Nutritional Response Testing (NRT)

The reason I’m here is to help you get well.  This is why I want to make sure that you fully understand what Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) is.  It is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.  It is precise and scientifically based.  It is important that you understand NRT as this is the foundation for which all of the recommendations are made.  If you don’t understand it, then you might not follow through with the program.  By using NRT most clients will experience 90% or better improvement in their overall health. Each of us are unique in our nutritional profile meaning that we all have different sensitivities to certain foods, make us more likely to have certain types of diseases, and a difference in how we digest our foods.  This profile can also change as we age. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees food as not only a source of our energy but also as medicine.  Food is connected to both our internal and external environment, therefore the seasons and weather are in charge of what we eat and when. TCM believes that even though an illness can be related to an organ dysfunction, it can also be related to a block in the flow of the energy that is called chi or qi.  This energy is contained within our blood and flows to all the tissues, cells, and organs of the body.  When this energy is blocked or weakened is when we have illness and poor health.  This can happen due to diet, stress, trauma, lifestyle and/or environment.  Most often acupuncture works to regulate this flow, but often nutrition needs to be addressed as well.  Nutrition can also be used instead of acupuncture to help you on the path to better health. Nutrition Response Testing involves examining how your chi is flowing and where there may be blockages.  Part of Nutritional Response Testing is to determine which vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you are lacking or overproducing. We then determine which foods and supplements that you will need to correct this imbalance. Deborah uses only the finest whole food organic supplements.  The high quality of these supplements means the body is receiving, processing, and absorbing ALL of the nutrients it needs to restore normal function to all the organs and tissues.  

What is Nutritional Response Testing? 

Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive process using the body’s nervous system to determine any nutritional deficiencies or organ dysfunction.  Using this method finds the underlying cause of your illness or why your health is not to your liking.  The nervous system regulates all of the organs and their functions. In medical practices there are two key parts.  These are the diagnosis of your disease or syndrome and the treatment.  The treatment may consist of drugs, surgery, etc….  In NRT we don’t diagnose or treat disease but there are still two parts.  The analysis (testing) and the personalized health program (Designed Clinical Nutrition).  

What is the Process for Testing?

An analysis is done by testing the body’s neurological reflexes and acupuncture points.  In NRT the acupuncture points relate to the state of health and the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body. Each NRT area that responds, represents a specific organ, tissue or function.  The reflex action indicates whether that energy or lack of energy is having on the body.  Testing these reflexes provides us with a system to monitor the body at each visit to determine what is needed and how you are progressing. To test these reflexes, acupressure points will be found using the practitioner’s own hand.  With the other hand the muscle of your extended arm will be tested for a response.  If the point being touched is active the nervous system responds by not allowing the arm to remain extended with pressure.  This weakness indicates where the underlying dysfunction or deficiency is that may be affecting your health. After determining where there may be a deficiency you are again tested for the correct whole food nutritional supplement that can correct this imbalance.  You can tell if it’s the correct supplement because your arm will now be strong.   These high quality supplements are actually providing real food that your body can use to correct and support the area that has become blocked or weakened. It’s that simple, you will then receive you Designed Clinical Nutrition Program to address the cause of the problem and allow the body to regain the ability to support and heal itself. With Nutrition Response Testing, Designed Clinical Nutrition and Standard Process supplements you will receive a structured, natural way to restore your health.