What is a Lifestyle Eating And Performance (LEAP) certification? The LEAP Disease Management Program is intended to re-mediate the symptoms of patients suffering from IBS, migraines, fibromyalgia, other food sensitivities and more. Overall, this program gives health care providers a patient-specific approach that provides the following:
- A means of selecting a population of patients that can be expected to benefit
- Lab based MRT testing for food and chemical hypersensitivity reactions
- A diet which is patient specific and easily implement
- A patient stress reduction tool (IBS)
- Procedures for assessing outcomes
This certification helps to further explain what food is doing to a patient’s digestion and overall health, thus making food an even bigger tool in improving the quality of life in clients.
The test is based on an innovative method of measurement of blood components previously not possible, accurately isolates which specific foods and/or additives provoke any form of non-allergic hypersensitivity reactions by any class of circulating immunocytes. These previously undetected non-IgE (food sensitivities) reactions release proinflammatory and proaglesic mediators in specific organ systems and systemically through the circulation. . This blood test and paired eating plan optimizes a patient’s diet over a period of 30 days (elimination diets can take months), removing all possible dietary provocation quickly, without guesswork. In the end, I will be able to strategically address a primary mechanism of symptom generation in a wide range of disease states. the LEAP Mediator Release Test (MRT) tests for 130 food and 20 chemical and additives.
Conditions in which food sensitivities may play a role include but are not limited to:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Celiac Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
If you feel like you have hit a dead-end and can not resolve why certain symptoms are permitting, even on a healthy real food diet, perhaps this test is something to consider.
If you are interested in MRT Food Sensitivity Testing, but not ready to make the commitment and want to learn more then schedule a 30 minute assessment with me. During this 30 minute session we will assess and review your medical history and symptom survey to determine if you are the right candidate and can benefit from the MRT test.
Nonetheless, this is one more tool, strengthening my recommendations for you to be in your best health.