Hello! I am so excited to introduce you all to a brand new service that I am able to offer to my clients – the Mediator Release Test (MRT) — the most comprehensive and complete blood test for food & food chemical sensitivities.
Why this is important for you
Food sensitivities are different than food allergies. Food allergies are life threatening, immediate reactions – they are present when the immune system responds in a certain way when exposed to the allergen. But our immune systems are very complex, and there are multiple ways for it to become active in response to an exposure, all in an effort to keep you happy, safe, and healthy. So what happens when your immune system reacts to something that is not actually there to cause harm, such as a food? Well, you can have an allergic reaction…or you can have a more subtle response. Symptoms of these more subtle responses include:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Functional Diarrhea
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Microscopic Colitis
- Lymphocytic Colitis
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
That’s quite the list, right? And it goes back to the core value that our bodies are systems of systems – everything is interconnected, and one thing that is off balance can have a ripple effect into other systems.
So what makes this test the best?
The MRT is a unique test in that it doesn’t test for the antibodies themselves, which can give many false positive results due to factors such as frequent exposure. Rather, the MRT test for an actual white blood cell response to the food or food chemical antibody – and that response is the release of mediators, which have been shown to actually be responsible for causing many of the food sensitivity-related symptoms listed above. In addition to testing for the things that are actually causing the symptoms, the MRT is much more accurate than most other food sensitivity tests, with a 93.6% split sample reproducibility.
In addition to the results being accurate and relevant to your symptoms, the results are also easy to understand and effective to implement. Rather than simply avoiding all the foods you react positively to, as with most food sensitivity tests, the MRT test comes with its own protocol personalized for you, which I help you to develop a plan for and implement. All 170 foods and food chemicals tested are ranked and come in as green (least reactive), yellow, or red (most reactive) – we build your diet with the least reactive foods first, and slowly add in more reactive foods over time. This helps to reduce your symptoms quickly, allow your body to heal and rest, and to have a clear understanding of how certain foods make you feel.
Curious about what MRT could do for you?
I bet you are! If you want to learn more about MRT and if it might be a good option for you, set up a free call with me to discuss your personal situation more in-depth and identify our best next steps.