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The number of people complaining of tiredness increases every year. Now, around 1 in 10 people suffer persistent tiredness, with women more likely to be affected than men. Chronic fatigue is a medical condition characterised by drowsiness, slowness, indifference, or tiredness so much so that you can't perform all of the normal, daily activities you used to. Some people battle chronic fatigue for many years.
The cause may be unknown, but sometimes the immune system is involved. One common symptom of food intolerance is fatigue. For those with chronic fatigue, certain food combinations can contribute to symptoms. Identifying and eliminating specific foods from their diet, can be an important step forward in improving energy levels. Currently the best accepted method for confirming food sensitivities is by elimination diet that involves eating a restricted diet for several weeks. If there is no reduction in symptoms then that food type is not the problem and the process is repeated with another food type. It is impossible though to test all the different combinations of food types so it is an ineffective process.
N.B. Information about the potential symptoms of food intolerance is provided here to inform those seeking advice from Nutritional Therapists, Health Practitioners or Medical Professionals. The presence of this information should not in any way be misconstrued to imply that YorkTest Programmes have been proven to be efficacious in treating these symptoms.
A survey, commissioned by Allergy UK was carried out with 5286 people reporting a wide range of chronic medical conditions, who had taken the YorkTest – or to give it its scientific name - a food-specific IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA) blood test.
Main Medical Condition Reported
% of People Who Reported Moderate to High Benefit
e.g. IBS, Bloating etc
e.g. Asthma, Breathing Difficulties, Rhinitis
e.g. Migraine, Headaches
e.g. Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis
e.g. Arthritis, Rheumatism
e.g. Depression, ADHD, Panic Attacks
e.g. Lethargy, General Feeling of Malaise
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