By Freddie Ulan, DC, CCN

(An Excerpt from Better Patient Results with Nutrition Response Testing, 3rd Edition)

Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine the underlying causes of ill health. When these underlying causes are corrected through safe, natural, nutritional means, the body can repair itself in order to attain and maintain more optimum health.

Nutrition Response Testing is very precise and scientific. However, if we were to analyze you using Nutrition Response Testing before it was explained to you, you might find it strange, simply because it is probably different from anything you have used or experienced.

If you want restored health and longevity for yourself and your patients, it is important that you understand what Nutrition Response Testing is and what our recommendations are based on.

The only reason Ulan Nutritional Systems is here is to train clinical masters who get excellent results on 90% or more of cases and become known as healers in their community. We have no other reason for being here. That is why I want to make sure you get the correct understanding of what Nutrition Response Testing is, right from the start.

What is Nutrition Response Testing?

Nutrition Response Testing utilizes muscle testing derived from Applied Kinesiology developed by Dr. George Goodheart, as well as other methods from German, Chinese, American and Japanese medicine. I have taken these various methods and combined them into a very workable, easy-to-understand-and-apply system.

In a medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.). In Nutrition Response Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease—but we also have two parts: the analysis (the assessment of a patient’s body’s current health status) and the personalized health improvement program (using what we call “designed clinical nutrition”).

The Analysis

The analysis is done testing the body’s autonomic nervous system through its reflexes. Not like a knee reflex, but like a Chinese medicine acupuncture point. This allows us to find out which area of the body is not functioning well. This also allows us to know what product to use to help the person – not pharmaceutical drugs with side effects, but whole food nutrition, herbs or homeopathy.

The Nutrition Response Testing practitioner contacts these reflex areas with his/her own hand. With the other hand, he/she will test the muscle of the patient’s extended arm. If the organ/area being contacted is “active” the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm, and the arm will weaken and drop. This drop signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which can be affecting the patient’s health.

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 the patient’s 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.

The Personalized Health Improvement Program

Let’s say the liver or kidney areas are “active,” meaning they are not functioning properly. Then what?

Our next step is to test specific, proven, highest-possible quality nutritional formulas against those weak areas to find which ones bring the organ/areas back to a more optimum state.

When we have found the correct nutritional supplements and have worked out a highly personalized nutritional supplement schedule, we have identified the most important first step in correcting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused the organ/area to be active in the first place. By following the program as precisely as possible the patient is well on their way to restoring normal function and improving their health. It’s that simple!

In medicine, the medical doctor makes a diagnosis and then uses drugs or surgery to attack the disease or suppress the symptom or surgery to remove the “offending” organ or malfunctioning part. In Nutrition Response Testing we use “designed clinical nutrition” to correct the cause of the problem so that the body can regain the potential to correct itself.

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