Food Sensitivity Testing

Food allergies and food sensitivities are on the rise. While food allergies develop swiftly and often dramatically, symptoms of food sensitivities are often more subtle and harder to diagnose.

Food sensitivities may give you a migraine or rash, or make you feel bloated. Symptoms may be similar to those of common gastrointestinal problems.

This makes living with a food sensitivity even more challenging. How can you find relief if you don’t know what’s causing your symptoms? Is it dairy? Or wheat? Or sugar? Your last meal included all of the above. Can you identify the culprit? You can try an elimination diet, but the task is so daunting that many people give up before they have an answer.

Getting to the Root Cause

This is one reason I became a Certified Leap Therapist (CLT). Through specialized training, I gained the knowledge needed to guide and support my many clients plagued by food sensitivities.

The first step is to identify food sensitivities with a Mediator Release Test® (MRT). This specialized blood test checks your immune system response (or non-response) to 150 foods and chemicals. MRT is a functional live cell analysis that identifies foods and chemicals that provoke the release of mediators that cause pain and inflammation.

Think you might have a food sensitivity? MRT is an effective way to find out.

If your MRT results reveal a food sensitivity, I develop an individualized LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating, and Performance) diet plan. Using the LEAP plan, I can systematically build a healthy diet of foods you can tolerate. I will work closely with you to build a nutritious, well-balanced diet around foods that are safe for you.

Understanding MRT/LEAP

Many chronic conditions may be made worse by food and chemical sensitivities. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • ‍Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Migraines
  • ‍Fibromyalgia
  • ‍Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • ‍Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • ‍Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne
  • ‍Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autism Spectrum disorders
  • Any autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, celiac disease, lupus, etc.)

LEAP has helped thousands of individuals with food and chemical sensitivities quickly and substantially improve. Some individuals have found they can successfully eliminate chronic health problems when they follow their LEAP diet.

Know Your Food Triggers

Keeping a food diary and logging symptoms is of little benefit in detecting food sensitivity because the onset of symptoms may occur up to 3 days after eating or drinking the offending product.

Unlike food allergies, food sensitivities are dose dependent; an individual may not have a sensitivity reaction if a very small amount is consumed, and the size of the offending dose varies from one individual to the next. The delayed onset of symptoms and the dose -dependent nature of food sensitivities make it difficult to isolate the trigger foods.

The MRT test takes out the guesswork by identifying these triggers.

MRT Testing - Mediator Release Test

Sample Test Results

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