The Gut and Skin Clinic

Food Intolerance Test I Dublin Vitality Centre

What food intolerance test do you provide at Dublin Vitality Centre?

We currently test over 200 food intolerances at Dublin Vitality Center, The Gut and Skin Clinic. We provide food intolerance testing which aims to identify imbalances which could be linked to suspected food intolerances. Identifying such food intolerance imbalances may be useful when planning to undertake trial elimination of imbalanced foods to overcome suspected food intolerances.  Food intolerants or food imbalances are non permanent and should be removed from the diet for no more than three months. This is called trial elimination, and it is the recommended protocol for addressing suspected food intolerances.  

What is the best food intolerance test for me?

At Dublin Vitality Centre, we prefer to use FDA registered equipment which has undergone rigorous clinical trials to ensure consistency.  The best food intolerance test is one that matches the foods intolerances you eat to the items tested so that food intolerance imbalances which may be leading to suspected food intolerances may be identified. The BioScan, and FDA Med II device has a customisable database of over 40,000 item. The best food intolerance sensitivity test is also the food intolerance test that you understand and therefore can follow, which is why during each food intolerance test consultation at Dublin Vitality Centre, your food intolerance test results are explained to you by a qualified clinician.

How many items are tested during food intolerance testing?

At Dublin Vitality Centre, we use the BioScan Food Intolerance Sensitivity Test. It currently lists imbalances to over 210 suspected food intolerances, however because the FDA registered BioScan is a customisable food intolerance test, the technology offers a database of 40,000 items. This means that we can amend and customise your food intolerance test to meet your needs. If there are suspected food intolerances, please list them so that we can ensure they have been tested for.  Over the past decade, BioScan Sensitivity food intolerance testing has been tailored to take into account the most common dietary items based on the diets of thousands of people, but there are many other items on our database. In general, we can test for any suspected food intolerant. Such foods are covered in the 210 foods intolerances tested for at Dublin Vitality Centre. Should you feel that you wish to have an additional food intolerance item added on the day of your test at Dublin Vitality Centre, or if you find an item is not listed, you may ask your therapist to check for that food from the food intolerance test database, and we can add it to your test.

There are various types of food intolerance  tests available which may help identify imbalances to suspected food intolerants.   The BioScan is an  FDA registered MED II technology which means it has been rigorously tried and tested, and has been found suitable to establish consistent outcomes to detect  imbalances to common foods suspected of being food intolerants. 

Some food sensitivity systems sell their test based on the number of foods they test for.  That is because such food intolerance tests are fixed, and cannot be amended since they do not use database driven technology. Perhaps it is more sensible to chose a food intolerance test that matches the foods you actually eat regularly to the items tested for. After all, there is no use in knowing that you may have a food intolerance, or are imbalanced to a certain food if you do not eat that food. 

Will I receive a diagnoses of food intolerances and allergies?

 No. No diagnoses of any food intolerance or allergy, or other condition will be offered. For example, if you suspect that you are coeliac, it is necessary to undergo different testing at a hospital. Food intolerance testing helps to determine impermanent imbalances to certain foods. A doctors diagnoses is a permanent condition. Sometimes, you may not have a diagnoses as coeliac, but may still have an intolerance to gluten.  After your food intolerance test at Dublin Vitality Centre, you will receive a print out of certain foods. These are the imbalanced items that showed up for you on the day, and they should be avoided for up to three months and then introduced back in to your diet. Very often, this is all that is needed to clear a food intolerance.  The list received is a useful list for those planning to undertake trial elimination as it may help identify possible suspected food intolerances. Always ask your physician before making changes to your diet, or if you suspect an allergy. 

What are common reasons to undergo a food intolerance test ?

Sometimes medical allergy tests prove inconclusive but you know that your digestive system is not working optimally. Or maybe you have ongoing skin problems, or brain fog that you feel is linked to food. Figuring out exactly what food is causing the problem can be an impossible task. Such reaction happen perhaps because the food reaction or imbalance is too mild to show up on a doctors medical allergy test. So maybe,  you are not medically intolerant or allergic. But perhaps you have a food intolerance, the milder impermanent version.  Maybe, those milder imbalances were not strong enough to register as a medical allergy. However, perhaps you dont still feel your best. Maybe the skin is effected with spots, or rosacea, psoriasis or eczema. Or maybe you are constantly bloated after eating. Perhaps your bowel does not move or you find it impossible to lose weight. If an imbalance was not strong enough to elicit certain symptoms, it can be detected with a food intolerance test at Dublin Vitality Centre. Symptoms of food intolerances can manifest as wellbeing issues like fatigue, bloating, constipation, spots and other skin rashes. 

If you have had an allergy test, but found no conclusive outcomes, or have been unable to resolve gut health or skin issues wellbeing issues, consider undergoing a food intolerance test at Dublin Vitality Centre, The Gut and Skin Clinic. This test is offered exclusively at our Dublin City Centre now located in the heart of Dublins clinic district beside the Mater Hospital.