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Old 10-12-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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How reliable do you think muscle testing is for discovering allergies in BF babies???

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Old 10-13-2013, 08:43 AM   #2
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I have heard all forms of allergy testing before 2 years old can give false results. I know they had us wait till after 2 to test our boys for food allergies.
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I tried muscle testing with my oldest. It said that she wasn't allergic to things that I knew that she was. I had been optimistic, but it just didn't work. Trust your intuition. An elimination diet is a much better predictor of food allergy at that age.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:33 PM   #4
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Not at all reliable. It's complete pseudoscience. I agree that an elimination diet would be a much more sensible way to go, if you suspect food allergies/sensitivity.
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I've never heard of this!
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:03 AM   #6
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Muscle testing is not really designed for that. It's more to determine what deficiencies your body has. So you can test to see if you are low in calcium or if you need more iron, but you can't really test to see if you should or should not drink milk.

You can get ideas of what might be wrong based on how you test for certain things (I can often figure out if I have a virus or an infection based on different herbs that are stronger- garlic or golden seal for an infection vs elderberry or vsc for a virus) but I would not use it to see if I should eat wheat or peanuts.

Does that make sense?
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