FOOD SENSITIVITY PROGRAMS
A personalized approach to reducing inflammation!
The MRT/LEAP is a patient-specific approach to establishing a healthy eating plan. This anti-inflammatory diet protocol uses a comprehensive blood food sensitivity test to identify foods, additives, and chemicals that are causing immune reactions, then builds a diet based on your best foods. The end result of this program is reduced inflammation, reduction of symptoms, and an improved quality of life.
What are food sensitivities?
Food and food-chemical sensitivities are highly complex non-allergic (non-IgE), non-celiac inflammatory reactions - and they're one of the most important sources of inflammation and symptoms across a wide range of chronic inflammatory conditions. It is often very challenging to identify trigger foods because symptom manifestation may be delayed by many hours after ingestion, and reactions may be dose-dependent. Food sensitivities can play a role in countless diseases, including but not limited to IBS, migraine/headache, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
How do I determine my food sensitivities?
Using the Mediator Release Test (MRT®) takes the guesswork out of an elimination diet and gives you information you cannot get any other way - and that information is the foundation for fully addressing food sensitivities and achieving the maximum outcomes in the shortest period of time. It is a functional measurement of diet-induced sensitivity pathways. Not only does the test give insight into inflammation provoking foods and food-chemicals, it more importantly identifies our BEST foods - the foods that form the basis of your eating plan
How do I treat my food sensitivities?
An anti-inflammatory diet protocol is used to heal and alleviate the symptoms of a compromised gut. The diet is designed to remove all possible dietary provocation quickly, without guesswork, by utilizing the MRT® test results over the course of approximately 90 days. The LEAP (Lifestyle Eating And Performance) Immunocalm diet begins with a plan to eat the "safest" tested foods and gradually reintroduce more non- or low-reactive safe foods over time, with a focus being on what you can have, not what you cannot have.
Once the inflammatory foods are removed, the emphasis is on replacing necessary nutrients, reinoculating good bacteria, and repairing the gut lining. These steps are critical in calming your immune system and reducing inflammation. The Food Sensitivities program provides patient-specific meal ideas, recipes and other lifestyle-change support for building a healthy diet designed to alleviate food-sensitivity related symptoms.
WHICH PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Take the LEAP
Ideal for those who are healthy but curious! This virtual self-paced program is designed to help you identify and address unknown food sensitivities with a whole-foods based dietary approach. Following the MRT bloodwork, you will have access to a self-guided reintroduction program to help you reduce inflammation and feel your best.
Includes: MRT Test and access to 8-week virtual program with weekly video trainings and resource materials.
Restore Your Health Program
Ideal for those with autoimmune conditions, IBS/IBD, GERD, migraines, Celiac disease, and other inflammatory diseases. This life-changing medical nutrition therapy will get to the root of your symptoms and restore your health and well-being, starting with the gut.
Includes: 5 counseling sessions (Initial consult plus 4 follow-ups (45-60 minutes each)), 90 days of weekly email support, Mediator Release Test (MRT®), Custom Lifestyle Eating and Performance (LEAP) plan (reintroduction schedule, sample meal ideas and limited recipes).
Diet Reset Program
Ideal for those who want to jump-start weight loss, improve energy and for otherwise healthy people that want to improve their diets for ultimate health and well-being. This program is a whole-foods based dietary approach based on the best foods for YOU. You'll make meaningful changes to help you be your best.
Includes: 3 counseling sessions, 60 days of weekly email support, Mediator Release Test (MRT®), and custom Lifestyle Eating and Performance (LEAP) diet plan.
Appointments may be scheduled online and via email.
There is a $35 Cancellation Fee if less than 12 hours notice given.
Stacie Haaga, RD, does not accept insurance but a Superbill can be provided if the client wishes to submit for reimbursement. Cash, check, HSA/FSA, and major credit cards accepted.
How do I get started with the
Food Sensitivities program?
Ideal candidates for these programs
Have experienced symptoms of food sensitivity
Are committed to making lifestyle changes to improve quality of life
May have tried many different treatments for their symptoms and nothing has worked
There are three food sensitivities programs available - an initial 15 minute phone consult is required at no charge to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the test and which program is best for meeting your health goals.
Most patients begin to see results in two weeks however, occasionally patients take longer than 90 days to heal due to underlying health conditions. Those conditions may be addressed through additional consultations in coordination with or at the conclusion of the program. Further consults are available for additional support.
Payment plans are available. Stacie Haaga, RD, CLT does not accept insurance but does accept cash, check and credit card.