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About 4 years ago on the advice of a friend I went to a clinic where they offered Computerized Electro-Dermal testing. Computerized Electro-Dermal screening procedures measure the electrical resistance of the skin through an instrument called an Interro, which is a non-invasive (no needles are used) way of (supposedly) identifying any health problem you may have, from a food sensitivity to a nutritional deficiency. Theoretically, EDSD measures the bioenergy that flows along your body’s meridians (paths of energy).
These are the same meridians that are the focus of attention by acupuncturists.
Measuring meridians involves observing and recording the initial galvanic response value (GV) and any immediate decline in the galvanic response value (DGV).
An initial GV of approximately 50, followed by little or no DGV is interpreted as a normal finding. Initial GVs over 60 may be indicative of a bioenergy imbalance that leads to an inflammatory reaction by the body. GVs below 45 may be indicative of a bioenergy imbalance leading to the development of a degenerative process. The decline in the galvanic response value is considered to be an important indicator of a systemic condition.
What I vividly remember from the whole procedure is that I had a very sore finger at the end from all the pricking they did as they were testing over 100 foods as to whether they caused a bio-energetic imbalance or not. Each food was scored on a scale of 50 to 100 (anything with a score of 60 or above was a no-no to eat according to the test for it is indicative of a bioenergy imbalance leading to an inflammatory reaction by the body). Now…I have not looked at this report for over four years but I was amazed at what I was reading when I dug this out the other day while organizing my filing cabinet. The foods that scored 100 were…lobster, oranges and cow’s milk…all big avoids for O’s. Other foods like ham, alcohol (would not need a ‘prick’ to tell me this), cow’s cheese, peanuts, shellfish, yeast, food dyes and wheat were also high on the list. There were oddly some O beneficials on the ‘severe’ list…. Lamb, beef and liver. Oddly potatoes, lentils and corn had no effect and scored a 50. I had no foods that had a GV of under 45 so no degenerative processes to speak off internally according to the test.
The test can also screen for nutritional deficiencies. I was, according to the test, deficient in magnesium, potassium, manganese, selenium (mercury binds selenium) and zinc…all mineral deficiencies. I had no vitamin deficiencies according to the test. Also was found to be deficient in digestive enzymes.
I also tested positive for parasites and Candida.The dermal testing supposedly can determine which supplements, if any, can be effective in re-balancing the bodies bioenergy.
Oil of Oregano (Oreganol), pumpkinseeds, black walnut and milk thistle apparently would rid the parasites if I used this as a protocol. As for the Candida, probiotics along with Oreganol was the best protocol according to the screening.
On the metal toxicity front, I scored high on mercury, arsenic, aluminum, nickel and cadmium…all substances that disrupt the mitochondrial function. Ugh…I was (still am) a walking toxic dumpsite (maybe causing my hair to fall out?) in dire need of detoxification (zinc and selenium are some key ingredients along with Glutathione, Vit. C, B vitamins and NAC). If you want the latest news and findings as to what’s poisoning us…check out www.ewg.org<br />
This test 4 years ago was a bit of a wake up call for me to some of the possibilities as to why I felt less than ‘fully functioning’ most of the time. I did go out and purchase some of the supplements recommended by the test to rid myself of the ‘critters’ and I did feel generally better thereafter. As for the foods that were not avoids according to the test…just say that if I ate as it recommended, I would be a type O in an A skin (the only meat that would not cause an energy imbalance in the testing was chicken).
As for the mercury in my body, last week one of my mercury filled fillings popped out while eating a chocolate cherry Unibar (thank you Dr. D!!). I had it replaced with a ‘body friendly’ one. It may be the first of many to come. Meanwhile, I’m staying away from mercury-laden fish and am sticking to my low carb, low fat, high protein diet which will help bio-transform myself into a bio-energetic dynamo.