Migraines, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Asthma, eczema, acne, and psoriasis are all connected to food. Even autoimmune diseases such as Celiac disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Graves’ disease, and Hashimoto’s are related to foods that cause an inflammatory immune response within the body. This response signals a food intolerance which can be identified through a blood test called Mediator Release Test (MRT). With MRT, we can solve the mystery and uncover what food is causing your inflammation.
We know that hearing from your doctor that you have an autoimmune disease can be very shocking, scary, and confusing all at the same time. If you have spent a long time trying to uncover why you weren’t feeling your best, the autoimmune diagnosis finally gave you an answer but is still entirely overwhelming. Autoimmune diseases can affect nearly every part of the human body and there are more than 80 clinical diseases that fall into this category. There is a wide array of advice when it comes to dealing with autoimmune disorders and you likely have more than one, making it even more confusing.
Genetic factors can sometimes predispose individuals to developing autoimmune diseases as well as environmental factors. Westernized societies like the United States have higher numbers of cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, and obesity when compared to the underdeveloped world. These factors are linked to possibly initiating autoimmune diseases. Often a bottle of prescription pills is idealized as the cure all to any symptoms. However, that doesn’t account for how to heal our bodies. Food is our daily fuel and is incredibly therapeutic. The Mediator Release Test is a tool we can utilize to reduce the body’s inflammation to promote overall health. It is typical that doctors will advise those who have been diagnosed to eliminate food groups like nuts and seeds and all nightshades, which can be not on restrictive but an overly broad recommendation. The Mediator Release Test is profoundly useful because rather than eliminating entire food groups, you are given a specific guide to your unique biochemistry. Finally, you’ll discover exactly which foods help your body and which foods cause inflammation or other symptoms.
Food Intolerances versus Allergic Responses
Perhaps you don’t have an autoimmune disorder but have experienced headaches, brain fog, skin rashes or lack of energy. Have you have suffered from one of these or all the above? This could be your body’s reaction to being intolerant to a certain type of food. In most people’s minds, food intolerances are so severe that is makes your throat swell and requires an EpiPen. These situations are no joke and very scary, but what if we told you that this sort of reaction is an allergic reaction and that food may be harming you in a totally different way? What if a food intolerance was responsible for yourautoimmune symptoms, your lack of energy, your stomach issues, your migraine or other symptoms?
Food intolerances are different than allergies and even healthy foods like eggplant, garlic, and chicken could be causing a laundry list of reactions. If you have taken our CambiatiCleanse program you know how to blueprint to figure out food intolerances but it can be time consuming and most people skip that process. Now there is a simple blood test called the Mediator Release Test or MRT that can help you figure out exactly what foods are causing your symptoms.
Allergy Test or MRT Test?
When it comes to choosing a test, the type you choose is extremely important. Many of the commonly used allergy tests only test for a single type of mediator response whereas the MRT tests for multiple pathways making it the most accurate form of testing. It’s common that if you’ve taken an allergy test in the past, the foods your body responds poorly to won’t show up in the results. If you have taken an allergy test and are still having symptoms, the Mediator Release Test is an extremely accurate tool to test the underlying issue. Depending on the type of immune response you may be having, it may not show up on just one type of pathway, so testing multiple pathways provides the most accurate readings of the immune responses you may be having. The MRT has been shown to be over 94% effective compared to other forms of testing such as ELISA IGg and ALCAT.
All food products, additives, and preservatives have the potential to cause immune responses. Immune responses can vary in severity ranging from skin rashes, hives, digestive issues, and headaches. This type of immune response is known as a non- IGE mediated response. The reason behind these hindering symptoms is the release of chemicals from white blood cells known as mediators. There are many different types of mediators including histamines, cytokines, prostaglandins, and leukotrienes. Serve allergic responses, such as anaphylaxis resulting from a peanut allergy, is also known as a IGE- mediated response. The more allergic responses the body is introduced to the more dangerous the reactions can become.
There are three tiers that cause reactions. The first tier are the triggering mechanisms which are the actual food that are causing the reactions. This can also include the food antigens and the food additives such as preservatives or emulsifiers. The second tier is what happens on a cellular level. This is the step that happens prior to the mediator release.
White blood cells are activated and are working to fight off antibodies that are causing the reaction. The third and final tier is the mediator release which is the chemical that the MRT uses to identify food reactions.
Through these three tiers, the accuracy of Mediator Release Test will specifically recognize and classify foods that are prompting negative reactions within the body. Rather than giving a broad spectrum of possible culprits of your symptoms, the test will give you a guide that is designed entirely for your body. It is essential to listen to your body and not ignore reactions to the foods we eat. By identifying and eliminating the inflammation triggering foods, you can focus on incorporating more of the healing and nourishing foods that will bring your body back to health.
What Can You Do?
There is such a wide array of advice for those suffering from autoimmune diseases and its hard to know where to begin. At Cambiati Wellness, we have worked with several clients suffering from autoimmune diseases, and they have loved having the Mediator Release Test as a guide. It has released them to feel more in control, know exactly what their triggers are, and to use food to heal their bodies. Our Nutritionists love customizing meal plans for your specific biochemistry with delicious recipes that will make you feel like yourself again. No longer will you have to play a guessing game to figure out what your body needs. We look forward to supporting you on your journey to wellbeing.