What are Food Sensitivities?
Food sensitivities are different from food allergies.
Allergies and sensitivities/intolerances are different, and they require different types of testing. In most cases, conditions like IBS, migraine, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, etc are not caused by allergic reactions, but rather by delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions.
Food allergies often produce acute symptoms that are sometimes life threatening. Food allergy tests review IgE levels.
Food sensitivities have unique characteristics such as delayed reactions and dose dependency. For example, although some reactions occur shortly after consumption, you can also react to a food 72-96 hours after eating it, often making it hard to establish cause and effect. In addition, unlike allergies, food sensitivities are dose dependent. For example, you might eat 1/2 cup of grapes and feel fine, but if you ate 2 cups you might not. Reactions can take many forms. Although most of the immune system is in the gut, reactions to foods aren’t necessarily confined to digestive symptoms. When you eat a reactive food, the immune system sends out special “chemicals” called immune mediators all throughout the body. These mediators can affect any organ or tissue, even in the brain.
Common symptoms from food sensitivies include:
- Thin stools
- Abdominal or intestinal pain
- Bloating, Distention, Gas
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Muscle and joint pain
- Fatigue or sleepiness during the day
- General malaise (feeling lousy)
- Irritability, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Swings
- Post Nasal Drip, Chronic Drainage
- Skin conditions such as Eczema and Dermatitis
- Fluctuating weight, water retention
- Brain fog
The MRT Food Sensitivity Test is the Most Reliable and Complete Test
(93.6 split sample reproducibility)
MRT stands for mediator release test. We test 120 foods and 30 chemicals. The test measures the pro-inflammatory mediators (cytokines, histamine, leukotrienes, and prostaglandins) that are released when your cells come in contact with these foods and chemicals. The MRT test is more reliable than igg testing.
What is the LEAP Diet?
LEAP is the patented diet protocol that takes place after you receive your results. It is a customized elimination diet that focuses on your LEAST reactive foods and designed to calm down the immune system. We also support underlying issues, gut health, and build sustainable lifestyle skills. The LEAP protocol is the most important part of the process and you will be supported by your Registered Dietitian/certified LEAP therapist and your food coach, Beth and Jessica.
How Food Sensitivities Cause Inflammation
Path Nutrition Client Testimonials
*Disclaimer: Results vary because everybody is different. While these testimonials are real stories from real clients, we don't believe in comparing your body to others. This site does not provide medical advice. We don't diagnose because we are not medical doctors. Beth is a Registered Functional Dietitian and Jessica is a certified coach.
How the Program Works
We can work with you in-office or virtually. You start with a 90-minute consultation with both Beth and Jessica. We get to know your full health story and provide you with nutrition recommendations right away. We provide you the lab kit and you take it to the lab for your blood draw. We do not draw labs in our office.
Once we receive your results we'll go over the results and start your LEAP protocol. We'll also line up your plan for the next few months so you know exactly where you are on this journey.
If you have questions please book a free call with us. We're happy to walk you through it.
Path Nutrition MRT/LEAP Pricing
Lab testing and our four-month gut healing program, including all your appointments, is $1950.
*Insurance may cover a portion of your appointments. We do not take insurance but can provide you a super bill to file with your insurance provider.