Food intolerance test from a chiropractor, dubious at best?
July 4, 2014 1:37 PM Subscribe
I recently bought a livingsocial deal for a food intolerance/allergy test which I assumed would be bloodwork, etc, but once I arrived to the business I was surprised that it was a chiropractor's office.
posted by HonestAsian to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
They had me fill out the new patient form then I met the chiropractor, who simply had me lay down and straighten out my arm while my other hand (or fingers) were placed on some sort of flat metal instrument. At this point I was confused since he wasn't really explaining how he was coming to any conclusions or analysis. Anyhow my finger was placed on various metal strips on some sort of flat panel and he quickly went through each and told me I was allergic to dairy, and wheat *which I already told him I suspected I was anyhow at the start of my in person session), and then went over some basic guidelines to lose weight and reduce the yeast in my stomach which was responsible for sluggishess etc. He then sold me some supplements for people with candida, to reduce the yeast in my body and urged me to stay away from white rice, sugars, wheat and dairy (which anyone could benefit from) and sent me on my way. I was in and out so quickly that I didn't have time to think about the entire session but obviously it's not what I expected. Can anyone out there verify that his method of accessing any food allergy or intolerance is actually valid or debateable? Or is this an obvious display of quackery and was I simply duped?