The Health Corner Vol. 16 – Unique Nutrition Response Testing II
In my last article I described the first steps to finding and addressing a patient’s health issues by using Nutrition Response Testing. I would like to continue discussing this process, so that you can get a more complete picture of how I use this extremely comprehensive tool to help my patients achieve their best health.
I believe that Nutrition Response Testing is such a great diagnostic tool because of its emphasis on identifying the stressors a patient’s body is under. In our modern age there are certain factors that must be considered when thinking of individual health that were not a concern just 50 to 100 years before. We are constantly subjected to environmental hazards, such as adulterated food, bacterial and viral immune challenges, heavy metals and chemicals in the products we use, and in our air and water. These stressors are working on our bodies without us being aware of it, and wreaking havoc on our health and well-being. In fact, very often these stressors and others, too, affect our health adversely.
Let me give you an example. Let’s say that the stomach is found to be the primary area that needs to be addressed in a given patient. The mainstream nutritional approach might be to use enzymes to support the stomach and facilitate digestion. While this may be helpful, it may not always address the root cause of the problem. Different stressors, such as the ones I have mentioned, can cause a variety of symptoms. I have seen in my practice patients who had similar symptoms, but each were being affected by very different stressors. Using Nutrition Response Testing, I am able to identify which stressor is causing the problem and work to support the body so it can overcome the stressor that is making each individual patient ill.
Once a patient’s stressor or stressors are identified, the Nutrition Response Testing procedure also allows the patient to see his or her body respond to the supplemental support given through a procedure called pulsing. I can find an organ that is very weak, and over the course of several weeks show the patient how he is moving toward health. This is important because initially symptoms may not seem to resolve, but if the pulsing value continues to rise with each successive visit, then the patient knows that improvement is occurring.
Another unique characteristic of Nutrition Response Testing is that it helps me to find just the right supplement and number of pills for each individual patient. This is because the procedure focuses only on the organ or organ system that needs help in each successive layer. (Please recall the ‘pyramid effect’ mentioned in the previous article) Typically, when I do a reflex exam I find anywhere from one to six weak reflexes on any given patient. Does this mean I must give supplements for every reflex found? No. If I find more than one weak reflex it becomes necessary to determine the one of these that the body wishes to address first. This is extremely important, because the treatment of that one particular priority reflex may handle three, four, or five different reflexes all at the same time. So, instead of the patient walking out of the clinic with several different supplements for all the weak reflexes found, he or she may have only to purchase a very few. This is a very cost effective way to help the patient take his or her first steps toward better health.
The human body is designed to heal itself. Scientists and researchers have spent hundreds and hundreds of years trying to figure out how the body really functions, but it is too complex to truly comprehend. I have found that the best way to help the body achieve health is to use its innate intelligence to tell me and my patient what to do. And Nutrition Response Testing is the only procedure I know about that actually allows for this kind of communication.
But then, this procedure is unique in so many ways. It allows the tester to read the body of a patient to find the problem. It evaluates the autonomic nervous system, the regulator of the body, for problems and affords the way to fix any found. It identifies stressors in a patient’s body and corrects them. It provides a protocol to finding weak reflexes in the body indicating organs needing support, and even prioritizes those reflexes so that the least number of supplements can be used to achieve optimal results. Most of all, Nutrition Response Testing recognizes each patient as an individual and allows the practitioner to develop a tailor-made program for each one.
I am truly grateful to have this comprehensive and effective tool to use with my patients. My purpose is to help people regain their health, and I don’t think there is anything else that can help me achieve this goal better than Nutrition Response Testing.
Until we meet again. Here is to your good health!
Dr. Jon R. Link