The Health Corner Vol. 47 – Advantages of Nutrition Response Testing

The other day, a patient asked me if hydrogen peroxide was good to use for colds. At first, I was a bit surprised he brought this question to my attention, as he had been undergoing Nutrition Response Testing and had appeared to understand what the procedure was all about. I had discussed with this patient that fact that ‘anything can cause anything’. In other words, the same symptoms found in two different patients can be caused by two different stressors or pathogens.

This goes back to the indoctrination which we have all undergone in regards to “health care”. The idea is that when someone presents certain symptoms, you give him a remedy for those symptoms and that clears up the problem. As mentioned before, this is based on the medical model of ‘cause and effect’. A cold is caused by a virus, and that is that. But in truth, one symptom can have many different causes.

So, getting back to my patient’s question… I answered him thusly, ‘Hydrogen peroxide taken internally will load the body with higher oxygen levels. If there is an anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that thrives in a no-oxygen environment) involved with the production of this cold, then the high oxygen levels might be harmful to it, and result in its reduction or elimination. However, when we’re dealing with a cold per se, what in actuality are we talking about?’ People normally think they have a cold when they have a runny nose and perhaps a cough. The truth of the matter is that there are many, many different stressors or pathogens that can produce cold-like symptoms. In order to properly treat any condition, the actual cause must be found and treated.

Let me give you an example. I had a six-year-old girl that presented with cold-like symptoms at the office and her mother wanted me to test her to find out what we could use in order to help her. In her mind, the child had a bacteria or a virus, because from the medical mindset, a virus is always the cause of such a thing. Well, when I checked the child, I found that the only thing she had was a high sensitivity to sugar. I provided the correct treatment for this sugar issue and explained to the mother that she needed to reduce the child’s sugar intake, which would then help clear the symptoms. I could see the question in the mother’s eyes, ‘Where is the bug?’

There was none. But I highly doubt that a medical doctor would have been able to figure that out because of his training and belief system. The only way to make this assessment is to use the procedure of Nutrition Response Testing—a tool which is able find what actually is at the root of the problem. But then, as I mentioned before, there are several advantages to Nutrition Response Testing over the traditional medical cause-effect relationship paradigm.

Nutrition Response Testing, first of all, makes sure that the autonomic nervous system is correctly functioning. Nothing can be done to treat an individual for a particular problem until the autonomic nervous system is functioning properly. That’s very unique to this procedure.

Secondly, Nutrition Response Testing will find all the weak reflexes on a patient, and then from all the weak reflexes indentified, find the one that needs to be addressed first. And, by addressing that first or highest priority, it very often will consequently handle many of the other weak organ reflexes that are involved. This is a huge advantage because handling several weak reflexes at one time keeps the amount of products used to a minimum.

Another advantage is that Nutrition Response Testing heavily relies on dietary changes, which are really the most important health factor to any individual. One certainly recognizes the necessity of using good, quality parts in building an airplane or an automobile. The same thing is true with the human body. If it is not given good parts to build and repair itself, then the quality of the organism is going to be in some way compromised. So, when somebody comes to me with another magic cure, such as cranberry juice for urinary tract infections, hawthorn for heart problems, papaya for digestive issues, Echinacea and vitamin C for colds, shitake mushrooms for cancer, or a saw palmetto for prostate issues, I remain unimpressed because I know that the bottom line is one must find what is causing the symptoms and treat that first.

Nutrition Response Testing works by cleaning up the diet and indicating only the products necessary to supplement the individual’s efforts at attaining good health. It is also a comprehensive tool the practitioner can use to monitor the patient’s progress as he moves from a state of ill health to wellness, which I have mentioned many times before is a journey and not a destination. Each individual is either constantly adding to his health or taking away from it. The question you must ask yourself is what direction is your health going? Are you moving toward a healthier state or an unhealthier state? Once you know the answer, you also now know there is a procedure out there that can help you if the answer is the latter.

I hope you will consider making an appointment with me to evaluate if Nutrition Response Testing could help you.

Until then, here’s to your good health.

Dr. Jon R. Link