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by Dr. Freddie Ulan, DC, CCN

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.

What is Designed Clinical Nutrition?

“Designed Clinical Nutrition” is exactly that: designed (especially prepared based on a specific plan) clinical (pertaining to the results gotten in clinical use or actual practice on huge numbers of patients over many years) nutrition (real food, designed by nature to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully).

In most cases it is concentrated whole food in a tablet, capsule or powder, prepared using a unique manufacturing process that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components that make it work as nature intended. These real food supplements have been designed to match the needs of the body as determined by the positive response shown when tested against the active organs/areas that were found on the patient’s individual analysis. These are nutrients the patient is simply not getting, or not assimilating, in their current diet.

These deficiencies may be due to the patient’s past personal eating habits and routines, but it is for sure due, in some large extent, to the lack of quality in the foods commercially available in grocery stores or restaurants today.

An example of a whole food could be carrots. Carrots are high in Vitamin A Complex. A “complex” is something made up of many different parts that work together. Synthetic Vitamin A does not contain the whole “Vitamin A Complex” found in nature. So, if we were looking for a food high in Vitamin A, carrots might be one of our choices.

If one were deficient in any of the components of Vitamin A Complex, one would be wise to seek out a supplement that was made from whole foods that were rich in this complex – not from chemicals re-engineered in a laboratory to look like one little part of the Vitamin A Complex that has erroneously been labeled as “Vitamin A.”

Over-the-counter vitamins are pharmaceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin structures reproduced in a laboratory. These cannot be used in lieu of whole food supplements in a designed clinical nutrition program. The label “natural” is misleading when applied to nutritional products, as the FDA will approve such labeling based on a small percentage of naturally sourced components. Such products don’t correct existing imbalances and may introduce new ones.

Your vitality and energy are derived from live food. Most foods available today are dead or are not really foods at all: boxed cereals, canned vegetables, soda pop, etc. You can readily understand the difference between dead, devitalized pseudo-foods, with the synthetic or isolated vitamins on the one hand, and “Designed Clinical Nutrition” and a diet of real foods, on the other. So-called “scientific research,” done with these shoddy substitutes, repeatedly “proves” that vitamins don’t do much good for anyone! Can you imagine who pays for these “studies”?


  • Through an analysis of the patient’s body’s organs/areas we determine the exact nutrients they need to bring about balance and better health.
  • We make these highly concentrated therapeutic formulations available to the patient in tablets, capsules, or in powdered form to “supplement” their current diet. That’s why they are called “food supplements.”
  • Depending on the patient’s individual situation we might also require they make specific changes in their diet and routines in order to bring about the best possible results.

– From the Better Patient Results eBook

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