Imagine something rubbing on your skin and causing irritation. Now imagine that there is a food that you are eating on a regular basis, and unbeknownst to you, it is causing this same type of irritation, but inside your body. Whether your pain and inflammation are in your digestive tract, your joints or your head (causing headache or migraine), food sensitivities can wreak havoc on your health.
Different from food allergies, food and chemical hypersensitivities are still a function of your immune system. Any disorder with an inflammatory component can be prompted by irritating food or chemicals, but the following are some examples:
- Migraine and headache
- Autoimmune disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Crohn’s disease (an inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD)
- Ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD)
- GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
- Irritable bowel disease
- Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE)
- PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
I use the patented MRT (mediator release test) to evaluate 170 common food and food chemicals and determine a person’s reactive foods. Then, utilizing the LEAP diet protocol, we develop a customized eating plan to reduce inflammation. Pain relief and reduction of symptoms are usually seen within 10-14 days.
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