Success Stories

Leap Diet

Before I did the Leap diet, I was having daily abdominal cramping, with 2 to 4 loose bowel movements every day. Sometimes just watery stools at times. I was tired and easily fatigued. Having joint pain, in my feet, knees, back and hands. I was having joint swelling that was happening frequently in my feet and hands. Other symptoms included ringing in my ears, having headaches 2 to 4 times each week, and brain fog.

 

I had the MRT to find out what I was sensitive to. And WOW - a lot my favorite foods and other hidden things such as potassium nitrate were on that list. Juanita reviewed my results and gave me a specific plan for the first 2 weeks, including a menu from foods that I tolerate well. She called to check on my progress and was available for questions.

 

Before I started the diet, I would always need to know where the nearest restroom was - just in case. Now, I can eat without having to know where the bathroom is. Can take a walk without worrying about no bathroom available. I am having more mobility due to decreased joint pain. I am having better, improved concentration at work and home due to decreased brain fog.

 

When working with Juanita, the sessions are individualized and she is very personable. She really wants the best for her clients. Secondly, she is very knowledgeable and she stays abreast of the latest evidence based research.   

Some of the hesitations that I had before I started the Leap diet, I was concerned, and maybe even skeptical about whether diet would really make a difference. Could I stick with it? And what was the cost?

Seeing the changes, from when I started the diet to the 60th day totally changed my mind. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Is it worth the money? Absolutely. I was paying out money for medicines, for doctors, and paying out in just not feeling well.

I had a very positive experience doing the Leap diet and in working with Juanita. Something I would highly recommend to anyone who is suffering with these issues, whether it is migraines, fibromyalgia, or other issues. If you have tried other things, you are feeling miserable, this is worth it.

I felt supported. I had access to Juanita’s services. If I had questions, I got those answered. It was a one-on-one relationship and didn’t feel time pressured like you do when at the doctor’s office.   DT

"I can eat without having to know where the bathroom is....I am having more mobility....I am having better improved concentration at work and home due to decreased brain fog."

"Some of the hesitations I had before I started the Leap diet, I was concerned, and maybe even skeptical about whether diet would really make a difference. Could I stick with it? And what was the cost?

Seeing the changes, from when I started the diet to the 60th day totally changed my mind. Is it worth it? Absolutely.

 

Is it worth the money? Absolutely. I was paying out money for medicines, for doctors, and paying out in just not feeling well."   DT

Leap Diet

I have fibromyalgia and one of the medicines that had been prescribed was Savella. This med was going to cost me $1000 dollars out of pocket every three months because my insurance did not cover this med. I had stopped taking the Savella and also stopped taking the Bio-identical hormones as well. As a result, I had a lot of joint, tendon, and soft tissue pain. My feet began swelling. My body started hurting. I began to have hot flashes and night sweats again. My mobility was seriously compromised.

Juanita provided me with one on one, face to face instructions. She has been there for me whenever I needed help. The support between visits she gave was either by phone or email. She took time to give a very detailed meal plan. She helped me with budget ideas and she researched grocery store fliers for me. As a result of the specific results of the MRT and the Leap diet, along with the help from Juanita in putting the diet in place, my swelling and joint pain has diminished greatly, along with the hot flashes and night sweats.

Before I started working with Juanita, I was having problems climbing a set of steep stairs in my house. I also had problems walking long distances. I can now run up and down the stairs in my home now. I don’t have a problem walking long distances and I am ready to being an exercise regimen again.

The benefits to working with Juanita and doing the MRT/Leap diet are:  Having a dietitian in my pocket, as a result of Juanita’s help, I have already lost 11 pounds, and my inflammation and pain have reduced greatly.

My feet are no longer swollen.

At the beginning of my journey with Juanita, she had me write a list of things that I would like to see as benefits from doing the diet or accomplish as a result of the Leap diet.

 

I am happy to report I have marked every item off the list as happening.

