Nutrient Testing & Supplementation for Wellness

With our lack of real food, many of us know that we need some kind of nutritional help.

Reclaiming our own Environment

Environmental exposures stress our bodies often forcing it to compensate in ways that are unhealthy; keeping us from healing or functioning at our peak.

Food and Exercise

“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.”  Hippocrates.

“We have drifted into this deplorable position of national malnutrition quite inadvertently. It is the result of scientific research with the objective of finding the best ways to create foods that are non-perishable that can be made by mass production methods in central factories, and distributed so cheaply that they can sweep all local competition from the market. Then, after there develops a suspicion that these ‘foods’ are inadequate to support life, modern advertising science steps in to propagandize the people into believing that there is nothing wrong with them; that they are products of scientific research intended to afford food that is the last word in nutritive value. The confused public is totally unable to arrive at any conclusion of fact and continues to blindly buy the rubbish that is killing them off years ahead of their time. The American people have been humbugged into digging their graves with their own teeth!”

From a speech by Dr. Royal Lee at the American Naprapathic* Association Convention, June 1943
[*Naprapathic Medicine is a system of health care that employs manual medicine, nutritional counseling, and therapeutic modalities, specializing in the treatment of pain caused by connective tissue disorders]

Diets, Diets Everywhere! What’s a person to do?!

Just asking “Dr. Google” makes for even more confusion. High fat, low carb; Low fat, high carb. Extreme 500 calorie. Carb loading. Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Blood Type. On and on it goes. What is a person to do?! Eat this, don’t eat that.

Well, though there are certain generalities regarding diets that may apply, there is no one size fits all. It really has a lot to do with the general health of an individual, health challenges, goals, etc. Some dietary needs may even be temporary until there is an improvement in a particular problem.

That is why I do patient assessments that include a history of diet tracking, symptom, and other surveys, along with Nutrition Response Testing®, and other means of assessments to develop a health plan just for you. Then we work together; monitoring, adjusting, and healing. I monitor and adjust your program while you adjust and heal.

And what about Exercise? Here’s a place to start.

We all have heard about the need for exercise and that “sitting is the new smoking”. Yes, vigorous exercise for 30 minutes 3 times per week might be optimal, but if you can’t do that at this point remember this, something is always better than nothing.

Here are a few ideas to help break those sedentary ways.

As soon as you get up in the morning drink a glass of water. Remember it has been about 8 hours since you had anything to drink so you’re pretty dehydrated. Then do all your stand-up preparations first (shower, brush teeth, make the bed, etc) so you are moving for the first 30 minutes. This will help the muscles and surrounding tissue to get lubricated and help prevent stiffness. While you’re at it put on some “happy” music that you love to move to. It’s a great way to start the day!

As we age, it is the lack of flexibility and balance that leads to those falls. Try brushing your teeth while standing on one foot. Not as easy as you might have thought, is it? But you will gain balance as you go along.

If you are stuck in a sedentary job look for ways to get up and move around every 20 minutes to just stretch, take some deep breaths, and look around. Set an alarm on your phone. It will help you remember to move.

If possible, get a stand-up desk for your computer, or if you’re at home try using the buffet in your dining room as a desk. Standing like that may seem awkward or tiring at first but you can try it for 5-10 minutes an hour and work up from there. You can do a telecom or Zoom meeting while standing.

Try getting on the floor and do some stretching for gaining flexibility. After all, motion is lotion for your joints. This can be done while watching your favorite TV show at night. You might even throw in a few isometric exercises for gaining strength.

Also, try taking a vigorous walk with your pet or a friend daily. Walking is both easy on the joints and can accomplish a great deal for your body. It doesn’t have to be overly taxing or long in duration. If you’re out of shape, work your way up to about 30 minutes 3 times a week. When you walk with a partner the time goes much faster and you can hold each other accountable.

Remember something is always better than nothing and habit changes take time. You can do it!


What others have said about working with Jackie

Let me just start by saying how amazing Jackie is! I came to her about 6 months ago with severe gut issues, extreme fatigue, poor immune system, hormonal issues you name it.. I had been dealing with these issues for about a year, getting told I had nothing wrong with me for some time. I finally decided to go with a more holistic approach and that is how I found Jackie. After about 6 months of hard work and trusting the process all of my symptoms disappeared and I feel healthier then ever! Jackie has helped me get back my health and then some and I am so grateful for her

Madison Smith

"I went for an initial consultation with Jackie just to see if I there was anything I could do to improve my overall health. I didn’t necessarily think I was unhealthy, but I knew I could feel better. Jackie did a thorough review of my medical history and lifestyle and came up with a comprehensive plan to boost my health. Here I am months later, feeling better than I ever expected I could! I genuinely did not know that I was feeling bad or tired beforehand and I was shocked when I noticed the drastic improvements in my energy levels, range/duration of movement, and mood. I have Jackie to thank for working alongside me to improve my lifestyle and daily habits!"

Beverly R.

"Jackie is amazing. She is so knowledgeable and so passionate about her work, and about helping people feel better!

When I started seeing Jackie, my health was terrible, I was very weak, I was barley eating and under weight. Jackie sat and talked with me and shared her knowledge, and once we had a plan set for me we went with that and months later I started to eat, my health was better, I gained some good weight! I feel so much better from what I was a year ago, I’m so glad Jackie was there to help me before I needed a feeding tube! She was and is always checking in on me, and my health! Super grateful for her."

Elizabeth Moran

Having worked in the healthcare profession for numerous years. I was amazed with the amount of education and credentials that Jackie carries. She is more about testing and directing her clients to the correct supplements for their needs, instead of loading them up on all of the supplements that she could sell them. When I went to pick a nutrition coach, I wanted a person that had the ethical fortitude to put the patients’ needs over their personal pocket book. That's why I chose Jackie Fremin for Opting for Health! Thank you, Jackie!

John Cole

Edwards Jones

"I am 42 years old and have always been in good health, or so I thought!  Several months ago, my blood pressure would spike randomly and the anxiety was something I lived with daily and didn't know what to do about it besides take prescription medication.  I refuse to rely on prescriptions that only address the symptom, so I started working with Jackie and we've been fixing the problems with natural supplements.  I feel amazing!  She has literally changed my life and I no longer feel helpless or dependent upon pharmaceuticals.  Our bodies are made to heal themselves, and Jackie has opened up a whole new perspective of self-care for me. I am so grateful for her!"

“After 15 years of struggling with multiple chronic illnesses, I was almost to the point of giving up. I was taking so many medications, and with every prescription, I would need another medicine to combat the side effects of the first. I had seen specialist after specialist, either being "fired" from their practice for being "too complicated" or being told there was just nothing else that could be done. I was at the end of what allopathic medicine could do to help me. I had no more hope for a "normal" life.

That's where Jackie came in. With her years of experience, her unabashed love for researching the most obscure health information, her no-nonsense approach to healing, and her generous and caring nature, Jackie has not only improved my health, but she's also given me the ability to hope again. The obvious improvement to my health and well-being is wonderful, but having hope again is a priceless gift. And best of all, I treasure the friendship we've built along the way. I can never thank Jackie enough for everything she has done to improve every aspect of my life.”