- Money Back Promise - if no reactions are identified YorkTest will refund you €345 (available when you purchase the complete programme at the RRP)
- Expert testing and analysis of IgG antibody reactions to 158 foods and drinks
- Comprehensive guidebook and 12 week food and drink diary
- Two x 30 minute telephone consultations with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists
- Convenient mail order service – no need to visit our laboratory
About Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the IBS Diet Programme
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a gastro intestinal disorder which affects 1 in 6 people and can develop at any age. The physical effects can vary from discomfort to severe pain with suffers typically experiencing bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence and cramps, all of which impact negatively on quality of life and can be embarrassing and distressing.
The YorkTest IBS Diet Programme has been specifically developed to test for IgG reactions to 158 different food and drink ingredients. With your results discovered, you will receive a personalised list of low FODMAP foods, taking into account your individual food fingerprint as well as a comprehensive guidebook and 12 week food and drink diary. In addition, a 30 minute telephone consultation with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists will provide you with all the support and guidance needed to optimise your diet and improve your health and wellbeing.
Please note: If you are concerned about any symptoms you are experiencing, you should always visit your GP to rule out any serious underlying medical condition.
The YorkTest IBS diet programme has been specifically developed to test for IgG reactions to 158 different food and drink ingredients. View the full list:
With your individual results discovered, you will receive a personalised list of low FODMAP foods, taking into account your personal food fingerprint. In addition, a telephone consultation with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists will provide you with all the support and guidance needed to optimise your diet and improve your health and wellbeing.
The YorkTest IBS Diet Programme kit contains all you need to take a small blood sample (2 – 3 drops) in the comfort of your own home. Simply return your sample in the pre-paid envelope provided to our York laboratories for expert analysis. Your confidential results are then posted to you within ten working days.
*British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
What is FODMAP?
FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccarides and Polyols.
These are certain types of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. When they pass into the large intestine bacteria ferment them. The combination of bacteria and FODMAP foods in the large intestine produces large amounts of gas which results in bloating, pain, diarrhoea and/or constipation, all classic symptoms of IBS.
Following a low FODMAP diet has been shown to be effective in treating IBS symptoms for approximately 70% of people who implement it.**
The low FODMAP diet originated in Australia in 1991 and was developed by the research team at the Monash University Department of Gastroenterology in Melbourne. They found that limiting dietary FODMAPs is an effective treatment for people with IBS symptoms. Recently it has been successfully launched in the UK and is used by the NHS.
**Gibson P and Shepherd S, 2010: Evidence-based dietary management of functional gastrointestinal symptoms: The FODMAP approach. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25, 252 B. Click here to read the full scientific paper.
Food and drink ingredients we test for:
Do not take this test if you are:
- Suffering from a blood borne disease such as Hepatitis or HIV
- Under 2 years old
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
Raised levels of food-specific IgG antibodies within your blood indicate that an IgG antibody reaction to a particular food or foods has occurred. If you have already taken the decision to eliminate a particular food or foods from your diet they may not show up a reaction on your results. If you know of foods that cause you to feel unwell, do not start eating them; we do not encourage you to eat a food or foods which you already know are a problem to you.
IBS Diet Programme does not provide information about coeliac disease, enzyme deficiencies such as lactose and alcohol intolerance, IgE-mediated allergies, histamine sensitivity or other chemical sensitivities such as reactions to sulphites, tannins or tyramine. The IBS Diet Programme is only recommended for people who have food and/or drink intolerance symptoms and IBS symptoms.