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Nutrition Response Testing is a study of how the different points on the surface of the body relate to the state of health; and to the flow of energy in every organ and function of the body. In Nutrition Response Testing I do not diagnose or treat disease. I use designed clinical nutrition to address the causes of the problem, so that the body can heal and support itself.

The analysis portion is performed simply by using your pet's muscles, in combination with acupressure points, to determine where the underlying weakness is in the body. Then using the same technique, I design a natural health improvement program for your pet. The analysis is done through testing the body's neurological reflexes and acupuncture points. The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job is to regulate the functions of each and organ. Each reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy is having on the body. 

If I were to hook your pet up to an EKG machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense right? During the procedure, electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the EKG record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. In NRT instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, I contact these points with my own hand. With the other hand, I will test the muscles of your pet's extended leg. If the reflex being contacted is active, the nervous system will respond by reducing energy and keep the leg and the leg will weaken and drop. This drop signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which may be affecting your pet's health.

Let's say the liver or kidney reflexes are active, then what? My next step is to test specific high quality nutritional supplements against those weak areas to find which ones bring the reflexes back to strength. By following the program as precisely as possible, your pet is well on it's way to restoring normal function and improving his/her health. A complete NRT analysis can be done on each animal on each subsequent visit, thereby revealing the next layers of dysfunction so these can also be addressed and supported. Very much like opening a combination lock, you must use the right sequence and in the right direction at the right time- then the lock opens. With this analysis I can determine the correct food supplements for your pet that is designed to give his/her body the best possible chance of getting well and staying well.

Once I accept your case, you can count on me to do everything in my ability to help you achieve your pet's health objective and to help your pet achieve a healthier, happier life.

- Dr. Mary Battistella


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