Have you heard about a simple home test you can perform to determine whether you have a reaction to a food or drink you consume? The Coca Pulse Test will not define whether the reaction is an allergy or intolerance, but with a bit of skill it can certainly reveal any underlying and hidden reactions. You may like to try the pulse test, developed by Dr. Arthur F. Coca in the mid 1950’s after working and refining his technique with many patients. Dr. Coca identified many different substances to which his patients were sensitive to, and was surprised how effective his test was at identifying the problems foods in a person’s diet.
The Coca Pulse Test is based upon the premise that the stress caused by your nervous system in response to a food or drink, which you may be sensitive to, will increase your decrease your resting pulse. Dr. Coca’s pulse test is a technique I have used in my clinic for over twenty years, and it must be performed strictly according to Dr. Coca’s guidelines if excellent results are to be expected. This test is easy to perform, but before you start you will need to establish your baseline, i.e., what your pulse is normally like without being challenged. I use the stopwatch on my iPhone, but a wristwatch with a second hand is OK as well. Now I will explain the whole protocol in detail, and you should be able to perform it at home easily.
1. First, take your pulse fourteen (14) times per day for three consecutive days as follows: once before rising in the morning (on waking and before getting out of bed), once before each meal, 3 times after each meal (at 30 minute intervals) and again just before going to bed.
2. Take the pulse for one minute (an entire 60 seconds), don’t make the mistake I used to make and count the pulse for 15 seconds only, and then multiply by four.
3. All pulse rates should be checked with the person in a seated and relaxed position, except for the first pulse rate of the day that is checked lying down, before you get up and out of bed.
4. Make a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and record all the results, along with what you have consumed with each meal.
5. No snacking between meals, but if you do then you will need to account for the food you consumed and what the pulse rate was before and after.
6. Make a note of the lowest and highest pulse readings over the three-day period. The difference can be between 10 to 16 beats per minute, and a significantly higher or lower pulse rate will indicate that you have consumed something to which you are allergic or sensitive to.
7. Any food that increases or decreases the pulse rate by 12 beats per minute indicates a suspected food and should be eliminated.
8. To figure out which offender is causing the problem, eliminate the suspect food for three days and test around that particular meal again.
9. Take into account that smoking and various pharmaceutical drugs like Beta blockers (blood pressure drugs) may cause false readings, so do take this into account.
10. Any pulse readings should always be performed, and will give the best results while resting quietly.
Another method I have found that works is to simply take your resting pulse each morning and evening throughout all three stages of Candida Crusher Diet. Once you start noticing an increase or decrease in your pulse of 10 to 12 beats per minute over a three-day period, you are on to something. Now you will need to work out what it is that has caused this pulse fluctuation by way of challenging your body with a food or drink you have eliminated. With a bit of trial and error you will find it.
Foods That Are Suspect Are:
- Foods you crave or have a strong desire for.
- Foods that often make you feel lousy or different in any way.
- Foods that one of your blood relatives is sensitive to.
- Key trigger foods or foods you have a strong suspicion about.