Frequently Asked Questions


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What is MLH Wellness?

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Founded by Monica Hershaft in 2008, MLH Wellness Holistic Health & Nutrition is a boutique wellness center in Los Angeles offering holistic support and natural solutions for many common health issues, such as food and environmental sensitivities and allergies, digestion issues, brain fog, fatigue and lack of energy, insomnia and much more.


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How Will MLH Wellness Help Me Feel Better?

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MLH Wellness helps clients address the cause instead of the symptom. Monica works with clients to help balance the body holistically through guided dietary changes, homeopathy, herbs and Designed Clinical Nutrition. These solutions help the body repair and correct itself and improve health naturally. You get a program that is specifically designed for your unique body. No two programs are the same. This way, your body gets no more and no less than it needs!


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How Does MLH Wellness Identify Problem Areas?

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Monica identifies problem areas through the use of a technique called Nutrition Response Testing.


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What is Nutrition Response Testing?

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Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive way of analyzing the body through muscle testing to determine the underlying nutritional causes of interference and stress that could be affecting a person’s health. This approach to healing balances the body through diet, whole food supplements and homeopathy to help support the body and support the the immune system. This in turn, helps the body remove the stressors that are interfering with normal function and allows the body to self-repair properly.


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How Does Nutrition Response Testing Work?

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Nutrition Response Testing uses neurological reflexes and acupuncture points selected from the ancient Chinese system of acupuncture. These reflexes are the body’s way of showing what areas are not functioning optimally and could use more support.


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What is the Asyra PRO?

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The Asyra PRO is a revolutionary software and hardware technology that gathers information about how the body is functioning and creates a unique homeopathic formula tailor made for each individual body.


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How Does the Asyra PRO Work?

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The Asyra PRO identifies problem areas through the passing of a mild electrical current through the cellular structure of the body and the amount of the current that passes through reveals functionality. Because the assessment is based on defined parameters of health, any deviation from this standard can be readily detected. Once the weakened areas in the body have been identified, the Asyra PRO then pre-screens potential homeopathic therapeutic options. It sends representative electromagnetic signatures of remedies to the body and measures its response. This allows us to monitor a client’s response to a remedy before it is given.


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What Will Happen at My First Appointment?

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After an initial discussion about your current concerns, Monica will conduct a Nutrition Response Testing analysis. This is performed by applying pressure to the your extended arm with one hand, and pressure to a specific reflex area on the body with the other hand. If the tested reflex is stressed, the nervous system will respond by reducing energy to the extended arm, causing the arm to weaken and drop. A drop in your arm indicates underlying stress in that area which may be affecting health and wellbeing.

Next, Designed Clinical Nutrition is applied. Specific nutritional supplement formulas are tested against those weakened areas, to find which ones bring the reflexes back to strength. This way, a unique program is tailor made for you and created based on the responses that the your body gives during the analysis.


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What Happens Next?

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Following the analysis, Monica presents you with a dietary program with guidelines to follow. This way, possible allergens can be temporarily eliminated from the diet so that the immune system can be fully supported without interference from foods that can adversely affect its performance. Frequently, many food and environmental allergies disappear as the immune system is restored. After all, most allergies are simply an inflamed immune response. You will then receive a unique program tailored specifically for your own body to follow. This program includes recommendations for which supplements to take to help support your immune system and restore balance to the body so that it can work as nature intended.


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What is Designed Clinical Nutrition?

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Designed Clinical Nutrition is concentrated whole food in a tablet, capsule, or tea prepared using a process that preserves all of the active enzymes and vital components that make it work as Nature intended. These real food supplements have been designed to specifically match the needs of the body. Designed Clinical Nutrition does not consist of ‘over-the-counter’ vitamins. Over-the-counter vitamins are pharmaceutically produced in a laboratory and are not derived from whole foods, often causing you to be even more deficient and nutritionally out-of-balance and can even lead to health problems.


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How Soon Will I See Improvement?

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Once you begin to follow the recommended program, you could see results in as little as 4-6 weeks.


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I’ve Tried Other Programs Like This. What Makes This System So Different?

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What makes this system different from others like it is that Nutrition Response Testing checks to be sure that the nervous system is not “blocked” or “switched” before proceeding with the analysis. If the nervous system is “blocked” or “switched”, you won’t respond properly to any diet or supplement changes because the body is not open to healing. If someone is “blocked” or “switched” they can “rollercoaster” getting better and then worse over and over or simply won’t respond properly at all.


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What Does it Mean if My Nervous System is “Blocked” or “Switched”?

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Open regulation is the autonomic nervous system’s ability to up and down regulate the “brakes” and “gas” of the body sending more or less energy to support the body depending upon the needs of the body. When someone is running, the body needs to increase its energy or “up regulate”. If someone is sleeping or watching TV, the body needs to down regulate. If the “regulation is open” then the body is able to do that job properly as needed.

Blocked regulation means the body cannot adjust to the changing conditions. It is stuck in some level of “rest” or “run” and has lost its ability to optimally adapt to outside influences. This interferes with the ability of the body to heal itself. This is the highest priority to correct. People cannot respond to treatment without this being addressed.

Switching is when the nervous system is in a state of confusion or “dys-regulation”. It’s literally “switched”. People roller coaster in this condition. Better/ worse/better/worse. The body up regulates when it should down regulate and vice versa. It’s reversed or confused. It “runs” when it should rest and vice versa. This needs to be corrected before the body can respond properly to healing programs. If it is left unaddressed, you can potentially have the opposite response to what is intended.


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How Do I Get “Unblocked” or “Unswitched?

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All blocked regulation and neurogenic switching is caused by “stressors” that are interfering with the normal nervous system function. We identify which stressor is causing the “blocking” or “switching” and help the body remove it with the specific remedy or supplementation that addresses that particular stressor for your body based on the above described analysis and testing.


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What is a “Stressor”?

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A “stressor” is anything that is not part of your body that suppresses the immune system or nervous system function. It can be any type of immune challenge from pathogens, to chemical toxicity due to chlorine or medications etc, heavy metal toxicity from metal fillings, aluminum in deodorant, copper from birth control, scar interference from surgery or birthing scars, or something as simple as a food allergy!


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Is it Possible to Really Restore My Health?

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Yes. The deficiencies or imbalances accumulated over the years can lead to a breakdown in resistance, or immunity resulting in health challenges. The good news is that it is possible to reverse the process. Each cell, tissue, and organ in the body is in the process of replacing itself every day. Designed Clinical Nutrition provides exactly what the body needs to repair, replace, & restore. Nutrition Response Testing tells us when and what to use to bring about the desired result.


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If I Ignore My Symptoms, Won’t They Eventually Go Away?

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Symptoms are the body’s way of telling us something needs addressing and correcting. Ignoring it won’t make it go away; it will just develop into more symptoms or possibly something more serious if left untreated.