So I finally went for a food intolerance test because I’m not kidding, for the last ten years I’ve tried cutting out pretty much every type of food – dairy, gluten, wheat – you name it. I’ve convinced myself I’m allergic to them because of how my body reacts to them (I’ll spare you the details).
I always go for a dairy-free option in my teas and coffees, preferably almond milk but soya milk when there’s no other option, unless of course I’m at a friend’s house and they only have the milk of a cow in which case I’d have a bit as ‘a little won’t hurt’. Same with my enemies gluten and wheat too. My sister would always take the Mick out of me saying that I’d made myself allergic by cutting all the foods out, or claiming I was trying to be fashion (trying? Babes I was born this way!).
So after years and years of guessing what food works for me and doesn’t, and eating it as and when it’s convenient, I decided to finally go and get a food intolerance test done. Some intolerances can make you bloated or make you hold onto weight, so to be really honest with you I also wanted to see if there was any type of food I should cut out for slimming reasons too.
I did a lot of research online, and came across the Biolab in London who test your blood against every food type. I rang at 9am and managed to get an appointment for 11:30am so I rushed straight into town and half an hour later and £183 poorer, I was on my way home with a plaster on my arm and a sticker for being brave (I’m joking about the sticker, but I was pretty brave).
They send your blood off to America as apparently there’s no where in the UK to do these comprehensive tests (which I find mad), and so I had to wait for three weeks for my results.
Yesterday I received the email, and I apprehensively opened my test results certain I’d be allergic to nearly every type of food. So it was with total disbelief that I was actually intolerant to… nothing at all. I mean, maybe bananas a little (WFT?). My sister was right!
Whilst the test is by no means cheap, it’s definitely money well spent in my eyes. It also raises the question of what it is that’s wrong with my body that lead me to believe I had food intolerances in the first place, but for now, where’s my pizza?!
I hope you found this post useful (use my awesome emoji reactions if you did), do let me know if you have any questions in the comment box.
Speak to you very soon,