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 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.
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.
on January 14, 2013
at 09:31 PM
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.
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