Digestive Health Nutrition Counseling


Did you know that 80% of your immune system is in your gut? A healthy digestive system is important for complete health and requires balanced intestinal bacteria and a healthy gut lining. If your gut is comprised it can lead to food sensitivities that have a body-wide impact and affect your quality of life.

Here are some medical conditions that we specialize in where digestive health plays a large role:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease

 Our digestive health counseling packages include:

  1. MRT Food Sensitivity Blood Test: we analyze your blood against 120 food and 30 chemicals to determine foods that you are sensitive too
  2. Three or more consultations: we create an elimination diet based on your results to decrease the inflammation in your system and eliminate your symptoms. Please view our Food Sensitivity Package breakdown to choose the one that works best for you!
  3. Additional support: we are available to answer additional questions between consultations and have built up a database of recipes to help you make healthier meal choices
  4. *Gut healing protocol and supplement recommendations: A leaky gut is the root cause of food sensitivities. We can help you heal your leaky gut to resolve your food sensitivities (only for Prime package)
  5. *Online virtual cookbook: after creating your elimination diet we do all the work and put together a virtual cookbook with only recipes and products that are safe for you to eat based on your results (only for Prime package)

NOTE: To help with large payments, we offer a Pay-As-You-Go Plan for the Prime Food Sensitivity Testing package to ease the financial burden while ensuring your success with symptom elimination. With selection of the payment plan, a $495 down payment is due and payments will be made during each consultation. The total cost for the payment plan is $1395.


**Add the Micronutrient test to determine your vitamin and mineral deficiencies due to compromised gut health.


3 reviews for Digestive Health Nutrition Counseling

  1. Carie Perrino

    Sheryl K – 45Y/F – IBS, headaches, acid reflux, brain fog

    I’ve struggled with my weight all of my life and have tried all kinds of diets. But as I got older, I realized my focus needed to be on my health. I had IBS, headaches, acid reflux, and brain fog, had little energy, plus my stomach always hurt. I took the meds my gastroenterologist prescribed, but it didn’t help. I got to the point where I only ate rice because I wasn’t sure what food was causing my problems. 

    In order to find help with my problem, I searched the internet for nutritionists/dietitians in my area and came across the LEAP plan. I set up a meeting with Carie and she went through the LEAP plan and explained the MRT test to me. It was a simple blood draw, and once I got my results back, I learned that the culprit at the root of all of my health problems was wheat. Wheat is in everything I love to eat, so Carie helped me find recipes and created an eating plan to help me eliminate the foods that were most harmful to me. 

    The MRT test was accurate, because if I eat anything containing wheat, my problems return. Then I go right back to eliminating wheat from my diet and feel better. The best things about this healthy eating plan is that I know EXACTLY what I need to avoid, rather than it being a guessing game. Since starting this diet, I lost 20 pounds, I know a lot more about healthy foods, and have the desire to continue eating healthy. I even told my doctor about it and she was very intrigued.

    If you’re someone who suffers from similar problems, and you want to know what’s causing it, I’d highly recommend contacting Carie Perrino to learn more about the LEAP plan. She takes her time to explain everything and provides a ton of support. She was there for me every step of the way. 

    Most of all, it was amazing seeing first-hand how certain foods can affect you. Fresh, whole foods really are the answer to so many of our health problems. Rather than taking medication and wondering what’s causing your problems, end the guessing game and look into LEAP!

  2. Carie Perrino

    Alex Z – 25Y/F – IBS, fatigue, bloating, brain fog/forgetfulness

    Life before LEAP was very uncomfortable and painful. I was always sick after eating, even after eating “healthy food”. I was bloated, fatigued, and in a lot of discomfort on a daily basis. When I received my test results I was really surprised. The foods I was most reactive to were foods I ate regularly and foods that I avoided (like wheat) I ended up not being reactive too which was shocking to me.

    After slowly incorporating wheat back in to my diet, I realized my body was ok with it. The eating plan for the first couple of weeks was really limited to a short list of foods. At first it seemed like it would be difficult but Carie pointed out all the recipes that I can make with those few ingredients which helped a lot. I made almost all of my food for those first few weeks. The biggest change for me was that I was incorporating foods like dairy and wheat back into my diet. I took those out before LEAP thinking that they were the culprit for my constant discomfort and soon realized they weren’t.

