Nutrition Services

Advanced Family Chiropractic Center is the leading Grand Rapids, MI clinic specializing in helping you find non-surgical and drug-free solutions to your health problems.


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Nutrition Response Testing

Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) is a non-invasive way of discovering what the body is lacking in micronutrients by testing the body’s neurological reflexes. Our clinically-proven system may be quite different from any other healing practice that you may have experienced. We will have some questions for you before and during the testing. The actual procedure is simple and direct with the body providing all the information and feedback needed. We use the extraordinary properties of the human cells and tissues to bring about healing and health changes … exactly as nature intended. Through our analysis, we are testing the body’s neurological reflexes. These reflexes are the body’s way of telling us what and how your nervous system is doing as it is the nervous system’s responsibility to regulate the body’s functions for each and every organ. The testing includes organs, glands, joints, muscles, etc. These reflexes are tested on the surface of the body, and then the findings are analyzed. The doctor will begin the analysis by making contact with a specific reflex area with one hand and touching your extended arm with the other hand. If the reflex being tested is under stress, the body will reduce power to the extended arm and it will go weak and drop. A weakness in the arm indicates stress to that specific organ, gland, joint or muscle being tested.

Heart Rate Variability Testing

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Testing provides an individual with an assessment of the health of their autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls over 90% of the body’s functions (such as breathing, heart rate, digestion, and more) and interfaces with all other systems of the body. It has been determined, through decades of research, the more variability in the heart rate, the healthier the person.

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

Bioelectrical impedance analysis is the study of the electrical properties of biological material and its change over time. We use the process to measure body composition (fat mass, lean muscle mass, etc.) changes and this type of testing has been studied and refined for more than 50 years by the medical community. Patients can see their progress and take home printed, individualized reports.

Hormone Balancing

We utilize non-invasive saliva testing methods to get the most accurate assessment of hormone activity in your body. Saliva testing is a powerful tool for evaluating stress, hormone-related disease, and health conditions — especially over time. A variety of specific tests can be ordered to evaluate your specific needs.

Weight Loss and Dietary Coaching

Your body’s metabolic rate and hormone levels can significantly affect your body weight. We believe weight loss should be achieved and maintained by finding hormonal and metabolic “blocks” that slow or stop you from losing weight. Testing is also done to see what foods your body does not metabolize effectively and follow-up coaching is done to help you know what positive food choices can be introduced into your diet.

Lab Testing

We have partnered with Doctors Choice in order to have complete blood labs drawn for your best health results. In order to use your blood results as a guide, we research and interpret the results and put them in a Functional Medicine range.

Allergy Testing and Treatment

Advanced Family Chiropractic Center offers a non-invasive testing method utilizing resonance vials and muscle testing to determine food and environmental allergies or sensitivities. Once an allergy is identified, the doctor can suggest changes in your diet or activities to alleviate allergic reactions. Sometimes a nutritional supplement also is recommended.