As migraineurs we know there’s something up with our food.

We can feel the added stress some meals put on our body, and have a list of the foods that are definites No’s if we want to avoid an attack.

But finding the allergies and sensitivities we have can be quite difficult.

There are some great lab tests out there like the ELISA food intolerance test but it can get quite expensive to run the whole gamut.

This is where pulse testing comes in, saves us a lot of time and puts health into our own hands.

Pulse testing is based on the idea that when our immune system is activated, our heart rate increases.

So when we eat foods our body is sensitive to, our immune system gets activated to deal with it and our heart rate will increase.

There’s a few different ways to do it but it starts with getting baseline pulses before bed and when you wake up.

Then take your pulse before and after each meal as well as 30, 60 and 90 minutes after each meal.

If your heart rate increases more than 4 beats or drops by more than 4 beats after a meal from what it was before the meal then it’s likely what you ate is causing some immune response.

I’ll attach links to simple charts for tracking pulse changes Chart

I’ll also link to the coca pulse test which was invented by Arthur F Coca and works by taking your pulse before meals and by simply holding a food on your tongue and then taking your pulse.

As with everything make sure you practise first or you could end up psyching yourself out and giving yourself false positives and negatives, it’s about developing a relationship with yourself.

The body is incredibly knowledgeable and when we can learn to listen to what its saying, we can optimize our health, heal our disease and be migraine free.

Have you ever tried pulse testing any food or environmental stimuli?

Mark Canadic

Mark Canadic

Holistic Health Practitioner

Mark Canadic is a writer, speaker, holistic health practitioner and migraine community leader. Read Mark’s inspiring comeback story, “My Burnout and Brain Fires that Lead me to the Root.” Feel free to send Mark a message here.

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