Shirley McNaghten, 56

Constantly feeling faint and nauseous was something Shirley McNaghten, 56 was experiencing with increasing regularity until a nasty fall spurred her on to find out the cause of the problem once and for all.

A gastroscopy and extensive medical testing revealed nothing.

After a friend’s recommendation, Shirley decided to try the YorkTest Food&DrinkScan programme to see if food might be at the root of the problem.

Shirley was hopeful that the elimination of these foods would be able to stop the uncertainty and irregularity of the problems she was experiencing:

"I didn’t know if I was going to be feeling well or not and got very stressed if going out for a meal with the family. I’d take tablets beforehand. I couldn’t go out and know what to eat, at friends or at a restaurant so I was juggling things."

The test proved to be quite an eye opener to Shirley, showing reactions to dairy, gluten, blueberries, certain nuts and avocados.

"Some I was surprised with – I thought onions and garlic would come up but they didn’t and I’m OK with them – it was these other foods causing my problems but I couldn’t pin point them."

It wasn’t long after cutting these foods from her diet that Shirley began to experience positive changes to her health and, despite the odd temptation of a piece of cake at the family meals, she is delighted to be feeling such great improvements in her life. 

"It’s been brilliant, it’s changed my life – the past 6 months I’ve been able to carry on a normal existence. I’ve not fainted in the past 6 months. I can’t thank you enough."

 YorkTest advise that you consult with your GP first if you are experiencing the types of symptoms mentioned in this testimonial.

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