Food Sensitivities & Allergy Testing
Food Sensitivities Risks
Food sensitivities can wreak havoc on your health. They are the largest and most complex dietary issue affecting health. Unlike food allergies and Celiac disease, they are not specific to immunocytes and can trigger the release of 100+ mediators.
This release can cause immediate hypersensitivity such as hives or shortness of breath or delayed inflammatory responses such as IBS, digestion pains, bowel irregularity, migraines, fatigue, mood disorders, ADHD and other inflammatory conditions.
Identifying your food irritants helps improve your health. We identify foods that irritate you with a Mediator Release Test (MRT) food sensitivity panel to pinpoint foods that trigger episodes. We recommend a meal plan to eliminate trigger foods based on your lab results. Later, if you’ve seen improvement, you can add organic whole foods back in in a step-wise approach and continue to monitor yourself for symptoms.
Just the Facts
Percentage of population with Celiac disease
Percentage of population with food allergies
Percentage of population with food sensitivities
Personalized Food Sensitivity Plans
Solstice Health MRT Testing
- Scheduled blood draw
- MRT testing
- Personalized results within one week
What are common conditions associated with food sensitivities?
Food sensitivities can trigger heartburn, autism and ADHD, chronic diarrhea, headaches and migraines, fatigue, chronic cramping, fibromyalgia, joint pain and more.
How can MRT start my health journey?
The most common blood test used to identify sensitive foods (ELISA IgG) can detect a single type of sensitivity reaction (Type 3, which covers only 25% of reactions). IgG testing also does not identify reactions to food-chemicals and can have a high false positive, leading to daunting results. MRT (Mediator Release Test) accounts for both Type 3 and the more common Type 4 pathways. MRT also identifies reactions to food chemicals. Independent studies confirm MRT is the most accurate and comprehensive blood test available for food and food-chemical reactions. With MRT results, you identify your triggers to start a systematic process toward your optimal diet.
Once you remove irritants and focus on rebalancing optimal digestive function, you will work to systematically reintroduce foods, tracking reactions or undesired symptoms.
What is a Mediator Release Test (MRT)?
An MRT (Mediator Release Test) is a blood test that measures inflammatory reaction to 30 food chemicals and 120 foods. The LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating, And Performance) protocol uses these results to treat unwanted symptoms. LEAP is a personalized elimination diet.
Why do you identify the irritants then start an elimination diet?
Food sensitivity symptoms are often chronic because of the mediators released every time you eat reactive foods. The impact may be dose dependent or interact when you eat two trigger foods together. To make things worse, some reactions occur 72-hours after ingestion, which makes determining trends or patterns difficult.
Using a lab test to determine as a starting point for identification of dietary and chemical irritants allows you to create an elimination diet that resets your system to allow your immune system and inflammatory pathways to cool and reset.