· GERD, reflux
· Chronic pain
· Chronic sinusitis
· Autism spectrum disorders
The most Effective Food Sensitivity Test & Diet Protocol
Foods we eat can cause health conditions such as:
· Migraines or chronic headaches
· Irritable Bowel Syndrome
· Crohn’s or Colitis
· Chronic Fatigue
· Thyroid disorders
· Attention deficit
About 70% of our immune system is housed in our gastrointestinal tract (GUT) and our GUTs are exposed to more chemicals and foods than any other part of our body. Our GUT is the first line of defense against harmful agents.
Chemicals such as food dyes, preservatives, sulfites, along with natural ingredients in foods get broken down in our GI system and are then transported into our blood. Our immune system decides what agents are harmful or helpful as they pass through our blood. One can have an immune reaction to “healthy foods” such as salmon, vegetables, and fruits and an immune reaction to chemicals naturally found in foods like solanine, stabilizers like guar gum or carrageenan, or preservatives such as BHA and BHT.
Some food sensitivity reactions may occur shortly after consumption but some reactions may not occur until 72-96 hours after eating the reactive food, making it difficult to pinpoint the food or chemical that caused the reaction. Unlike an allergic reaction, food sensitivity reactions are also based on the amount of food eaten. For example, having half cup of fruit may not cause any adverse reaction but having a full cup may elicit an adverse reaction. Eating reactive foods causes the body to send out immune mediators that travel to different areas of our body such as the head causing migraines, to the joints causing arthritis, to the gut causing constipation, bloating, diarrhea, or throughout the whole body resulting in all over pain called fibromyalgia. Food sensitivity reactions may cause wide spread inflammation contributing to inflammatory conditions such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, as well as other inflammatory conditions.
How is an allergy different from food sensitivity?
Food allergies trigger immediate inflammation whereas food sensitivities cause more complex reactions involving our immune system and multiple inflammatory pathways. Conditions such as migraine, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and IBS are not caused by an allergic reaction but are delayed hypersensitivity reactions.
What is MRT?
Oxford Biomedical Technologies created the patented Mediator Release Test (MRT) to quantify the inflammatory response to 120 foods and 30 chemicals. This blood test is the most comprehensive and accurate test to date and it allows us to identify dose-dependent nature of food and food-chemical reactions to help design an anti-inflammatory eating plan.
What is LEAP?
A Lifestyle Eating And Performance Plan called LEAP is constructed based on the MRT result with the skills of a certified LEAP therapist to create a client-specific anti-inflammatory diet. This effective protocol is designed to lower inflammation and by doing so reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
How accurate is MRT?
A blinded peer reviewed scientific study showed MRT to have the highest level of accuracy of any food sensitivity blood test at 94.5% sensitivity and 91.8% specificity.
How long does it take for someone to start seeing improvements in symptoms?
Common food sensitivity related conditions often achieve rapid relief in as little as 5 to 7 days and a noticeable change within 2 weeks. Symptoms continue to improve during the next 4 to 6 weeks with many clients experiencing complete symptom resolution.
Each person is unique and your particular response depends on:
1. How closely the LEAP plan is followed.
2. How long you have experienced your condition and if additional underlying factors need to be addressed.
3. The degree to which food sensitivity plays a role in your condition.