Gluten and Wheat Intolerances

Gluten and Wheat Intolerances

Intolerances to Gluten, Wheat, and other Grains.

Interestingly, although Wheat is thought of as the primary grain that causes a food intolerance, we all can react to different trigger foods, and it may equally be Barley, Rice or Oats, or even a component of Wheat called Gluten that is responsible for individual food sensitivities in the UK.

Manifesting as bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), weight gain, fatigue, skin problems, migraines or joint pain, even a mild food intolerance to grains and staples 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.

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Interestingly, although Wheat is thought of as the primary grain that causes a food intolerance, we all can react to different trigger foods, and it may equally be Barley, Rice or Oats, or even a component of Wheat called Gluten that is responsible for individual food sensitivities in the UK.

Manifesting as bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), weight gain, fatigue, skin problems, migraines or joint pain, even a mild food intolerance to grains and staples 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.

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Smartblood Story - Matt's Gluten Intolerance.

Matt is currently studying Maths and Physics at the University of Bristol. Matt has had Eczema all of his life - although steroid creams help during flare-ups, when he stops using the creams, the Eczema returns. 

View Matt's video story to see how a Smartblood food intolerance test helped Matt identify his trigger foods, one of which was Gluten, and how a consultation with a Smartblood Nutritional Therapist helped him identify foods that contained Gluten and showed him suitable replacements.

Smartblood Story - Matt's Gluten Intolerance.

Matt is currently studying Maths and Physics at the University of Bristol. Matt has had Eczema all of his life - although steroid creams help during flare-ups, when he stops using the creams, the Eczema returns. 

View Matt's video story to see how a Smartblood food intolerance test helped Matt identify his trigger foods, one of which was Gluten, and how a consultation with a Smartblood Nutritional Therapist helped him identify foods that contained Gluten and showed him suitable replacements.

Matt's Story

I've had eczema on my hands for most of my life. I struggled to find out what was causing the problems, even steroid creams didn't really help. The Smartblood Food Intolerance Test found I had reactions to milk, gluten & cherries. After cutting them from my diet, my eczema almost completely cleared up within a month.

Matt

Smartblood tests food intolerance to five Grains AND Gluten.

Our scientists have created a food intolerance testing kit that will show your reaction levels to Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Oats, and both brown and white Rice. 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 Online Results Access.
  • A Professional Report sent in the Post.
  • A Consultation with a Nutritional Therapist.

Smartblood tests food intolerance to five Grains AND Gluten.

Our scientists have created a food intolerance testing kit that will show your reaction levels to Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Oats, and both brown and white Rice. 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 Online Results Access.
  • A Professional Report sent in the Post.
  • A Consultation with a Nutritional Therapist.
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Instant Online 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 you will have secure online access to them through your own personal login. 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.

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Instant Online 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 you will have secure online access to them through your own personal login. 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.

A full report sent in the post.

To augment the convenience of being able to see your results online immediately, we also send you, by Royal Mail, a high quality results document - this gives a handy summary graph, as well as ten individual sections for each food or drink group. Also provided is a notes section where you can write down any information given to you during your nutritional consultation. 

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A Consultation with a 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.

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A Consultation with a 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.

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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 Gluten, Wheat, or any other foods or drinks?

If you think that you could have a food intolerance to Gluten, Wheat or any other foods or drinks this may be responsible for your symptoms and we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

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1st Step Test

  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
£19.75Free p&p
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Smartblood Test

  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation
£249.75Free p&p

If you think that a food intolerance may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

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1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation
Image

1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation

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(1) The figure is based upon research from Zopf, Yurdagül et al. “The Differential Diagnosis of Food Intolerance.” Deutsches Ärzteblatt International 106.21 (2009): 359–370. PMC -  which calculates that 18% of those in Industrialised nations are estimated to have a  food intolerance and extrapolated against UK census data showing a population of 51,767,543 aged 18+ in the UK. Further research can be viewed on our Scientific Studies Page.

* Smartblood define food intolerance as a food or drink specific IgG antibody reaction.

Smartblood do not claim or attempt to claim to diagnose medical conditions, or cure or treat medical conditions. Our Doctors recommend that you speak with your own GP if you have any medical concerns as typical food intolerance symptoms could also have other causes.

Legal Links

(1) The figure is based upon research from Zopf, Yurdagül et al. “The Differential Diagnosis of Food Intolerance.” Deutsches Ärzteblatt International 106.21 (2009): 359–370. PMC -  which calculates that 18% of those in Industrialised nations are estimated to have a  food intolerance and extrapolated against UK census data showing a population of 51,767,543 aged 18+ in the UK. Further research can be viewed on our Scientific Studies Page.

* Smartblood define food intolerance as a food or drink specific IgG antibody reaction.

Smartblood do not claim or attempt to claim to diagnose medical conditions, or cure or treat medical conditions. Our Doctors recommend that you speak with your own GP if you have any medical concerns as typical food intolerance symptoms could also have other causes.

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