A 21st Century Health Care Model
In this concluding chapter I will present my view on how I see Nutrition Response Testing being utilized as a means of assisting one in his/her journey back to health. The first point to be made is that Nutrition Response Testing does not replace the medical model. The medical model is here to stay. And for good reason I might add. When treating acute and life threatening conditions, the medical model is an absolute necessity. It is responsible for saving life in situations where time is critical and life is hanging on the balance. Nutrition Response Testing is not of value in these kinds of situations.
But, for chronic conditions the medical model is failing. It is in the business in these situations of managing the sick. I call this sick care management. The medical model controls one’s symptoms but does nothing to restore health to the individual. That is the reason for the increasing requirement for medications as one gets older. By the age of forty the average individual is expected to be on at least one medication. By the age of 70 that number is in excess of ten medications. The reason is simple. For most medications, once one is placed on a medication they are expected to remain on that medication for the rest of their life, or eventually be placed on a stronger medication because the symptoms are controlled not corrected. The only way to correct the symptoms is to get to the cause. Nutrition Response Testing, as stated earlier, gets to the cause.
Let me give you an example of what I am talking about. If one’s blood pressure is found to be elevated, the first thing the medical doctor wants to do is put him on a blood pressure medication. The fact is that 80% of the time the cause of the elevated blood pressure is of unknown origin. The medical community admits this and has labeled this condition as essential hypertension. The question that should be asked is why is the blood pressure elevated to begin with? From a natural approach I would answer that the reason it is elevated is because the body is doing what it has to do in order to survive. So giving a drug (which is a poison) in order to bring the blood pressure down places a greater burden on the body to cause it to elevate again. Hence as time goes on, more and more medication is used to bring the blood pressure “under control”. This is insanity in my opinion, but is the commonly accepted medical practice.
On the other hand the goal with Nutrition Response Testing is to gradually reduce the number of supplements one is taking because the body is being given the nutrients that are needed to allow it to heal itself. Given enough time the individual will eventually be able to reduce the blood pressure medication because the body is getting to the cause of the actual elevated. This will take time but it will happen. In the meantime the body is getting healthier as this repair process continues. Of
I believe that using Nutrition Response Testing in conjunction with the medical practice of controlling the high blood pressure as in the example above, eventually the cause of the high blood pressure will be corrected and the need for continuing medication will certainly become reduced and eventually could be eliminated. When that happens the need for more and more poison is eliminated and the body is able to function more efficiently. In short, it is functioning in a higher state of health.
Realistically speaking we are in a world where the medical system is needed because of the damage caused by all of the other things discussed earlier in this manuscript like poor quality food and the chemicalization of America. But Nutrition Response Testing is here to stay and proliferate because of the growing need for answers which the medical community cannot provide. As an invaluable component to the building and repairing of health, which the “traditional health care model” cannot provide, Nutrition Response Testing has a definite place for those wanting to truly invest in their health. Since the environmental and poisonous “phood” industry is a part of the American way of life, the acute effects will need to be handled by the medical system, but the chronic effects need to be handled by the natural approach using Nutrition Response Testing. By doing so people can better take control and responsibility for their health through the educational efforts this approach has to offer. Nutrition Response Testing is here to stay. Although it is just in its infancy, I foresee it will come to play a bigger part of the health care model in the future. It may take years for this to happen but those who are taking advantage of its benefits now will surely be way ahead in their quest for health. The future is now so take control of your health now and utilize the tools of Nutrition Response Testing. It will change your life forever.