Perhaps you get frequent stomach aches or diarrhea. Or, maybe you experience skin issues like dermatitis or acne, have joint pain or full body aches, or get frequent headaches. You may be suffering from food sensitivities. You have probably tried various diets, supplements, or medications to help you find symptom relief. Maybe you have spent a lot of money on creams, doctors appointments, or procedures that just don’t seem to help. Perhaps doctors or other health professionals have told you that “it’s all in your head”.
You feel frustrated, defeated, and almost at wits end about your symptoms that will not resolve. I’m here to tell you that the food you are eating may be causing or worsening your health symptoms.
This means that someone’s “superfood” may be your “kryptonite”. What does this mean? Ultimately, there can be various foods that may be causing or worsening unwanted symptoms throughout your body. These foods can vary from person to person, and can even include generally healthy foods like spinach or turmeric! A universal elimination diet (lamb, pears, and rice anyone?) does not work for most people (plus it’s miserable).
Food sensitivities can affect various parts of your body. To summarize, a food sensitivity is your body’s immune system reacting to a particular food. As a result, your body releases something called inflammatory cytokines that can wreak havoc in your body and cause various symptoms. Note, this is NOT the same thing as a food allergy. To learn the difference, check out my blog post here.
If you’re ready to use food as medicine and to find the root cause of your symptoms, then I’m here to help.
A patented blood test called MRT (Mediator Release Test) will help us find our how your body reacts to a list of 170 foods and chemicals. This blood test tells you which foods and chemicals trigger the release of inflammatory mediators in your body. Most importantly, this test tells you which foods do NOT cause a reaction in your body (i.e. the foods that are calming to your immune system).
The MRT measures all of these reactions, rather than focusing on just one marker. The result: an individualized “GPS” tool to find out how YOUR body responds to various foods and chemicals. Here is a sample excerpt from an MRT report.
The MRT report categorizes your individualized results based on level of reactivity. For example, this individual was highly reactive to the vegetables white potatoes, spinach, and mushrooms (red). He was moderately reactive to eggplant (yellow) and very low (or none at all) reactive to the rest of the tested vegetables (green).
To get the most benefit, we will start your personalized program with the least reactive foods to get you on the path to healing. Gradually, we will start reintroducing a wider variety of tested foods. By tracking your symptom progress and incorporating other aspects of integrative nutrition therapy, you will soon be on your way to feeling your best.
Mediator Release Test (MRT) to test 170 various foods and chemicals.
Coordination of lab draw. The lab kit will be shipped to your home. I will help you find a local lab to perform the lab draw.
Pre-paid FedEx overnight shipping to ensure your test kit arrives to the analyzing lab in a timely manner.
60-page booklet + MRT results showing your reactive foods/chemicals, basic recipes, shopping tips, menu planners, restaurant survival guide, common sources of chemicals/additives, and more.
Initial 60-minute telephone consultation + three 30-minute follow-up appointments to review and assess results, assist in meal planning, recipe ideas, and review your food/symptom diary.
Unlimited email support throughout the span of the program. I’m here to help!
This program generally spans about 6-8 weeks in length.
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