Optiway is a Food Intolerance Test that tests a full menu of 222 different types of food. This is a simple way to test which foods are suitable for you and which you are intolerant to.

There is a common misconception between an allergy and an intolerance. While allergies can appear almost instantly, Food Intolerance symptoms can take up to 72 hours to appear. And while allergies can be life threatening, Food Intolerances are quite common, affecting approximately 45% of the population. Food Intolerances can however have a negative impact on many aspects of a person’s daily activities and cause significant discomfort.

If you’ve ever suffered from migraines, eczema, skin rashes, fatigue, joint pain, bloating, IBS, diarrhoea, nausea, sinusitis, anxiety, constipation, acne or depression, to name just a few, and you’ve battled to understand why you could have an intolerance towards a specific food or drink. Food Intolerances occur when a person experiences an adverse physiological response to a particular food. The symptoms are very specific to the individual and the type of food in question. When you take into account that such a large part of the population is affected by food intolerance, as opposed to only 2% affected by food allergies, the OptiWay Test is the most effective and accurate way to determine which foods trigger negative reactions and which foods can be enjoyed freely.

This way, you can optimise your eating plan by eliminating foods that initiate symptoms that could have a negative influence on your quality of life. Not to mention it going a long way to helping you achieve your weight loss or fitness goals, by ensuring that your diet does not work against you.

Being tested for Food Intolerance with the OptiWay Test is easy. The test is done by medical practitioners and dieticians by administering a quick finger prick that will provide a blood sample. The sample is then analysed by a laboratory, which generates a colour coded tailor-made report, which is first presented by the medical practitioner, and then given to the person to take home.

The OptiWay Food Intolerance Support Guide will assist you to remove or reduce reactive foods from your diet, avoid nutrient deficiencies when eliminating reactive food, substitute with similar alternatives, strengthen your immune system and reintroduce foods responsibly. You will finally have the answer as to whether it’s the aubergine you had yesterday or the tuna from earlier this week that’s lead to your uncomfortable cramping, or whether you really should have that slice of toast with your eggs. And just imagine the immense benefits involved for moms when it comes to children’s lunchtime and possible reactions to a recipe that’s been handed down through generations!

If certain symptoms or general reactions to food have you baffled, then OptiWay is really the only way. There will finally be no more guesswork at meal time.

Test price: R 3 670 (includes vat and test report, exclude delivery and feedback session with practitioner)

Book your test today with an accredited OptiWay™ provider.

What is Food Intolerance?

Food Intolerance occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a particular food, and as a result has an adverse physiological response to that particular food. The mechanism by which this occurs and subsequent symptoms experienced, are very specific to the individual and the type of food in question. Identifying the specific reactive mechanism triggered by the ingestion of this food is vital to understanding the management and implementation of appropriate dietary interventions to limit potentially adverse symptoms.

Symptoms include nausea, bloating and diarrhoea, migraines, eczema, skin rashes, fatigue, joint pain, bloating, IBS, diarrhoea,  sinusitis, anxiety, constipation, acne or depression. Once the cause of the intolerance is identified, diet modification is the main treatment. After doing an OptiWay Test, you will receive a colour coded report with foods listed in three groups: red (to avoid), yellow (to eat in moderation) and green (to eat liberally).

Food Intolerances or food sensitivities should not be confused with food allergies, although the terms are commonly used interchangeably in error.

What are the Benefits Of Food Intolerance Tests?

Up to 45% of the population suffer from intolerances which, whilst not life threatening, can have a negative impact on many aspects of daily life.

Doing a Food Intolerance Test takes the guesswork out of what is causing those irritating symptoms. The personalized OptiWay report that you receive with your ideal food choices neatly categorized into red (to avoid), yellow (to eat in moderation) and green (to eat liberally) will help you to optimise your eating plan and eliminate the foods that your body does not enjoy. This way, you can ensure that you diet works for you and not against you.

This can also help to improve your overall fitness performance by providing your body with the nutrients and foods that it really needs.

It can be stressful to constantly experience symptoms after eating, not knowing the cause. It is not good for your mental wellbeing to fear developing these symptoms every time you sit down for a meal.

The OptiWay Test will help reduce this stress by empowering you to make the appropriate changes to your diet and live your healthiest life. The OptiWay Test is accurate and fast. Depending on when your sample is received, results are made available within a short period of time, personalized to you. You will find out exactly where the problem lies, and how to avoid it.

