What Is Nutrient Response Testing?

Nutrient Response Testing (aka muscle testing) is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine the underlying cause of your condition. When these are corrected through safe, natural, nutritional means, the body can use the nutrients and remedies provided to repair itself in order to re-achieve homeostasis.

Nutrient Response Testing is very precise and scientific and is a form of applied Kinesiology. However, most people don’t believe in it or think it is strange – only because it is probably very different from anything they’ve seen.

Most non-holistic doctors will claim Muscle testing is illegitimate.  It does not involve anything invasive or cause any damage to the body and because it does not make doctors any money (it’s free!), they don’t agree with it! The body is extremely powerful and it knows exactly what it needs. Our bodies only goal or purpose is to SURVIVE and when it becomes out of balance, it will do everything it can to remain in balance and functioning for as long as it can. When you introduce a nutrient the body is deficient in, it will respond, letting you know it needs that specific supplement. Likewise, if it is sensitive to  certain food, it will also respond letting you know it cannot have that food. It is pretty incredible when you listen to your body!

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 holistic health and when using Nutrition Response Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease. Instead, we perform an analysis (the assessment of your body’s current health status) and then create your personalized protocol (using designed clinical nutrition, homeopathy, etc).

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The analysis is done through testing the body’s autonomic nervous system.

Nutrient Response Testing analyzes different areas on the surface of the body that relate to the state of health and to the flow of energy in each and every organ and function of the body. This information is derived from the part of the nervous system whose job it is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. Interestingly, since the human body has not changed significantly in thousands of years, the use of these organs / areas have become very useful in practice because they are so accurate.

I use NRT in my practice to determine the best supplements for YOUR body by seeing how your body reacts. Essentially, NRT is how we speak to the body in order to see what it needs and what it doesn’t. It can also be used to determine food sensitivities, emotional traumas, organ imbalances and so much more.

Each area that gives a response 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 organs / areas, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, and that helps us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need.

Instead of running dozens of expensive and often inconclusive tests, the practitioner uses muscle testing  with his/her own hand. Supplements, foods or questions are given/asked to the patient  while his/her arm is extended.  If a questions is asked about trauma or organ dysfunction and it is “active” the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm, and the arm will weaken and drop. This drop in strength signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which can be affecting your health. This information tells us exactly where the issues are in the body and what areas we need to focus on rebalancing.

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Once we have determined the root cause of your condition or symptoms, the next step is to test specific nutritional formulas against those weak areas, to find which ones bring the organ/areas back to strength.

Once we determine what your body needs to begin working on reestablishing homeostasis, a complete protocol is made for the client to follow.

In medicine, the medical doctor makes a diagnosis and then uses drugs or surgery to attack or suppress the symptom, or to surgically remove the “offending” organ or malfunctioning part. In Nutrient Response Testing we use personalized clinical nutrition and homeopathy to correct the cause of the problem, so that the body can regain the ability to correct itself naturally and effectively.

5 Replies to “What Is Nutrient Response Testing?”

  1. Definitely very interesting! I thought this was similar to manual muscle testing that is done in therapy (I am an occupational therapy practitioner), until I read the full article! Do you do this for every in-person client?

  2. I would love to hear more about how and where you got trained on this, I know the basics but still don’t trust my responses.
    Thanks again for all that you do and share

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