Mel was the lucky winner of the competition I ran in partnership with YorkTest and received a free Food&Drink Scan Programme worth £299.
YorkTest are Europe’s leading provider of food and drink specific IgG antibody testing programmes and were the intolerance testing service I chose earlier this year which identified my intolerance to dairy and cashew nuts.
Here’s what Mel had to say…
I have spent the last seven years with stomach problems. When I saw the competition, I entered thinking I never win anything but thought I had nothing to lose.
I’ve had several tests in the past, as well as visiting my GP many times and paying for a private consultant but each time, I’ve been told it’s IBS. I’ve been given lots of medication, had hair testing, muscle testing and lots of blood tests…all adding up to ££££!!
In terms of my symptoms, I am exhausted all the time and I am really struggling to shift some weight which I’m told can be due to an intolerance.
The results of my YorkTest came back with a cows milk intolerance and borderline egg white intolerance. To be honest, I expected it to be a lot worse! I wasn’t surprised that the results showed an intolerance to cows milk as I do enjoy chocolate ice cream etc. but the pain after eating it is horrible. Therefore I had already tried to cut milk out as a drink but I was told I need to be more strict. The YorkTest nutritionist explained that my body needs a break from the trigger foods for at least three months and then I can begin to reintroduce them. This should help with weight loss and my energy levels…fingers crossed anyway!
Good luck Mel!
If you think you might have an intolerance or allergy, you might want to take a look at this post which explains some of the side effects of the most common trigger foods.