What is BioSET?

BioSET is a gentle, drug free means of eliminating food intolerances and environmental sensitivities. Although based on the principle of the energetic body as taught in Traditional Chinese Medicine, BioSET utilizes the latest in modern computer technology to screen and to treat clients, thereby offering the community a unique melding of ancient wisdom and modern science in the form of a totally non-invasive healing modality.

As we are taught in basic biochemistry, all substances, living and non-living, emit energy. Atoms attract and repel one another, building molecules and eventually complex structures, all the while creating energy frequencies that interact in positive and negative ways. In TCM, this energy flow is call Qi. BioSET measures the body’s energy flow using either electrodermal screening techniques, or muscle testing. By introducing the energetic signature of a potentially reactive substance into the body’s energy field, the BioSET practitioner can determine whether or not a person is reactive (“allergic”) to the substance in question. If the body’s energy flow remains strong once the substance is introduced, the person is non-reactive.

BioSET and Children

Children have traditionally comprised the bulk of my BioSET practice, and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with them. I came to BioSET in my search to heal my own children, and chose to make it my practice because of the success we personally experienced. BioSET works on a range of childhood disorders from autism to ADD to asthma to chronic sinus and ear infections. Its success lies in the fact that BioSET heals the child from the inside out. Children who suffer from these and other issues are highly sensitive individuals with overly reactive immune systems. More often than not, these children suffer from multiple food intolerances and environmental sensitivities. Because they are so reactive, their immune systems become easily overloaded simply fighting off everyday foods which are misperceived as foreign antigens.

The result is that these children often have little immune support left to fend off real threats in the form of bacterial and viral infections. Likewise, because they are so reactive to so many foods, they neither digest nor absorb their nutrients efficiently. Thus, vital organ systems are effectively undernourished including the brain which relies on a variety of proteins, fatty acids and nutrients to produce the appropriate neurotransmitters essential in forging neuropathways. After clearing for food intolerances as well as chemical and environmental sensitivities, most children experience marked improvement in both their physical symptomology, as well as their emotional well-being.

A Short List of Potential Items to Clear:

  • All foods, including meats, beans, dairy, grains, fruits, vegetables, fats and oils, sugars, herbs, spices, condiments, food additives, flavorings, etc.
  • Infectious agents such as fungus, yeast, candida, parasites, bacteria, virus, mycotoxins, etc.
  • Environmental sensitivities such as pollens, mold, dust, cat and dog dander, feathers, insects, etc.
  • Environmental toxins such as heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, carpet glues, etc.
  • Household products such as laundry detergents, dish soaps, cleaners, etc.
  • Beauty care products such as shampoo, lotions, soaps, toothpaste, make-up, etc.


In addition to being an effective means of reducing symptoms related to food and environmental sensitivities, BioSET is equally effective in helping to both reduce inflammation and facilitate detoxification. In the same way that BioSET reduces allergic reactivity to foods and pollens, clearing for a toxin helps to re-educate the body’s immune response regarding the toxin in question. Thus, when you clear for vaccines or metals or parasites or chemicals, not only to you help the body to “let go” of that specific toxic element more efficiently, but you also reduce the body’s reactivity thereby helping to reduce the negative physical and behavioral side effects often associated with detox reactions.

BioSET: How to prepare for and what to bring to your Bioset appointment

Thank you for scheduling your first BioSET appointment with us! In order to make the most out of your appointment, please read the following:

Your initial BioSET appointment will be about 1 hour in length. Please plan accordingly.

Prior to your appointment send:

  • Completed client questionnaire and release form (this can be found here). This gives us time to plan the best course of action for your health.
  • Copies of recent and relevant medical records and lab results.
  • A complete list of all medications and vitamins you are currently taking (please continue to take all prescribed medications and vitamins).
  • A current picture of yourself/your family member to keep in our files. (We will be happy to take one for you if you do not have a recent shot).

