Testing to Optimize Health: Four Tests That Can Lay the Foundation – Part 2 of 4

The first post in this series highlighted how important a properly constructed and completed client packet can be to help highlight possible underlying imbalances that could be impacting a person’s current state of health. This post will focus on one of the most underutilized tests that can help determine exactly which vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants a person’s body needs to optimize health. (more…)

Testing to Optimize Health: Four Tests That Can Lay the Foundation – Part 1 of 4

Testing to Optimize Health: Four Tests That Can Lay the Foundation – Part 1 of 4

Whether people are just starting down the path to optimizing their health or have been following the path for some time, everyone has the same questions: “What supplements and foods should I be consuming? Which ones should I stay away from? What does my body need? and What nutrients do I need to further improve my health?” With all the information out there, it can be impossible for a layperson to navigate this confusing territory. This is where functional testing comes in: to help us determine each person’s exact needs in regards to which foods and supplements they should take and avoid in order to optimize their health. (more…)

Vitamin K: The Key to Calcium Balance

Vitamin K: The Key to Calcium Balance

Most people never hear of vitamin K until they (or someone they love) are placed on a blood thinner like Warfarin or Coumadin. At that time, these people are told that they need to avoid eating foods that are high in vitamin K. The unfortunate consequence of this can be an increase in atherosclerosis, kidney stones, osteopenia and osteoporosis. And it isn’t necessary. (more…)

Antioxidants Role in Health – Part 1: The Need

Antioxidants Role in Health – Part 1: The Need

As we go through life, we are literally bombarded (both inside and out) by tiny packets of unstable energy (molecules) called free radicals. These free radicals come from many places. The environment around us supplies a steady dose of free radicals from such things as ultraviolet (UV) light, radiation, cigarette smoke and pollution. However, many free radicals also come from within us, due to inflammation and even day-to-day metabolism. (more…)