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Carl Maguire

Before discovering food intolerance testing, actor and dancer Carl Maguire (34) had been feeling unwell for a while. Despite his active job, constant stomach bloating and tiredness were draining his energy, leaving him exhausted and unable to work to the best of his ability.

“I found it hard to get to the energy level I should be at. As a dance and fitness teacher I should have had the highest energy in the room and I found it hard to reach that. My stomach felt boated and I didn’t have the drive I should.”

After watching his sister Cathy lose weight and see improvements in similar symptoms a few years before, Carl decided to follow in her footsteps and try a Food&DrinkScan from YorkTest to see if, like Cathy, something in his diet could be causing him to feel so unwell.

When he received the results of the simple fingerprick blood test, he discovered a number of trigger foods, including gluten, wheat, egg white and yolk and lentils which he had been reacting to.

Armed with this knowledge, and the support of YorkTest’s Nutritional Therapists, Carl began to remove and replace these foods with alternatives and the benefits soon followed.

“Within about 7 days I noticed a change for the better. My energy had increased. My humour was a lot better and my stomach was way flatter. This of course made me extremely happy.”

Since he took the test, Carl has been careful to avoid his trigger foods, knowing from experience that for him, eating them results in a return of his bloating. Now, feeling more in control of his diet and health, Carl is feeling positive about the future.

“I am delighted with the YorkTest, thrilled I did it! I love the new energy I have – makes me feel like I’m in my early 20’s again. I have super energy these days and as a result my dance/fitness classes have really taken off. A few weeks ago I did a fitness course with Darcy Bussell (Strictly Come Dancing) and now I’m teaching it! As I say to my clients “energy creates energy”.

YorkTest advise that you consult with your healthcare provider first if you are experiencing the types of symptoms mentioned in this testimonial.

  • Our Food&DrinkScan Programme tests for food-specific IgG reactions to 158 food and drink ingredients, to ensure that you know exactly which foods and drinks you should be avoiding.

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