food intolerance testing can help during winter

Winter has arrived, and so have allergies and viruses! Of course, allergies occur all year round, particularly in the case of hay fever which is increasingly common during the Summer. However, during the winter we find ourselves often struggling with a runny nose, a headache or fatigue. BUT, please do not simply dismiss these symptoms as the common cold, especially if they are appearing more than once. It could be a food intolerance or allergy, and this is why food intolerance testing is so important. Here are 5 tips you should follow in order to minimise your food intolerance symptoms.

1) Food Intolerance Testing

Of course, we would say that food intolerance testing is one of the first things you should do to improve your health for when the cold weather strikes. Make sure that you are eating warm foods which won’t be harming your body. If you change your diet seasonally, then please make sure you do not have any food intolerances by ordering a test here. You won’t regret it.

2) Minimise Indoor Exposure

Try not to overexpose yourself to any foods like Turkey or other winter foods, but also, as you will be spending most of the time inside, it could be what is inside your house, rather than outside that is causing your symptoms. One of our tips is to minimise indoor allergen exposure and keep the temperature in your house to a suitable degree. In turn, this will reduce the chances of your house collecting dust mites.

3) Clean, Clean, and Clean!

Yep, it sounds simple but if you are spending more time inside, you must clean your house a lot more than you usually do, as it reduces the chance of external factors causing your symptoms. By dusting, hoovering and washing up, you reduce the risk of experiencing intolerance symptoms such as a runny nose, headache, or fatigue.

4) Avoid contact with Pets

Nooooo! Yes, we know it is hard to avoid your pets, especially as they love us as much as we love them! They are always wanting a cuddle or to chase a ball, but sometimes they can be our own worst enemy. If you let your pet spend time in the room you spend a lot of time, especially the bedroom then you may experience uncomfortable symptoms. Make sure you clean the house of pet hair consistently, as it may your pet that you have an intolerance or an allergy to.

5) Rejig your diet

If you have ordered a food intolerance test (of course you have!), then you will have received an in-depth PDF report which will have outlined your intolerances. The report will also give advice on what steps you need to follow in order to improve your health. If you avoid the foods that food intolerance testing has shown you to have an intolerance to, then you can see the symptoms slowly disappear.

If you want to know more about food intolerance testing then please log on to and speak to our Customer Service advisors who will be delighted to assist you in any way possible. If you want to order a food intolerance test, please click here.