Nutrition Response Testing
Nutrition Response Testing
Written by Dr. Fred Ulan, DC, CCN
Other satisfied clients have
referred most of our new clients to us. Did you hear about us from someone
who was very happy with his or her results? However you heard about us, you
probably want to know what “Nutrition Response Testing” or “NRT” is - and
what we do.
Let’s Get Started
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 NRT we do not diagnose or treat the
disease - but we also have two parts: the analysis and the personalized health improvement program
(using designed clinical nutrition).
Simply put, first we do an analysis and then
we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we
find in our analysis and 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.
NRT is a study of how different points on
the surface of the body relate to the state of health and the flow of
energy in each and every organ and function of the body.
Interestingly, since the 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 lack of
energy is having on the body. By testing the NRT reflexes, we have a system
of monitoring your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely
accurate clinically, and which helps to identify exactly what the body
needs and how well we are meeting that need.
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 get you to the next stage of improved health?
How do we access the NRT reflexes in order to get this information?
If we were to hook you up to an
electro-cardiograph machine and take a reading, that would make perfect
sense to you, right?
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 a chart. We could then study this graph and tell you
what it all means.
Here is what we do with Nutritional Response
Testing. Instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being
tested, the NRT practitioner contacts these points with his/her own hand.
With his/her other hand, he/she will test the muscle strength of your
extended arm. If the reflex being contacted reduces energy to the extended
arm, 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 we did an NRT analysis for him/her, and we found the “active” reflexes, and then
made specific nutritional recommendations to help the body return to a
better state of health.
We are prepared to do that exact same thing
for you now. Isn’t that exciting? However, the best is yet to come.
The “Personalized Health Improvement Program”
Let’s say the liver or kidney reflexes are active. Then
Our next step is to test specific,
time-tested and proven, highest possible quality nutritional formulas against
those weak areas, to find which ones bring the reflexes back to strength.
Our clinical experience tells 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 in
correcting 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 medicine the practitioner 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 NRT we use “DESIGNED CLINICAL NUTRITION”
to correct the cause of the problem, so that the body can regain the
ability to correct itself.
What exactly is "Designed Clinical Nutrition"?
First of all, 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. They are not ‘whole food’ and the body does not
actually recognize these as anything even vaguely beneficial (to put it mildly).
Because they are not made from whole foods,
‘over the counter’ vitamins lack the essential synergistic elements
normally present in WHOLE foods.
An example of a whole food could be carrots.
Carrots are high in Vitamin A Complex. A “complex” is something made up of
many different parts that work together. Synthetic vitamin A does not
contain the whole vitamin A complex found in nature. So, if we were looking
for a food high in vitamin A, carrots might be one of our choices.
If one actually were deficient in any of the
components of vitamin A complex, one would be wise to seek out a supplement
that was made from whole foods that were rich in this complex - not from
chemicals re-engineered in a laboratory to look like one little part of the
vitamin A complex that has been mislabeled as vitamin A.
Vitamins that are being used all over today
generally only need to have a small percentage of their actual content
derived from natural sources to be labeled “natural”. If they are not
derived from the whole foods, they often can make you more deficient and
nutritionally out of balance. They can create other health problems because
they do not contain all the co-factors found in nature that make the
So-called “scientific research” done with these
shoddy substitutes, repeatedly “proves” that vitamins don’t do much good
for anyone! Can you imagine who pays for these “researches”?
“Designed Clinical Nutrition” is exactly
that: designed (especially prepared based on a specific plan), clinical (pertaining
to results gotten in clinical use or actual practice on huge numbers of
clients over many years), and nutrition (real food designed by nature to
enable the body to repair itself and grow healthy).
It is the whole food in a tablet, capsule,
powder, and concentrated in a vacuum-cold press system that preserves all
the active enzymes and the vital components that make it work as the
Creator 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 analysis. These are nutrients you are simply
not getting, or are not assimilating, in your current diet.
These 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 the quality in the foods commercially available in
grocery stores or restaurants today.
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.
make these highly concentrated therapeutic formulations available to you in
tablets, capsules, or in a powdered form to supplement your current diet.
That is why they are called “food supplements”.
on your individual situation, we might also require that you make some
specific changes in your diet and eating habits, and in your routines, in
order to bring about the best possible results.
How are these whole food products and supplements produced?
One example of a designed clinical nutrition
supplement that we use is called “Catalyn”. This
product is produced by starting with a wide variety of carefully chosen
organically grown vegetables and taking the water and fiber out using a
vacuum. Low heat process - without heating or cooking
the vegetables, and then utilizing the concentrated food to make a bottle
of Standard Process Catalyn Tablets.
The key to this whole procedure is the way
it is done, using the “Standard Process” method:
nutrients are derived from plants grown on their own farms, in soil free of
pesticides - and no chemicals are ever used. Ph.D.’s check the soil before
the seeds are sown – and even the weeding is done by hand.
involved in the processing of these products is made of glass and stainless
used in processing harvested plants is never raised above the point of 90
degrees Fahrenheit, so that the active ingredients are not cooked, they
remain active and alive, and have a very long shelf life.
Your vitality and energy is derived from live food. Most
foods today are all dead - or are not really foods at all - as in boxed
cereals, canned vegetables, soda pop, etc. You can readily understand the
difference between dead, devitalized pseudo-foods, with the synthetic or
isolated vitamins on the one hand, and “Designed Clinical Nutrition” and a
diet of real foods on the other.
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 other clients from
many different types of healthcare practitioners, you can be assured that
NRT is capable of evaluating and solving your health concerns.
A complete NRT analysis can be done on each
client and each subsequent visit, thereby revealing the next layer of
dysfunction so these can also be addressed and corrected.
In this way, each client 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 - then the lock falls open.
By following the correct sequence as
revealed through NRT, 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 that way.
Many people we see in our practice have eaten themselves
into their current state of ill health. 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 this
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 maintain
the health of the body at the cellular level.
Nutrition provides the right basic materials
Testing tells you when and what to use to bring about a desired result
understanding of what we can do, can you see how we might be able to help
you do something effective to get yourself well? And once that is achieved,
do you see how you might be able to use this approach to stay well?
Now you have the complete 1-2-3 package. You now know:
What we do
How and why we do
What you need to
have the potential of restoring your health and staying healthy
But in the end you are the one responsible for your own condition.
And with our guidance, we feel that - if you are an NRT case - your chances
of greatly improving your health can be as high as 90% or better. In our
experience if our analysis indicates that you are not a NRT/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
NRT/ clinical nutritional case, then in our
experience, nothing else will ever come close to what you can possibly
achieve using NRT and Designed Clinical Nutrition.
We wish you the best of good luck in your
quest to take back the full responsibility for your health. Just remember
to do it one step at a time, and that we are here to guide you in that quest.
Once we accept your case, you can count on
us to do everything in our power to help you achieve your health
objectives, and to help you achieve a healthier, happier life.
May you never be the same.