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​Come with us on a Voyage To Great Health!

​​ Cathy Hains is your  caring and compassionate Nutrition, Health and Weight Management Coach, for the Gig Harbor, the South Sound Area & Nationwide


Lighthouse Nutrition and Wellness © 2017

Get smoother sailing towards relief!


Why skirt around in the dark trying to figure out what is causing your painful and/or frustrating symptoms with blind elimination diets and guesswork, when there is a clear path? If you feel certain that some food or food ingredient is causing your symptoms, and you have already been screened for other suspected conditions, then you we're glad you are reading this.

​Food sensitivities are different than food allergies. Delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) to food and food chemicals is more difficult to assess.  Unlike IgE allergies (immediate reactions) and IgG reactions (typically not as reliable),  DTH  also known as Type III and ​Type IV hypersensitivity that have been recognized as activating inflammation-related conditions such as migraines, IBS and Fibromyalgia and other painful conditions.  Experience and research has shown that avoiding reactive foods in one's diet can be very helpful for these disorders. 

The success of the MRT testing and diet program, also known as LEAP (Life Style Eating and Performance)  is based on:

  • A reproducible end point test measuring non IgE mediated delayed hypersensitivities to food and food chemicals
  • A patented blood test with a sensitivity of   94.5%
  • A specificity of  91.7%
  • A reproducibility of greater than 90 %. 
  • Experience of numerous registered dietitians (RD's) who have seen major relief in their patients


How the LEAP MRT program works at Lighthouse Nutrition and Wellness:

  • First visit - Initial comprehensive appointment
  • Second visit - Blood draw at nearby lab  (depending on certain factors, this sometimes can be done on the same day as the first visit)
  • Third visit - About two weeks after the draw, Cathy interprets and shows you your results
  • Fourth visit - This occurs approximately 10 days to 2 weeks after you have started your LEAP Diet.
  • Fifth visit - This occurs approximately 3-4 weeks after you have started your LEAP Diet. At follow-up visits, challenges are addressed and Symptom Surveys are given.
  • Other follow-ups - As needed.


​The current cost of the LEAP MRT test is $395
, due at time of service (TOS), not including 3-4 office visits, which may be covered by your insurance (see our current plans). We are able to offer this discounted rate due to our dietitians account. Private pay office visits for those not using insurance, range from $80-$120 an hour, depending on any complex concomitant conditions being presented. Visits are spaced at about 1-4 weeks apart (protocol is different for each patient) after client has started their diet. 


So, are you ready for a REAL change? Then find your service and click on the table menu here! 

Lighthouse Nutrition & Wellness
Guiding your way to great health!

7116 Stinson Ave. Suite A-206
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
O:  253-269-8888
F:  844-364-8491


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