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TammyHi, I’m Tammy Alvord, a holistic nutritionist, nutritional microscopist and healthy lifestyle coach; I currently live outside of Waterloo with my husband of 15 years and our three children.

I graduated in 1993 from Prairie Heights High school. While raising my family, I worked as a commodities broker, shipping clerk, and traffic coordinator for a few different local companies.

Shortly after discovering in 2001 that my second child was lactose intolerant, I began doing extensive research in holistic nutrition along with many natural and alternative health strategies .

In 2003, shortly after helping my husband and his parents start an organic food manufacturing company (Foods Alive), I trained as a Family Herbalist at the School of Natural Healing, which began my love for the healing power of nature. In 2008, I began my bachelor’s degree at Clayton College of Natural Health, graduating in 2011 with highest honors. In 2010, I became a certified microscopist from the Darkfield Health Sciences Institute. In 2014, I acquired my certification in Advanced Exercise and Sports Nutrition from The Health Science Academy and I am also a member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants.

I  continue expanding my knowledge in the world of holistic nutrition, exploring further live and dry blood cell analysis, as well as iridology, biochemical individuality, and many others.

I occasionally write articles and create recipes for the Foods Alive ( newsletter/website, and I’ve held classes at local health food stores, hospitals, and schools as well as being a frequent guest speaker for nutrition and environmental events and  classes at Trine University (

My areas of specialty are diverse, but in the long run, my goal is to provide you with the tools needed to make confident decisions regarding the health of you, your family and the planet.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with me, please visit my contact page.

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