It can be a mystery why your child may have a sore tummy or is bloated, picks up every bug that is coming their way, has eczema without a known reason, has cracks in the corners of their mouth, has puffy eyes, has asthma, has diarrhoea or is constipated, among many other signs of sensitivities.
When a child is experiencing these, there often is an underlying intolerance that their bodies are constantly dealing with. This can make them very tired and become "sickly".
This particular food intolerance is ideal for children as there is no needle involved. Simply cut a few hairs of their head and send it away to the lab.
Method - Hair Analysis
Results - 2 week turnaround time
Test results are sent via email
Beef, chicken, and egg (whole)
Staphylococcal Bacteria, Streptococcal Bacteria, Mixed SIBO, Moraxella Catarrhalis, Helicobacter Pylori, Bacillus Cereus, and Escherichia Coli (E. coli)
Alcohol, beer, caffeinated drinks, cocoa, coffee, tea, wine
All dairy, caseinates, cows milk, lactose, and whey
Acrylic paint, chlorine, detergents, diesel, dust mite, fabric softeners, feathers, flower pollen, grass pollen, house dust, grass pollen, mixed pollens, moulds, natural gas, oil paint, paint mix, perfume/aftershave, leaded and unleaded petrol, pine pollen, sheep’s wool, tea tree oil, and tobacco smoke
Amaranth, Benzoic Acid, Erythrosine, MSG, Phosphoric Acid, Ponceau Red, Salicylates, Sodium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Sulphite, Tartrazine
Food colours (mixed)
Apple, apricot, avocado, banana, citrus fruit, coconut, grapes, kiwi, mango, mixed berries (raspberry, boysenberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, loganberry and redcurrant), nectarine, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, strawberry
Barley, corn (processed), gluten, oats, rice, rye, spelt, wheat
Black pepper, salt
Capsicum, chili, paprika, potato, tomato, nightshade foods mix (capsicum, eggplant, potato, and tomato)
Mixed nuts (almond, brazil, cashew, macadamia, pecan, pistachio, walnut), peanut
Sesame seed, sunflower seed
Soy and Soy Products
Soy bean, soy sauce
Fructose, honey, and sugar (sucrose)
Brussels sprout, carrot, celery, corn (fresh), courgette, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, legumes, mushroom, nightshade vegetables, onion, pea, pumpkin, green bean, sweet potato
Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)
Yeast and Fungi
Candida Albicans, Mixed Candida
Yeast (baker’s and brewer’s yeast)
ALLERGIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCES IN CHILDREN
Please note the difference between allergies and sensitivities below.
An "allergy test" needs a blood sample or in the case of coeliac, can also be done with a stool sample. For more information on testing for Coeliac, check the Transglutaminase IgA test offered.
ALLERGIES VS SENSITIVITIES
Classical allergy is an example of an immune-based sensitivity reaction. It is usually an immediate reaction (within 30 minutes) and involves a special subset of immune antibodies called IgE.
These antibodies trigger the release of histamine, giving all the classic symptoms of allergy i.e. swelling of the lips, mouth and throat, skin rash, itching, hives and respiratory symptoms.
These symptoms can vary in intensity and in extreme cases may lead to anaphylaxis, which could be fatal.
Some allergic reactions are more delayed and occur up to 48 hours after exposure to the substance. These reactions may be immune-based (allergy), or a non-immune (sensitivity) physiological reaction. The immune-based delayed reactions usually involve different subsets of antibodies called IgG or IgM.
They present with more diverse symptoms such as skin reactions, headaches, fatigue and gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea and constipation.
The Food Intolerance and Environmental Sensitivity Test is a comprehensive sensitivity screen that will identifying triggers for intolerance reactions. It is able to identify reactivity to a broad range of substances including foods, beverages, food additives and environmental compounds.
HEALTH CONDITIONS & SYMPTOMS FOR WHICH THIS TEST IS RECOMMENDED
- Allergic or inflammatory type reactions such as eczema, allergic dermatitis, psoriasis, hay-fever, rhinitis, sinusitis, itchy-red eyes
- Gastrointestinal disturbances such as IBS symptoms, bloating, stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, reflux and indigestion.
- Acute and chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis e.g.
- Recurrent infections & chronic inflammation with unknown cause.
Children & Teens Food Intolerance Test
NO test kit is required for this test.
Easy to follow instructions will arrive in your inbox upon ordering.