What Are They?
Diet induced inflammation resulting from adverse reactions to food, beverages and chemical additives. The reactions manifest in a wide array of physical symptoms ranging from digestive upset, belly distention, malaise, stubborn resistance to weight loss and so on.
Food sensitivities are often delayed any where from 2 hours after the ingestion of a particular food and up to one week —and therefore, go undetected. Food sensitivities are estimated to effect 40% of the U.S. population.
Food Sensitivities vs. Allergies vs. Lactose Intolerance
Food sensitivities and food allergies are often misconstrued to be one and the same. However, they are not. They have two very distinct and separate biochemical pathways. Symptoms from food allergies are experienced immediately and manifest in the form of a rash— on the milder end—all the way to anaphylactic shock—on the extreme end. Contra-wise, reactions from food sensitivities are delayed.
MRT – LEAP Food Sensitivity Testing
What is it? A simple blood test that quantifies diet induced inflammation; detailing the volumetric load of your immune response to 170 common foods and food chemicals. The responses are quantified and stratified as mild to medium to severe. This is further elaborated in a 22-page report.
Based on the results of your test, a customized anti-inflammatory meal plan is designed. You are expected to follow the plan for six weeks, eating only from the list of foods that were tested. The goal is to calm the inflammation load. There are thousands of foods in the food supply. Obviously, we can’t test all of them. However, of the foods that are tested– the patented MRT test identifies how your immune system reacts to those specific foods.
In short, food sensitivities are precipitated by digestive inefficiency and if left unacknowledged can advance over time to leaky gut and other diet induced inflammation.