Like nuclear reactions, allergic reactions were designed by devious scientists during a sleepless night of ice-cream binging. Defy cunning experts with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a food-allergy test and a consultation at Tree of Life Chiropractic in Scottsdale (a $100 value).
During a one-hour session at Tree of Life Chiropractic, Dr. Chad Adams, who holds a chiropractic doctorate and certification in applied kinesiology, tests patients for common food allergies. During an initial one-on-one consultation, doctor and patient discuss the patient's medical history in search of any signs of allergies, such as a tendency to shout “I’m lactose intolerant” after two beers. During the test itself, Dr. Adams places small samples of the top 10 most common allergy-inducing foods into clients’ mouths and conducts muscle tests to assess client reactions with help from an assistant.
Results can reveal allergies that can be as difficult to pin down as a whack-a-mole; tests can also unveil lesser-known food sensitivities. Dr. Adams explains the nuanced difference between the two and offers recommendations for navigating new food constraints. Tests take place in an office outfitted with an extra-large exam table for patients of all sizes, soothing aromatherapy scents, and soft music. Clients are eligible for a 20% discount on their next vitamin-supplement purchase at Tree of Life Chiropractic after redeeming their Groupon.