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Nutrition Response Testing

Nutrition Response Testing is very precise and scientific. However, if I were to analyze you using Nutrition Response Testing before explaining it to you, you might find it strange, or simply not believable. It is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.  

I completely understand this reaction because when I first saw this type of testing being done, I wondered how it could possibly work. As a result of my questioning, I studied Nutrition Response Testing extensively to see if it were a legitimate technique. I am really happy I did because it has helped me improve my health, and because of Nutrition Response Testing, I am able to help you improve your health.

Quite frankly, if you want to get healthy and stay healthy, it is important that you understand what Nutrition Response Testing is and what my recommendations are based on.
Otherwise, you are less likely to follow through and actually do what you need 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?

Nutrition Response Testing is a study of how the different points on the surface of the body respond to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body. We will refer to these point as Nutrition Response Testing reflexes.

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. Nutrition is given based on changes in these reflexes. Testing these reflexes is a way to monitor your body at each visit. This system has proven to be extremely accurate clinically and helps us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need.

In 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). This is a great way to determine what is needed and wanted by your body. This will get you to the next stage of improved health much faster than the traditional guess-and-check methods of other nutritional programs.

Simply put, first we do an analysis, and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you address 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.

How exactly 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. 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, s/he 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 I did a Nutrition Response Testing analysis for him or her, I found the “active” reflexes, and then made specific nutritional recommendations to help his/her body return to a better state of health.

Second 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-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 when we work out a highly personalized nutritional supplement schedule, we have accomplished the most important first step towards correcting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused the reflex to be active in the first place. These nutritional 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 in grocery stores or restaurants today. By following the program as precisely as possible, you are well on your way to restoring normal function and improving your health.

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.


Through an analysis of your body’s reflexes, I help you to determine the exact nutrients you need to supplement your diet to bring about balance and better health.

We make sure these highly concentrated therapeutic formulations are available to you in tablets, capsules, or in powdered form to “supplement” your current diet. 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 results.

One example of a designed clinical nutrition supplement that we might use  is called “Catalyn”. This product is produced by starting with a wide variety of carefully chosen organically grown vegetables, taking the water and fiber out using a vacuum and then utilizing the concentrated food to make a bottle of Standard Process Catalyn Tablets.

A complete Nutrition Response Testing analysis can be done on each patient on each subsequent visit, thereby revealing the next layers of dysfunction so these can also be addressed and corrected. In this way, each patient gets a completely individualized handling in the correct sequence for his or her body. Very much like opening a combination lock, you must use the right numbers in the right sequence and in the right direction at the right time in order for the lock to fall open.

By following the correct sequence as revealed through Nutrition Response Testing, you don’t “shot - gun” your diet or supplements. With a correctly done Nutrition Response Testing analysis, we can determine the correct food supplements for you - designed to give your body the best possible chance of getting well and staying that way.


Many people I see in my practice have eaten themselves into their current state of ill-health , to one degree or another. The deficiencies or imbalances lead to a breakdown in resistance, or immunity, and a loss of the ability to cope with environmental stresses (chemical, microscopic, or otherwise).

The good news is that it is possible to reverse the process!
It is possible to restore your health. What could be more natural? What could be more correct? 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.

Designed Clinical Nutrition provides the right basic materials. Nutrition Response Testing tells you when and what to use to bring about the desired result. Once that is achieved you can use this approach to stay well.

Now you have the complete 1 - 2 - 3 package. You now know:
What I do
How and why I do it
What you need to do to have the potential of restoring your health and staying healthy.

But in the end you are the one responsible for your own condition. With my guidance, I feel that - if you are a Nutrition Response Testing case - your chances of greatly improving your health can be as high as 90% or better.

In my experience, if my analysis indicates that you are not a Nutrition Response Testing / nutritional case then, in all probability, while a nutritional program may give you some benefit, it may not give you the maximum results you desire. But if our analysis confirms that you are an Nutrition Response Testing / clinical nutrition case, then, in my experience, nothing else will ever come close to what you can possibly achieve using Nutrition Response Testing and Designed Clinical Nutrition.

I wish the best of good luck in your quest to take back full responsibility for your health. Just remember to do it one step at time, and that I am here to guide you in that quest.

Once I accept your case, you can count on me to do everything in my power to help you achieve a healthier, happier life.

May you never be the same.


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