I work extensively with food sensitivities in my practice and the Mediator Release Test (MRT) is a helpful tool in my toolkit.  The MRT is different than other food sensitivity tests in that it looks at the inflammatory response (by measuring chemical mediators in the blood) that someone has to specific foods and food chemicals.  Other food sensitivity tests may only look for specific antibodies, but if you have a reaction to a food that isn’t antibody-mediated, it may miss it.  The MRT is great for picking up delayed hypersensitivity reactions that are so difficult to figure out because symptoms may not appear until 1-3 days after eating a particular food.

Once we have MRT results, we use a LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) Protocol.  This is a specific, personalized diet that is put together based on test results, diet history and health goals.  Unlike other approaches that focus on what to take out of the diet, this diet begins with a focus on an individual’s low-inflammatory foods.  The result is a dramatic decrease in inflammation and symptoms.

MRT and LEAP can be helpful for:

  • Identifying delayed food sensitivities
  • Someone who has completed an elimination diet or Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP), but is still reacting to something in the diet
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fertility
  • Autoimmune disease – Rheumatoid arthritis, Celiac Disease, Hashimoto’s, etc.
  • Eczema
  • Chronic sinusitis or sinus headaches
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

I have completed continuing education training to become a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and have been using MRT and LEAP in my practice for the last year with fantastic results.

If you’d like to learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact me.