Food Sensitivity Testing with the Mediator Release Test and LEAP Therapy
The food sensitivity test itself is the “MRT” or Mediator Release Test. The diet that goes along with it is called “LEAP.” Although most food sensitivity testing involves “avoiding” reactive foods, this protocol is the complete opposite. We use it to identify a list of safe foods to eat for 4 weeks to give your immune system time to calm down. In other words, the “safe foods” list becomes the grocery shopping list for 4 weeks. Anything untested is potentially reactive and there are thousands of untested food additives and foods, so the best way to avoid reactive foods is to avoid anything untested for a period of time, until your symptoms improve.
Although most people see a significant improvement in symptoms in 10 days, it takes about 6 weeks for the inflammation to decrease, so the protocol entails eating only tested foods for 4-6 weeks, then normalizing the diet afterwards. In the end, you end up with a “normal” diet but avoiding your individual inflammatory foods for 3-6 months. In many cases, those inflammatory foods can be reintroduced at a later time.
Here are some short 3 minute you tube videos that explain the LEAP protocol and food sensitivities a little bit.