If you’re experiencing difficulty digesting foods and have symptoms such as bloating, IBS, headaches and unexplained weight gain you may have a food intolerance.
The numbers facing allergies, sensitivities and intolerances is on the up. Up to half the US population, it has been reported, could be afflicted with an intolerance or sensitivity to an allergen.
I see several clients who tell me they’ve tried everything: Paleo, Whole30, Elimination Diets and nothing seems to help. The problem with these diets is that it only looks at a small number of fods of foods.
The idea of testing every single food you’ve ever eaten for an intolerance sound overwhelming (and kind of impossible).
I get it. I’ve been there. After two years of breaking out in hives every single day, trying several diets and other possible solutions, I about gave up. I had no idea what to do. I had even had several blood test testing for allergies and they all came up negative.
When I heard about this hair test, I was skeptical at first. But when I got the results, I was shocked to see that some of the “healthy” foods I ate all the time were on the list. I eliminated them and then started to eliminate my hives. For me these were things like tomatoes, avocado and kale.
Potential intolerances and allergens include food, chemicals involved in food production, as well as airborne allergens such as pollen and dust mites.
Typical symptoms of intolerance include digestive discomfort such as bloating, excess gas, diarrhea, as well as fatigue, headaches and skin irritations such as eczema.
The knock on effect for their lives can be disruptive, causing not only discomfort but distress.
Obtaining expert testing and diagnosis is invaluable for many sufferers.
By matching the substances you are sensitive to, you can take the necessary steps such as changing your dietary habits, or avoiding situations where allergens are to be found.
An intolerance is when the body re-acts in a negative way when ex-posed to certain items. This should not be confused with an allergy, which is a more severe reaction and tends to be a lifelong condition.
An intolerance is the body’s inability to digest or be in contact with an item, whether this is an intolerance to food or a non-food item in the environment. Intolerances can occur due to several reasons, but the two most
The body is lacking the necessary digestive enzyme(s) for certain food and cannot digest it properly or efficiently and get the needed nutrients.
Many symptoms are the result of a sensitivity to an item.
A sensitivity can occur from overconsumption or overexposure of an item.
Hair testing was discovered over 25 years ago as scientific studies showed hair was like a tape recording being both stable and permanently embedding the data in the hair.
Hair testing is now used regularly in the fields of drug testing, forensic science, nutritional and mineral analysis, and hormone testing.
Scientists see hair analysis as one of the most exciting areas for development due to the ease of providing samples and the history in hair that lasts much longer than blood and urine.
Along with simplicity, it’s non-evasive and accessible to everyone.
Unlike blood and urine testing – where the results can be affected by your last meal, stress or other factors, hair testing is not affected by these things and can therefore store information for longer periods of time.
We then use this information for food intolerance testing and are able to give you a broad picture of your intolerance’s.
Food Intolerance Symptoms
Step 1: Order Your Test
Choose and order your intolerance/sensitivity test below.
Step 2: Check Your Email
We’ll email you a form for you to print and complete. It is sent immediately once order has been placed.
Step 3: Send Your Hair
Send us 5-6 strands of hair, longer than an inch, and mail it in along with your submission form from your email.
Step 4: Get Your Results
Receive your comprehensive test report by email within 10 working days of us receiving your form and hair sample.
Hair test that will identify over 750 food and environmental items and includes a Heavy Metals report and a Nutritional Deficiencies report
You’ll also receive a nutritional supplementation support report based on your deficiency results. This takes the stress out of trying to figure out where to get the support your body needs.
During this 40-minute consultation, we will go over your test results and what it means for you. We will also create a personalized plan of action that includes nutrition and supplement support.
No, it will have no effect on your test results. We are testing intolerances for foods, non-foods, metals, minerals, and nutrition.
As of right now, we are only offering intolerance/sensitivity testing. Soon, we will open up our allergy testing to the public.
All leftover samples are incinerated and all results are deleted.
No, dyed, colored or highlighted hair will not have any effect on your test results.
No problem! We can use any hair on your body. All we need is 5-6 strands an inch or longer.
It takes up to 10 days upon us receiving your sample to our lab. Unfortunately, we don’t have any control over the postal service so times may vary.