WHAT IS DESIGNED CLINICAL NUTRITION (DCN)?
Designed Clinical Nutrition is a custom–prescribed nutritional solution that addresses your specific and prioritized underlying health vulnerabilities.
Designed: Prepared based on a specific purpose or intention
Clinical: Relating to the observation of actual people versus in theory or in a laboratory setting
Nutrition: The process of obtaining real food to enable the body to repair itself and grow healthfully
In most cases when we reference DCN, we are referring to concentrated, whole food in a tablet, capsule or powder, prepared using a unique manufacturing process that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components that make it work as nature intended. These are nutrients you are simply not getting, or not assimilating, in your current diet.
These real food supplements have been designed to match the deficiencies identified by NRT analysis of your body.
Why do you need DCN?
Why are you deficient?
These deficiencies may be due to your past personal eating habits and routines.
For most, 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.
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 would be one of our choices.
If someone was 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.
Designed Clinical Nutrition does not include over-the-counter vitamins. Over-the-counter vitamins are pharmaceutically engineered chemical fractions of vitamin structures reproduced in a laboratory. Because they are not made from whole foods, over-the-counter vitamins are not genuine replacement parts as they lack many of the essential elements normally present in whole foods.
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 can create other health problems because they do not contain all of the co-factors found in nature that make the vitamins work.
How will we know that DCN is working?
Let’s say, for example, that the liver or kidney areas of your body show up as “active” in your Nutritional Response Testing analysis.
Our next step is to test specific, high quality supplements (using Designed Clinical Nutrition) against those weak areas, to find which ones will bring these organs/areas back to strength.
Our decades of clinical experience tell us that when we have found the correct supplements, as indicated by this procedure, and have worked out a highly personalized supplement schedule, we have identified the most important first step in correcting the underlying deficiency or imbalance that caused the organ/area to be active in the first place.
Typically, after you have incorporated DCN into your health regime for a period of time, we will be able to demonstrate that it is working at a follow-up appointment, because we will be able to see the positive response when tested against the active Nutrition Response Testing organs/areas that were found on your initial Nutrition Response Testing analysis.
How are DCN products crafted?
One example of a designed clinical nutrition supplement that we use is called Catalyn. This product is produced by starting with a wide variety of carefully chosen organically grown vegetables, taking the water and fiber out using a vacuum, low heat process - without heating or cooking the vegetables, and then utilizing the concentrated food to make a bottle of Standard Process Catalyn tablets.
The key to this whole procedure is the way it is done, using the Standard Process™method:
A. Standard Process nutrients are derived from plants grown on their own farms (in Wisconsin), in soil free of pesticides and no chemicals are ever used. Scientists check the soil before the seeds are sown, to make sure of the fertility of the soil and even the weeding is done by hand.
B. The machinery involved in the processing of these products is made of glass and stainless steel only.
C. The temperature used in processing harvested plants is never raised above the point of 90 degrees Fahrenheit, so that the active ingredients are not cooked; they remain active and alive, and have a very long shelf life. Your vitality and energy is derived from live food. Most foods available today are dead, or are not really foods at all, as in boxed cereals, canned vegetables, soda pop, etc. You can readily understand the difference between dead, devitalized pseudo-foods, with the synthetic or isolated vitamins on the one hand, and Designed Clinical Nutrition and a diet of real foods, on the other.