The food sensitivity test I offer is called MRT which stands for Mediator Release Test.
This is not an antibody test.
Food and food-chemical sensitivities are an important source of inflammation and symptoms in many chronic inflammatory conditions.
The cytokines, leukotrienes, and other proinflammatory mediators, released from leukocytes in response to dietary antigens are the direct cause of inflammation and symptoms in sensitivity reactions.
Sensitivities can involve multiple mediator-releasing pathways, and the most common pathway doesn’t involve any antibodies.
Unless all reactive foods and food-chemicals are identified and eliminated from the diet, optimal outcomes cannot be achieved.
MRT accounts for the most mediator-releasing pathways and has the highest clinical utility of any food sensitivity blood test.
Why is MRT the best blood test for food sensitivities?
MRT is the best food sensitivity blood test because it gives the most complete picture of the actual inflammation-generating and symptom-provoking reactions taking place inside your body. This means MRT predicted diets will produce better clinical results as compared to ELISA, IgG, ALCAT or any other blood test.
Food sensitivity reactions are complex, involving multiple mediator-releasing pathways and a wide range of mediator releasing leukocytes. They also have a dose dependent feature that can result in either low-level sub clinical inflammation, or a symptom-provoking inflammatory response. Single pathway tests such as ELISA IgG only account for one potential mechanism, which is involved in less than half of all food sensitivity reactions. In addition, IgG cannot identify meaningful reactions to food-chemicals. Other testing options are also limited in the scope of pathways they can identify and none offer any insight into sub clinical inflammation.
MRT provides the most complete picture of clinical and sub clinical reactivity that you can get. This provides testing that lead to the best clinical results.
When you order the test through me, the test kit will be shipped to your house directly from the lab. You will get blood draw instructions from me via an email and a link to find a blood draw location.
After the lab results are delivered to me and you, we will meet via Skype or the phone for several consultations. I will lead you through the process of eating according to the foods listed as green, yellow and red from the MRT food list, how to implement adding in foods that are not on the list and how to choose the right food groups.
Contact me if you have any questions.
I was suffering from chronic cystic acne around my chin before working with Linda. I would try and keep a food journal to try and figure out what I was eating that was causing this debilitating condition. The problem is that food sensitivities can show up 72 hours later, and it was too hard to figure out which food item it was. I finally decided to just work with Linda and take the MRT test. I had enough of guessing what foods were causing the cystic acne. When I got the results back, I was surprised about the items I tested sensitive to. I simply removed all those items from my diet, and my face got to its clearest in years within three weeks! No more painful nodules on my face! I’ve noticed that if I eat items from my list, I can feel a reaction on my face coming, so I know the test is accurate. I just stop eating those items, and my face clears again. I highly recommend working with Linda. She is very attentive to detail, and is committed to you having the best results for your condition related to diet. I only wish I did this earlier. Rich, CA