Food Sensitivity and "Allergy" Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing


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What is Food Sensitivity Testing?
When should I have it done?
How is Food Sensitivity Testing Performed?
What Can you do about Food allergies and Sensitivities?
Can I get rebates from my health insurance?
Can Food Sensitivity Testing be used in conjunction with other modalities?
The History of Food Sensitivity Testing

What is Food Sensitivity Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing is a process whereby particular foods/food derivatives/analogues are introduced to the body and the body response is monitored in order to gauge whether the food is causing an abnormal or heightened reaction in the body or not. For example in skin prick testing a small amount of a test substance is placed just under the skin and the skin is monitored for redness or swelling. The reaction is then rated. In cytotoxic allergy testing a similar kind of test is performed with separated white blood cells. Again the reaction of the white cells to the test substance is noted and rated.
In this case Electrodermal Screening is used to monitor the body's reaction to an frequecy analogue of the food or substance being tested.
The idea behind Food Sensitivity Testing is to identify which foods are causing problems in the body, control their intake, and thereby improve health. For example if you have blocked sinuses and a runny nose, and dairy products test positive, eliminating them may improve your symptoms.

When should I have it done?

Do you or family members or friends suffer from any of the following?
• asthma
• eczema
• skin rashes
• digestive problems
• hay fever
• arthritis
• headaches and migraines
• fatigue
• bloating


Any of these symptoms can be a result of a food intolerance or sensitivity. Throughout our lives sensitivities can change due to different circumstances within and outside ourselves.

Often we can react to certain stimuli in the environment, which can be a result of a digestive system that is under constant stress from foods we are intolerant to at that point in time.

How is Food Sensitivity Testing Performed?

Computerised EDS (Electro Dermal Screening) has been used effectively in The Tara Centre for over 14 years.
It is a painless, non invasive (NO NEEDLES!!) test using acupuncture points on the hands and feet. It is a fantastic method for testing children. More info

Your consultation will begin with a full history being taken. The practitioner needs to know what symptoms you are currently experiencing and what treatment you are having, a detailed history of past illnesses and treatments you have had, and what poisons, or other chemicals you remember being in contact with. As your energy system and your emotions are intimately linked your current and past emotional load is also important.

The actual testing procedure involves touching the probe on points on the fingers and in some very severe cases the toes. The current that passes through the patient's body is so low that it usually cannot be felt. One major advantage of this technique is that the client is not subject to painful, invasive and sometimes dangerous techniques that are often associated with other forms of investigation.

With Food Sensitivity Testing the operator will be testing a list of foods (around 100) against various organ and skin points. Air borne allergens and/or other chemical substances may also be tested where indicated. Our aim is to find out if there is a cause for the sensitivity and not just identifying the sensitivity itself.

The testing being performed and your body's response to that test are displayed in front of you all the time on the computer screen. You are invited to become actively involved in searching for possible causes/exacerbations of your illness/ill health through the course of the treatment. You will be given a summary of this testing and some explanatory notes at the end of the treatment.

Your test you will produce a rated list of foods to avoid or eat sparingly. You will also have an indication of what else may be behind the reactions you are experiencing and you may also be given homeopathic based remedies which have been indicated by the test. In some cases supplementation with minerals and vitamins may be indicated. You may also be recommended to see another practitioner or your doctor according to what the test results may indicate.

What Can you do about Food allergies and Sensitivities?

The most exciting outcome of using this technique for the last 14 years is the discovery of several treatments which can reverse these sensitivities. Certain environmental poisons can contribute to sensitivities and using the Computerised ElectroDermal Screening technology to potentially identify these substances we are able to assist the body to eradicate them and in many cases radically improve the body's response to foods.

Naturopathic treatment, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Kinesiology, and even sometimes Osteopathy can be useful tools to improve the function of the digestive system. For example, they can help by treating "Leaky Gut" problems, which allow improperly digested food particles to have access to the blood and lymph systems and appear as invading foreign proteins to the immune system. Another way is to clean up or detoxify the liver which is involved in many body processes essential to health. Hypnotherapy and Kinesiology may be helpful to treat food sensitivities of emotioal origin.

Can I get rebates from my health insurance?

In most cases you will not get a rebate from your Health Insurance for this test.

Can Food Sensitivity Testing be used in conjunction with other modalities?

The Food Sensitivity Testing works well in conjunction with other modalities.

The History of Food Sensitivity Testing

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