Ever wondered how muscle testing can identify food intolerances?
Check out this super article from Cytoplan, one of my go to nutrition suppliers about using kinesiology to identify food intolerances. Hope this helps people understand why we test for them and how easily symptoms can be reduced by cutting out the offending item TEMPORARILY. It’s not forever! The idea with kinesiology is to get you back in balance so your body can tolerate it again 🙂
Food intolerance process
If we find a food that weakens you, I generally recommend people cut it out completely (this is the hard bit, a reduction in consumption will not remove the trigger) for 2 weeks and then we can re-test you. We’ll discuss if you’ve felt a reduction in symptoms, retest the food item and discuss to how proceed. Your body may need longer for the trigger inflammation levels to reduce, you may need some nutritional support to get your digestive system back on track but we will work on this together.
Typical supplements include digestive enzymes (Cytozyme, pepsin or betaine) to help speed up the digestive process helping to digest protein, fat, fibre, dairy sugars and carbohydrates.
What are digestive enzymes?
- Digestive enzymes are catalysts which break down food into its basic components; so that our bodies can absorb the nutrients they require to build cells, tissues and organs.
- Age and lifestyle factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise and increased stress levels kills and damages cells, making out enzyme-making machinery have to work harder to rebuild and replace them.
- If you notice digestive symptoms such as bloating, food intolerances, discomfort after eating, cramping or any other similar and related digestive symptoms, it is likely your body is not able to provide sufficient digestive enzymes for the food you eat.
I have these symptoms – what do I do?
Please don’t just decide to cut out various food groups and see what the reaction is! I often hear of clients who have struggled to cut out all dairy when in reality, only the lactose, the milk sugar, is the trigger.
It’s important to see a qualified kinesiologist who will accurately muscle test and create a treatment plan. Discovering food intolerances during a kinesiology session is extremely common. Book in for a session and we will check your full digestive system before we check for specific foods and decide on a course of action.