Bloating, IBS, and Food Intolerance

Bloating, IBS, and Food Intolerance

The relationship between Bloating, IBS, and Food Intolerance.

If you suffer from bloating, IBS, heartburn or intestinal discomfort, and have not yet discovered a cause then it is possible that you could be one of the estimated 9 million(1)  adults in the UK with a food intolerance.

These food sensitivities can be very difficult to pinpoint - often a trial and error elimination diet alone can take months before trigger foods are identified, as your bloating or IBS could be due to a food you have just eaten, or it could be because of a food you ate earlier in the day, or even one or two days previously.

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The relationship between Bloating, IBS, and Food Intolerance.

If you suffer from bloating, IBS, heartburn or intestinal discomfort, and have not yet discovered a cause then it is possible that you could be one of the estimated 9 million(1)  adults in the UK with a food intolerance.

These food sensitivities can be very difficult to pinpoint - often a trial and error elimination diet alone can take months before trigger foods are identified, as your bloating or IBS could be due to a food you have just eaten, or it could be because of a food you ate earlier in the day, or even one or two days previously.

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Smartblood Story - Hannah's Bloating.

Hannah, a shop assistant in a fashion store, often suffered really bad bloating, with no identifiable cause - it would come and go, along with some very uncomfortable gastric reflux.

Taking a Smartblood food intolerance test helped Hannah identify her trigger foods, one of which was Cashew Nuts After recieving her full results and having a consultation with a Smartblood Nutritional Therapist Hannah was able to remove her trigger foods and replace them with healthy alternatives. Her bloating, as well as her heartburn have now stopped.

I was prone to really bad bloating, as well as indigestion, even though my diet was quite low in calories. I took a Smartblood Food Intolerance Test and found that I had a grade 4 reaction to Cashews, and less severe reactions to other foods. By cutting them from my diet I no longer "Bloat" and can wear the clothes that I like.

Hannah

Smartblood could help identify causes of IBS or Bloating.

Smartblood Laboratories are Food Intolerance Specialists. We provide you with an accurate IgG reaction testing service based upon a 45 year old Laboratory method known as ELISA Plate Testing.

By testing a small sample of your blood, we will show you your IgG reactions to 134 food and drink ingredients - if you test positive to any of them then research shows that it is possible that you have a sensitivity to that food type. By eliminating that food type with the help of one of our nutritional therapists you could take control of your bloating, IBS or indigestion.

Smartblood could help identify causes of IBS or Bloating.

Smartblood Laboratories are Food Intolerance Specialists. We provide you with an accurate IgG reaction testing service based upon a 45 year old Laboratory method known as ELISA Plate Testing.

By testing a small sample of your blood, we will show you your IgG reactions to 134 food and drink ingredients - if you test positive to any of them then research shows that it is possible that you have a sensitivity to that food type. By eliminating that food type with the help of one of our nutritional therapists you could take control of your bloating, IBS or indigestion.

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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 your bloating, indigestion or IBS

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, making it easy to identify possible trigger foods.

Paper Results Sent - A Professional Report.

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 that may be responsible for your skin condition. Also provided is a notes section where you can write down any information given to you during your nutritional consultation. 

Paper Results Sent - A Professional Report.

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 that may be responsible for your skin condition. 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 trigger foods may be causing your bloating or IBS 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 our Nutritional Therapists are registered with the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and 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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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 a food Intolerance be causing your Bloating or IBS? Find out now.

If you think that a food intolerance may be responsible for your bloating or IBS 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

  • 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
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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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