Food Intolerance Testing

Food Intolerance Testing  Food Intolerance Testing at Total Balance Aberdeen


Food intolerance and sensitivities are becoming so much more common these days as food production methods change and the variety and quality of the foods we eat gradually reduces.

Food intolerances and sensitivities are different to food allergies. Food allergies can make you seriously ill, whereas symptoms of food intolerance may be either quite subtle or more obvious, such as:

  • fatigue or reduced energy levels, from feeling below par to exhaustion much of the time
  • preventing you losing weight; causing too much weight loss or weight fluctuation
  • digestive bloating, loose stools, digestive discomfort, nausea, vomiting or IBS
  • diarrhoea, constipation, Crohn's, ulceralitve colitis, coeliac, stomach or duodenal ulcers
  • unexplained aches and pains such as back pain or aching muscles, joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis
  • headaches and migraines
  • sinus and respiratory problems such as rhinitis, hay fever-type symptoms, stuffy or runny nose, asthma or difficulty breathing.
  • oedema, bed wetting or frequent urination
  • eczema, itchy skin, frequent mouth ulcers
  • facial puffiness, discolouration around the eyes - "panda" eyes, itchy or puffy eyes
  • depression or anxiety, feeling spacy
  • susceptibility to frequent infections, intolerance to alcohol, insomnia, hyperactivity
  • and much more

At the Total Balance Clinic in Aberdeen, we request you attend at least one Total Balance treatment prior to any food intolerance testing, to highlight any other causes of imbalance and ensure an accurate picture is obtained. Otherwise, you merely have a list of foods your body is struggling to cope with and no idea what the root cause of the problem is or how to improve the situation.

There are a few types of food intolerance testing kits offered on the market however, I prefer to work directly with the body, using muscle testing. This way, the energy flowing through the body can be measured and any "problem" foods ascertained immediately.

A simple programme of exclusion of these foods for a short while may be recommended to allow the body to rebalance. Quite often, these foods can be reintroduced at a later stage, without a detrimental effect on the body.

The best option for ascertaining why your body is reacting to certain foods is to have at least one Total Balance session and then consider a Food Intolerance Test, when other body imbalances have been eliminated. This will give you the best chance of rebalancing and time is allowed for alternative dietary or lifestyle options to be discussed. If your body is already struggling due to a restricted diet and you restrict your diet further, it will continue to struggle! Working with you over 2 or 3 sessions will enable us to work out the best plan for you.

The basic Food Intolerance Testing session would usually last just over 1 hour and will establish which foods your body is struggling to cope with. If you go for this option and then choose to eliminate those foods, please consider what new foods you would introduce to replace them. If your body is already struggling due to a restricted diet and you restrict your diet further, it will continue to struggle!
A review session is recommended after 3 months to check how your body is coping.


Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or on 07971 207833 to find out further details.

"Just wanted to let you know how I'm getting on after my food intolerance 
testing at the start of August, and in a word the results have been 
"amazing"!  I'd guesstimate that my skin has cleared up about 90%! 
A real result, thanks so much!"           LK, Aberdeen

Total Balance - Your Body In Balance, Naturally

This information is not intended as a substitute for conventional medical diagnosis or treament. It is always advisable to seek the advice of your GP prior to making any changes. Please note that I do not diagnose or treat specific ailments or illnesses, rather I treat the person who may have imbalances in the body which manifest as physical discomfort or ailments. I make no claims that the therapies I offer treat or cure any specific health problems.The aim of the treatment is to allow the body to relax and rebalance itself.