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Keith Sheehan : Sharing the Message of Good Health Through Therapeutic Nutrition

Sep 29, 2015 10:16AM ● By Gisele Siebold

Personal experience led Keith Sheehan, who holds a doctorate in chiropractic, to study chiropractic because chiropractic care healed him of several sports injuries when he was in high school. But dealing with a severe illness while completing his studies was the catalyst that encouraged him to seek out a long-term solution—rather than a quick fix—and brought him to the realization that genuine good health is directly linked to proper nutritional balance in the body.

While attending chiropractic school, Sheehan had chiropractic adjustments every day and changed his diet to include nutrient-dense foods and avoid the foods that were keeping him sick—sugars and starches. This lifestyle change cured his chronic pain, chronic asthma and allergies, chronic immune system problems and caused him to drop 40 pounds. When he began private practice, Sheehan observed that poor nutrition was very often also keeping his patients sick.

The desire to help others heal and reach optimal wellness inspired him to learn Nutrition Response Testing—a comprehensive, exacting method of getting to the root cause of illness and addressing it with proper nutrition, developed by Freddie Ulan, doctor of chiropractic.

“Our mission is to heal the body the way it was designed to be healed—without painful invasive procedures or medications that alter the body’s already delicate chemistry and cause more side effects than relief,” says Sheehan.

Nutrition Response Testing begins with a scientific, precise and personalized analysis. The analysis is done by testing neurological reflexes and specific acupuncture points on the body’s surface, providing an energy assessment of how well the organs and systems of the body are functioning.

The neurological reflexes are derived from the part of the nervous system whose job it is to regulate the functions of each and every organ. The acupuncture points are selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture, which is thousands of years old. Each Nutrition Response Testing reflex corresponds to a specific organ, system or function—helping to determine the effect that energy, or the lack of energy, is having on overall health—and provides a system of monitoring the body. This has proven to be extremely accurate clinically, assisting healthcare professionals in identifying exactly what the body needs.

A report of findings is provided to a patient, which includes a treatment plan. Plans may include therapy, food and nutrition suggestions, possibly with the addition of whole food vitamin and nutritional supplements to the diet. 

Sheehan, who has achieved ACT Level 9 Nutrition Response Testing—the highest level of certification—teaches a variety of classes for patients and the public at his wellness center location. In addition, he teaches an introductory Nutrition Response Testing class to doctors and healthcare professionals in an effort to form a stronger network of professionals who can heal their patients through proper nutrition.

“Knowing that I am making a real difference in the quality of people’s lives by assisting them in achieving not only relief, but also long-term results, is the reason why I am excited to go to work each day,” shares Sheehan. “My goal for the future is to expand our Natural Health Improvement Center to become a holistic hub in Lancaster, where safe, effective, drug-free health care is offered.”

Sheehan Natural Health Improvement Center is located at 1301 E. King St., in Lancaster. For more information, call 717-392-6606 or visit

Gisele Siebold is a contributing writer to Natural Awakenings magazine. Connect with her at [email protected]

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