 

These are:

Feel better

Overall better health

Move easier

More stamina

Clothes fit better

Relief from fibromyalgia pain

Swelling of feet/hurt feet to disappear

Better rest/sleep

Hot flashes and night sweats to disappear

 

I have recommended Juanita to a family members and friends. Cindy

Cindy

"Juanita has been there whenever I needed help.

Before working with Juanita, I was having problems climbing a set of steep stairs in my house. I also had problems walking long distances.

As a result of the specific results, my swelling and joint pain has diminished greatly, along with the hot flashes and night sweats.

I can run up and down the stairs in my home now. I don't have a problem walking long distances."  Cindy

Leap Diet

Before working with Juanita, I had constant and excessive diarrhea. Because of this, I could barely leave the house. Now all of that is gone and I feel better. Before I also had a lot of pain with my muscles and joints. That is significantly better.

Juanita has helped me step by step on my diet. She has been a great help through this process.

I can now comfortably leave the house without worrying about where a bathroom is. I can also get down on the floor and play with my grandchildren.

Three benefits to working with Juanita and doing Leap/MRT are:   I can get down on the floor and play with my grandchildren. I can go out of the house more. I eat a lot better and drink a lot more water.

I would recommend Juanita. She is the best. I've had a wonderful experience working with Juanita. She is very knowledgeable about this diet. and has answered all of my questions.

Cindy C.

"I can now comfortably leave the house without worrying about where a bathroom is. I can also get down on the floor and play with my grandchildren."  Cindy C.

The hesitation that I had before signing up was I was concerned about the validity of the science behind Leap and the MRT.

Before I started the Leap diet, I had IBS with bad diarrhea and frequent gas, inflammation in my lower legs, muscle cramps, headaches, joint pain, heel pain, and muscle stiffness. I felt a lot of sluggishness. 

After doing MRT/Leap, I don't have to worry about having diarrhea at work or when I am out places. I can walk more than I used to. 

I now know how my body reacts to different foods and I don't have the issues from the IBS and pain and stiffness in the different areas of my body that I had before I started the Leap diet.

Juanita is one of the most patient, kind and helpful service provider I have ever worked with in any capacity. She is very knowledgeable, and has been a great support. My life has truly changed for the better thanks to her.

Beth

"After doing MRT/Leap, I don't have to worry about having diarrhea at work or when I am out places. I can walk more than I used to. 

I now know how my body reacts to different foods and I don't have the issues from the IBS and pain and stiffness in the different areas of my body that I had before I started the Leap diet."  Beth

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Leap Diet

The symptoms I was having before starting Leap was joint pain, respiratory congestion, and extreme fatigue.

I believe the dietary changes were instrumental in improving my quality of life. the added benefit was weight loss, which led to decreased blood pressure and lower blood glucose readings.

I can take long walks. I am not falling asleep in my chair. I have increased stamina and endurance.

The benefits to working with Juanita were:

  • the one to one meetings were very helpful for accountability

  • Juanita is non-shaming

  • I always feel validated and always walk away from our sessions with a plan

Know when you are considering doing the Leap program or when working with Juanita the results will be worth it.  Beverly

"I believe the dietary changes were instrumental in improving my quality of life."

Beverly

Leap Diet

The symptoms I suffered from before doing the Leap diet was foggy thinking. Sometimes after eating I couldn't even put 2 and 2 together, like I was disconnected. I would feel absolutely awful all over. Everything felt tight and tense all over with twinges of pain in my joints. The best I can describe is it is like having the flu.

Sometimes after I would eat breakfast, I would immediately have to lie down until it passed. I could not go for walks like I enjoyed doing. I would have to build myself up just to make a trip to the store or do simple everyday tasks. These symptoms really affected my quality of life in a major way.

I never would have known that foods like beef, corn, tomatoes were causing my symptoms. Leap helped me identify the foods I was sensitive to.

Having Juanita's help and support has been very beneficial for me in this journey. I had questions as I went through the program and she was able to answer those and to provide guidance and support. She has been available when I needed her. She also would check in on me to see how I was doing, offering her support. This meant a lot to me. Since I had been trying to find answers on my own for a long time, it was nice to have this support and help.

