Tens of millions of Americans suffer from food sensitivities. Many know that sometimes foods seem to cause symptoms, but they haven’t been able to figure out what they are reacting to, so they continue to suffer. Even so- called “healthy” and “anti-inflammatory” foods, such as salmon, parsley, turmeric, ginger, blueberries, and garlic can provoke inflammation and symptoms in sensitive individuals.
The first thing a food sensitivity sufferer needs to do is identify their inflammatory foods and food-chemicals. In the past, this has been easier said than done for many reasons:
- Food sensitivity reactions may be delayed for hours or even days after ingestion. Even if you suspect food sensitivities, would you consider that the headache you have right now was caused by something you ate yesterday?
- Food sensitivities are dose-related. This means a small or moderate amount of a reactive food may not cause any noticeable symptoms, but a larger amount does. Or perhaps when you eat 2-3 moderately reactive foods at the same time, you get symptoms. But if you ate only one of those foods you wouldn’t.
- If that wasn’t enough of a challenge, reactive foods vary widely from person to person, even if they have the same symptoms
- There are usually many reactive foods and food-chemicals, not just one or two.
There are also complexities regarding the inflammatory process in the body, making it impossible for traditional allergy tests to identify sensitive foods—remember, these are sensitivities, not allergies. Unfortunately, most doctors understand food allergies but are unaware of food sensitivities. Therefore, if they don’t know about food sensitivities, they won’t know the signs and symptoms of them, and won’t be able to guide you correctly in how to treat this issue. Fortunately, the patented Mediator Release Test (MRT®) can make this difficult situation much easier. MRT® is patented because it provides clinically relevant information that no other sensitivity blood test can provide.
MRT® is the only blood test that quantifies the inflammatory response to foods and food-chemicals, letting you know not just which foods you should stay away from, but also which foods are your BEST foods—those with the lowest level of reactivity. The information MRT® provides directly translates into the most efficient and effective food therapy– a customized Anti-Inflammatory Eating Plan, based on your particular test results and food preferences. As your Nutritionist, I will guide and support you through this program, answering any questions you may have, and also providing recipe ideas and creative ways to make this system work for you.
The LEAP 170
The MRT® tests against 170 foods and chemicals, consisting of:
FOODS: Almond, Amaranth, American Cheese, Apple, Apricot, Asparagus, Avocado, Banana, Barley, Basil, Beef, Beet, Black Pepper, Blueberry, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Buckwheat, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Cane Sugar, Cantaloupe, Cardamom, Carob, Carrot, Cashew, Catfish, Cauliflower, Cayenne Pepper, Celery, Chard, Cheddar Cheese, Cherry, Chicken, Cinnamon, Clam, Cocoa, Coconut, Codfish, Coffee, Cola, Coriander Seed, Corn, Cottage Cheese, Cow’s Milk, Crab, Cranberry, Cucumber, Cumin, Date, Dill, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Eggplant, Flaxseed, Garbanzo Bean, Garlic, Ginger, Goat’s Milk, Grape, Grapefruit, Green Pea, Green Pepper, Halibut, Hazelnut, Honey, Honeydew, Hops, Kale, Kamut, Lamb, Leek, Lemon, Lentil, Lettuce, Lima Bean, Lime, Mango, Maple Syrup, Millet, Mint, Mung Beans, Mushroom, Mustard, Nutmeg, Oat, Olive, Onion, Orange, Oregano, Papaya, Paprika, Parsley, Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Pineapple, Pinto Bean, Pistachio, Plum, Pork, Pumpkin, Quinoa, Rainbow Trout, Raspberry, Red Kidney Bean, Rice, Rooibos, Rosemary, Rye, Salmon, Scallion, Scallop, Sesame, Shrimp, Sole, Soybean, Spelt, Spinach, Strawberry, String Bean, Sunflower Seed, Sweet Potato, Tapioca, Tea, Tilapia, Tomato, Tuna, Turkey, Turmeric, Vanilla, Venison, Walnut, Watermelon, Wheat, White Bean, White Potato, Yeast Mix, Yogurt, Zucchini.
CHEMICALS: Acetaminophen, Aspartame, Benzoic Acid, Caffeine, Candida Albicans, Capsaicin, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Blue #2, FD&C Green #3, FD&C,Red #3, FD&C Red #4, FD&C,Red #40, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Yellow #6, Fructose, Ibuprophen, Lecithin, MSG, Phenylethylamine, Polysorbate 80, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Nitrite, Saccharin, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Solanine, Sorbic Acid, Tyramine, Whey.