about us

Meet The Staff

Sarah Outlaw, MH, MSACN is the Owner.
Lead Practitioner & Director of 
Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey and Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines. 

She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College, and has earned professional certificates as a Health Coach, Clinical Herbalist, and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner. She is the author and publisher of the Real Food Outlaws blog, where she writes about real food, natural living, and holistic health. Sarah is also the owner of 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and apothecary where she creates herbal tea blends, salves, and other herbal remedies. She also travels around the country teaching Nutrition Response Testing® for Ulan Nutritional Systems, INC and as a speaker for Standard Process. 

Sarah is the “real deal”! She has been helping people on their natural health journeys with great results for over 14 years. She uses a specialized, non-invasive method of muscle testing to design individualized clinical nutrition programs to achieve optimal results with their clients. Her background in clinical herbal medicine, homeopathy, and clinical nutrition gives her an edge in the holistic health arena to be able to help her clients efficiently.

When Sarah not working at NHIC, she is busy being a wife, mom to her four children, writing for her blog, speaking in the community, working on her horse farm, and creating herbal remedies.

Laura Heaney-Burcher, NRTP, MSACN(s) is our Associate Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner and Resident Nutritionist at NHIC South Jersey where she has worked for over three years as Practitioner’s Assistant. She also acts as Patient Advocate, assists Sarah and her patients in the exam room, and is in charge of all the patient education that we provide in our practice. In addition to her Dietetics and Nutrition background and pre-med work at Jefferson University, she is currently in the Masters of Applied Clinical Nutrition program at New York Chiropractic College.  On her own Natural Health Improvement Program at NHIC, Laura has seen tremendous health improvements, such as more energy and a better night’s sleep. When she’s not working, Laura loves to go on walks with her dog and spend time with her family and friends.

Izzi Buckles, BS, MSACN(s) is an Associate Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines. She is a student at New York Chiropractic College where she is pursuing her Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in dietetics (nutrition). She has a background in clinical research and exercise science. She is incredibly passionate about health, well being and toxic free living. Izzi enjoys CrossFit, yoga and endurance athletics. When she isn’t helping patients regain their health she enjoys spending time with  her two daughters and her husband.

Katie Madsen, NRTP is an Associate Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines. Her journey to becoming a practitioner is a personal one. She has lived a very natural and holistic lifestyle most of her life. After spending more than 20 years as a cosmetologist she wanted to pursue her passion for that lifestyle and started working as a front desk manager at NHIC of Des Moines and training at Ulan Nutritional Systems. When she is not helping people in the office Katie enjoys spending time with her family, reading and live music.

 

Abigail Arculeo, B.S. NRTP is an Associate Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey. She takes care of humans and animals at NHIC! Her own health issues are what brought her to our practice and she has thrived on a Nutrition Response Testing® Program.

Abbi holds two degrees in Equine Science and Equine Business Management. Through college she learned she was passionate about supporting the most natural way to raise animals. Through her own personal health challenges, she learned that the first step in raising animals was to make sure the owner is healthy first. She is also a graduate of the Professional Level Nutrition Response Testing program at Ulan Nutritional Systems and is going through the Whole Food Nutrition Certification Program through the International Foundation of Nutrition and Health (IFNH) with her Team.

 

 

 

Making natural personal care items, snacks and even dog treats is a passion turned business of hers. Check out her amazing homemade creations at Raw Powered Products! Abbi’s Doberman and office mascot, Kaeto, is fed a species appropriate diet with carefully calculated nutrients.

Abbi is currently in the process of obtaining certifications in companion nutrition to help others provide healthier diets for their best friends and uses Nutrition Response Testing and Standard Process products for happy, healthy people and pets!