Eliminate Food Sensitivities with the Mediator Release Test and Personalized Diet
If you notice that some of the foods that you consume cause certain symptoms and suspect that you may have sensitivities, then you should consult with Pinnacle Health and
Performance Center’s highly trained staff for special testing and a personalized dietary formula.
What Are Food Sensitivities?
The immune system of human beings has a first-line of defense that provides protection from harmful bacteria and viruses. However, the immune system can also declare some foods
and chemicals as dangerous, and set out to destroy them. When the immune system reacts in this manner to particular foods that you consume, it releases mediators that cause pain and
inflammation in your body. This marks the onset of your food and chemical in-sensitivities.
These sensitivities can aggravate various chronic conditions like migraines, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, Autism spectrum disorders, Fibromyalgia, Arthirtis,
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and Ulcerative Colitis. Food and chemical sensitivities are characterized by:
- Bloating, abdominal pain, distention, diarrhea, occasional nausea and vomiting
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or heartburn
- Headaches or migraines
- Stiffness or aching of muscles and joints
- Fatigue and all day drowsiness
- Skin conditions like acne, dermatitis and eczema
- Irritability, restlessness, mood swings, anxiety, depression
- Sore throat, sinus pain
Most people are able to avoid the symptoms associated with food in-sensitivities by avoiding the foods that trigger the reaction, though this is not an effective measure since some
symptoms can arise 3 days from the ingestion of the offending substance. In addition, food sensitivities are triggered only when you consume more than the threshold for your particular
body, which implies that small amounts of an offending food may not necessarily trigger a reaction. While you can keep watch of your diet by maintaining a food intake record and logging
symptoms, it is easier to seek the assistance of a professional, personalized health and training center.
How Can I Get Started?
Pinnacle has well trained staff to take you through the testing process to determine your food triggers in a test known as Mediator Release Test (MRT). This is a blood test that
examines the response (or non-response) of your immune system to 150 foods and chemicals. The live cell analysis seeks to identify which of the 150 foods and chemicals trigger the
release of mediators that cause inflammation and pain associated with your sensitivities.
Once the results are ready, Pinnacle’s staff will use them to create a personalized healthy eating plan that will reduce or eliminate those symptoms. Our staff is partially comprised of specially trained registered dietitians, who will be with you every step of your journey to a healthier lifestyle. You will be taught how to use the LEAP diet (Lifestyle, Eating and
Performance) to attain proper nutrition, eradicate potential allergies or in-tolerances, and even eliminate chronic health problems.
If your symptoms are a result of your diet, then the dietary approach provided by Pinnacle Health and Performance Center is the best way to tackle the problem. Contact us today to
schedule your free consultation.