Joint Pain

  • More than 9 million people in the UK suffer from arthritis and related conditions
  • Most arthritis sufferers will experience stiffness, pain, swelling, fatigue and difficulty moving
  • Many people claim that cutting out certain foods has helped with their symptoms

Do you have arthritis-like joint pain? Have you been going for physiotherapy or chiropractor for some time with chronic low back, hip or pelvic pain? More than 9 million people in the UK suffer from arthritis and related conditions and most arthritis sufferers will experience stiffness, pain, swelling, fatigue and difficulty moving. Treatment for joint pain usually focuses on medication, however there are still no drugs that cure these conditions and some of the drugs used have severe side-effects such as stomach upset/bleeding, easy bruising, thinning of bones, cataracts, weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, blurry vision and increased susceptibility to infection.

External factors can trigger symptoms and according to the Arthritis Research Campaign, many people claim that cutting out certain foods has helped treat symptoms of their arthritis and a high percentage with rheumatoid arthritis can actually improve or clear their symptoms with simple dietary changes. The problem is that first you need to know what to change. Currently the best accepted method for confirming food sensitivities involves eating a restricted diet for several weeks. If there is no improvement, it is assumed that the food type that has been restricted is not causing the symptoms then another food type is restricted. It is time consuming and impossible to test all the different combinations of food types.

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.


The results speak for themselves...

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.

  • 75% of patients who rigorously followed the diet had a noticable improvement in their condition.
  • 68.2% of patients who benefitted from following the recommendations felt the benefits within three weeks.

Main Medical Condition Reported

% of People Who Reported Moderate to High Benefit

Gastro-Intestinal
e.g. IBS, Bloating etc
80%
Respiratory
e.g. Asthma, Breathing Difficulties, Rhinitis
72%
Neurological
e.g. Migraine, Headaches
78%
Dermatological
e.g. Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis
76%
Musculo-Skeletal
e.g. Arthritis, Rheumatism
64%
Psychological
e.g. Depression, ADHD, Panic Attacks
81%
Others
e.g. Lethargy, General Feeling of Malaise
79%

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