When our girls were babies we took them to a chiropractor who did muscle testing. He had a handful of vials on a shelf, though nothing very extensive. He was able to quickly test each of them for their various ails (namely rashes and fevers at the time) and tell me that both weren’t tolerating gluten. The power and certainty that muscle testing gave me as a mom was priceless, and it sent me down a path to use my previous muscle testing training (age 20 from the Minneapolis School of Massage & Bodywork) to become (an Advanced) Nutrition Response Practitioner.
Even though I was excited about the confirmation that gluten was a problem at that time, I know now that there was so much more information missing that could have helped me better support their bodies. Eliminating the food isn’t enough. Had I known the other underlying causes why the health of our girls wasn’t what I knew it could be be, both of them would be experiencing an even more elevated state as teenagers.
Don’t get me wrong. Their health is exponentially better than most kids their age due to having them on my table for the past 10 years — I’m grateful for the start we got — it was just missing a few pieces
Reason #1 to Try Nutrition Response Testing
We will address the food issues.
With Nutrition Response Testing, we won’t just give you a food or list of foods to avoid, we’ll address whatever else is there as well. For some it’s in the form of toxicities or immune challenges, and for some it’s the whole shootin’ match.
With us, you will receive an individually designed clinical nutrition program based on your specific findings. This will include food changes, lifestyle management, and supplements in the form of herbs, homeopathy, and whole-food based protocols. Over time your body will begin to heal from the inside out — this is NOT a quick fix. I’ve often had people say they’ve learned more from their initial visit and report of findings than they have in years with their provider.
Reason #2 to Try Nutrition Response Testing
It will get to the bottom of the root cause(s).
There isn’t just one cause for your health struggles. There are three reasons you’ve lost your health:
Many discount the stress and trauma stacked up in our lives for their ill health. You’d be surprised how often our ails point toward one of these for the cause. We can support your emotional wellbeing and will refer complementary therapies as needed.
Physical may include structural damage, injury, overuse, underuse, accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and pathogenic activity.
The chemical causes are from the toxins in our environments. You may not be aware of how much passes the blood brain barrier when your mothers are pregnant with you. Your body is dealing with toxicity right out of the gate. The environment we live and play in is rife with toxicity, if your body can’t manage it. Metals, chemicals, grasses, pets, mold, wood, and proteins are all toxic and create illness.
I tell people to think of your health as one big wad of knotted yarn. With nutrition response testing, we begin to handle the layers of yarn, slowly snipping one away at a time as the string allows. Each of these strings of yarn are causing a problem with your health in one way or another. As your body begins to heal and uncover layers, you will slowly let go of those strings and we can pull them out of the knot. A lot of times we’ll get down to the center of that knot and find the one or two things that are really at the bottom of your ongoing health issues. Maybe we passed by those issues a couple times releasing layers, but at the inside find that tight and angry knot of a few strings that just won’t give. So we chip away slowly while providing your body with support and direction based on how you are testing.
Reason #3 to Try Nutrition Response Testing
Nothing will help you connect the dots more easily.
It takes time to uncover the layers of use and abuse we put our bodies through. What happens as we work through and allow your body to begin healing is that we are able to confront what we’re not handling.
Many people start to notice (or, connect the dots as I call it) that every time they test for chlorine toxicity they have just spent the weekend at their moms house drinking water, showering, and bathing — and consequently leaving with a rash every time. Or they test for wet, productive bacteria in the lungs when they sleep in front of the wood burning stove.
Maybe the symptom you or your child experiences happens to be more activated around the full moon.
Perhaps the vaccines that tested active in your child’s body confirms your noticing of developmental delay that happened after a set of shots he/she received.
We frequently have people test for Lyme or Lyme co-infections in office that have been tested several times by their provider. Imagine the relief of knowing intuitively what was going on with your body and finally getting confirmation — not another provider telling you it’s in your head.
The dots are all there just waiting to be connected.
These are the three most powerful reasons we encourage everyone to try nutrition response testing. But there are countless more benefits we have seen in our practice. This work is truly incredible and I absolutely love being able to help people change their lives for the better.
25 MORE Reasons to Choose Nutrition Response Testing
We have seen amazing impacts in all of these areas:
- Skin issues: acne, eczema, hives, rashes, irritations, psoriasis
- Weight issues: whether lost or gained, or in regards to performance on the mat/field/ice/trail
- Autism, ADHD, ADD
- Bowel issues: constipation or diarrhea/IBS, Crohn’s
- Nerve pain
- Gastrointestinal issues: gas, bloating, diverticulitis
- Preventive health care and to make sure we’re as healthy as can be
- Energy concerns: chronic fatigue, low energy
- Disc compressions
- Sinus congestion/running
- Sleep issues: sleep apnea, waking frequently, waking not rested, can’t fall asleep, restless
- Cancer diagnosis
- Hot flashes
- Hair loss
- Low iron/anemia
- Stress, stress, and more stress
- Heart health: atrial fibrillation, palpitations, oxygen starvation
- Headaches: big, small, short, tall, stabbing, aching, migraines, brief
- Hormones: lack of menstruation, too much bleeding, acne, imbalances, low libido
- Brain fog
- Suspected food allergies/intolerances
- Hearing issues: ringing in, plugging of ears
- Pain: aches, stiffness, immobility
- Respiratory concerns: chronic pneumonia, coughs that won’t quit, pleurisy, bronchitis
- Seasonal allergies
- Irritability/mood swings
- Dry mouth/eyes
- Reflux, heartburn
- Spitting up/projectile vomiting in infants
If while reading through this list you found yourself saying, “that sounds just like me”, and you’re ready to do something about it once and for all, grab a complimentary discovery call.