Cathy Maguire, 36
Irish Rugby Union and Sale player Peter Stringer (37) was no stranger to the uncomfortable symptoms of IBS before discovering YorkTest. Over time, the consistent bloating and stomach pains became a routine way of life.
After living with the discomfort for some time, a suggestion from a colleague at Bath Rugby Club lead him to try a food intolerance test. Keen to discover whether something in his diet could be causing the ill effects, Peter took the simple fingerprick blood test, posting it back to the laboratory for analysis.
When he received his results, he discovered he had been experiencing reactions to yeast and cows’ milk – both of which were large components of his daily diet. Quickly setting about removing his trigger foods and replacing them with nutritious alternatives, it didn’t take long for Peter to see a distinct improvement.
The occasional reintroduction of yeast, for him, can cause a return of his digestive discomfort but armed with knowledge and awareness about the effects of his particular trigger foods, Peter feels more in control when it comes to his health and wellbeing.
Since taking the test Peter has continued to avoid his trigger foods, optimising his diet with healthy substitutes and is still feeling the benefits on and off the pitch.
YorkTest advise that you consult with your GP first if you are experiencing the types of symptoms mentioned in this testimonial.