Nutritional Response Testing is a way to prioritize treatment for healing and maintenance of the vital organs. We all are exposed to bacteria, viruses, chemicals, heavy metals, and other potentially harmful substances and pathogens on a regular basis. This exposure can promote illness, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, sleep disturbance, hormone imbalance, depression and anxiety, and even recurrent musculoskeletal problems. These same challenges, left untreated, can make it hard to get better, even with the best efforts.

Nutrition Response Testing is a very useful tool, the result of development and refinement of the work and discoveries of the most innovative doctors of our time. It has its roots in Applied Kinesiology, which is a diagnostic system of muscle testing. In Applied Kinesiology, or AK, good health is the result of balancing structural integrity of the skeleton, muscles and ligaments, with good biochemical function and mental-emotional balance. Everything really is connected, and structural, biochemical, and mental-emotional issues are not isolated from each other. Nutrition Response Testing provides information from the body itself to accurately correct problems in the biochemical part of the picture. It is not diagnostic, because it doesn’t identify diseases, only weakness or imbalance. Healing is noticeable over time when the treatment is accurate.

I use a strong muscle in your body, usually an arm muscle, and check all the vital organs by compressing their general region on your body to see if the strong arm is temporarily weakened by the compression. Usually at least one organ or region will test showing that there is nutritional deficiency or a healing challenge. It does not indicate disease or pathology, just that there is some issue. I also use testing vials that are very dilute essences of different common pathogens, contaminants, food sensitivities, and heavy metals. By seeing what changes the muscle test challenge, either from weak to strong or from strong to weak, I can determine what course of nutritional therapy to prescribe. I may strongly suggest you eliminate certain foods from your diet for a while, especially sugar, which promotes or worsens many health problems and will decrease the effectiveness of the treatment. Retesting is necessary to monitor your progress. Once per week in the beginning is optimal, and frequency of testing decreases as you regain you health, strength, and vitality.