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On the Go - Hemocode Test

So I had been planning to go to Rexall today to get the “Hemocode Test” done.  I was feeling under the weather but didn’t let that put me off – I really wanted to get it done and I knew it would be just another excuse to put off getting healthier.   592 more words

Food allergies: The stakes are too high for myths and pseudoscience

The price of life is eternal vigilance. If you have severe food allergies, that is your reality. Every day, every meal, every bite. Eating is an intrinsic and essential part of what we do and who we are, so the idea that our bodies can rebel violently to everyday foods can be difficult to believe. 1,817 more words


Food intolerance scam

The Rexall/Pharmplus pharmacy/grocery/general store chain currently sells the “Hemocode” test which is purported to test for 250 food intolerances. This is not an inexpensive purchase with the price being up to $450. 287 more words


Weekend Reading

It’s the peak of summer and much of the Eastern seaboard has been melting under record heat. Here’s some links of interest: 485 more words


Pharmacist's Letter issues warning about Hemocode food intolerance testing

From the December, 2012 Canadian Pharmacist’s Letter (paywalled, sorry), a subscription-funded, completely independent resource for pharmacists, comes a warning about the Hemocode food intolerance test: 254 more words


A Strong Message to Pharmacists about IgG Food Sensitivity Testing

From the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology:

The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) is very concerned about the increased marketing of food-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) testing towards the general public over the past few years, supposedly as a simple means by which to identify “food sensitivity”, food intolerance or food allergies.

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