Once your test is complete, you will be advised to reduce or avoid the foods / beverages you showed a sensitivity to at time of testing for approximately 6 weeks. Initially you may crave the very foods you are reacting to. This is especially the case with sugar, caffeine and refined carbohydrates.
You may feel tired, cranky and experience mild headaches, mild skin rashes and nausea. Also your sleep may be disturbed for a night or two. This is a typical reaction as the body starts to cleanse itself and readjust to the dietary changes. The good news is that these feelings are short lived. You will start to feel much better after 24 to 48 hours. At this time I suggest you increase your water intake to assist the body with the cleansing process and helps avoid constipation. When you start to feel more energetic I suggest increasing your exercise regime. After the 6 weeks, if you so wish you can slowly reintroduce the previously restricted foods one by one. If however you feel a reaction to any of these foods you are advised to contact the clinic.
A follow up appointment is recommended after the 6 week period, where we can chart your progress and make any necessary changes to your personalised care plan going forward and as always if you have any questions please give us a call.