Food Sensitivities: Part 4
How do I determine the Right Foods for Me?
To determine the food sensitivity – and determine your treatment plan – your health practitioner will ask questions about your symptoms and dietary habits. You may also need to take a simple food sensitivity test.
Food Sensitivity Testing
There are many different ways to test for food sensitivities but most effective test is the Mediator Release Test (MRT). The patented MRT test is a blood test that measures your immune reaction to 120 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.
The MRT has the highest level of accuracy of any food sensitivity blood test: 94.5% sensitivity and 91.8% specificity.
Click here to watch an animated explanation of how the blood test works: http://nowleap.com/MRT-animation.html
Natural Treatment Plan
Lifestyle Eating and Performance or LEAP Protocol
LEAP is an effective protocol that combines the results of the MRT test 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.
Most patients see significant improvement within the first 10 days of the program. Symptoms then continue improving during the next 4-6 weeks. Many patients experience complete symptom resolution. Individual responses are dependent on:
- How closely you follow the LEAP protocol provided to you by your nutritionist
- How long you have had your condition and what other factors need to be addressed. In addition to food sensitivities, most people have an imbalance of gut bacteria (dysbiosis), vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies, celiac disease, malnutrition etc. Your practitioner will be able to suggest further testing if needed to address any other underlying conditions.
- The degree to which food sensitivity plays a role in your condition. There many be other contributing factors as well. For example a deficiency in Vitamin D can cause symptoms of fatigue, mood swings, and chronic pain. B12 deficiency can cause brain fog, memory problems or fatigue.
You’ll be amazed at how much better your body will begin to feel and function; and the better your body functions, the better it runs. We truly believe that a healthy lifestyle and diet intervention is key to resetting your body and finally getting relief from these symptoms.
Because of the delay between food ingestion and response, it’s easy to ignore the symptoms of food sensitivities. It’s easier for many people to simply accept them as a part of life. We want you to know that this isn’t normal and it can be fixed! If you are suffering from any symptoms such as gas, bloating, irritability, abdominal pain, brain fog, migraines, congestion, diarrhea, or joint pain, a food sensitivity may be causing the problem.