Planning what you eat can go a long way to ensuring your future healthy lifestyle.

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Managing Food Intolerances

Once you have done the Optiway Test, you will receive the Optiway Food Intolerance Support Guide that will empower you to:

  • Eat according to your body’s needs
  • Remove or reduce the most reactive foods from your diet
  • Substitute foods you are intolerant to with similar alternatives that will be more comfortable to your digestive system
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Avoid nutrients deficiencies when eliminating reactive food
  • Reintroduce certain foods responsibly

OptiWay™ Foods Tested

Food Test
VEGETABLES

Artichoke  Asparagus  Aubergine  Bean (Broad)  Bean (Green) Bean (Red Kidney)  Bean (White Haricot)  Beetroot Broccoli  Brussel Sprout  Cabbage (Red)  Cabbage (Savoy/White)  Cape Carrot 

Cauliflower  Celery   Chard  Chickpea  Chicory  Cucumber  Fennel (Leaf)  Leek Lentil  Lettuce  Marrow  Onion  Pea Pepper (Green/Red/Yellow) 

Potato Quinoa  Radish  Rocket Shallot (onion family)  Soya Bean Spinach  Squash (Butternut/Carnival)  Sweet Potato  Tomato Turnip  Watercress  Yuca (Cassava)

 

FRUIT

Apple Apricot  Avocado  Banana  Blackberry  Blackcurrant  Blueberry  Cherry  Cranberry  Date  Fig  Grapes  Grapefruit

Guava  Kiwi  Lemon  Lime  Lychee  Mango  Melon  Mulberry  Nectarine  Olive  Orange Papaya Peach

Pear  Pineapple  Plum Pomegranate  Raisin  Raspberry  Redcurrant  Rhubarb  Strawberry  Tangerine  Watermelon

 

DAIRY / EGG

Alpha-Lactalbumin (Whey) Beta-Lactoglobulin (Whey) Casein 

Egg White  Egg  Yolk  Milk (Buffalo)

Milk (Cow)  Milk (Goat)  Milk (Sheep)

 

GRAINS (Gluten-Containing)

Barley  Couscous  Durum Wheat  Gluten

Malt  Oat  Rye  Spelt 

Wheat Wheat Bran

 

GRAINS (Gluten-Free)

Amaranth  Buckwheat  Corn (Maize)  Millet 

Polenta    Rice    Tapioca

 

FISH / SEAFOOD

Alga Espaguette  Alga Spirulina  Alga Wakame  Anchovy  Barnacle Bass  Carp  Caviar  Clam  Cockle  Cod  Crab Cuttlefish Eel 

Haddock  Hake Herring  Lobster  Mackerel  Monkfish Mussel Octopus  Oyster  Perch  Pike   Plaice  Razor Clam  Salmon 

Sardine  Scallop  Sea Bream (Gilthead) Sea Bream (Red)  Shrimp/Prawn  Sole Squid  Swordfish  Trout  Tuna  Turbot

 

MEAT / POULTRY

Beef  Chicken  Duck  Goat  Horse Lamb 

Ostrich  Ox  Partridge  Pork Quail  Rabbit 

Turkey  Veal Venison  Wild Boar

 

HERBS / SPICES

Aniseed  Basil  Bayleaf  Camomile  Cayenne  Chilli (Red)  Cinnamon  Clove Coriander (Leaf)  Cumin  

Curry (Mixed Spices)  Dill Garlic   Ginger   Ginkgo  Ginseng    Hops  Liquorice  Marjoram  Mint

Nutmeg  Parsley  Peppercorn (Black/White)  Peppermint  Rosemary  Saffron     Sage   Tarragon  Thyme   Vanilla

 

NUTS / SEEDS / PEANUT

Almond  Brazil Nut  Cashew Nut  Coconut  Flax Seed 

Hazelnut Macadamia Nut  Peanut Pine Nut  Pistachio 

Rapeseed (Canola) Sesame Seed  Sunflower Seed  Tiger Nut  Walnut

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Agar Agar (Vegan thickener)      Aloe Vera Cane Sugar  Carob  Chestnut

Cocoa Bean Coffee   Cola Nut  Honey  Mushroom  Tea (Black) 

Tea (Green) Transglutaminase  Yeast (Baker's)  Yeast (Brewer's)

 

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