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HAIR & TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS

A BLUEPRINT TO YOUR HEALTH!

WHAT IS IT ?

Hair & Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a screening tool that analyzes your body’s mineral levels through a hair or tissue sample. This test provides an overview of your internal health, including metabolic rate, nervous system health, vitality, thyroid health, hormonal health, adrenal health, blood sugar and cardiovascular health, and may even help with underlying infections.

 

WHAT CAN HTMA HELP WITH?

  • Digestion & Gut Health
  • Adrenal & Thyroid Health
  • Balancing Hormones
  • Weight Loss
  • Fatigue / Stress / Brain Fog / Anxiety
  • And so much more !

 

HOW DO MINERAL IMBALANCES OCCUR?

Minerals are needed for millions of bodily functions and reactions, often being described as the spark plugs of life. However, most people have mineral imbalances given our fast-paced lifestyles, stress, poor eating habits, pollution, medications & over supplementation with the wrong vitamins.

 

MY APPROACH

My HTMA approach focuses on the body in a holistic manner – meaning it is crucial to treat the body as a whole because everything is connected!

My 3 main areas of focus include : a) whole food nutrition; b) mineral balancing; and c) lifestyle changes, including stress management, as well as environmental and toxin removals.

 

LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION?

I understand that hair and tissue mineral analysis is not something you hear about every day, so please check my FAQ page for more information. Alternatively, I would be happy to answer your questions via email.

 

I AM HAPPY TO WORK WITH CLIENTS BASED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD VIA SKYPE

PRICES

IN CANADIAN DOLLARS
Valid through 2019

  • HTMA

  • $237.
  • NEW CLIENTS

    • HTMA Lab Test Fees
    • 60 Minute Private Consultation
    • Lab Report
    • My Detailed Analysis
    • Individualized Wellness Protocol
    • Unlimited Support via Email
    • Understanding & Kindness  

     

  • HTMA RE-TEST

  • $197/mo
  • EXISTING CLIENTS

    • HTMA Lab Test Fees
    • 60 Minute Private Consultation
    • Lab Report
    • My Detailed Analysis
    • Individualized Wellness Protocol
    • Unlimited Support via Email
    • Understanding & Kindness 

     

  • HTMA INTERPRETATION

  • $157/mo
  • CONSULT WITH EXISTING TEST

    • Recent HTMA Required
    • 60 Minute Private Consultation
    • Lab Report
    • My Detailed Analysis
    • Individualized Wellness Protocol
    • Unlimited Support via Email
    • Understanding & Kindness  

     

NOTES BEFORE ORDERING

  • Family and group discounts & special children’s rates are available; please inquire directly with me for pricing.
  • These above-mentioned rates do not include any food or supplements that I may recommend based on your results.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

For Canadian clients, I accept payment via PayPal and Interac e-Transfers.  Please contact me first should you wish to pay via an e-Transfer.

For International clients, I accept payment via PayPal only.

 

For those using PayPal, please ensure your PayPal email is the same as your primary email as I will be sending follow up Instructions for taking the hair sample, as well as the Intake Forms, once payment has been received.

 

REFUND POLICY
Should you change your mind within 90 days of purchasing a HTMA package with me, I am happy to provide a 100% refund; however, this only applies if you have not already sent your hair to the lab.

Please note once HTMA package is purchased, it is valid for 6 months.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS HAIR AND TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS (HTMA)?

HTMA is a screening tool that analyzesyour body’s mineral levelsthrough a hair or tissue sample.This test provides an overview of your internal health. Why is this important? Minerals are needed for millions of bodily functions and reactions, often being described as the spark plugs of life.

 

HTMA provides information about mineral imbalances, deficiencies and excesses, as well as any heavy metal levels present in your system. If minerals are not in balance, our bodies simply cannot function properly. Surprisingly, most people have mineral imbalances given our fast-paced lifestyles and poor eating habits.And because is everyone is unique, HTMA results will differ from person to person thus allowing me to create a customized wellness protocol based specifically on your results. It takes the guesswork out of your health journey!

WHAT IS TESTED THROUGH MY HAIR SAMPLE?

Main Minerals: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorous, Iron, Manganese, Chromium, Selenium, Boron, Cobalt, Molybdenum & Sulfur

 

Trace Minerals: including Lithium, Germanium and Tin, plus many more.

 

Heavy Metals: Arsenic, Uranium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Lead, Aluminium, and Mercury

WHY DO THESE MINERALS MATTER IN MY OVERALL HEALTH ASSESSMENT?

The main minerals, trace minerals and heavy metals tested by HTMA play important roles in keeping your body functions running smoothly when they are in balance. This means that HTMA can provide unique insights related to your metabolic rate, nervous system health, vitality, thyroid health, hormonal health, adrenal health, blood sugar and cardiovascular health, and may even help with underlying infections. But don’t worry, I will help explain what all this means in our consultation!

 

According to various medical studies, 90% of people are mineral deficient. There are several factors that can create mineral imbalances in our bodies such as stress, diet, environmental factors, medications, as well as vitamins and supplements.

WHAT SYMPTOMS COULD I POSSIBLY SEE RELIEF FROM?

HTMA can be a health game-changer in the following areas of concern:

– Fatigue                          – Digestive Issues                    – Brain Fog                  – Menstrual Issues
– Thyroid Issues             – Bloating                                  – Hair Loss                   – Insomnia
– Hormonal Issues         – Constipation                          – Low Libido                – Weight Gain
– Adrenal Issues             – Depression                            – Chronic Pain              – Learning Disability

+ so much more               – Anxiety                                  – Parasites                   – Allergies

HOW RELIABLE IS THE TEST?

