Food Biocompatibility Testing

What Is Food Biocompatibility Testing

Food Biocompatibility Testing (500+ items) is a simple, non-invasive test that requires a small sample of hair to identify the influence (positive or negative) that wide range of foods and house-hold products have on a cellular level

I generally recommend this hair test for any client that comes to see me because of the incredible short and long-term results. It takes out all the guesswork of trying to figure out which individual foods are right for you.

In this way, we are then able to determine which foods and products should be avoided and which should be consumed/used. It is based on the way in which foods and products benefit the individual person..

What Is The Test Useful For?​

  • Digestive issues – IBS, Reflux, Leaky Gut, Indigestion
  • Skin problems – psoriasis, eczema, acne, urticaria
  • Arthritis, Pain & Inflammation
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Chronic Hayfever & Sinusitis
  • Children With Behavioural Issues
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Loss

What Does The Hair Analysis Test For ?

  • The standard test covers a list of 500 items, including all food groups, bathroom, laundry, gluten-free and kitchen products. It includes common local brands found in supermarkets and health food stores ($249)
  • The baby’s list adds another 57 commonly used items for babies including creams and powders, medications, shampoos, soaps, wipes, nappies, formula and commercial baby foods ($260)
  • Extra lists of common products from Coles, Woolworths & ALDI can be purchased for an additional ($30 each)

Do I Need To Book A Consultation To Order The Test?

  • No – whilst it is ideal to have the test conducted in the context of an initial naturopathic consultation, particularly for chronic conditions, you can print off the application form and complete without a consultation. Simply follow the instructions in the report and complete your 4 week progress form
  • A free 15 minute phone/skype call is included to discuss your initial test results and any specific questions you may have

How Do I Begin?

  • Print out & complete the application form below and send to my clinic address (on the form) along with a small hair-sample the size of your thumb nail

  • You will be invoiced for the test once I have received your application, which must be paid before the release of test results

  • Refer to FAQs (below) for more information on the test & programme​

Food Biocompatibility Testing FAQ

How Much Hair Is Needed?

Approximately 1/2 tsp cut from the nape of neck, or arm/leg hair. If no hair, saliva on a cotton bud placed in a plastic zip lock bag.

It does not matter if the hair is dyed.

Is This An Allergy Test?

No, this is a Bio-Compatibility test which tests for food and products that are Compatible or Incompatible with the individual.

How Does This Test Differ From The Skin Pricking & Blood tests?

Those tests relate to allergy type symptom. When there is an underlying allergy or allergic reaction there is a compromised immune system (poor cellular function).

Bio-Compatibly testing is aimed at a level where we test for foods and household products that compromise cellular function.

Poor cellular function leads to inflammation which is involved in most dis-ease states including allergies. The Bio-Compatibility test is testing at a much deeper level.

What Will The Results Indicate?

The report lists foods and products that you CAN eat and those which you should avoid.

The basis for the programme is simple – feed the body correctly with biocompatible foods and the immune system is freed up to deal with any problems more effectively. This means each symptom is dealt with in a way that works best with you.
Note: This is NOT a generic programme – each person is unique and will have a different set of responses, which will result in a different set of symptoms and a different programme to follow.

Is There Any Research On How This Test Works?

This Biocompatibility System is the result of over 30 years of research and development by qualified naturopaths in Australia, who have produced the equipment used today. It incorporates both E.A.V (electronic acupuncture according to Voll) and Radionics. It is a naturopathic wellness programme used in over 20 countries.

To understand more about energy medicine/electrical nutrition, these resources are recommended:

– ENERGY MEDICINE The Scientific Basis — James L Oschman
– ELECTRICAL NUTRITION — Denie and Shelley Hiestand

What Is Meant By ‘Repair From A Cellular Level’?

There are 2 stages:
1. Removing the incompatible foods and eating only compatible foods to reduce inflammation and repair cellular function.
2. Repairing any tissue damage which may have occurred while the inflammation was in place. Cells in optimum working function will in turn promote optimum organ and systems function. Therefore wellbeing is restored.

Should A Detoxification Program Be Implemented Alongside The Programme?

The body is in a continual state of detox, it just needs help with the extra burden. When there are signs of buildup in the body then the elimination processes are not functioning properly. Many clients go through a purge and/or lose weight after being on the programme, usually around 2 to 4 months. At this stage a detoxification programme could certainly help. It would certainly help to remove buildup of waste and help the repair process but unless the elimination processes are repaired as well, the buildup will reoccur.

What Is More Important, The Test Or The Programme?

Any test only gives us information. How you use or manage that information gives results. While the test has to be accurate the client needs to follow the instructions very closely to gain the best result.

How Will This Test Help The Average Person Improve Their Health?

Many clients get well while taking medications, supplements etc. however, once they stop many of them rebound. There is usually something underlying what is causing this rebound. It makes sense to focus on improving cellular function as this is where we can first recognize most disease states. Researchers today say that inflammation is part of most disease states. Inflammation is often the result of eating incompatible foods.

Do I Need A Follow Up Test? If So, How Many?

People are very different so their response to the programme differs greatly. However t is recommended to follow the programme for the entire 6 months to give the body time to repair. Many clients’ symptoms resolver after 4-6 weeks on the programme.

Retesting is recommended between 6 and 9 months. It is common for 75% of negative items (incompatible) to correct at this point. Some will remain and may take up later on. There may be a few new ones. The new ones are added to your first list for another 4 weeks. After the 4 weeks we have a very strict protocol for reintroducing corrected items.