Are You Consuming Food or Supplements
That Are Harmful To Your Body?

Learn How To Determine Which Ones Are Safe And
Which Ones Can Help You Improve Your Health And Vitality!

How do you determine which food or health supplement will benefit your body the most? If you are like most people, your decision is based on reading the product label or other sales literature, or the trust you have in the company producing the product. Unfortunately, it seems that many of the products available in the grocery stores, mail-order nutrition companies, and even health food stores are not as nutritious as we’ve been told.

But what if there was a way to know for sure if a particular food or health product would help your body? Your body is a marvelous creation and your brain knows if a particular food or supplement is good for your body. But you have to know the technique for determining this.

Don Smyth, President of R-Garden, Inc., is an expert at a highly accurate Biokinesiology testing procedure called the “Brain Response Test” or BRT. Don has been utilizing this method of testing foods and supplements for over 25 years. In fact, all of the nutritional products sold by R-Garden have been developed and tested using the BRT method.

Karen Brunner has been personally trained by Don and holds the title of "Biokinesiology Practitioner." She also holds classes to teach others how to do BRT.

The accuracy and importance of this testing method have been demonstrated again and again over the years in the lives of many people. With this method, we can divide all nutritional substances into one of three groups: biogenic, biocidic, or biostatic. Biogenic substances are those which enhance your health, build you up, and take you to the next higher level toward optimal health. Biocidic substances are those which are detrimental to good health and should not be consumed. Biostatic substances are neutral. They are safe to consume, but do not necessarily provide a solution to improving your health. Even though foods can look and taste good, they can still test bad and be dangerous to consume.

Now You Can Learn This Powerful Technique

It is a simple and highly accurate test of any and all nutrition going into your body through your mouth, skin, ears, and eyes. By careful analysis when testing one specific muscle-nerve grouping, you can determine whether what you are eating will make you healthy or sick. Your brain knows if the food, the supplement, the powder, or the liquid is good for you as an individual.

You can use the B.R.T. in your everyday life to determine which foods are best for you, which foods will harm you, and which foods will actually strengthen your physical body.

How can you use the B.R.T. to do all of this? Follow directions carefully – and listen to what your body is telling you!

Basic Guidelines
a) Think calm thoughts and be neutral towards what you are testing.
b) Avoid noises. Music or distracting people can influence testing.
c) Absolutely no food or gum in the mouth (unless you are testing that food).
d) Always take into consideration any structural weakness or injury.
e) If your friend is too weak, too old, too young, or for any other reason cannot use their arm effectively, use a surrogate.

Testing Procedures for
The Brain Response Test

The procedures are given for testing your friend’s left arm. The right arm may also be tested.

Both you and your friend stand with your feet firmly placed about one foot apart. Face each other’s left shoulder, not squarely at each other.

Your left palm is placed firmly on your friend’s right shoulder in order to stabilize it and provide a good circuit. His right arm is at present hanging free. Your friend’s left wrist will be fully flexed whenever testing.

Your friend’s left arm is carefully aligned. First raise it straight out to the side, palm down. Place your right palm on the top center of your friend’s left wrist. Keep your friend’s flexed wrist cupped in your palm. Next place your finger on the ramus of the jaw (the notch on the side of the jaw bone) of your friend. Keep the arm straight, then test. This is the “Brain Response Test Position” (BRT).

Press gently on your friend’s wrist while he resists. You are not trying to overpower each other, or to pull muscles. Be gentle. Practice testing, resisting several times until you work as a team.

Resist with exactly the same effort each time. Do not vary your resistance or your pressure!

When you test – say, “Resist” and press down firmly, gently, and smoothly for one second, with just enough pressure to move the arm at least 6 inches. You will note that his arm will instantly respond and “lock” in position (if he is in a reasonably healthy condition). With most people this pressure will be from ten to twenty pounds. This is an art – use sensitive perception! Test many times. Do not hold the arm in this position too long because your friend will tire easily. If his arm is very weak in this position, massage for thirty seconds, one inch under his navel, and both of you roll your heads around in a large circle – three times clockwise and three times counter-clockwise, slowly. If his arm is still weak, check for foods, colors, or clothing that is harmful, or after-shave lotion, deodorants, etc. A vigorous rolling of the shoulders is also advantageous sometimes. If nothing else works, try spinning around in a clockwise direction three or four times.

You are ready to proceed to test foods and/or supplements. Place the foods and food supplements very near so that you do not need to change positions in order to reach the item to be tested.

Your friend will now place the food or food supplement in any of three locations:

1. In the mouth (if this is chosen, then carefully wash out the mouth with clean, nondistilled, nonchlorinated water in between each test).
2. On the cheek near the upper wisdom teeth (the location of the parotid gland.)
3. On the navel.

Each of these locations has a high degree of sensitivity to all types of nutrition. This is not true of any other point on the body, according to our years of research.

You can now proceed with the BRT. Touch (and hold) the ramus of the jaw of your friend. Keep the arm straight, then test. This is the “Brain Response Test Position” (BRT).

1. Test first to see if the food strengthens the BRT.
2. Then test to see if it is neutral (by first strengthening the BRT by running the hand down the side of the cheek), then test to see if it weakens. If this test is strong, then the item is “neutral” or OK to consume.
3. If it weakens, the brain is responding that this item is harmful. It is causing an imbalance in the body.

If you have many products or foods that strengthen you, you may calibrate by asking the question “On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being not very important at all and 10 being extremely important, this product calibrates at 1 or better? 2 or better?” until you get a negative. Do this for each product and you will know which products are the most important to be taking.

You may want to test for quantities. Say, “Do I need 1 or more of these per day? Two or more? Three or more?” until you get a negative. The previous answer is what you need. You can also test for times per day—”Once? Twice? Three Times?”

It is very important to recheck whenever in doubt. Practice! Practice! Practice! You will notice that most food supplements will fail when using the BRT Test. This is why so many people do not feel better even though taking vitamins and herbs. There is a difference in quality! Test to be sure! Your health and usefulness can be at stake.

Points to Remember
1. Always test with the same pressure.
2. Always resist with exactly the same pressure.
3. Always follow though with the pressure. (If the arm goes down, press it all the way down.)
4. Try to isolate the arm muscle that you are resisting with – do not incorporate additional muscles.
5. If the testing is not working – check to see if one of you is switched– or you may be resisting with too much force. It is not a battle of force, but a sensitive difference that you are looking for.
6. Have you properly isolated yourselves as to color, odors, clothing, noise, etc.?
7. Deviation from the prescribed testing procedures can lead you to wrong answers.
8. Asking questions of the near or distant future will not get useful answers.
9. Exercise loving kindness towards all those that you are working with—be patient.

Self Testing

Do the Brain Response Test by pushing down on the index finger with the middle finger at the same time you have the thumb of the same hand on the ramus of the jaw. With your free hand you can then pick up the items to be tested and place them next to your cheek or on your navel.

The procedure is the same as above, namely
1. test to see if the item strengthens
2. if not test to see if it weakens (temporarily strengthen by running the hand down the cheek)
3. if the item neither strengthens nor weakens, then the item is neutral and is OK for you.


Karen Brunner
Nutritionist, Biokinesiology Practitioner
Brunner Professional Services
8181 Clover Way
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 521-1284
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