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I am 22 and have suffered 3years of problems. Bloating, wind, chronic pain, rumblings, lethargy, etc. Having read about the Food Sensitivity Test at my health shop, i have decided to get one, i dont have alot of money but i dont feel i have any other choice.
I asked recently for a Food Intolerance test and my doctor told me that they didnt do them anymore (that was a lie) i was later told by my pharmacist that my doctor could have easily referred me to see a specialist for a Test at the Hospital. I was disgusted but not surprised!!
I am therefore left to get tested myself, or else i will go on for years suffering. I hope that the test will show me some answers and help me. For myself to eliminate this food and that food is going to take too long and i have kept a food diary myself and not eaten certain things and i have found no pattern. So I am going to give this test a go.
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I recently had a vega test because I smoked and had a reasonbly poor diet. The accupuncturist, who is also a herbalist told me I had cancer. He said it was in the very early stage perhaps miniscule were his words and I needed to go immediatley on a 30 day juice diet and chew Apricot Kernels.
Now I know this is good advice for someone with cancer but can these machines ever pick up diseases like cancer?
Wow - we need the press to point out we are being duped? Get a blood test - very accurate. Or - just do an elimination diet - very simple.
I've been suffering from acne roacia for some 11 yrs. A few years ago it got out of control, whne I was in a stressful personal relationship.
I've had a VEGA test every 6 months for the last 4 years or so. The cronic rash of spots that I suffered on my face has been under control, I no longer suffer from colds & my waist line is back to where it was 20 yrs ago.
There are many other advantages of removing the 'bad' foods from your diet - eg. sorting out: stomach disorders (pains, flatulence), insomnia, headaches &, most importantly, DEPRESSION!
By all means go for several VEGA tests & take note of THE COMMON DENOMINATORS.
That's enough for now ...
Confirms what I have long thought - the TV programme was very interesting and gives one the thought that perhaps other "fasionable" alternative medicines and therapies are also suspect!
Barry Davies - NutriVital Sales Limited
As a leading UK importer of EAV equipment, similar to the Vega featured in your programme, we are acutely aware and have been concerned for sometime about the varying standards across the industry.
Nevertheless, we would like to point out that, when used properly by well-trained operators, this equipment is a powerful tool, which can provide a wide range of invaluable information on a patients health status.
The main weakness of the equipment and the root cause of the variance in results is the probe, which can give inaccurate results when used by inadequately trained operators.
We have spent considerable time and money on our training programmes to ensure purchasers of our equipment (which does not include the Vega system) are trained to the highest standards.
Because we are concerned about the varying standards of EAV practitioner expertise around the country we are attempting to form a cross-industry association aimed at improving training for the technology and setting up minimum standards for practitioners.
The Biotech Health & Nutrition Centre, our associated clinic, was one of the pioneers of EAV technology in the UK and has an enviable track-record of success in solving patients health problems. The clinic continues to be an innovator in this field.
Sadly I didnt see last nights progran Re Food allergies. But having read the above I understand your concern, but I have a BEST machine, and without doubt having had problems caused through my family by the NHS which are unable due to lack of information to achieve so with my son especially.
With the aid of my BEST machine and taking the last year researching/training I KNOW what foods he is intolerent to, why he has the eczema (which is actually candida exacerbated but you try and find a GP to agree it!) and as such have it much diminished.
In this last year I have used it on my friends with great results (especially in full body mode), and having almost exhausted my financial resourses in trying to help my son, you may, if you were in my place also be considering offering a service based on such machine and knowledge.
One comment. having trained with people less health motivated, I know that the probe use is the key to getting the results, and I would doubt that anyone having done just the basic training with such a machine could have the needed ability/sensitivity.
About five years ago I developed an uncomfortable rash and was referred by my GP to another local doctor for an allergy or intolerance test which was very similar to the ones you undertook; albeit that mine took place at the doctor's house rather than in a shop, and cost twice as much.
I was also unhappy with the results, the doctor came up with a list of foods which seemed to bear no relation to my diet. He also seemed to think that the most important thing I should avoid was my cats, even though my symptoms were much less severe during the weekend when I spent more time with my pets.
Having decided that his results were rubbish, I too gave some thought to the actual test and concluded that it made no scientific sense.
Specifically: - as your reporter said, you can't measure electrical resistance through glass.
- I then wondered how all these various foodstuffs could be reduced to identical, clear, liquids. Even essence of cat appeared in the lineup.
- For a scientific experiment, I shouldn't have been able to see what was in the vials; however, the labels were made clearly visible to me.
- There was also some tosh about aligning the electrodes with nerve endings on my hand and foot.
After pondering for a while, it dawned on me that the machine was, in fact, assessing my response to seeing the labels, by measuring the change in resistance of my skin.
In other words, the machine is a polygraph or lie detector. If we accept that there is a psychological component in allergic reactions, then I suppose that there may be some validity in using such a machine, but since my results were nonsense I have to say that I think that a more scientific, controlled, approach is required.
Out of interest, as you explained, there is a great difference between the immediate and violent reaction of an allergic response, and the less acute but sustained damage caused by an intolerance.
I later saw a reflexologist - you'd hate that, it's entirely subjective and relies utterly on the skill of the practioner!
She came up with a list of foodstuffs that I should avoid: wheat, dairy products, caffeine and refined sugar ("The usual suspects", as my GP later described them).
Be that as it may, with some effort I managed to largely eliminate them from my diet and my rash disappeared almost overnight.
And I can still share the house with my cat.
Mrs J Berry
Your article is very interesting. I was tested at a local health store several yrs ago and was found to be dairy & egg intolerant.
Within a week of cutting these out of my diet I felt very much better.
Several months later I found I was also intolerant of most grain.
I have had a life of stomach problems and am now 90% better. Although IBS still causes some problems.