About Food Sensitivity Solutions

Food Sensitivity Solutions' mission is to provide you with everything you need to identify and overcome food sensitivities, or if you're a LEAP Therapist, to assist you doing the same for your clients. What brings you here may be a new problem or a lifelong battle with food that wrecks havoc on your body, your brain, and your quality of life. We are your solution. Through accurate and reliable testing, a supportive staff of trained and qualified Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Certified LEAP Therapists (CLT), and our unique and organized education portal, we will help you to feel better in no time!

Jan Patenaude, RDN, CLT

Registered Dietitian NutritionistCertified LEAP Therapist

Jan's portfolio includes being an entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, media personality and Private Practice Nutritionist. Jan loves mentoring and encouraging other LEAP therapists to be proficient at LEAP Therapy which helps our clients become well. As a mentor, she also provides you with marketing ideas and opportunities, as well as practice, speaking and marketing support.

She brings to mentoring her broad experience including: hospital clinical, outpatient and food-service management; LTC, HHC; rehab; hospice; group homes; HMOs; and WIC. She has worked doing supermarket tours, and a USDA Human Nutrition Research Laboratory.

She is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA), SCAN, Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), Medical Nutrition Practice Group (MNPG), Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance Diseases (DIGID), Hunger and Environmental Nutritionists (HEN), Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietitians (BHN-DPG) and the Research Dietetic Practice Group (RDPG).Jan has presented on Food Sensitivity, Inflammation, Telecommuting and/or LEAP at numerous National, State and District meetings, including FNCE 2004 and 2009.

She’s given Academy sponsored Webinars, and presented at Annual Conferences such as: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (2005); National Kidney Foundation (2006); American Association of Diabetes Educators (2009); American Dietetic Association (2009); Loma Linda Medical University Annual Post Graduate Conference (2012) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2014).

She was the DIFM (Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine) “Excellence in Practice” Award winner in 2010 (while still NCC).

In 2014, “Today’s Dietitian Magazine” listed her as one of the Top 10 RDs of the year. She was also the 2010 “Outstanding Alumni,” University of Minnesota, Crookston. Her writing has been published in multiple journals and magazines and she was a New Jersey Media Rep and had her own radio slot for a live talk show in Colorado.

Besides sharing her passion for Integrative Nutrition and supporting other LEAP Therapists, Jan loves swimming, hiking, biking, gardening, cooking, hosting guests

and traveling with her husband, while enjoying their homes high in the Colorado Rockies and living Aloha in the Hawaiian rainforest.

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About MRT testing and the LEAP diet protocol...

MRT®, or Mediator Release Testing, is a blood test that quantifies the inflammatory response to 150 different foods & food-chemicals. MRT® testing is offered only through Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who have completed extensive training and passed a certificate course. MRT® is licensed by Oxford Biomedical Technologies.

MRT® is targeted for those suffering from IBS, fibromyalgia, and migraines, but is also effective for a number of other medical conditions. Food sensitivities are often involved in autoimmune diseases, skin rashes, sinus issues, and many more….

The results of MRT® testing are presented with the “stop light” approach (i.e. red, yellow, or green categories). Red foods are highly reactive and avoided for at least 6-months. Yellow foods are moderately reactive and avoided for at least 3-months. Green foods are considered non-reactive and are included in your dietary plan.


LEAP stands for Lifestyle, Eating, and Performance. It is a systematic and controlled therapy that allows patients to implement dietary changes with a great deal of success and satisfaction. The LEAP diet plan contains 100% whole, natural and real foods that are personally recommended for you based on your MRT® results. LEAP reduces the guesswork of elimination diets by utilizing a proprietary 5 phase system that brings about a calming effect on the immune system. Lowest reactive (green) foods are introduced to the diet first with more foods added back in each subsequent phases.


LEAP is the most strategic method of dealing with food sensitivity related illness that you can find anywhere. It has been used to successfully treat thousands of patients with IBS, migraines, fibromyalgia, autism, ADD/ADHD, IBD, urticaria, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, etc.

Jan is a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and has completed comprehensive training developed by a team of dietitians, physicians, immunologists, and medical business professionals with more than 100 years combined experience in treating food sensitivity related conditions.

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