Nutrition Therapy


Along with your chiropractic care, Dr. Summers may introduce nutritional supplementation to help your body in the healing process. 


Nutritional Response Testing (NRT) is a method of muscle testing to determine which tissues are stressed, which are the most stressed, and which supplements are best for the tissue and person. This technology was pioneered by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt (ART) and Dr. Fred Ulan (NRT) with additions from other sources.

NRT is a verifiable and reproducible discipline of which uses muscle testing to analyze autonomic nervous system (ANS) disturbances. Problems with ANS function will ultimately cause disease and/or breakdown of any organs and tissues. Since the ANS controls every single cell, tissue, and organ of the body, it is important to keep it balanced and well nourished. When the ANS is not optimally functioning, no matter what you take, be it a drug, herb or vitamin, your response is often not what you expected. Sometimes you may even get the opposite effect such as drinking coffee makes you sleepy. Or, you feel better for a short time, but then your symptoms return.


In most cases, yes. Even if you are taking medications or had surgery including removal of organs, you can benefit from Chiropractic, NRT and whole food nutrition. We will also educate you on proper diet and health and teach you how to be your own nutritionist.


First and most important is the consultation, Chiropractic and neurological evaluation. You may have experienced going to the doctor with a health problem, but your doctor was in such a hurry, his one hand was on the door handle while the other was filling out a prescription. I want to solve your health puzzle and the best way is to get a clear and detailed history of your health, past and present injuries and life. 

Then you are connected to a Heart Rate Variability device to check the function of your autonomic nervous system.

You will then get a Zyto scan to see what type of nutrition and therapies your body needs. To learn more, follow this link:

The final step is to analyze your body with Nutrition Response Testing. 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!


Once all of your testing is done, a program is put together a based on all of the above evaluations and the desired results you are looking for. You come back to the office and your results are explained and what we need to do together to help you restore your health. Dietary and lifestyle, nutritional supplements and herbs, exercise recommendations, chiropractic care and any other therapy that may be important to improving your health will be discussed.

Decades of clinical experience tell us that when we have found the correct nutritional supplements and treatments, as indicated by this procedure, and when we work out a highly personalized nutritional supplement schedule, we have accomplished the most important first step in correcting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused your health problem in the first place. By following the program as precisely as possible, you are well on your way to restoring normal function and improving your health.

It's that simple!

In medicine, the medical doctor makes a diagnosis and then uses drugs or surgery to attack or suppress the symptom, or to surgically remove the "offending" organ or part. In Nutrition Response Testing™ we use "DESIGNED CLINICAL NUTRITION" to correct the cause of the deficiency, so that the body can regain the ability to correct itself.


First of all, Designed Clinical Nutrition is not 'over-the-counter' vitamins. Over-the-counter vitamins are pharmaceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin structures reproduced in a laboratory. They are not "whole food," and the body does not actually recognize these as anything even vaguely beneficial (to put it mildly). Please check out the book: "The Whole Truth About Vitamins," for an entertaining, in-depth explanation of this aspect of vitamins and other nutritional supplements.

Because they are not made from whole foods, "over-the-counter" vitamins lack the essential synergistic elements normally present in WHOLE foods. An example of a whole food could be carrots. Carrots are high in Vitamin A Complex. A "complex" is something made up of many different parts that work together. Synthetic vitamin A does not contain the whole "Vitamin A Complex" found in nature. So, if we were looking for a food high in Vitamin A, carrots might be one of our choices. If one actually were deficient in any of the components of Vitamin A Complex, one would be wise to seek out a supplement that was made from whole foods that were rich in this complex - not from chemicals re-engineered in a laboratory to look like one little part of the Vitamin A Complex that has erroneously been labeled as "Vitamin A."

Vitamins that are being used all over today generally only need to have a small percentage of their actual content derived from natural sources to be labeled "natural". If they are not derived from whole foods, they often make you even more deficient and nutritionally out-of-balance. They can create other health problems because they do not contain all of the co-factors found in nature that make the vitamins work.

So-called "scientific research," done with these shoddy substitutes, repeatedly "proves" that vitamins don't do much good for anyone! Can you imagine who pays for these "researches"? "Designed Clinical Nutrition" is exactly that: designed (especially prepared based on a specific plan) clinical (pertaining to the results gotten in clinical use or actual practice on huge numbers of patients over many years) nutrition (real food, designed by nature to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully). It is whole food in a tablet, capsule or powder, concentrated in a vacuum, cold-process system that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components that make it work as the Creator intended. These real food supplements have been designed to match the needs of the body, as determined by the positive response shown when tested against the active Nutrition Response Testing reflexes that were found on your individual Nutrition Response Testing analysis. These are nutrients you are simply not getting, or not assimilating, in your current diet.

These deficiencies may be due to your past personal eating habits and routines, but it is for sure due, in some large extent, to the lack of quality in the foods commercially available in grocery stores or restaurants today.


  1. Through an analysis of your body's reflexes, we help you to determine the exact nutrients you need to supplement your diet, in order to bring about balance and better health.
  2. We make these highly concentrated therapeutic formulations available to you in tablets, capsules, or in powdered form to "supplement" your current diet. That's why they are called "food supplements."
  3. Depending on your individual situation, we might also require that you make some specific changes in your diet & eating habits, and in your routines, in order to bring about the best possible results.


Many people we see in our practice have eaten themselves into their current state of ill-health, to one degree or another. The deficiencies or imbalances lead to a breakdown in resistance, or immunity, and a loss of the ability to cope with environmental stresses (chemical, microscopic, or otherwise). The good news is that it is possible to reverse the process!

Designed Clinical Nutrition provides the right basic materials.

Nutrition Response Testing™ tells you when and what to use to bring about the desired result.

With this understanding of what we do, can you see how we might be able to help you do something effective to get yourself well?

And once that is achieved, do you see how you might be able to use this approach to stay well?

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