Healthy eating and guided nutrition are an important part of holistic medicine. To help facilitate lasting positive changes to your health, it is essential to take a look at your lifestyle and make changes where necessary. This is an integral part of your treatment plan, whether through Nutrition Response Testing℠ (NRT), clinical nutrition or Chinese food therapy.


What is Nutrition Response Testing™ (NRT)?


NRT is a non-invasive system of analyzing causes of ill health. When these are corrected through safe, natural

and nutritional means, the body can repair itself in order to attain and maintain more optimum health. NRT

is used to determine the exact supplements your body needs in order to obtain optimal health.

In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the “disease” or

syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.).


In Nutrition Response Testing™ we do not diagnose or treat disease but we also have two parts:  the analysis

 and the personalized health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).


The analysis is performed simply by using your body’s own muscle group in combination with acupressure

points to determine where the underlying weakness is in the body and then, using the same technique we

design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in the analysis.

First the Analysis

The analysis is done through testing the body’s neurological reflexes and acupressure 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.

                                      NRT is a study of how the different points on the surface of the body relate to the state of health and to the flow of                                       energy in each and every organ and function of the body.  Since human anatomy has not changed significantly in                                       thousands of years, the utilization of these reflexes and specific points has 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 the lack of                                       energy, is having on the body.  By testing these reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that                                       helps us identify what your needs and how well we are meeting those needs.  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 help you reach                                       the next stage of optimal health?


How Do We Access the Nutrition Response Testing™ Reflexes in Order to Get This Information?


If we were to hook you up to an EKG machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you, right? What is actually happening during that procedure? Electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the EKG record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. We could then study this graph and tell you what it all means. In Nutrition Response Testing™, instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, the practitioner contacts these points with his/her own hand. With the other hand, he/she will test the muscles 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 may be affecting your health.


Let’s say the liver or kidney reflexes are active, then what?

Our next step is to test specific high quality nutritional supplements 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, a indicated by this procedure, and when we work out a highly personalized nutritional supplement schedule, we have accomplished the most important first step of supporting 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 Nutrition Response Testing™ we use designed clinical nutrition to address the causes of the problem, so that the body can regain the ability to heal and support itself.


There is a Great Deal of Technology and Know-How Behind What We Do

Having been designed through decades of clinical use on tens of thousands of clients, and on clients from many different types of health care practitioners, you can be assured that Nutrition Response Testing™ is capable of evaluating and possibly solving your health concerns.


A complete NRT analysis can be done on each client on each subsequent visit, thereby revealing the next layers of dysfunction so these can also be addressed and supported.


In this way, each client gets 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 – then the lock opens.


By following the correct sequence as revealed through Nutrition Response Testing™, you don’t “shot-gun”

your diet or supplements.  With a correctly done NRT analysis, we can determine the correct food

supplements for you – designed to give your body the best possible chance of getting well and staying well.


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 balanced and improved 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 may 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.

Many people we see in our practice have eaten themselves into their current state of ill-health, to one degree or another.  Nutritional 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 may be possible to reverse the process!


Is It 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 results.  With this understanding of what we do, we feel you can comprehend how we are able to work with you to help you more effectively improve your health.  Once that is achieved, do you see how you might be able to use this approach to stay well?