Food Intolerance Testing
At DCS we look to provide every resource possible to ensure your results reflect the efforts you put in. With that in mind, we are now offering on site food intolerance testing.
What are food intolerances?
There is a lot of confusion about the terms food intolerance and food allergy, and the differences between them. Many people think they have a food allergy when their symptoms can sometimes indicate food intolerance instead. Up to 45% of the population suffer from food intolerance* which, whilst not life threatening, can have a negative impact on many aspects of daily life.
When foods and drinks are digested the proteins within them are broken down into smaller fragments for easy absorption into the body. Larger fragments can pass through without breaking down, and sometimes the body reacts to them as invaders, attacking them using antibodies called Immunoglobulin (IgG). This can cause inflammation and a wide range of symptoms including headaches, digestive problems, IBS, bloating, itchy skin, joint pain, weight gain and low mood to name a few.
*According to the leading medical charity Allergy UK
Food intolerance testing can play a pivotal role in ensuring you get the best results from the effort you are putting in at the gym or via your nutritional approach. Some foods that are considered ‘healthy’ or ‘clean’ may be having effects on your system that are holding back your progress.
To combat this we have provided a nutritional program that looks to cut all ‘high risk’ items from your diet and ensure you are still nurturing your body in the right way. However, with this plan we are simply playing to the odds, but that doesn’t cover every possible eventuality and there may be low risk items in your nutrition plan that you remain intolerant to.