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Testing Yourself

Testing Yourself

Quote of the Month
“If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse”

Would you like to know what you’re sensitive to?

Wouldn’t it be cool if you were able to test yourself?

Well, there is a way to test yourself and it’s actually quite easy.

First you need to make sure you are avoiding any caffeine or other stimulants when you are doing the test…even stress will affect testing with this method, so relax…this might be the hardest part for many of you!

How To Test Food Sensitivities Using Just Your Pulse

  1. 1 or 2 hours before eating or drinking, you need to take your pulse
  2. Do this by putting your second and third fingers on your wrist or neck. Make sure you do this while sitting and relaxed. This part is very important and critical because you need to find your baseline pulse.
  3. Count how many heartbeats you have in one exact minute. Use a timer or watch/clock with a second hand. Note your results.
  4. Select the food you want to test.
  5. Put the food in your mouth. Chew it for 30 seconds; don’t swallow it!
  6. Take your pulse again for a full minute with the food in your mouth. Record the results.
  7. Remove the food afterwards and rinse your mouth.

If you notice that your pulse increases by 6 or more with that food, then you are probably sensitive to it. The more your pulse increases, the more sensitive you are.

Here’s another variation of the test:

  1. Take your pulse test every day for a week to find out what your baseline pulse is.
  2. Then, when you’re relaxed, eat the food item you’re curious about.
  3. Wait 15 minutes and check your pulse.

In both versions of this test, you have to wait until your pulse goes back to it’s baseline before testing the next food. This can take about 15 minutes.

You may find you are sensitive to many foods. That is common, especially for those we eat often.

Have fun testing!

PS. If you’re having trouble testing yourself accurately, we can test you instead! 

Did You Know?

  • The basal thermometer test is a good way to test your thyroid.
  • Wheat, dairy, corn, soy and sugar are the most common foods we have issues with
  • Gas and bloating are often signs of food sensitivities; as are diarrhea and constipation.