Eating a diet rich in whole foods is the best way to get your vitamins and maintain health. However, busy lifestyles and the standard American diet can leave us lacking many important nutrients. Specially formulated whole food supplements can bridge this nutritional gap.
What is whole foods? "Whole food" is defined as "food that has undergone very little processing and has been grown or produced without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers". The ingredients are simple, and they contribute the full complexity of vitamins and minerals from foods. Examine the source of your over-the-counter vitamins. Manmade compounds, found in typical retail multivitamins, provide vitamins and minerals, but we go one step further. Our supplements, by Standard Process, provide whole food ingredients. For example, Catalyn, our multi-vitamin, contains fifteen whole food ingredients, including carrot root which supplies over 200 known phytonutrients. It's the combination of these foods, not just a single component, which provides the vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients you need to help maintain optimal health. We want to help you build a healthier lifestyle. By the recommending of whole food vitamins, your whole body benefits.
As a Nutrition Response Testing patient, you will receive an individualized program based on the results of your analysis. The program will match the exact needs of your body through diet and nutritional supplementation. The elements in your personal Designed Clinical Nutrition program are nutrients that your body is not currently receiving and/or assimilating. As you feel better and your health improves, you will likely find yourself wanting to maintain a well balanced and healthy diet as your normal routine.
Dr. Stubbs will be happy to help you with whole food supplementation, a healthy diet, and daily exercises. You’ll be well on your way to meeting all your nutritional goals. The majority of patients who adhere to their programs have reported noticing positive changes in the first 4 to 6 weeks (and some sooner).
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Nutrition Response Testing Program
What Is The Nutrition Response Testing Program?
It is an individualized health improvement program designed to restore normal bodily function. The reason we succeed where others have failed is because we access your body's innate intelligence and combine it with our educated intelligence. We find the hidden health problems!
Nutrition Response Testing is a technology that reveals the "missing piece," the key to solving your health concern. By accessing the autonomic nervous system (ANS), critical information about your bodily functions is discovered. Autonomic means "occurring involuntarily." Bodily functions like eye blinking, heart and breathing rates, digestive metabolism, immune response, hormone regulation, and so forth are regulated by the ANS.
There are two controls to the ANS: sympathetic and parasympathetic. Think of them as our body's accelerator and brake--our "go" pedal and "whoa" pedal! When our bodies are healthy and in balance, these systems function properly and in tune with one another--the sympathetic dominates when we are active, the parasympathetic when we are resting. These regulators are responsible for healthy function including our ability to heal. It is when there is an imbalance that we experience symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, allergies, acid reflux, high blood pressure, chronic pain, immune deficiencies, headaches, migraines and the like. Think of these symptoms as "check engine lights" or "alarm bells." These imbalances can be corrected safely, naturally, and effectively by accessing the ANS using Nutrition Response Testing.
The technique is PAINLESS, POWERFUL and PERSONALIZED. A practitioner uses his/her hand, pressing lightly on a patient's acupuncture points, reflex locations, or body organs while simultaneously checking a strong muscle group. In this way (1) we identify the stressors adversely affecting your organs or glands, (2) we identify their priority, and (3) we determine the corresponding tools to correct your imbalance(s).
We then pinpoint the correct whole-food supplements and/or herbs for your body and recommend needed dietary and lifestyle changes. The result is a personalized health improvement program that addresses your own body's imbalances and corrects its operation. Our goals are the same as yours: achieving good health and feeling good again--safely, naturally, and effectively. By following your personalized Nutrition Response Testing program, you will experience and sustain better health. It's that simple!
Where Did It Originate?
Nutrition Response Testing, was developed by Freddie Ulan, D.C., N.D., C.C.N., and Lester Bryman, D.C. It is based on decades of successful clinical outcomes helping sick people restore their health naturally---without drugs, without surgery, non-invasively, and often relatively rapidly. It combines knowledge of acupuncture, the oriental medical system, with the breakthroughs of applied and clinical kinesiology developed by George Goodheart, D.C., and Alan Beardall, D.C. Nutrition Response Testing utilizes the most workable advancements and refinements in the field, including that of two notable medical researchers, Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D., and Yoshiaki Omura, M.D. In this system we do not "diagnose" or "treat" diseases. Instead we use revolutionary tools along with traditional diagnostic procedures that allow the trained practitioner to obtain a highly dependable assessment of a patient's current health status. This assessment combined with an understanding of anatomy, physiology, neurology, kinesiology, and biochemistry allows us to actually correct the underlying causes of disease rather than simply suppress its symptoms.
Who Can Benefit From Our Nutritional Healing Program?
