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I have a food intolerance book I checked out from the library which talks about testing allergens with your pulse. I started this today, has anyone else did this? I would love to know and if so I would love to know what people found. I have already seen some good spikes after breakfast, bigger spike after lunch.

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I don't know a thing about this but I would question the accuracy. If you eat something you think may be causing you a reaction, your pulse may increase based on the thoughts alone. I think a good old fashioned round of food challenge is the best way to find your answers.

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I don't know a thing about this but I would question the accuracy. If you eat something you think may be causing you a reaction, your pulse may increase based on the thoughts alone. I think a good old fashioned round of food challenge is the best way to find your answers.

Apparently every time you eat a food you have an intolernace to your pulse increases. By good old fashioned round of food challenge you mean cut out all the glueten? The only test I have had so far is IGG which came back with no significant reactions. My stomach swells a lot sometimes after eating, and I cough like I have to clear my throat or almost like I could throw up gag type cough. Also get canker soars, gas, very tired, sometimes dizzy, sinus issues, vulvodynia/IC type symptoms, TMJ, migraines.

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I would think that the mere act of eating increases your pulse. You'd have to find something that you knew you weren't intolerant to, eat that, measure your pulse, and compare that number to what your pulse does when you eat something questionable. Since you are a biological organism and subject to variability you'd need to do both of these things several times and take an average. Also, as Lfa pointed out, you could be causing your pulse to rise by assuming you're intolerant to something so you'd need to do several blinded versions where someone fed you the questionable food disguised in something you knew you could eat, and measure your pulse after eating.

Also, how long after eating? Seconds? Minutes? You'd have to get the timing down perfectly.

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No, I haven't, but I don't know how much checking your pulse could tell you. Everyone's pulse increases after they eat, food intolerance or not. The bigger the meal, the bigger the increase. The body is responding to the stomach's need for more blood during digestion, then the need for blood to carry nutrients from the small intestine throughout the body. At least that's what I learned long ago, so if that hasn't changed, everyone's pulse would increase after eating.

I have tracked my intolerances & allergies by keeping a food diary. I need to do it again because something else is bothering me now. With a food diary, I write down everything I eat with the ingredient listing (not just "ham sandwich" but a listing of the ingredients of all the components) and then look for patterns. Since intolerances don't necessarily cause a reaction immediately, I look back over 2-3 days time when I have a reaction. I have been stalling this time around because I'm afraid I am reacting to rice, which on a gluten-free diet is a staple. Since I am sick almost every time I eat, it's time to push myself to start writing it all down again. Uggg.

Good luck to you in your search as well.

Michelle

Western Washington State

Gluten (celiac), dairy, soy,

MSG & beef-free (at this point)

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No, I haven't, but I don't know how much checking your pulse could tell you. Everyone's pulse increases after they eat, food intolerance or not. The bigger the meal, the bigger the increase. The body is responding to the stomach's need for more blood during digestion, then the need for blood to carry nutrients from the small intestine throughout the body. At least that's what I learned long ago, so if that hasn't changed, everyone's pulse would increase after eating.

I have tracked my intolerances & allergies by keeping a food diary. I need to do it again because something else is bothering me now. With a food diary, I write down everything I eat with the ingredient listing (not just "ham sandwich" but a listing of the ingredients of all the components) and then look for patterns. Since intolerances don't necessarily cause a reaction immediately, I look back over 2-3 days time when I have a reaction. I have been stalling this time around because I'm afraid I am reacting to rice, which on a gluten-free diet is a staple. Since I am sick almost every time I eat, it's time to push myself to start writing it all down again. Uggg.

Good luck to you in your search as well.

Michelle

Western Washington State

Gluten (celiac), dairy, soy,

MSG & beef-free (at this point)

rice is a scare for me as well as I read you often have a reaction to what you crave. I crave white rice a lot. I am also thinking possibly chicken and tomato's...on top of the possibly gluten.

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Apparently every time you eat a food you have an intolernace to your pulse increases. By good old fashioned round of food challenge you mean cut out all the glueten? The only test I have had so far is IGG which came back with no significant reactions. My stomach swells a lot sometimes after eating, and I cough like I have to clear my throat or almost like I could throw up gag type cough. Also get canker soars, gas, very tired, sometimes dizzy, sinus issues, vulvodynia/IC type symptoms, TMJ, migraines.

By the food challenge, I mean that you eat a very bland non gluten, non dairy, non grain, non sugar diet for a few weeks and then slowly add food back in, all while keeping a food journal. Eliminate the Big offenders during this time: wheat, corn, dairy, alcohol, chocolate, etc. You can google it or buy or check out a book on the topic.

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No, I haven't, but I don't know how much checking your pulse could tell you. Everyone's pulse increases after they eat, food intolerance or not. The bigger the meal, the bigger the increase. The body is responding to the stomach's need for more blood during digestion, then the need for blood to carry nutrients from the small intestine throughout the body.

That's what I was gonna say :) Tis true!

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