Kourtney Kardashian put kids on a gluten & dairy free diet after ‘muscle testing’

Kourtney Kardashian Photocall, London Edition Hotel, London
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.

[From People]

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.

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  1. Darkladi says:

    “Hucksters trick dingbat out of wallet contents” – Story on Page 6😒

    • minx says:

      Doesn’t Michael K call her The Slow One?

      • QQ says:

        It’s remarkable that she is the one that went to college yet she is the one that sounds the most like a broken slowed down babyrobot fembot of the bunch??

        Also topical: It must be so G*ddamned Exhausting eating like this all the time finding weird grains desiccated whatever flavor free alternatives to regular food and on top of that having to find kidfriendly whatever to then feed the children… but then again if one has a personal chef and stuff like that it might be a non issue to be this ridiculous

      • Petee says:

        Just something to keep her in the new’s.I am sure she is just like everyone else on here food wise.She is the most boring of the bunch and now she is on the Daily Mail like kim and the rest.Nice try kris.You will never get anyone interested in her.

      • Jwoolman says:

        No reason not to try fiddling with your diet to see if it makes a difference. There is no minimum daily requirement for dairy or gluten…

        My mother didn’t believe in allergies so I was forced to eat dairy when actually it was causing all sorts of immediate and delayed problems for me. A simple elimination test for a few weeks would have made that very obvious even to mom and her sister, the RN who claimed we “didn’t have allergies in the family” but had all signs of being a bundle of food allergies herself (mom was very allergic to onions so we were onion-deprived). So if Kourtney says she sees a change in the kids, they very well might be sensitive to something in dairy or gluten containing foods (not always the gluten part, though). Every form of a food is a different entity as far as allergies and intolerances are concerned, including cooked vs raw, so it can be an adventure figuring out what you can tolerate and how often. The kids will probably still get dairy and gluten from outside the home, they just won’t be drowning in it and that can make a difference.

        The world is full of so many different foods – eliminating or just reducing dairy and gluten opens you up to a much bigger variety of foods. Americans especially tend to eat dairy and wheat a lot. That means they are unlikely to be eating so much of all the other wonderful foods out there. Cutting back on wheat and dairy can also reduce dependence on processed foods, although not as much today. It’s easy to find all sorts of tasty and interesting GF pastas. There are scads of good nondairy ice creams (Ben & Jerry even!!!!!! thank you thank you thank you) and yoghurts and nondairy milks even in regular grocery stores. Also mixes to make nondairy/gluten-free breads and cookies as well as ready made ones, although cookies are really very easy (I use oat flour or barley flour, I’m sensitive to non-gluten part of wheat and try not to overdo it). I just omit eggs from cookies although 1tbsp ground flaxseed plus 1tbsp water works as a vegan egg. You can even get GF pizza nowadays, frozen or from pizza joints or mixes. You can make crackers and flatbreads out of anything remotely resembling a grain, with all the different tastes involved.

        I know people assume that GF and dairy-free means a restricted diet, but my diet became far more varied when I stopped eating my major allergens and rotated other foods to avoid developing more sensitivities. That’s how I discovered avocados! You actually can also make ice cream out of avocados as well as pudding, the fat content really works well in such concoctions. Haven’t tried it yet but apparently it doesn’t taste like avocados, just like the other flavors added. Frozen bananas can be blended to make a nice ice cream, you can add cocoa for chocolate. Sorbets are easy, any frozen fruit will do. Popsicles!!!

    • Robin says:

      Excellent headline!

    • I Choose Me says:


  2. Astrid says:

    I feel for those kids

    • minx says:

      I do too. They have an alcoholic dbag for a father and this idiot for a mother.

      • AtiaoftheJulii says:

        You dont have kids on an elimination diet unless they are truly allergic. Dumb fad that someone talked her in to. Now Red 40 and artificial colors Can cause behavioral issues as too much sugar.

    • ellemc says:

      people always talk about the benefits of gluten free, but what about the negatives? Following a gluten-free diet can cause a decrease in the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut (Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus), which can negatively impact the immune system… Just be careful y’all.

      the whole30 kills me because shellfish, eggs, and pork are also highly allergenic and yet those foods are ok on that program? And why no beans? Seriously?

      • paranormalgirl says:

        @ellemc: Most physicians say not to go gluten free unless you really need to for that very reason.

      • LAK says:

        There are parts of the world that eat entirely gluten free diets. No grains whatsoever, and there are no immune problems.

        The west eats alot of gluten rich + meat + diary diets and have been convinced that this is the only way to live when that isn’t true at all.

  3. Brunswickstoval says:

    I recently did whole 30 and while I didn’t agree with much of it I did like going dairy free and think I’m much better off dairy. It can be bloating and in many ways it’s not necessary in an otherwise balanced diet.

    I agree giving up gluten seems over the top
    Unless you are sensitive.

    • Little Darling says:

      I live by The Whole 30 and the Virgin Diet (an elimination diet out there). I found that my family and I are gluten intolerant and also soy and dairy. Soy really surprised me!! Going out of my way to eliminate dairy, down to my
      Coffee creamer, was, for me, like peeling off a wax strip ever so slowly, it was so painful and my cravings were intense! But I am so much clearer, less sluggish, my skin improved tenfold and my weight reimagined itself in a more conductive way on my body.

      I’ve also been to a naturopath for years, and had muscle testing for myself and my older son who was getting migraines every day. Through acupuncture and muscle testing, that was the first indication for myself and my family that I needed to change our diets, and that is what led me to Whole 30 and the Virgin Diet. So, I don’t really think it’s super kooky, and things like that are so common out here in LA.

