Nutritional balancing supplements are custom tailored vitamin, mineral and herbal supplement programs designed specifically to balance your individual body chemistry. Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) can very accurately assess your Adrenal gland function, thyroid activity, metabolic rate, nutritional deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity levels. A properly done hair analysis also provides a soft tissue blueprint of your cellular metabolism functioning with which we can prescribe Nutritional Balancing supplements to effectively correct your metabolic rate, support your adrenal, thyroid and liver enzyme activity to help your body naturally eliminate toxic heavy metals from the soft tissue storage sites hidden within the body.

Most people rely on stimulants such as coffee, tea, soda, sugar, and other "natural" herbal stimulants such as ginseng which all cause the adrenal glands to work even harder, providing only a momentary energy boost, which is followed by even more extreme fatigue. These stimulants will keep your adrenals working extra hard making them even more fatigued in the long run. Vitamin C and Licorice are commonly prescribed to patients with adrenal fatigue but these can be too stimulating for some cases of Adrenal burnout and will create too much stress when prescribed on their own

Pantothenic acid and other B vitamins are also helpful in treating some cases of Adrenal fatigue but improper dosage can be too stimulating. Natural substances such as maca, cordyceps, ginseng, glandular extracts, royal jelly, and eleuthero root are all helpful nutritional and herbal products that help many people, but are often inadequate on their own to provide complete recovery from adrenal fatigue or adrenal burnout for most cases. Your adrenal glands need to rest deeply and be less over-stimulated by constant stress which can be caused by toxins and heavy metals stored inside your soft tissues such as your liver, brain, pancreas, heart, skin, connective tissues, and endocrine glands. Eliminating these toxins and heavy metals can be an overlooked and often essential part of treating chronic fatigue, stress, insomnia, and many other chronic illnesses and symptoms.

A complete nutritional balancing supplement program includes a combination of specific Vitamins and minerals, medicinal Herbs, glandular extracts, amino acids, and digestive aids and comes with individualized dietary guidelines and lifestyle recommendations to allow the Nutritional balancing supplements to really work properly in treating Adrenal fatigue.

B complex vitamins are a very important part of any adrenal fatigue supplement program, but when given in improper ratios to one another for your specific metabolic rate can actually worsen your condition. Zinc and Magnesium are also essential minerals in the rebuilding of the adrenals and energy producing enzymatic pathways, but without a proper balance of other nutrients, these can lower Sodium levels to such a degree that your adrenals actually shut down.

Nutritional Balancing is a procedure where vitamins and minerals are combined in such a way that energy production is increased at a cellular level, your metabolic rate is sped up or slowed down depending on your specific requirements, and fundamental herbs and glandular substances are prescribed at the correct dosage to provide optimal energy improvement that is sustaining. By relaxing the overexcited "sympathetic nervous system" we are able to get the adrenal glands to rest long enough and truly utilize the nutritional support to rebuild itself and recover from adrenal fatigue.

How does Hair Analysis work?

In an unwashed Hair sample, the readings of Sodium and Potassium correlate with Adrenal function. If Sodium and Potassium levels are low or if their ratio to one another is low, this is a clear diagnostic reading of Adrenal Fatigue. Adrenal Fatigue is usually accompanied by Thyroid insufficiency which is shown on a hair analysis test with high Calcium and Magnesium levels in the hair and therefore the soft tissues.

High Calcium and Magnesium in the blood and tissues can cause severe fatigue on its own since Calcium slows down cell permeability and the rate of your metabolism of food converting into energy. This with a low Sodium and Potassium reading actually indicates a bio-unavailability of Calcium, Magnesium and many other trace minerals needed for energy production since Sodium and Potassium are needed to make Calcium and other minerals soluble and able transport across the cell membrane to get into the cell where they are used as cofactors for energy producing enzymatic conversions along your metabolic pathway.

Mercury or Copper toxicity may be causing toxic reactions and overstimulating your adrenal stress response which will artificially raise your Sodium and Potassium levels, temporarily making you feel more energized but will result in an increased tendency for anger, hostility, anxiety, worries, panic attacks and insomnia, and will ultimately make your adrenal glands even weaker.

