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I got rid of my common skin condition simply by changing my diet, says West Ham director Jack Sullivan

SIMPLY a change in diet can help cure common health problems – and the proof is in the pudding, claims West Ham director Jack Sullivan.

The 22-year-old son of Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan says a “life-changing” food intolerance test helped clear his eczema for good.

Jack Sullivan with his business partners Ricky Singh and Nick Gillanders

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Jack Sullivan with his business partners Ricky Singh and Nick Gillanders
David Sullivan and his son Jack

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David Sullivan and his son JackPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

Supply Life UK uses blood samples to detect food-specific IgG antibodies against 220 different foods.

This way, it can pinpoint what may be causing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, joint pain, and bloating, to name a few.

During his late teens, Jack was plagued by eczema on his arms and neck, causing him to feel “self-conscious”.

Jack told The Sun: “I started suffering from eczema when I was eight. I sort of outgrew it, but it came back with a vengeance when I was 17.

“I often went to doctors and kept getting different creams. The creams would only make my skin thinner, it never went away.

“I used to worry about what t-shirts I wear and how visible they are. I was pretty confident.”

After Supply Life UK founder Ricky Singh visited the London Stadium, Jack was curious to try it himself and sent in a blood test. It turned out that he does not tolerate rice, nuts and cabbage.

After eliminating the troublesome food from his diet, he now lives eczema-free.

I’m living proof that food intolerance testing works.”

Jack Sullivan

However, registered dietitian Rhiannon Lambert insists that seeing her GP should be the first step in diagnosing any food intolerance.

She says lifestyle factors like food, when, activity and general diet are usually the main culprits.

Rhiannon said: “Increasingly I’m being approached about @Rhitrition and seeing clients at my Rhitrition clinic cutting out entire food groups, mistakenly believing they have an intolerance.

“The problem is that the result of the new intolerance test is often based on pseudoscience and consequently leads many people to cut out food groups unnecessarily, which causes more problems, something I discuss in my latest book, The Science Of Nutrition.

“Of the countless tests available that purport to ‘diagnose’ food intolerance, I have yet to find one that has evidence of the accuracy of the results.

“In fact, self-diagnosis can lead to certain nutritional deficiencies, especially if you cut out entire food groups.

“But Jack insists he and his business partner Ricky – who started Supply Life UK while suffering from IBS – are ‘living proof’ their products work.

He believed in the product so much that he invested in the business.

“Within three weeks of following the diet plan and cutting out the food, the eczema was completely gone,” says Jack.

“If I’m on holiday and I break the rules by eating the foods I shouldn’t, I’ll see the eczema come back. I’ll be strict again and it’s getting better.

“So it’s amazing to be able to go out and not worry about how I look now.

“My confidence grew and I wasn’t that confident anymore. In order to be able to get rid of it, such a burden was lifted off my shoulders, not only physically but also mentally.

“Another plus is that I have a lot more energy. The food I’m putting into my body is right now – I feel so much more focused and motivated.

“So it helped me a lot, not only visually but also mentally. I could concentrate better.”

And it’s a good job too, after Jack was appointed to West Ham’s board by his billionaire father.

After retiring in June 2021 after a successful four-year career as chief executive of the club’s women’s team.

Jack has worked with the team since he left school at 16. He rose to fame for his work starring in the fly-on-the-wall series Britain’s Youngest Football Boss.

“My dad has an amazing drive himself, so I think it was built into me to be the same,” says Jack.

“It’s been really exciting to see the business grow and help thousands of people along the way.

“If I can help a lot of people feel more confident when there’s a lot of stigma around weight, that’s something to be proud of.

“We want people to be healthy and to feel healthy. That only helps with a positive attitude and brings more positivity into people’s lives.”

Jack was managing director of the West Ham women's team

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Jack was managing director of the West Ham women’s teamPhoto credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

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