      My 16 year old is completely sugar free and gluten free, as well as corn free.

      I just turned 40, and things were affecting me differently, more headaches, feeling sluggish after a meal etc, and this has been the best thing to do.

      You can google healthy ways to try Eliminarion Diet, and there are TONS of print ups as well.

      • Kitten says:

        Oh man I’m sorry to hear that, Little Darling. My mom’s allergic to soy and unlike gluten-free stuff, it seems there’s far less of a selection of soy-free food items at the grocer’s (my god that stuff is in EVERYTHING) and additionally, restaurants seem to have a lot of trouble accommodating soy-free requests–or, at least around here they do. To me, it seems like one of the more annoying food allergies to deal with.

        Also, I think you guys hit the nail on the head in that if you’re feeling unwell, it IS beneficial to experiment with eliminating certain foods. Ultimately, it’s a personal choice and I fully support anyone who’s made a dietary change that’s led to better health and well-being.

      • Becks says:

        Little darling, I also gave up dairy years ago and my skin has never looked better. I’m not as sluggish and I lost inches from my waist! I had to do it gradually, but man I miss cheese.
        I’m also in LA, so it’s fairly easy to follow this diet, we have so many options for places to eat.
        I’ve had muscle testing for digestive issues and I also cannot do wheat . I will say that since I’ve been seeing my homeopathic doctor, those issues are gone. It’s all diet and natural supplements. It’s amazing!

      • isabelle says:

        Soy wrecks havoc on my body. My doc said ovulating women can have reactions to it because it can mess with estrogen levels. Get heat flashes with it, break out, gain weight & headaches if I eat it.

      • eggy weggs says:

        edited to move down…

    • eggy weggs says:

      Yay, my Whole30ers! Hi, guys! I’m on day three of my 11th (?) Whole30. @Brunswickstoval — I agree with you, a lot of Whole30 is silly, BUT I also have to say that it changed my life. @Little Darling — I also have cravings for coffee creamer! Also, I’m with you on the soy…too bad because I spent 10 years as a strict vegetarian. I have a TERRIBLE sugar addiction. Whole30 helps me temper that.

      Anyway: Life is beautiful, Whole30 works for some people and drives other people nuts. When we humans pick at anyone else’s diet, the truth is we’re probably threatened by it, and think of it as a criticism of ourselves.

      • Kitten says:

        So much YES to your second paragraph.

      • Brunswickstoval says:

        Absolutely I copped so much hate for doing whole 30. I can’t with the hatred of legumes but I do read all my ingredients now, eliminate sugars where I can and have reduced wheat and eliminated dairy. The point is not to deny yourself completely but identify what is wrong for YOU and free yourself from food addictions. It woke me up. I’ll dip in and out of it when I need to from now on.

      • eggy weggs says:

        @kitten I once sat down at a local restaurant to have dinner with a friend. I was in the middle of a Whole30, and had steak, broccoli and club soda. My friend polished off at least one basket of bread and topped it off with bruschetta for her entree. The entire time she ate, she launched a critique of my diet, along with concern trolling that I might be embarking upon a spate of disordered eating. This was all peppered with “Don’t judge me for how I’m eating.” Funny thing is, I wasn’t judging her. I mean, I took note of what she was eating, but I didn’t have some running monologue about her diet going on in my mind. My thought was more along the lines of, “Dang, I wish I had known she was going to spend this meal picking at me so I wouldn’t have agreed to come.”

        @Brunswickstoval Right? It woke me up, too. And because I’m me, and because processed foods taste so good, I need lots of wake-up calls. You know what? I love dairy when I eat it, and I don’t have any problems with it, but I feel better without it. And I don’t miss it when it’s gone.

      • KittenFarts says:

        I’m very much considering doing the whole30. I don’t eat meat so I’m a little nervous ill have many limitations. But I did print off the grocery list from the site for vegetarians. Where can I find recipes?

      • isabelle says:

        All fad diets are silly, including the gluten free fad but it does work for some people if they do have true allergies.

      • Wren says:

        @Eggy, YES!!! Omg yes!!!!!!

        My diet is considered odd by many, but I don’t talk about it much, I just do it. If you ask I’ll tell you, but people see me eating something (or rather not eating something) and they just can’t let it be. Why is me not drinking soda, or politely declining a certain food such a big deal? I don’t go on about it. But it’s like they assume I’m sitting there thinking “I can’t believe you’re eating that” when I’m actually thinking “nom nom food”.

      • Kitten says:

        @Eggy Weggs & Wren- I wish I had something more profound/eloquent to say then “F*ck ‘em” but I think that’s the only way to deal with people like that. It is SUCH a pet peeve of mine when people comment on what I’m eating–drives me completely nuts.
        Your friends are just pissed because you’re reminding them that while you’re eating to feel good, they’re just eating to feel better. If they didn’t feel insecure or guilty about their choices, then they wouldn’t feel the need to denigrate yours.

      • CatJ says:

        I went on the Whole 30 and lost 17.5 lbs. I missed my wine for a month, but, it wasn’t that bad. And the results on the scale were astonishing. I have to do it again…… so hard not to add everything back, like cheese, etc. but it was a good test of willpower. I was never hungry and the recipe book is delightful. I even made my own ketchup and mayo. It takes some planning, but, I felt a lot better without the gluten, dairy, sugar…….

      • eggy weggs says:

        @kittenfarts — sorry to leave you hanging, I would suggest checking out Melissa Joulwan’s “Well Fed” (both the first and second cookbook). Great recipes, easy to follow. I also like Nom Nom Paleo. The Whole30 Cookbook is also pretty great! I say do a Whole30 — I can’t think of what one has to lose.

