Do you suffer with bloating, reflux, irritable bowel syndrome?
Why treat the symptoms and only get temporary relief? Treat the root cause
An indicator test, which costs only €35, is designed to determine if you have elevated, food-specific IgG antibodies. A positive result from this test may indicate a food issue. Photograph: iStock
Conditions such as bloating, reflux and, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often triggered by inflammation. Many common conditions are triggered by inflammation and diet can be a primary driver – changing your diet is an essential part of the treatment process.
Change your diet
Fitzwilliam Food Test Clinic has more than 30 years of clinical experience in treating inflammation. We use laboratory blood testing to assist people who wish to change their diet, to help control their inflammation. These tests are high sensitivity, antibody tests and have been designed to help guide you through your food elimination process.
We know that having thriving colonies of healthy bacteria in your gut enables your immune system to control your inflammation. However, if you disrupt your gut bacteria (microbiome) as a result of the overuse of steroids, antibiotics or eating difficult to digest foods, you can ignite the inflammation process. Symptoms such as bloating, reflux, or IBS are often the result.
A recent article by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, published in December 2018, tells us that:
- Diet can disrupt your gut bacteria (microbiome)
- Disruption of your gut bacteria can trigger inflammation
This emerging evidence about our diet triggering chronic inflammation – and consequently, triggering conditions such as bloating, reflux, IBS – changes everything we thought we knew. Prescribing treatments that just suppress symptoms, without addressing the root cause, is no longer acceptable.
How does food drive inflammation?
In our experience, poorly digested food is the crucial trigger behind this inflammation. Disease-producing gut bacteria will thrive when feeding off poorly digested, undigested and putrefying food matter. The problem is that it is difficult to establish which foods are not digesting properly (food intolerance), as they show no obvious, or immediate, reaction after eating.
The new food-specific IgG antibody test will measure if you are producing a significantly elevated antibody response against specific foods. The test is not diagnostic of any medical condition. However, it is generally accepted that it may help to identify the foods which could be withdrawn from the diet.
An indicator test, which costs only €35, is designed to determine if you have elevated, food-specific IgG antibodies. A positive result from this test may indicate a food issue.
Which foods cause inflammation?
A wide array of different foods can cause chronic inflammation. In some people, gluten and dairy products have been shown to trigger an autoimmune inflammatory reaction that can destroy brain and nerve tissue. This scenario is called neurological autoimmunity. This process can cause a diverse array of symptoms and disorders. The studies were conducted by world-renowned immunologists Vojdani and Fasano.
Can chronic inflammatory disease be helped?
Early intervention is crucial to prevent chronic tissue damage. There is general agreement that the IgG Food Sensitivity Test may help guide your food elimination process. If this dietary intervention is going to help, it is our experience that most people feel significantly better within two weeks of changing their diet.
Invitation to doctors
This dietary approach to dealing with inflammation works best when incorporated into general medical practice. We invite doctors who are interested to contact us, and will provide training for your practice nurse who could manage this service for the surgery.
For more information, see our website or contact our Dublin clinic:
Fitzwilliam Food Test Clinic
Lower Fitzwilliam Street