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What is Nutrition Response Testing?

Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine the underlying causes of ill health. When these are corrected through safe, natural, nutritional means, the body can repair itself in order to attain and maintain more optimum health.

NRT is precise and scientific. However, if I were to analyze you with NRT without explanation, you might find it strange or simply not believable. Granted, it is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.

When I first saw this type of work being done, my knee-jerk reaction was “Hmm, what is this strange stuff?” No one was more skeptical than I. But I admit, I was equally intrigued. So I studied NRT extensively to see if it was for real. I am sure happy I did! NRT has helped me improve my health greatly and the health of so many patients.

NRT enables me to help you improve your health. If you want to get healthy and stay healthy, it is important you understand what NRT is and what my recommendations are based on. Otherwise, you are less likely to follow through and actually do what you need to do to get well. 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? Let this inspire you: NRT results are often in the 90% and better range.

What Makes this Approach Unique?

Medical practice is a dichotomy: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the disease or syndrome), and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.). In NRT we do not diagnose or treat disease, but we do have a similar dichotomy: the analysis (assessing your body’s current health status), and the personalized health improvement program (What I call the Total Body Wellness Plan, using designed clinical nutrition).

The Analysis

NRT analysis is done by testing the body’s own neurological reflexes and certain acupuncture points. These points and areas on the body indicate the state of health and flow of energy in each organ and bodily function. 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. Interestingly, since the human anatomy has not 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 NRT reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy or lack of energy is having on the body. By testing these NRT reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, helping us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need. Doesn’t this sound needed and useful, to predict and pinpoint what is needed and wanted by the body to get you to the next stage of improved health?

How Do We Do the Nutrition Response Testing Analysis?

If I were to hook you up to an electrocardiograph machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you, right? But what is actually happening during this procedure? Electrical energy from 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.

In NRT, instead of connecting electrodes to the reflex areas being tested, the practitioner contacts these areas with their own hand. With the other hand, he/she tests 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.

Why is the Person who Referred You Feeling Better?

Because we did an NRT analysis for him or her, found the “active” reflexes, then made specific nutritional recommendations to help the body return to an improved state of health. Most importantly, the person, of their own commitment and diligence, is following through on our recommendations. We are prepared to do the exact same thing for you.

A Personalized Total Body Wellness Plan

After the analysis, our next step is to apply specific, time-tested and proven, highest-possible quality nutritional formulas against those weak areas, finding the ones that bring the reflexes back to strength. Consistent clinical experience tells us when we have found the correct formulas and supplements. 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, then uses drugs or surgery to attack or suppress the symptom, or even surgically remove the “offending” organ or part. In NRT, we use designed clinical nutrition to correct the cause of the problem, enabling the body to correct itself.

What is Designed Clinical Nutrition?

“Designed Clinical Nutrition” is exactly that: designed (specially-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), nutrition (real food, designed by nature to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully).

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. Because they are not made from whole foods, these vitamins are not “genuine replacement parts” as they lack many of the essential elements normally present in WHOLE foods. (Please ask about our audiotape “The Whole Truth About Vitamins” for an entertaining, in-depth explanation of this aspect of vitamins and other nutritional supplements.)

We provide concentrated whole food in a tablet, capsule, or powder, 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 NRT reflexes uncovered by your individual NRT analysis. These are nutrients you are simply not getting, or not assimilating, in your current diet. These deficiencies may be due to your personal eating habits, but also to some extent the lack of quality in the foods commercially available in today’s grocery stores or restaurants.


1. 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.

2. We make these highly concentrated therapeutic formulations available to you in tablets, capsules, or in powdered form to “supplement” your current diet. That’s why they are called “food supplements.”

3. Depending on your individual situation, we might also require that you make some specific changes in your eating habits and routines in order to bring about the best possible results.