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The Nutrition Index in the SALOMED Test is based on a special blood analysis that is carried out according to your individual requirements. In addition, constitutional factors are taken into account as well as individual interactions between the individual foods. Based on your values, delay values are calculated for 70 different foods, which represent the influence of these foods on your metabolic process.

The Nutrition Index indicates how long it takes for a particular food to be fully digested and enter the metabolic process. A higher Nutrition Index means that the food is digested more slowly and has a delayed effect on your metabolism. A lower Nutrition Index, on the other hand, indicates that the food is digested quickly and has a faster impact on your metabolism.

By determining the Nutrition Index for different foods, the SALOMED Test allows you to better understand how these foods affect your body. This allows you to adjust your diet accordingly and choose foods that optimally support your metabolism and increase your well-being.

The SALOMED Test also includes a medical assessment and personal follow-up. Although the test uses a computerised measurement, the assignment of foods to the respective groups (allowed, rare, forbidden) is still a medical service performed by specialists. It is recognised that nutrition is a very personal matter and cannot be covered by a digital programme alone. Therefore, personal care is provided by Dr. Schimpf to meet individual needs and goals.

The term intolerance test for food is increasingly used, almost inflationarily. In the following, we would like to describe the topic in more detail in easy-to-understand terms, also to bring some order into the confusion. It seems to make the most sense to describe the various forms individually. For those of you who want to know more, there are various links to scientific articles at the end of the page.

3.1. Intolerance tests based on classical medical diagnostics

In the following, the term "classical medical diagnostics" refers to all intolerance tests that are carried out in a recognised medical laboratory.

3.1.1. Allergy tests based on IgE

The term IgE describes type E immunoglobins. These are primarily used to diagnose a classic allergy - also called IgE-mediated allergy. These are relatively rare reactions, but they occur very strongly and can also lead to life-threatening conditions. For example, typical IgE allergies to nuts can cause massive swelling of the lips, tongue, palate and vocal cords within a very short time. In this case, emergency medical care is the only way to save the life of the affected person.

Help with weight loss: An IgE test has no influence on weight loss.

3.1.2. Intolerance test based on IgG

The G-type immunoglobulins can best be interpreted as guardians for our intestines. They are located in the area of the intestinal mucosa and check all foods that are to be absorbed into the body via the intestine. The IgG are therefore of particular importance in typical intestinal diseases (e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome and other complaints). If an IgG test diagnoses an overreaction, a typical omission diet can often bring very clear success.

Help with weight loss: An IgG test has no clearly detectable effect on weight loss.

3.1.3. Tests for gluten intolerance

Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, spelt wheat, many forms of wheat, rye and other types of rice. In the case of gluten intolerance (the full-blown disease known as coeliac disease), the consumption of gluten-containing foods can lead to a wide variety of digestive disorders, which can also take on the most severe forms. Here, soft stools and diarrhoea are particularly common, as well as abdominal pain with a massively distended abdomen. If gluten intolerance is present, all foods containing gluten must be strictly avoided.

Help with weight loss: Avoiding foods containing gluten can help you lose weight.

3.1.4. Tests for lactose intolerance

In lactose intolerance, the milk sugar (lactose) is only incompletely broken down and decomposed. The cause is usually a relative deficiency of the enzyme lactase. The symptoms can be very similar to those of gluten intolerance and occur mainly in the form of abdominal discomfort due to flatulence and diarrhoea. In any case, the diagnosis should be made by means of a lactose intolerance test or a breath test. A lactose-free diet should also be followed in cases of lactose intolerance.

Help with weight loss: Avoiding foods containing lactose has little effect on weight loss.

3.1.5. DNA Tests

Recently, so-called DNA tests, i.e. genetic tests for food diagnostics, have been increasingly offered. This is based on the idea that the personal genetic code contains very different information on the utilisation of various foods. The idea behind this is an interesting approach, but only part of the truth. The genetic code can only determine the predisposition to something but not the actual state (see also the term epigenetics). This is comparable to the fact that an inherited predisposition to a disease does not necessarily lead to the onset of the disease. DNA tests are therefore still viewed very critically, especially in terms of their ability to actually reduce weight.

Help with weight loss: A DNA test has no clearly detectable influence on weight loss.

3.1.6. Metabolic tests

Metabolic tests - also called metabolic tests - take individual laboratory values into account in order to create a personalised diet. First and foremost, the classic metabolic values are used as a basis for recommending certain foods or advising against their consumption. Although there is still very little scientific data for this form of nutritional adjustment, the so-called personalised nutrition has proven to be very practical.

Help with losing weight: Metabolism tests have a proven positive effect on weight loss.

