Food sensitivity testing
It’s time to discover the healthier you
It is extremely common for people to suffer from reactions to certain foods. Without knowing the cause of the irritation, people live with uncomfort on a daily basis. Eating the wrong foods could cause symptoms that are difficult to manage. Further issues may also become present such as irritable bowel syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, celiac disease and more.
Why continue to feel this way, when testing could identify food sensitivities! Avoid further adverse reactions and request a HomeDNA™ test. This is a science-based DNA test that reveals how genes may make a person more sensitive to common food intolerances in these eight key areas:
- Other foods
- Cow Milk Protein
- Pet Dander
If you have food allergies or intolerances, take this test to provide yourself with the insight you need to make healthier food and lifestyle choices.
Benefits Associated with Food Sensitivity Testing
By testing for common food allergies such as lactose intolerance, peanut allergies and gluten intolerance you can begin to understand the foods that cause uncomfort. Through learning about your potential predisposition to food sensitivities at the cellular level you will feel empowered to make targeted changes - both in your personal environment and in what you eat. This will ultimately lead to greater comfort in your life.
Research shows that by taking care of your gut health it leads to better bacteria in your stomach which results in a healthier wellbeing. Sometimes we don’t realise the effect food has on our bodies until long after it has been consumed. By understanding the way it reacts to a range of foods you can begin to develop a healthier lifestyle that suits your individual needs.
If you suffer from reactions to foods, it is recommended that you get tested!
Allergies vs Intolerances
It is a common misconception that a food allergy and a food intolerance are the same!
More broadly an allergy affects your immune system after consuming certain foods. Depending on the severity of your allergy, reactions can range from a rash to anaphylaxis. It is important that you stay away from foods that cause you to break out in serious symptoms like shortness of breath or hives as this could be life threatening.
A food intolerance on the other hand relates specifically to your digestive system and the way it reacts to different types of foods. One of the most common digestive disorders is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which happens to those that are particularly sensitive to different foods. Digestive reactions to foods are extremely common and will normally go undetected.
Another extremely common reaction is gluten intolerance. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye, which is a key ingredient in a lot of food groups. If you have a severe reaction to gluten, then it is likely that you are celiac.
For food allergy testing or food intolerance testing, then contact DNA Bioservices or submit a request to receive your test online.
What is food sensitivity?
Food sensitivity is again different to allergies and intolerances in that it can combine both. Other times it is a term used to describe a mild reaction to certain food groups. A sensitivity is not life threatening, although can cause severe discomfort. There is no medical definition for a food sensitivity, although it can still affect people on a daily basis. Our testing will pick up on these food sensitivities so that you can start to feel like you again!
What WIll Your Test Results Include?
After the test is completed you will receive a report which includes the following information:
- Analysis of sensitivity-specific DNA markers
- Lifestyle and dietary suggestions to help prevent discomfort
- Recommended supplements to help manage sensitivities
- Creative and tasty food substitutions
Take a moment to read through this report and understand the analysis as well as substitute food suggestions. Making dietary changes can be a difficult task, although by doing so you can significantly reduce the impacts of food allergies or intolerances.
How is a Food Sensitivity Test Done?
There are lots of tests and treatments out there that can identify food sensitivities, although DNA Bioservices offer something different. Our intolerance tests make the process extremely convenient by not requiring you to leave the comfort of your home. Avoid a blood test or skin prick testing, and receive the results you need by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Order your DNA Collection Kit from our secure order page
Step 2: Take your swab samples in the privacy of your own home
Step 3: Place samples in supplied swab envelopes
Step 4: Complete your application form
Step 5: Return completed kit in the reply paid envelope
Step 6: Testing results will take between 5-6 weeks to process
Step 7: You will receive a full report via email
Now that You Have Your Results...What’s Next?
Testing and treatment go hand in hand!
Within the final report you receive after returning the test kits, you will find a section of suggestions for lifestyle and supplement changes which provide clear direction for how you should manage any food sensitivities.
DNA Analysis, dietary tips, lifestyle tips and supplement tips are all science-based.
If you would like to discuss your test results to gain a better understanding of the sensitivities and intolerances you can contact DNA Bioservices on 1300 768 428