Food Sensitivities and Allergies Testing

Food sensitivities and allergies are on the rise in America. The health impact of food sensitivities or allergies can range from immediate hypersensitivity such as hives and shortness of breath to delayed inflammatory response which can be seen as IBS, digestion pains, bowel irregularity, migraines, fatigue, mood disorders, ADHD, and other inflammatory conditions

Food allergies, Celiac disease and food sensitivities all cause immune-mediate inflammatory reactions. However Celiac disease affects <1% of population, food allergies affects 4-6% of population and food sensitivities affect 30-40% of the population. Food sensitivities are definitely the largest issue but also the most complex because they are not specific to immunocytes and can trigger release of 100+ mediators.

At Solstice Health, we focus on identifying your food irritant through a Mediator Release Test (MRT) food sensitivity panel and reviewing a food diary with symptoms to determine foods that trigger episodes. Based on the laboratory blood work results, we will customize a meal plan to eliminate trigger foods and methodically add them back in while monitoring for symptoms.

Common Conditions Associated With Food Sensitivities

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


Autism and ADHD

Chronic Diarrhea

Headaches and Migraines


Chronic Cramping


Joint Pain

The MRT Test and LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating and Performance) Process

Food Intolerance and Allergy Testing Wisconsin

MRT (Mediator Release Test) is the blood test component that measures the inflammatory reaction to 30 food chemicals and 120 foods. The LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating, And Performance) protocol is the process of using these results to treat unwanted symptoms. LEAP is a personalized elimination diet. Your CLT (Certified LEAP Therapist) will guide you through your results in order to greatly reduce or eliminate the unpleasant symptoms you may be suffering with.

Why MRT is superior and how it can start your journey! 
The most common blood test used to help identify sensitive foods (ELISA IgG) can detect a single type of sensitivity reaction (Type 3, which covers only 25% of reactions). IgG testing also does not identify reactions to food-chemicals and can have a high false positive leading to daunting results. MRT (Mediator Release Test) accounts for both Type 3 and the more common Type 4 pathways. MRT also identifies reactions to food chemicals. Independent studies confirm MRT is the most accurate and comprehensive blood test available for food and food-chemical reactions. MRT can serve as your jump start to improved wellbeing and systemic balance. With the results from MRT, you will be able to identify your triggers to begin a path with a systematic process in determining your optimal diet.

Once you have removed irritants and focus on rebalancing optimal digestive function, you will work with a Solstice Health and Liz to systematically reintroduce foods tracking reactions or undesired symptoms.

Identifying the irritant: a key step in successful elimination diet
. Food sensitivity symptoms are often chronic because the mediators that make us feel sick are released every time you eat your reactive foods. And the impact may be dose dependent or interact when two trigger foods are eaten together. To make things worse, some reactions occur 72-hours after ingestion which makes determining trends or patterns difficult.

Using a lab test to determine a starting point for identification of dietary and chemical irritants allows for an elimination diet to reset the system allowing your immune system and inflammatory pathways to cool and reset.

Personalized Food Sensitivities and Allergy Treatment Plan

  • Personalized Consultation
  • Comprehensive Medical Assessment with medical team
  • Education on the mechanisms of food allergies vs. food sensitivties
  • Foods that cause increase risk for reactions
  • Lifestyle changes to support wellness outcomes
  • Customized meal plan to improve health and prevent the root cause of allergies and sensistivties
  • Nutritional supplement analysis and recommendations to help balance the  system and medications.

Solstice Health MRT Testing and LEAP Therapy Package

Includes the Following:
  • MRT Testing and Leap Therapy Package Includes:
  • Pre-LEAP Assessment
  • Scheduled Blood Draw
  • MRT Test
  • Consult #1: Results of Tests and Leap Phase 1
  • Consult #2: 14 days after Phase 1Food Introductions
  • 3 Additional Follow-up Consults During Introductory Phases
  • Continuous Support for 3 Months After First Consult
  • Consults Available for In-Person, Video Conferencing, or Phone