Inflammation Reduction Program + MRT Food Sensitivity Testing

Are you suffering from inflammatory conditions such as digestive issues, joint pain, acne, general malaise, or fatigue? Food sensitivities are often at the root cause of ailments and the inflammation of chronic illness.  

This is because 60-80% of your immune system is in your gut. Your immune system is as unique as a fingerprint, and what it determines as “friend or foe” is different from anyone else’s.

You can have an immune reaction to any food, even to so called anti-inflammatory foods such as salmon, garlic, turmeric, olive oil, and berries. You can even react to chemicals – naturally occurring ones such as solanine aka nightshades (found in potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, etc.), preservatives such as sulfites, food dyes and even nitrites added to lunch meats, etc.  

The relief you are looking for is here!  

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if the Inflammation Reduction Program is right for you.
Program Cost*: $480 + cost of the MRT Food Sensitivity Test
*Program cost does not include the cost of the MRT Food Sensitivity Test.
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MRT Sample Report

The patented MRT (Mediator Release Test) is a blood test that measures your immune reaction to 176 food and food chemicals. 
What are food sensitivities?
  • Food sensitivities have unique characteristics such as delayed reactions and dose dependency.  
  • Reactions often occur 24-72 hours after eating the food, not immediately after, as with a food allergy. This makes it very challenging to sleuth out on your own what is causing your symptoms.
  • Food sensitivities are dose-dependent. For example, you might eat 1/2 cup of raspberries and feel fine, but if you ate 1 cup 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 reactive foods, 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.
  • The types of symptoms that food sensitivities can trigger are extensive. Some people experience headaches, joint pain, fatigue, brain fog, cramping, water retention, insomnia, eczema, and even mood swings.
  • In addition, you can’t feel subclinical inflammation, but subclinical inflammation also contributes to many chronic inflammatory conditions.
What is LEAP Therapy?
The LEAP Therapy protocol is designed to reduce the level of inflammation and related symptoms as quickly as possible. LEAP Therapy is used in conjunction with MRT Test.

Through oral challenges, you will be able to identify any additional contributors to symptoms not caused by delayed hypersensitivity reactions, to create a safe, customized diet.

Think of it like this; the MRT test is like the GPS of your body and the CLT contains the detailed, most up to date map to make sure it’s leading you down the quickest, safest path.
What is MRT Testing?
The patented MRT (Mediator Release Test) is a blood test that measures your immune reaction to 147 foods and 29 food chemicals. 
  • Qualifies the inflammatory response to food and food chemicals so you know exactly how reactive you are to them.
  • Accounts for clinical and subclinical inflammation.
  • Highly accurate with a 93.6% split-sample accuracy.
I'm ready to feel relief today! How do I get started?
  • Step 1:
    Schedule your first virtual or phone appointment.
  • Step 2:
    Complete a health and symptom questionnaire.
  • Step 3:
    Discuss  your medical history, health goals, any known food allergies or food intolerances, current diet, lifestyle and supplements. A MRT test kit will then be mailed to you so that you can get your food sensitivity testing done. (1 hr)
  • Step 4:
    Melissa will explain your MRT test results and provide you with a personalized anti-inflammatory diet designed to give you relief within two weeks. (1 hr)
  • Step 5:
    You will have two more sessions to guide you through the reintroduction phases over the next couple of months. (30 mins)
Medical Conditions
Food sensitivities can play a primary or secondary role.
  • Gastrointestinal
    Irritable Bowel
    Functional Diarrhea
    Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    Microscopic Colitis
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Gynecological
    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal
    Inflammatory Arthritis
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Urological
    Interstitial Cystitis
  • Neurological
    Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Endocrine
    Type II Diabetes
    Metabolic Syndrome
  • Dermatological
    Atopic Dermatitis
Frequently Asked Questions

How can a general anti-inflammatory diet actually induce inflammation?
The Mediterranean diet is known in the medical and nutrition world to be anti-inflammatory. However, eating certain foods that are hallmarks of this diet may actually be detrimental to your health.  Could foods like wild salmon, olive oil, sweet potatoes, green leafy vegetables or even quinoa be setting off an inflammatory cascade in your body making you feel worse? Absolutely. Testing can help you pinpoint which foods cause reaction in your body.

How long do I have to stay on this diet?
The LEAP Therapy strategies used in the Inflammation Reduction Program are not the same as those found in fad diets. This program is an individually tailored dietary wellness program that can be used for your whole life. Most of our patients find that after a few weeks of sticking to their program, eating this way becomes a natural part of their day-to-day living. In addition, our patients usually feel so much better they don’t want to return to their old eating habits.

What if I feel worse during this diet?
Sometimes, when food sensitivity patients eliminate their reactive foods, they begin to feel temporarily worse than they did before the diet. Maybe they have less energy, more aches and pains, headaches, more irritability, or they just feel that they are getting worse instead of better. If this happens to you during your first week on the program you should actually get excited because that is one of the main signs that you are on the road to recovery.Food sensitivity has been likened to food addiction, and physicians who treat food sensitivities have observed for years that patients often go through temporary withdrawal symptoms when they avoid their reactive foods. This is thought to be a kind of “cleaning up” of all the allergens in your system, and a simultaneous re- calibration of your biochemical equilibrium.