Food Detective world’s first food intolerance self testing kit
Food Detective is quick and easy
to use – test yourself today
Food Detective is a self test for food intolerance that you can use in the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to go to the doctor orwait weeks to receive results from a testing laboratory. UsingFood Detective couldn’t be easier with informative step by step instructions to guide you through the simple process.The testing tray that shows you if you have a food intolerance
has areas spotted with food protein extracts. A small blood sampleis taken from a finger-prick and is then diluted and added to the tray.
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.
Food Detective gives you your results in just 40 minutes.
Simple, safe, accurate and fast, Food Detective is the world’s first self test for food intolerance.
If you have any of the following symptoms you could be suffering from food intolerance.
Food intolerance sufferers can also experience more than one symptom at the same time.
Anxiety (acute or chronic)
Attention Deficit Disorder
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Itchy skin problems
Weight control problems
You could be intolerant to your food find out, test yourself today!
Corn, Durum Wheat, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat.
Nuts & Beans
Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Cocoa Bean, Peanut, Legume Mix (pea, lentil, haricot),
Soya Bean, Walnut.
Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork.
Freshwater Fish Mix (salmon, trout), Shellfish Mix (shrimp, prawn, crab, lobster, mussel),
Tuna, White Fish Mix (haddock, cod, plaice)
Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Leek, Peppers (red, green, yellow), Potato.
Apple, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit, Melon Mix (cantaloupe, water melon), Olive, Orange & Lemon,
Egg (whole), Cow’s Milk, Garlic, Ginger, Mushroom, Tea, Yeast
So what exactly is food intolerance?
The complex way food affects our everyday lives is an emerging area of understanding and diagnosing the cause of symptoms which seem to be unexplained’ is often difficult. People who demonstrate some of the symptoms of food intolerance are often led by the medical profession and the media to believe that their condition is all in the mind’ or that they are treated for the physical manifestation of the condition rather than the cause. As such we aim to provide support to your questions on food intolerance and explain the benefits of taking a Food Detective test if you suffer from any of the symptoms that intolerance can bring.
Although not life threatening food intolerance should never be underestimated as its impact on sufferers can be significant, severely impacting on their ability to live normal healthy lives. The incidence of food intolerance is extremely wide and it is estimated that 45% of thepopulation could be affected. Many people with food intolerance experience more than one symptom. Symptoms can often be vague and the root cause of the problem, food, is not always correctly diagnosed. Sufferers often complain of seeming to be in a fog’, feeling bloated and being tired all the time.
Essentially food intolerance is your body’s abnormal reaction to certainfoods which can manifest itself in a number of ways. Some people will have one symptom such as a severe headache whilst others will be unfortunate to experience irritable bowel syndrome, migraine and skin or respiratory conditions. Realising that your food is a catalyst for particular symptoms is not easy when, unlike the immediate reactive symptoms of food allergy, food intolerance symptoms often appear hours or even days later. In fact many food intolerance sufferers have commented post diagnosis and after having removed their problem foods that they realise they had been experiencing minor symptoms as a result of intolerance for theirentire lives.
Food allergy is not the same as food intolerance.
A common confusion generally exists whenever the words food allergy or food
intolerance enter a sentence.
A classical food allergy (such as peanut or shellfish allergy) is usually characterised by an immediate and often severe reaction of the immune system to exposure to a specific food.
The symptoms of food allergy include sneezing, rashes, skin irritation, swelling, runny nose, fatigue, diarrhoea and vomiting. Normally symptoms occur within a few minutes of eating or coming in to contact with the offending food, although they can be delayed by up to two hours.
Food allergy is quite rare with only about 2.5% of the population being diagnosed with the condition. The most common instances of food allergy are to peanuts, tree nuts (almonds and brazils), eggs, milk, fish and shellfish.
When exposed to the source of food allergy the body makes specific antibodies (IgE) to fight off’ the allergens found in these foods and when the food is next eaten it triggers an immune system response which results in the release of histamine and other naturally occurring chemicals in the body. Allergic reactions to food can vary considerably in their severity and some can be fatal.
If your Food Detective test shows any positive reactions it means that you have an elevated antibody reaction to that particular food indicating your body’s intolerance to it. Reactions can be mild, moderate or strong.
Once you are aware that you have food intolerance it is advisable to eliminate any reactive’ foods for at least 3 months.
If you have a lot of positive results, then you might find it too challenging to eliminate all of the foods at once, and therefore you may find it easier to:
a) avoid the foods with a moderate and strong reaction
b) to rotate the foods showing a mild reaction.
The thought of cutting out certain kinds of food from your diet (possibly some of your favourite food) can be daunting at first. Some people can often feel worse for a few days when they eliminate a food and although certain foods can be difficult to give up, you need to persevere.
When removing foods from your diet you must try and replace those foods with substitutes. There are often more alternatives than you think. Our section on Maintaining a balanced diet will provide you with information relating to the most common reactive foods.
Finding out that you have intolerance to certain foods is not the end of your world it is just the beginning of eating differently. You should find that removing the offending foods will allow you to lead a much more fulfilling life, free from the symptoms that you have endured for many years.
Food intolerance and food allergy in brief
Food Intolerance Food Allergy
.Reactions are usually delayed and symptoms may take several days to appear.
You can be intolerant to several different food groups at the same time.
Sufferers can experience multiple symptoms, from migraine to bloating, diarrhoea, lethargy and a general feeling of unwellness.
Reactions usually occur quickly, with a maximum of 2 hours after exposure to the reactive’ food.
Food allergy involves the body’s immune system and is a reaction to a specific food.
Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, rashes, swelling, runny nose and anaphylactic shock. These can potentially be life threatening.
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