        @CatJ: Holy moly, congratulations! You will serve as my inspiration on this current Whole30. Which recipe book were you using?

        @Wren and kitten: Life is short, right? Nom nom like no one’s watching. Even if they are. And commenting. :D

    • Wurstbonbon says:

      Here’s the problem: many people do not know that they are gluten sensitive. There are two reasons for this:
      a) many doctors will perform a gluten sensitivity test, to which actually only a low percentage of gluten sensitive people will react, and tell you to not worry about gluten if it comes back negative. Bad advice. Very bad advice. I’ve seen that cause years of suffering in people who trusted their misinformed doctors and never took the (quite big) efforts of going gluten free to actually test if they are sensitive. Until they did.
      b) for many people, the problem is rather low in intensity and shows in the weirdest symptoms. Doesn’t necessarily have to be a stomach or gas issue. It can show in just bad moods and weight gain. And how are these people to know that this is not part of the natural aging process but actually an abnormal aspect? None of us has done this thing called life before and none of us has experience on how a body ages and many of the weird effects of “getting older” are nothing but bad food choices. But no normal person will ever find this out because there’s bread and gluten everywhere. So I advise the opposite: take gluten MORE serious. And if you dont want to, at least dont tell other people that this is a trend or a hipe or whatever. It is not, and you might make their lifes unnecessarily painful.
      Thank you.

  4. qwerty says:

    Not sure about gluten but of course they feel better after cutting out dairy. Unless you’re a calf, you have no business eating cow’s milk. https://youtube.com/watch?v=toZ7Mr-ClCE

    A grown human needs cow’s milk as much as they need giraffe’s milk.

    • BabyJane says:

      Probably also as much as they need chocolate or McDonald’s or tea or salad dressing, so…

    • aang says:

      For some traditional societies dairy, from a cow, sheep, goat, buffalo, yak, etc.., is a very important source of calories, fat, and protein. The anti-dairy argument is fine for people with money and choices. For others dairy is the difference between health and starvation.

      • Lady D says:

        I drink a litre of milk every day. I have for 3 decades or more. I could part with every other dairy product out there, although I would miss cheeses badly, but not milk. It’s my one diet non-negotiable.

      • qwerty says:

        That’s a good reason. For a very small percentage of the world’s population. I think any reasonable person will agree that the overwhelming majority of people cosume dairy products because they like them, not because they’d die without them. Speaking of… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN7SGGoCNI

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Any YT video with the word “shocking” in the title should be banned. Having said that, the majority of the world’s adult population has some form of lactose intolerance. There are countries where it’s close to 0% though. As with everything, it all depends on who you are and what your circumstances are. Blanket statements don’t help anyone lead a healthy life.

      I love cheese. I don’t eat it in large quantities but I do eat it. Feta? LOVE it. I would never drink a glass of cow’s milk because I hate the taste and it would make me gassy. But a splash of it in my coffee is a must. Yeah yeah, there’s pus in it, I know. I cut out yoghurt because my skin goes crazy. But I do have the odd glass of buttermilk in my smoothie.

      People need to find their own way and diet.

    • Wren says:

      There’s a ton of things we don’t NEED per say, but are nutritious and delicious. Cow (and sheep and goat) milk is one of those foods. It’s still a subsistence food in many parts of the world. I have big problems with the conventional dairy industry of today, but that’s a topic for another time.

      My ancestors were from cultures where dairy was a large part of the diet, a source of high quality nutrition. I drink raw milk, and my life is much better with it than without. I choose my dairy sources carefully, and that itself has been a big improvement in my life.

    • MorningCoffee says:

      I got stuck on Avocado Pudding for breakfast. WTH? Is it guacamole? Can she eat it with gluten free chips? LOL!

  5. OSTONE says:

    I wish I was super disciplined to eat leaves and grass for breakfast and eliminate dairy or gluten – alas pass the cheez its.
    My sister has Graves’ disease (she has tried homeopathic doctors and they told her she has candida) and as a consequence, her diet became super restrictive. No dairy, no gluten, no corn, she cannot even eat avocado! If she does, her stomach becomes super upset and hurts so much to the point of tears. She has crazy burps too. They have done all sorts of tests and so far, she still cannot eat a lot of things she could before. This started when she was 18, which to me is super strange.

    • Sb says:

      I had systemic candida and was on a very strict diet struggling to fight it. Finally discovered I had severe food allergies and a hyperactive gallbladder. I’m soy, dairy and egg free and avoid anything with added sugar. Feeling so much better and got rid of that pesky gallbladder just 2 weeks ago.

      • Belle Epoch says:

        SB – getting rid of my gall bladder was the best thing I ever did! Digestion, skin, etc. is way better but what really surprised me is my BRAIN got sharper! Can’t explain it but it was immediately apparent after surgery.

    • Jwoolman says:

      Um, I would advise against the grass for breakfast unless you gave extra stomachs like a cow or are trying to get rid of a hairball … :) We do seem to eat leaves, though. Isn’t that what lettuce is?

      My sweet tooth doesn’t wake up very early, so I eat regular non-breakfast food for breakfast. Sandwiches, soup, casserole, sweet potato, beans, pizza… That kind of thing. Whatever appeals. I freeze portions so just have to pull stuff out of the freezer and stick in the microwave. I don’t usually even want fruit too early. I get junky kid cereals as an occasional treat much much later in the day or evening. Lucky Charms! Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Life is good.

