Nutrition Response Testing® at Bountiful Life Chiropractic Center

New Patient Center in Ankeny IA

Nutrition Response Testing® was started at Bountiful Life Chiropractic Center in May of 2020. We were thrilled to find a testing method that promoted whole body health and complimented chiropractic so well. We began chiropractic in 2006, seeking the most specific method for analyzing and addressing spinal and extremity health issues. Nutrition Response Testing® is like how we view chiropractic - specific care for each person, individualized treatment plans and recommendations, and proven results time and time again!

See Abigail and Dr. Mike's story on how they began Nutrition Response Testing®, and then how they chose to implement this testing into their clinic!

See how Dr. Mike chose to begin chiropractic, or truly how chiropractic chose him!


What is Nutrition Response Testing®?

Nutrition Response Testing® is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of illness and non-optimum health. This clinically proven system is most likely quite different from any other healing method you have experienced.

The actual procedure is simple and straightforward, with the body providing all of the information and feedback needed. The body responds to the testing reliably and consistently, using all the amazing properties of how God made the human cells and tissues to bring about healing and health changes.


What are we testing?

The Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner is testing your body's neurological reflexes. These reflexes are the body's way of telling us what and how your nervous system is doing. The nervous system regulates the body's functions for each and every organ, tissue, and cell. Isn't that amazing?! The testing includes all organs, and other areas that are a concern to you such as glands, joints, muscles, skin, hair.

(This is similar to chiropractic - the chiropractors use an instrument at Bountiful Life to scan the spinal nerves to see where the body is not balanced, then perform an adjustment to balance the nerves and entire system). The priority organ or issue is determined and addressed each visit until brought to full healing.

Nutrition Response Testing® analysis also tests for the 5 most common "stressors" that can hinder an individual's response to healing. These listed below:

  • Food sensitivities to Major Food Groups
  • Chemical Toxicity
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity (i.e., mercury, lead, aluminum)
  • Chronic Immune Challenges
  • Scars on the surface of the body (including tattoos)

These findings are analyzed by your Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner, and a healing program is designed specifically for you!


How do we get the body's "reflex" information?

Electrical energy flows between all parts and organs of the body. What happens if you are hooked up to an electro-cardiograph machine and have a reading of your heart beat? Electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the electrocardiograph record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. One could then study this graph and tell you what it all means.

In Nutrition Response Testing® instead of connecting electrodes to the specific reflex points being tested, the Nutrition Response Testing® practitioner contacts these reflex points with their own hand. With their other hand, they will test a muscle with a good "lock" - usually your arm is extended. If the reflex being contacted is "weak or stressed", the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm, and the arm will weaken and unlock. This unlocking signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which is affecting your health. This is how your nervous system communicates and controls the body's functions. This energy can become disrupted for a variety of reasons (i.e., physical or chemical or emotional stressors). This disruption in the nervous system's healthy electrical flow is what we are testing. Once the underlying cause of the dysfunction is corrected using proper nutrition, the "weak or stressed" muscle response in your arm will no longer occur. Your body is then on the path of healing for that specific organ, tissue, or cell!


How soon will I see improvement?

Although every case is different, there are improvements sometimes seen in as little as 4-6 weeks. Healing takes time, though. You didn't get to your non-optimum state of health overnight. The healing process is the same. The fastest recoveries are those who closely follow their recommended program.


How important is it to follow my program?

Most likely, if your health problems are chronic (or long standing), they may have been present for years. They may have developed from birth or childhood years, not having the right nutrition, sicknesses, being exposed to environmental toxins, or unhealthy lifestyle habits - all which cause nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that, became chronic health issues.

The sooner you get started on your own specific program and follow it as recommended, the sooner you will start seeing results! Since everyone is unique, healing will vary from person to person. However, if you are a compatible Nutrition Response Testing® candidate - and most are - you will see results!

While on the program, we will be working with you to make changes to certain habits and lifestyle routines that may have contributed to your current condition. If you are fully dedicated and willing to partner with your practitioner's program, your body can be restored to optimum health and well being!


What happens next?

1. You will first have your Initial Examination. Here is what to expect:

  • Between 60-90 minutes in length
  • Heart rate variability - a reliable tool that gives an understanding to your overall health of your nervous system. You will have a print -out and explanation at your Report of Findings.
  • Reviewing and addressing your chief concerns
  • Full Body Scan
  • Finding your priority organ or issue
  • Discussing how to keep a food log, or journal

Once you have had your initial exam you will schedule an appointment where we go over your findings. This is the Report of Findings, or your Reveal! It is one of the most important appointments you will ever have!

2. Report of Findings, here is what to expect:

  • Between 30-45 minutes in length
  • Explain your Heart Rate Variability findings, and body scan findings
  • Review the food log
  • Begin your program, that very day, assuming you are a Nutrition Response Testing® case, and most are!
  • Discuss any changes you may need to make to your current health or lifestyle
  • You are now prepared for health to begin to rise and will begin the "Fine-Tuning" phase.

3. Fine Tuning Phase

The "Fine-Tuning" phase typically consists of weekly treatments for the first 6- 12 weeks where you should see definite improvement in your health.

You will then receive a re-exam to determine whether you are ready to move to the "Healing and Observation" phase.

4. Office visits, here is what to expect:

  • Between 10-15 minutes
  • Testing your current vitamins, herbs, homeopathies, etc
  • Reviewing your food log
  • Seeing if you have any new needs (immune system may need a bump, addressing a food sensitivity, etc)
  • Addressing progress of organs or issues we are monitoring on you
  • Updating any dosages and / or treatment plan
  • Celebrating the healing that is taking place!

5. Re-Exam, here is what to expect:

  • Between 20-30 minutes
  • Heart rate variability is done a second time.
  • Going over percentages of improvements!
  • Planning for what is your next level of health.

If you are ready to move to the "Healing and Observation" phase, your visits will often move to once every two weeks for the next 6-12 weeks. During this phase you are healing to a greater extent and your practitioner is observing this healing. This is often a time of celebration, seeing changes and encouragement for the hard work that has been done!

Many times during this phase you will have seen a great deal of improvement. Depending on your body's rate of healing and your commitment to making the changes necessary, you will either enter another "Healing and Observation" phase or you will be moved onto the "Maintenance Phase" where your visits will move out to typical monthly visits. During this time we might want to look at other health issues that have not been addressed yet. Such as hair, nails, skin, bones, weight, and other long term health challenges.

Your progress will continue to be monitored with your office visits and occasional Re-Exams, and your program adjusted as needed.


Does Nutrition Response Testing® pair well with chiropractic?

The beauty of Nutrition Response Testing® is how well it partners with chiropractic. Adjustments will keep their place better, and your body will optimize its healing speed and intensity with chiropractic care. X-Ray changes will be also improved in many cases as the body restores itself. Do not be surprised to see incredible changes with how well you feel after your adjustments - joints being aligned, nerves having more power, cognition improved, digestion balanced, and energy for life increased!

Chiropractic care, coupled with Nutrition Response Testing® is a perfect marriage, especially when done in an honoring, loving, and specific way for each patient.

We believe that God intended us to be healthy and whole, and we have the tools at Bountiful Life Chiropractic Center to help you restore your health, and will be with you every step of your journey to this restoration!

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Bountiful Life Chiropractic Center
1310 SW State Street Suite B
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-8280