Food and Environment Sensitivity Test


About the Tests

At Hair Test for Health, we test over 200 different substances helping to evaluate which foods may be causing an imbalance. We use Electro-Acupuncture according to Voll (EAV) hair testing, which is a unique and simple way of investigating which foods, additives and environmental irritants may be affecting your health or causing inflammation. It also screens for intestinal parasites, gut flora imbalance and liver/adrenal stress.

It was pioneered in the 1940’s by a German doctor called Reinhart Voll and measures fluctuations in electromagnetic energy when your hair sample is exposed to various test substances. A reading of sensitivity is given as a score of 1 – 10. This non invasive method can be used for the whole family, from babies to grand-parents.

Conditions a food and environmental sensitivity test can help with are:

Skin problems

Sensitivity to foods such as dairy, sugar, wheat/gluten or egg among others, can exacerbate skin problems and especially conditions such as eczema, dermatitis or acne

Sinus congestion

Identifying which foods and environmental irritants are contributing to sinus congestion can help to reduce inflammation and improve symptoms.

Fungal infections

Food and environmental hair testing can also test for yeast overgrowth and pinpoint which foods may be contributing to this imbalance.

Digestive discomfort

Dyspepsia, reflux, bloating and pain can often be associated with food sensitivity; identifying these and reducing intake in the diet may help with alleviating these conditions and reducing symptoms.

Low immunity

Recurring infections may at times be linked to sensitivity of certain foods which may be contributing to inflammation and putting added stress on immune pathways.


Foods high in histamines, caffeine or sugar may contribute to or trigger headaches/migraine in sensitive people. Additives and preservatives may also play a role in these conditions.


Foods such as the nightshade family (potato, tomato, capsicum, chili) and grains containing gluten can often be associated with inflammation, particularly of the joints as can foods high in purines which contribute to uric acid levels.

Chronic fatigue

This condition is often associated with increased inflammation, viral infection or long term stress and lowered adrenal function. Identifying which foods may be a contributing factor may help to greatly reduce symptoms.

Joint pain

Accumulation of acids in the tissues and increased inflammation may be associated with a number of foods; these may contribute to erosion of cartilage and pain.

Hair sensitivity testing can be used on dyed hair as this does not test for chemicals

Products Tested

Dairy products: Cheese, Milk, Cream, Ice-cream, Yoghurt, Cottage cheese, Goat Milk, Lactose, Casein.

Egg:  Whole Egg, Egg White

Grains: Wheat, Wheat gluten, Oats, Rye, Barley, Rice, Corn flour, Maize 

Soy: Soy (unfermented), Soy sauce (Tamari)

Fruits: Apples, Apricot, Avocado, Banana, Dates, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwifruit, Lemon, Mango, Nectarine, Orange, Pawpaw, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Prunes, Strawberry, Tomato

Vegetables Beetroot, Broad bean, Broccoli, Brussel sprout, Cabbage, Capsicum, Chili, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Sweet corn, Cucumber, Garlic, Lettuce, Mushroom, Onion, Peas, Potato, Pumpkin

Nuts: Peanuts, Almonds, Brazil, Cashew, Hazel, Macadamia, Walnut

Meats: Bacon, Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork

Fish: Cod, Sardines, Plaice, Herrings

Shellfish: Crab, Lobster, Mussel, Oyster, Shrimp

Sugars: Honey, White sugar, Brown sugar, Chocolate

Yeasts: Bakers yeast, Brewers yeast, Vegemite, Marmite

Drinks: Coffee, Tea, Coke, Alcohol (Beer, Gin, Sherry, Brandy, Whisky, Wine)

Additives: MSG E621, Food colourings E102, 123, 124, 132, 142, Sulphite preservatives E221, 223, 220, Sodium nitrate E251 & nitrite250.Aspartame E951,Saccharine E954, Sodium benzoate E211

Pollens: Mixed Grasses, Mixed Flowers, Mixed Trees, Rye grass, Plantain, Wattle, Cypress pine, Privet, Tea tree, Wattle

Animal Hair/Fiber: Cat fur, Dog, Horse, Cow and Goat hair, Sheep wool, Feathers

Dust: House dust, Dust mite, Hay dust, Straw dust

Chemicals: Petrol, Gas (LPG), Cigarette, Diesel, Round-up, Perfumes/Aftershave 

Miscellaneous: Bacteria (Strep, Staph), Candida Albicans, Mixed Candida, Threadworm, Giardia, Thyroid Gland, Adrenal Gland and Epstein Barr Virus. 

Additional Products for testing if requested

Gluten free Grains/Flours: Buckwheat, Millet, Amaranth, Quinoa, Chickpea flour, Tapioca, Sorghum

Seeds/ Legumes: Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seed, Sunflower seed, Chia seeds, Linseed, Brown lentils, Red lentils, Kidney beans, Puy lentils

Baking: Cocoa powder, Raw Cacao powder, Carob powder, Guar Gum, Xanthum Gum

Coconut products: Dried Coconut, Coconut oil, Coconut Sugar, Coconut flour

Sugars: Coconut Sugar, Manuka Honey, Stevia, Xylitol, Fructose

Seaweed: Kelp, Karengo 

Baby Products: Eco store Baby soap, Johnsons Baby soap, Johnsons Baby lotion, Johnsons Baby shampoo, Johnson’s Baby powder.

Dried Herbs:  Slippery Elm, Psylium, Ginger, Chamomile, Nettle, Pau d’arco

Herbal Tinctures: Black cohosh, Chamomile, Echinacea, Golden seal, Milk thistle, Withania. Ginkgo

Detergents: Cold Power, Cold power sensitive,  Persil, Persil sensitive, Surf, Surf Sensitive, Fab, Earthwise Fragrance free, Earthwise Orange &Eucalyptus, Eco Store laundry powder, Eco Store Ultra sensitive, Lux flakes, Eco Store Dishwashing powder, Finish Dishwashing powder, Nappy San.

Miscellaneous: Rubber glove, Latex glove, Lanolin, Fluoride tablets, Rabbit fur. Guinea pig hair, Silicone, Titanium, Formaldehyde, Round worm, Helicobacter Pylori, Salicylic acid, Aspirin, Dental Amalgam, 2,4,5-T, 10/80, Carbaryl, Moulds

Additional samples can be sent for testing, e.g. soaps, supplements or infant formula….a cost of $2 applies for each item sent.

Any liquids need to be sent in secure containers. Oils are best sent by soaking a small piece of absorbent paper and placing in a small zip top bag

Hair Test and Consultation $250.00

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