Food Intolerance Testing
Food and chemical sensitivities can occur when our immune system is affected by stress, medication or too many toxic invaders. If the digestive system is also under stress it can become sluggish and inefficient. As toxins build up, damage to the intestinal tract can allow partially digested particles of food to enter the bloodstream, our body then misidentifies these as dangerous and triggers our immune response, giving rise to various symptoms. These include:
Migraine and headaches
Skin problems – redness, rashes. Itching, urticaria, dermatitis, psoriasis, dry skin, cracks, mouth ulcers, eczema
Mucous production – runny nose, runny eyes, rhinitis, coughs, hay fever, asthma, ear infections, sinusitis
Digestive problems – diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, flatulence, pain and inflammation, IBS, coeliac, indigestion, acid reflux, nausea
Bladder problems – cystitis
Arthritis – joint pains
Hyperactivity – ADD, ADHD, behaviour problems
* feeling tired all the time * feeling sleepy after a meal * craving certain foods * depression * PMS * frequent colds * poor concentration and memory * difficulty in sleeping * irritability * dry eyes * excessive thirst * candida overgrowth * dark bags under the eyes *
Common food intolerances can include wheat, milk, cheese, tea, coffee, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers. We can become intolerant to almost anything if we have too much of it and there are other factors acting as stressors on the body.
Chemical sensitivities include pollens, chemicals in the air, skin products, make up, shampoo, preservatives and additives, moulds, diesel, petrol, feathers and more.
Kinesiology uses muscle response testing to detect these intolerances and the underlying factors involved. Using kinesiology techniques to negate the effects of these sensitivities is simple, painless and incredibly effective.
Kinesiology can be used for testing foods etc and imbalances in the body but it is also a fantastic way of using lots of different techniques to help the body get healthy again.
Food intolerances can often stem from candida problems or “bad” bacteria in the gut or it may be that the liver is overwhelmed and not processing stuff very efficiently. If a client just has a list of foods that they are intolerant to, the underlying problems haven’t been resolved so it is much harder for the body to get itself well again. People could give up the foods and then become disheartened as they don’t see the improvement they were looking for, whereas kinesiology helps treat the underlying issues as well, so clients see good improvements all round.
I have used kinesiology with clients who have possible nutritional imbalances in the body. When we are stressed or ill our digestive system doesn’t work as efficiently as it could, so we may not be extracting the nutrients we require to keep our bodies healthy. This in turn stresses the body and the digestive system so creating a destructive cycle.
We are what we eat and at different times in our lives – puberty, illness, under stress, the menopause – nutritional needs change. Information and guidance on how best to nourish the body through these different stages helps us to help ourselves.