“LEAP” stands for Lifestyle Eating and Performance
LEAP is the personalized diet protocol that is designed based on food sensitivity testing, specifically the MRT©(Mediator Release Test). This blood test identifies the foods that are responsible for triggering the body’s release of chemical mediators that cause pain and inflammation. These mediators also produce a broad range of symptoms that vary widely among individuals.
Who can Benefit from MRT©?
Development of food sensitivities is directly related to the health of your gut and your immune system. Many health problems and chronic conditions are worsened by food and chemical sensitivities. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBS
- Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
- Reflux or GERD
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD
- Chronic Yeast Infections
- Autoimmune Disease
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Headache & Migraine
- Problem Eczema
How Does MRT©Work?
MRT©is a blood test used to identify immune-based, but non-IgE mediated, adverse food and chemical reactions. The test exposes small samples of your blood against a panel of 170 foods and food chemicals. MRT©works by measuring whether the immune cells in your blood react by releasing chemical mediators capable of causing pain and inflammation after they are exposed to the test substances.
The LEAP Protocol
Based on your individual test results, a personalized elimination diet is designed to decrease symptoms. Progress is measured through completion of a symptom survey before testing and at intervals as you complete the program. At the same time, work is done to identify and correct the root cause of your food intolerance issues. The goal is always to restore health and ultimately lead to greater freedom in food choices.
To determine your suitability for the LEAP program,