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Understanding how we react to the foods we eat

Understanding how patients respond to certain foods can be critical in making dietary interventions. Allergy testing and nutrigenomic testing both have a role to play.

Food allergies and intolerances can mean not only that the food the patient eats isn’t providing them with nutritional benefit. But also that they can be working against them in causing inflammation or immune response. Food allergy tests can be an effective way of identifying any culprits in their diets and focus any use of an elimination diet to explore the impact of removing known problem foods.

Tests are now available with an extremely comprehensive range of foods included. The Nordic Food Panel features 184 foods.  To find out more click here.

Understanding how a patient will respond to their intake of certain food types can be critical in designing an effective nutritional programme. DNA Diet tests a number of well-researched gene variations that impact metabolism, absorption and storage of fats and carbohydrates, as well as eating behaviour. It provides a rich understanding of how an individual’s genetic profile will impact their response to three potential healthy eating plans. i.e. Low fat, Mediterranean, and Low Carbohydrate. To find out more about DNA Diet, click here. To find out about DNA Life practitioner training, click here.

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