On my last video I mentioned that I had something very exciting to share with you this week.
BTW, if you have not seeing that video, watch it below!
Now, I know that I am a bit out there when it comes to health related things but, I also know that if you are here reading this you will probably find this helpful or at least interesting. I am sure by the tittle of this blog post, you already know what I will be sharing with you today...
Saturday morning I headed to The Auric Nutrition & Wellness office in Colorado Springs for a Holistic Food Sensitivity Test. This was so exciting to me because if you have been a reader for a while, you know that I have had issues with my stomach (a polyp to be exact,) as well as issues with adult acne among other things. I have gone the conventional medicine way for all of those issues in the past, well, I thought this year I will give the Holistic Healing route a world.
I first should tell you that Charlene (nutritionist and owner) was super nice and made the entire experience more exciting for me. Prior to my arrival I received an email from Charlene with a sheet of questions for me to answer and share any issues I was concerned about. Charlene answered every question in a way that was clear and easy to understand for a holistic medicine newbie like me.
Upon arrival, I was given a food sensitivity chart and was encouraged to highlight 30 foods that I wanted to get tested for. This task was a fairly simple for me, since I eat pretty much the same type of foods everyday.
I went slightly over the 30 food limit, however, Charlene did not seem to mind at all and allowed me to test for all the highlighted foods anyway. We then chatted a bit about my past with foods, eating disorder, endoscopy, and digestive issues. Through talking to Charlene I discovered that we shared the same birthday. How cool is that! I instantly felt more comfortable with her. The whole experience was great, you can read more about Charlene HERE!
Shortly after our chat, we began the test. I have to admit that the spiritual healing "check up" was a bit strange for me at first. The fact that nothing was being inserted or pocked in me was unusual but, my curiosity grew even more. Charlene combines Eastern and Western techniques during the consultation to help identify food sensitivities, measure acupuncture points for energy levels, and transition to a balanced diet. She also specializes in helping clients with weight loss and maintenance; emotional eating and craving issues; customized cleanses and detox program; implementing clean eating and living; stress management and digestive issues.
Charlene started by checking my organs. All that was asked of me was to point at my organs and foods with my left hands index and middle finger. No need for a follow up appointment, Charlene read the results instantly. My organs tested well with the exception of my stomach. Let's be honest; I was not shocked to hear that my weakest organ was my stomach.
We then moved on to testing all the highlighted foods on the list (1st photo.) All the items marked with a red dot were sending negative energy to my body. The "OK" next to the red dot (again, from 1st photo,) indicated that with the help of enzymes, 15 billion strands of probiotics, aloe and a daily cup of green tea, these foods were ok to be consumed.
In other words, if I take the supplements, I can pretty much eat anything I want. The only food item that Charlene encouraged me to avoid at all cost were milk products. It is funny, I have known this for a while but still manage to sneak in the occasional greek yogurt and Quest bar. In fact I brought a Quest bar to show Charlene, and she simply said, "I would avoid those." lol
Hey, can't blame me for trying!
Charlene also suggested lowering my vitamin D3 consumption from 3,000 IU down to 1,000 IU. This part was shocking to me since on my last doctor's visit I was told I was vitamin D deficient and needed a daily dose of 5,000 IU. Hmmmm!
Anyway... Part of my package included a 14 day detox diet. This is not one of those caloric restrictive trendy diets, it is simply a diet to kick-start my healing process. I have not received the diet yet, but if you are interested I can do a follow up to this post with an update.
If you live in the Colorado Springs area, Charlene has an offer running on Groupon! This is a great
deal opportunity to give the Holistic Healing way a try.
What are your thoughts on Holistic Healing? Have you ever done a food sensitivity test?