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  • Why is MRT-LEAP unlike any other anti-inflammatory protocol out there? ​
    The MRT-LEAP program is tailored individually and not a one-size-fits-all approach. It doesn't involve calorie counting or focus on specific high-protein foods like keto. It's crucial to emphasize that this is not a traditional diet; instead, it's a personalized nutritional program. The program revolves around identifying foods or food chemicals with the lowest inflammatory response for YOUR body. There's no guesswork involved; your blood reveals what foods won't trigger an immune response, preventing symptoms or chronic issues. The goal is to reset your body to its own ImmunoCalm state. Through this program, you'll discover which foods can genuinely improve your health and those to avoid (4).
  • What then does it mean to have a food intolerance?
    Unlike food allergies or sensitivities, food intolerance doesn't involve the immune system; it's typically an enzyme deficiency like lactose intolerance or pre-removal gluten intolerance (with consideration for potential celiac issues). Symptoms arise within a few hours, primarily affecting the digestive tract (2).
  • What is the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity?
    Food allergies trigger an immediate immune system response known as an IgE reaction, occurring in the tissues and causing rapid symptoms within an hour of exposure. However, only 1-2% of the population is affected by these severe allergies. On the other hand, food sensitivity is a delayed immune response, happening within white blood cells. This response involves the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals or 'mediators,' leading to reactions 45 minutes to three days after ingestion. This sensitivity affects a broader range, with 20-30% to upwards of 40% of the population experiencing symptoms throughout the body. These reactions are often delayed and depend on the dos (1).
  • So you have decided to take the MRT test and start your journey to better health, what happens next? ​
    Take the MRT Test: Begin by taking the MRT test. Receive Results: Once processed, your results will be emailed to you. Consultation with Dietician: Schedule your first appointment with our registered dietitian, Melissa Callari, R.D. She will review your test results and help incorporate your Phase 1 LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating, and Performance Plan) foods. 10-14 Days Tracking: Track all foods and symptoms during the next 10-14 days following the Phase 1 Plan. Health Coach Check-In: Have a check-in appointment with our Health Coach halfway through this period. Compare your initial and follow-up symptom survey scores. Follow-Up Appointment: Return for your first follow-up appointment. Witness the Results: Clients sticking to their Phase 1 Plan have reported up to a 50% reduction in inflammation scores, along with significant weight loss. For more details about our packages and pricing
  • How is the MRT test by Oxford Biomedical different/compare to other food sensitivity tests on the market? ​
    Most food sensitivity tests focus solely on the generation of antibodies, requiring prolonged consumption of a particular food for accurate results. Food sensitivity responses can occur in a dose-dependent or time-dependent manner, meaning the quantity and duration of food intake both play roles. The MRT test surpasses traditional tests by measuring not just antibody production but also various inflammatory chemicals/reactions within the immune system. With an impressive 93.6% split sample reproducibility and a 94.5% sensitivity rating compared to other tests on the market (https://www.nowleap.com/the-patented-mediator-release-test/), the MRT test stands out. This test measures changes in white blood cells without the need for food consumption. A simple blood draw is sent to Oxford Biochemical Labs, where it's tested against 176 different foods or food chemicals. The results, called mediator released changes, correspond to volumetric changes in various white blood cell populations. Oxford Biomedical is the sole company with patented technology capable of measuring these subtle volumetric effects. Results are reported as non-reactive, moderately reactive, or highly reactive. Based on these findings, a personalized MRT-LEAP plan is generated, starting with the least reactive foods from your MRT profile.
  • How do you get or develop a food sensitivity? ​
    Several factors contribute to food sensitivities, and ongoing research aims to enhance our understanding. Some reported factors include a weakened digestive tract, imbalances in the microbiome, chronic stress from trauma or major life events, genetic inheritance, excessive exposure to toxins, a compromised detoxification system, and an overburdened immune system (3).
  • What about any medications and or supplements that I am taking? ​
    The combined use of the MRT and 3X4 genetic tests serves a primary purpose: to determine which medications and supplements are beneficial for your body. The MRT test, including substances like turmeric, lemon, garlic, and food chemicals such as salicylic acid, helps identify medications and supplements your body can work towards reducing as inflammation decreases. By closely monitoring your symptom survey score, we can pinpoint which medications need adjustment to optimize your LEAP Protocol. On the LEAAP program it is most common, that your symptoms have diminished to the point where you may need to consult with your doctor to adjust the dosage of your medication. Your doctor or pharmacist can help you to check to see if your medications contain any of your reactive ingredients and advise you on any needed changes. It's crucial to highlight that we will not initiate any changes in medications or supplements without your consultation and discussion with your physician. Your health remains our top priority, and we work collaboratively with your physician to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to your well-being.
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