A general record of my ongoing battle with all forms of nonsense.
Monday, 3 August 2009
Claims to be able to test for allergies using nothing but a lock of your hair should always be treated with suspicion, but especially so when the claims are made by a shop advertising Traditional Chinese Medicine.
But it’s always worth trying these things out, so a couple of us went along for a test. After a couple of weeks we both got our results with some added advice on which supplements we should be taking.
Low reaction to wheat, "pepper/spicy", nuts. Moderate reaction to dairy, caffeine, yeast. I could benefit from more chromium and valerian.
My friend's results:
Low reaction to Nightshade family, citrus fruits, salt, sweet, beet/cane sugar, house & dust mite. Medium reaction to dairy, orange and grass pollen. He could benefit from more Omega-3, Milk thistle herb and co-enzyme q10.
With the exception of dairy, our results were completely different.
Which is quite strange, since we both took in a sample of my hair.
I’ve written to the company to request an explanation and have not yet received one. Nor have they offered to refund the fee.