The Food Detective is an in-clinic test that measures IgG antibodies to 59 specific foods and provides results within 40 minutes. This can identify potential "problem foods" for the individual, as elevated IgG antibodies may be linked to inflammatory conditions within the body, manifesting in a range of health issues such as digestive issues, irritable bowel syndrome, eczema, arthritis, auto-immune conditions and lack to sleep to name but a few.
A small blood sample is taken from a finger-prick and is then diluted and added to the reaction tray which is spotted with food protein extracts. The blood sample contains antibodies which will attach themselves to a particular protein if the food is a potential issue for that person. After 20 minutes the blood sample is poured away although the antibodies remain and a developer and then detector are then added exposing a small blue circle on food proteins where IgG antibodies have been detected.
The test is safe, simple to use and gives accurate results.
Food Intolerance Testing appointments last up to 90 minutes allowing Fiona to take a case history from the client and make additional recommendations about dietary and lifestyle factors that could help to optimise their client’s health. Many client’s find this really useful wether the test result is negative or positive.
Test results, recommendations and handouts are then provided for the client to take away with them.