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Post-holiday poorly. Could food intolerance be to blame?

There’s nothing like a week or two away from the stresses of work to make you approach life with restored vigour. The great British holiday is a time for carefree abandon as we jet off to exotic climbs, sampling everything the local culture has to offer – especially the food.

From deep fried calamari to baguettes and brie, we all love a good taste tour when we’re abroad. But, all this global gastronomy can backfire on us.

From a bloated belly to sensitive skin, did you bring back more than a Toblerone and a suntan?

Beach bloat – is it more than just over indulgence?

It’s certainly true that, when on holiday, portion control tends to go out the window. Faced with an all inclusive buffet, it can take a will of steel to turn down the delicious treats on offer. Combine this with the cocktail menu and we have a recipe for over indulgence.

But, aside from the bloating simply ‘eating too much’ causes, exposing ourselves to a wider palette of ingredients can mean that we come into contact with foods that simply don’t agree with us.

The difficulty is pinpointing which ones.

When it comes to trigger foods – the ones that cause IgG reactions in the body - every single person is unique. Often the problem foods are ones you’d never guess. Simply put, you may blame the pasta, never suspecting the pine nuts in the pesto.

Unwanted souvenirs

So, you’ve sampled a smorgasbord of snacks, felt a little poorly and put it down to the suspicious seafood. So far, so ‘typical holiday experience’.

What about when you return home and decide that you’d like to bring some of those tasty foreign flavours into your home cooking, hoping to recreate those wonderful memories.

If you experienced reactions to a particular ingredient and are now including that food in your diet back home, you may continue to experience the same problems.

From tummy troubles like bloating, constipation and diarrhoea to skin complaints such as eczema, acne and psoriasis, the effects can be uncomfortable and frustrating. And, with flare-ups often occurring as late as 72 hours after you’ve eaten the offending ingredient, it can be even trickier to identify exactly what is causing the problem.

Sending food intolerances packing

If you’re still feeling the post holiday blues and think something you’re eating is to blame, why not get to the root cause quickly and conveniently with a Smartblood food intolerance test?

Our simple and straightforward test is the passport you need to get quick and accurate results, pinpointing your specific trigger foods. Find out more.

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 dairy is causing you discomfort, cut out the guesswork with a Smartblood 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

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.

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

If you think that you may have a food intolerance 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 programme 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