The Gut And Skin Clinic


What food test do you provide?


At Vitality Centre Centre, The Gut and Skin Clinic, we provide food sensitivity testing which aims to identify imbalances which could be linked to suspected food intolerances. Identifying such imbalances may be useful when planning to undertake trial elimination of imbalanced foods to overcome suspected food intolerances.  Such imbalances are non permanent and should be removed from the diet for no more than three months. 

What is the best test for me?

The best food test is one that matches the foods you eat to the items tested so that imbalances which may be leading to suspected food intolerance may be identified. That’s why the BioScan has a customisable database of over 40,000 item. The best food sensitivity test is also the test that you understand and therefore can follow, which is why during each consultation at Dublin Vitality Centre, your results are explained to you by a qualified clinician.

How many items are tested?

The BioScan Food Sensitivity Test lists imbalances to 210 foods, however because the FDA registered BioScan is a customisable test, the technology offers a database of 40,000 items. Over the past decade, BioScan Sensitivity food testing has been tailored to take into account the most common dietary items based on their diets. Such foods are covered in the 210 foods tested for. Should you feel that you wish to have an additional food item added on the day of your test, or if you find an item is not listed, you may ask your therapist to check for that food from the database, and add it to your test.

There are various types of food sensitivity tests available which may help identify imbalances to suspected food intolerants.   The BioScan is an  FDA registered technology which means it has been rigorously tried and tested, and has been found suitable to establish  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.  Perhaps it is more sensible to chose a test that matches the foods you actually eat regularly to the items tested for. After all, there is no use in knowing you 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. Instead, you will receive a print out of foods that are imbalanced on the day. This 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. 

What are common reasons to undergo a food test ?

Sometimes medical allergy tests prove inconclusive but you know that your system is not working optimally. This happens perhaps because the food reaction or imbalance is too mild to show up. You are not medically intolerant or allergic. And so those milder imbalances were not strong enough to register as a medical allergy. However, you dont still feel your best. If an imbalance was not strong enough to elicit certain symptoms, it can be detected with a food sensitivity test. Very often those mild symptoms manifest as wellbeing issues like fatigue, bloating, constipation, spots and other skin rashes. 

If you have had an allergy test, but have been unable to find the cause of wellbeing issues, consider undergoing a food sensitivity test at Vitality Centre, The Gut and Skin Clinic. This test is offered exclusively at our Dublin City Centre location which is beside The Mater Private right in the heart of Dublin city centre.