Rodney McBride
M.S. CSCS CPT LMT
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What is Muscle Testing for Nutrition?

What is Muscle Testing for Nutrition? 

Muscle Testing for Nutrition is actually to two techniques united into one consultation. Muscle testing which is used to read the body's language and nutritional challenges which are used to find what organ/glands are dysfunctional. 

Originally, muscle testing was used to qualify how strong a muscle could engage based on a scale from 0 to 5 with 5 representing the strongest a muscle may contract. It helped the practitioner understand what level of strength the body was yielding. But in nutrition strength is less important in muscle testing with interpreting the body's responses to nutritional challenges being more of a priority. 

Usually the deltoid (shoulder) muscle is the most convenient and most commonly adopted  albiet any muscle in the body may be usable. The muscles new role is that of an indicator muscle. That which makes known information.

Nutritional challenges investigate what complications an organ/gland may have. Organs and glands just like all the structures of the body have a natural physiology and when the physiology becomes flawed dysfunctions precipitate. Immune challenges (heavy metals, chemicals, medications, bacteria, viruses, funguses, parasites, food sensitivities, GMOs) are frequently the culprit but are not absolute. Insufficient nutrient (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, fluid, protein)  intake is also culpable. 

Once enough information has been protracted from the body about what may be causing the aberrant physiology (immune challenges, insufficient nutrients, etc.) using muscle testing and nutritional challenges whole food supplements are used to remedy the organ/gland functional again. 

Here's an example:

A client of mine was getting light headed whenever she would stand up or come up from a low position. This is an indication that her adrenal glands were not working properly. 

The muscle testing and nutritional challenges confirmed the adrenal stress and showed my client was low in Vitamin B of the Vitamin B Complex and sodium. Vitamin B raises blood pressure where as Vitamin G lowers blood pressure. Vitamin G is part of the Vitamin B Complex by the way. The sodium in salt helps raise blood pressure. My client was too high in potassium which also lowered her blood pressure.

My client was given Catalplex B from Standard Process and Himalayan salt to cook with. After about four weeks the light headed feelings subsided and have not been an issue since.

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