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Food Sensitivity Testing With High Level of Accuracy
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What You Get With MRT/Food Sensitivity Testing
Extensive, detailed review of your medical history, condition and lifestyle
Some insurance coverage
Includes free overnight shipping of your live blood specimen
Arrange mediator-release testing of blood. This has exemplary accuracy: 94.5% sensitivity; 97.1 specificity; Split sample reproducibility at 90%
Results are sent back via Fed Ex within two weeks, and include a 50-page book and wallet-sized reference card.
Counseling and practical help
Medication review for reactive excipients Review of hidden sources of allergens, reactive items in intolerances
Customized diet plan
Assistance with shopping and menu planning
Easy cooking/restaurant instructions
Monitoring food diaries, symptoms
Careful reintroduction of foods into diet
Monitoring of symptoms Reintroduction of foods into diet
Densensitization and normalization of food intake Communication of progress to your physician
Could Your Food Be Making You
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Problem GERD, Heartburn
So for dinner, you had a wonderful spaghetti dinner. Next day, ugh, the Irritable Bowel Syndrome hits.
Which ingredient caused it? Was it the wheat in the spaghetti? "Oh no! I could be gluten-intolerant!" you think. Or, on deeper thought - "Maybe it was actually the tomato sauce? Or the Parmesan cheese? Or, could it have been the basil? Or walnuts?" Many people go on an Elimination Diet to sort it all out. But wouldn't it be awesome to just know right away what is going on? Don't travel towards health and wellness in the dark.
Yes, even a healthy bowl of cherries, bite of broccoli or even watermelon could cause any or a combination of debilitating symptoms. Mediator Release Testing (MRT) is oftentimes the answer. Have you ever had food allergy tests done? Well most of them do not really get to the root cause. ELISA-based IgG or IgE testing are two very popular blood tests used by practitioners when they suspect adverse food reactions. However, about 75% of the delayed dietary reactions in IBS, migraine and fibromyalgia are actually cell-mediated type IV hypersensitivity, a reaction not discovered with IgG or IgE methods.
MRT measures not just food reactions but sensitivities to food chemicals as well, which can be a great cause of discomfort for individuals.
Call Lighthouse Nutrition and Wellness and Cathy Hains, MS, RDN, CLT, Certified LEAP Therapist who has studied and practiced nutrition for almost 10 years.
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