Kourtney Kardashian has an app, which makes me wonder how the Kardashians choose to parcel out their personal lives through various platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and their apps. Do they save the more personal stories and videos for their apps or do they try to mix it up sometimes? Despite never personally having an issue with gluten or dairy, Kourtney went to some kind of practitioner, likely a chiropractor or a naturopath, who did “muscle testing” on her and her children and told them they were sensitive to gluten, diary and corn. Kourtney told a story on her app about this and claims that after putting them on a gluten and dairy free diet she can see a difference in her children’s behavior. I’m guessing she didn’t cut out corn too though. Kourtney has sons Mason, six, and Reign, 21 months, and daughter Penelope, four, with her estranged partner, Scott Disick.
Kourtney Kardashian totally overhauled her family’s diet recently, dropping gluten and dairy from their meals.
She explains that it wasn’t a necessity, the way it is for many people, but it’s improved their quality of life.
“I kept battling with myself back and forth — like, why am I doing this diet? I have always felt fine before when eating dairy and gluten, but I do believe that we have one life to live and I would like to live it feeling my best,” Kardashian writes in a post on her app. “I have noticed a great positive change in behavior with my children when we stick to a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. I don’t think everyone needs to eat this way but we had muscle testing done, which showed we all have sensitivities to corn, gluten and dairy.”
Kardashian says it’s been an “adjustment” for her and kids Mason, 6, Penelope, 4, and Reign, 1, but some meals, like breakfast, are easier than others. She typically noshes on avocado pudding or a banana spinach shake in the mornings, while her kids go for gluten-free waffles with scrambled eggs.
Kourtney said that she’ll let the kids have treats and candy occasionally but that she looks for “natural” candy without added dyes.
I believe that this “muscle testing” is known as applied kinesiology (not to be confused with regular kinesiology). It involves the patient either putting a substance on their tongue or holding a vial and then having various parts of their body tested for weaknesses as a practitioner pushes down on them. There’s no scientific evidence that this is valid whatsoever and many professional organizations of allergists have warned against using it for diagnosing allergies. So, like the time Kourtney took magic love potion water, this is pure quackery. Doctors usually recommend an elimination diet and keeping a detailed food diary to test for food intolerances. Full blown celiac disease can be diagnosed with a blood test.
My mom actually went gluten and dairy free a few years ago when a doctor told her to try it. She swears it helped her and that she feels much better now, but she didn’t lose weight until she started counting calories. Whether it was a placebo effect, my mom is sensitive to gluten (she tests negative for celiac) or she benefitted from eating cleaner overall remains to be seen. The same can probably be said for Kourtney’s kids. Most doctors consider a gluten free diet unnecessary unless you’re sensitive to it, and getting someone to push down on your arm while you eat a piece of bread isn’t the way to test for that.
Kourtney is shown in Italy and Monaco earlier this month with her kids, Lucifer’s homegirl and Corey Gamble. She’s also shown in June at a Manuka event. Credit: FameFlynet and WENN