Should I Take a Food Sensitivity Test?
The First Step: If you suspect you have food sensitivities, the first thing to do is identify which foods and chemicals are causing issues. The Mediator Release Test (MRT) is an accurate blood test used to identify sensitivities to foods, additives, and chemicals. The MRT blood test is a patented panel that quantifies how strongly your immune cells react to the foods and food chemicals tested by measure intracellular mediator release indirectly. This means that when released from the cells in your immune system, chemical mediators such as histamine, cytokines, and prostaglandins produce damaging effects on body tissues, leading to development of symptoms. Identifying harmful substances is the first step toward improving your health if you suffer from food sensitivities. The next step is to develop an eating plan using the individualized LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) approach.
How to Identify Sensitivities
The best way to identify sensitive foods and chemicals is with the Mediator Release Test (MRT). MRT does 2 extremely important things:
- It quantifies the degree of the inflammatory response to a wide range of foods and chemicals, identifying your “reactive” foods.
- It identifies your safest foods
(*Note: MRT is designed to identify sensitivity reactions only. It is not intended to identify or diagnose food allergies or celiac disease. If you have food allergies, celiac disease, lactose or fructose intolerance/malabsorption, additional steps need to be taken in your therapy. Make sure to discuss with your healthcare practitioner.)
The best individually prescribed eating plan is LEAP under the guidance of a fully trained Certified LEAP Therapist or other practitioner experienced with the LEAP protocols. The reason is because no other approach is as easy to follow and no other approach decreases diet-induced inflammation as fast as LEAP.