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Candida Pulse Test

“You need to avoid the food for a minimum of five days (which allows your immune system time to forget how to tolerate it), then find a time when you can sit still for just over an hour, taking with you some of the food to be tested. After five minutes of sitting still, you take your testing pulse rate and write it down. You then eat the food, continuing to sit still, and take your pulse again after 10 minutes, again after 30 minutes, and again at the end of an hour. Each time, take your pulse for a full minute and write it down.

An intolerance or sensitivity to a food is very often shown by a rise (or sometimes a fall) in pulse rate. Sometimes the initial reaction is a rise followed by a fall. There might also be some clear manifestation in other ways over the next 24 hours because, after a break of five days, the immune system might well react to it more strongly than before, giving rise to obvious symptoms. If a suspect food is a member of a common food family, the whole family should be avoided simultaneously so that reactions are not masked. (For example, the gluten family includes wheat, oats, rye and barley; the nightshade family includes potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines or eggplants, and the dairy family includes yoghurt, cottage cheese and butter.)

Each food within the family is then tested individually at 48-hour intervals. This does not mean that you will necessarily react to all of the foods in a certain family but, on the other hand, you might, and you really need to know. If the overall change in pulse rate (from highest to lowest or the other way round) is ten beats or more per minute, either up or down, or if there are unpleasant symptoms, it is important to avoid that particular food for the time being. If the change is slightly less, say seven, eight or nine beats per minute, it might not be necessary to avoid that food completely but you should certainly treat it with respect, eating it no more frequently than every four days; even then, you might find that you feel better if you don’t eat it at all.

If the change is less than seven beats per minute, and you experience no symptoms, you may assume that it is safe to reintroduce that food to your diet.

You can check out several foods or families of foods in this way, moving straight on to five days’ avoidance of the next foods to be tested. If at any stage you experience really severe symptoms, take lots of vitamin C and, as an emergency measure, mix half a teaspoon of salt with half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in a tumbler of warm water and drink it down quickly followed by something more palatable! This should start to reduce the symptoms in half an hour or so.

This is about the most reliable (and easily the cheapest!) form of allergy-testing available, so it is well worth the trouble it takes to do it..”


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