When I learned that there are companies out there such as Check My Body Health, which provide simple ‘at-home’ food sensitivity tests for a low cost, I was curious to know more about the process and take my own test to see what I could learn from the results.
This Check My Body Health review explains what a food sensitivity is (and how it differs from a food allergy or intolerance), how to do one and what to expect from your results.
About Check My Body Health
Check My Body Health provides at-home food sensitivity tests to customers all over the world, including the UK, Canada, and the United States.
It’s one of the most comprehensive food sensitivity tests you can do at home, costing in the region of USD $30-$40, or the equivalent in your country (if you’re not in the US).
The purpose of doing one of these tests is to identify the right food and drink for your body. Some of us may be more sensitive to certain foods and food groups.
These sensitivities may be possible causes of (or contributing factors to) issues such as bloating, digestive discomfort or other concerns such as skin problems, fatigue and headaches.
The comprehensive test considers over 400 types of food and drink, and over 400 types of non-food items, such as pollen and heavy metals.
By learning about your personal sensitivities to certain foods, drinks and other items, you gain information that can help you modify what you eat and drink to eliminate certain items from your diet – and hopefully improve your health and wellbeing.
How Check My Body Health At Tests work
Check My Body Health tests use bioresonance therapy, are categorized under complementary and alternative medicines rather than mainstream medicine.
As such, these tests and related information provided do not make a medical diagnosis nor are they intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Bioresonance therapy is a complex area, but essentially, they take some strands of your hair, and use this technology to compare the frequency emitted by your hair to the frequency of the items they’re testing for.
The lab uses this to work out their levels in your body, as well as your sensitivity to them.
You can read more about bioresonance testing here on their website.
If you’ve purchased a test, you may initially expect Check My Body Health to send you a food sensitivity test kit. If so, you’ll be waiting a long time because you won’t get sent anything 🙂 You simply get a reference number and instructions for how to mail your hair strands to the lab the company uses to do the testing.
Once you’ve mailed in your hair sample, you receive a confirmation email when it’s been received by the lab, and then a link by email to download your results report when the testing has been completed.
The results will list all 900-ish items and uses a traffic light system (red, amber, green) to flag which items you have high or moderate sensitivity to.
In addition to your specific test results, the report is also very comprehensive and contains detailed information on sources of key vitamins and micronutrients that can be helpful in general with improving your overall diet and nutrition, whether for weight loss or just your overall health.
The Company does a good job of answering a load of other questions on this FAQs page on their website.
What is a food elimination diet?
If you have some food sensitivities identified in your test, then Check My Body Health will also provide you with the information you need to do a food elimination diet.
Put simply, this is a process whereby for a period of (say) four weeks, you eliminate all high and medium sensitivity items from your diet and environment. Doing this for several weeks can allow the gut time to ‘rest’ from trigger foods.
After that time, you re-introduce the items one-by-one, and assess how you feel when you add each item back into your diet.
By following this food elimination diet process, you can work out which items are those that are having the most impact on your wellbeing and decide how you’re going to avoid them in future.
The difference between food intolerance and sensitivity
The Check My Body Health tests are food sensitivity tests, not allergy or food intolerance tests. Many people use these terms interchangeably, so it’s worth being aware of the difference.
This type of bioresonance hair testing does not test antibody levels, which is why it cannot be used to test for allergies.
This article from Harvard Medical School also provides some more useful context and explanation of the differences between food intolerances and sensitivities.
Learning from the Check My Body Health Test results
I was pretty surprised by my Check My Body Health test results, which initially made me question the accuracy.
Apparently, I have sensitivity to a lot of things I regularly consume in my diet, including tomatoes, apples, chicken and eggs, as well as more common items such as a variety of grains and dairy products.
The sensitivity to chickpeas, on the other hand, did not surprise me (is anyone NOT sensitive to chickpeas?!).
I am also sensitive to platinum, which is interesting as I wear my wedding ring every day. I will be experimenting with eliminating the platinum-to-skin contact for a few weeks and seeing if that makes a difference! In the meantime, I’ll wear a silicone wedding band!
My biggest challenge with these results is the sheer number of items I apparently have some sensitivity to, and crafting nutritious, balanced meals with enough variety for a four week elimination diet to work for me and still allow me to eliminate all the high (and as may of the moderate) sensitivity items as possible.
I don’t really see this as being realistic for me to achieve, but if you’re looking for some sense of direction regarding what foods you may way to try eliminating then it’s worth a try.
As an added benefit, it would be great to see some recommended meals you could put together over a four-week period, that are based on your results, as I expect this is going to be a similar challenge for a lot of people.
I did, however, find the test results helpful in finding ou what vitamins I may be low in, as well as where I could potentially benefit from added pre and probiotics to help improve and maintain my gut health.
Cost and where to order your own test
To learn about your own personal food sensitivities (as well as sensitivity to drinks, metals, pollens, additives and other items in the 900+ item test), order your own test directly from Check My Body Health.
They offer a 100% money-back guarantee, which, combined with the affordable price point, makes this a no-brainer for the curious, health-conscious, or individual who is exploring whether a food sensitivity may be adversely affecting your day-to-day wellbeing.
For a 5% discount on top of the regular price (including any offers the company may have on their site) click here to visit their site (or use the button below) and enter our exclusive Check My Body Health discount code KALE5 at checkout: