Disclaimer: This is my Friday Musings post in which I share whatever I feel like. It gets a little personal, but not so much that you’ll get embarrassed for me (can I say douche chill on my own blog? I think so).
A few months ago, a deal popped up on Amazon Local for a discounted “Full health evaluation and ZYTO scan.”
It was, like, 80% off, so I figured it must be a good deal. I would get my toxicity tested, my adrenals checked and find out about some food intolerances. I was IN.
I went to get my scan this past Wednesday at the Waldman Center for Wellness in Reading, MA.
The office is beautiful, the waiting room welcoming.
I had no idea what I was in for– I figured I would have to give some blood or something.
Nope. I just have to put my hand on a weird robot hand and wait a few minutes. That was it. The ZYTO SCAN.
How does it work? Well, I’ll let the ZYTO website explain that one:
Your body is energetically connected and constantly in communication with itself. The primary function of this communication is to maintain overall health and functionality. Biocommunication between your body and ZYTO software takes advantage of this and is a breakthrough method for ‘listening to’ and ‘communicating with’ your body.
By interacting energetically with your body the ZYTO software will essentially ‘ask your body questions’ and record your body’s responses or ‘answers’. Information gathered in this way can help you be more proactive about your health and help you and your healthcare provider make better decisions regarding your healthcare.
ZYTO scans do not diagnose or recommend treatments, they simply provide information that should be considered by a qualified healthcare professional in determining a course of action.
My understanding is that it measures where you hold stress in your body– or what parts of your body are under stress.
After my scan, I met with Dr. Waldman to go over my results, which were, shocking.
The picture above is the part of the scan that bothered me most.
First, I have white coat syndrome: I get really anxious whenever I’m at a doctor’s office. It has to do with hearing bad things…like I’m always expecting to be told I’m going to die at any moment…my heart beats really fast and my blood pressure goes up.
So. The areas of high stress in my body: My thyroid, my heart and…my pancreas?
My pancreas was off the chart stressed, according to this scan.
The doctor gave me his talk about insulin and glucagon…and metabolic syndrome…and diabetes
Meanwhile, I’m sitting there thinking:
A. This test is total bunk: I don’t eat much added sugar…and I don’t have any physical symptoms of metabolic syndrome…I don’t have hypoglycemia…I don’t have an overwhelming amount of abdominal fat…I EAT PALEO! WTF?
B. Oh my good gracious…I probably have something seriously wrong with my hormones…maybe I DO have metabolic syndrome…I probably do…maybe my pancreas is stressed because there’s something else going on….OMG MY HEART ! I’m going to have a heart attack like Rosie O’Donnell…I probably won’t even make it out of this office.
So. Needless to say, I didn’t hear much of the rest of the Doctor’s overview…I was totally stressed about my pancreas. And my heart.
The ZYTO scan does NOT diagnose disease– it just shows areas of stress (whatever that means).
My pancreas does more than just produce insulin…it also secretes pancreatic fluid that contains digestive enzymes…maybe I just have low digestive enzymes. But maybe it’s all of the ice cream I’ve been eating lately…
ANYWAY. When I was done with my internal freakout, we started to go over my food intolerances.
This is probably wrong, but I think the ZYTO scan sends the frequencies of commonly intolerated (I think I just made that word up…it works) foods through your system to see how you react.
I was nervous that foods I love would show up– like coconut or eggs…luckily, this wasn’t the case.
My number 1 food intolerance? White Fish.
Yep. White Fish. How random is that?
Here are the top 10 foods to which I am intolerant:
- White fish
- Corn Sugar
If this thing is right, it means no more raw kraut for me….BOO.
That’s about the only thing on this list that poops me out.
BOTTOM LINE: I’m not sure how much I believe the results of this test. The stubborn health coach in me is all “I know better than this test and how dare you tell me my pancreas is stressed.” The white-coat-phobic person in me says “I should probably never eat any sugar again ever. EVAAAAAA!”
I’m thinking that I’ll pay special attention to the sugar I’m eating and the digestive enzymes that I’m taking. I’ll avoid the foods on this list, which won’t be hard…because I don’t eat or like many of them anyway. And then I’ll go to my PCP for some blood work to calm my anxious mind.
I’m annoyed that I don’t know if the ZYTO scan is real or not…but then again, do you ever know if any test a doctor gives you is real? How do I know that the blood work will test for the right things? Such a struggle…
ANYWAY. Have a great weekend and stop thinking about my pancreas– she’ll be fine.