NRT Experience PART TWO (Nutritional Response Testing)

So for some of you who have read my previous blog post on nutritional response testing this will be a great update for those of you that haven't please go back and read the previous blog posting first. I'm writing this blog post in the spring of 2015 which is approximately three years after my first NRT experience. I felted it valuable to update people about some long-term lessons I'm learning about this topic from my own personal experiences. 

In late March 2015 I experienced as of this moment my only grand mal seizure. From what I was told later it was a fairly intense seizure on the continuum of seizure severity. I lost part of my memory temporarily, my ability to speak read, and write words cohesively was  greatly diminished as well for almost a full month. I was very fortunate to have family right there by me at the time and a spouse who had experience with epilepsy (with a sibling). After an ambulance ride and a half-day in the emergency department it was determined that the most likely cause of this grand maul seizure was exhaustion.

Without going too much into my personal affairs I had been under a significant amount of physical and emotional stress for the past year in my personal life as well as professionally. Other side effects of the seizure included extreme muscle tension which pulled my spine out of alignment and some of my major joints and also started to dislocate. As I stated prior my ability to speak to read into rate as well as my memory was greatly affected in the beginning and slowly got better over time. I must admit I feel extremely lucky considering the circumstances. After the experience I decided to contact my NRT practitioners for help. It was determined I did not have a tumor I did not have a serious drug problem and many of the other traditional risk factors for seizures have been eliminated however I did not feel that drugs and being sent home was a sufficient enough answer beyond that. I contacted my NRT practitioners and they were able to get me in a very short period of time to do at least an analysis using their method.

As stated in the previous blog post on this topic they found a significant build up of heavy metals in my body. My liver, spleen, and other major organs use for filtration and hormone production have been greatly impaired by these metals. I had stopped doing  NRT therapy for sometime and have felt very good but my increase in long-term stress for the last year and sniff they can be worn my body down far more than I had realized. I admit however that I did not realize the extent to which my body has worn down a matter fact because the stress and recently ended I had rested for a few weeks and then started to work out which my body was not ready for and I believe to be the triggering event to cause a seizure.

After taking a personal mental inventory of what I have been through and that I had once again overwhelmed my body beyond what it was capable of I made a decision to follow the guidelines of the neurologist another doctors and my NRT practitioners. For weeks I took time off and reduce my workload getting more sleep and following my body's feelings rather than my desires for things like food sleep and exercise. As of the writing of this particular blog post I have been on an RT treatment now for a week and a half and I must admit that I feel significantly better I can measure how much better I feel and accompanied with some acupuncture work while I continue to rest has made a substantial difference in my mental clarity and very slowly some of my physical aftereffects.

My hope is to be able to increase my activity level and begin to resume a less stressful but yet productive workload in another month. As a practitioner has once again reminded me that health is a continueum that it is ever changing and that your priorities must reflect your focus on your health and other goals in your life. It also reminds me of the greatest challenge people have to their health in this modern age and I believe that his commitment and financing both play equal parts and her inability to stay healthy. It has cost me today again look at my policies and my prices to make sure that I can offer people a very good service at a fair price. I anticipate Jerry my follow up appointments with my NRT practitioners that they will continue to use Whole Foods supplements to help me get stronger more focused and back to what I was at after my first blog post experience.

I sincerely hope if there is anyone on the fence about their health and any respect or have a concern in any respect that they take the time to take the advice of their healthcare practitioner seriously and to always get second opinions about anything there practitioners told them to make sure they are getting the most accurate and up-to-date consistent information possible. They were always be people wanting a deal and I completely understand that concern however prioritizing your health and your commitment to your health may mean giving up things that you would like to have and for me this year will be my vacation add rather spend that money on getting myself back to where I need to be for the future and not just one week a year. 

And I would like to say thank you at the end of this post to all of my clients who were and continue to be very encouraging and accommodating during this recent difficult event for me who have stood by me and I as always feel incredibly grateful for their business and their kindness. I also think it is also with noting that it's a huge reminder to me again for how much of a miracle to human body is when you give it what it needs it can repair itself in a remarkable fashion but we must feed our bodies what they so desire.