My quality of life has improved tremendously with this program. I don't have foggy thinking anymore or the daily pain. If I want, I can workout and do what I want without thinking about it. No more stiffness in the morning.

I would recommend if you are having pain, don't waste time trying to figure it out on your own with google. Leap is specific to what you are sensitive to.   Amanda

"Having Juanita's help and support has been very beneficial for me in this journey. I had questions as I went through the program and she was able to answer those and to provide guidance and support."

"Don't waste time trying to figure it out on your own with google. Leap is specific to what you are sensitive to." 

Amanda

Leap Diet

Before doing MRT and Leap, the symptoms I was experiencing were constant fatigue, muscle and joint pain, brain fog, intestinal discomfort, and feeling generally worn down all the time.

I felt like my quality of life was compromised, living at half-steam.

I had done traditional medicine, which consisted of medicine/drugs. I then went to natural approach with the use of supplements, diet changes. That was 18 years ago.

Fast forward to current 2019 - I found myself feeling really bad again. So in the back of my mind was thinking I needed to adjust my diet. But I didn't want to put in the work to do that... Even though I figured I would feel better again. I was not sure how to do this. Learned about the Leap diet and decided to work with Juanita.

After doing the Leap diet and working with Juanita I have these results:

  • I feel more alert and have more energy

  • I feel more in control of what I eat and educated to make the best decisions

When I worked with Juanita while doing the Leap diet, I felt I had constant support. She would "cheer me on" when I felt frustrated about the process! She "checked in" with me and encouraged me on the super hard days. Juanita had follow through with "checking in" and giving support. I heard from her a lot, which I needed through this process to keep going.

I liked having the MRT blood test to "know" what affects me. This took the guesswork out.

I liked the recipes and help to find foods to eat, especially at the very start of the process.

For other people who are considering doing the Leap diet, Stick with it. It will work in the end. It will change your quality of life. This is different just going to a bookstore and getting another diet book off the shelf and reading through it and trying to do it on your own because having Juanita as your dietitian, as the expert, I had my own expert all the time, ready to help, willing to help, offering ideas, suggestions, alternative products. It was wonderful. Holly

"When I worked with Juanita, I felt I had constant support. She would 'cheer me on' when I felt frustrated about the process! She 'checked in' with me and encouraged me on the super hard days. Juanita had follow through with 'checking in' and giving support. I heard from her a lot, which is what I needed through this process to keep going."  Holly

Some of the symptoms I was having before doing MRT and the Leap diet were:

  • Constant stomach aches

  • Constant headaches

  • Always trying to find a restroom where ever I went

  • I was always afraid to eat foods because I did not know if I would react to it

After doing the Leap diet and working with Juanita, I am now able to eat foods I am comfortable with and am free from constant headaches. This was only possible because Juanita was patient and very helpful when I needed ideas or when I was having symptoms.

I can enjoy eating a meal with friends and family without worry! I am able to also enjoy fun activities again without stomach issues and without headaches.

The benefits to working with Juanita and doing MRT/Leap diet is:

  • I can avoid foods that cause symptoms

  • I am able to work without having a headache

  • I am able to prepare my own meals without problems

For others who are considering doing the MRT/Leap diet, I would say stay on track with the diet. It may seem hard during the moment, but it will help a great deal later in your life.  Micayla J.

"After doing the Leap diet and working with Juanita, I am now able to eat foods I am comfortable with and am free from constant headaches. This was only possible because Juanita was patient and very helpful when I needed ideas or when I was having symptoms."

Micayla J.

