Certain supplements can help your gut and digestion. For example, probiotics are useful when overcoming food intolerances. Digestive enzymes may also help to support your digestive system get the maximum benefit from the foods you eat during the 3 month period.
Your chart will be explained to you on the day of your test. Reading it is simple. To help you understand and read your chart better, it is colour coded. Please consider the following explanations for each colour. However, the best approach would simply be to avoid all the “non-green” items that appear on your chart. All food groups appearing “non-green” should be trial eliminated from the diet for 3 months and then introduced one by one monitoring the response on your body as you do so. If you notice a response, perhaps removing this food for longer is a good idea. Always consult with your GP before making permanent changes to diet.
Chronic – A chronically imbalanced food that is persistent or long-lasting .lt has developed over time. It may take time to recover ie the full 3 months in some cases.
Acute – Acute may be a more severe imbalanced to a food or that which has a sudden onset. It may have developed more recently.
That is, to trial eliminate or remove for 3 months and monitor your body’s response as you re-introduce it after that time.
Start your trial elimination by removing the most imbalanced items as a priority and watch to see if symptoms do improve. These will be the black and the red items on the chart.
It is not unusual for suspected items to be tested twice at varying frequencies. In fact, the BioScan tests each item four times. Sometimes an item appears twice on the printed chart. If any item appears imbalanced at any testing frequency, it would be recommended to trial eliminate this food for the recommended period of three months to see if symptoms improve.
The BioScan is provided by a trained clinicians who monitors the response during the test. If they wish to verify an item, they may test it twice. This is to ensure accuracy and consistency.
Many people report feeling better through natural wellbeing practices like removing imbalanced foods for three months. Keep a food diary as you undergo this trial elimination. Only avoid foods for three months. After that all foods should be re-introduced. Please do ensure to ask your physician before making any long-term changes to your diet, and do not remove any food for more than three months, as this should be long enough for an imbalance to clear up.
Avoid alcohol. Take any medications as normal. Drink plenty of water. Get a good sleep the night before. Eat light food that morning. Do not fast. Please, testing is not offered to those who are taking anti-histamines or steroids, or who have a pace-maker for epilepsy. Steroids, anti-histamines or other allergy meds may suppress the result of your test and make any imbalance undetectable.
Any food tested should be in your system. Naturally foods which you have not eaten in the past three months cannot be detected in the body. Therefore, if you have been avoiding a certain food and if you are not allergic to it, you might take a small sample in advance of your test if it is safe to do so.
A food intolerance is a temporary reaction to a certain food. If you have experienced gut health issues or skin conditions like spots, you may have a food intolerance. Allergies are not the same as food imbalances. Allergies are medical conditions that can cause anaphylasis, swelling of the lips and throat, and are therefore much more serious. If you have an allergy or suspect you have, you should not book the BioScan as it is a non-medical wellbeing test which can identify imbalances to suspected intolerances, but instead you should visit your doctor.
The Bioscan food test does not diagnose food intolerances or any other condition but in fact identifies foods which you may currently be imbalanced to. A trial elimination of no more than three months is recommended on any food that shows up as imbalanced. Always check with your GP before making dietary changes. If you are seeking a diagnosis of any type, please visit your doctor.