NRT Experience (nutritional response testing)

Nutritional Response Testing, Applied Kinesiology, whatever you want to call it let me tell you about how it has changed my life. Maybe you will find something in here what will ring true for you as well. Whatever the case maybe I think this is one subject that might create at the very least some internal conversation. This is one of the most often asked referrals among my clients with chronic symptoms.

So lets go back in time a couple of years to what I call my “frustrated time”. After years of declining energy, increasing wright, and interrupted sleep I realized that for someone who was (at the time) under 30 years old there as a problem. With my increasing concerns I looked to my husband for help who had always been lean to spite eating dam near anything whenever he wanted to. Needless to say that nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’. 

I choose to eat basically nothing but small low calorie salads and lean protein while increasing my activity level to 90 minutes of cardio and weightlifting with the help of a personal trainer six days a week. My issues only got worse over the few months I tried this approach (which was not all that different than I was a young guy). Even after enlisting help from other alternative healthcare provider nothing seemed to be helping. During this timeframe my husband and I where for the first ever able to see the same doctor and because my husband hates doctors I set up matching physicals. This appointment really became the catalyst for the change I will be talking about from here on out. 

We went to the doctors office on a Friday afternoon for our physicals with our new doctor. We did the talk and the blood draws all the normal stuff. Then all started talking about my health. I was surprised by the response of the doctor to my symptoms. The presumption that I was bound by my genetics and that I was fibbing about my food intake kinda bothered me because it assumed that I was just like everyone lying to get more easy answers for my weight loss. At one point I even told the doctor, “If there was someone here that would indite me for the satisfaction of just being right it would be my husband but I don't think even he could say that I have not been willing to eat right and exercise in order to understand what is wrong with me”. After the doctor suggested a blood pressure medication and a weight loss plan I looked at it with my husband….I was not only eating the plan he had suggested but if not better. I was for lack of a better term stupefied. Oh and by the way my husband who had been suffering with nightmare, skin issues, and chronic flu was told he was fine and in good health. 

Out in the parking lot I told my husband I wanted to call someone who did Traditional Chinese Medicine work who I was already seeing for acupuncture. I called from the car and asked if there was any chance we could get in for a consolation that day as their NRT program was new. They said yes they would make the time for me because I was such a long time client. After dropping my husband off at home I headed the five miles to their office with no exceptions. The consultation was more about what they did and what my concerns were more than treatment that day. For my part I was concerned about why the treatment could work compared to the nothing everyone else had told me.

I did the treatments for several months which involved a muscle based allergy test and then a muscle based nutritional deficiency test. The “treatments” were plant and animal based supplements produced less then 50 miles from my home the ratios and effectiveness were independently verified. As I bought and took the supplements my the crap got drained off and my body started to heal itself in ways I did not think was possible. So instead of treating the symptoms I went after the tools my body needed to treat the cause of the problems I was having. The cost was not cheep and frankly time intensive but here is what I found:

  1. The body, more than I had ever really realized as an innate ability to heal itself under the right conditions. 
  2. Our food is no longer as nutrient dense as we thought it was causing outward signs of our bodies being in distress.
  3. We are better off being informed consumers of healthcare than to be forced to pay for government mandated care from an HMO.
  4. Health is a matter of priority and the ability to pay. Which means the key to good health is observation and education not medication and misinformation.

So what did they find out about me? Well, I had been exposed to CFL lights for years prior and the mercury has poisoned me to a very extreme level (one I later found out should have killed most people). They also found two allergies that I never knew I had, which after changing my diet a little bit had greatly improved my health. And finally, the I was extremely deficient in some vital vitamins and minerals (which I was able to verify with a blood test). 

What were some of the results? Well, I lost 40 pounds and I eat more than I ever had before. I don’t use sunblock or acne creams because I don’t burn and done get acne anymore. My heartburn is all but a memory and my energy level is better than when I was 19 years old. 

If you want to know more just ask me. So many people have asked over the years it’s a story I don't mind sharing because its my experience  not a sales pitch its just my story. I have sent other people to get this work done and sometimes I stop seeing those clients for awhile but I know that helping people is why I do what I do and if I do that everything else will follow.

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