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Food
Sensitivities

Aimee's Back Story

"I have struggled with food sensitivities for most of my life. Unfortunately, I could only guess what foods were causing my issues for years. Therefore, I suffered for decades before I ever found any answers. 

In 2014 I finally decided to get to the bottom of my IBS symptoms. I decided to do a combination of a food sensitivity test and an elimination diet to determine what my food issues were. At the time, I had little faith that it would actually solve my issues.. but here I am several years later thriving with little to no symptoms!

While eating around food sensitivities can be a challenge, life is so much easier knowing what makes me sick and what keeps me feeling great."

Food Sensitivity Test:

It's best to learn your food sensitivities so you can control your food and not let it control you! We are firm believers that knowledge is power and once you know what the problem is, you have the power to decide how you want to feel on a daily basis. We have a couple of options to help you find out what foods bother you. I typically like to start with the MRT Food Sensitivity Test to get to the bottom of your food sensitivities quick and efficiently! 

This test is frequently used in combination with the GI-Map Test + The Micronutrient Panel.
The MRT Test is utilized for those primarily struggling with:
IBS with diarrhea
Migraines (2+ per month)
Fibromyalgia with IBS

Secondary Issues:
Diarrhea
Celiac Sprue
Chronic Sinusitis
Non-Seasonal Rhinitis
Chronic Sinus Headaches
Chronic Hives
Dyspepsia
Eczema
ADD/ADHD
Arthralgia
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 
Other Autoimmune Disorders

Test Options:

MRT 170

Tests 170 different foods + chemical profiles

$695

MRT 130

Tests 130 different food + chemical profiles

$545

MRT 85

Tests 85 different food + chemical profiles

$395

How it works:

1. A blood sample is drawn and sent to the lab on the same day - usually at "Any Lab Tests Now!" 

2. The lab divides the sample into 150 equal units plus control samples.

3. Each sample is then analyzed in sequence and compared to the patients own control samples to check for any mediator release from the cells regardless of cell class or mechanism.  

4. The degree of reactivity to the food substance is determined by the degree of change in liquids to solids ratio

5. A specific elimination diet is then developed to match your results

6. Once lab results come in, you will initially be educated to eat only the least reactive of the Non-reactive foods

7. Slowly, we will reintroduce new Non-reactive foods

8. Finally, you will be advised to avoid all Moderately Reactive and Highly Reactive foods

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Pros/Cons

Pros:
  • Sensitivity 94.5%
  • Specificity 91.7%
  • Reliability 90+%
  • Measures ALL Non-IgE Hypersensitivity Reactions
  • Food + Chemicals tested
  • Personal Diet Plan
Cons:
  • Not Food Allergy Test
  • Test must be preformed within 36 hours of blood draw
  • Test is not covered by insurance

What you get:

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  • List of reactive & non-reactive foods
  • Pocket-sized card of reactive foods
  • 1 60-minute nutrition counseling appointment to review your results & discuss your new plan
  • Recommended Recipes
  • Tips on trying new foods
  • 3-5 Phase Support on Elimination + Reintroducing
  • Meal Plan for each phase​​
  • Rotating food ideas for variety 
  • 15% off any recommended supplements

Keys to Success:

To Start

Symptoms must be severe enough to affect your quality of life. 

Lifestyle

You must be motivated to make life-long dietary changes.

Accountable

Having a dietitian who is here for you and can answer your questions and provide support.

Commitment

Being commintted to follow-ups for continued support to make these modifications a lifestyle.

Will my insurance cover it?

Unfortunately, insurance will not cover the MRT Test. 

However, your insurance may cover the
60-minute counseling appointment with the dietitian. 
If that is the case, you will benefit from a $100 discount on the above prices.
(Texas Only!)

If the cost of the test is a little out of your price range and you live in Texas,
click below to see if your insurance company will cover 1-on-1
nutrition counseling appointments.

We have had success with patients who choose to do an elimination diet.
Keep in mind that this route typically takes about 3-6 months of strict adherence to determine specific food sensitivities.