Adverse Food Reactions
What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others. -Lucretius
Every individual is unique, with unique genes, physiology, environmental exposures and experiences that shape how they respond to food. Allergies, intolerances, preferences, cravings and aversions are highly specific to an individual. When it comes to the best way to eat, one size does not fit all. There is likely several foods that are a normal part of the healthy Functional Food domain that promote illness for you. If we suspect that is the case, there are several proven approaches to identifying the offending substances.
Elimination/Challenge Diets: This is the Gold Standard for identifying sources of adverse food reactions. It is completely independent of the precise mechanism and tracks and monitors your specific reactions during challenge. This is a good way to identify whether one of the top 10 food culprits is a problem. But what if it is something else?
Mediator Release Testing (MRT): I am a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and have completed a rigorous training on testing for and managing adverse food reactions, especially immune cell mediated food reactions via Mediator Release Testing (MRT). The LEAP/MRT testing and elimination/challenge program involves a blood draw and analyzes immune response to 150 food and food additive substances. The test and individualized elimination/challenge dietary program is a 5 visit program over the course of about 4 months.
LEAP/MRT and the Immunocalm Diet
This is a comprehensive elimination diet augmented by important state-of-the-art laboratory testing of immune cell response to 150 foods and food chemicals. The careful guided execution of the Immunocalm Diet reduces gastrointestinal and systemic inflammation and a broad spectrum of symptoms, especially IBS and migraines. This powerful program has been published in peer-reviewed literature and has years of proven clinical success.
1.5-Hour Initial Assessment and Lab order for LEAP/MRT Food Sensitivity Testing of 150 common foods and food chemicals (Retail value of lab work $900, included in program!)
1 Follow-up visit to review lab results and develop individualized Immunocalm Diet
3 Follow-up visits, every two to three weeks through re-introduction phases to monitor reactions
Email and phone support, 1-3/week