Codswallop detected in food allergy tests
I just had to write a post on this article that appeared in the Sunday Times last weekend.
It really winds me up when these nonsensical, so-called trials appear in newspapers or on documentaries. Always biased to ridicule anything unexplained.
Part of the article is shown below but the whole write up took up half a page in the newspaper.
For a start, they said they sent along journalists with no known allergies. These machines don’t point out allergies per se, they point out foods that may be are not agreeing with your digestive system at a particular time – a food intolerance. It would have been far more convincing, if the journalist actually had an allergy and the machines could or couldn’t pick it up. And, are these journalists 100% healthy. I doubt it. No one is. The foods they were told to try and avoid may well be causing a stress on their systems and they don’t even know it. Also, you can be sensitive to a food one day because of your health on that particular day and something else can be upsetting you the next. But the machine has a Medium and High reading for foods. It will list lots of foods that might be causing problems but only a few that are important. The Sunday Times article didn’t even mention this. I’m assuming, the reporter just latched onto the whole list for dramatic effect.
If you are seriously ill, these machines will diagnose the more minor problems to start with, then when you’ve dealt with those, you get retested to dig deeper. The Asyra machine can tell you if you have Bacteria, Viruses or Parasites. It can also detect diseases and it will list your problem areas within your body and organs that are under stress. But you have to have a proper consultation with a Nutritional Therapist as well. And that therapist will go into details of your whole life, past and present, to determine how long and when your problems first started.
The Asyra machine will also tell you what supplements and vitamins you need to take.
I am biased in favour of the Asyra machine, as my niece has one and it’s been indispensable in treating people who’s doctors have no idea what to do for them. She has clients telling her again and again how she’s sorted out their health problems when a doctor couldn’t. One lady has a little boy who’s been unwell his whole life, forever getting ill, not putting on weight and generally very miserable but the medical profession couldn’t find anything wrong with him. Within days of seeing a Nutrionist and the Asyra machine listing pages of information, he picked up dramatically and is now really well.
Doctors can treat definite diseases with medications that cause more problems sometimes. But when a patient has something like ME or IBS, the medical profession are next to useless. When you have chronic, ongoing illnesses, you are been made unwell, generally from a long lived poor diet and lifestyle, which has put your internal eco system out of balance.
As we age, we all become victims of our past life and diet, which Nutritional Therapists can often cure, if you do as you’re told and not expect overnight success. This is where Asyra machines and similar can really benefit us. I got tested on my niece’s Asyra machine and had no food allergies or intolerances detected but was told my lower intestine was under stress. Which I knew it was but didn’t tell her. I’d just got over a stomach upset the week before and was taking a while to recover.
There are no scientific trials on this sort of thing because all scientific trials are paid for by large pharmaceutical companies who want to find products they can patent. They can’t patent herbs and homoepathic remedies, or these machines, so the research will never be done, unless some multi-millionaire wants to pay for trials – highly unlikely.
Sunday Times article – Part
ALLERGY and food intolerance tests that have no scientific basis are being used to warn people they may be sensitive to more than 100 different foods, ranging from chocolate to pumpkins, an investigation has revealed.
The tests, which cost up to £95 and are available in high street stores and clinics across Britain, use various methods to identify food intolerances. Doctors say such tests have no scientific validity and warn that they could lead to malnutrition.
The Good Thinking Society, a charity that focuses on pseudoscience, arranged a series of allergy tests for a member of its investigation team.
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