Vitamin Testing: Why Are Omega 3’s So Important?

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC Did you know that Omega-3 fatty acids are important l to your health and wellness? Do you know why are omega 3's are so essential? The answer is straightforward. It all has to do with your cell membrane. Think of a circle with a round wall around it (your

MTHFR Testing: Do I Need It and Do I Need Folate?

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC MTHFR is the abbreviation for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase which has a lot to do with folate, folic acid, homocysteine and b vitamins. Several people are concerned and they should be, about whether or not they have a genetic mutation for this necessary nutrient. MTHFR has to do with whether your

What is IgG? – Definition, Deficiency & Blood Test

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs Exactly What Is IgG? IgG stands for Immunoglobulin G and is the most abundant type of antibody in all our bodies fluids. This is the first antibody produced to protect against bacterial and viral infections. These antibodies actually remember the germs you've been exposed to before

Can Blood and Saliva Tests For Hormones Show Different Results?

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs Ladies...and gentlemen (guys have hormones too!), let's discuss hormone imbalance! This is one area that I've had more experience in one lifetime than I'd ever want. Since I was eleven years old I am sure my hormones were all over the place, and so was I!

How Vitamin Test Kits Work

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs As a Western society, we rarely have the vitamin deficiencies that are significant factors in other countries as health concerns. However, particular vitamins are often needed in our diet but are overlooked just because we believe we gain everything we need from the foods we eat.

September 4th, 2018|Categories: Vitamins and Minerals|

The Link Between Brain Fog and Toxic Metals

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC Brain fog feels like a cloud that lowers your brain function and thinking ability. Brain fog is more common then people think and can affect people of ALL ages, young, middle-aged and elderly. Below are some examples of how there is a link between brain fog and toxic metals.

How To Test For Food Intolerance

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs Dip into hot salsa or spicy Indian food, and your nose starts running. Beans give you gas, or a glass of wine means a headache later. If you're lactose intolerant, you expect diarrhea when you eat cheese or milk? A few hours ago, your face was

How Cortisol Levels Change During The Day

By Michelle Tuffs and Alane Palmer, ND, CNC Since I turned 40, I've had what I like to call my “cortisol baby”! Cortisol gets a bad wrap being known as the stress hormone and who can avoid stress on a daily basis these days? When cortisol is good, it's great, but when it's out

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