Alternative Food Allergy Tests Can Endanger Your Health

Alternative tests for diagnosing food allergy and food intolerances can be unreliable. A research was conducted by Which?, a product-testing organization to test the accuracy of alternative tests.

Alternative tests claim to diagnose food allergies and intolerances. However, this research has shown that consulting your doctor and getting tests done is the only best way to detect your food allergies and intolerances.

The Research by Which?

Four undercover researchers of ˜Which? were diagnosed for food intolerances and allergies by alternative tests. Among the four researchers, one had peanut allergy and one had lactose intolerance.

The researchers went through alternative tests such as IGG blood test, VEGA testing, hair analysis and applied kinesiology.

The Result:

The alternative tests provided incorrect results. The diagnoses of the four researchers produced the following results:

  • The tests diagnosed 183 food intolerances
  • The tests recommended avoiding  39 foods
  • When identical samples from the same person were sent under different name, the results varied

Why alternative tests are not advisable?

Alternative tests cost you a lot of money and they are not reliable. By following these results, you may also avoid some of the foods you are not allergic or intolerant to. Avoiding necessary foods may lead to nutritional problems.

Alternative tests can endanger your health through wrong diagnosis. Hence keeping a food diary to record your symptoms and consulting your doctor is advisable. In this way, you can have a correct diagnosis of your food allergies and intolerances, and stay away from those foods.

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