- † 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 or 208 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 ProgrammeIrritable 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.
Keep getting caught out on food elimination but so far have felt better by trying to eliminate dairy.
Thank you so much for your help, brilliant my symptoms have gone, following the program, which the doctors could not do for me, I feel back in control.
Very easy to test, clear instructions. Speedy results and great follow up.
Very good information in the package and good feedback from York Laboratories personnel who contacted me concerning foods and keeping a diary.
After Suffering for many years. I'd heard about the YORK TEST, from Facebook. So gave it a try. Whilst being expensive for my budget. It truely is the best decision Iv made.iv gone from feeling unwell all the time. To not realising just how sick bloated, full of Acid. All ways uncomfortable, and I looked pregnant. Not a great look at 54. Now I'm feeling GREAT. No bloating. No sick feeling. No RUNNING TO THE LOO. Bowl movements perfect. Yes PERFECT. Also they look after you. You can call them with any worries or further advice. Great to know there is someone at the end of the phone. THANK YOU YORK TEST. My life belongs to me again. And I'm so very happy about that.
Food and drink ingredients we test for:
Please click the headings below to see each ingredient tested
Grape (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Grape (Chenin Blanc)
Grape (Pinot Gris/Grigio)
Grape (Pinot Noir)
Grape (Red Zinfandel)
Grape (White Zinfandel)
Grape (Sauvignon Blanc)
Rooibos (Redblush tea)
Bok Choy (Pak Choi)
Spelt (Dinkel Flour)
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 for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy
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.
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 for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy
Do not take this test if you are:
- Suffering from a blood borne disease such as Hepatitis or HIV
- Under 2 years old
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
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.