    My eating plan on LEAP was a very simple, whole foods diet. It made me very aware of ingredient labels, I had never realized how many ingredients were in things! Now I’m much more aware of what I put into my body.

    One stumbling block for me was going out to eat. I go out to eat for work a lot which made is hard on the LEAP diet. But, I would look up the restaurants online first to see what on their menu I could eat and then when I got there I would kindly ask the wait staff to make alterations to the dish so that I could eat it. Most restaurants were super accommodating and understanding.

    The two most significant improvements I have seen have been less bloating and fatigue as a result of being on the LEAP diet. Because of this I have a better relationship with food. Definitely give LEAP a try! This diet is personalized to you and your body. You may be surprised by what foods are causing you discomfort, I definitely was. By eliminating the foods that my body didn’t react well to, I allowed my body to heal and get better. I highly recommend this diet!

  3. Carie Perrino

    Kristin G – 21Y/F – Lupus, migraines

    As a college student battling the autoimmune disease lupus, I was constantly combating symptom after symptom of my disease and the medicines I had to take to continue fighting. My sophomore year was rough, with me leaving school for doctors’ appointments for days at a time, and often missing classes or work due to my inability to get up from bed at times. I reached out to Carie to see if she thought the program would help me keep a more normal diet as I was often vomiting everything I ate for days at a time, or had no desire to eat due to lack of appetite. She set me up right away, and I was able to do the testing down here at school which was incredibly convenient.

    The first thing I saw on my list was garlic, which before the LEAP program was one of my main food groups as I used it to season my pasta dishes and steaks, and ate hummus by the truckload. I also was told that caffeine was a yellow food for me, which I was shocked to hear considering I was up to 7 cups a day at that point to combat my exhaustion and lack of sleep. There were also a few items that I ate on at least a weekly basis, including chicken, turkey, and soy, all of which I was shocked to see.

    Prior to leap, I was not eating healthily at all. When I did have an appetite I would crave chicken tenders and fries, and many of my meals would be filled with starches and more starches. But once I started, I immediately starting eating more fruits and vegetables and more healthy grains. I got my protein from eggs and nuts until I was able to add pork and beef back in, and it was fun to see how many different dishes I could come up with with the limited ingredients. I was able to have 3 substantial meals every day, and other fun snacks such as sweet potato chips and popcorn. It was a big adjustment at first, but I started to feel better right away.

    The first roadblock I hit in the LEAP program was midterms. I would be up studying until 3 or 4 in the morning, only to wake up and crave coffee or any sort of caffeine to keep me going. I held out, and survived the week holed up at the library with apples and some tea, and by the time I was able to add caffeine back in I was already naturally energetic. I also struggled with the garlic as it is one of my reds, and it is used very commonly at restaurants to season the food. But with some creativity in my own kitchen and explaining to waiters or waitresses that I could not eat garlic, I figured out some pretty great meals whether I was eating in or out.

    Right when I began the program and was eating only the greenest of my green foods, I started to feel better right away. The meals were filling and were all nutritious, which my body was not used to. Many of my symptoms lessened and I was able to move my joints more freely with the foods that once agitated them gone. With my arthritis under control and my appetite back, I was happier than I had been in months. I truly did not realize how much my mood had been affected by my disease until I found some relieve in the LEAP program.

    Don’t waste your time thinking about all the food you might not be able to eat for a short time. Instead focus on how great you’re going to feel, and the support you will receive. Carie drove all the way down to my college campus with bags full of food for me to eat and a plan to help when I didn’t have my own kitchen. The first week was difficult, but Carie was always a text away encouraging me. The LEAP program did not cure me, I am still living with lupus and every day is a battle, but I know am strong enough to fight it with the help of the LEAP diet. I know now exactly what foods to eat when I’m not feeling well, and what to stay away from in order to keep my body in check. It has made me so much more aware of the foods I eat and how they affect my body, and I am forever grateful for what it has done for me.

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