What is Nutrition Response Testing?

Nutritional Response Testing is a non-invasive system for analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of ill health.


What does Nutritional Response Testing involve? Will it hurt?

Nothing about Nutritional Response Testing is painful. It veers from traditional medical diagnostics, yet it has been around for thousands of years. It simply combines nutrition with muscle testing – part of the science of applied kinesiology. It is a precise method based on principles of anatomy, physiology, and other sciences as well as philosophies from Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and massage.


What makes Nutritional Response Testing unique?

In traditional medical practice, there are two key elements: 1) the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and, 2) the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.).

In Nutritional Response Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease – but also have two parts: 1) the analysis (assessment of the body’s current health status) and, 2) a personalized health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).


What is “Designed Clinical Nutrition”?

Designed Clinical Nutrition is just that: designed (especially prepared based on a specific plan); clinical (pertaining to the results gotten in clinical use or actual practice on large numbers of patients over many years); and, nutrition (real food, designed by nature to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully).


How does this testing work on my body?

The Nutritional Response Testing practitioner contacts a specific organ, tissue or areas with his/her hand. With the other hand, he/she will test the muscle of your extended arm. If the organ/area being tested is “active” the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm. The arm will weaken. This weakness signifies underlying stress or dysfunction which can be affecting your health.


How will you treat my health problems?

In traditional medicine, the doctor makes a diagnosis and then uses drugs, therapy or surgery to attack or suppress the symptom or, remove the “offending” organ or malfunctioning part.

In Nutritional Response Testing we use Designed Clinical Nutrition in the form of quality supplements to correct the cause of the problem, so the body can regain the ability to correct and heal itself.


How are the supplements dispensed?

In most cases, it is a concentrated whole food, in a tablet, capsule or powder. Supplements are prepared using a unique manufacturing process that preserves all 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 Nutritional Response Testing organs/areas. The affected organs, tissue or areas are not getting the right nutrients or not assimilating into your body from the current diet or over the counter supplements.


What makes these supplements different than what I can buy at the grocery or drug store?

“Over-the-counter” vitamins are pharmaceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin structures reproduced in a laboratory. Because they are not made from whole foods, over-the-counter vitamins are not genuine replacement parts as they lack many of the essential elements normally present in WHOLE foods.

Vitamins sold over-the-counter generally only need to have a small percentage of their actual content derived from natural sources to be labeled “natural”. If they are not derived from whole foods, they often make you more deficient and nutritionally out-of-balance. They can create other health problems because they do not contain all the co-factors found in nature that make the vitamins work.


What is a “Whole Food”?

Carrots are an example of a whole food. Carrots are high in Vitamin A Complex. A complex is something made up of many parts that work together. Synthetic Vitamin A does not contain the whole “Vitamin A Complex” found in nature. So, if you’re looking for a food high in complex Vitamin A, carrots are a good choice.

If you happen to be deficient in any of the components of Vitamin A Complex, it would be wise to seek out a supplement made from whole foods that are rich in this complex – not from chemicals re-engineered in a laboratory.


Is it possible to restore my health?

 Many people we see have eaten themselves, to one degree or another, into their current state of ill-health. These deficiencies or imbalances lead to a breakdown in resistance, or immunity, and loss of the ability to cope with environmental stresses (i.e. food, immune, chemical, or otherwise).

Nutritional Response Testing tells you when and what to use to bring about the desired health result while Designed Clinical Nutrition provides the materials to help your body heal itself from the inside. So yes, it is possible to reverse the process! Keep in mind, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.


How can I expect my body to respond to this reversal and restoration?

Each cell, tissue, and organ in your body is in the process of replacing itself every day, month and year. The health of each organ is dependent on making the correct nutrients available to upgrade or to maintain the health of the body at a cellular level.

In the end, you are responsible for your own condition. With our guidance, your chances of greatly improving your health can be as high as 90% or better. It’s up to you to follow your practitioner’s guidelines on supplements and nutrition to get a better handle on your health.


Why not just eat healthy and forego the supplements and treatment?

Although eating clean, organic, whole foods will go a long way to optimal health, unfortunately, our food has only a fraction of the nutrients that it had 100 years ago. Our soil is depleted and toxic and it reflects in the food quality. Many of us are sick because of this, combined with eating processed foods. We simply need more than what’s in food to give the body what it needs to heal and work at its best. Nutrition Response Testing and specifically designed supplements will guide your body to optimal health for many years to come.