Mediator Release Test, Clinical Nutritionist, Clinical Nutritionist San Diego

Nasal congestion. Upset stomach. Skin rashes. Headaches. Joint pain. Brain fog. 

Do you suspect issues with food or chemical sensitivities? Many people have the symptoms, but are not quite sure of the exact cause from their diet. Symptom type, frequency, and severity can vary from person to person and are often delayed from 4 up to 72-hours post ingestion of the problematic food! Food sensitivity and chemical sensitivity are difficult to identify because, unlike allergies, they are dose dependent. For example, eating a few slivered almonds on a salad may not provoke issues, but eating half of a jar of almond butter could definitely!

Due to all of this confusion regarding food sensitivities, I offer a solution called the Mediator Release Test (MRT). MRT is a simple blood test that measures your immune-based sensitivity response to 120 foods and 30 chemicals (naturally occurring and additives). Here’s a full list of the test’s antigens: MRT 150 Profile

I am a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), which means I am trained on how to interpret the test’s findings and teach you how to follow an elimination diet protocol called the LEAP diet. Results look like this:
Mediator Release Test, Clinical Nutritionist, Clinical Nutritionist San Diego

Feeling Better Could Mean Eliminating Certain Foods and Chemicals from your Diet

Even seemingly healthy foods like fruits and vegetables may show up as sensitivities. The higher the bar, the more reactive the food or chemical is when exposed to your immune system. It is important to eliminate reactive foods and chemicals for a period of time until the body eventually regains oral tolerance. Most problematic foods are avoided for at least 3 to 6 months. 

Using the MRT test and the LEAP diet, Erin has helped hundreds of patients to feel better…fast! Significant symptom improvement is typical within the first 2-weeks on the plan. Erin has helped those suffering from IBS, IBD, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic migraine, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, eczema, Hashimoto’s, etc.

Why is this so powerful? Because it gives YOU the power to change your life just by changing the foods you eat!  This effective intervention is typically side-effect free and improves the overall quality of your diet. I believe it is a great alternative in the beginning of your gut health journey compared to some of the other higher-risk and expensive interventions like supplements, medications, and surgeries.

I will walk you through the entire process by providing an in-depth review of your results, creating a personalized elimination strategy with step by step instructions, designing a list of specific recipes and product suggestions based on your plan, and offering you the education, resources and support you need for success! 

If you are interested in identifying your food sensitivities and feeling better just by changing your food choices, please fill out the form on my Get Acquainted page.