Designed Clinical Nutrition
What is Nutrition Response TestingSM?
Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of ill health.
This testing is quite different from any other testing method that you may have experienced. The actual procedure is simple and direct, with the body providing all of the feedback needed. The body responds to the testing procedure reliably and consistently. This feedback is so precise that it can open the door to recovery, even in cases where everything
else has failed.
The body has the potential to repair itself when given the correct nutritional support. Concentrated whole food supplements are used. These have been prepared by a unique process that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components. Go to StandardProcess.com for further information.
Following the consultation, you will be given the results in a way that you can understand them and a comprehensive, specified plan to follow. Strict adherence to the plan is essential.
What are you testing for?
We test neurological responses at various reflex points,
and then analyze the findings. This is not too different
from conventional neurological tests, but since we use the
body itself for analysis it tends to be fast and accurate.
There are no huge, expensive machines to fear, no cuts into
the body, no needles, and no laboratory tests. The feedback
we are looking for will come from neurological reflexes
(originating in the nervous system whose job it is to assist
in regulating functions of every organ), and from certain
acupuncture points. We will include reflex areas for the
organs, glands, joints, muscles, skin, etc..
What will you do or use to get reflex data?
Energy can be relayed from one body to another by contact
-- thus a pet's energy will affect an assistant (indirect
tester) who is touching your pet . The Nutrition Response
Testing practitioner will contact reflex areas on your pet
with one hand, and with the other hand apply downward pressure
to the extended arm of the indirect tester. If the reflex
that is being contacted is related to a stressed or dysfunctional
area, the indirect tester's extended arm will weaken and
drop when the practitioner applies pressure to the arm.
What is next?
Following the Nutrition Response Testing is a process of
matching the deficiencies found in the body with the specific
nutritional agents needed by the body to achieve change.
This is a highly individual and precise step which results
in a Designed Clinical Nutrition program. This nutrition
helps the immune system start the health recovery process
which we then monitor over time.
How soon would I notice improvement?
Although every case is different, we often see improvement
begin in just a few weeks, especially those whose owners
have adhered to the plan.
How do I know which supplements are right for my pet?
With Nutritional Response Testing, we can isolate
and verify the exact whole food supplements (and quantities)
your pet's body needs. Our goal is to have your pet on as
few supplements as possible, which give the most stimulation
of the immune system and support for organ function.
What are "whole foods"?
"Whole food" is defined as food that has been
dried without heat or other degradative processing methods.
Standard Process® (our main source of nutritional products)
grows the foods for their nutrition products organically
and they are prepared in such a way that preserves
their vital enzymes and vitamins, making them optimum vitamin-mineral
A good example of a whole food would be fresh carrots. Carrots
are rich in vitamin A complex. A "complex" is
something made up of different parts which work together.
Synthetic vitamins do not contain the whole complex which
is found in Nature. If testing indicates a vitamin A deficiency,
we would look for a whole food nutrition product high in
vitamin A complex. Whichever product tests well for your
pet would then be included in your pet's program.
We pride ourselves on only using the highest quality organic
whole food supplements available. Now in incredibly concentrated
form, your pet's body can get essential nutrition from these
small tablets! By restoring the nutrition on which your
pet's body was founded, it is possible to enable the body
to heal itself... just as Nature intended.
I thought I fed my pet well....
Although illness may be due to nutritional deficiencies, it is likely that other factors may be contributing to the problem also, some of which may be contained in the food you feed your pet every day.
Factors which decrease the nutritive value of commercially
prepared pet products:
• Genetic engineering
• Food coloring
• Synthetic additives
• Flash Freezing
• Hormones and antibiotics (found in meat, chicken, etc.)
• Produce grown in soil that has been robbed of its nutrients
• Harmful chemicals and metals (such as pcb's, mercury
Food products containing any toxic ingredients, or which
have been processed harshly or not grown in naturally enriched
soil have been robbed of much of the nutritional content.
In contrast, whole foods that have not been altered or contaminated
contain genuine replacement parts for the body to repair
Can't I just feed my pet better?
There has been a drastic decline in the quality of food
over the past 70 years, resulting in a nation of sick pets
who are dependent on pharmaceutical drugs (you can go to
Google and find the USDA annual reports).
Current food and soil conditions make it next to impossible
to get all of the nutritional components your pet's body
requires to heal itself.
How long will it take for my pet to start feeling healthier?
Each case is handled on an individual basis. The majority
of clients who adhere to their pet's programs have reported
noticing positive changes in the first 4 to 6 weeks. Some
take longer, and some progress more rapidly. Your pet's
improvement is also directly proportional to your adherence
to his program.
Does my pet have to stay on a Designed Clinical Nutrition regimen forever?
If your pet has a single long-term health problem, you may
find that your pet's body may not address this problem first.
There may be a more important issue which has been hidden
and unhandled. The body's test responses will dictate the
most important problem that requires assistance first. After
the body handles the priority problem with correct nutrients,
your pet's next test will reveal the next most important
issue. As this happens
we will adjust your pet's program. Our goal is to have your
pet on as few supplements as possible. Over time, the body
will generally need fewer nutrition products as long as
the basic diet is excellent. You will evaluate the degree
of progress in all your pet's symptoms after 12 weeks. Then
we will be better able to predict how long it will take
for your pet's symptoms to resolve.
Good dietary habits will always be encouraged. If you continue
to feed commercial processed dry or canned pet products,
you can perpetuate ill health and inhibit the natural ability
of your pet's body to heal itself.
Why is it so important to stick to the plan?
In all probability it took time, inadequate nutrition and
sub-optimal environmental circumstances for your pet's health
to get to the point where it is today. The sooner we start
applying the program fully, the sooner he/she will derive
its benefits. For you to continue some of his/her past commercial
products while on the program is only going to retard or
nullify the progress. Therefore, rigorous commitment to
the recommendations is a must.
What are the chances for recovery?
If your pet is found to be a Nutrition Response Testing
case, his/her chances have never been better. It is because
of the accuracy of the testing that we have successfully
helped over 85% of our patients with this program alone.
If more than nutrition support is necessary, we will know
by 12 weeks and other alternative therapeutic methods can
then be reviewed.
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(2) Whole Food Nutrition. The Missing Link in Vitamin
Therapy by Vic Shayne.
(3) The Real Truth About Vitamins and Anti-Oxidants by Judith DeCava.
(4) Empty Harvest by Dr. Bernard Jensen and Mark