Is a food sensitivity like a food allergy?
Food sensitivities are often confused with allergic reactions. Allergies have an onset of symptoms in a matter of 30 minutes or less whereas sensitivity symptoms can take up to 72 hours.
What are the typical symptoms of food sensitivities?
We use the MRT (Mediator Release Test) test to isolate foods and additives that provoke inflammation throughout the body. These hypersensitivity reactions can cause many symptoms like: Chronic headaches, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, diarrhea or constipation, and sinus problems.
Patients offen describe themselves as feeling “lousy” at best and “horrible” at worst, all the time. People who have been diagnosed with other allergies, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraine headaches especially benefit from MRT testing and the LEAP program.
LEAP Program (Lifestyle Eating And Performance)
This is a 4-to-6 week program that includes initial consultation, MRT test, nutritional counseling/dietary therapy, and if needed, a maintenance program. The initial consultation involves assessment of your nutritional concern, by a registered dietitian, and determination if the MRT test and LEAP program is appropriate for you.