FoodEffect has two main components: Food Sensitivity Test. Relaxing Breath Pacer Please Note: You will need a device that has a minimum 5" screen. Inflammation is an innate response to injury, stress, or illness, poor gut function or eating toxic foods (high-toxin, high-sugar, high-processed, high-gluten, etc. ) and induces an inflammatory response. When this response becomes the norm for your body, it becomes a low-level feature in your physiology and problems arise. It turns out that inflammation is the common link between cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity in developed nations and thus should be reduced by whatever means available. FoodEffect provides a tool for detecting food sensitivities that may contribute to low level inflammation. If you are sensitive to certain foods, you may not experience symptoms, though your body reacts by elevating your heart rate after eating an offending food. The food sensitivity feature will detect this elevation in heart rate which can occur anytime up to 1. hours after eating an offending food. Using manual mode or a compatible heart monitor, Food Sense monitors your pulse three times after eating and assigns either a red "X" (sensitive) or a green checkmark (not sensitive). FoodEffect has a Relax screen that features a breath pacer to help you balance your nervous system. By exhaling at 2 times the length of your inhale, you can dampen the effects of the "fight or flight" response and enhance the "rest and repair" response of your nervous system. The FoodEffect Relax screen has a breath pacer that prompts you to inhale and exhale at this 1: 2 ratio to restore balance to your day.