If you suffer from chronic/inflammatory conditions, like:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Chronic Constipation
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Gallbladder Disease
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- GERD (heartburn)
- Joint Pain
- Excess Mucous Production
- Popping or Aching Ears
I CAN HELP YOU FEEL BETTER!
Inflammation is the common link among all these conditions.
And sensitivity to FOOD (or chemicals in your food) is often a main cause of symptoms.
By testing yourself for food sensitivities, you can custom-design a diet that lowers the amount of inflammation in your body, helping you feel better than you have in YEARS.
The results are simply mind blowing. Clients have seen:
- Headaches reduced from 25/month to just 3 or 4
- Resolution of bloating after eating
- Increased energy, reduced sugar cravings, and weight loss
- Clearance of chronic toenail fungus
- Elimination of reliance on antacids
- 85% reduction in body pain (fibromyalgia)
- Clearance of cystic acne
- An end to chronic bladder infections
- Freedom from daily migraine medications
- Improved sleep, no more dark circles, and better GI function
And that’s just a brief snapshot!
How does it work?
Trust me when I say, elimination diets suck (I’ve tried them).
It’s REALLY hard to trim your diet down to just a handful of foods, especially when you’re basically guessing which foods are safe for you. It is totally possible that you are REACTIVE to one of the “safe” foods, which means no matter how closely you adhere to the diet, you’ll continue to experience symptoms.
It’s time to stop the guessing game, and create a low-inflammation diet customized just for YOU.
No more guessing, tracking symptoms, and desperately trying to find links to your diet. Find out once and for all which foods and chemicals you react to, and which ones are safe (for you).
Everyone’s physiology is unique, which means what’s anti-inflammatory for me, may be kryptonite for you.[Yep, I’ve had clients find out they are sensitive to typical “healthy” foods, like salmon, broccoli, garlic, and even turmeric!]
I use a blood test called Mediator Release Testing (MRT) to measure the levels of inflammation provoked inside your body in response to 150 different foods and chemicals.
(If you want to know the science behind the test, read this blog post).
Then, once we know exactly which foods are causing inflammation, and more importantly, which ones AREN’T, we work together to design a custom diet that will set you on the path towards healing.
Using your test results & health history to craft a custom anti-inflammatory diet is called the LEAP protocol, and is only offered by certified LEAP therapists (who are also registered dietitians).
I use my expertise as an integrative dietitian and LEAP therapist to look at the WHOLE picture.
I treat the body as a system, acknowledging the fact that bodily systems are linked and affect each other. I use this knowledge to undercover the root causes of your symptoms, adequately address your health needs, and achieve actual healing. This philosophy breaks away from the typical approach of western medicine: masking symptoms with meds.
Interpreting your MRT test results (especially the chemical sensitivities) and implementing a nutritionally sound LEAP diet is complicated, so we will work together closely over the course of several months to make sure you are following the protocol correctly, and most importantly, feeling better.
Most clients feel massive symptom improvement in 2 weeks on the LEAP diet.
This isn’t a quick fix by any means. Once you receive your MRT results, it takes hard work and commitment to implement the LEAP diet. But you’ll notice such dramatic health benefits and feel better than you have in years, that it makes the process SO worth it.
Food Sensitivity Testing & Consults Include:
Initial Consult: (60 minutes) Once you have committed to the program, we’ll schedule a phone session to talk in-depth about food sensitivities, how they may be contributing to your symptoms, and to discuss your full health history and symptoms.
You’ll be tested for sensitivities to the following foods and chemicals:
MRT Test Results & “Getting Started Guide”: About 2 weeks after your blood draw, you will receive a hard copy of your results, mailed to your door, PLUS a 60-page “Getting Started Guide” with detailed information about your results, FAQs, common hidden sources of your reactive foods/chemicals, basic recipe suggestions, shopping tips, restaurant survival guide, menu planners, and more.
Here’s a sample of what your results will look like, with increasing bar length indicating a more severe inflammatory response:
LEAP Diet Session #1: (60-90 minutes, when you receive MRT results) Once you receive your results, we will schedule a phone session to discuss them in depth & customize Phase 1 of your LEAP diet. This is the most restrictive phase of the diet, in which you eat only your lowest-inflammatory foods for 2 weeks to allow your immune system to calm down. This is a huge undertaking, so we’ll work together to plan out meals and snacks to make sure you’re satisfied and well nourished. I’ll also provide product recommendations so you don’t have to spend hours looking for “safe” foods & personal care products.
LEAP Diet Session #2: (30 minutes, 1 week after starting Phase 1 diet) One week into the LEAP diet, you should be turning the corner and starting to feel better. We’ll check in and I will review your food record to make sure you are following the plan correctly (accidental exposure to reactive ingredients can happen!). We’ll troubleshoot and discuss cooking tips & ideas to make your last week of Phase 1 go as smoothly as possible.
LEAP Diet Session #3: (30 minutes, 2 weeks after starting Phase 1) As you near the end of your Phase 1 diet, you should be feeling MUCH better. We will have another phone session to talk about reintroducing new foods during Phase 2 of your diet (this is the fun part!).
LEAP Diet Session #4: (20 minutes, 3 weeks after starting Phase 1) Now that you have gotten the hang of reintroducing foods, we’ll plan out which foods you’ll reintroduce in Phases 3 & 4 of the LEAP diet, and talk about and links between foods & symptoms you may have noticed.
LEAP Diet Session #5: (20 minutes, 5 weeks after starting Phase 1) At this point, you will be nearing the end of reintroducing your tested foods. We’ll finalize your Phase 5 reintroduction schedule, and discuss the next steps for reintroducing non-tested foods.
LEAP Diet Session #5: (60 minutes, 6-7 weeks after starting Phase 1) Hooray! You’ve successfully reintroduced all of your MRT tested foods, and are enjoying a wide variety of meals that have you feeling GREAT. Now you’re ready to move past the LEAP diet, and into a healthy, healing, sustainable way of eating that will keep your feeling well long-term & prevent new sensitivities from forming. We’ll discuss the procedure for introducing untested foods, and any supplements or further testing recommendations to address any lingering symptoms.
Weekly Email Support & Trouble-Shooting: (Throughout the entire program) If you have any questions or hit stumbling blocks along the way, I am here to support you. Just shoot me an email & I’ll get back to you ASAP. I’ll also review your Food-Symptoms Journals each week, provide meal plan & recipe suggestions to keep things fun and delicious, and answer any nutrition questions you may have.
This program is for you if…
- You’re committed to making diet & lifestyle changes to finally get well
- There’s no food you wouldn’t be able to give up for 6 months if necessary (I’m looking at you, wheat, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol)
- You’re ready to experiment in the kitchen & step up your cooking game (or learn how)
- Tracking your food intake & symptoms is something you can do daily during the LEAP protocol
- You’re willing to completely overhaul your diet for the duration of the LEAP protocol
This program is NOT for you if…
- You’re looking for a quick fix or instant cure-all (diet therapy takes time & commitment)
- There are foods you could never give up for an extended period of time
- Cooking your meals from scratch and experimenting with new ingredients is not realistic or appealing to you
- You’re not interested in digging deep and keeping daily records to find connections between your diet and symptoms
- You’re satisfied with your diet and lifestyle as-is, and are not looking to make drastic changes to improve your health
Ready to FINALLY feel whole, healthy, and happy?
Give me a call at (510) 673-5919 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email or message, be sure to include a description of your primary symptoms & your availability for a complimentary 15-minute discovery call to determine whether food is likely contributing to your symptoms.
Nutrition Counseling rates are $150/hour.
Sending healing love and light.