Food Allergy and Sensitivities

Food Allergies

Have you or a family member been diagnosed with food allergies? Food allergy symptoms are different than food sensitivity symptoms because most of the time they occur immediately after eating an offending food.

Food allergy symptoms include but are not limited to:

Hives
Facial swelling
Difficulty breathing
Vomiting
Anaphylaxis

There is no cure for food allergies. The best way to treat food allergies is to avoid the foods that cause the allergic symptoms.

Deb can help plan your food allergy diet
Deb can teach you what ingredients to avoid

Food Sensitivities

Do you feel ill after eating? Do you avoid social situations or miss work because of the way you feel?

Have you been tested for allergies and the tests were negative, yet you still feel that something you eat is making you feel miserable?

You may have food sensitivities

Food sensitivities have been associated with many health conditions including but not limited to:
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Fatigue

Gastrointestinal problems:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Leaky Gut

Headaches

  • Migraine

Pain

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle Pain
  • Joint Pain

The Mediator Release Test (MRT) is the best way to identify foods that are causing your symptoms. The MRT is a blood test that measures reactivity to 120 foods and 30 chemicals. The test results are used to develop a personalized eating plan to remove the offending foods and chemicals from your diet.

Contact Deb to see if you are a candidate for MRT

How food sensitivity testing works –

1. You will be asked to complete an initial symptom survey, which gives you a baseline symptom score.
2. You will be provided with a test kit and paper work to take to a participating blood draw site.
3. Blood work is sent to the lab via FedEx
4. You will receive a call to schedule a review of your results and your personalized elimination diet plan.
5. Symptom surveys are completed periodically to measure your progress and determine how much your symptom score has decreased.
6. You follow the plan, gradually adding in new non-reactive foods until you feel the best you’ve felt in a long time and your symptom score greatly improves.
7. A new personalized maintenance plan is designed for you to continue feeling good.

Not all dietitians are trained to work with people with food allergies and sensitivities.

Deb has had specialized training in food sensitivity as a Certified Leap Therapist and has over 15 years experience training and working with board certified allergists.

For more information about the MRT test go to: nowleap.com/patient-tour/