3.1.7. Lymphocyte tests

So-called lymphocyte tests are largely unknown. Lymphocytes (a special type of white blood cells) are incubated with various food extracts in a test tube. The size and volume of the lymphocytes are then measured using the Coulter counting method. It is postulated that the stronger the changes, the stronger the reaction of the lymphocytes to different foods. As a consequence, those foods that lead to particularly strong changes should be eliminated from the diet.

Help with weight loss: Lymphocyte tests have no clearly detectable influence on weight loss.

3.2. Intolerance tests based on energetic diagnostics

Energetic diagnostics are not proven medical diagnostics. Nevertheless, we want to list these methods, as they have meanwhile achieved a high degree of popularity. However, this in no way speaks for the application of these test methods.

3.2.1. Kinesiology tests

Kinesiology assumes that the muscles of the body react with increased tension as soon as they are confronted with substances that they "reject" without defining the term in more detail. This increased muscle tension is assessed objectively by a kinesiologist. A special form of this is telekinesiology. Here, the diagnosis is made via telecommunication. The test persons hold the substances to be examined in their hands while they transmit their muscle tension to the kinesiologist, for example via telephone. We do not want to go into this method any further at this point.

Help with weight loss: Kinesiology tests have no influence on weight loss.

3.2.2 Electroacupuncture

Diagnosis with electroacupuncture involves measuring changes in the current strength or voltage between two acupuncture points with the interposition of a wide variety of substances. This method is in complete contrast to therapeutic electro-acupuncture, where the pricking of needles is replaced by a current stimulus.

Help with losing weight: Diagnostic electroacupuncture has no effect on weight loss.

3.2.3. Bioresonance tests

Similar to diagnostics using electro-acupuncture, bioresonance measures changes in electrical conductivity. The persons to be examined hold electrodes in their hands. Sometimes they are brought directly into physical contact with the substances to be examined (substances are placed on the chest or extracts are dribbled onto the tongue), sometimes a device containing the so-called information about the substances is interposed. Further comments on this are superfluous.

Help with losing weight: Bioresonance testing has no influence on weight loss.

3.2.4. Spectrophotometry

This method assumes that the body emits photons that can supposedly be measured. This is usually done in the area of the fingertips. In this way, incompatibilities are supposed to be able to be displayed on a screen. To date, there has been no confirmation of the accuracy of the method, which is also offered under the name Cell Check. It will not be discussed further.

Help with losing weight: Spectrophotometric tests have no influence on weight loss.

3.3. The SALOMED Test

The SALOMED Test is based on an innovative multi-level analysis system that enables an individual assessment of metabolic behaviour. In addition to the evaluation of blood values, we also take into account constitutional factors, including new research results from epigenetics. This gives you a holistic and clear overview of your nutritional situation.

In the first step of the test, your blood values and constitutional factors are recorded and evaluated. From this, we gain important insights into your personal metabolic situation.

The next crucial step is a unique feature of our analysis system. This is because we test not only individual foods but also the interactions between foods. Meals and cooking recipes rarely consist of a single product. This is precisely why we always use the SALOMED Test to assess the combinations of individual foods as well as their effect on your personal metabolism.

So we analyse exactly what actually ends up on your plate. This step is so important because it allows us to give you personalised recommendations that are precisely tailored to your specific metabolism. Our method is therefore unique and goes far beyond conventional food tests, such as metabolic tests, IgG and DNA tests.

The SALOMED Test was originally developed in 1994 and was initially designed for top athletes to improve their performance in a natural way. Athletes from the fields of alpine skiing and motor sports in particular were able to benefit from this method, as it could be seamlessly integrated into their daily routine.

Over time, however, it became apparent that the SALOMED Test was not only suitable for performance enhancement, but also for healthy and lasting weight loss. It was realised that the results of the test can help people to achieve their body weight goals naturally and maintain them in the long term. The SALOMED Test thus offers a holistic solution for a healthy lifestyle.

Simply counting calories is not a sustainable solution for permanent weight loss. In fact, nutrition science has recently found that reduction diets and strict calorie counting are often not successful in the long term. The diversity of individual tastes and preferences plays an important role in achieving weight goals.

With the SALOMED Test, we therefore take a completely different approach. Instead of relying on rigid recipes that may not match personal preferences, we focus on identifying the right foods for each individual. The test is based on an individual blood analysis and the Nutrition Index, which takes into account the tolerance and influence of different foods on metabolism and digestion.

In this way, we offer a customised solution that allows people to tailor their diet to their personal needs. This not only promotes long-term weight loss, but also a healthy and balanced lifestyle based on individual preferences and tolerances.

Radical starvation diets and extreme diets are not a sustainable solution for a healthy dietary change. Such an approach can lead to considerable metabolic stress and bring unwanted side effects. In addition, there is a risk of muscle loss, which is contrary to our goals of healthy weight loss.

