Food Sensitivities – Test, Don’t Guess!

Are you suffering from a chronic health condition with little or no relief?   Are medications merely masking symptoms but not addressing the underlying cause?   Have you been told it’s all in your head?

Why cookie-cutter diet solutions don’t work

About 70-80% of your immune system is housed in your gut. Your immune system is as unique as a fingerprint, and what it determines is “friend or foe” is different than anyone else’s.  You can have an immune reaction to just about anything! You can react to foods labeled as “healthy” and “anti-inflammatory” such as salmon, turmeric, cinnamon, avocados and even olive oil.  You can even react to chemicals – naturally occurring chemicals like solanine (found in potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, etc), or  laboratory produced chemicals like nitrites added to lunch meats, citric acid, etc.

Characteristics of Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities have unique characteristics such as delayed reactions and dose dependency.   For example you can have a delayed reaction to a food 72-96 hours after eating it,  often making it impossible to pin point. In addition, unlike allergies, food sensitivities are dose dependent. For example, you might eat 1/2 cup of strawberries and feel fine, but if you ate 1 cup you might not.

It’s often thought that sensitivities manifest into digestive symptoms, unfortunately this isn’t always the case. When you eat a reactive food, the immune system sends out inflammatory chemicals called mediators throughout the entire body. Some people experience: headaches, others joint pain, fatigue, cramping, water retention, insomnia, eczema and even mood swings.

But I’ve had allergy testing and it shows I’m not reactive to anything?

Allergies and sensitivities are different, and they require different types of testing.   In most cases, conditions like IBS, migraine, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, etc are not caused by allergic reactions, but rather by delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions aka food sensitivities.

Medical research has shown that sensitivities to foods and food-chemicals can lead to chronic inflammatory conditions such as:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Migraines or chronic headaches
Fibromyalgia
Crohn’s or Colitis
Chronic diarrhea
Rheumatoid arthritis
Eczema
GERD, reflux
Chronic pain
Chronic sinusitis
Chronic fatigue
ADD/ADHD
Autism spectrum disorders

Symptoms frequently caused by food sensitivities: 

Diarrhea
Constipation
Abdominal or intestinal pain
Bloating, Distention, Gas
Nausea and/or vomiting
Heartburn
Headaches
Muscle and joint pain
Fatigue or sleepiness during the day
Insomnia
General malaise (feeling lousy)
Irritability, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Swings
Post Nasal Drip, Chronic Drainage
Skin conditions such as Eczema and Dermatitis
Fluctuating weight,  water retention
Brain fog

What is LEAP/MRT?  

LEAP stands for Lifestyle, Eating, And Performance.   It is an effective protocol that combines the Mediator Release Test (MRT) with the skills of a Certified LEAP Therapist to produce a patient-specific anti-inflammatory diet designed to lower inflammation, and by doing so, reduce or eliminate your symptoms.

The patented Mediator Release Test (MRT) is a blood test that measures your immune reaction to 140 foods and 30 chemicals.   We use those results to identify a safe list of foods to eat that will not trigger inflammation, so your symptoms can improve.


Next Steps

Do you think you’re suffering from food sensitivities? Let’s talk!

Click here to contact Stefani and to schedule your FREE consultation. During your in depth conversation, Stefani will be able to see if the MRT test is right for you.

If you’ve been living with the symptoms listed above, it’s time to take ACTION and to feel yourself again!