Better Body Clinical Nutrition


Foods to Avoid Series, #6

Saturday, February 25, 2023 1:30 PM

Excerpt from the book “Food to the Rescue” by Dr. Jennifer Shell, D.C. 
Photo by Fernando Andrade on 
Soy is marketed as a healthy food, but there is concern about its safety: Most of the soy used in the United States is genetically modified. For that reason, we are very leery of most products with soy. Clinically, we find a lot of people to be sensitive to soy. Most infants we see cannot digest soy formula, and it leads to GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease). Acid reflux is something very commonly seen in babies and kids these days. We have cared for many newborns that were put on drugs for acid reflux before they came to see us, which we find unbelievable. Babies (actually everyone) needs digestive juice to digest food; reflux medications stop the production.14 Also soy-based baby formula is considered estrogenic, which can lead to increased estrogen activity and can lead to breast development in boys.  Babies fed soy formula receive the equivalent of five birth control pills worth of estrogen a day. 

Soy can cause problems with the thyroid gland, hormonal imbalances, infertility, and immune system problems.14 By impairing the thyroid gland, we get fat, our hair dries out (or fall out), and we become exhausted. We want to mention that fermented soy like miso or tempeh are both fine, it they are organic. Fermentation removes the things that impair proper absorption.14 Whole organic soybeans called edamame are acceptable as well. They are high in protein and fiber.

14. Brownstein, Dr. DAVID. "Soy Good For You? Not So Fast." Natural Way to Health 4 (Nov. 2011): 1.

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.