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Leap Diet

Before I started working with Juanita and before doing the Leap diet, I suffered from the following symptoms:

  • Arthritis in pinkie fingers

  • I was tired all the time

  • Having headaches and migraines

    • The headaches and migraines would last all day

  • Could not lose weight

  • Had sinus drainage

  • Heart rate and blood pressure were elevated

    • at start of Leap heart rate was 102; blood pressure was 167/84

  • Had painful periods

  • Suffered from constipation

After working with Juanita and doing the Leap diet, I have achieved symptom relief. My arthritis is better and I am less tired. Headaches are better.  I have lost weight. My sinus symptoms are almost gone. Heart rate and blood pressure are improved.

 

At working with Juanita and doing the Leap diet after 60 days, Heart rate is 74; Blood pressure 132/75.

Periods are better and constipation better. Overall swelling reduced.

There are several benefits to working with Juanita. She has helped me be accountable and would check in with me to see if I needed help. She goes above and beyond with her support and encouragement. I felt supported. She always found the answers to my questions. She also found products in different stores when I could not find them.

For others who may be considering doing the MRT/Leap diet, from my experience, I would highly recommend trying the Leap diet even if you are skeptical like I was. It definitely improves most everything that ails you. The saying you are what you eat is so true here. The program seems difficult at first, and you may get discouraged or frustrated, but stick with it and call Juanita. The program has resources, recipes and Juanita goes above and beyond to help you.

 

"There are several benefits to working with Juanita. She has helped me be accountable and would check in with me to see if I needed help. She goes above and beyond with her support and encouragement. I felt supported. She always found the answers to my questions. She also found products in different stores when I could not find them."  Edie

Leap Diet

Before working with Juanita and doing MRT/Leap diet, I had a variety of symptoms. These ranged from IBS, to migraines, extreme fatigue, joint pain, swelling, etc. My quality of life was so-so.

I am on a biologic. I tried NSAIDS at high doses. I have done physical therapy. I cut out cane sugar and die a low sugar diet. Even with all of the things I tried, I was still having a lot of symptoms.

I obtained a lot of symptom relief by following the diet and talking things out. I have more energy to play with my dog, and can be more consistent with cleaning. I can eat some foods that I thought were making me sick.

Some of the benefits to working with Juanita and by doing MRT/Leap diet:

  • I have more knowledge; and knowledge is power

  • I have a safe list of foods to eat

  • I lost weight and overall feel better

TP

 

Some of the benefits to working with Juanita and by doing MRT/Leap diet:

  • I have more knowledge; and knowledge is power

  • I have a safe list of foods to eat

  • I lost weight and overall feel better

     TP

Leap Diet

One of my hesitations before starting the diet and working with Juanita was I did not know what was involved in the diet and what specifically I would need to do. When I worked with Juanita, it was easier than I expected. Juanita was a big help with providing me with recipes and support. She explained how the diet would work and what results I should expect.

Before the diet, I was dealing with severe bloating, stomach cramps, and constant diarrhea. I wanted to lose weight but could not accomplish that.

After doing the Leap diet, I no longer have bloating, stomach cramps, or diarrhea. I can now eat out without having to be close to a bathroom or being miserable.

I have been able to lose 20 lbs.

Some of the benefits to working with Juanita and doing the MRT/Leap diet are:

  • eating right

  • getting rid of reactions to food and the symptoms I was having

  • having a clear plan on how to do the diet - what foods to eat at what stage and recipes to make with those foods

  • I have lost weight - 20 lbs since working with Juanita

     Diane

 

"After doing the Leap diet, I no longer have bloating, stomach cramps, or diarrhea. I can now eat out without having to be close to a bathroom or being miserable.

I have been able to lose 20 lbs."     Diane

Leap Diet

My situation was after I had diverticulitis, I had to switch to a high fiber diet. When I did that, everything seemed to aggravate my stomach - had pain, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. I had a lower desire to eat after that and started losing weight.

By doing MRT/Leap diet, was able to identify which foods to stay away from to let my "gut" and immune system calm down. I now have none of the digestive issues from before.

My digestive issues went away since week 1 of doing the diet.

I am "all over" feeling better in the following areas:

  • sleeping better

  • more energy

  • improved mood

Betsy

 

Leap Diet

I was referred to work with Juanita by a friend. My hesitation about the diet was I did not know what to expect.