Men, Women, Children! Anyone who wants to improve their health--or maintain the good health they currently enjoy. Anyone who wants to lose weight naturally and effectively without drugs or "miracle diets." Anyone who wants to boost their energy level, curb their sugar or carbohydrate cravings, or take less medication. In other words, anyone who seriously wants to address their own body's "dis-ease!"
What Conditions Can It Address?
Here is just a partial list of conditions we address and conquer on a daily basis: weight control, fatigue, stress and depression, acid reflux, ADHD, allergies, arthritis, asthma, bloating, high blood pressure, candida, high cholesterol, chronic pain, colds and flu, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivities, headaches and migraines, heart conditions, IBS~IBD, infertility, menopause and PMS, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, skin/hair/nail issues, tremors--and others.
What Will I Experience?
On your first visit a thorough health history is taken and an introduction to Nutrition Response Testing is given. Next, the status of your body’s ability to respond to stress and heal is assessed utilizing the technology of the Heart Rate Variability unit. After that, you will be consulted on the details of your case. Finally your initial Nutrition Response Testing examination is performed.
During this exam, we accurately determine what conditions of stress or deficiency are interfering with your body's healing process.
You will be tested for five common stressors:
- Food sensitivities
- Immune challenge
- Chemical challenge
- Metal challenge
Next, the priority gland or organ is determined. Finally, nutritional whole-food supplements or herbs are recommended to support your specific needs. This is all done painlessly by the practitioner, applying light pressure with his/her hand on reflexes/acupuncture points associated with a specific organ or gland while simultaneously checking a strong muscle group.
What Is An HRV (Heart Rate Variability Test)?
HRV is a fully automatic, noninvasive, computer-based system designed to assess physical fitness and the functional balance of the automatic nervous system (ANS). It is the autonomic nervous system that acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic rely on to accomplish changes in bodily function. Clinical tests conducted at Columbia University Medical Center have confirmed this system to be over 95% accurate in its assessment when compared to industry standards. It accurately determines your heart's ability to respond to daily stress. It also provides a score that reports how healthy you are. This is the newest component of our practice and we are excited to use this new avenue to benefit our patients.
The Weight Loss Program
No single dietary approach fits every person--which is why so many diets fail us. Our clients receive personalized programs with regular follow-up testing and evaluations. Indeed, this is the most critical factor for success--because as your body changes, so does its needs. When your body finds its balance with good nutrition, whole-food supplements, essential minerals, and coenzyme factors, you will experience amazing things! Come and experience the healthy balance and harmony you have dreamed about--especially if you have been discouraged with other approaches.
The Purification Program
If you know you are unhealthy and do not know where to start, try our Purification Program. It is just like cleaning out your garage or your closet--it is so satisfying. Take everything out, throw away the junk, reorganize the good stuff, and make things clean and tidy. The Purification Program is especially important for clients with multiple digestive symptoms, allergies, and food sensitivities.
The Children’s Program
Most people assume that because children are young, they are healthy. This is untrue--and now more than ever. Due to the refined, processed, and adulterated foods we eat, our children are not getting the nutrition they need. How can we provide them with a strong foundation of health with so many nutritional deficiencies present around them? Every child should be on a nutritional program and, just as with our adult clients, our programs are specially designed to address the personalized needs of your child. Childhood "dis-eases" need not be a permanent life sentence, and many are simply nutritional deficiencies. Once addressed, the symptoms may improve dramatically or disappear altogether. Please note that we only accept children as clients if at least one parent is actively on a health improvement program. Children of clients who are currently on a natural health improvement program may qualify for a 40% reduction off all adult rates. Positive reinforcement is key: you cannot expect your child to give up junk food if you don't!
How Soon Will I See Improvement?
Plain and simple, you'll feel better. You will see dramatic changes in your functional illness. However, it must be emphasized that these changes often occur over a period of months--not days.
Although every case is different, we often hear enthusiastic reports from patients in as little as 4-6 weeks. The most impressive results often come from those that have followed their nutritional program closely. “Nothing changes if nothing changes.”
Generally chronic health problems do not develop overnight, and many of them can be linked to years of improper diet. This, along with environmental influences creates nutritional deficiencies and imbalances which lead to organ dysfunction.
Therefore, the sooner and more thoroughly you implement the program, the sooner you will start to see results. Our goal in creating a custom designed nutritional program for you is to identify old habits and routines that have contributed to your current condition and replace them with healthy ones.
