Last week I managed to finally get around to having my Mediator Release Test (MRT) done. It was long overdue!
I simply took a test kit along to the medical practice, they took my blood and I then sent the blood samples off the lab in Poland via the courier. Two days later, I received my results.
But what is MRT?
The MRT is a test to see if your body is sensitive or reactive to certain foods. The way some people react to foods is by having an immune response. In other words a release of pro-inflammatory and pro-algesic mediators are released from associated white blood cells in response to certain foods that the body recognizes as an invader.
Records indicate that approximately 60% of the population suffers from adverse food reactions. From my clinical experience 100% of my clients I’ve tested have food reactions, but not all them necessarily cause symptoms. Not yet, anyway!
Adverse food reactions can cause conditions such as:
- Celiac Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Migraine and other headaches
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Lactose Intolerance
- Urticaria and other problems.
Often, when a person has one or more of the above symptoms, they visit their Doctor who in most instances will prescribe medication. This may in the short-term ease the symptoms, but the underlying cause of the problem is still there and almost certainly causing more unnoticed damage.
Also, the symptoms often return even whilst on the medication or a completely different set of symptoms will also arise and again more medication may be given and the merry go round continues.
Stay tuned to find out more on the test and what results came up for me…