What is Nutrition Response Testing™?
I am a Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner. Not many people know what that is so I would like to shed some light on this tried and true method of finding nutritional deficiencies in the body.
I have practiced herbalism for the last five years and nutrition for eight, but technically traditional medicine is still medicine. It has the same principles, just in a more natural form. You are still looking at symptoms and giving remedies for the symptom. It’s a hit or miss modality. Is it effective? Yes, but there is a better way! Nutrition Response Testing® makes me a better herbalist and is an accurate way of getting to the root of the symptom and taking care of it the best way possible.
What is Nutrition Response Testing®?
Nutrition Response Testing® is very precise and scientific. However, if you were to be analyzed using Nutrition Response Testing® before it was explained to you, you might find it strange, or simply not believable – only because it is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.
First, think about someone who has hypothermia. If someone fell through the ice on a lake, the body, in an effort to stay alive, first looks out for the organs in the body’s core, before it looks out for parts that the body could survive without. The energy and the blood supply immediately leave the fingers, toes, arms and legs and go to the core organs. This is because the organs are more important to survival and why hypothermia always affects the fingers and toes first.
The same principles apply in Nutrition Response Testing. Someone standing in front of you is under no visible stress. Put a little pressure with your hand on their stressed out heart while pushing on their outstretched arm and the arm will go weak. Why, because her body knows that it is more important to save her heart than her arm!
Nutrition Response Testing® is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine the root cause of ill health. It uses muscle strength testing to communicate with the body’s own innate intelligence to evaluate the body’s response to a broad variety of substances that may be affecting health and function. Through our analysis we are testing your body’s neurological reflexes. These reflexes are the body’s way of telling us what and how the nervous system is doing. We test organs, glands, joints, muscles, etc.
The body responds to these procedures reliably and consistently. This feedback is so precise that it opens the door to a safe and lasting recovery, even in cases where everything else has failed.
The body has the potential to fully repair most anything for itself, given the right nutrients and care.
If you are considering this method it is very important that you understand what Nutrition Response Testing® is and appreciate how it works. Otherwise, you are less likely to follow through and actually do what you need to do to get well. If you do not follow through, you will not experience the benefits you seek.
In Nutrition Response Testing® we do not diagnose or treat disease.
Who can Nutrition Response Testing Help?
- Someone with one or more health conditions that have become chronic.
- Someone who has tried conventional medicine or even alternative practitioners without seeing or feeling an improvement in their health.
- Someone who has experienced a negative impact in their personal life, in relationships with their spouse or children, at their job, and/or in personal finances as a result of health issues.
- Someone afraid that in time their health issues are not going to get better and will probably continue to worsen unless effective changes are made.
- Someone diagnosed with gut issues, autoimmune disease, food sensitivities, allergies, eczema, heart conditions..any chronic illness.
There are two parts to the program that everyone follows to get get optimal results:
Part 1 – Analysis – the assessment of your body’s current health status
The analysis is done through testing the body’s own neurological reflexes and certain acupuncture points. Nutrition Response Testing® analyzes the different points and areas on the surface of the body that relate to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body.
The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job it is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old.
Each Nutrition Response Testing® reflex represents a specific organ, tissue or function, and it indicates the effect that energy or lack of energy, is having upon the body. By testing these reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body through a Dell S2417DG monitor which helps you see your results more clearly at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically and that helps us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need.
How Do You Do The Nutrition Response Testing® Analysis?
Think about a common medical test called the electrocardiogram [EKG] that is used to test the neuro-electric activity of the heart. Like an EKG but instead of using a machine, the Nutrition Response Testing® practitioner tests the reflex areas through contact with his / her own hand.
With the practitioner’s other hand, he / she will test the muscle of your extended arm. If the reflex being contacted is “active” the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm and the arm will weaken and drop. This drop signifies underlying stress or dysfunction which can be affecting your health.
Part 2 – Implementation – personalized health and nutritional recommendations and supplementation.
Our next step is to test specific, time-tested and proven, highest-possible quality nutritional formulas against those weak areas, to find which ones bring the reflexes back to strength.
Decades of clinical experience tell us that when we have found the correct nutritional supplements, as indicated by this procedure, and have worked out a highly personalized nutritional supplement schedule, we have identified the most important first step in correcting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused the reflex to be active in the first place. By following the program as precisely as possible, you are well on your way to restoring normal function and improving your health.
In Nutrition Response Testing® we use Designed Clinical Nutrition to correct the cause of the problem, so that the body can regain the ability to correct itself.
What is a Designed Clinical Nutrition?
Designed Clinical Nutrition is what it says . . .
Designed (specially prepared, based on a specific plan)
Clinical (pertaining to the results gotten in clinical use or actual practice on huge numbers of patients over many years)
Nutrition (real food, designed by nature to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully).
Designed Clinical Nutrition is concentrated, whole food in a tablet, capsule, powder or liquid, prepared using a unique manufacturing process that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components that make it work as Nature intended. These real food supplements have been designed to match the needs of the body, as determined by the positive response shown when tested against the active Nutrition Response Testing® reflexes that were found on your individual Nutrition Response Testing® analysis. These are nutrients you are simply not getting, or not assimilating, in your current diet.
Designed Clinical Nutrition does NOT employ Over-The-Counter vitamins. O-T-C vitamins are pharmaceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin structures reproduced in a laboratory. O-T-C vitamins are not “genuine replacement parts” as they lack many of the essential elements normally present in WHOLE foods.
Through an analysis of your body’s reflexes, we help you to determine the exact nutrients you need to supplement your diet in order to bring about balance and better health. We make these highly concentrated therapeutic formulations available to you in tablets, capsules, powdered or in liquid form to “supplement” your current diet.It’s all very dependent on your particulars, maybe forskolin extract praised by Dr Oz is good for you like it is for many, but maybe not. That’s why they are called “food supplements.” Depending on your individual situation, we might also require that you make some specific changes in your diet & eating habits and in your routines, in order to bring about the best possible result.
I look forward to talking more about this in future posts!
Have you ever gone to a Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner? What were your results?
If you are in the South Jersey area and would like to book a consultation with me, call 856-552-0570. If you are out of the area, you can find a practitioner near you by calling 866-418-4801. You can also go through this locate a clinician link.
In Nutrition Response Testing® we do not diagnose or treat disease.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Information used in this post was taken from Dr. Freddie Ulan and Dr. Dennis Rehrig.
Sarah is a wife, mom of 5, horse farm owner at Outlaw Acres Iowa, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also a Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines, and owns Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).