  6. Patricia says:

    Many of these foods such as gluten, dairy, corn, can be inflammatory to the body. Does that mean they cause enough inflammation to be problematic for every person? No. But keeping them out of the diet certainly won’t hurt, as long as they are replaced with healthy whole foods. It’s not like she’s cutting fiber, all carbs, fruits, etc.

    It’s not a bad idea. I’m certainly raising my son with less wheat and sugar and processed foods than I was raised on. And those food dyes are actually horrible. It makes my kid crazy, I avoid them completely.

    • Sb says:

      Food dyes are directly linked to hyperactivity in children. Most parents see a huge change when eliminating them. I’ve been a practicing therapist for almost 15 yrs, diet and behavior have a direct correlation. I have most of the kids evaluated by a nutritionist. I’m amazed at many parents reluctance to this.

      • Erinn says:

        “The possible link dates back to the early 1970s, when San Francisco pediatrician and allergist Benjamin Feingold noted that hyperactive kids calmed down when they didn’t eat any artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

        Since then, several studies have tried to confirm the link. What they’ve found is that although dyes don’t cause ADHD, a small percentage of kids with ADHD do seem to be sensitive to the effects of food dyes and other additives.”

    • Bridget says:

      A huge, huge part of the problem is processed food, and dairy and products with gluten are frequently some of the most processed out there. It’s part of why folks feel so much better on Whole 30 (that and cutting down on the sugar). But realistically, all foods aren’t going to settle well in all people. We’re all going to have foods that upset our stomachs.

  7. LadyMTL says:

    I cut way back on dairy after realizing that it was exacerbating my adult acne, and I have noticed a nice difference in my skin. Still, to say that I’d pay some quack to press on my muscles to test for anything is just so silly. Leave it to a Kardashian to trot out such nonsense.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      The only pro I want pressing on my muscles is a massage therapist!

    • Dani says:

      Tell me more of how dairy caused adult acne??? I’m too old to be getting these huge cysts and I love dairy.

      • Little Darling says:

        Yes, research has linked dairy—specifically milk, chocolate milk, sherbet—to skin breakouts, even more so than the fatty foods we used to blame.

        There is abundance of a hormone called IGF-1 in milk, which is really good for baby cows, but not for us. IGF-1 is a growth hormone. It makes baby cows grow up big and strong, but in humans, it tends to make your acne grow big instead. IGF-1 is one of several factors that cause inflammation in humans, and which eventually lead to acne (and the ugly redness and swelling that makes acne so annoying).

        Milk and dairy products cause an insulin spike in humans that cause the liver to produce even more IGF-1, leading to even more acne.

        Dairy causes your skin to produce excess sebum (oil), leading to – you guessed it! – more clogged pores, more acne, and a breeding ground for P. acnes bacteria, which feed on your sebum and spew out inflammatory by-products.

        Dairy glues together dead skin cells inside your pores, so they can’t exit naturally, leading to clogged pores (and thus more acne).

      • Kitten says:

        Not diet-related but have you tried the high-frequency devices? I don’t get cystic acne very often anymore but one or two zaps from my HF device for two days in the cyst’s infancy stages and the thing is poof! before it ever has the chance to grow. I highly recommend.

      • Sparkles says:

        Dani, I had terrible, painful cystic acne in my early 20′s. I took Accutane twice and it cleared up my skin. Then in my late 20′s, I started developing cystic acne again. I went to a Dermatologist and was told that I would need to take antibiotics for the next couple of years. I REFUSED to accept that, so I went dairy-free on a whim. It took about three to four months or so but my skin cleared up completely. I think dairy, despite being organic, was causing me too much inflammation and the inflammation was manifesting itself on my skin. It couldn’t hurt to try it and give it a couple of months.

      • Little Darling says:

        @kitten tell more please! What is this device??

      • LadyMTL says:

        @Dani I love dairy too, and I haven’t cut it out completely, but I no longer drink milk or eat yogurt, and I limit my cheese intake as much as humanly possible. It wasn’t easy at first but I adjusted, and I did notice a definite reduction in the number of cystic nodules that would pop up (no pun intended.)

        I also recommend a device like a Clarisonic, I’ve been using one for almost 4 years and it really has helped. I use it 3-4 times per week and my skin is happy, I just am careful to use the right kind of cleanser.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Look at the forum boards on acne dot org for posts on saw palmetto for female adult acne. Google the topic, too. It is the only non-prescription thing that really worked for me, but cutting dairy did help prior to that.

        Another poster tried it and she also found it worked incredibly well.

      • Dani says:

        Omg I really love you guys!

        Little Darling – the thing is, I really don’t consume THAT much. I drink half an half (about 2 tbsp) twice a day. Cheese maybe 1-2x a week, less than suggested serving. No reg milk (disgusts me) and maybe cream cheese once a week. I will try cutting out everything besides half and half and see where it goes.

        Kitten – what is an HF device and where can I get it? Can you link please?

        Sparkles – my derm recommended Accutane for me but it was right after I got married and wanted to have a kid so couldn’t take it. After I couldn’t because i wanted to try to breastfeed. Can’t taken it now either because I’m pregnant. A friend of mine said it works so well but really messes you up. I don’t think I could handle antibiotics for the rest of my life.

        Notsosocial- I always get soo overwhelmed on acne.org but I have found good advice so I will try again.

      • Kitten says:

        Ok guys hopefully I can link this here. They offer all kind of different HF devices on Amazon from $15-$150 but this is the one I got and I love it: https://www.amazon.com/Signstek-Portable-Frequency-Tightening-Wrinkles/dp/B00EON7ZAM/ref=sr_1_3_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1473791811&sr=1-3&keywords=high+frequency+device

        The instructions are kind of….weird (translation issue?) but you can get a lot of info from the reviews and tutorials on Amazon and YouTube.

