Food And Chemical Sensitivity
Is Your Food Making You Sick?
Are you suffering from a stubborn health problem that won’t go away no matter what you try? Or perhaps you feel like the medications and treatments you’re taking aren’t actually getting at the root cause of your illness – but you want something that will? If you feel this way, or know someone that does, here are some important facts to consider:
Conditions & Symptoms Linked To Food Sensitivity
- Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, functional dyspepsia (heartburn), diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramping, bloating
- Migraine and other chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, joint pain, muscle pain, muscle weakness, Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Autism, ADD/ADHD, fatigue, tiredness, insomnia, general malaise, restlessness, “brain fog”
- Hives, eczema, psoriasis
- Excess mucous production, chronic post nasal drip, chronic congestion
- Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative colitis, Celiac Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD, Acid Reflux, Heartburn)
- Weight Imbalances
- Chronic Fatigue
If your diet is causing your illness, whatever medications you take will ultimately fail because they only mask the symptoms. They don’t affect the underlying cause of the symptoms. And as is too often the case, many medications have side effects that can lead to other health problems.
If diet is causing your illness and you don’t address it, you could easily end up suffering for many years, spending thousands of dollars for treatments that will never work the way you want them to.
Why we feel sick…frequently
Symptoms provoked by food sensitivities occur when our immune system begins perceiving foods in the same way it perceives things which are truly harmful – bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. There are many reasons why this can happen, but this mistaken identity leads to the release of toxic chemicals called “mediators” (such as histamine, cytokines, and prostaglandins) from our immune cells. It’s the inflammatory and pain-inducing effects of the mediators that give rise to symptoms, which ends up making us feel sick.
Research has shown that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic depression, and many other conditions have higher than normal levels of these mediators circulating throughout their bodies. For many, the “trigger” that causes the mediators to be released can be linked to foods or chemicals in their diet.
Food sensitivity symptoms are often chronic because the mediators that make us feel sick are released every time you eat your reactive foods. And it doesn’t matter what drugs we take to try and get better; if we have food sensitivities and don’t figure out which foods we SHOULD be eating (and of course, which foods we should stay away from), getting better and staying better becomes a long-term losing struggle.
I am now a provider for a new program called LEAP© that will help you overcome any food sensitivity problems you might have. LEAP will allow you to quickly identify what foods, additives and chemicals are provoking your symptoms, and, more importantly, which foods have the highest probability of being safe.
LEAP uses a patented blood test named MRT© (Mediator Release Test©) to isolate a safe foods diet for each patient. MRT eliminates the guesswork to give you definitive answers. Once the test is performed, an eating plan is developed and tailored to the needs of each individual patient. Then I will assist you in implementing your new, healthy eating plan.
Your improved health is in your hands
The LEAP Program has helped thousands of IBS, migraine, fibromyalgia and other food sensitive patients quickly overcome their food sensitivities and find lasting relief, even to the point of feeling completely healthy again after years of suffering. In fact, most patients see noticeable improvement within 5-10 days on the program. And all without the ongoing costs and potential side effects of prescription medications that will never fix the underlying cause of the illness.
Contact me so I can assess if LEAP can help you. If you are a candidate for LEAP, then the next step is up to you. Commit to improving your health and follow through. If you do have food sensitivities and you want to feel better, your improved health is in your hands.
Remember, just because a food is “healthy” doesn’t mean it is healthy for you!
Contact Julie to discuss current pricing for MRT testing and nutrition counseling. Nutrition support is critical for success.
Julie Alles, RDN,LD,CLT
Certified Food Sensitivity Specialist
Integrative and Functional Nutritional Medicine
Specializing in Inflammatory and Gastrointestinal Disease
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