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Allergies and intolerances

Muscle resistence allergy testing

5 replies

jampots · 03/02/2005 10:49

Im thinking of seeing someone who offers this method of allergy testing as I constantly feel sluggish and suffer with skin rash, bloatedness, weight gain, sinus problems etc but I am naturally a sceptical person. Has anyone been tested using this method and if so, were you happy with the results? Obviously i dont want to be handing my money over if it isnt going to help

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starsailor · 03/02/2005 11:15

Hi, I had this done a few years ago as I had long suspected that cow's milk was contributing to my acne. It's done without you knowing what each substance is, and any that affect your muscle strength are put back to be tested again.

I was found to be affected by cow's milk (so no surprise there!) and related things ie:cheese, plus lamb. I've never liked lamb so that was never an issue.

It's hard to explain how it works (and I was sceptical too) but your muscles literally do not have any resistance if the substance is something you have a problem with. I always hesitate to use the term 'allergic' because a true allergy makes you very ill.

Avoiding cow's milk products can be very difficult but fortunately I am ok with goat's milk.

Hopefully you will be helped by this test, good luck.

Levanna · 06/02/2005 01:32

Is it Kinesiology? I haven't had it as such, but I was involved in a taster session last year. Several people in our group had brief taster sessions and were really pleased with the results. It was fascinating!

franke · 06/02/2005 06:22

I did this a few years ago. I'm afraid I was left feeling a bit sceptical about it. I knew several people who went to the same person and basically achieved the same results: no wheat, no dairy, no white rice, no chocolate etc. Eat lots of nuts and take a whole raft of food supplements etc. etc. I also felt that the practitioner was determined to cut out say, wheat, whether or not I showed any true resistance.
Personally I think I could have saved myself the money and just followed a detox diet from any detox book. This is just my personal experience and I know that people have been genuinely helped with this method. Also I'm sure there is something in paying somebody to tell you to eat a healthy balanced diet rather than doing it yourself via a book! Find a good practitioner - I probably didn't.

bobbybob · 06/02/2005 07:06

I would buy Sue Dengates "fed up" and follow her failsafe food elimination diet. Then you only have to give up the actual foods that you are reacting to once you have done all your food challenges.

Your weight gain would probably respond quite well to giving up whole food groups, but that doesn't mean that you are allergic to them, just that if you stop eating whole food groups you are not having a balanced diet or as many calories.

I'm very skeptical that this can prove anything. I think even a self devised and managed elimination diet would be better.

tatt · 06/02/2005 07:08

No I haven't used this method as its considered by health professionals to be unreliable. To discover what was causing my problems I tried a variant of an exclusion diet. I couldn't face the eight foods diet that is recommended most often so I tried excluding one food group at a time for two weeks then reintroducing them. Its slow and may not work if your problem is a complex one (like an additive) but may identify common problems like milk, wheat or yeast intolerance.

A gi diet is excellent for weight gain. Being milk free really helps my sinus problems. Skin rash could be an additive problem unfortunately.

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