A couple weeks back while at my second level of Advanced Clinical Training in Nutrition Response Testing, I was listening to a Health Coach from South Dakota share a story about her daughter, the tantrums she threw, and the emotional exhaustion it was bringing to the whole family, let alone the 8 year old.
While in the audience, I had a complete A-ha moment about our youngest daughter that led to how I debugged our 7 year old. You know how we’re so close to our own kids we sometimes can’t see what’s right under our nose? Oddly, at the same time it’s this exact intimacy and connectedness that has us know everything there is to know about our own children. I did Craniosacral Therapy for 12 years and nearly always brought our kids to another therapist, for I couldn’t reach in them what I was capable of in other children.
The A-ha moment I experienced was that there was something I didn’t know to look for in our daughter 60 days (heck, even 30 days) prior to this training, and she’s in great health. We were experiencing this loud, whiny, fit-pitchin’ with every “wrong” she assumed we were putting on her. We could express in our kindest and most calm voice to her how we’d like her to speak to her older sister or that she needs to empty her lunch box and were met with a version of the little blonde in Poltergeist (or so it seems in the moment). It’s exhausting for all of us, not to mention the complete despair she is feeling in the moment…it’s awful to watch and so hard to reach her at that time.
Not only did I not know what to look for, but I wouldn’t have even known how to find the answer. I got home and immediately tested her for what I thought was going on. I didn’t know what I would find, but I did know what I needed to look for…and I found it.
Her little 7 year old body was completely blocked to healing and her nervous system was overwhelmed with chemicals and metals, causing a wet productive cough from her lungs. Want to know what was causing her block to healing, thus creating the nervous system confusion?
One day last May (and yes, I am writing this here in early March), the girls hauled out the baseball gear to play in the front yard. Yep, you fill in the blanks. Sunny was pitching to herself, Annie was off to the side, then Annie walked behind her right after she swung and got clocked with the backswing.
I heard the sound while in the house doing dishes. Nothing a mama ever wants to hear.
We are so lucky this goose egg didn’t split, though where it is darkest purple there was a slight Harry Potter-like zigzag where, if we hadn’t gotten the arnica in her and ice pack on her, I’m sure would have been a split 30 seconds later. With ongoing arnica, ice and rest throughout the day, and a few chiropractic visits the next week, we had her “back to new” in no time….except for this slight little ridge that developed under her skin. Not noticeable by sight, though this mama certainly can feel it.
What I hadn’t put together was that since last May we have had the toughest time with the fit-pitchin’ that goes on with this one despite her nutritional protocol, visits to the homeopath and adjustments from the chiropractor. All were helpful and made a “dent”-no pun intended, on the issue, but nothing really got it.
Fast forward to a couple weeks ago as I’m testing her. This area tested active for scarring, I as fascinated as the kid hasn’t had surgery, stitches, broken bones, open gashes or any of the like. I used another tool I have for about 60 seconds on the area to see what would happen to her being blocked….and the block completely opened, which told me she needed more support than nutrition to heal this from the outside in.
All in all, within 5 minutes we had a solid nutrition protocol to support the chemicals and metals for her nervous system and the “food” her lungs needed to heal, along with the right additional tool to heal the scarred area under the skin. Within four days of her protocol and three applications to support the scarred area, her cough had gone away and she had calmed considerably.
Fascinating. In five minutes I had debugged what had been bothering our sweet girl for 9 months! That makes me pretty darn excited to head down to my next level of Advanced Clinical Training next week…every day I see more and more how the work of Nutrition Response Testing literally finds what no other modality can lay a finger on, and from that we are able to create a designed clinical nutrition program to fit the needs of the individual at hand, whether 3 weeks or 93 years old.
I can’t get enough of it.
Now that you’ve got a basic idea of what kids need for nutrition, what lingering questions do you have?