For many people, identifying food allergies can be a true challenge. From a total elimination diet to a ‘hit or miss’ process of trying to identify which foods cause problems, it can be frustrating to figure out which direction to look in identifying the foods that cause allergies. The good news is that many people have found that a simple food allergy pulse test can help give basic insight into which types of foods may be causing allergy issues.
Before we continue, please keep in mind that a pulse test or any other at home food allergy test is in no way a replacement for a diagnostic allergy test performed by a medical professional. A pulse test can be a great way to get ideas about which types of foods may be the culprit in allergy issues, but it’s not fail safe. It us suggested that you speak with your allergy specialist before using any at-home technique for identifying allergies.
The idea behind a food allergy pulse test is that when a food is consumed that causes an allergic reaction in the body, the pulse will naturally increase as the body kicks into protective action. This slight in crease in pulse rate can be an indicator of food types that may be causing allergies reactions. It would be unwise to use a pulse test to diagnose severe food allergies because the onset of those allergies can be extremely dangerous, but mild allergies can be defined with stunning accuracy using this method according to many practitioners.
In order to use a food allergy pulse test, you simply need to rest and relax while monitoring your pulse. You can do this with your hand, but a digital pulse reader is best. Once your pulse evens out and stays within a 3-5 beat average, you can have someone hand you something to eat. Eat slowly, chew thoroughly, and stay calm and open minded. After a few minutes if your pulse has not reacted, you can move on to another kind of food until you get some pule raises that show the body reacting.
Many people are using the food allergy pulse test to identify gluten sensitivities as well as sensitivities to preservatives, MSG, food coloring, and yeast. These allergies are usually troublesome but not life threatening, so they are usually the best option for pule tests.
Keep a journal of any feelings, sensations, or pulse changes you experience while eating and use this information to help your allergy specialist create effective diets and plans for your health.