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Lucinda Finlay

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Symptoms: migraines, weight management
Food Reactions: gluten, yeast, cow's milk

“3 years of awful migraines are completely gone!”

  • Lucinda suffered from debilitating migraines which became progressively worse over a 3-year-period
  • She sought advice from her GP, who then referred her to a specialist for a CT scan
  • The 25-year-old was then prescribed strong medication, however, she was still unable to manage the severity of her migraines
  • After speaking to a friend, she decided to take a food intolerance* test with YorkTest
  • Her test revealed she was intolerant to gluten, wheat, yeast and cow’s milk
  • After 4 weeks, she noticed a significant change in her weight and has been migraine free after just a few short days


Lucinda Finlay suffered from debilitating migraines which became progressively worse over a 3-year period.  The 25-year-old Rural Surveyor took regular medication to manage her symptoms, but it left her feeling overweight, slow and sluggish. She often felt unable to work and was no longer socialising with friends.

Her doctor referred her to a specialist who arranged for a CT scan, and later prescribed strong medication.  As her migraines increased in frequency, this had a knock-on effect on Lucinda’s stress levels.  Limited to only 8 tablets per month, Lucinda saved them for special events, but this meant she had to go without at times when she really needed them.

Unable to manage her headaches, Lucinda decided it was time to unearth the root cause of the problem, and following a particularly bad migraine which lasted for 5 days, Lucinda began to wonder if something in her diet might be causing the incapacitating episodes.  After speaking to a friend, and doing some online research, Lucinda decided to try a food intolerance* test and discovered YorkTest.

The simple finger prick test which is taken at home, analyses reactions to over 200 food and drink ingredients and provides detailed results, alongside a nutritional consultation. Lucinda’s results revealed reactions to gluten, wheat, yeast and dairy. “I wasn’t surprised by gluten, but very surprised by dairy as I have always eaten a lot of cheese and milk!”

Following her nutritional consultation, Lucinda began her new elimination diet and was feeling better within days: “I felt amazing!  After 4 weeks I noticed a significant change in my weight and no migraines or sluggish feeling after lunch!”

Within 8 weeks Lucinda had lost 8kg and now feels “so much better, more myself, more happy and free! 3 years of awful migraines are completely gone!

Lucinda followed a Premium Food Intolerance* Test programme

Our Nutritional Therapist, Jackie, helped Lucinda to optimise her diet.

Further support

Maintaining a healthy weight can be frustrating if you feel like you’re eating healthy and you’re exercising regularly. However, you’re not alone.

Matt Perry, 40, also experienced difficulty losing weight and looked to improve his energy levels. His test results revealed some surprising and unexpected reactions. You can read his journey with us here.

YorkTest advises that you consult with your GP first if you are experiencing the types of symptoms mentioned in this testimonial.