Food Intolerance - Smartblood Q&A

Q&A with Smartblood Nutritionist Sheila.

It's all very well finding out what your trigger foods are. But what do you do with that information? At Smartblood, we believe that your consultation with our Nutritional Therapist is just as important as the test itself.

Meet Shelia Illingworth, our BANT registered Nutritional Therapist who’s here to talk you through your Smartblood results.

From advice about nutritious alternatives to understanding the many alternative names ingredients can be listed as on food packaging, your 30 minute appointment is an invaluable source of information to help you get the very best out of your diet.

Shelia, how did you get into the world of Nutritional Therapy?

I decided upon this path when I was competing as an International Athlete. I had become quite ill with what transpired to be multiple food intolerances and Candida, neither of which were talked about much 20 years ago. I decided I needed to understand how to heal myself and help others who were also Confused and concerned about their health.

What’s one of the most common questions you get asked?

How long do I have to avoid a food for and do I need to avoid it forever!

If you could change one dietary habit you see today, what would it be?

The excessive use of processed foods. We need to get into habits of cooking fresh foods from scratch. You don’t need to be a cookery expert, you can make wholesome meals that don’t take long to prepare or cook.

What changes have you seen in the free from industry over the years?

It has improved immensely, with a wider and more diverse range of foods, and also a superior taste to what they were even 5 years ago.

What’s your favourite go-to snack?

Scone, butter, jam, This was my go to snack when I was competing many years ago, and still is now.

Do you have any intolerances yourself?

I have managed to clear all mine up by using gut healing nutrients, so happily at the moment I am free from.

What’s your best advice to help a Smartblood client prepare for their telephone consultation?

Have a list of questions ready which are relevant to you so that you get the best from the consultation and make lots of notes during the call to refer back to.

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