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From your skin to your mood the unusual signs of Food Intolerance.

When you think about food intolerance, you usually imagine the issues that problem foods can have on the digestive system. Bloating, diarrhoea and constipation can all arise when you eat something that doesn’t agree with you.

But many people are unaware that food intolerances can actually manifest in a range of other way within the body.

Food intolerance, defined as an IgG reaction, produces an inflammatory response which can cause a host of unexpected problems, some of which you might never have guessed could be linked to your diet.

Brain food

Suffer with recurring headaches or migraine? Perhaps you find that ‘brain fog’ means you frequently struggle to concentrate. It’s not uncommon to discover that something in your diet is the cause. If you are careful to stay hydrated and your headaches aren’t the result of another underlying medical condition, it may be worth taking a closer look at your diet.

Food related flare-ups

Our skin doesn’t have a reputation for being sensitive for nothing. The appearance of our skin is a key indicator of our health, telling us externally what’s going on inside. From spots and rashes to eczema and psoriasis, problem foods in our diets can produce a variety of reactions, which vary in severity.

If you experience conditions like this, which are not the result of cosmetics, detergents or a change or introduction of medication, you might like to investigate whether a food intolerance is to blame for your skin condition.

Mood food

The gut is often referred to as the ‘second brain’ for very good reason. Have you ever noticed that when you’re nervous or anxious, your stomach is affected? The gut, which is a main producer of feel good chemical serotonin, is incredibly sensitive and, when it is unbalanced, your mood can suffer too.

Consuming ingredients that cause you to feel unwell can exacerbate the problem, upsetting the balance in your gut and, in turn, impacting negatively upon mood.

Food joint

Aches and pains are often attributed to the natural aging process. From swelling in the joints to pain during movement, we often dismiss recurring stiffness and soreness, simply tuning it out as ‘normal’. Typically, it doesn’t occur to us that there could be a link between joint pains and the foods we eat.

Treatment for these kinds of symptoms often focuses on pain relief without tackling the cause of the inflammation. If you find you are struggling with pain or discomfort in the joints and haven’t been able to pinpoint the reason, it might be time to discover whether a food intolerance is the cause of your joint pain.

Take the first step to feeling better

When it comes to any of these conditions, it’s important to have a chat with your GP if you are concerned but, if you’ve ruled out any serious health conditions, you might want to consider taking a food intolerance test. Around 9 million adults in the UK have food intolerances, causing a range of unexpected problems. With a simple home testing kit from Smartblood, you can pinpoint your problem foods.

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.

It’s estimated that those with trigger foods actually react to between 4 and 6 ingredients and the results can be surprising. Anything from prawns to potatoes can present a problem.

If you think that food is causing you discomfort, cut out the guesswork with a Smartblood food intolerance test. With results available in as little as 3 days, you don’t have to wait long to take control of your diet and see the benefits.

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

It’s estimated that those with trigger foods actually react to between 4 and 6 ingredients and the results can be surprising. Anything from prawns to potatoes can present a problem.

If you think that food is causing you discomfort, cut out the guesswork with a Smartblood food intolerance test. With results available in as little as 3 days, you don’t have to wait long to take control of your diet and see the benefits.

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.

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

It’s estimated that those with trigger foods actually react to between 4 and 6 ingredients and the results can be surprising. Anything from prawns to potatoes can present a problem.

If you think that food is causing you discomfort, cut out the guesswork with a Smartblood food intolerance test. With results available in as little as 3 days, you don’t have to wait long to take control of your diet and see the benefits.

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.

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