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Archive for category: Food Intolerances

Milk Intolerance – Should I test my child?

Testing Toddlers – Dr Gill Hart offers advice to parents YorkTest’s Scientific Director, Dr Gill Hart, is a leading expert on food intolerance.  After the recent news from Nestle of its intention to develop a milk allergy skin patch test for infants, the question on worried parents’ lips may be: “Should I test my child?” […]

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The Problems of Self-Diagnosing Food Intolerance

It is estimated that as many as 45% of people suffer from food intolerance. A boom in the Free-From industry is evident when you look at the increasing variety of wheat, dairy and gluten-free products available on the supermarket shelves. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their diet, nutrition and food intolerances and the demand […]

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Could you have a bread intolerance?

With many more options available on the “free from” aisles at the supermarket it’s seems like it is getting fashionable to give up bread. Let’s have a look at the different reactions that can be associated with bread intolerance and whether giving up bread can be justified. The staple ingredients of bread are flour, usually […]

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Faye from Yorktest with Peanuts and bananas

Faye’s ‘on-the-go’ Free-From Favourites

When you discover your personal Food Fingerprint and learn which foods you could remove and replace to optimise your diet, it can seem difficult to find options to satisfy your ‘on-the-go’ cravings. When we’re busy, it’s easy to reach for pre-packaged options but, when you discover your trigger foods, this can feel like a minefield. […]

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Spring Clean Your Kitchen Cupboards

Traditionally reserved for the scrubbing of the house, the ‘Spring Clean’ brings about a sense of renewal essential for a fresh start. So, just as we make time to declutter our closets, arrange the attic or sort out the shed, cleaning out the kitchen cupboards is important to ensure a healthy, happy you. Check the […]

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5 Food Swaps for Your Food Intolerances

When you make the decision to change your diet due to a food intolerance, it might feel like you’re waving goodbye to some of your favourite foods. It may be the case that many of your common meal fall-backs and comfort foods contain your trigger ingredients, leaving you wondering if you’ll ever be able to […]

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6 things people with Food Intolerances want you to know

We’re not being fussy… It may seem like your worst nightmare – that inconvenient dinner guest who ‘can’t’ have this or that food but we promise, we’re not being awkward. We each have a unique food fingerprint and, being aware of this gives us the knowledge to make the best possible choices for our diet. […]

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Could You Have an Almond Intolerance?

Whether chopped, crushed, sliced or slivered, raw, roasted, milked or toasted, almonds are a wonder food. A practical Swiss army knife of an ingredient, almonds are filling, versatile and also a great food intolerance friendly substitute (gluten free almond cake, anyone?) As well as this, as almonds are high in fibre, unsaturated fats, protein, calcium, […]

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