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Food Intolerance Testing

What is a food intolerance test?

Food intolerance refers to the body’s inability to properly digest certain types of foods, which can result in discomforting symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal bloating, and cramping. So, if you believe you have food sensitivity, you shouldn’t neglect it. You can easily detect it with a food intolerance test, improving your health and your overall quality of life.

A food intolerance test is a diagnostic tool we use that can identify specific foods or ingredients that your body has difficulty digesting or absorbing, as well as whether you are really allergic to a food or just sensitive to it. 

When you have this knowledge, you can make informed decisions about your food choices, eliminating problematic ingredients and optimising your digestion and nutrient absorption. Ultimately, a food intolerance test empowers you to take control of your health, promoting a balanced and symptom-free lifestyle.

How do you test for food intolerance?

Testing for food intolerance is easy. At eternalbeign, we use Food Detective™, blood test for food antibodies (IgG), to identify if and which antibodies are linked to inflammatory conditions in the body.

During the test, we take a small blood sample from a finger prick and dilute it and add it to the tray. With detector and developer solutions, we identify the presence of food antibodies through the appearance of one or more blue spots on the tray. Then with the help of the food layout plan, we can identify which foods produce antibodies. 

Once identified, you can eliminate the trigger foods from your diet. This practically means avoiding consumption of the foods or ingredients that your body has difficulty digesting or processing.

Eliminating trigger foods involves being mindful of the ingredients in the foods you eat and making conscious choices to avoid those that cause symptoms or reactions. This may require reading food labels carefully and avoiding foods that contain the identified trigger ingredient. By removing these problem foods from your diet, you can alleviate the discomfort and improve your overall well-being., and quality of life.

Which foods do you test for intolerance?

  • Cereals

    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
  • Meats
    Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork
  • Fish
    Freshwater Fish Mix (salmon, trout), Shellfish Mix (shrimp, prawn, crab, lobster, mussel), Tuna, White Fish Mix (haddock, cod, plaice)
  • Vegetables

    Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Leek, Peppers (red, green, yellow), Potato

  • Fruits

    Apple, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit, Melon Mix (cantaloupe, water melon), Olive, Orange & Lemon, Strawberry, Tomato

  • Other
    Egg (whole), Cow’s Milk, Garlic, Ginger, Mushroom, Tea, Yeast

Intollerance vs 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 generally feeling un well


  • Reactions usually occur quickly, with a maximum of 2 hours after exposure to the ‘reactive’ food
  • The body’s IgE immune system is activated by the immediate ingestion of the reactive food
  • Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, rashes, swelling, runny nose and anaphylactic shock These can potentially be life threatening

Why choose eternalbeing for my food intolerance testing?

Over the years at eternalbeing we have developed a solid reputation founded on the services, comfort, and modesty we offer all our clients. With a commitment to excellence in healthcare, we offer reliable and accurate testing services to help you uncover the specific foods or ingredients that may be causing your discomfort. 

Our experienced team of clinicians ensures that the testing process is thorough, precise, and tailored to your individual needs. Moreover, we prioritise your well-being by offering comprehensive support and guidance throughout your journey. From the moment you engage with us, you can expect care, clear communication, and personalised recommendations for managing your food intolerance. With eternalbeing, you can trust that you are making a confident decision towards understanding and addressing your food intolerances effectively.

Poop Health Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of food intolerance? 

Food intolerance can manifest in various symptoms, which may vary from person to person. The symptoms can range from mild discomfort to more severe reactions. Here are some common symptoms associated with food intolerance:

  • Digestive issues
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Skin problems
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Joint pain and muscle aches
  • Mood changes

What is causing my food intolerance?

Food intolerances can have multiple causes, which include deficiencies in enzymes necessary for processing certain substances, difficulties in metabolising specific chemicals found in foods, and sensitivities to various additives present in food products. Additionally, the presence of gastrointestinal disorders or diseases is often linked to the development of food intolerances.

Can food sensitivities go away?

Yes, food sensitivities have the potential to go away or decrease over time. Unlike food allergies, which typically persist throughout a person’s life, food sensitivities can be transient and may change over time.

Once you have identified your trigger foods, it is advisable to eliminate them from your regular diet and replace them with healthy and nutritious alternatives. By doing so, you provide an opportunity for your gut to heal without the triggering foods causing inflammation. However, it is important to maintain a balanced diet and not completely remove problem foods without substituting them with other options that offer similar nutritional value.

After an appropriate period of time, you can gradually reintroduce the eliminated foods in small amounts while closely monitoring for the return of symptoms. Many individuals find that, after a break from their trigger foods, they can safely incorporate them back into their diet without experiencing adverse effects. The key lies in initially identifying the specific trigger foods, which eliminates the guesswork and enables you to make informed dietary choices.

What happens if you keep eating food you’re intolerant to?

Continuing to consume foods that you are intolerant to can have negative consequences for your health. It can lead to ongoing discomfort and a range of symptoms, as well as potential long-term effects. 

For example, repeated exposure to trigger foods can trigger an immune response, leading to chronic low-grade inflammation and potentially compromising the immune system’s ability to function optimally. Additionally, eating food you’re intolerant to can worsen existing symptoms and potentially contribute to the development of additional health issues, such as migraines, skin problems, fatigue, or joint pain. 

That’s why food intolerance testing can help you develop a personalised approach to eliminate problematic foods from your diet and find suitable alternatives that support your nutritional needs.


  • Food Intolerance Testing


    This is our premium 30 minute food intolerance test for fast results

Important Details: We request 48hours notice of cancellation. Should you fail to cancel within these guidelines a 50% charge will apply. All no shows and same day cancellations will be charged the full cost of the treatment. All treatments are by appointment only and require card details to secure your booking. (50% deposit will be taken at the time of booking)

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