Full Test Programmes

IBS Diet Programme

Suffering from digestive distress? The IBS Diet Programme analyses your reactions to 158 foods and drinks, providing you with a personalised Low FODMAP plan and nutritional support to help you replace your trigger foods and optimise your diet.

Only

£319.00

  • Money Back Promise -  if no reactions are identified YorkTest will refund you £294  (available when you purchase the complete programme at the RRP)
  • Expert testing of IgG antibody reactions to 158 foods and drinks
  • Simple finger prick blood test taken in the comfort of your own home
  • Convenient mail order testing kit – no need to visit our laboratory
  • Personalised list of low FODMAP foods tailored to you
  • 30 minute telephone consultation with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists
  • Comprehensive Guidebook and 12 week food and drink diary

About Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the IBS Diet Programme

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a gastro intestinal disorder which affects 1 in 6 people and can develop at any age. The physical effects can vary from discomfort to severe pain with suffers typically experiencing bloating, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence and cramps, all of which impact negatively on quality of life and can be embarrassing and distressing.

Please note: If you are concerned about any symptoms you are experiencing, you should always visit your GP to rule out any serious underlying medical condition.

The YorkTest IBS diet programme has been specifically developed to test for IgG reactions to 158 different food and drink ingredients.

Customer Reviews of the IBS Diet Programme

Monday 22nd May 2017

Vivien Dagnall

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After weeks of broken, restful and sometimes NO sleep, extreme abdominal pain, bloating and lack of energy, I decided to do something about it and figure out if my diet had anything to do with the problem. I did extensive research into which company to use and I'm going to be honest, the reviews on York Lab were the influences into making my decision. Seeing all of the feedback from other people encouraged me to go for it. My thought process was - if I'm going to spend the money anyway then why not spend a little bit more and get the best possible results. I was sceptical, don't get me wrong, but I kept the faith based on the other reviews. So if you're reading this and you're thinking about using YorkTest Lab then I would extremely advise to go for it. The whole process was simple, quick and professional. Service was first class. I was in complete shock when I got my results because most off my triggers I have on a daily basis (there was part of my answer.) I worked my way through the list (which is colour coded and extremely informative) and took the time to read all the information. My results came back that I couldn't have gluten, salmon, lamb, eggs and cashews. I also had borderline wheat, yeast, crustacean mix, beef and cows milk. At first I was like ok --- so what am I supposed to eat?!! Am I going to live on rabbit food?! How am I going to continue with life when these are all my favourite foods?! Plus, isn't gluten in EVERYTHING??!! After the initial shock and the consultation with the nutritionist, I made a start and cut everything out. Now 3 months down the line, I feel like a new woman. Sleep has improved, no bloating or abdominal pain and I can run for longer without fatigue or getting stitch (so much so that I'm doing the Manchester 10k next week!) I had already changed to soya and almond milk before the test so that didn't bother me, it was the salmon, eggs, wheat, yeast and gluten that were the hardest to get my head around. I soon became a PRO at reading the back of packets put it that way. But it was for the best. It has helped me beyond belief. This is the whole point of this review and why I would recommend it to anyone. Yes it's hard at first, yes it's a struggle sometimes, (especially when all your mates are tucking into their smoked salmon, eggs and avocado toast for brunch and you have to tackle it like a mine field,) but it's worth it because at the end of the day your health is the most important thing. Alongside my results were the foods to avoid with my IBS. I was a complete stranger to this if I'm honest and it was huge eye-opener to me as to what was causing my bloating, and I'm not ashamed to say it - wind. This was different to my intolerances and changed the way I looked at food for the better. At the end of the day this is a lifestyle change and my overall digestion has improved so much! I find it fascinating what the human body reacts to - either good or bad, it will LET YOU KNOW! Therefore, I listened to mine and made the changes I needed to. I am a foodie. Therefore you can imagine my frustration with my results. I wanted to cry, I have cried! But I know that it's completely for the better and I'm 150% over the moon that I did it. I also now understand why I felt the way I did, so I can kind of close that book if you get me. Support from family and friends has been great and overall I'm positive for the future and to continue on this journey! Thank you for everything guys, for the follow-ups, the consultation and everything else, I would recommend you to anyone. I havn't been public on my Instagram about it all yet, as I was still trying to get my head around things, but I will be posting things over the summer - I'm going travelling so will be fun to see how I get on with foods and new places. Plus, I'll be hoping to achieve a new PB in the run next week! https://www.instagram.com/vivatroners/ Thanks again !! xx

Friday 19th May 2017

Carol tyson

Excellent service helped me sort out my problem very helpful

Monday 8th May 2017

Nicola Mclatchie

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The test showed an intolerance to yeast. Since cutting out bread and baked goods I have seen a huge difference in my Ibs symptoms. So glad I took this test and would recommend to anyone.

