Better Body Clinical Nutrition



Thursday, January 12, 2023 10:36 AM

Most of us think about immune health when thinking of zinc. We have all seen and heard of zinc lozenges for a cold or flu. 
And for good reason. Zinc is essential for a well-functioning immune system. But the benefits of this vital mineral go far beyond warding off the common cold.
In fact, it is vital to your brain - for learning and consolidating memories and helping to regulate your mood. It has also been found to boost heart health, reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer, support the gastrointestinal system, reduce leaky gut, enhance athletic performance, and even support hormonal health and fertility.
Unfortunately, most people are deficient of this crucial nutrient, or their intake is insufficient. 
One of the reasons is a grain-rich diet. 
Zinc binders in grains promote deficiency. 
As it relates to zinc, a grain-based diet is rich in copper,  lignan and phytates – three compounds that can dramatically reduce the bioavailability and absorption of zinc. And while many grain-based foods are fortified with zinc to improve their nutritional profile (on paper), research shows that zinc-fortified foods do not necessarily increase serum concentration of zinc in the body. Furthermore, the forms of zinc that are most often used – including zinc oxide and zinc sulfate – are inorganic forms of the mineral, which are poorly absorbed. 
Are you living a zinc deficient lifestyle? 
Excess consumption of sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and other competing minerals (including calcium, iron, and copper) can all reduce zinc levels or increase your body’s requirement of it. Stress, infections, low stomach acid and certain medications can do the same thing. 
Most absorbable food sources of zinc. 
The best sources of zinc are the same foods are ancestors enjoyed, including grass-fed meats, wild seafood, and pastured poultry. Here’s a list with zinc-rich foods and amount per serving. 
Oysters.             3oz.         154 mg
Beef Liver.         3oz.         4.5 mg 
Beef.                  4oz.         4 mg 
Lamb.                4oz.         3.9 mg 
Lobster.             3oz.         3.4 mg 
Pork.                  3oz.         2.9 mg 
Duck Liver.        3oz.         2.7 mg 
Chicken.            3oz.         2.4 mg 
Chicken Livers  3oz.         2.1 mg 
Turkey.               4oz.         2 mg 
Shrimp.              4oz.         1.9 mg 
Scallops.            4oz.         1.8 mg 
In addition to these foods being high in zinc (and devoid of zinc-binding substances that reduce its absorption), they are also rich in a compound known to boost zinc absorption, PROTEIN! 
An effective way to increase zinc absorption is to add a grass-fed whey protein shake to your meals. Whey protein is rich in cysteine and methionine – two amino acids that enhance zinc absorption. 
If you think you may have a zinc deficiency, often correcting low stomach acid with betaine HCL can dramatically increase the absorption of zinc and other nutrient you get from your food. 
If needed, we have a great Standard Process, easily absorbed zinc supplement we can recommend.

It is very precise and scientific. However, if I were to analyze you using Nutrition Response Testing before it was explained to you, you might find it strange, or simply not believable – only because it is probably very different from anything you may have experienced before.

Quite frankly, if you want to get healthy and stay healthy, it is important that you understand what Nutrition Response Testing is, and what our recommendations are based on.

Otherwise, you are less likely to follow through and actually do what you need to do to get well. To put it simply, if you don't follow through, you won't get well. And if you are not going to get well, why do it in the first place?

The results we have been having with Nutrition Response Testing are often in the 90% and better range. The only reason we are here is to help you get well. That is why I want to make sure you get the correct understanding of what Nutrition Response Testing is right from the start.

Let's get started

In medical practice there are two key parts: the diagnosis (identifying and/or naming the “disease” or syndrome) and the treatment (drugs, surgery, etc.).

In Nutrition Response Testing we do not diagnose or treat disease - but we also have two parts: the analysis and the personalized health improvement program (using designed clinical nutrition).

Simply put, first we do an analysis, and then we design a natural health improvement program to help you handle what we find in our analysis of your body and condition.

First the Analysis

The analysis is done through testing the body's own 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 every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old.

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 each and every organ and function of the body.

Interestingly, since the human anatomy has not changed significantly in thousands of years, the utilization of these reflexes and specific points have become extremely useful in our practice because they are so accurate!

Think about it

Each Nutrition Response Testing reflex represents a specific organ, tissue, or function, and indicates the effect that energy, or the lack of energy, is having on the body. By testing the Nutrition Response Testing reflexes, we have a system of monitoring your body at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, and that helps us identify exactly what the body needs and how well we are meeting that need.

Doesn't this sound like something you would want for yourself in order to predict, with certainty, what is needed and wanted by the body to get you to the next stage of improved health?

How do we access the Nutrition Response Testing™ reflexes in order to get this information?

If I were to hook you up to an electro-cardiograph machine and take a reading, that would make perfect sense to you, right?

What is actually happening during this procedure? Electrical energy from the heart is running over the wires. This electrical energy makes the electrocardiograph record the energy pattern in the form of a graph or chart. I could then study this graph and tell you what it all means.

Here is what we do with Nutrition Response Testing. Instead of connecting electrodes to the specific points being tested, the Nutrition Response Testing doctor contacts these points with his/her own hand. With his other hand, he/she 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. This drop signifies underlying stress or dysfunction, which can be affecting your health.

Call us at 512-961-1866 to schedule your visit, or to reserve a seat at one of our Free Health Seminars to find out more.