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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I have a question.... My Father-In Law has Celiac Disease. He was travelling and found out about a technique using his wedding ring and a piece of string. He can hold the food item and the swinging ring over the food and it tells him if he can eat it or not. If it swings clockwise for positive, counter-clockwise for negative, and stands still for neutral. He swears by this and has been using it for 5 years with 100% results. He always has a piece of thread in his top pocket if they are travelling and can use it at buffets etc. He gets very strange looks, however, if this is what will save him from eating something bad, then so be it.

Does anyone know this technique and what the name of it is? I have tried to research everywhere as to what this is called and why it works. All 20 family members have tried this test, and I am the only one that gets results also from using my ring. Maybe the ring knows something of my health that I am not aware of? It swings clockwise for positive, counter-clockwise for negative, and stands still for neutral.

Any comments?

Heather

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Hi Heather,

I don't have any information on this technique with celiac disease. However, my aunt used the same technique with my hand when I was expecting. She said the ring would tell if I was having a girl or a boy. She swore by the ring and string and said she'd never been wrong. She predicted I'd have a girl and I did.......who knows ? :D

Take Care,

Kasey's Mom

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Pardon my skepticism, but it's bogus. (Though give me some accurate filming and I can tell you which way it'll spin because of the forces he's applying to the string... :-) )

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Have to agree with Tiffany on this one!! I worked in a health food store and people used to do a similar thing with vitamins - holding the bottle against their chest then closing their eyes and if their body *mysteriously* started to lean forward - the vitamin was supposed to be something their body needed. :rolleyes:

Give me a break! I *don't* believe in this kind of thing. Maybe your father-in-law has some crazy luck on his side - but I sure wouldn't trust my health with this technique!!

- Michelle :wub:

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I personally wouldn't trust a technique like that. It may be a fluke that this technique works for some people, but I think sometimes with these types of things we see what we want to see... Does your father-in-law get bad symptoms when he eats gluten?

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I've only heard of it used to tell the gender of an unborn baby. A friend tried it on me when I was pregnant the first time, told me it would be a boy, but I had a girl. I wouldn't trust such superstition.

Michelle, I use the test you are describing, but not with a closed bottle of pills. I use the herbs in an open container, I have to be able to smell it. I'm not sure it works or not, but it is something I do.

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"Does anyone know this technique and what the name of it is? "

I'd call it superstition.

richard

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Yea, I've only heard of it to predict a baby's sex. I'm thinkin'... if I did it over a Pizza Hut 3-cheese stuffed crust pizza... it would tell ME it was okay to eat!!!

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It sounds similar to muscle testing. My chiropractor for the past few months has done muscle testing on me to determine where he needs to work on my alignment (I injured my shoulder last January) and it was very effective. He told me that if I wanted, he could test me for foods as well by my putting a certain food in my mouth, then testing my muscle. This is the way he explained that it works:

He finds a strong muscle, like my left arm, and tells me to not let him move it. Then he touches an area that is ok, like my low back, and my arm still won't move. But if he gets to a vertebrae that is out of alignment, the mere stimulation of touching it sends the message through the nerves to the brain which momentarily interrupts the message to the strong arm, and I can't hold it in place. That is how he determines a weak spot on my back. Then he adjusts the joint/vertebrae, tests again, and if my arm remains strong, then he moves on.

Same thing with the food. Aparantly, if it's a food your body has problems with, it will interrupt the message to the strong muscle and you will weaken at that point. I think it's an interesting theory but I don't know if I believe it would accurately work. How I think this idea could apply to your father and the ring is that his body "knows" a food is not good for him and as a result his hand moves in a way to make the ring go a certain direction.

I know it seemed to work very well on my back and shoulder but don't know about food. My chiropractor invited me to bring in some food, and I considered bringing in eggs and corn but just never got around to it.

Stephanie

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This is something we do at baby showers to find out sex of baby. I've never seen it done. Although I have seen a man so something similar with a tree branch when they were digging my father's water well. He said that where the branch pointed to was where they could dig for water. I thought this was weird but that spot that they pointed to was where the well was dug and we had water.

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Superstition

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Superstition

Agreed

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