        Initially, I thought this was probably a dumb gimmick like so many beauty devices/potions but this thing has saved my ass so many times by now that I can say unequivocally that it works.

        Things that I learned the hard way: you must zap as soon as you feel the cyst forming. Those of us who suffer from cystic acne are used to telling the difference between a harmless zit and an egg-like cyst. So as soon you feel it coming on, zap a few times with this thing before you go to bed and again the next morning, then before you go to bed again, etc. When you zap–hold the glass tip no more than .5 inches away from the zit. I would say do it for the first 2-3 days but only a few zaps at a time–you don’t want to overdo it. Also, DO NOT ZAP on broken skin. Very rarely the cyst doesn’t completely disappear in 3-4 days and instead forms a head (still better than staying around for weeks on end) then you need to deal with that accordingly because if you use this on broken skin you will make a mess of your face and end up with a scar. Again, NEVER use this on a zit that has been popped or on any open wound.

        You can also use it on non-cystic acne (use the smaller attachment) and it works excellent. As someone who spent many years struggling with my skin, I’ve tried so many different things and I know from experience that what works for me may not work for you (and vice versa) so keep that in mind. But I REALLY recommend at least trying it. For the price point, you really can’t lose…

      • Dani says:

        Thank you so much Kitten! Going to order it today.

  8. Halah says:

    I want to be quick to judge this as crazy BUT I was raised vegan in rural Arkansas and everyone around there pretty much thought my mom was abusing me by denying me dairy and meat. I turned out okay, well I may have an unhealthy relationship with cheese (eat it all the time) so let’s just hope these kids don’t end up with an unhealthy relationship with bread ;) .

  9. Kimma says:

    Ha! I almost forgot about her until I saw this article. She still exists! I like how she is low on the radar, her sisters should try this too…!!

  10. MisJes says:

    Ffs, let the kids be kids!

    • Patricia says:

      I totally get what you are saying. But sometimes it’s important to actually protect kids from the food industry, which has no care for their wellbeing. If you scroll up you’ll see SB’s reply to my earlier comment: kids being kids with a cookie is one thing, but when they are given foods that make them feel crazy, act nuts and have a meltdown later that’s just not fair to them. My son doesn’t get red dye, when he has had it he’s crazy, then angry, then crying. It’s sad that these things are put into food for our kids.

      Anyway sorry for the long reply to your succinct post!

      • Nur says:

        Food industry is toxic and it is worst in kiddie foods. Kids are attracted to bright colours, artificial tastes and whatnot. At least with adults you can argue, kids are so much easier to get hooked on that crap. So let kids be kids doesnt really work in this toxic environment when so much crap is geared towards kids specifically.
        That is not to say you can prevent it all but at least trying to limit it would be better than nothing.

  11. Nancy says:

    She has the cutest kids. Reign looks a little Beiberish……lol

  12. Lotusgoat says:

    I have a food sensitivity to corn. It was bizarre to see that result in an allergy test, but it was causing severe bloating and cramps and other nasty side effects. If I eat corn chips or drink a soda with corn syrup, I’m miserable. Never had a problem with gluten or dairy. Cutting out sugar would probably help the most.

  13. sherry says:

    I’m studying to get a Doctor of Naturopathy degree. The first time someone told me about muscle testing I thought it was a bund of phony baloney stuff … until it was explained and physically taught to me. When you experience it for yourself, it’s pretty amazing.

    The human body is fascinating

    I’m not someone who thinks children’s diets should be restricted. I do use Sun Butter instead of peanut butter, but that’s more for their classmates who are seriously allergic to peanuts.

  14. Scarlet Vixen says:

    My parents took me to a quack who did ‘muscle testing’ when I was probably around 12. I had to hold out my arms and he pushed them down while pressing on various body parts. I don’t remember his diagnosis (but it was wrong), and I had to take these giant ‘supplements.’ Came to find out I had kidney stones, and the ‘supplements’ did absolutely nothing-maybe even made it worse. It sounds like she took her kids to some snake oil salesman who used buzz words like ‘gluten’ and ‘dairy free’ and she’s seeing changes she wants to see.

    Oh, and if my ADHD son has anything with Red #40 he turns into a tasmanian devil. It’s actually somewhat fascinating to me that something you’d never think of can have such an extreme effect.

  15. Who ARE these people? says:

    I hope she has other ways of feeding them calcium, and they may also need more B vitamins, iron and fiber in the absence of fortified wheat flour. It’s more about what they eat than don’t eat.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Calcium is available in many foods. Kale, almonds, many legumes and beans, oranges, sesame seeds, collard greens, broccoli, and sardines are a few non dairy calcium rich foods.

  16. paranormalgirl says:

    I raised my spawn with limited dairy (some yogurt and a bit of cheese, mostly), limited sugar, and balanced carbs. Stayed away form the food dyes as much as possible. They also had lean meats, fish, lots of vegetables, and very little soy. I was so glad when almond milk became commercially readily available. Now they are 14 and 16 and have more freedom to choose their foods and they still basically stick with what they grew up with. I never limited their gluten, though. No need to since no one had a sensitivity.

