Reactions to food and drink can cause discomfort for many people.
The elimination method can sometimes find the cause of the problem, but
often this is inconclusive, particularly if there is more than one food
that is causing the problem. Often the quickest route to establish
whether there is a true food intolerance is with the help of a simple blood
With the guidance of a registered Nutritional Therapist people can often eliminate the problem ingredients from their diet. Sometimes, where
foods are causing intolerances not allergies, people can eventually get
over the problem as their immune system resets itself. Once adequately
rested and repaired the gut can often heal itself to allow the
reintroduction of previous problem foods and drinks.
A simple finger prick test to find out if there are IgG antibodies in
your blood which signify an intolerance costs just £9.99. If the
result is positive then there are more indepth analyses which can be
done in which anything from 5 - 90 food & drink reactions can be
As well as intolerance testing, Cotswold Nutrition offers a whole range of hormonal and gut function tests, all undertaken by professional laboratories. Most tests are non-invasive involving either saliva, stool or urine testing. A full laboratory report is supplied as well as interpretation of the results in a consultation environment.
Nutritional Therapy can compliment conventional treatments. Whilst it is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment, improved nutrition can help to build the body's natural strength and resistance. Good nutrition may help to improve many conditions:
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been repeatedly shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body:
- Integumentary - [hair, skin & nails]
Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations are support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood-sugar balance, emotional and psychological well-being, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.