Food Intolerances to Herbs, Spices & Oil

Could Herbs, Spices and Oils be potential trigger foods?

When looking at food intolerances, herbs, spices and oils are often overlooked as potential reactive ingredients. They are however commonly encountered in many meals and snacks so should be definitely considered.

Manifesting as bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), weight gain, fatigue, skin problems, migraines or joint pain, even a mild food intolerance to herbs, spices or oils 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 - Lisa's Garlic Intolerance.

Lisa, a full time mum in Cornwall, has suffered with bloating  for most of her adult life – trying to identify the trigger for her bloating has been very difficult.

View Lisa’s video story to see how a Smartblood food intolerance test helped Lisa identify her trigger foods, one of which was Garlic, and how a consultation with a Smartblood Nutritional Therapist helped her identify foods that contained garlic and showed her suitable replacements and what to beware of when eating out.

I've always suffered from bloating - it wasn't until Smartblood helped me identify my trigger foods that I was able to take control. If you think that you may have food intolerances I highly recommend taking a Smartblood Test. - Lisa

Smartblood tests food intolerance to 12 Herbs, Spices and Oils.

Our scientists have created a food intolerance testing kit that will show your reaction levels to twelve common herbs, spices and oils. 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:

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 Herbs, Spices or Oils?

If you think that a food intolerance to Herbs, Spices, Oils or any other foods or drinks may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you.

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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