Food Intolerance &

Nutrient Deficiency Testing

Discover what foods & drinks are causing probelsm with your body, which manifest themselves either as a health issue with your body, or can hold back your fitness results, slowing your goals...

What is a Food Intolerance Test?

A Food Intolerance and Vitamin & Mineral Deficiency Test will analysis will show you what foods and drinks your body is intolerant too, giving you an idea of what foods you should be avoiding in your diet, which are causing your body stress, and also what foods you should reduce, which are weakening your body.​

The test is performed by sending off a Hair or Nail sample for analysis. The results usually come back within a week. You will be provided with...

  • Food Intolerances

  • Vitamin Deficiencies

  • Mineral Deficiencies

  • Fatty Acid Deficiencies

  • Amino Acid Deficiencies

  • Enzyme Deficiencies

You will not only receive a detailed report from your Hair/Nail analysis, but I will personally also create and write you up an easy to read interpretation of your results, so you can see very clearly what foods you should avoid, what foods you should reduce, and also all the deficiencies you are lacking in your diet.​ I will also be able to advise you what foods to consume or supplements to consider to address any deficiencies you may have.

Do you have a Food Intolerance or Nutrient Deficiency?

 Bloated & Wind -- Stomach Cramps

Digestive Pains -- Diarrhoea

Constipation -- Brittle Nails

Skin Problems/Eczema -- Allergies

Bruise Easily -- Sleep Problems

Muscle Cramps -- Vision Problems

Muscle Aches & Pains -- Joint Pain

Sinus Problems -- Low Energy

Mood Swings -- Low Motivation

Depression or Anxiety Issues

These are only a few...

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Why do we have or develop Food Intolerances?

The majority of people these days have intolerance's to different foods. They could very well be foods that you know are healthy and good for you... however for some reason they don't always agree with you.

Food intolerance's can be caused by a variety of different reasons. One common reason is that you were never introduced to that type of food when you were an infant. Some recent research (2017) for example has suggested that we should introduce babies to peanuts as early as possible in life, to avoid peanut allergies and severe eczema. Check out the BBC News article by clicking here...

One of my food intolerance's are mushrooms. As a Nutritionist, I understand why, as I always used to avoid mushrooms growing up as a kid and would never dare try one. Slowly over time I have successfully managed to incorporate these into my diet without adverse effects providing they are not frequenty eaten.

Just because you didn't try a certain food when you were younger however, does not necessarily mean you've not got ability to break it down.

There are approximately 75,000 enzymes thought to exist in the human body. Enzymes are needed provide a catalist reaction in the body, such as breaking down food, however some maybe be produced in lesser quantities than others if we are not used to eating a certain food very often.

" Food Intolerances are not the same as a Food Allergy "

A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. It can range in symptoms. In some cases, an allergic reaction to a food can be severe or life-threatening. In contrast, food intolerance symptoms are generally less serious and often limited to digestive problems, although can manifest themselves in other ways.

An example of a Food Intolerance...

A common food intolerance is where someone doesn't produce enough of the enzyme Lactase, needed to break down Lactose, the sugar found in milk and diary. If a person consumes more lactose than the body can produce lactase for, the person will often experience negative symptoms, often bloating and/or diarrhoea.

An intolerance can also be often caused by the frequency of use, such as a child consuming food colourings and E numbers far too often from regular consumption of sweets and fruit juices.

An example of a Nutrient Deficiency...

One example of a deficiency may be that of Vitamin B8, otherwise known as Biotin and also called Vitamin H. A lack of this water-soluable vitamin could be related to hair loss as one example.

" Would it not make sense for you to at least know what foods and drinks will negatively affect your body?"

It's worth knowing what foods and drinks you should be avoiding, or at the very least try and reduce from your diet. They may be foods and drinks you enjoy, but don't worry, you may only need to cut them out or reduce them for a short period of time while your body recovers. But too much of your intolerant foods consumed on a regular basis can and will cause problems.

How To Book Your

Food Intolerance & Nutrient Deficiency Test

All I need from you is a hair or nail sample which can be handed to me in person

or posted to Ben Malton PT, The Gym Group Deansgate, The Great Northern, Manchester, M1 2BQ

Please ask for my bank details to make payment, or pay me directly in person

STEP ONE - Make Payment of £45

If you are local to Manchester or a member of The Gym Group on Deansgate, please make your payment to me in cash directly at the gym. I will be in the gym week days only (please ask me for my exact working times as they vary each week). Bank transfer available.

Please DO NOT leave your payment with any other member

of staff or send your payment in the post.

STEP TWO - Provide Hair/Nail Sample

Please provide me with your Hair or Nail sample (4-5 stands of hair, or nail clippings). Please include your name, date of birth and gender with your hair sample. Either hand your sample to me directly, post to the gym using the above address, or leave in an envelope in The Gym Group Deansgate office addressed to me.

STEP THREE - Await Results

Once I have received your payment and hair/nail sample, I will post them to the lab for analysis the same or following working day. The results will typically come back within 7 working days.

STEP FOUR - Discuss Results

Once the lab report, with full instructions of how to read the report come back, I will arrange to either sit down, or discuss over the phone (or email) your results with you and answer any questions, and provide advice & anything I would recommend you do.

I will also provide you with my own Personalised A4 Summary of your results in an easy to understand layout, simplifying the essetial key important info from your report.

Any questions just drop me a message here

or Call/Text me on

0781 708 2745

At The Gym Deansgate my PT Sessions typically start and finish on the hour, so also feel free to come see me in person