  17. Jusayin says:

    What kills me is everything is labeled gluten free and the school lunch supplier is all about gluten free but what about my son’s deathly allergy to peanuts? That’s an allergy that can kill and you don’t typically grow out of (my son is no longer allergic to eggs or tree nuts). I understand it can be uncomfortable for most and they get painful stomach issues but that’s not everyone and certainly not everyone is deathly allergic to gluten. I don’t know. It just feels like the new No Fat! and I’m shocked going into places like Five Guys burgers and other chains that use peanut oil. Ugh.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Misplaced priorities for sure. With GF it’s about providing an alternative plus avoiding cross contamination.

      Just a caveat, for someone with celiac disease, there are health risks beyond tummy trouble but they are more longterm such as anemia, osteoporosis and higher risk of lymphoma. Not immediately life threatening as with anaphylaxis.

  18. Kitten says:

    Meh. Her kids, her choice.

    • Nameless says:

      Haha yeah. I think a lot of this food sensitivity stuff is first world problem kind of thing for people who don’t have much else to worry about. It’s probably harmless. Her kids will eat doughnuts and cheese when they grow up!

      • Jwoolman says:

        Watch out, the Universe will get its revenge and you will become what you laugh at!

        We live in a very different world with a lot of environmental stressors that didn’t exist in simpler times. Even our gut microorganisms have drastically changed, and they are very much involved in digestion. It’s no wonder that more and more people are dealing with sensitivities to foods, artificial fragrances, etc.

  19. Sarah says:

    I am coeliac and while it’s good there’s more awareness and better product choices now, this anti-gluten brigade has led to huge annoyances for me….

    A restaurant gave me a gluten free menu and as a precaution I asked if the fries were done in a separate fryer (away from breaded items). They said no and it’s just actually a gluten ‘friendly’ list and some stuff is low gluten for people who just want to avoid it……… whaaaat! No no no. Also, loads of restaurants now have gluten free pasta and I’ve encountered several places where they put the pasta in a separate basket but boil it in the same water as normal pasta and say nothing to warn you….. it has literally been soaking in gluten. If I am there long enough finishing dinner and wine, I WILL have explosive squirts in your toilet.

    I was asking if a particular item was GF and they said “well we can’t guarantee that with cross contamination” (standard answer) but when I probed they wouldn’t actually tell me if the item had gluten actively in it or if there was just a chance of X contam….. it sure is infuriating! I’m not asking for a sterile haven, just a few simple steps. It’s not an allergy and no, I can’t have “just a small amount”.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Cosign.Thanks but no thanks for offering GF bread but not having a dedicated toaster. And it just is rude for servers to probe into a diner’s health. If I say I need something, it’s because I need it. Restaurants need much more education.

      Try the Find Me Gluten Free app.. people write in and there are often linked menus. Not perfect but it was useful to me on a recent trip. There is also GF travel group on Faceboook.

      • Lady D says:

        I’m afraid it would never would of occurred to me to use a separate toaster or fryer because of gluten. Re-using pasta water is a no, period. I don’t know anyone with a gluten allergy or celiac disease. I see gluten free food for sale in the grocery store, and the prices just stagger me. How are you supposed to afford $7 for a loaf of gluten free bread? It’s not even the size of a full loaf. Someone is making money off what sounds like an ugly, dangerous and painful reaction to wheat.

    • ladysussex says:

      Sarah, I feel you! I have a friend who has celiac (was misdiagnosed for YEARS by her male doctors who prescribed anti-anxiety medicine for her in lieu of actually investigating or testing her problems, because, you know, her symptoms were all in her head!) and she said even a micron of gluten yields terrible results. I, too, gave up gluten because I have an auto-immune disease and it’s changed my life! But it is so troublesome for people with celiac that many companies advertise as “gluten free” when they aren’t, actually.

      • Bridget says:

        Cross contamination is no joke for anyone with Celiac. It’ll leave you destroyed for a couple of days. It’s actually part of why I hate it when people go gluten free on a trend – while it’s great that there are more gluten free options, it feels like some folks take it less seriously because it’s a trend.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        I know, been there done that way too often. There are more GF dedicated facilities and wrapped products, but eating out – still a burdensome process with way too much tension surrounding something that would ordinarily be a relaxing treat.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Also let’s put in a nod for people whose gluten reaction isn’t intestinal but neurological. I know someone with chronic foot-drop and a limp and other serious problems because of gluten ataxia.

  20. Margo S. says:

    My whole family, including my 4 and 2 year old sons, are on a dairy free, egg free and nut free diet. This is because my oldest son has food allergies but even if he grows out of some, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to eating dairy. I find it weird that we are the only mammals that drink other mammals milk. Plus I feel so much better and lost no joke 20 pounds in the first 3 months. We’ve been on the lifestyle change for 3 years now. I’ll tell you, at the beginning of the diet I was starving! But now my body is used to it. Coconut ice cream and Unsweetened soy milk are what we use now!

    • Cee says:

      I eat loads of vegetables and also protein (in moderation). I miss cheese but I’m thinking of really eliminating dairy from my diet for the forseeable future.

  21. Jess1632 says:

    What is avacodo pudding?? Just a bowl of avacodo?

    • FingerBinger says:

      It’s blended avocado with coconut milk and honey.

    • detritus says:

      Or, even better, with tons of cocoa and coconut shavings.

      I have a friend who will not touch bread, sugar, anything refined. Made this for an event she was attending and chocolate avocado pudding is actually pretty decent.

  22. Moon says:

    As someone of East Asian descent who didn’t grow up with dairy or wheat as a regular part of my diet only to have buck loads of it when I moved to the states, I have to admit that eventually going dairy and wheat free has been great for my health. When I first moved I was eating a diet of mostly pasta and yogurt (college kid) and it was awful, I was constantly bloated. So I think there is some truth to the fact that the human body isn’t built for dairy and wheat, it’s something that certain cultures acclimatized to from years of having it in their diet. Also yes to natural candy – we don’t need so much sugar and artificial coloring in our body. Sorry if I sound Goopy – I abhor her snobby stance, but I do think she has some valid points about food and health.

