Kate Young, Author at Sensitivity Check

Kate Young, BSc

Lab Manager

Kate Young, our dedicated Lab Manager, joined the Healthy Stuff team in October 2020. With over 20 years of experience as a Clinical Bio Scientist and Embryologist, she has worked in various clinical NHS hospitals and private laboratories in the UK and Japan. Kate obtained a BSc in Human Biological Studies from Leicester University and specialised in IVF and Embryology during her time in Japan.

At Healthy Stuff, Kate efficiently manages our laboratory testing, ensuring strict adherence to processing protocols and upholding the highest standards of practice and regulatory requirements. She remains at the forefront of implementing new technologies and techniques to improve our services and laboratory operations.

Outside of work, Kate showcases her passion for both science and art by curating and exhibiting art exhibitions in Japan and around the world. She also pursues a Diploma in Botany and enjoys gardening as a hobby. In her culinary adventures, she explores global cuisines and experiments with new recipes. Additionally, Kate finds inspiration in the Japanese concept of "wabi-sabi," which emphasises nature, acceptance, and mindfulness.


  • Lactose Intolerance And Dairy Sensitivity What's The Difference

    Lactose Intolerance And Dairy Sensitivity: What’s The Difference?

    Intolerance and sensitivities are not IgE-mediated conditions, meaning they don’t trigger the body’s immune system. Hence, these make them similar in some ways. These two also cause similar symptoms and can be hard to differentiate. Lactose intolerance means that your small intestine produces insufficient lactase enzymes to break down lactose. This ends up causing you […]

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  • bread and food intolerances

    Be Careful of Yeast Allergies this Winter

    As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, you may find yourself opting for more yeast-based foods than usual. Warm pastries are especially common cravings when it’s cold outside. But it can be dangerous for those with an allergy to yeast. Common foods that we all enjoy such as bread, cakes, pastries, cereals, and […]

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  • DNA and Genetics

    Are Food Allergies Caused By Genetics?

    At first glance, food allergies can seem to be random but there is growing scientific research that allergies are genetic and can be passed to family members.

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