How Colorful Is Your Plate?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs Getting a scoop of EVERYTHING is one way to add colors, vitamins, and minerals to your plate! For those of us who adore food of all kinds, it's a bit easier, but those who are more selective might need to dig a bit deeper to get

How To Tell If I Am Getting Enough Fats In My Diet

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC It would never cross my mind to think I don't have enough fat in my diet! Definitely not me!  But I'm sure many people experience symptoms they may never realize has everything to do with having too much or too little fat in their diet. Dry skin seems like

How Much & What Fats Do I Need In My Diet?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC Fats may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of having a healthy meal; however, all of us need fat in our diet. The question is “How Much and What Fats Do We Need In Our Diet?” The dietary reference intake for adults is

Health Improving Reasons For Comprehensive Blood Tests

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC Why should we get comprehensive blood tests? Why are these labs different from traditional lab? The answer is simple, it is the word “comprehensive”. For years I battled a sluggish thyroid but my TSH was always normal so I was always told my thyroid was fine. BUT years later

Why Are B Vitamins So Important to Optimal Health and Energy?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC Why Do I need B vitamins? And do I need a B complex or does my body need just a few B vitamins? What do B vitamins do? Why are B vitamins so important? If you have asked yourself these questions, then you may be interested in learning more

What Are Antioxidants and How Can I Test For Them?

By: Alane Archer, ND, CNC & Michelle Tuffs What are Antioxidants? Anything that begins with “Anti” usually seems like it may end in a negative way. However, Antioxidants help prevent or stop cell damage caused by oxidants. It would seem to be at our peak performance all we need to do is overload our

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

By Alane Archer, 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 Archer, 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

How Vitamin Test Kits Work

By Alane Archer, 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.

Vitamin Blood Test: What Vitamins Do You Need?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs What Vitamins Do You NEED to fuel your body for full efficiency? Everyone is different! Our bodies, our diet, our daily routine, the amount of exercise we all plays a part so without knowing your specific needs you are really guessing, and in the long

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