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The Coca Pulse Test to find out allergies?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

hello again,

i am interested in finding out if i have any food sensitivities - i highly suspect wheat and dairy. i have eliminated them from my diet, and then reintroduced them. but i'm not sure if i am over analyzing the return of symptoms such as headache/tiredness etc

i have found this test where you measure your heartrate, what are your thoughts on this test? http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/0201hyglibcat/020108.coca.pdf

my heartrate on awakening is 47, the other day i had dairy and wheat and it rose to 60. i feel that it will need time and detective work but that it could be a useful tool alongside a paleo diet.

what are your thoughts - is this a reliable method? thanks

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on August 05, 2013
at 01:02 AM

It was probably just a blood sugar spike.

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on April 09, 2013
at 11:48 AM

+1 Wow, this is interesting. I've been monitoring HR during some time first thing in the morning to track my fitness, but found it pretty inconsistent because some days it would vary a lot and I observed that it depended mostly on if I ate a lot of carbs the day before, some alcohol or overall too much calories. Never thought it may have something to do with food sensitivities! Will have a look at it. Would be nice if someone could throw some more data regarding if it does truly work or has something to do with how hard is food to digest, since the metabolism shall rise for digestion.

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on February 14, 2013
at 09:10 PM

Is there any more in-depth literature about analyzing your results once you record them? I'm curious about other effects, like exercise and eating things you aren't allergic to.

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on July 21, 2013
at 08:07 PM

I have found it to be surprisingly accurate in uncovering my multiple food allergies (caused by leaky gut). Initially I rationalized that the increased pulse was simply to the standard digestive processes, however I soon began to see patterns emerging: Anytime I would eat a food I now know im allergic to, my pulse would be raised a good 15-20 points above my normal post-meal rate, and remain elevated for 1-3 hours later.

I kept the test really simple. An hour after every meal, I would take my pulse and write it down, along with the food eaten during the meal. After a week of doing this, you will get an idea of what your normal heart-rate is, and you can then identify any deviations. From my experience, any increase of 10+ beats, is reason for suspect. Once you identify a food as suspect, avoid it for a week and then reintroduce it. If you are indeed allergic to it, you will experience a much stronger and acute reaction.

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on January 14, 2013
at 11:16 PM

Yes, I believe in the Coca Pulse Test. I am a nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP) and I think this test is valid to help determine food sensitivities/allergies.

B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

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on February 14, 2013
at 09:10 PM

Is there any more in-depth literature about analyzing your results once you record them? I'm curious about other effects, like exercise and eating things you aren't allergic to.

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on January 14, 2013
at 09:31 PM

hi jen,

Interesting question! I have been testing the app that adopts Coca pulse test to test meals for food sensitivity and allergies: http://measuredme.com/2013/01/quantified-diet-tracking-food-sensitivity/

So far it flagged simple panini (wheat roll, avocado, and smoked turkey), so I will be conducting additional test to isolate the offending ingredient.

K.

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