Food Intolerances to Dairy & Eggs

Intolerances to Dairy and Eggs

Did you know that an intolerance to Cow’s milk could be due to a sensitivity to one of two main proteins, whey and casein? Other milks, such as goat or sheep milk could also act as trigger foods. Eggs can also be responsible for food intolerance reactions, both the egg white which is primarily protein, as well as the more fatty (but tasty!) yolk.

Manifesting as bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), weight gain, fatigue, skin problems, migraines or joint pain, even a mild food intolerance to dairy or eggs may have a major impact upon a person’s day to day activities, and the inclusion of these foods in a western diet is so common that the actual intolerances can be difficult to find, and also to avoid successfully.

Smartblood Story - Julia's Intolerance to Dairy

Julia is a market trader, and also studying speech and language therapy. Julia has suffered with regular migraines for over 22 years, and has tried everything to get rid of them, even ice baths!

It wasn’t until Julia had a Smartblood food intolerance test recommended to her by one of her friends that she found out that she had raised IgG antibody levels to many dairy products. Replacing these foods with others on the advice of a Smartblood nutritional therapist has made a big difference in Julia’s life – her migraines have vanished, and she would recommend a Smartblood test to anybody.

I was getting awful Migraines every week. I took the Smartblood test, changed my diet, and now I don't get Migraines - It's amazing! - Julia

Smartblood tests food intolerance to eight dairy and egg antigens.

Our scientists have created a food intolerance testing kit that will show your reaction levels to Whole Milk, the main milk proteins Casein and Whey, Sheep milk, goat milk, as well as whole egg, and it’s components egg white and egg yolk. In total the test looks at reactions in your blood to 134 food and drink ingredients and can be completed easily at home using a simple finger prick blood collection wand. The full Smartblood Programme offers:

The full Smartblood Programme offers:

Instant Results Access

At Smartblood, we know how frustrating it can be waiting for a postal copy of your food intolerance test to arrive, especially if you are keen to know what trigger foods could be responsible for how you are feeling.

As soon as full Smartblood programme results have been approved for release by our Laboratory Director your full results report will be sent to you via email. View a summary of all reactive food groups and delve further in with interactive charts for each food or drink section, including one specifically for wheat, gluten, and other grains.

Example Results

A Consultation with a BANT registered Nutritional Therapist

Knowing which foods you are intolerant to is only half of the battle when it comes to improving how you feel. That is why, with every full Smartblood Programme, we include a 30 minute consultation with one of our Smartblood Nutritional Therapists, all of whom are registered with the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT); between them they have helped tens of thousands of people adjust and improve their diet following a positive food intolerance test.

What our Clients have to say

Story of Lisa, Story of Matt, Story of Maggie

Matt's Food Intolerance to Gluten

Maggie's Story - Food Intolerance and Fatigue

The Science behind the story

In a Randomised Controlled Trial Conducted by Atkinson, Sheldon, Shaath et al, a clinically significant improvement in symptomatology was observed in patients eliminating foods to which they were found to exhibit sensitivity, as identified by an ELISA test for the presence of IgG antibodies to these foods - see more details and studies on our scientific studies page.

Could you have a food intolerance to "dairy, eggs", or any other foods or drinks?

If you think that a food intolerance to Dairy, eggs or any other foods or drinks may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. Find all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

Around 10% of our customers exhibit no IgG reactions to the 134 foods whatsoever – for tests conducted from October 2023 we are providing non-reactive customers with a FULL REFUND so they can continue their investigations through other testing.

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Sweltering summer days just aren’t the same without a seasonal sweet treat. But if you’re one of the many people with a dairy intolerance, you could find you’re getting more than you bargain for when you order that 99.

But, thanks to the growing free from market and increasing awareness around food intolerance in general, there are more and more ways to get that sunny summer taste without the dairy.

Should I just give up dairy?

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Is dairy in decline? The rise of free-from alternatives

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