Food sensitivities and allergies are on the rise in America. The health impact of food sensitivities or allergies can range from immediate hypersensitivity, such as hives and shortness of breath, to delayed inflammatory response, which can be seen as IBS, digestion pains, bowel irregularity, migraines, fatigue, mood disorders, ADHD, and other inflammatory conditions.
Food allergies, celiac disease and food sensitivities all cause immune-mediate inflammatory reactions. However, celiac disease affects <1% of the population, food allergies affects 4-6% of the population and food sensitivities affect 30-40% of the population. Food sensitivities are definitely the largest issue but also the most complex because they are not specific to immunocytes and can trigger the release of 100+ mediators.
At Solstice Health, we focus on identifying your food irritant through a Mediator Release Test (MRT) food sensitivity panel and reviewing a food diary with symptoms to determine foods that trigger episodes. Based on the laboratory blood work results, we will customize a meal plan to eliminate trigger foods and methodically add them back in while monitoring for symptoms.
What Is a Mediator Release Test?
MRT (Mediator Release Test) is the blood test component that measures the inflammatory reaction to 30 food chemicals and 120 foods. The LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating, And Performance) protocol is the process of using these results to treat unwanted symptoms. LEAP is a personalized elimination diet. Your CLT (Certified LEAP Therapist) will guide you through your results in order to greatly reduce or eliminate the unpleasant symptoms you may be suffering with.
Common Conditions Associated with Food Sensitivities
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Autism and ADHD
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Headaches and Migraines
- Chronic Cramping
- Joint Pain
At Solstice Health, our personalized food sensitivities and allergy treatment plan include the following.
- Personalized consultation
- Comprehensive medical assessment with medical team
- Education on the mechanisms of food allergies vs. food sensitivities
- Foods that cause increase risk for reactions
- Lifestyle changes to support wellness outcomes
- Customized meal plan to improve health and prevent the root cause of allergies and sensitivities
- Nutritional supplement analysis and recommendations to help balance the system and medications.
Call Solstice Health today to learn more! We have three convenient locations in Wisconsin: Oconomowoc, WI (262)-533-0322, New Berlin, WI (262)-505-6260, and Mequon, WI (262)-533-0322.