Nutrition Response Testing® involves testing the body’s muscle responses and neurological analysis to determine the best course of action to allow the body to repair itself. Using specific acupuncture points on the body, Dr. Healey tests a person’s muscle response at each pressure point and, using a stressor kit, can test the body for specific sensitivities like wheat, corn, sugar, dairy, mercury, chlorine, etc., and discover if the body has sensitivities to those elements. From there, Dr. Healey is able to design a customized clinical nutritional plan that includes the highest quality nutritional supplements mainly from Standard Process.
“Once patients begin a program, they often notice changes quickly,” says Dr. Healey “They have better digestion, higher energy levels, improved libido, they see a difference in their hair, skin and nails, their mental fogginess clears, and they have fewer headaches.” And although THE HOLISTIC CENTER cannot diagnose medical conditions or take patients off any prescribed medications, many of those who come to THC show their results to their general practitioners who end up taking them off their prescriptions for controlling blood pressure or cholesterol.
The medical community often doubts this approach, even though over 50 percent of ULAN, NUTRITION RESPONSE TESTING patients are nurses and doctors, which is frustrating for DR. HEALEY and colleagues in her field. “The medical community doesn’t acknowledge how crucial nutrition is to how a body functions,” she says. “We’ve had patients tell us how they’ve complained of stomach aches from eating wheat but their doctors didn’t even ask for a food journal. Food is important—it’s all about the food!”
HEALEY is a success story herself, having been helped with Nutrition Response Testing before she began practicing it. For years she suffered from INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS , PSORIASIS hypothyroid, and adrenal fatigue. She had heard of Nutrition Response Testing and found a provider who helped discover she GI ISSUES AND suffering from extreme adrenal stress. After only a few days of the program, she felt relief from the most severe symptoms. Within a few cycles of treatment, “it was like a complete 180,” she says.
DR. HEALEY adds that treatment is affordable and about 85 percent of her patients get reimbursed through their insurance for their care.
“Whatever is going on with their health, people think it’s normal. We accept those symptoms when really we should feel great,” she says. “We have been able to give people their lives back simply with the nutrition their bodies have been searching for.”