I immediately found Juanita to be very knowledgeable about diet and its benefits. She was very understanding of my problems and needs.

The symptoms I was having before doing MRT/Leap and working with Juanita were I was experiencing frequent and prolonged atrial fibrillation despite the fact I was on medication for this. I was having thick mucus in my throat, which frequently interfered with my voice and speaking. The mucus was unresponsive to over the counter medications. I was having dry eyes and mouth especially during the night.

With Juanita's help and advice, this diet has greatly improved my quality of life. The Afib is now rarely present along with the anxiety and fatigue it produces. My voice is now normal.

The benefits of doing the diet:

  • I am more active

  • I am able to communicate better

  • Afib is under control - still on the meds

  • Thick mucus in throat is rare now

  • Episodes of fatigue and malaise are very rare

It was a pleasure to deal with Juanita. She is through. Explains things clearly. Helps with shopping and provided ideas for menus and meals. Helps you start the diet. Keeps in close contact to monitor your progress and is always available if you need help.

Libby

 

"My digestive issues went away since week 1 of doing the diet.

I am "all over" feeling better in the following areas:

  • sleeping better

  • more energy

  • improved mood"

Betsy

"With Juanita's help and advice, this diet has greatly improved my quality of life. The Afib is now rarely present along with the anxiety and fatigue it produces. My voice is now normal.

The benefits of doing the diet:

  • I am more active

  • I am able to communicate better

  • Afib is under control - still on the meds

  • Thick mucus in throat is rare now

  • Episodes of fatigue and malaise are very rare"

Libby

Leap Diet

I was skeptical that the MRT test would accurately identify any food sensitivities.

From our first meeting, Juanita was confident that the MRT would identify food sensitivities and the Leap diet would be effective in relieving my symptoms. Her confidence encouraged me to believe in the program and to give it a try. Within the first 10 to 14 days I saw a noticeable improvement and was pleased with my results. Now that I have followed the program for over 60 days, I am a believer. I know that food sensitivities were at the root cause of my eczema.

For the past 2 years, I suffered from swollen, red skin around my eyes, as well as itchy, red raised welts that were primarily on my neck, but also occasionally on my face. I was embarassed by my appearance. I tried to hide the redness and welts with makeup, but this did not completely mask the issue. My skin still appeared bumpy and unhealthy. In addition, there were times when the puffiness/swelling around my eyes was so severe that I did not leave the house.

My first course of action was to visit my dermatologist for allergy tests. While I did test positive for a few environmental allergies and one food allergy (dairy), modifying my environment and eliminating dairy did not alleviate my welts/eczema symptoms. Next I visited a board-certified health coach who worked directly with a medical doctor. She put me on a Leaky gut diet and had me take probiotics. On this diet I eliminated dairy, gluten, eggs, corn, soy, peanuts, sugar, artificial sweetners, processed foods, and alcohol. I followed this diet for 4 weeks. My symptoms improved slightly but were still present.

Within the first 10 to 14 days of doing the Leap diet, I saw a noticeable improvement in my skin. As I progressed through the program, my skin continued to improve. I now have definitive proof that food sensitivities were the root cause of my eczema and I feel empowered that I can control this aspect of my life. In addition, I have noticed an overall improvement in my health. I have more energy and a clearer mind (no brain fog).

After doing the Leap diet, there are several things I can do now that I could not before. I can now go makeup free if I choose. I do not need to hide the red eczema welts on neck and face because they are gone. Additionally I no longer experience puffy swollen eyes.

The benefits to working with Juanita and doing the MRT/Leap diet are:

  1. MRT gave me an individualized, specific list of quantified food sensitivities. Not only did know reative, moderately reactive, and non reactive foods, I also had the test results showing the level of reactivity on a scale. I no longer had to guess at my food sensitivities.

