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FAQ Nutrition Response Testing


WHAT IS NUTRITION RESPONSE TESTING?

Nutrition Response Testing is a technology that reveals the “missing piece,” the key to solving your health concern. By accessing the autonomic nervous system (ANS), critical information about your bodily functions is discovered. Autonomic means “occurring involuntarily.” Bodily functions like eye blinking, heart and breathing rates, digestive metabolism, immune response, hormone regulation, and so forth are regulated by the ANS.

There are two controls to the ANS: sympathetic and parasympathetic. Think of them as our body’s accelerator and brake — our “go” pedal and “whoa” pedal! When our bodies are healthy and in balance, these systems function properly and in tune with one another — the sympathetic dominates when we are active, the parasympathetic when we are resting. These regulators are responsible for healthy function including our ability to heal . It is when there is an imbalance that we experience symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, allergies, acid reflux, high blood pressure, chronic pain, immune deficiencies, headaches, migraines and the like. Think of these symptoms as “check engine lights” or “alarm bells.” These imbalances can be corrected safely, naturally, and effectively by accessing the ANS using Nutrition Response Testing.

The technique is PAINLESS, POWERFUL and PERSONALIZED. A practitioner uses his/her hand, pressing lightly on a patient’s acupuncture points, reflex locations, or body organs while simultaneously checking a strong muscle group. In this way (1) we identify the stressors adversely affecting your organs or glands, (2) we identify their priority, and (3) we determine the corresponding tools to correct your imbalance(s).

We then pinpoint the correct whole-food supplements and/or herbs for your body and recommend needed dietary and lifestyle changes. The result is a personalized health improvement program that addresses your own body’s imbalances and corrects its operation. Our goals are the same as yours: achieving good health and feeling good again — safely, naturally, and effectively. By following your personalized Nutrition Response Testing program, you will experience and sustain better health. It’s that simple!


WHAT IS THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM?

Autonomic means “occurring involuntarily.” Bodily functions like eye blinking, heart and breathing rates, digestive metabolism, immune response, hormone regulation, and so forth are regulated by the ANS. There are two controls to the ANS: sympathetic and parasympathetic. Think of them as our body’s accelerator and brake~ our go pedal and whoa pedal! When our bodies are healthy and in balance, these systems function properly and in tune with one another — the sympathetic dominates when we are active, the parasympathetic when we are resting. These regulators are responsible for healthy function including our ability to heal. It is when there is an imbalance that we experience symptoms such as allergies, acid reflux, high blood pressure, chronic pain, headaches and the like. Think of these symptoms as “check engine lights” or “alarm bells”. These imbalances can be corrected safely, naturally, and effectively by accessing the ANS.


HOW DO WE ACCESS THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM?

We use Applied Kinesiology, commonly known as muscle testing. The technique is PAINLESS , POWERFUL and PERSONALIZED . It involves using the practioner’s hand, lightly pressing on different acupuncture points or reflex locations on the body while simultaneously checking a strong muscle group. This highly effective method of evaluation gives the practitioner essential information about what your body says it’s requirements for a return to health are. Book learning and clinical experience, which is the sum total of theoretical and educated knowledge can clearly help us get close to what may be required to pinpoint the solution for your health concern. But what separates Nutrition Response Testing from most other treatment strategies is the critical information obtained from the body itself or as we say~accessing it’s innate intelligence in order to find the precise answer to your health concern.


WHERE DID IT ORIGINATE?

