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By: Dr. Ari Gilbert

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Nutrition Response Testing: Correcting Issues of the Autonomic Nervous System

Updated: Feb 4, 2018

What is Nutrition Response Testing?

Originally developed by physicians and neurologists, Nutrition Response Testing grew out of the importance of detecting and correcting problems of the autonomic nervous system, as well as all other organs of the body. NRT allows the practitioner to restore the self-regulating mechanisms of the body, allowing the patient to return to a state of health.


Symptoms leading to these imbalances are generally caused by seven common factors. These include:


• Undiagnosed food allergies

• Heavy metal toxicity

• Petroleum chemical toxicity

• Chronic unresolved infections and scars

• Temporamandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

• Unresolved psychological stress

• Electromagnetic stress.


How Does this work?

According to a holistic philosophy of healing (including Chiropractic and Acupuncture), your body wants to be well and much of what is needed is help in supporting the necessary organs and eliminating those things that block optimal health.


NRT practitioners understand how our brains can act as a giant “switchboard” to channel energy into action to maintain body function. 


Every symptom in your body constitutes a signal–a warning that something is not quite right.The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the part of the nervous system that we cannot control with our mind. The ANS regulates breathing, heart rate, digestion, immune function, hormone regulation, sleep patterns, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, tissue regeneration, and liver and kidney detoxification, among other things.


What makes Nutrition Response Testing Worthwhile?


Nutrition Response Testing is often effective where other treatments fail and may often be effective for most chronic and acute illnesses. These include but are not limited to:


• allergies

• chronic pain

• chronic infections

• immune problems

• depression, anxiety

• multiple sclerosis

• chronic fatigue

• fibromyalgia

• pre-menstrual syndrome

• menopause problems

• cancer

• diabetes

• seizure disorders

• attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

• sinusitis

• digestive problems and many others.