The therapist tests for 'intolerances or allergies' by muscle testing as described below.
One method of allergy testing, recommended by The British Institute of Allergy & Environmental Therapies, is allergy detection by means of muscle testing (applied kinesiology). Muscle testing is usually to be preferred in that it is simpler to use and involves the patient in no discomfort. It may be used with children, infants and the elderly. The goal of this particular method is to identify all the patients allergens whether they are foods, chemicals or environmental pollutants such as traffic fumes and other chemicals, dusts, hair, pollens and so on.
From using this method she diagnosed Picklesdad with a few intolerances which were...
- Cow Dairy Products
- Chocolate (NOOOOOOOOOO!!!)
- House Dust (Damn!)
- Cats (awkward, we have 3)
- Mixed grasses
- Potato (mild, allowed rarely)
- Ethanol (drinking alcohol, see chocolate for my reaction)
We have tried sheep or goat milk and cheese but to be honest they taste like a warm wet sheep (or so I would imagine, not ACTUALLY having tried one), so it has been rice or soya milk for Picklesdad. The rest of us have stuck with cow, thank you very much.
The yeast is proving the hardest as not only is it in all bread type products (withe the exception of some tortilla wraps) it also covers Marmite (NOOOOOOO, again), mushrooms, vinegars, some fruits which apparently have some on their skins and as an additive (yeast extract) in numerous foods.