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Food Sensitivities Can Cause Inflammation


There are two categories of diet-induced inflammatory reactions: Food Allergy and Food Sensitivities. Of the two, food sensitivities are the most prevalent.


The inflammatory reactions triggered by certain foods are caused by mediators called cytokines, leukotrienes, prostaglandins, histamines, or another of the roughly 100 various mediators. These mediators are released from various white blood cells including neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils, and lymphocytes. Reactions in your body can be immediate or delayed and they are often dose dependent. Inflammation can be at a sub-clinical level or become clinically symptom provoking. Any food can trigger an inflammatory response, even so-called anti-inflammatory foods or “healthy foods”. The key is to know which specific foods and food-chemicals are triggering reactions in each specific person. That knowledge provides a starting point to design an eating plan that will reduce symptoms and help you feel better. To read more about this, download a FREE white paper here.

The two tests and methods I use are a good way to pinpoint the sources of inflammation and weakness in the body and to quickly identify which foods to eliminate and which vitamins/micronutrients to add to your diet. Will this completely eliminate your symptoms? In 80% of people, yes. In the remaining 20% of people, removal of this inflammation and weakness will reveal the sources of the remaining symptoms. This saves you money and time. Using my testing and methods has saved people thousands of dollars.



  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Functional Diarrhea
  • GERD
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Migraine
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Figromyalgia
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Urticaria
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Scientific Papers

Please see this list of peer reviewed publications to read evidence based scientific studies about this process and how it has been shown to reduce or eliminate symptoms related to IBS, IBD, acne, thyroid problems, autoimmune diseases, eczema, fibromyalgia, arthritis, behavior problems, fatigue, chronic fatigue, injuries, headaches, migraines, abdominal pain, nausea, and others.

Kav AL, Ahern PP, Griffin NW,
et al. Human nutrition the gut microbiome and the immune system. Nature 2011; 474: 327–36.
Jason R. Miller, Karl W. Dunn, Louis J. Ciliberti, Rikhil D. Patel, Brock A. Swanson
 Association of Vitamin D With Stress Fractures: A Retrospective Cohort Study. The Journal of Food & Ankle Surgery. 2016; 55(1): 117-120.
Brandtzaeg P.
Food allergy: separating the science from the mythology. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2010; 7: 380–400.
Pasula, Mark J.
The Patented Mediator Release Test (MRT); A Comprehensive Blood Test for Inflammation Caused by Food and Food-Chemical Sensitivities. Townsend Letter, January 2014
J. L. Turnbull, H. N. Adams and D. A. Gorard,
Review article: the diagnosis and management of food allergy and food intolerances Alimentary Pharmacology & TherapeuticsVolume 41, Issue 1, pages 3–25, January 2015
Levine A, Wine E.
Effects of enteral nutrition on Crohn’s disease: clues to the impact of diet on disease pathogenesis. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2013; 19: 1322–9.
Boyce JA, Assa’ad A, Burks AW,
et al. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergy in the United States: report of the NIAID- sponsored expert panel. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2010; 126: S1–58.
Rona RJ, Keil T, Summers C,
et al. The prevalence of food allergy: a meta-analysis. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007; 120: 638–46.
Gupta RS, Springston EE, Warrier MR,
The prevalence, severity, and distribution of childhood food allergy in the United States. Pediatrics 2011; 128: e9–17.
Brostoff J, Challacombe S
Food Allergy and Intolerance, Saunders Ltd.; 2 edition (August 9, 2002), ISBN-13: 978-0702020384
Kniker WT.
The spectrum of adverse reactions to foods in subjects having respiratory allergic disease. Ann Allergy. 1994 Oct;73(4):282-4. PMID: 7943994
Williams F.
Use of the LEAP Mediator Release Test to Identify Non-IgE Mediated Immunologic Food Reactions that Trigger Diarrhea Predominant IBS Symptoms Results in Marked Improvement of Symptoms Through Use of an Elimination Diet, American College of...
Kniker WT, Anderson CT, McBryde JL, Roumiantzeff M, Lesourd B.
Multitest CMI for standardized measurement of delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity and cell-mediated immunity. Normal values and proposed scoring system for healthy adults in the U.S.A. Ann Allergy. 1984 Feb;52(2):75-82. PMID: 6696298
Kniker WT
Immunologically mediated reactions to food: state of the art. Ann Allergy. 1987 Nov;59(5 Pt 2):60-70. Review PMID: 2961292
Jonathan Brostoff, M.D., Linda Gamlin
The Complete Guide to Food Allergy and Intolerance: Prevention, Identification, and Treatment of Common Illnesses and Allergies. ISBN-10: 0517577569
Pasula, Mark J.; Nowak, J.
Particle Size Measurement in Suspensions: Part 1 – A Laboratory Method for Exploring Food Allergies and Sensitivities in Illness. American Clinical Laboratory Volume 18, Number 4 May 1999
Pope RM, Kniker WT, Talal N, Dauphinee M.
Delayed type hypersensitivity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis., J Rheumatol. 1993 Jan;20(1):17-20. PMID: 8441153