affected
  • Very common
  • Difficult to self-diagnose
  • Symptoms can clear after avoidance (3-6 months)

Symptoms of food intolerance

Food intolerance† is a condition with a wide range of symptoms including: including gut symptoms, bloating, migraines, low mood, weight gain, fatigue and skin problems.

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aches and Pains
  • Acne
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Itching
  • Fluid Retention
  • Headaches
  • Hyperactivity
  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Rashes
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Tension
  • Tiredness
  • Urticaria
  • Weight loss/Weight Gain
  • Wheezing

Symptoms of food intolerance can take up to 72 hours to appear after eating the trigger food or group of foods. On average people who suffer from food intolerance’s usually have between 4 and 8 trigger foods.

Many people suffer for years, having formed a coping mechanism to deal with the symptoms but being unable to enjoy a normal work and home life. Many people don’t realise that there are easy steps to take that could resolve their condition.

Using the Lorisian range of tests can help you provide a fast track or starting point for an elimination diet to help you optimise your health and well-being.

†Food intolerance symptoms must always be checked out by a Medical Professional. If you have clients that have been to see a Medical Professional but have not been given a diagnosis for their symptoms then they may be suffering from food intolerance.

Lorisian Test Details

There are 3 Allergy Test options available in Lorisian:

Lorisian 75

Lorisian 75

Analyses your IgG antibody reactions to 75 food ingredients £149
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Lorisian 100

Lorisian 100

Analyses your IgG antibody reactions to 100 food ingredients £199
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Lorisian 150

Lorisian 150

Analyses your IgG antibody reactions to 150 food ingredients £299
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We also offer Homocysteine testing: Lorisian HCY – £150

Lorisian 75 – £149
Lorisian 100 – £199
Lorisian 150 Plus – £299
Lorisian 150 Plus with IBS support – £325
Lorisian 150 Plus with nutritional consultation – £335
Lorisian 150 Plus with IBS support and nutritional consultation – £350

To get tested please call us on 07908 207795 or email us at info@livebloodlondon.co.uk where we can arrange to send you a test by post or you can make an appointment to come to see us at Live Blood London at The ReCentre SW17 for your test (no charge).
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Lorisian Case Studies

These are Case Studies that can help you understand more about Food Intolerance:

Leila Case Study

Leila lost Half a stone in 1 week!

Paula Case Study

World Record Holder Paula Radcliffe