Dr. Matt French loves cheese. All types. The problem is that cheese doesn’t love him back. He has a food sensitivity to cheese and most dairy.

It’s not necessarily an allergy, like if someone who’s allergic to peanuts or shellfish eats some and goes into anaphylactic shock. But it’s your body reacting to one or more of the foods you’re eating regularly. Moreover, that food is causing inflammation, which is the culprit behind many diseases, illnesses, pain and ailments.

Watch Dr. Matt tell his story of his love/hate relationship with cheese – a food sensitivity…

Some foods to eliminate are:

Do you feel achy? Don’t chalk it up to “getting old”! It could be simply a something you’re eating that doesn’t agree with you. 

Don’t get upset because you have to give up one of your favorite foods. For instance, there’s a lot of excellent gluten-free products available. If it’s dairy — cow’s milk products — try goat or sheep’s milk cheese and there are many new vegan cheese substitutes. Daiya makes a decent gluten-free and dairy-free pizza.

But first you have to figure out which foods are causing your pain. That’s where we can help. 

Most food allergy/sensitivity tests check food antibodies, whereas the MRT 170 test measures inflammation. Antibodies do not always lead to an inflammatory immune response. When one’s immune systems perceives something as threatening, it will produce inflammation through what are called chemical mediators. these mediators include things like histamine, cytokines, prostaglandins and many others. The MRT tests each food to see if it causes a mediator release in the person’s blood. The panel tests 170 separate ingredients included some non-foods items such acetaminophen and Ibuprofen. Yes, in some people Ibuprofen can elicit a pro-inflammatory reaction!

MRT® Food & Chemical Profiles

MRT 170

Almond Celery Grape Olive Shrimp Acetaminophen
Amaranth Chard Grapefruit Onion Sole Aspartame
American cheese Cheddar cheese Green bean Orange Soybean Benzoic acid
Apple Cherry Green pea Oregano Spelt Caffeine
Apricot Chicken Green pepper Papaya Spinach Candida albicans
Asparagus Cinnamon Halibut Paprika Strawberry Capsaicin
Avocado Clam Hazelnut Parsley Sunflower seed FD&C Blue #1
Banana Cocoa Honey Peach Sweet potato FD&C Blue #2
Barley Coconut Honeydew Peanut Tapioca FD&C Green #3
Basil Codfish Hops Pear Tea FD&C Red #3
Beef Coffee Kale Pecan Tilapia FD&C Red #4
Beet Coriander seed Kamut Pineapple Tomato FD&C Red #40
Black pepper Corn Lamb Pinto bean Tuna FD&C Yellow #5
Blueberry Cottage cheese Leek Pistachio Turkey FD&C Yellow #6
Bok choy Cow’s milk Lemon Plum Turmeric Fructose (HFCS)
Broccoli Crab Lentil Pork Vanilla Ibuprofen
Brussels sprouts Cranberry Lettuce Pumpkin (flesh) Venison Lecithin (soy)
Buckwheat Cucumber Lima bean Quinoa Walnut MSG
Butternut squash Cumin Lime Rainbow trout Watermelon Phenylethylamine
Cabbage Date Mango Raspberry Wheat Polysorbate 80
Cane sugar Dill Maple syrup Red kidney bean White potato Potassium nitrate
Cantaloupe Egg white Millet Rice Yeast-bakers/brewers Potassium nitrite
Cardamom Egg yolk Mint Rooibos tea Yogurt Saccharin
Carob Eggplant Mung bean Rosemary Whey Salicylic acid
Carrot Flax seed Mushroom Rye Zucchini Sodium metabisulfite
Cashew Garbanzo bean Mustard (seed) Salmon Sodium sulfite
Catfish Garlic Navy bean Scallion Solanine
Cauliflower Ginger Nutmeg Scallop Sorbic acid
Cayenne pepper Goat’s milk Oat Sesame seed Tyramine

Limited Time Pricing on Food Allergy/Sensitivity Testing!

Contact us for an appointment and we can help you determine the cause of your pain.

Living with your symptoms is not living!