Call now for a free 15 minute phone consultation to learn more about Adrenal fatigue treatment and Nutritional Balancing:

(530) 409-9612

Or you can go to my Contact page and leave me a message in my Contact form with your name, email, and phone number and I will respond as soon as I can. You may also download my Health history form print it out and send it to me at :

Golden Wellness Center /
Alex Tuggle L.Ac.
245 Placerville Dr.
Placerville, CA 95667

and I will call you or e-mail you to schedule our phone consultation to go over your health history and develop a proper treatment plan.

In my 60 minute phone consultation I offer my expertise and guidance in selecting a dietary regimen and Adrenal Fatigue Supplement program that best suits your specific needs, with or without a Hair Mineral Analysis.

Having a Hair Analysis test done is highly recommended for the most accurate supplement program to be designed to correct your individual nutritional and metabolic imbalances. Fixing your metabolic rate is extremely effective at correcting your overall body chemistry and enabling your adrenals and cellular metabolism to function more efficiently.

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" Great experience. Received hair analysis results and than had a very well informed consultation with Alex. He put me on a regimen which drastically helped to improve my metabolic state. Feeling better both mentally and physically because of it. Doing my followup hair analysis test and will be expecting definite results."

Ben L. - Elgin, IL

" I worked with Alex Tuggle long distance (over the phone) and he helped me based on a hair analysis. I went to Alex with all kinds of issues and he was knowledgeable about every single one of them. These were all things that regular doctors overlook or medicate you for life. Alex explained how all my symptoms were scientifically related to stress and worrying too much. He prescribed me Chinese herbs and medicine that WORKED. "

" I've only been on his program 6 weeks and 90% of my symptoms are gone and the rest are diminishing! It's amazing, and improving my health has given me confidence to go after other areas in my life that I'd previously been putting off. I've started exercising and pursuing goals that I couldn't before because I was simply too stressed out and tired all the time! I've never been this healthy, not even as a child. Thank you, Alex, for all of your expertise and wonderful help!"

- Plamena S. - McMinnville, OR

" Alex is extremely diligent and takes great care in really understanding his clients before prescribing an action plan. He is an expert in nutrition and supplementation who really cares about the well being of his clients. I will definitely continue to work with Alex. "

- Pete P., Chicago, IL

" Alex has been treating me for a couple of years now using hair mineral analysis, nutritional balancing, acupuncture and herbs. I have seen great results working with Alex! My allergies are almost 100% gone, and I feel the healthier now than I ever have as an adult. Alex is extremely knowledgeable and patient, and willing to explain everything that he is doing to treat me so I feel comfortable and empowered.

- Lorien HW, Palo Alto, CA

" Alex has done wonders since I have been receiving services from him this past year and is by far the best acupuncturist and primary health care provider I have ever come across!

" I originally came to Alex to perform a hair analysis test as I was constantly feeling exhausted and I had visited many doctors throughout the past few years where I didn't feel as though I was getting the answers I needed. When my hair analysis results came back I was shocked, Alex walked step by step through my results helping me to understand how my adrenals are functioning and the level of heavy metals in my system amongst various other findings - adrenal exhaustion and thyroid problems is what was causing the imbalance in my body, It was extremely insightful to learn how my body was currently functioning and ways in which I could get back to a healthy stage without taking drugs that had negative side effects. "

- Michaela W., San Francisco, CA

"Alex's combination of knowledge about Chinese medicine mixed with his knowledge of modern/ western medicine. He could explain concepts of complementary medicines in modern medical terms. I prefer to understand thoroughly what or why the treatments are working. And, the work was all very helpful. I ended up trying a hair analysis as well, which provided a lot of helpful information that unlocked some root causes that led to where I feel so much more balanced now and able to get back in balance on my own if things go array because I understand what's going on."

- Christie O., San Francisco, CA

"Alex is brilliant to work with, explains the results of hair testing to a point where I can understand it and will rephrase his answers if clarification is needed - he's very patient and kind.  I've worked with him for 3 years now via long distance (I live in Phoenix) and it's been absolutely perfect~! "

- Libby B.

Phoenix, AZ

" Alex is absolutely brilliant in his ability to interpret and apply the data from a hair analysis. He was able to zero right in on my longstanding health issues, and provide me with the nutritional support that I needed to turn things around.  Although I have only spoken with him by phone I can sense his genuine, selfless concern for me. He is a true master at what he does."

- Richard P.  

Manchester Township, NJ