Food Biocompatibility Testing

What Is Food Bio-compatibility Testing

Food Compatibility Testing (600+ 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 recommend this hair test for any client that comes to see me because of the incredible short and long-term results.

How Does The Testing Work?

Every cell in the body relies on proper cellular function, assimilation (taking nutrition into the cell), plus elimination and secretions at cellular level.

We simply cannot get nutrition in and waste secretions out of the cells without good cellular function. Eating only compatible foods and using compatible household items, assists good cellular function.

By removing these reactive and aggravating foods, we allow the cells to repair and function normally.

Alongside Microbiome Testing, I encourage my clients to prioritise Food Compatibility Testing to direct their treatment to ensure that the foods they are eating regularly are in alignment with their unique needs.

If we are eating foods that we’re unknowingly incompatible with, this can hinder treatment and prevent the body from returning to balance on its own (which it is always trying to achieve).

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

Some Issues Existing Clients Have Presented With:

  • 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, Digestive Issues, Skin Problems etc.
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Loss

What Does The Hair Analysis Test Include ?

  • The standard test covers a list of 600+ items, including all food groups, bathroom, laundry, gluten-free and kitchen products. It includes common local brands found in supermarkets and health food stores ($289)
  • 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 ($300)
  • Extra lists of common products from Coles, Woolworths & ALDI can be purchased for an additional ($70 each)

How Do I Begin?

  • Food Compatibility Is a 6-Month Program that follows the naturopathic principle – “Feed The Body Correct and Allow The Body To Repair Itself”
  • Food Compatibility is not a stand-alone – it supports and complements naturopathic treatment plans that encompass dietary, lifestyle, herbal & nutritional medicine to enhance their effects and accelerate healing
  • Book online for an initial appointment to discuss the food biocompatibility program as part of your treatment plan

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.