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Food Sensitivity Testing

IBS, migraine, and fibromyalgia affect 60,000,000 Americans. Roughly 2/3 of them are women.  Unfortunately, conventional treatments (including pharmaceutical therapies) are often unsuccessful.  Diet is typically the area that gets the least amount of attention but in most cases is the key to find relief.  Food sensitivity testing may be the missing link in getting you back on the road to health.

Food Sensitivities are quite different and far more common than food allergies.  In a true food allergy, the immune system will produce a reaction within minutes of eating the offending food. Food allergy reactions affect breathing, skin (rashes) and/or the GI tract (eg vomiting) and can result in death.  Food sensitivities on the other hand have delayed reaction and can affect all parts of your body.  Symptoms may manifest in a few hours or a few days.  Food sensitivities also may be dosed dependent.  For instance you might be able to tolerate one egg on occasion but not a 3 egg omelet.

The LEAP Program (Lifestyle, Eating and Performance) is a strategic method of dealing with the dietary components of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), migraines, fibromyalgia, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, vomiting, chronic sinusitis and other symptoms caused by delayed food sensitivities.

As a Certified Leap Therapist I am happy to enable your food sensitivity testing, review your results with you, set up your individual diet plan based on your results and provide ongoing support.

Hear From My Clients

In 2013 I developed tinnitus. The ENT doc I saw gave no explanation, never mentioned Meniere's, and frankly was dismissive of my concerns. In 2015 when I developed (surprise, surprise) vertigo, the same ENT diagnosed it as vertigo in my left ear, while the tinnitus continued in my right. Again, wrong diagnosis. Now in 2020 when my symptoms were UNmanageable (I was massively dizzy and throwing up every 2-3 days and then it took 24 hours to recover) the new ENT I saw at least got me to Meniere's. A reduction in sodium helped a lot - as did the anti-dizziness and anti-nausea meds he prescribed - stopped throwing up but still had dizziness regularly - bad enough that I could not drive. Unsatisfied with his patient care, I found yet a third ENT and at long last got the proper diagnosis. Yes, I had Meniere's, but also something called vestibular migraines which cause no pain, but do cause vertigo accompanied by nausea. Dr. Z referred me to Patty Walker and now we come to the real success story.

 

Patty had me take a blood test which examines 170 possible "triggers" for migraines. Turns out I can't have cow's milk, celery or turkey - they make me pretty sick. Interestingly, none of those items are listed on the typical "migraine diet." I would never have found this out without the blood test! There are also several other foods which may trigger symptoms, but Patty has me on a slow but steady diet, reintroducing those foods over time to identify what I can't eat.

I feel GREAT!! Honestly, this has been a godsend. I was so sick for so long that I thought the rest of my life would be defined by this illness. No more. I am back to normal, feel in control, and am looking forward to re-engaging with life. Haven't taken the meds in over a month! Patty has been supportive and knowledgeable, not only about this process but helping me with my diabetes as well. I give her 5 stars, and would (and already have) recommend her to anyone. 

Lesli

Patty helped me discover a food sensitivity that I was unaware of. I only knew that I did not feel great. So don't settle for "not feeling great"...see Patty and get your "great" back!! I'm so glad I did!! 

MM