Nutrition Response Testing, was developed by Freddie Ulan, D.C., N.D., C.C.N., and Lester Bryman, D.C. It is based on decades of successful clinical outcomes helping sick people restore their health naturally—without drugs, without surgery, non-invasively, and often relatively rapidly. It combines knowledge of acupuncture, the oriental medical system, with the breakthroughs of applied and clinical kinesiology developed by George Goodheart, D.C., and Alan Beardall, D.C. Nutrition Response Testing utilizes the most workable advancements and refinements in the field, including that of two notable medical researchers, Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D., and Yoshiaki Omura, M.D. In this system we do not “diagnose” or “treat” diseases. Instead we use revolutionary tools along with traditional diagnostic procedures that allow the trained practitioner to obtain a highly dependable assessment of a patient’s current health status. This assessment combined with an understanding of anatomy, physiology, neurology, kinesiology, and biochemistry allows us to actually correct the underlying causes of disease rather than simply suppress its symptoms.


WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM OUR NUTRITIONAL HEALING PROGRAM?

Men, Women, Children! Anyone who wants to improve their health — or maintain the good health they currently enjoy. Anyone who wants to lose weight naturally and effectively without drugs or “miracle diets.” Anyone who wants to boost their energy level, curb their sugar or carbohydrate cravings, or take less medication. In other words, anyone who seriously wants to address their own body’s “dis-ease!”


WHAT CONDITIONS CAN IT ADDRESS?

Here is just a partial list of conditions we address and conquer on a daily basis: weight control, fatigue, stress and depression, acid reflux, ADHD, allergies, arthritis, asthma, bloating, high blood pressure, candida, high cholesterol, chronic pain, colds and flu, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivities, headaches and migraines, heart conditions, IBS~IBD, infertility, menopause and PMS, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, skin/hair/nail issues, tremors — and others.

WHAT IS THE NUTRITION RESPONSE TESTING PROGRAM?

It is an individualized health improvement program designed to restore normal bodily function. The reason we succeed where others have failed is because we access the your body’s innate intelligence and combine it with our educated intelligence. We find the hidden health problems!

HOW SOON WILL I SEE IMPROVEMENT?

Plain and simple, you’ll feel better. You will see dramatic changes in your functional illness. However, it must be emphasized that these changes often occur over a period of months — not days.

Although every case is different, we often hear enthusiastic reports from patients in as little as 4-6 weeks. The most impressive results often come from those that have followed their nutritional program closely. “Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

Generally chronic health problems do not develop overnight, and many of them can be linked to years of improper diet. This, along with environmental influences creates nutritional deficiencies and imbalances which lead to organ dysfunction.

Therefore, the sooner and more thoroughly you implement the program, the sooner you will start to see results. Our goal in creating a custom designed nutritional program for you is to identify old habits and routines that have contributed to your current condition and replace them with healthy ones.


WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE AT YOUR CLINIC?

On your first visit a thorough health history is taken and your initial Nutrition Response Testing examination is performed.

During this exam, we accurately determine what conditions of stress or deficiency are interfering with your body’s healing process.

You will be tested for five common stressors:

  • Scars
  • Food sensitivities
  • Immune challenge
  • Chemical challenge
  • Metal challenge

Next, the priority gland or organ is determined. Finally, nutritional whole-food supplements or herbs are recommended to support your specific needs. This is all done painlessly by the practitioner, applying light pressure with his/her hand on reflexes/acupuncture points associated with a specific organ or gland while simultaneously checking a strong muscle group.


THE CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Most people assume that because children are young, they are healthy. This is untrue — and now more than ever. Due to the refined, processed, and adulterated foods we eat, our children are not getting the nutrition they need. How can we provide them with a strong foundation of health with so many nutritional deficiencies present around them? Every child should be on a nutritional program and, just as with our adult clients, our programs are specially designed to address the personalized needs of your child. Childhood “dis-eases” need not be a permanent life sentence, and many are simply nutritional deficiencies. Once addressed, the symptoms may improve dramatically or disappear altogether. Please note that we only accept children as clients if at least one parent is actively on a health improvement program. Children of clients who are currently on a natural health improvement program may qualify for a 40% reduction off all adult rates. Positive reinforcement is key: you cannot expect your child to give up junk food if you don’t!


To learn more, contact us today!


The Chiropractic Office of Dr. Bob Apol
Birmingham (205) 251-1251