By Freddie Ulan, DC, CCN

What we found was that, in order to repair a body, you had to repair it cell by cell. In order to do that, you had to find the closest thing to genuine replacement parts and feed that to the body.

The next thing that we discovered was that, when a body is very debilitated, it can’t utilize all that good stuff at once. Now this became a whole problem in itself. How do you choose what to start with? Where do you start? Because, the number of nutrients that my body needed back in 1991-92 was literally overwhelming, and my digestive capabilities were practically nil.

So, that opened the door to a long period of research of trying to find out how you actually determine where to start. It’s one thing to have all the answers; it’s another thing to know the order to get them in.

What I needed to figure out for myself, first—so that I could get back into life—was where do you start? So, we started making some breakthroughs in that area that opened the door—how to overcome the limitations of the body’s incapability of digestion and breaking down at that point. We discovered that the worse off the body was, the lower the gradient had to be and the less stress you could put on the body, from a digestive point of view.

So, being an old chiropractor, one of the things I knew was that the nervous system controlled the body, and, by natural inclination—even though it took me a while to realize—I already have a basis of figuring this out in chiropractic because we always talked about how the nervous system knows what to do. The autonomic nervous system that’s built was designed by whoever was smart enough to create these bodies so that the body would just automatically fix itself as long as you didn’t interfere with it too much. You go to bed, you wake up—the body was supposed to have gone through a healing cycle; repairing the damage you did to it during the day, provided it had the genuine replacement parts.

So, what I realized was I had to figure out a way to access the intelligence of the body to determine the priorities—and that was the big breakthrough.


Basically, what Nutrition Response Testing is, is a non-invasive method of accessing the intelligence of the body via the autonomic nervous system by measuring the response of a weak muscle, strong muscle. When you’re assessing the condition of various organs and systems in the body, you can, with a relatively easy-to-do but highly technical analysis, determine the priority.

What organ do we need to address first? Once we know what organ we need to address first, we have, based on our vast clinical knowledge—we know what foods contain the nutrients that are best—what foods contain the nutrients that were designed to help and support that organ. The wonderful thing is that none of these things are very organ-specific, so when you’re helping one part of the body, you’re always helping another part of the body.

But, the bottom line was how to design a program that addressed the priority in a way that the patient can do it without side effects, without difficulty, and that was economical because no insurance company will pay for actual healthcare; they only pay for disease maintenance care.

So, you had to address the economics of the situation—it had to be an easy-to-do program, it had to be something that was easy to understand, it had to be something that I could do as I was becoming busier and busier, and it had to be something that was not time-consuming.

So, that led us on the search for the right diet. People are always coming to me saying, “Well, what should I eat?” What I do know is that you could probably make some improvements in the diet you’re on—and we developed a very unique system of helping people improve their dietary intake in a way where they could maintain it and continue to upgrade their health.

But, diet alone wasn’t enough, as much as we wanted diet to be the answer. It seemed to be the simplest—food today requires a tremendous amount of body work; requires step-by-step breaking down and transforming the leaf of a vegetable or piece of fruit into a particle that a cell can use to replace something that it needs for energy, restoration and detoxification, etc.

So, we had to go further and find out what products exist that actually fit the definition of genuine replacement parts. That, then, opened the door to a huge amount of experimentation, and there are so many product lines out there. There is so much false, misleading PR that we had to go through many different lines of products and literally test them against the body to see what strengthened the body, what weakened the body and what brought about the correct response from the autonomic nervous system. We learned how to judge these things. This is very technical—it takes many hours to train somebody in this stuff. But the bottom line is, if a practitioner already has their full medical training or chiropractic training, they have the background, and now we just have to unlearn them of a few things and fit this new concept in and then they can start using it.

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