Are you suffering from a stubborn health problem that wonÃ?Â¢??t go away
no matter what you try? Or perhaps the medications and treatments
youÃ?Â¢??re taking arenÃ?Â¢??t actually getting at the root cause of your
illness-but you want something that will? If you feel this way, or
know someone that does, consider some important facts.
- Medical Research has shown that sensitivities to foods and
food-chemicals can cause an inflammatory response that can lead to a
wide array of painful symptoms and chronic health problems.
- If foods and additives in your diet are involved in your illness,
whatever medications you take will ultimately fail because they only
mask the symptoms. They do not treat the underlying cause of the
symptoms. And is too often the case, many medications have side effects
that can lead to other health problems.
- If food sensitivities are causing your illness and you do not
properly address them, you could end up suffering for years, spending
thousands of dollars for treatments that will never produce the relief
Conditions and Symptoms Often Associated with Food and Chemical Sensitivities:
Millions of Americans suffer from food sensitivities. Many other
uncomfortable lingering health problems are often directly related to
specific immune reactions to the foods we eat. Even so called Ã?Â¢??healthyÃ?Â¢?Ã?Â
foods such as salmon, chicken, apples, spinach, blueberries, or garlic
can provoke symptoms in sensitive individuals. For example one of
my patients that has multiple sclerosis always feels worse when she has
blueberries! So it can be anything - not just the evil processed foods.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Migraines, Cluster Headaches
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Celiac Disease
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD, Acid Reflux Heartburn)
- Autism, AspergerÃ?Â¢??s and other Spectrum Disorders
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Problem Eczema
- Weight Imbalances
- Chronic Fatigue
- Brain Fog
Symptoms that are often related to food sensitivities:
- Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Bloating, Distention, Gas, sometimes Nausea & Vomiting
- Heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Migraine Headaches and Headaches other than Migraine
- Muscle or Joint Pain, Aching, or Stiffness
- General Malaise (feeling lousy), Fatigue, Sleepiness During the Day
- Restlessness, Irritability, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Swings
- Sinus Pain, Runny Nose, Stuffy Nose, Post Nasal Drip, Sore throat
- Skin conditions such as Eczema and Dermatitis
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The first thing a food sensitivity suffer needs to do is identify
their trigger foods and food-chemicals. In the past, this has been
easier said than done for many reasons:
- Food sensitivity reactions may be delayed by hours or even days
after ingestion. Even if you suspect food sensitivities, it is not
likely you would consider that the headache you have right now was
caused by something you ate yesterday.
- Food sensitivities are dose-dependent. This means a small amount
or moderate amount of a reactive food may not cause any noticeable
symptoms, but a larger amount does. Also a small amount of a few
low-reactive foods can trigger a symptoms whereas one or two of those
foods eaten together do not trigger a symptom.
- Reactive foods vary widely from person to person, even if they have the same symptoms.
- There are usually many reactive foods and food-chemicals.
Sometimes it can be a preservative or food coloring in ones toothpaste
that is contributing to a symptoms such as migraines.
- There are many different types of reactions that can trigger food
sensitivities. Most alternative MDs or NDs measure an IgG test but
this is only one Type of immune reaction. There may also be
non-immune responses such as a histamine intolerance. There may also
be intestinal allergies (IgE) which will not get picked up on any test -
even an IgE allergy test.
The Best Food Sensitivity Testing Currently Available
In my practice for stubborn cases that I cannot treat by using
typical diet changes, supplements, acupuncture and herbs I use the most
advanced form of food sensitivity testing know as Mediator Release
Testing by a company known as Signet Labs. The protocol for the diet
is known as Lifestyle Eating and Performance (LEAP).
Fortunately LEAP-MRT can help you quickly overcome even the most
troublesome food sensitivity related problems. LEAP-MRT includes a
patented blood test called MRT (Mediator Release Test) which accounts
for most types of food sensitivity reactions. But it is how someone
trained in food sensitivities (loss of oral tolerance) interprets the
blood test results that make the program work. It is sort of like a
road map. It can help get you to where you want to go, but if you don't
know how to drive it is of no use.
One of the ways this test differs from others besides its outstanding
reproducibility and accuracy is that we create a diet based on the
foods you are low reactive to. Most other food sensitivity tests will
tell you to to avoid certain foods. Sometimes that works very well.
But my experience is that for stubborn cases we need to get rid of all
reactive foods and only eat foods that one has a high tolerance to.
Then symptoms disappear, inflammation decreases and people report
feeling more energized! The LEAP diet is your personalized
I will help you create a health eating program based on your test
results. We expect that within the first phase of the diet (7-10 days)
you should have a significant reduction in symptoms. We work together
through each phase adding in foods you show a low immune response to.
It is sort of like a scientific endeavor that we do together. The
brilliance of this program is that you get to experience the effect food
has on your well being. In the future after going through the LEAP
program you should be able to connect symptoms with some food you ate.
It is not only making you healthy, it is also provides a lifelong
Yours In Health,
George Mandler CNS LDN LicAc