A year ago I wasn’t aware that my body reacted to certain foods, well not consciously anyway. I would stay away from certain foods that made me feel ‘a bit off’ and wouldn’t go near them; I’m guessing you’re the same too, but you’re not too sure why it is. Below is my story and how I found out that my body just didn’t like (even reacted badly) to certain foods that I would eat.
And the most annoying point? I love some of the foods that I’m not really supposed to eat, so that’s been a real challenge (my mouth is watering thinking about my favourite dishes with lamb in them).
My personal trainer suggested I take a food allergy test. Not with the doctor, but with a food allergy testing lady (seriously haven’t a clue what the official term is). I was a little bit dubious really because, well, I’d heard about all of these lactose/celiac people (yes, I know there’s a difference) who have different allergies to foods and I just hadn’t had anything that I thought was all that important to worry about.
I hadn’t had the need to go and see my physician because I just hadn’t been sick: or so I thought.
So, there I was. Ready for this lady to be either super clinical (the blood-taking type) or to be one of those people who, to me, is just a downright hippy and believes in sitting in a circle and mediating. I was pleasantly surprised it was neither of these.
Let’s call the lady’s name Jane. Jane sat on one side of the desk and me on the other. She got out a small box and plugged it into the socket, and she explained every part of the process:
She had a small machine that would send a small current through my thumb; she did a drawing motion with it and it just felt like she had a bic and was drawing a line on my hand everytime. This machine was then linked to some small glass containers that were labelled. These were particular foods and the sound, vibration and intensity would reflect my sensitivity to the food. Not like a blood test, eh?
Essentially, the current went from the machine into me and what sound the machine made (from the tonal vibrations my body made) was whether I had a allergy (or actually an intolerance) to the food.
The results were surprising.