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Food Intolerance & Nutrient Deficiency Testing

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

Gluten Food Intolerance Testing

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 1-2 weeks. You will be provided with...

Food Intolerances

Foods & Liquids causing stress or weakness on your body

Nutrient Deficiencies

Including Vitamins, Minerals, Fatty Acids, Amin Acids & Enzymes

​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.


Food IntoleranceTest

How to get started...

To get started, simply Add to Cart your choice of either a Food Intolerance Test, or a Comprehensive Health Analysis.

Once your payment has been processed, please post 2-3 stands of hair, along with your name in block capitals, date of birth and gender. You can place your hair sample in a small envelope, fold of paper, snap bag, money bag, etc. Or you can request a sample bag to be posted to you if you prefer (just drop me a message).

Please send your sample to:

Ben Malton PT

The Gym Group (Portland Street)

Floor 2, Bank House

Faulkner Street


M1 4EH

Please NEVER send cash by post

Payment can be made using the payment links above

If you are a member of The Gym Group Portland Street, or you are local to Manchester Deansgate, you are welcome to contact me direct to arrange to drop off your hair sample to me in person (and payment if you prefer).

You will receive your report typially within 1-3 weeks from when I receive your sample.

I will contact you directly once I have your results, and email you your reports.

Learn more below...

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. One research study from 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.


Any questions please get in touch...

Are you a member of The Gym Group Portland Street?

When I am in the gym, I will often start and finish my sessions on the hour by the lockers near the gym entrance. Here you can hand me your hair/nail sample and payment or ask a quick question, although I strongly recommend dropping me a quick email or text to see when I will be available.

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