What Do Tornadoes and IBS Have In Common?

By Michelle Tuffs and Alane Archer, ND, CNC I can answer this one! They spin each other up! If I had a nickel for every stomach ache, a gulp of Kaopectate, every minute spent in the bathroom waiting for the knots in my intestines to settle before I could be dismissed, I'd never ever run

Is Your Body Absorbing Nutrients Properly?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs www.NutritionallyYoursTestKits.com Do you feel like you're giving your best efforts to create a healthy body? Maybe you began a new regime at the beginning of the year? You're going to eat healthy foods, stay on top of your vitamin supplements, have great workouts, enjoy shiny hair and

Why Gut Bacteria Are So Important

By Alane M. Archer and Michelle Tuffs www.NutritionallyYoursTestKits.com Communication between the gut and the health of our brain is one primary reason why having good gut bacteria is so important. Our gut, also known as our bodies second brain, plays a significant role in our complete health so having a healthy gut could solve more

What is in Your Gut?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs www.NutritionallyYoursTestKits.com Trust your gut? We've all used this phrase but have you ever wondered what it means exactly? Learning what is in your gut can dramatically change your overall health. About 70 percent of the immune system is housed in the gut, so making sure your digestive

Why Chewing on Ice is Bad for Your Health

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC www.NutritionallyYoursTestKits.com While chewing on ice feels good on a hot day, it could pose more danger than enjoyment. Chomping down on ice can create pressure leading to cracks and wearing down your enamel. “Tooth enamel is a crystal. Ice is a crystal. When you push two crystals against each other,

Why Gum is Hurting Your Gut

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Donna Manrique www.NutritionallyYoursTestKits.com Let’s talk microbiome balance. What’s that you ask? (Me too when I first started looking into all the issues that could be causing my brother issues.   See, my brother Michael has down syndrome and he can’t always tell me what’s going on, so I’ve done A

How to Make Your Own Fermented Foods that Can Heal Your Gut

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Donna Manrique www.NutritionallyYoursTestKits.com Why fermented food you may ask? The thought of making your own homemade miso soup, kimchee, or sauerkraut can sound intimidating, but it is easy and worth taking a shot at! We are absolutely thrilled to share some fermented food ideas with you because they can

My Daily Gut Health Ritual

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Maria Cummings www.NutritionallyYoursTestKits.com Without our gut, we would not be able to digest all of our nutrients that are essential for life, which is why we should cater to our gut health. A healthy gut is a healthy immune system, and a healthy immune system has a healthy gut!

Is Candida Causing Your Acne?

By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Maria Cummings www.NutritionallyYoursTestKits.com A few of us are born with great genes that will keep our skin beautiful throughout the stages and ages. For the majority of us, I believe beautiful skin starts within. The same can be true for those who have acne too. Many who suffer from unsightly

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