The Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor was founded in 2004. NHCAA evolved from Dr. Darren Schmidt’s first office called The Wholistic Doctor which he opened in Ann Arbor in 2000.

Then in 2004 after searching for more than a decade for natural health remedies that would make people truly healthy Dr. Schmidt discovered Nutrition Response Testing.

The success was immediate, using Nutrition Response Testing℠ real food, whole food supplements and traditional chiropractic he finally started getting the results he’d knew were possible. Patients began attaining stable health improvement that lasted. Where Chiropractic alone couldn’t handle every health challenge paired with Nutrition Response Testing he was now able to help people achieve Total Health Restoration.

Since the transformation to the Nutritional Healing Center in 2004, the purpose has been to create a truly healthy Ann Arbor. NHCAA has grown by more than 10 times and now has helped thousands upon thousands to become free of pain, hormone problems, digestive issues and many other chronic health conditions. All with our holistic healing center help and without drugs or surgery. Healthcare as Mother Nature Intended.

Contact Details

  City Ann Arbor, MI
  Zip Code 48103
  Address 3610 West Liberty Rd
  Phone Number (734) 302-7575

Products & Services

Total Health Restoration

Your body is always trying to heal itself but it has barriers preventing that. What are YOUR barriers? There could be harmful toxic chemicals poisoning your cells. Medical drugs can utterly destroy your overall health and proper function of the intricate systems of your body. You could have heavy metals built up in your tissues and inhibiting your body’s ability to function.

Of course, there are the typical immune challenges caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

Even your scars could be interfering with your body’s nervous system and blocking its ability to communicate and thus control vital functions.

Your food choices play a major role in harming or helping your body in its quest for healing.

These are just some examples of what is stopping you from being truly healthy. With so many possible causes and the amazingly complex ecosystem, it’s no wonder traditional medicine takes the easy road of eradicating a symptom with drugs or surgery.

We take a different approach as the goal is Total Health Restoration. Using Nutrition Response Testing we precisely identify your body’s specific barriers and address each one, in turn, starting with the primary block to your health and then intelligently tackling each barrier until you have restored your whole health.

Customer Testimonials

I'm feeling confident with a plan to get back on a healthy lifestyle. Thank You Dr Amanda, you and your staff have been professional and very helpful.

I love Dr Amanda! She is a great listener! Nothing is too strange to talk about and my questions are never silly. She helped me get an A+ on my blood work for my thyroid so that I don't have to take a pill every day. You will love her patience and kind heart too.

Hi I am from the Philippines, thank you so much Dr Darren. I am now healing of the inflamation of my lymphnodes. After i watched you from youtube regarding the anti-virus diet i bought from gnc the l-lysine vitamin. Suddenly the pain subsides and i regain my energy and my throat is not painful anymore! Imagine for more than a year i silently suffered in pain. More power Dr. Darren and shalom everyone.

Amazing place with practitioners that truly care about their patients. Opened my eyes to a new lifestyle and I am so thankful for that. My experience here has been life changing!

Dr. Schmidt is amazing and 100% committed to your health! My husband is alive because of him!

I didn't control what I ate at all for over a year. I moved back to Ann Arbor and decided I needed to change. Kristen told me about a fast and diet that would clean out my body; eat mostly avocados and a "green drinks" for 5 days and a special ketosis diet after that. I did it to the best of my abilities, while taking the program Kristen gave me, and in 6 days I lost almost 10 pounds (9.5)! I also feel the difference. I feel clean and fresh. Kristen is great at motivating me to do and be my best. I can't wait to keep going with the diet and see what happens.

I have been going to Dr. Schmidt for a couple of years. It has been a life-changing experience for me. I had been sick for 3-4 years - going to the doctor over and over, subjected to tests, yet no accurate diagnosis. Dr. Schmidt helped me identify the problem and do what was necessary to get well and maintain my health. Now, I am healthy and strong again! I can't thank him enough!!

Kristen is outstanding! She explains everything so well and is very supportive and motivating. In about a month I feel and look so much better.

Highly recommend visiting Dr. Amanda Childress @ the NHCAA to get to the root of any of your health issues!! After seeing her about my health concerns I found many answers, and solutions. Dr. Childress cares, and follows up after appointments to make sure you are doing better. My life has been forever changed since going through this process. Worth every penny!!!


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Vitamin Deficiency Complexes

Vitamin deficiencies are as complex and uniques as snowflakes, leaves, and fingerprints... no where in the world is there one that is identical to another.
Your nutritional deficiencies are not the same as anyone else's but most vitamins are single chemicals rather than whole food vitamin complexes.

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