Tuesday 11th April 2017

Nigel Hutchinson

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EXCELLENT ! Felt much better after 3-4 weeks. Now in to the experimental stage introducing things back into my diet. Have recommended to two of my friends with similar results

Friday 17th March 2017

Margaret Pitt

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I am now 10 weeks in and have seen an overall improvement. I have the odd day where the symptoms return but not for long. I feel that the programme is helping and am hoping that the improvement continues. The advice and support from the Yorktest team has been good and useful

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Christine Clark

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Excellent service and this has confirmed some of my suspicions and taught me about intolerances I never knew I had. I have completely changed my diet & I haven't had any symptoms since (apart from when I strayed back during a holiday week when problems were almost back instantly). Best test I have taken with truly remarkable results. Thank you & ive recommended this test to people suffering from IBS.

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Rachel Harris

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Absolutely brilliant. My digestive and overall health has been transformed by having this test done. Several food intolerances were identified and along with the fodmap list I have been able to illiminate foods and substitute with alternatives. My IBS is gone along with my food cravings and lethargy. I feel more energetic, my joints no longer ache and at long last I can get a decent nights sleep. I can't recommend this test highly enough.

Monday 6th February 2017

Julie Lock

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Service was Fabtastic! Without this test I would of spent months going down different routes to find out what was wrong with me! After finding out I have an intolerance to yeast I have been able to remove trigger foods from my diet and saw relief from my symptoms immediately! 5 star service would definitely recommend these tests

Monday 5th December 2016

Mandy Welsby

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Very helpful. Detailed and the follow on meeting with the Dietitian was very informative

Sunday 16th October 2016

Sheila Tate

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I have suffered from severe IBS, resulting in me being virtually housebound, for quite a few years. I decided to have food intolerance tests to see if that would work. My initial blood test showed that there were sensitivities so I went on to have the food intolerance and IBS test. My test results were through very quickly and showed foods that should be avoided. I can honestly say that the money I spent was well worth every penny. My IBS symptoms have subsided substantially and I now am able to leave the house with confidence. I do still take some medication but I feel much better. I no longer have the awful cramps and can eat out without worrying about whether I am going to become unwell during the meal. I would strongly advise anyone with severe IBS symptoms to try food testing - it has certainly given me some life back! The staff at YorkTest were all very friendly and helpful. The nutritionist I spoke to was really helpful also.

Food and drink ingredients we test for

Key
  • Food&DrinkScan, IBS Diet Programme, Ideal Weight Programme
  • FoodScan and FoodScan Junior

Please click the headings below to see each ingredient tested

  • Acai Berry Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Chamomile Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Coffee Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Dandelion Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Burdock Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Elderberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Elderflower Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Ginseng (Korean) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Ginseng (Siberian) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Chardonnay) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Chenin Blanc) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Concord) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Malbec) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Merlot) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Pinot Gris/Grigio) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Pinot Noir) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Red Zinfandel) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (White Zinfandel) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Riesling) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Sauvignon Blanc) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Grape (Shiraz) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Green Tea Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Guarana Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Hibiscus Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Nettle Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Rooibos (Redbush tea) Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Rosehip Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Tea Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Crab Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cod Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Haddock Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Herring Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lobster Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Oyster Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mackerel Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mussel Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Prawn Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Plaice Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Salmon Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Scallop Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Shrimp Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Sole Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Trout Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Tuna Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Apple Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Apricot Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Avocado Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Banana Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Bilberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Blackberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Blackcurrant Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Blueberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Boysenberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Cherry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Coconut Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cranberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cucumber Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Grape Tests for Food
  • Grapefruit Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Kiwi Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lemon Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lime Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lychee Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mango Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Melon mix (Watermelon, Honeydew and Cantaloupe) Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mulberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Olive Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Orange Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Papaya Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Peach Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Pear Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Pineapple Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Pomegranate Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Plum Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Prune Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Raspberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Strawberry Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Tomato Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Barley Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Corn (Maize) Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Gluten (Gliadin)* Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Hops Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Malt Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Millet Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Oat Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Rice Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Rye Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Wheat Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Anise Seed Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Basil Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Buckwheat Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Chilli Pepper Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cinnamon Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Clove Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Coriander Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cumin Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Dill Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Ginger Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Juniper Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Nutmeg Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mint Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mustard Seed Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Paprika Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Parsley Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Peppercorn Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Sage Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Thyme Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Vanilla Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Beef Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Chicken Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Duck Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lamb Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Pork Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Turkey Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Almond Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Brazil Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cashew Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Hazelnut Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Peanut Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Sesame Seed Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Sunflower Seed Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Walnut Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Asparagus Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Aubergine Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Beetroot Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Broccoli Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Brussels Sprouts Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Carrot Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Celery Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cabbage Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cauliflower Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Garlic Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Haricot Bean Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Kidney Bean Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lentils Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Lettuce Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Mushroom Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Onion Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Pea Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Peppers (Capsicum) Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Potato Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Rhubarb Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Soya Bean Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Spinach Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • String Bean Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Agave Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Carob Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cocoa Bean Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cola Nut Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Cow's Milk Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Egg White Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Egg Yolk Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food
  • Hemp Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Oak Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Sugar Cane Tests for Food & DrinkScan
  • Yeast Tests for Food & DrinkScan Tests for Food