For your initial appointment:

  • Drink lots of water – very important for testing purposes.
  • Be sure to wash your hands removing any lotion, oil or dirt to ensure accurate testing.
  • Bring all containers of medications, vitamins, nutritionals and enzymes you are currently taking.
  • Bring any of the information above that was not sent previously.
  • Bring a list of questions you would like answered and goals you would like to achieve.
  • We will be happy to reschedule your appointment should you or your family become ill. We have a 48-hour cancellation policy; however, we take into account that emergencies arise and will waive the cancellation fee if you cancel due to illness. Please do not come to the office if you are symptomatic.

Bringing Food and Environmental Samples for BioSET Appointments

At each BioSET appointment, we will be testing for and clearing specific foods and/or environmental triggers. To help ensure the best results, please bring the following samples to each appointment:

  • Clearing #1: Amino Acids: please bring samples of protein foods (meats) to your first appointment. This includes chicken, pork, beef, turkey, fish, etc. Any animal product you are eating or would like to eat (not including dairy, as we will clear for dairy separately). Sample sizes should be small (bite size is plenty). Please store in individual baggies. Samples can be frozen. Avoid any protein foods that cause major reactions, as we will clear these separately at a later date.
  • Clearing #2: Phenolics: Please bring samples of fruits and vegetables (bite size) to test and to clear. Again, if there is a particular food in this group that causes a major reaction, we will clear that food separately at a later date.
  • Clearing #3: Vitamins and Minerals: Please bring any supplements you are taking (multivitamin formulas, mineral formula, magnesium, calcium, vitamin D, etc.)
  • Clearing #4: Sugars: Please bring samples of sugars that you consume (table sugar, agave, honey, etc) you can also include samples of carbohydrate foods.
  • Diary: please bring samples of foods derived from diary (milk, cheeses, eggs, yogurt, butter, sour cream, etc).
  • Grains: please bring breads, pastas, quinoa, wheat, rice, etc.
  • Nuts: please bring nuts and nut butters.
  • Soy and Corn: please bring foods made from soy and corn.
  • Additives/Condiments: please bring individual food colorings, mustard, soy sauce, ketchup, etc.
  • A Week of Food: After we have cleared for all of the food groups, as well as the foods that cause the most reactivity, we often test and clear for what I call “a week of food.” To do this, take small samples of everything that you eat for a week, store it in a Ziploc in the refrigerator or the freezer, and bring it in to test/clear.
  • Molds: Molds can be collected in 2 ways. The most cost effective is to clean out several glass jars with tops (mayonnaise jars or jam jars work well). Fill the jars with 1-2 inches of water and leave them uncapped in areas of your house that you think might have a mold issue (bedroom, bathrooms, play area, basement, etc.). Leave the jars out for 1-3 weeks. Cap them and bring them to the office to test and clear. You can also order mold plates on line and leave the plates out in conjunction with, or in addition to the water jars. Follow the directions on the plates and once the mold grows, bring the plates in to test and to clear.
  • Pollens: The easiest way to collect pollens is to follow the directions above for mold collection but leave the jars outside to collect whatever is in the air. You should also collect buds and blooms from around your yard, school, and neighborhood to test and clear. If there are specific known issues (ragweed, specific flowers, etc.), please try your best to track down samples, as this is the most effective way to clear. You should also collect pollen by swiping a cloth or paper towel along windowsills and car windshields (or anywhere pollen collects). Store in a Ziploc bag and bring it to the office to test and to clear.
  • Dog/Cat: Please bring a clipping of the specific dog and/or cat that you are hoping to clear for. If you can, please bring a saliva sample as well.
  • Dust: please bring samples of dust from around your house – taking a sample from the vacuum bag is a great idea as well.
  • Soaps/Detergents: please bring samples of your laundry detergents, fabric softeners, body soaps, lotions, toothpaste, shampoos and conditioners, sun block, household cleaners, etc.
  • Water: please bring samples of the water from your home and/or bottled water if you use it regularly.
  • Feathers and Carpet: please bring in pillows and/or fill from pillow to test. If you can, take samples from carpets as well.

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