Food Intolerance NI is an
associate of Ask Nutrition which has been involved in advising and treating
people with food intolerances and sensitivities for over 16 years.
Our philosophy is to
encourage people to take responsibility for their health through dietary means
and education. One of the ways we
achieve this is by providing a food intolerance and sensitivity testing service
using the very latest technology to pinpoint foods that may be causing you
Gillian McFarland (the
analyst who will perform your test) is a qualified food intolerance therapist & is
well placed to advise you about the results of your test and how best to deal
with any implications or problems that may arise.
Gillian initially graduated
as a Cardiac Physiologist in 2003 and commenced work in the NHS sector working
with inpatients, outpatients and private patients. She then decided to widen her knowledge and embark on
training within the field of allergy and nutrition.
Our hope is to enlighten you with knowledge
about your own health and the way in which your diet and lifestyle may be
contributing to any of your health issues. You can then take control and start
improving your own health, enabling you to enjoy a healthier, happier lifestyle.
What is food intolerance?
It is important to remember that food
intolerance is not the same as food allergy.
A food allergy refers to the allergic reaction
caused when a protein in the problem food acts as an allergen that stimulates
the production of antibodies which in turn trigger an abnormal response of the
immune system eg. anaphylaxis is a potentially deadly allergic reaction most
often triggered by foods, medications & insect stings.
basically describes the body’s adverse reaction to certain foods or
ingredients. The reaction occurs on
every occasion when the problem food is eaten and tends to be prevalent in
people with weak digestive systems.
Food intolerance may not be an immediate
reaction after ingestion and the amount of food required to cause a reaction
varies. Food intolerances are not life threatening, although over time they can
make you feel generally ill and affect your health.