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With your individual results discovered, you will receive a personalised list of low FODMAP foods, taking into account your personal food fingerprint.  In addition, a telephone consultation with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists will provide you with all the support and guidance needed to optimise your diet and improve your health and wellbeing.  


The YorkTest IBS Diet Programme kit contains all you need to take a small blood sample (2 – 3 drops) in the comfort of your own home. Simply return your sample in the pre-paid envelope provided (UK only) to our York laboratories for expert analysis. Your confidential results are then posted to you within ten working days.

*British Association of Nutritional Therapists

What is FODMAP?

FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccarides and Polyols.
These are certain types of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. When they pass into the large intestine bacteria ferment them.  The combination of bacteria and FODMAP foods in the large intestine produces large amounts of gas which results in bloating, pain, diarrhoea and/or constipation, all classic symptoms of IBS.  

Following a low FODMAP diet has been shown to be effective in treating IBS symptoms for approximately 70% of people who implement it.**

The low FODMAP diet originated in Australia in 1991 and was developed by the research team at the Monash University Department of Gastroenterology in Melbourne.  They found that limiting dietary FODMAPs is an effective treatment for people with IBS symptoms. Recently it has been successfully launched in the UK and is used by the NHS.

**Gibson P and Shepherd S, 2010: Evidence-based dietary management of functional gastrointestinal symptoms: The FODMAP approach. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25, 252 B. Click here to read the full scientific paper.

 

 

  

Why choose the IBS Diet Programme?

Dr Hilary Jones, TV Doctor comments;

“The YorkTest IBS Diet Programme could offer a lifeline to Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers who have either struggled to find a solution or who would like to try to reduce or avoid medication.  The low ‘FODMAP’ diet is gaining increasing interest and is being used by NHS dieticians to help IBS sufferers.  The FODMAP diet does not, however, take into account an individual’s food intolerances. By combining FODMAP advice alongside their comprehensive food and drink intolerance programme YorkTest are now able to provide a tailored solution which may hold the answer for those seeking a dietary solution for their IBS symptoms.”

 

What to Expect from the IBS Diet Programme

The YorkTest IBS Diet Programme kit contains all you need to take a small blood sample (2 – 3 drops) in the comfort of your own home. Simply return your sample in the pre-paid envelope provided (UK only) to our York laboratories for expert analysis. Your confidential results and additional support material will be posted to you within 10 days.

When you have received your results and are ready, you can contact us to book your appointment with one of our BANT* registered Nutritional Therapists. This half hour session will provide you with support and knowledge to assist you in your new diet, ensuring you are confident in the changes you can make to improve your health and wellbeing.

You will also recieve a personalised list of low FODMAP foods based on your individual results and a 12 week food and drink diary to help you track your progress.

*British Association of Nutritional Therapists

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Raised levels of food-specific IgG antibodies within your blood indicate that an IgG antibody reaction to a particular food or foods has occurred.  If you have already taken the decision to eliminate a particular food or foods from your diet they may not show up a reaction on your results.  If you know of foods that cause you to feel unwell, do not start eating them; we do not encourage you to eat a food or foods which you already know are a problem to you.

IBS Diet Programme does not provide information about coeliac disease, enzyme deficiencies such as lactose and alcohol intolerance, IgE-mediated allergies, histamine sensitivity or other chemical sensitivities such as reactions to sulphites, tannins or tyramine.  The IBS Diet Programme is only recommended for people who have food and/or drink intolerance symptoms and IBS symptoms.

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