Have you “done it all?"
Are all of your food and lifestyle modifications still leaving you tired, confused about food choices, grasping at straws for what could be causing your symptoms, and maybe even keeping your thyroid antibodies elevated?
Hidden and unsuspecting food and chemical sensitivities could be fueling your inflammatory system and causing a continued internal battle. Whether you feel them or not, your symptoms often become chronic because inflammatory chemicals are released every time you eat your reactive foods. And when it comes to autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s, those repeated hits can add up to BIG problems!
Food sensitivities can also directly impact fertility, making it more difficult for you to conceive as this inflammatory process continues.
Inflammation signals danger, danger tells your reproductive garden that the environment isn’t safe, and fertility can decline as a result. Who knew that chicken, strawberries, and cauliflower could be making it difficult for you to become pregnant?
If you’re feeling frustrated or are already following a restrictive diet without relief, it’s time to find out exactly what foods or chemicals are causing your negative symptoms, which could be interfering with optimal hormone function, and which ones work in harmony with your body.
Food and chemical sensitivities are extremely difficult to figure out by trial and error. They’re dose dependent—eating a food once or in a small amount might be ok, but larger and more frequent quantities, or multiple trigger foods eaten together, cause a repeated inflammatory cascade. The reactions they cause can also be delayed by more than 72 hours, making it nearly impossible to link your symptoms to the offender. Without knowing it, you can constantly be causing your immune system to stay in “attack mode” against otherwise nourishing foods at each meal.
Food sensitivities can produce any number of symptoms.
In addition to hormonal imbalances, some of the more common are:
With a simple blood test called the Mediator Release Test (MRT®), we’ll identify which foods are causing inflammation in your body, and which foods aren’t. MRT evaluates your body’s response to 170 foods and chemicals and tells you which ones trigger inflammatory mediators like IgG, IgM, IgA, cytokines, and histamine to be released. These are the chemicals that cause inflammation and the ones responsible for causing autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s.
Each food/chemical is then categorized as non-reactive (green), moderately reactive (yellow), or highly reactive (red). MRT is the only test that quantifies your individualized inflammatory response in this way.
No more guessing games! No cookie-cutter elimination diets!
You’ll know exactly which of the 170 foods & chemicals work in harmony with your body, and which don’t. Removing these foods along with a focus on rebalancing optimal digestive function will help calm your inflammation—hidden and obvious—and can allow your thyroid and your reproductive system to do what they are intended to do.