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food sensitivity

Is food sensitivity testing right for you?

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms?

  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Atopic Dermatits


And more....

Then food sensitivity testing may be right for you. Call to schedule a free screening (914)617-8585.


The bodies reaction to food can be difficult to access because these symptoms may not appear for hours and sometimes days. For this reason food sensitivity testing is highly recommended. I use Mediator Release Testing (MRT) food sensitivity testing. MRT is a blood test that identifies 150 food and food chemical properties by measuring mediators given off from white blood cells as a response from an ingested food. Mediator Release Testing is reliable and accurate as it measures the levels of various mediators such as histamines, leukotrienes, prostaglandins…not relying on only one reaction such as IgG testing. MRT testing is the optimal choice for food sensitivity testing with the highest degree of accuracy at 94.5%, sensitivity 97.1%, and split-sample reproducibility.

Food sensitivities are not allergies known as IgE reactions in the body. IgE reactions can be fatal in which allergic foods MUST be removed from consumption to prevent the risk of such a severe reaction. Food sensitivities are non-IgE hypersensitivity reactions causing a diet induced inflammatory reaction in the body such as migraines, GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), fibromyalgia, and more. Click here to see a diagram on HowFoodsCauseSymptoms. The LEAP (Lifestyles Eating and Performance) Diet Plan is a food elimination and reintroduction meal plan implemented by a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) for individuals with food sensitives. Click on to learn more about MRT testing and LEAP diet plans..

Keri Lynn MacElhinney, RD, CDN, CLT at ESSENTIALS OF THE ROOT Nutrition Consulting, PLLC provides clients with custom LEAP meal plans specific to your food sensitivities. Each meal plan is created to meet each individual’s nutrition needs by reducing bodily inflammation and promoting a healing track to optimal well being.

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