  2. The Leap diet not only eliminated my symptoms, but also helped to lose weight. In addition, I have more energy and my brain fog has lifted. These were added benefits to the program. Not the primary reason for my seeking help. In other words, not only did my eczema dissipate, but my overall health improved as well.

  3. Juanita is very knowledgeable and encouraging coach. She took time to fully answer my questions. I never felt rushed during our appointments, but sensed that Juanita would spend as much time with me as I needed to understand the MRT results and specific aspects of the Leap diet. In addition, she provided me with recipes, food samples, and ingredients to help me along the way. Juanita provided individualized help tailored to my specific dietary needs.

I would recommend Juanita to my family and friends. I am very pleased with my results and credit my success to Juanita's help and encouragement.

Working with Juanita through the MRT/Leap diet program has been a very positive experience for me. I wish I had discovered Juanita and the program when I first began showing symptoms instead of two years later. Nonetheless, I am thrilled with my results. I would encourage anyone who is struggling with eczema or other skin related issues to try MRT/Leap program. I wanted to know why I was experiencing eczema in order to eliminate it, not just manage it with medications.

Juanita was a wonderful coach. She was patient in explaining how food sensitivities affect one's overall health and was a wealth of information in how to follow the diet. She also was available to me around the clock through email, phone, and text. When working with Juanita, I felt confident she was with me every step of the way. It was great to have a professional provide such individualized help and attention.

T. Greene

"Within the first 10 to 14 days of doing the Leap diet, I saw a noticeable improvement in my skin....I have noticed an overall improvement in my health. I have more energy and a clearer mind (no brain fog).

I would encourage anyone who is struggling with eczema or other skin related issues to try MRT/Leap program.

Working with Juanita through the MRT/Leap diet program has been a very positive experience for me. "

T. Greene

Leap Diet

Before doing the MRT and the Leap diet, some of the hesitations I had was whether I would be able to stick with the diet. I had a couple of factors relating to that. These were Type 2 diabetes and I am 70 years old.

The hesitations were answered in the following ways. Juanita explained everything as we worked together. She also research recipes and answered the questions I had.

The symptoms I had before doing the Leap diet:  I had had IBS for years with frequent diarrhea. I also had itchy skin.

As long as I stayed true to the program, I was symptom free. If I veered, I paid for it.

Three benefits to working with Juanita and doing the MRT/Leap diet:

  • Learning new recipes

  • guidance

  • Less symptoms

Juanita was very attentive to my needs and concerns. I was hesitant at first but am glad I took the first step. I have made a few bad choices, but overall I stick to the plan and it works. The weight loss is an additional benefit and I have discovered some amazing recipes.

Juanita is not only my counselor; she is is also my friend.

Juanita will help and encourage you, but she can't do it for you. It is good to be committed to doing the diet.

Stella F.

 

Juanita was very attentive to my needs and concerns. I was hesitant at first but am glad I took the first step. I have made a few bad choices, but overall I stick to the plan and it works. The weight loss is an additional benefit and I have discovered some amazing recipes.

Stella F.

Leap Diet

I did not have any hesitations about doing the diet. I had talked with my doctor about the program.

The symptoms that I had had before doing the Leap diet was major diarrhea. It was awful. I was scared to go anywhere.

It wasn't just a once a day thing. It was often. Happening every day and three or four times after meals. It was discouraging.

I had not tried anything to fix the problem before I tried the diet with Juanita.

I started the eating program, found out what foods I was sensitive to. The diet has worked excellent. I am in more control of the BM's. I don't feel scared of having major accidents. I don't have to think about it when I go out.

Three benefits to working with Juanita and doing the MRT/Leap diet:

  • Feel more comfort - Am okay when I go out

  • Don't have to worry about my system getting crazy

  • Have a diet that is easy to follow - is not complicated

Juanita was very helpful. She was available when I had questions. Found this an easy way to lose weight.

WO

 

I started the eating program, found out what foods I was sensitive to. The diet has worked excellent. I am in more control of the BM's. I don't feel scared of having major accidents. I don't have to think about it when I go out.

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