IBS Diet Programme

The new IBS Diet Programme includes analysis of IgG antibody reactions to more than 158 different food and drink ingredients.  In addition this programme is specifically designed for IBS sufferers because it provides a personalised list of suitable low FODMAP foods which take into account your food and drink intolerances.  The low FODMAP diet has been shown to be effective in reducing IBS symptoms.* 

Key benefits
  • Expert testing and analysis of IgG antibody reactions to 158 food and drink ingredients
  • Personalised list of suitable low FODMAP foods that take into account your own food and drink reactions
  • Two telephone consultations (worth over £100) with a BANT** registered Nutritional Therapist
  • Comprehensive Guidebook and 12 week Food and Drink Diary with information on elimination diets
  • IBS Diet Programme Guidebook that introduces the low FODMAP diet
  • MONEY BACK PROMISE: if no reactions are identified YorkTest will refund £279 (NB: this does not apply to promotional offers)
Price £299.00

Full product description

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome diet programme has been specifically designed to help IBS sufferers by testing and analysing over 158 food and drink ingredients for IgG antibody reactions and providing a personalised list of suitable low FODMAP foods which takes into account your food and drink intolerances.

FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccarides and Polyols which are certain types of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine which then pass into the large intestine, where bacteria ferment them.  The combination of bacteria and FODMAP foods in the large intestine produces large amounts of gas that results in bloating, pain, diarrhoea and/or constipation, all classic symptoms of IBS.  Following a low FODMAP diet for IBS has been shown to be effective in treating IBS symptoms.  The low FODMAP diet is effective for about 70% of people with IBS who try it.*

Within just 10 days, after posting your simple pin-prick home blood test kit back to our York laboratories, we will deliver clear colour-coded results detailing all the food and drink ingredients tested.  You also receive a personalised list of suitable low FODMAP foods that take into account your food and drink reactions.  Our Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diet programme also includes two telephone consultations with a BANT** registered Nutritional Therapist to help create your new IBS diet plan.

Dr Hilary Jones, TV Doctor comments; “The YorkTest IBS Diet Programme could offer a lifeline to IBS sufferers who have either struggled to find a solution or who would like to try to reduce or avoid medication.  The ‘FODMAP’ diet is gaining increasing interest and is being used by NHS dieticians to help IBS sufferers.  The FODMAP diet does not, however, taking 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.”

To see a list of the foods and drinks that we test for, please click here.

To see a set of example results for this test please click here.

Important Information

Do NOT take this test if you are:

  • Suffering from a blood borne disease such as Hepatitis or HIV
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Taking steroids or immunosuppressants
N.B 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 trigger your symptoms then do not start eating them; we cannot encourage you to eat a food or foods which you already know are a problem to you.

Please note: 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 drink intolerance symptoms and IBS symptoms.

Where does the FODMAP diet come from?

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.

Click here to read the scientific paper.

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
** British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy 

 

Taking the test

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One of the best things I have ever done
I have to say that buying this product was one of the best thing I have ever done. having been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome 18 years ago I learned to live with it as I didn't realise what was causing it. thanks to the York test I learned that it was an intolerance to yeast and wheat. I can honestly say that I feel as good as I have felt in 18 years and that's all down to York test.

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