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What are Food sensitivities?
Food sensitivities include many different types of sensitivities to food which may arise for a wide variety of reasons making it a complex, oftentimes confusing and not easily defined area of study.

How common are food sensitivities?
There is increasing evidence that food sensitivities are more common and have a wider and more varied impact on our health than previously realized.

Why is diagnosis difficult?
Diagnosis can also be difficult because symptoms may be delayed for up to two days after a food has been consumed. In general, food sensitivities are the result of toxic responses to food and are divided into two categories: allergic responses; and food intolerances.

What is the difference between Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities?
Allergies and sensitivities are different, and they require different types of testing. In most cases, conditions like IBS, migraine, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid athritis, etc are not caused by allergic reactions, but rather by delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions.

What are some medical conditions that Food sensitivities play a role in?
Food sensitivities are believed to play a major role in the following medical conditions:

What is LEAP/MRT and how does this help in patients suffering from the above medical conditions?
LEAP stands for Lifestyle, Eating, And Performance. It is a unique, innovative and extremely effective patient-specific anti-inflammatory eating protocol. It combines the Mediator Release Test (MRT) with the skills of a Certified LEAP Therapist to produce a patient-specific anti-inflammatory diet designed to lower inflammation and by doing so, reduce or eliminate your symptoms.

The patented Mediator Release Test (MRT) is a blood test that measures your immune reaction to 120 foods and 30 chemicals. The results from the test are used to identify a safe list of foods to eat that will not trigger inflammation and helps your symptoms improve.

Since the introduction of the patented Mediator Release Test (MRT®) and proprietary LEAP anti-inflammatory eating plans, Oxford has performed over 4.5 million food sensitivity tests, helping improve the lives of tens of thousands of IBS, migraine, fibromyalgia, and other patients suffering the negative effects of food sensitivities. MRT® is the foundation for fully addressing food sensitivities and achieving the maximum outcomes in the shortest period of time.