Shellie Shaw, Registered Dietitian at Audrain Medical Center has recently passed the examination to become a Certified LEAP Therapist.
The LEAP Program (Lifestyle, Eating and Performance) is a strategic method of dealing with the dietary components of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), migraines, fibromyalgia, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, vomiting, chronic sinusitis and other symptoms caused by delayed food sensitivities. IBS, migraine, and fibromyalgia affect 60,000,000 Americans. Roughly 2/3 of them are women. Unfortunately, conventional treatments (including pharmaceutical therapies) are very often unsuccessful. Diet is typically the area that gets the least amount of attention but for many patients is the key to finding relief.
Food sensitivities are much more common than food allergies. In a true food allergy, the immune system produces antibodies and histamine in response to the specific food, according to the National Library of Medicine. The subsequent symptoms include itching, wheezing, cramping, swelling and anaphylactic shock – which can occur within minutes and result in death. Food sensitivities produce delayed reactions – from a few hours to several days – and commonly affect the gastrointestinal tract.
Shaw looks forward to helping more clients with these health problems and encourages you to contact her for an introductory session to assess whether this program is appropriate for your health concerns. For more information, contact Shellie at 573-582-8350.