This cheap home allergy test is a must-do for anyone interested in their health. It is so enlightening to see how your pulse reacts to foods eaten. The same test can be used for chemicals. I provide a quick and easy method here, which works well for me, but for best results, I recommend you read this book for more detailed advice: Dr. Coca: The Pulse Test (free ebook download link provided).
Still, even when you don't realise your heart is beating faster (palpitations), an allergic reaction can still easily be detected by measuring your pulse.
The home allergy test, described below, helped me overcome anxiety and pounding heart symptoms, as well as to realize how certain foods caused me headaches and throatache, as well as gum problems.
Please note that this tests food intolerances and will work for some, but perhaps for not all, food allergies. Usually allergy symptoms are more strong and immediate, whereas food intolerances come with a delay. Both can cause serious health problems, and often the symptom you feel is just the tip of the iceberg. The damage done at cellular level can be much greater. The delay often present with food intolerance symptoms can be several days, making it harder to make the connection between the food and a specific symptom. The food intolerance reactions may include irritability, migraines, high blood pressure, skin conditions, and many other health conditions, which Dr. Coca talks about.
With practice, I found out that the easiest way for me to do an effective home allergy-test, called 'the pulse test' was as follows:
That is it in the nutshell. But of course for best results it is better to read the original book by Dr. Coca, which goes into a lot more detail (see link below).
Artur F Coca, MD: The Pulse Test:
The Food Intolerance Bible: A Nutritionist's Plan to Beat Food Cravings, Fatigue, Mood Swings, Bloating, Headaches and IBS by Antony J Haynes and Antoinette Savill:
Book Review: The Pulse Test, by Dr. Arthur Coca - Including free download link for the book.
The Food Intolerance Test/ Knowing Your Pulse - My Experience
If you or someone you know has a mental illness, lesser mental challenges or moodiness, read Dr. Philpott's Brain Allergies in addition to Dr. Coca's book. It is a fascinating read with a message of great hope!
Another good book to read on how food affects moods and behaviour is 'Diet, Crime and Delinquency' by Alexander Schauss.
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