Testing Methods for Food Intolerance

Types of Testing For Food Intolerance

Have you had clinical tests for food intolerance, followed all the instructions - but still suffer with symptoms? Clinical testing frequently gives 'inconclusive' answers - and each test result may call for further tests.

But the Journal method is fast and accurate - as used foodintol®LoTox Living.



Clinical Tests from your Doctor

Your medical doctor (GP) may use:

    • Several kinds of blood tests
    • Hydrogen breath testing*
    • Allergy testing (e.g. by skin pinprick method)
    • Gastroscopy (tube guided into stomach while under anaesthetic)
    • Intestinal biopsy (small tissue sample taken under anaesthetic)
    • Stool (faecal) analysis
    • Skin sample analysis (e.g. with flaking skin infections)
    • Genital swab (e.g. for fungal conditions)

*No longer practised by many doctors who cite unreliable results


Tests from a Naturopath

A naturopath or alternative medicine practitioner may use:

    • Iridology (diagnosis by looking into the iris of the eyes)
    • Homeopathy - examination of the eyes, skin, tongue and pulses
    • Vega testing (now discredited among many professionals)
    • Other methods

Most clinical testing relies on your doctor's interpretation of the results - and that many tests return 'inconclusive'. You may need further series of tests to gather more information. Unfortunately, conclusive results are not often found using clinical tests.


I think I might have food intolerance: What should I do?

Begin with our free e-book. Research indicates doing nothing can be a risk. Food toxins can cause serious long-term health problems - leading to disease. 

Learn more with the Free ebook about Food Toxins


Am I affected? How common is food intolerance?

Many people feel they are not affected by food intolerance. But the research evidence says otherwise. Research says 75% (3 in 4) of all people have some type of food sensitivity. A few statistics:

>> 3 in 4 have lactose intolerance (even if they are unaware)

>> 15% are unable to digest gluten (difficult to identify and often misdiagnosed)

>> 1 in 3 cannot tolerate fructose (often misread as other illnesses)

>> Up to 90% of Asians have dairy sensitivity

>> Inflammation caused by food toxins in nightshades, legumes and others is often missed - or misdiagnosed.


Which intolerance? ... (You can't tell from symptoms alone)

It would be convenient if a certain group of symptoms meant a particular intolerance. But that's not the case.

Food toxins act together in various ways to damage cells and provoke the immune system. Our eighteen years of experience has found the best results arise from reducing a selection of food toxins - the Low Toxin diet