Food sensitivities or adverse food reactions can provoke a wide variety of symptoms throughout the body. These reactions can be delayed by hours or even days after ingestion. Medical research has shown that sensitivities to foods can be involved in a wide array of painful symptoms and chronic health problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, fibromyalgia, fatigue, digestive issues, acid reflux or skin conditions.
We've been there and want to help you heal and regain your health.

Step one for a food sensitivity sufferer is to identify trigger foods and food chemicals. Maybe you have tried elimination diets or cutting out a food group with little success. How can you know which foods are actually bothering you?

We use a patented blood test called MRT (Mediator Release Test) to test 170 foods and food chemicals. MRT takes the guess work out of which foods may be causing your symptoms.

MRT is a reliable test to detect non-IgE mediated food hypersensitivity reactions including Type 3 and Type 4 hypersensitivity reactions. The test does not detect food allergies which are Type 1 IgE mediated hypersensitivity reactions.

The diet that goes along with MRT is called "LEAP" ImmunoCalm Dietary Management Program. As certified LEAP Therapists, we are trained in the dietary treatment for food sensitive clients. We work with you to provide a customized dietary plan based on your results and to guide you through steps to reduce the inflammation caused by food sensitivities. This is an inclusion diet allowing us to know which foods will benefit you and which ones to remove temporarily and reintroduce after some time has passed.

Contact us to set up a consultation to see if the MRT test and LEAP program may be right for you.

About MRT

Mediator Release Test (MRT) is a simple blood test for food sensitivities. MRT tests 170 foods and food chemicals and indirectly measures the immune system release of the intracellular mediators which produce damaging effects on body tissues leading to the development of symptoms. Food sensitivities can add to chronic inflammation in the body. They are also "dose dependent" meaning that you may be able to eat a small amount of a food but that same food in larger amounts may provoke symptoms. And to complicated matters, some of these symptoms may take 72 hours to appear.

MRT is a more inclusive test accounting for a wider range of pathways - Type 3 and Type 4 hypersensitivities and food chemicals. A blinded peer reviewed scientific study study showed MRT to have the highest level of accuracy of any food sensitivity blood test: 94.5% sensitivity, 91.7% specificity and consistently >90% split sample reproducibility. MRT results are better than ELISA, RAST or ALCAT.

What is LEAP?

LEAP is short for Lifestyle Eating and Performance. Your LEAP report is based on the MRT results. The LEAP ImmunoCalm Dietary Management Program works by including tested foods which help reduce your body's inflammatory response and eliminating those foods and substances which trigger non-allergic immune system reactions. Properly combining low reactive foods in a diet plan for a time period and reintroducing foods in a specific way allows the immune system to calm down. Most people who follow their individual plan report a noticeable difference in symptoms with in the first 2 weeks on the program.

How do food sensitivities cause symptoms?

The immune systems job is to protect us from foreign invaders. If the immune system identifies foods and food chemicals as threatening, then it will trigger immune cells to attack and release chemicals to destroy the invaders. The chemicals released cause tissue inflammation and damage which leads to symptoms. When the offending foods are continuously consumed, then the immune system goes into overload. Think of an empty bucket - the immune bucket. If the immune bucket is being filled with reactions from foods, from chronic stress, severe trauma, environmental stressors and even our genetics, then the bucket will fill up and spill over. Using MRT and LEAP to lessen or minimize the immune system bucket is a great way to lessen symptoms and regain your health.
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Will The Leap Test Benefit Me?

Food sensitivities have been implicated in over 35 different health conditions and affect approximately 20-30% of the population. By identifying and eliminating the foods and food chemicals which are triggering immune system reactions, you can experience a tremendous improvement in the way you feel.

How do I get the MRT test?

If you feel food sensitivities are causing your symptoms the first place to start is setting up an initial consult with us. We can learn more about you and your health issues and discuss if MRT may be a good fit for you. We have an initial symptom survey that can be filled out to review what kind of issues you may be experiencing from adverse food reactions.

The best results come from having the MRT test and then working with a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) to guide you through the diet protocol. We have two packages available for you to choose from (please call for pricing). Unfortunately MRT is not covered by insurance. Once you choose a package then we will give you an MRT collection kit with instructions. This can be taken to a lab or you can work with a mobile phlebotomist to draw your blood. We will explain how to ship the blood properly and in a timely manner so it is viable when it reaches the MRT lab.

MRT results and the LEAP program

The MRT results usually come back in about 10 days to 2 weeks. A report is generated with the 170 food and food chemicals that have been tested. MRT quantifies the level of reactivity into three categories: non-reactive (green), moderately reactive (yellow) and reactive (red). As certified LEAP Therapists, we are trained to guide you through this food journey to calm your immune system. We use your report to create a personalized plan in phases so you know what you can include in your eating pattern and what you should avoid for a certain period of time. Careful compliance to the diet plan is essential and will allow maximum recovery to take place.

In a nut shell...
Phase one lasting about 10-14 days is typically the "calming" phase. It is the most difficult phase to follow because it is the most restrictive, but it is also the most important. A food and symptom diary is recorded by you to monitor your response to foods consumed.

Phase two runs from approximately days 10-14 through days 30-35. More non-reactive foods can be included while the immune system continues to calm down. Again the food and symptom diary helps us monitor your response to foods.

Phase three occurs after days 30-35 and or after you have experience significant symptom improvement. In this phase new untested foods can be added in a specific pattern.
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