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GEMS Nutrition

We love food.

I have written before about how, when you start doing any type of homesteading, you become basically food-obsessed. I think many people in the holistic health industry find themselves in this position, learning more about the body means learning more about how to feed it for optimum performance. GEMS Nutrition is a course that has been percolating in my mind for a long time. I thought it was done nearly two years ago, then found out to my chagrin when I sent the files to a student, that I had somehow saved over some of the files incorrectly. As we had just moved to the rainforest all my reference books were in bins stacked up and there was no way of knowing where things were or how to get to them. So the project was shelved.

But I have dragged the books out, finished up the scan sheets, added more (because, that’s what I do), and now I want to share it with you!

The question that I hear sometimes from Specialized Kinesiologists is; “Why should I bother learning anything about nutrition when I can use an indicator muscle and a scan sheet to tell me what someone needs?” Here are a few reasons why nutritional information is still important:

  • The more information you have, the wider a range of files available in your bio-computer to chose from for people.
  • The more info you can give people about why they should do/take/eat something, the more likely you are to get compliance, thus helping them to feel better faster.
  • The more info people have the more you bring the attention of their conscious minds to the task at hand (i.e. utilization of a vitamin/mineral/amino from their diets).
  • It makes you sound smart.


In the Touch for Health self-responsibility model, you learn that you, as a practitioner, never ‘heal’ or ‘cure’ your client, you simply help them in their own process. Similarly, foods and supplements don’t cure people; rather they offer building blocks and energy to allow the body to fix itself. Suggesting food for your clients and teaching them about food is a way of speeding up their healing journey. Healing your body with food makes sense – you have to eat anyway.

This ‘crash course’ style quickie workshop discusses some of the basics of nutrition, including macro and micronutrients, the energy of food and eating to work with the 5-Elements of Chinese medicine. At the end, you’ll find scan sheets that can be added to your GEMS Flow chart and the scan sheets that you are already using. The intention is that when you come up with nutrition as either a stress or as a correction, you can flip to the appropriate scan sheet and use muscle testing to figure out what the body could use more or less of.

So here’s what the GEMS Nutrition class entails:

  • A short workbook that goes into some of the basics of nutrition. This is really basic; just a breakdown of macro and micro nutrients and how they work in the body.
  • General Nutrition Scan Sheets. Scan lists for macronutrients so practitioners can identify the proteins, fats and carbohydrates that are most beneficial for the client at the moment. Micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and probiotics.
  • Element Scan Sheets. A page for each element showing the nutrients and herbs that can be used to bring balance to that particular area of the body.
  • Follow up session with me via Zoom. After you have downloaded the booklet and scan sheets, we arrange a meeting to chat and go over anything you would like extra clarification on. Or just to talk about food. Whatever works for you!

How do you use the scan sheets?

Anyone working with muscle testing can use scan sheets for nutrition, simply by working with scan mode and checking through the lists. Practitioners already using the GEMS system can use these a little differently. When you are working through the Flow chart looking for corrections and Chemistry comes up, you can now use the appropriate Element list to find what you are looking for.

Here’s an example of what the element scan sheets look like.

It’s ridiculously simple.

Once Knowlative is up and running, the booklet and scan sheets will be available through it for subscribers to access at any time. (Haven’t heard of Knowlative yet? Check out For now if you are interested in this workshop, the cost is $100, including the one-on-one meeting. Send an email to and the files will be emailed to you.


Questions or thoughts? I’d love to hear them, leave them below.

Be Amazing!


Instructor, practitioner, speaker and writer for Specialized Kinesiology. Homeschooling homesteading in the jungle. Mother of Dragons.


  • Marisa Banks

    Is this an actual class you’re teaching or just a file we download? Do you have to have GEMS to do this? Looks very cool. It’s gonna take me forever to do GEMS class. I have to first take all the TFH classes. ARGH. You need to create a class that does it all in a weekend. hahaha.

    • admin

      While it is designed to work with the GEMS Flow chart and scan sheets, anyone who muscle tests could make use of it. And yes, the GEMS Flow class does require Touch for Health first. Trust me, when you take TFH you’ll understand why it takes at least 8 days! If you would like to try the Nutrition files, send me an email. Thanks for reading!

      • admin

        Just realized I skipped part of your question – this is a file you download, then we plan a follow up meeting via zoom to go over any questions.