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allergic reaction and pulse rate.

Posted by d on November 04, 1998 at 19:31:57:

i think i remember reading a couple years ago when i first started reseaching my ailments, that one way to test for food allergies is to take the pulse and then ingest a suspected offending food, wait a few minutes and take the pulse again. if there's a noticeable rise the food is causing an allergic reaction. is this really a valid test for allergies?


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Re: allergic reaction and pulse rate.

Posted by Robert McFerran on November 04, 1998 at 20:55:36:

In Reply to: allergic reaction and pulse rate. posted by d on November 04, 1998 at 19:31:57:

D,

No.

If you eliminate all traces of whatever food you want to test for 5 days and THEN re-introduce it you might see a shift in pulse rate (up or down) of ten or more beats/minute. You should measure your pulse immediately before re-introducing the food and then again at 15 minutes, 30 minutes, one hour, two hours and 4 hours. In most cases you'll see the change at the 30-60 minute period (about the same time the food reaches the small intestines). The immediate reactions are probably due to the absorbtion by the sublingual veins just beneath the tongue.

Bob



Re: allergic reaction and pulse rate.

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 05, 1998 at 11:05:17:

In Reply to: allergic reaction and pulse rate. posted by d on November 04, 1998 at 19:31:57:

Dear d.,

It IS. However, just as I would hate to be restricted to my stethescope (or my ophthalmoscope, or reflex hammer or otoscope, or xrays, etc.),only, for doing all of my diagnoses; I would hate to be restricted to the pulse for all my allergic diagnoses.

It, for me, is one more adjunctive tool for determining what conventional docs find so hard to do-----with all their very expensive procedures.

I still think that the most accurate test, if one is to be limited to one test, is the elimination/provocation testing so often described on this 'site (note Bob McFerran's notes).

Walt




Re: allergic reaction and pulse rate.

Posted by d on November 05, 1998 at 13:58:35:

In Reply to: allergic reaction and pulse rate. posted by d on November 04, 1998 at 19:31:57:

thanks walt and bob. knowledge is power.



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