(The following is a quoted excerpt, pages 191-195, from the Book The Great Health Heist © by Paul Rosen J.D.,L.Ac. Published by Warren Publishing, Inc.)
Neurological conditions are so common and so profligate that I could write a book on them alone. How common? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), "More than 600 disorders afflict the nervous system. Common disorders such as stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and autism are well known. Many other neurological disorders are rare, known only to the patients and families affected, their doctors, and scientists who look to rare disorders for clues to a general understanding of the brain as well as for treatments for specific diseases. Neurological disorders strike an estimated 50 million Americans each year, exacting an incalculable personal toll and an annual economic cost of hundreds of billions of dollars in medical expenses and lost productivity."
Such a huge quantity of disorders, many of them severe, makes a catchall chapter (like this last one in my book) quite a challenge. But, as with all things emotional or physical, it boils downto the "patient of one" You. What is your disorder? What are your symptoms? How do they affect your health, your hope, your present and your future?
A kind woman, PR, wrote me to explain how Nutrition Reponse TestingSM helped her overcome her diabetic neuropathy and subsequent loss of balance:
"When I started with Mr. Rosen, I was taking three medications twice a day for diabetes, one for high blood pressure and one for thyroid. My blood pressure was always something over 90 or above, and my blood sugar levels were always high in the morning, sometimes normal [but] mostly elevated during the day. I have had pain in my feet for years and spider veins around my ankles and have been overweight most of my life.
"One of the things that I noticed was that when I closed my eyes and was standing up, I would lose my balance. [Since being on my nutrition program] the biggest change in this short period of time is the change in my medications. I now only take one diabetes pill a day instead of two. I have stopped taking blood pressure medication altogether. My blood pressure readings are between 123-140 over 79-85. This is much better than it was when I was taking the medication. I have not been falling over lately because my balance is better. I find I have more energy. The purple veins on my ankles are now going away and I have more feeling in my feet.”
It might surprise you that Nutrition Response Testing can affect something as serious sounding and imposing as a neurological condition. However, after all, the body is the perpetual healing machine! In other words, the body knows only two states: balance or imbalance. Other conditions that my colleagues and I successfully handle:
o Multiple sclerosis
o Carpal tunnel
If you read back over the previous chapters in Part 2 of this book (The Great Health Heist ), you will see that a lack of balance is at the heart of our bodies' malfunctioning. In PR's case, her lack of physical balance reflected a disruption in the body's homeostasis. But in every case noted in this book, a "lack of nutritional balance" is at the root of the problem. This is true whether it is a woman's body or a man's, whether jt is a young body or old, whether the symptoms are brittle nails or an enlarged prostate.
When the body is out of whack, it lets us know. That is why we must be in tune with our own body's "check engine" lights such as muscle weakness, numbness, twitching or shaking, high blood pressure, frequent urination, heightened anxiety or hot flashes.
We do our bodies a great disservice when we give too much importance to certain symptoms, like the brain or the heart, and not enough to others, like the skin and hair or the ears, nose and throat. To me, all symptoms are serious. That's because with Nutrition Response Testing we evaluate the body as a whole and not just the "biggest," "best" or "most important" parts.
The sooner you stop thinking of your body as Kentucky Fried Chicken (that is, a pile of pieces and parts, some more important than others), the faster your hidden health problems will be discovered using Nutrition Response Testing - and the sooner you will feel better.