Bianca Dodds

Symptoms: Bloating, constipation, eczema and inflammation
Food Reactions: Gluten, Wheat, Cow’s Milk, Eggs and Chickpeas

“I feel less bloated, I have more energy and more clarity of the mind”

For 30-year-old Bianca Dodds, a lifetime of bloating, constipation, eczema, and inflammation had taken its toll. These persistent issues affected her daily comfort, clothing choices, and ability to socialize without discomfort.

Bianca explained the impact, “Bloating made me feel really uncomfortable, in pain and I found it difficult to wear a pair of jeans” and “often felt like I couldn’t even eat”. On top of this, “the eczema made me a bit self-conscious”. 

With a strong desire to reduce inflammation and improve her chances of getting pregnant, Bianca decided to take a YorkTest food intolerance test based on the many positive reviews she had read on Google. 

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Our test analyses your IgG reactions to 200 food and drinks – from common ingredients like gluten and cow’s milk, to health super foods like kale and quinoa.

The process involves sending a finger-prick blood sample back to YorkTest. Bianca then received his results within 7 days through the Wellness Hub, in an easy-to-read traffic light-based format.

The test revealed Bianca was intolerant to gluten, wheat, cow’s milk, eggs, and chickpeas. While some results like wheat and dairy were “no surprise” to her, the egg intolerance caught her off guard since eggs had always been a staple in her diet.

After eliminating her trigger foods, the changes were drastic. She said, “I feel less bloated, I have more energy and more clarity of the mind. I feel strong and in control of my body”. Bianca found new freedom in her diet once she removed her trigger foods, “I feel more comfortable eating out in restaurants by knowing what to look for in a menu and not being afraid of being in too much pain after a meal”.

She stated she noticed improvement within “3 or so days” after removing her trigger foods and after only a couple of weeks, she felt “100%.” 

The elimination process wasn’t fully seamless however, as cutting out dairy proved to be more difficult “I am finding dairy a little more difficult to find decent alternatives for but I’m consciously choosing non-dairy products instead and focusing on plant-based alternatives.” Otherwise she found it “extremely easy” to cut out wheat and gluten as she has been doing that for many years and there are great alternatives out there. 

Following on from the test we asked Bianca how she found our customer service experience, to which she replied “The service was great.”

When asked to sum up her whole experience with YorkTest, Bianca concluded: “I feel empowered with the knowledge on how to look after my body and feel my best.”