    • Bridget says:

      The human body isn’t meant to eat the highly processed foods as its main diet staples. Folks here are over-simplifying a lot.

    • isabelle says:

      Yogurts here are highly processed. Natural, *homemade* yogurt is very different than the gunk we buy in stores.

  23. Bridget says:

    This cracks me up. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen put their kids on a similar diet and they’re the worst, restrictive people ever. KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN does the same and everyone is fine with it?!?

    Folks, you don’t need to go gluten free unless you have an actual sensitivity. Kk has none – she even says so up there. It’s expensive and difficult to cut out gluten, and to be honest when people do it as a fad diet it makes it harder for people that legit need it because folks don’t take it seriously.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Agree. And GF is a deficient diet — wheat flour has been fortified with B vitamins and iron to make up for what used to be widespread deficiencies in the diet.

      Also wheat flour seems to be a different and hardier strain now, maybe more gluten-y?

      And, there’s more gluten added to supermarket breads, probably to make them last longer on the shelf. Read the labels – it’s really hard to find anything without additional gluten.

      • Bridget says:

        We have to fortify flour because it’s so processed nowadays. Whole grain wheat germ should already have iron and b vitamins, but the more processed the flour is and the less of the whole grain we get, the fewer vitamins (and more empty calories) we get.

    • Linda says:

      I am a farmer and I have gone gluten free. Wheat is no longer what it used to be. Many times more gluten now . That could explain why more and more people are sensitive to gluten. I had muscle testing done and to me it is not quackery. I have gone gone gluten, dairy ,sugar and night shade free. I also have an autoimmune disease so I do not consume rice or corn either. I basically eat lean protein, fruit but only if it is combined wíth protein because of the glycemic index, vegetables and nuts and seeds. There are many good sources of calcium beside dairy. Medical doctors did not help me. I have not felt this good in years but every body has its own issues.

  24. Kelsey says:

    When people talk about ‘dairy free’ does this include giving up yogurt? I have read that yogurt is different because of the enzymes but I’d love to hear some feedback. As far as dairy goes, I just drink like 1/4 cup milk a day (in my coffee) and then Greek yogurt. I have bloating, adult acne, all the negative symptoms listed above but can it really be from such a low amount of dairy?

    • Cee says:

      I dropped all forms of dairy, especially yogurt.
      The best thing is to go to a doctor to get tested for lactose intolerance. I have very low levels but ice cream kills me.

    • FingerBinger says:

      If you’re allergic to dairy a little can have a negative impact. However adult acne is caused by any number of things such as stress and medication. It might not be the dairy.

    • me says:

      I had to go diary free because it caused digestion problems for me. At first I kept on eating yogurt but found a lot of them have cream in them and that upset my stomach. I stick with Kefir instead…it’s great.

  25. Cee says:

    I’ve dropped gluten, dairy and sugar from my diet. I’ve lost weight and the bloatness went away, I also digest food better.
    Mind you, it’s hard because these days everything has gluten in it, especially when you live somewhere like Argentina were we worship pasta, empanadas and pizza.

    Now I have to slowly incorporate some of it into my diet. I miss cheese so much!

    • Jwoolman says:

      I find I can tolerate one or two ounces of cheese in a day with no trouble as long as I don’t get cocky and eat it all the time… Also I do much better if I don’t eat wheat every day or more than once a day. So you could try just eating it once a week for a while and experiment with how much at once before the old problems kick in.

      Also you could try enzymes supplements that can help digest dairy and gluten. NOW Foods has some for a reasonable price.

  26. Kate #2 says:

    People so quick to judge how someone raises THEIR OWN CHILDREN. Those kids have a better life than most. I let my kid drink soda when she was little : que everyone slamming me telling me her teeth would rot out her mouth. (She still has all her teeth, none rotted out)
    If that’s how Kourtney feels she needs to feed her kids… Ok, cool. I don’t pay her grocery bill, her health insurance or her co-pay. It’s not that big of a deal.
    We need to stop hating on other mothers because of the decisions they make for their own kids. Who cares?

  27. me says:

    She should also work on the type of environment these kids are being raised in…with cameras in their faces all the time. They talk so poorly about Scott right in front of the Kids…how is that good? Or is their emotional well-being not as important?

  28. Robin says:

    I bet she doesn’t even know what gluten is.

    • Jwoolman says:

      I’ll bet she does know what gluten is. But I myself don’t seem to have trouble with gluten, it’s something else in the wheat for me. I don’t have any trouble with products based on wheat gluten/vital wheat gluten/wheat protein concentrate. Likewise soy protein isolate doesn’t bother me at all while whole soy can cause problems if eaten too often (tofu is not a problem).

  29. babs says:

    I’ve been going to an applied kinesiologist for years now, and it has been amazing for me. I took classes in it a well. She has found things and helped to heal things that no doctor would get. I’m a highly sensitive person, so these kinds of approaches work wonders for people like me.

  30. Pansy says:

    I actually was sent to a naturopath by my medical doctor, so she did muscle testing and “discovered” an intolerance for processed wheat (not gluten). I side eyed that whole applied kinesiology process like you wouldn’t believe, but tried it and darn if my migraines have gone away! When I get them now is when I’ve broken down and cheated–there’s a direct correlation. I think the thing is that American wheat is different than other countries (and other generation’s wheat). It’s the processing that so many people find intolerable. Sprouted wheat, for instance, doesn’t bother me at all.

