Food sensitivity testing, as it has come to be known is a way of finding out why our body/system is not working to it's optimum efficiency. Those of us who are repeatedly plagued by symptoms such as:
DIARRHOEA, BLOATING, STOMACH CRAMPS, FLATULENCE, CONSTIPATION, WEIGHT GAIN, MUSCLE PAIN, DEPRESSION, BOWEL DISEASE, BAD BREATH, JOINT PAIN, LETHARGY, IBS, IRRITABILITY, PMS, CHRONIC FATIGUE, THRUSH, BINGE EATING, CANDIDA, which has so far not been diagnosed by your doctor, would benefit from a test.
Reactions to particular foods have always affected peple, some recognise these and avoid the foods, but some people suffer and say 'oh I must have eaten something that has upset me, but I don't know what it is'. For example my father cannot eat cucumber as it causes a high imbalance in the stomach acids and his symptoms are heartburn and the taste repeats on him. Often the symptoms are manageable such as bloating, belching, indigestion then most people pop a pill and within the space of 30 mins the symptoms have disappeared. But what if through your diet you don't have to pop pills anymore and you knew exactly what was causing the problems!!!!
The foods available to us, the way we shop and the way we eat has dramatically changed over the last 30-40 years. Our fast paced life requires fast food whether it is soup out of a can or a ping in the microwave chilli-con-carne it is all processed. The additives, preservatives, colours, flavourings, hydrogentated fats and excess salt and sugars in these foods are all contributing to our health and causing minor niggles to major problems, not only in the UK but all over the world.
It always baffles me why people choose convenience foods when they tend to be more expensive then cooking from scratch. This is normally the time or the lack of skills in being able to produce a meal. But if you make your food you know exactly what ingredients has been used to produce your food and it is not coated or containing additives and preservative.
For example do you know that green beans are washed in a bleach solution to stop any bacteria growth from when it leaves the supplier to reaching the supermarket shelf, how to avoid this, buy frozen, they are higher in vitamin and minerals and they are only washed in water to remove excess dirt.
A mixed bag of salad leaves have been treated with chemicals to keep them fresh, these can cause stomach ulcers.
A bun from a well known fast food retailer contains 5 teaspoons of sugar.
Many years ago a Pathologist told me a story, he was commissioned to do a decay test, which was looking at what effect the chemicals and injections that are given to our animals affects the meat we eat. This is the disgusting bit.......a piece of lamb, pork, beef, chicken, turkey and a piece of human where placed in butcher shop conditions and monitored for gases and how quickly they decayed. If you haven't already guessed, the human tissue sample lasted the longest confirming that we consume a lot of preservatives and additives, this test was conducted over 20 years ago so can you even begin to imagine the result now!!!
Up until now through all the years my family have been providing this form of testing and helping thousands of people, we have never heard of a research project being carried out for food sensitivities. Generally medical research is used to find a drug to combat a physical complaint, which is just for generating money for the profit of pharmaceutical companies.
What scientific research is now proving is that there is a clear adverse reaction to some common foods (food sensitivity) and that they prevent our bodies from burning fat efficiently. The body then stores this and it makes it difficult to lose weight. A study in the USA used a food sensitivity test on their volunteers and 98% followed a plan to avoid their problem foods. The results where staggering, they not only lost weight, they had more energy, sugar cravings reduced, moods where alieviated, body to fat ratio improved and sleep patterns became noticibly regulated.
So by simply altering your diet you can benefit from an increase in better health. With this and an excercise programme, that mountain turns into a gentle hill, which is much easier to climb!!!!
This test is more like a management system than a cure!
The process is very simple, all I require is a hair sample, ideally from the root and approx 5-6 hairs. Send with your name, address and a contact number.
The cost for UK postal returns is £55 inc VAT.
For postal returns to International address this is £65 inc VAT.
Payment can be received through paypal or a bank transfer or via Cheques payable to Sarah Owston.
Please post your sample and payment to
15 Grindon Farm Cottages, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland,
TD15 2NN, United Kingdom.
Please allow upto 21 days for your results to land on your doorstep, along with a covering letter outlining a personalised ellimination diet.
Feel free to include any symptoms you may be suffering from.
And if you have any questions please don't hesitate in contacting me.
Selection of foods screened
Mushrooms, Spring Onions, Lettuce, Brocolli, Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes, Chilli peppers, Radish, Sweetcorn, Aubergine, Garlic, Spinach, Butter Beans, Aduki Beans, Baked Beans, Cows Dairy Produce, Lactose, Whey, Melon, Kiwi, Orange, Lemon, Bananas, Strawberried, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Grapes, Dried Fruit, Gooseberry, Nectarine, Peaches, Pasta, Rice, Couscous, Pollenta, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Chutney, Vinegar, Nuts, Ghee, Tamarind, Jelly, Gelatin, Soya, Goats produce, Paprika, Tumeric, Dill, All Spice, Pepper, Salt, Garam Masala, Mace, Nutmeg, Cinnamin, Peppermint, Yeast, Processed refined sugar, Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Quail, Pheasant, Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Smoked Fish, Scallops, Crab, Prawns, Crisps, Crackers, Sunflower seeds, linseed, Pumpkin seeds, Stouts, Lager, Wine, Gin, Vodka, Bailey's, Whiskey, Schnapps, Coffee, Tea, Carbonated drinks, Aspartimae, Acesulfume-K, Nitrates, Nitrites, Benzoic acid, Sulphites, Washing Powder, Air Fresheners, Perfume, Aftershave, Foam baths, Bath Salts, House Dust, Animal Hair, Bleach, Paint, Weed Killers, Guar Gum, Pectins, Lecithin, Colourants, MSG, Carageenan (E407), Octygallate (E311)
This is just a selection of what is tested, to help you gain equilibrium.
"Brilliant Service, Very Helpful and Informative"
Before the consultation I suffered for years with stomach cramps, physically exhausted, I couldn't eat anything, and not losing any weight. My body was not absorbing any nutrients, the food I was eating just ran straight through my system. The Doctors couldn't find out what was wrong and could only offer Imodium type drugs. I knew this wasn't the answer and a friend suggested the testing with Sarah. I thought I was borderline Chronic Fatigue, I had suffered from this when I was 16 so I knew the symptoms.
Since the information from the test and following a strict elimination diet, I feel much better, more energy, weight has fallen off me and the colour is back in my face. I have only been following this for 6 weeks and the changes are dramatic even my Asthma is definately better.