The term allergy was made up by the Viennese pediatrician Clemens von Pirket in 1906. This was when Dr. Clemens recognized the physical effects that some external allergens including pollen, dust, and certain foods have on his patients.
Recently, more and more people have been noticed to have problems with allergies and what is even more alarming is that many of them are not even aware of it.
Some conditions are frequently precisely caused by food allergies. These conditions include digestive problems, fatigue, obesity, dizziness, depression, anxiety, asthma, high blood pressure, migraine, constipation etc.
Before you decide to do the complicated and expensive tests for determining the food allergens, try this simple allergy test that you can do by yourself in your own home.
With this test, you can determine which your allergens are when it comes to foods and drinks. You should not be under a psychological pressure while you do the test, and, it is also fundamental that you are completely healthy in terms of colds, infections and other problems.
Another thing that is important is that you do not eat a few hours before you do the testing. Hence, the best timing for this test is the morning, before you eat or drink anything. While you do the test, use a watch that will show you seconds and a mouthful of food that you suspect you are allergic to. Sit back comfortably and relax completely.
How to do the test:
Calm a little bit, for about five minutes time, and then measure your pulse for sixty seconds. We recommend that you measure it on your wrist. After sixty seconds, write down the exact value of your pulse you have just measured. Calm down once again and take a small bite of the food you want to test, or put a little quantity of it in your mouth, depending on the type of food you are testing. Sixty seconds later, after you have felt the food good, measure your pulse for 60 seconds once again.
While you measure your pulse for the second time, keep the piece of food into your mouth the whole time. However, take care that you do this without any physical effort, so that is why it would be for the best to keep everything you need for the test at hand.
Standing or sharp moving will affect the heart and you will get incorrect results. Once you are done measuring the pulse with the piece of food in your mouth, spit the food and rinse your mouth using water. Make a comparison of the first and the second results, and if the heart rate in the second results is raised by 5 or more beats per second, it indicates that you are potentially allergic to that particular food. Do not swallow or eat the food you are testing.
You can repeat the same test for other foods as well. Keep the results you have recorded and then, the next morning; repeat the testing for the same food once again. If this measuring also shows the same results, i.e. if your body responds in the same way once again by increasing the heart rate, it is very likely that you are allergic to that food.
Do not mix different foods while you make the test and do not try them at the same time. Do the testing with one food at a time. Also, make sure that you are not surrounded by mobile phones or children while you make the test, because external influences can raise the pulse rate for a few heart beats.
If you are a smoker, make sure you have not lighted a cigarette before the testing, two hours minimum, as smoking influences the heart rate and increases it for even ten beats per minute.