    • Jwoolman says:

      The difference also might be pesticide use. An American wheat farmer who developed a sensitivity to his own crop pointed out that American wheat is heavily dosed with pesticides throughout its growing cycle. European wheat, not so much. Sometimes people find they can tolerate organically grown wheat from any source. Sprouted wheat products might be pesticide free or close to it, worth checking that out. But different varieties of wheat also may simply have or not have whatever the allergenic part of it is for a particular person.

  31. Patty says:

    The only positive thing I can say about Kourtney is that she has her original ass and her original face (mostly). Other than that, I got nothing.

  32. Jwoolman says:

    I don’t know about muscle testing, but sublingual testing with food extracts is a very old technique to discover allergies and sensitivities. The results can be dramatic since sublingual gets it into the bloodstream fast. Then you can follow up with standard elimination tests. I used to teach pre-meds so I know how slow they can be to acknowledge the worth of anything not taught in their med school (hence general ignorance on nutritional issues, a friend got an MA in nutrition before med school for that reason). What they learn is actually just a certain subset of therapeutic techniques, which today are very much skewed toward prescription drugs. The European doctors are much looser about it and will often suggest older therapies in addition to the new ones. Whatever works.

    American allergists are beginning to get a wider vision, but for a long time they’ve been stuck on skin tests and blood tests (antibody/antigen tests). These have false positives and false negatives but can be useful when dealing with infants and children who can’t self-test. I would still advise elimination tests as a follow-up unless you already know your reaction is life-threatening. The blood tests are actually quite limited since they only choose certain common foods to test. Also I don’t believe that antigen/antibody interactions are the only mechanism for reactions to food (I’m a chemist and know more than the average person about such things) so they need to spread a wider net.

  33. SyZyGy says:

    I read Celebitchy often but have never responded to any post, but this one hit very close to home. I don’t know a lot about diet, nor have I ever had a “muscle test” done. However, my Chiropractor – who is also a Kinesiologist – saved my life as an infant and he is the first doctor I go to when anything is going wrong. My mother had gone to several physicians when I was about 6 months, all of whom basically told her that she was just a new mother and overreacting – to the fact that her newborn baby wasn’t having regular bowel movements since the day she was born!!! My Mom brought me to her Chiropractor just to see what he said and he immediately got the diagnosis right – I had Hirschprung’s Disease and part of my colon had not developed any ganglion cells. He literally did this by placing me, as a baby in 1987, on my mother’s stomach, and somehow, someway discovered that my colon wasn’t working as it should. When you go to a good Kinesiologist, they often have you lay on your stomach, use your hand under theirs, and press on every joint or pressure point (honestly, I have no idea where he knows where to go lol) throughout the back, while you are holding your leg up. If you can’t hold your leg up while your hand is in that position on your back – you’re either out of alignment and require a little crack or there’s something more serious going on. He was able to utilize my Mother’s energy in a sense to diagnose me, which I still to this day find absolutely astonishing. I just have to say that although it seems a little unconventional and homeopathic in a sense, I think that the practice of Kinesiology is amazing and should not be discredited! Needless to say, he sent us right up to Mass General in Boston and I was admitted that night into surgery. If it wasn’t for him, I may not be here today, so I gotta give credit where credit is due…does it necessarily mean that the Kardashian kids are gluten and/or daily intolerant? No – but I certainly don’t think it hurts to cut either of those out of one’s diet and if it works for them, I say go for it. I wish I had the willpower do the same…someday maybe lol

  34. Jordana says:

    Everyone should be dairy free, unless you are a baby cow. Not your mom? Not your milk.

  35. KESS says:

    I value hard scientific evidence a lot, but to call all muscle testing quackery is ignorant and unfair. In the 1970′s a chiropractor who uses muscle testing detected a tumor in my Mom’s leg that every conventional imaging test available at that time missed. Despite her pain, conventional doctors said she was fine. After the muscle testing she convinced a surgeon to do exploratory surgery and they were able to find and remove it. If the tumor hadn’t been discovered when it was, she may have lost her leg. Not all muscle testing is accurate, but don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it when the chips are down and all else has failed.

  36. Lila Fowler says:

    And in other news, the Kardashians are stupid.

  37. Andrea says:

    I was tested by my naturopath and am now wheat and egg free—my rosacea which has gotten bad in recent years has all but cleared up. sadly, it did not help me lose weight though.

  38. Rebecca says:

    I have a nerve disease and an couple of autoimmune diseases. I actually get much more nerve and muscle pain when I eat anything with wheat In it. I did some research and came to some conclusions.

    From what I’ve read, some grains can actually boost part of your immune system. This is what causes the extra inflammation in those with autoimmune diseases.

    Further, they have genetically modified all wheats to contain much higher amounts of Gliadin than previously. Gliadin is something in wheat and other grains that helps preserve the grain. The more Gliadin in flour, the longer the shelf wife. Unfortunately, much of it can’t be digested and it causes intestinal inflammation. That, in turn, causes inflammation throughout the rest of the body.

    I strongly believe it is the Gliadin that causes the problems in people who believe they are gluten intolerant, not the gluten. If you look on google scholar there are several studies on Gliadin and its affect on the intestines and immune system. It affects some more than others.

    Do you ever remember of hearing about gluten intolerance before they genetically modified grain products?

  39. Sara says:

    I can not for the life of me understand why she wanted so many kids with Scott. It is crazy, those poor kids.