At Food Intolerance NI, our philosophy is to
encourage people to take responsibility for their health through
and education. One of the ways we
achieve this is by providing a food intolerance and sensitivity testing
using the very latest technology to pinpoint foods that may be causing
Gillian McFarland (the
analyst who will perform your test) is a qualified food intolerance
therapist and is
well placed to advise you about the results of your test and how best
with any implications or problems that may arise.
Gillian initially graduated
as a Cardiac Physiologist in 2003 and commenced work in the NHS sector
with inpatients, outpatients and private patients. She then decided to
widen her knowledge and embark on
training within the field of allergy and nutrition.
What is food intolerance?
is important to remember that food
intolerance is not the same as food allergy.
food allergy refers to the allergic reaction
caused when a protein in the problem food acts as an allergen that
the production of antibodies which in turn trigger an abnormal response
immune system eg. anaphylaxis is a potentially deadly allergic reaction
often triggered by foods, medications & insect stings.
basically describes the body?s adverse reaction to certain foods or
reaction occurs on
every occasion when the problem food is eaten and tends to be prevalent
people with weak digestive systems.
intolerance may not be an immediate
reaction after ingestion and the amount of food required to cause a
varies. Food intolerances are not life threatening, although over time
make you feel generally ill and affect your health.