4.99 out of of 5 Sunscreens are Hazardous to Your Health
A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that 97% of Americans are contaminated with a widely-used sunscreen ingredient called oxybenzone that has been linked to allergies, hormone disruption, and cell damage! -MARCH 25, 2008 One of the things that we are passionate about is keeping kids safe from the many toxicities we unfortunately encounter on a daily basis from our synthetic industrialized world. When we researched the safety of the suntan lotions we drench on our children all summer long, we were amazed how many of the ingredients in the products from companies claiming to be natural and/or organic sounded like chemicals. When we checked into this we found most sunscreens contain UNSAFE CHEMICALS. From several different sources we have read that the chemical sunscreens can possibly cause FREE RADICAL DAMAGE to the skin when exposed to light (contributing to cancer), are ABSORBED through the skin into the body (and are probably accumulating in fat cells as many toxins do), may have ESTROGENIC activity (affecting our hormone balance) and may affect BRAIN DEVELOPMENT. I know this seems hard to believe because we are bombarded with warnings to protect ourselves from sun burn and sun damage. We constantly hear commercials for sun products that supposedly protect us from the evil sun. Skin Cancer Rates have tripled in recent years, even with the heightened use of sunscreen. Now there is research that is linking the chemical ingredients in sunscreens to skin cancer!!! I recommend caution. Choose your sunscreen wisely! The worst offenders in the group of chemical sunscreens are IN ALL OF THE COMMON SUNCREENS–Coppertone, Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropics, etc.-even in formulas for kids and babies. We were also surprised how many of the sunscreens that claimed to be natural had these toxins in them! The list of potentially toxic and carcinogenic ingredients to avoid includes:
- Octyl-Methoxycinnamate aka OMC
- Parasol 1789 (Avobenzone)
- Parabens (toxic preservatives)
- Octyldimethyl-PABA (OD-PABA)
- 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC)
- Para amino benzoic acid...
- Octyl salicyclate...
- Padimate O...
- Menthyl anthranilate...
- Trolamine salicyclate...
After hours of research, we found the healthiest choice is a product called Mexitan. (I know, weird name). Their website is www.mexitan.com. Remember, everything that you put on your skin enters into your bloodstream, which then has to be filtered by your liver and kidneys. We have enough toxins, we don’t need to add more to our skin every summer! Mexitan uses two natural ingredients- Zinc oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which comes from beach sand and clay. This product will have a light glimmer when you look at your skin in the sun. This is a water-resistant formula (any waterproof formula has toxins in it). Remember to reapply after periods of swimming. This comes in many SPF’s. For your children I recommend the SPF 50. Enjoy! Also check out their natural bug spray called Skedattle.
Top 4 Toxins To Avoid Putting In Your Mouth
In the world of nutrition, you hear a lot about things that you cannot eat. I wanted to help prioritize those things for you. Below, I will briefly discuss the top for most important toxins to avoid below, please look to my website for more information on each topic. Each of these items are abundant in the standard American diet and all have appeared in the last century. I believe they are a leading cause of many of the health challenges we face today.
- Trans Fats (AKA hydrogenated oils)
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- MSG--Monosodium Glutamate
- Artificial Sweeteners
- Aspartame (AKA NutraSweet)
- Sucralose (AKA Splenda)
- Saccharin (AKA Sweet ‘n Low)
Trans Fats came about because food manufactures didn’t want their food to spoil. They realized that when they made vegetable oils they would spoil quickly from oxidation. The manufactures developed a process to inject hydrogen into these oils to change them from the foods they were into something that would not spoil. An essential principle of health is if it does not spoil, it’s not a food. Trans fats are being linked to major illnesses, including be a cause of autoimmune disease, as well as heart disease. The F.D.A. has stated that there is no safe level of trans fats in the American diet. A great book on this is Trans Fats: the Hidden Killer in our Food by Judith Shaw
High Fructose Corn Syrup is an extract from corn where the sugar is concentrated. This sugar is perceived by your liver in much the same way as alcohol does. It is a major casue of obesity in our nation. Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology discusses the dangers of this form of sugar in detail on a YouTube video that has had over 800,000 times. You can watch this in depth video via a link on my website.
MSG--Monosodium Glutamate is a toxic food additive which that has been reported to cause headaches, muscle pain, joint stiffness, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, and depression. This toxin causes swelling of the nerves and increases the glutamate in your brain which creates more irritability. Learn more in the book In Bad Taste, The MSG Syndrome by George Schwartz, M.D.
Artificial Sweeteners are toxic chemicals that are made to taste sweet. These chemicals cause a host of problems. Research studies have shown that consumption of these artificial sugars lead to more obesity. There has been supposition that aspartame has increased Alzheimer’s disease by the neurologist in the book: Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills by Russell L Blaylock, MD
The basic principle to understand is that our body is not made to use these “fake foods” and when we consume significant amounts in our diet we have a host of problems develop. Unfortunately, it is difficult to link these things directly, but the principle still holds true. Eat what nature and God put on the planet.