What is Nutrition Response Testing?
Nutrition Response Testing is very precise and scientific. However, if I were to analyze you 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. I can completely understand that because when I first saw this type of work being done, my first reaction was “Hmm, what is this strange stuff?” No one was more skeptical than I was. As a result, I studied Nutrition Response Testing extensively to see if it was for real. And I am sure happy I did because it has helped me improve my health, and because of Nutrition Response Testing, we are able to help you improve your health.
If you want to get healthy and stay healthy, it is important that you understand what Nutrition Response Testing is, and what our recommendations are based on. Otherwise, you are less likely to follow through and actually do what you need to do to get well. To put it simply, if you don’t follow through, you won’t get well. And if you are not going to get well, why do it in the first place?
The results we have been having with Nutrition Response Testing are often in the 90% and better range. The only reason we are here is to help you get well. We have no other reason. That is why I want to make sure you get the correct understanding of what Nutrition Response Testing is right form the start.
Let’s get started!
In medical practice, there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and /or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.). With Nutrition Response Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease – but we also have two parts: the analysis and the personal health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).
Simply put, first we do an analysis, and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis of your body and condition.
First the Analysis
The analysis is done through testing the body’s own neurological reflexes and acupuncture points. The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job 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. Nutrition Response Testing is a study of how the different points on the surface of the body regulate to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body. Interestingly, since the human anatomy has now changed significantly in thousands of years, the utilization of these reflexes and specific points have become extremely useful in our practice because they are so accurate!
Think about it!
Each Nutrition Response Testing reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy, or the lack of energy, is having on the body. By testing the Nutrition Response Testing reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body 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. Doesn’t this sound like something you would want for yourself in order to predict, with certainty, what is needed and wanted by the body to get you to the next stage of improved health?
How do we access the Nutrition Response Testing reflexes to get this information?
If I were to hook you up to an electrocardiograph machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you, right? What is actually happening during this procedure? Electrical energy form the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the electrocardiograph record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. I could then study this graph and tell you what it all means.
Here is what we do with Nutrition Response Testing. Instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, the Nutrition Response Testing doctor contacts these points with his/her own hand. With his other hand, he/she will test the muscle strength 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 dysfunction, which can be affecting your health.
Why is the person who referred you feeling better?
Because we did a Nutrition Response Testing analysis for him or her, we found the “active” reflexes, and then made specific nutritional recommendations to help the body return to a better state of health. We are prepared to do the exact same thing for you now. Isn’t that exciting? However, the best is yet to come.
The second part – the “Personalized Health Improvement Program”
Let’s say the liver or kidney reflexes are active. Then what?
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. Our decades of clinical experience tell us that when we have found the correct nutritional supplements, as indicated by this procedure, and when we work out a highly personalized nutritional supplement schedule, we have accomplished the most important first step 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.
It’s that simple!
In medicine, the medical doctor makes a diagnosis and then uses drugs or surgery to attack or suppress the symptom, or to surgically remove the “offending” organ or part. 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 exactly is DESIGNED CLINICAL NUTRITION?
First of all, Designed Clinical Nutrition is not ‘over-the-counter’ vitamins. Over-the-counter vitamins are pharmaceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin structures reproduced in a laboratory. They are not “whole food,” and the body does not actually recognize these as anything even vaguely beneficial (to put it mildly). Because they are not made from whole foods, “over-the-counter” vitamins lack the essential synergistic elements normally present in WHOLE foods.
And example of a whole food could be carrots. Carrots are high in Vitamin A Complex. A “complex” is something made up of many different parts that work together. Synthetic vitamin A does not contain the whole “Vitamin A Complex” found in nature. So, if we were looking for a food high in Vitamin A, carrots might be one of our choices. If one actually were deficient in any of the components of Vitamin A Complex, one would be wise to seek out a supplement that was made from whole foods that were rich in this complex – not from chemicals engineered in a laboratory to look like one little part of the vitamin A Complex that was erroneously been labeled as “Vitamin A.”
Vitamins that are being used all over today 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 even more deficient and nutritionally out–of-balance. They can create other health problems because they do not contain all of the co-factors found in nature that make the vitamins work. So-called “scientific research,” done with these shoddy substitutes, repeatedly “proves” that vitamins are good for anyone! Can you imagine who pays for this “research?”
“Designed Clinical Nutrition” is exactly that: designed (especially 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).
It is whole food in a tablet, capsule or powder, concentrated in a vacuum, cold-process system that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components that make it work as the Creator 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. These deficiencies may be due to your past personal eating habits and routines, but it is for sure due, in some large extent, to the lack of quality in the foods commercially available.
What Patients are saying about Nutrition Response Testing at Humfeld Family Chiropractic
My Name is Mary G. and I have been coming to Dr. Lisa for just 3 short weeks and it has changed my life for the better. I work retail and by 2:00 in the afternoon I would be wishing for a nap already. Every day felt like a constant struggle to get through my busy day. I was taught to believe that this was normal; if you worked hard you were expected to be tired. Since I came to Dr. Lisa, I feel better. I can breeze through my day without thinking how much more I have to do before I could rest. Christmas is the most stressed time of the year in my job. Usually by Christmas Day I am exhausted and sick, and really don’t get to enjoy the holiday and my family. This year was much better. I have not changed my diet radically. I have followed what Dr. Lisa has told me: to avoid the things that my body did not like. It is working! I have more energy, I feel better and it is helping my marriage. My husband works second shift and I don’t get to see him until after 10 PM. Usually I would be so tired I really didn’t want to be bothered and would get “cranky” if he wanted me to stay up and spend some time with him. The one girl that I work with noticed a difference in me. She asked me what’s going on that I was in such a good mood. Thank you Dr. Lisa for all your help. I never want to feel the way I used to. Tired, miserable and depressed were normal, but I don’t want to feel that way anymore. ——-M. G.
Before coming to Dr. Lisa, I was certain that the next time I visited my family doctor she would put me on cholesterol medication. Well, to my amazement, after my blood work I was within range that I didn’t need to take the medication. I was determined not to go the standard way of taking a pill that would have twice as many side effects. I know now by coming to the Humfeld Family Chiropractic and working one on one with Dr. Lisa, I’ll have a healthy life using natural products. ——S. M.
Prior to treatment, I found myself so exhausted that I could hardly function. I have two small children and could barely complete the “usual” daily routines, let alone anything extra. All I wanted to do was sleep and I was well aware of how apathetic I had become. I was tired no matter how much sleep I got. Since I started taking the recommended supplements and following my program guidelines, I feel like I did prior to having children. I wake up with energy, enjoy my children, and have pursued interests that I was too exhausted to even think about before. I truly thank Dr. Lisa and her staff for helping me to feel so well! ——S. B.
I suffered from migraines all of my life. I took a lot of medicine for my headaches. I have been coming here for 3 weeks now. Taking the supplements and changing my eating habits and I haven’t taken any medicine for my headaches for 3 weeks now. ——M. C.
Before I came to the HFC I no longer fit in my skinny jeans, not my period jeans. I was tired all the time. I had no energy or motivation to do what I had to do let alone what I wanted to do. Now I have energy and I’m cleaning out my house doing all the things I let lay. I am motivated to do them and I’m getting it done. My mind is clearer than ever, having clarity of thought. And even my eye sight is less cloudy. I feel like that song “I can see clearly now, the rain has gone.” And now my period pants are big and I fit comfortably in my skinny jeans. All the pants I bought last summer (my fat jeans) are pretty huge. When I run in them I have to hold them up. I can say that changing my eating habits and not cheating, along with the supplements, has changed my life. Thank you Dr. Lisa. I thank God for you. ——–P. T.