In the SALOMED Test, we place great emphasis on a balanced and individually adapted dietary change. By analysing blood values and taking the nutrition index into account, we can give you tailor-made recommendations as to which foods are particularly suitable for you and which you should better avoid. Our goal is to provide you with a long-term and healthy dietary change that optimally nourishes your body and meets your individual needs.

We strongly recommend avoiding extreme methods and opting for a gentle and sustainable approach. With the support of the SALOMED Test, you can achieve a healthy dietary change without putting your body under unnecessary stress.

The SALOMED Test is not only easy to implement, but also offers a clear and understandable presentation of the recommended foods. The possibility to personally contact Dr. med. Stephan Schimpf and ask questions is another advantage that ensures individual care and support.

It is reassuring for you to know that you can speak directly to the developer of the test, who has the expertise and experience to help you with your concerns. The fact that there is no additional charge for aftercare and that you can contact the team several times shows the commitment and willingness to provide the best possible service.

In the first step you simply order the SALOMED Test online.

We will then send you a blood collection kit by post. With this, you either go to your family doctor or any other person who can take blood samples. After the blood collection, you pack your sample in the enclosed transport set and send your blood to our laboratory in Villach (Austria) or Munich (Germany).

However, you also have the option of having your blood drawn directly in one of our partner laboratories. These are located in Linz, Salzburg, Villach and Vienna. In Germany, we have a partner laboratory in Munich and in Luxembourg we are represented by several laboratories throughout the country.

After receiving your blood analysis, it will take about a week for us to send you your test result by post.

This varies somewhat from country to country, but it is always quite simple.

1. Austria: either you go directly to your family doctor with the blood collection set you order from SALOMED and send your blood sample to our laboratory in Villach or you come directly to one of our partner laboratories in Linz, Salzburg, Villach or Vienna.

2. Germany: either you go directly to your family doctor or a blood laboratory in your area with the blood collection set that you order from SALOMED (we will be happy to send you your own laboratory assignment for this) and send your blood sample to our laboratory in Munich or you come directly to our partner laboratory in Munich.

3. Switzerland: You go directly to your family doctor with the blood collection set that you order from SALOMED and send your blood sample to our laboratory in Munich.

4. Luxembourg: We will send you a referral slip and you will go directly to one of the many branches of Laboratoires Réunis to have your blood taken.

The partner laboratories are located in the following cities:

Austria: Linz, Salzburg, Villach and Vienna
Germany: Munich
Luxembourg: all labs from Laboratoires Réunis

In this case, simply go to your GP or another medical facility for a blood draw with the blood draw kit that you receive from SALOMED.

We will send you the blood collection kit by post. With it, you go to the blood collection in Switzerland and then send us your sample by post directly to our partner laboratory in Munich. This shipping method has now proven itself over 10 years and allows your blood to arrive safely and on time at our partner laboratory.

The total cost for the SALOMED Test 70 is € 300 and includes the following services:

1. the SALOMED Test for 70 food items
2. The entire aftercare by Dr. Stephan Schimpf.
3. falls Sie in eines unserer Partnerlabors zur Blutabnahme gehen, ist auch diese enthalten.

No matter how hard we try, it is almost impossible to lose weight through exercise alone. About 80% of the weight loss can be attributed to dietary changes.

However, this does not mean that sport is unimportant. At the latest, sport is extremely important for maintaining a desired figure once it has been achieved. That is why we at SALOMED Test also work out an exercise programme tailored to your personal situation. We will inform you how often and, above all, how intensively you should exercise in order to maintain the figure you have achieved.

Since we have been performing the SALOMED Test now since 1994, we already have a great experience. In general, it is sufficient to perform the test once and adjust your diet accordingly. As soon as you have reached your desired weight, you will probably carry out one or the other "sin" again - that is only human. That is exactly why we recommend you to follow your test result more strictly again at periodic intervals (usually 2 times a year) for some time. With this method you can keep your weight permanently in a natural, healthy but also enjoyable way.

With the SALOMED Test, there is nothing to stop you from eating a vegetarian or vegan diet. Nevertheless, we always test your entire food profile, including meat and fish as well as all dairy products and eggs. Especially for vegans this can be very interesting, because it often turns out that they should avoid exactly these products anyway. So this gives them a confirmation of your personal dietary philosophy.

In principle, the SALOMED Test can also be carried out on children. However, it is necessary that the children want to participate of their own free will and also understand the necessity of a change in diet. This willingness can sometimes already be present in 8-year-olds, but in many cases only much later. 

The SALOMED Test was clearly developed to improve performance and reduce weight. It has been used for this purpose for 30 years.

At the same time, we are often asked whether the method can also be used as a useful supplement in the treatment of various diseases. On the one hand, this can be the case if you are also overweight and in need of treatment. On the other hand, we basically try to guide you to a healthy diet with the SALOMED Test. However, we do not see our system as a typical diet for certain diseases.

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