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A Painless, Powerful, and Personalized Method to Achieve Results Quickly and Easily.

What is Nutrition Response Testing®? How Does It Work?

Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) works through the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which is the part of the nervous system that deals with involuntary bodily functions such as heart rate, breathing rate, eye blinking, digestive metabolism, hormone regulation, etc. The ANS is divided into two parts: the sympathetic and the parasympathetic controls. The sympathetic control is like the body’s accelerator—it helps to keep us active during our waking hours. The parasympathetic control is like the body’s brake—it helps our bodies to slow down so that we can rest at night.

If there is an imbalance in the ANS, where the two parts become “switched,” we will begin to experience symptoms which act like a “check engine light” in a car. Some of these symptoms may include high blood pressure, headaches, allergies, chronic pain, acid reflux, etc. These symptoms tell us that something is wrong, and NRT uses the body’s reflexes to pinpoint the source of the problem.

This method is painless, powerful, and personalized. There is no invasive testing involved. It has proven to be very effective and easy to comply with. It also is personalized to each person. No two bodies are exactly alike, so there are no cookie-cutter solutions. Two patients may be experiencing similar symptoms, but the source of the problem may be different, therefore needing different solutions.

NRT recognizes five stressors that are barriers to healing:

  1. Scars
  2. Food Sensitivities/Intolerances/Allergic Reactions
  3. Immune Challenges
  4. Chemical Toxicity
  5. Metal Toxicity

These barriers may have already shown up in your health:

Have you ever tried some treatment or technique which has helped someone else, but did not help you when you received the same care?

Have you started something which helped, but then you hit a plateau or couldn’t get all the results you wanted–or maybe you even got worse?

These experiences may be an indication that there is a barrier to your healing. The first thing Dr. Marone will do is test for these stressors and then work to remove any that are keeping you from health.

What Type of Testing Will Be Involved?

After the stressor tests, Dr. Marone will conduct a series of reflex tests. Reflex testing uses muscle testing with the nervous system and the meridian system to determine the health of an organ, tissue, or system. When your internal organs are strong, your body can allow energy to flow to your extremities. When stress is applied to a weakened organ, the reflex will become weaker as the body rushes to protect the organ.

By using the body’s own neurological reflexes and acupuncture points, Dr. Marone will check each organ and system of your body to determine where there may be reduced functioning. In this test, the weakness or strength of your arm will tell the doctor where there are deficiencies in your body. With one hand he will contact the various reflex points. With the other hand he will test the muscle of your extended arm. If the reflex being contacted is active, the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm, and the arm will weaken and drop. The drop signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which can be affecting your health.

What Will He Do to Help Me?

Based on the results of his testing, Dr. Marone will recommend specific whole-food supplements or herbs to help correct your body’s imbalances. Our health issues often show up like layers of an onion. If we start with the priority and “peel” them off layer by layer, we can get the quickest results with the fewest necessary supplements. We call this “whole body healing.” We are not just treating a symptom, but correcting underlying imbalances throughout the body.

Is It for Me?

NRT is useful for finding the underlying causes for many health issues in children and adults. The issues below are the most commonly helped with NRT, but are by no means the only ones.

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Respiratory issues
  • Immune system challenges
  • Allergies
  • Candida
  • Sinus issues
  • Viruses
  • Digestive disorders
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Sleep disorders
  • Thyroid issues
  • Adrenal issues
  • Brain fog
  • Fatigue

Every body responds differently, however we find that most patients who adhere to their programs will report noticing positive changes within the first 4-6 weeks. Some will take longer, and some will take less time.

The Nutritional Supplements We Use

The primary nutritional company that we work with is Standard Process. They are our first choice because they use only whole food, organic plant and animal products. Their patented protomorphogen extracts help regulate cellular metabolism and healing of the organs and cells of the body. Other excellent products I recommend include Systemic Formulas Herbs, Marco Pharma Homeopathics, Chinese Herbs, Transformational Enzymes, and other professional quality products.

My Own Story

My own health issues lead me to study Nutrition Response Testing® and become a whole food nutritionist. In 2005 I was working hard. My days began at 6:30 a.m. and finished at 6:30 p.m. as a traditional chiropractor. I was exhausted getting through the week. Then I began relying on caffeine to get through each day; the only thing I had energy for was my work.

My initial NRT test results showed that I had parasites, yeast, and heavy metal (mercury) toxicity, and I needed cardiovascular and adrenal support, as well as dietary recommendations. NRT testing prioritized each issue and showed me where I should begin. I am a chiropractor and athletic. I had thought I made healthy dietary and lifestyle choices, but there were things I did not know.

  • Month 1: Cardiovascular support
  • Month 2: I felt horrible but understood that I was detoxing.
  • Month 3: I had significant improvement in my energy levels, but diet became more important.
  • Long term: I actually felt better than I ever had, but I still needed adrenal support after years of caffeine use.

I was put on an extensive supplement regimen with slow progressive results over a number of months. As the supplements fed my body, they became less important, and my diet became a weather vane of how my body handled life and how I felt: Healthy!

I knew that I had found something that had the potential to make a lot of sick people well. I went all the way and became an advanced clinician with Nutrition Response Testing®. No medical test or treatment is magic, but I have a proven history of helping men, women, and children to naturally overcome health challenges on numerous issues. It has become one of the most enjoyable activities of my career.

Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner

I hope you sense my passion and sincere care for helping you achieve a higher level of wellness and a properly-balanced nutritional profile. Please contact me for a free consultation. I hope that we can design a personal program for you that is easy to manage and will help you to achieve the results your body needs as quickly as possible.

John G. Marone
Holistic Chiropractor