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What Is Nutrition-Response Testing, and Should You Try It Before Your Wedding?

It could be worth a try if you want to feel your very best on your wedding day.

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If you aren't feeling your best and want to ensure you have boundless energy, clearer skin, and feel your healthiest on your wedding day, take a tip from celebrities and bloggers and try nutrition-response testing. What is that exactly? It's not as crazy as it sounds: It's just a muscle-reflex test that detects which areas of your body are deficient.

 

"From the outside, it looks like a practitioner is lightly pressing reflex areas that correlate to different organ systems in the body," says Dr. Beth Forgosh, who offers nutrition-response testing at her chiropractic and nutrition center, Well Within Soho, in New York City. "If there's an area that's under stress, the muscle will react to it when pressed upon. It's biofeedback."

 

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After determining the systems in the body that aren't performing optimally, the nutritional deficiencies can be determined and the practitioner will give you supplements tailored to your personal needs, along with food and lifestyle recommendations to repair the body. "You end up getting something like a customized multivitamin; a series of different supplements taken together," Forgosh says. "Instead of going to the store and getting a basic multivitamin, you're getting exactly what your body needs. It takes the guesswork out of it."

 

Nutrition-response testing, Forgosh says, can help with everything from acne and rosacea to lethargy and digestive issues. She recommends coming in six months before your wedding day so your body has ample time to rebuild itself. (It takes three months for the body to heal, Forgosh says.) By six months, you'll have plenty of time to make sure you are in peak condition and ready for the wedding.