Scroll down to see a description of both tests I offer & costs

What is Food Sensitivity Testing?

Muscle testing is a quick, easy & pain free way to identify if a substance is beneficial or harmful to you.  When I place the food/substance on your body if your arm stays strong when I apply gentle pressure then this indicates the food/substance is beneficial for you or at the very least not harming you.  However if your arm becomes weak, this indicates the food/substance is unlikely to be beneficial for you and it would be best to avoid or at least limit it.

Muscle testing is an incredibly sensitive and simple technique that I have used for many years with my clients, friends & family with great success.

                                                                                                                       

Please note this is not skin prick testing or hair analysis .  It is completely non invasive.

What Substances Can I Test For?

Foods are the most common substance people request to be tested for, however other substances may be indicated based on what symptoms you present with.  

For example, if you suffer from eczema or skin rashes I would suggest we test your washing powders, soaps, shampoos & conditioner, make up, body lotions, bedding materials such as wool or feathers.

Basically anything can be tested to see how your body responds.

Some examples of substances I have tested;

  • foods

  • supplements

  • perfumes

  • bedding materials

  • chlorine

  • make up, body lotions, sunscreen, insect repellent (see testimonial below)

  • hair dyes

  • baby formula, breast milk (this shows if the mother is ingesting something the baby is reacting to)

  • chemicals used in the home such as cleaning products

  • pollen's, dusts and molds and animal fur or hair

  • food additives

  • mobile phones

  • toothpastes

Who Can Be Tested?

Absolutely anyone, including infants, children, people with disabilities and even animals.

If an individual is unable to be tested directly for whatever reason then I use a surrogate to indirectly test them. Simply put, I muscle test the surrogate whilst they are in contact with the client.  This is a great way for mum's to feel what is affecting their baby/child and be part of the process. 

I am aware this can be a tricky concept to understand so the simplest way for me to describe it is - if you are touching someone who touches a live electric fence , you will feel the ZAP as well because the electricity/energy travels through our bodies.  

Anyone can act as the surrogate if required, including mums, dads or whoever has come to the appointment with you.

Possible Symptoms of Food Sensitivities

Most of us are familiar with the idea that allergies or sensitivity reactions can cause a runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, hives but have never considered the symptoms can be far more widespread than that.

Below is a list of possible sensitivity reactions 

  • migraines/headaches

  • constipation/diarrhea

  • chronic fatigue

  • depression, anxiety

  • hyperactivity

  • arthritis, muscluar aches and pains.

  • gallbladder symptoms

  • fluid retention

  • recurrent infections

  • fibromyalgia.

  • bloating, reflux and heartburn

  • projectile vomiting in infants & colic

  • oppositional defiance in children

  • bed wetting

  • acne

  • menstrual problems

  • sleep disorders - especially common in infants and children reacting to something they are ingesting or exposed to.

  • ezcema, asthma, hives and all sorts of skin rashes

  • And many more - you name it & I have probably seen it!

Costs:

1) The Most Common Foods Panel - Price $120  

   

Who would benefit from this test

Those with minor health issues such as bloating, gas, loose bowels, constipation, abdominal pain or just curious to know  if they react to any foods.

 

Foods included in the test:

Wheat, Sourdough wheat, Baker's yeast, Rye, Oats, Gluten, Corn, Soy (fermented & non fermented types), Brown Rice, White Rice, White Refined Sugar, Honey, Cow's Milk (homogenised & pasteurised), Raw Milk, Pastuerised only A2 Milk, Cow's Cheeses, Yogurt, Butter, Whole Egg, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Peanut.

NOTE: If you test weak to cow's milk or gluten I will automatically test you for suitable alternatives, so you know exactly what your body can tolerate.

BONUS: Add in an extra 5 foods of your choosing for no extra cost.

2) The Extended Food Panel - Price $160

Who would benefit from this test

Those with more serious health concerns such as autoimmune conditions, arthritis, Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, eczema, psoriasis, hives or those with a history of family food allergies or if you just want a more comprehensive test.

 

Foods included in the test:

Wheat, Sourdough wheat, Gluten, Rye, Oats, Bakers yeast, Corn, Soy, Brown Rice, White Rice, White Refined Sugar, Honey, Cow's Milk (homogenised & pasteurised), Raw Milk, Pasteurised A2 Milk, Cow's Cheese (I test a variety), Yogurt, Butter, Whole Egg, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Tea, Coffee,

Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Coconut, Cranberry, Date, Feijoa, Grape, Kiwifruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Mango, Orange, Pear, Peach, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry,

Almond, Brazil nut, Cashew, Peanut, Walnut, Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, Cocoa

Avocado, Beetroot, Eggplant, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Carrot, Cabbage, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Garlic, Kale, Kumara, Mushroom, Onion, Parsnip, Pumpkin, Peas, Potato, Runner beans, Spinach, Tomato, Zucchini (*corn is included also)

NOTE: If you test weak to cow's milk or gluten containing grains I will automatically test you for suitable alternatives, so you know exactly what your body can tolerate.

BONUS: Add in an extra 5 foods of your choosing for no extra cost.

Need Something Different?

The above two food panels are fairly comprehensive but I am happy to tailor a panel to your specific needs if required.  Please contact me to discuss your needs.

I am happy to add in up to 5 additional substances to your chosen food panel without additional charge, however I do try to keep appointment times on schedule so I am unable to test additional substances beyond this in your appointment without prior arrangement.

Children with Multiple Food Allergies

"Having two small boys that have multiple food allergies can be very exhausting, as these affect every aspect of their lives, sleep, behaviour, bowel movements ...

Alison has made living with these food allergies much more manageable & a much better understanding of what they can eat.

 

She keeps our whole family’s health on track and feeling amazing and for that I will always be grateful."   K.M

DISCLAIMER: Any information contained herein including my blog and Facebook page should not be taken as medical advice and you should not rely upon it as such. it is your responsibility to seek medical advice for any health issue you may experience.  These resources contain my personal opinions regarding health matters and as I am not a medical doctor I do not treat or diagnose medical conditions. I shall have no liability to you under any circumstances should you choose to rely on any of the information I publish.