Hair analysis is extremely accurate. The hair sample gives an approx. 3-month snap shot of your health.

 

I am proud to partner with Trace Elements Inc (TEI) laboratory located in Texas, USA. This laboratory is recognized as an international leader in hair and tissue mineral analysis. They process over 50,000 hair and tissue samples annually. TEI is solely committed to HTMA – they do not offer any other tests in their lab.

HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?

  1. Congratulations, you’ve decided that you want to improve your health by working with me – your health & wellness coach, with a HTMA test as your starting point.
  2. Once I receive payment confirmation via PayPal or eTransfer, I email you instructions on how to take your hair sample and where to send it. I do not send special hair kits nor do I handle the hair myself.
  3. Once the lab receives the hair, it takes approx. 5 days for them to send me the results.
  4. I then contact you to schedule our private 60-minute one-on-one consultation either over the phone or through Skype at a convenient time.
  5. I do have flexible working hours to suit your schedule (only evenings & weekend appointments available for 2019).
  6. I create a detailed analysis report of the lab test in an easy to understand format.
  7. The lab report and my custom analysis are sent to you via email prior to our consultation for review.
  8. During our consultation, you get a chance to discuss your health concerns, we review the findings, and discuss a detailed personalized wellness protocol specifically based on your lab results and your personal health goals.
  9. After our consultation, I email you a summary of our discussion – as well as your wellness protocol.
  10. Should you have any questions along the way, I am available for additional support via email.

HOW MUCH HAIR IS REQUIRED TO DO THE TEST?

A rounded teaspoon of hair approx. 1 ½ long taken from the back of the scalp, closest to the root. While it does seem like a lot of hair (I know I was slightly worried about cutting a small chunk of my thin fine hair), it really does grow back and is not visible.

HOW DO I PREPARE MY HAIR FOR THE ANALYSIS?

Simply wash your hair as normal. Do not put any products, gels or oils in your clean hair before cutting the sample. Please use clean stainless-steel scissors as to not contaminate your sample.

 

If you use an anti-dandruff shampoo, please discontinue use for 2 weeks prior to cutting sample as the selenium and zinc in those shampoos can slightly skew the results.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE BODY HAIR INSTEAD OF SCALP HAIR?

Yes, It is possible to use pubic hair, although the results will be slightly different given pubic hair does not grow as fast or evenly. Arm pit or leg hair is not permitted.

 

Finger and toe nails can also be used, and are preferred to pubic hair.
Please contact me more information.

I HAVE GREY AND WHITE HAIR. WILL THIS AFFECT MY HTMA RESULTS?

Not at all – as long as it is your natural hair colour.

I COLOUR, PERM OR BLEACH MY HAIR. CAN I STILL USE MY HAIR FOR THE HTMA?

No. Please wait 4 to 6 weeks for virgin growth. Alternatively, you can keep a small hidden patch of hair undyed or chemically treated for the HTMA sample. These chemicals can alter the results of the hair test.

I AM PREGNANT AND/OR NURSING. CAN I STILL DO A HTMA TEST?

Absolutely! Pregnancy and child birth can take a serious toll on a woman’s body, so it can be an excellent tool to keep you feeling your best.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER TESTS REQUIRED?

No – the HTMA gives a great overview of one’s overall health so typically I do not require any other tests.

However, for some health problems involving copper and iron, blood tests may provide even more information to help get the bigger picture. I wait to see the HTMA results before making any recommendations, so no need to worry.

I DON’T FEEL SICK OR UNWELL. CAN THE HTMA STILL BE OF BENEFIT?

Absolutely. While many people with health concerns do become frustrated with the medical community and seek answers with HTMA, it can also be a valuable tool for healthy people. For example, it is an excellent test for prevention, to monitor any heavy metal levels, or to fine-tune any nutritional needs. If you are always busy and need to be at your best, then this is for you!

IS HTMA FOR EVERYONE?

Yes, everyone from babies to seniors can benefit from the results of the HTMA and a customized wellness protocol. However, my recommendations are not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

Healing is a process and requires a certain level of commitment to the recommended wellness protocol in order to truly reap the benefits of the HTMA consultation.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO THE HTMA TEST?

I recommend doing a HTMA every 3 to 4 months to track progress. This way we can re-assess your wellness protocol based on any mineral changes detected by the test.   

HOW DOES THE HTMA DIFFER FROM BLOOD AND URINE TESTS?

Blood tests also provide a snapshot of mineral levels in your body but only those present at the time of the test. HTMA shows actual storage levels over a period of time; therefore, it paints a better picture of your overall health. It is one of the easiest and least invasive tests available.

 

Blood tests do not typically show any problems until often times, it is too late. We would also require a large amount of blood to test for all the mineral and heavy metal levels separately.

 

Urine only shows what minerals are being excreted from the body, not what is being used by your body.

WHAT IS THIS GOING TO COST?

Please note that the following are prices valid through 2018. All prices are quoted are in Canadian dollars.

  • For new clients, the cost is $197 – this includes lab test fees, the report, my written analysis, a 60-minute private consultation, and a customized wellness protocol, including diet, supplements & lifestyle changes – plus unlimited email support.
  • For my existing clients, the retest cost is $177 – if done within the recommended 3 to 4-month time frame.
  • If you already have a recent HTMA, and you would like my analysis of the results, the introductory promotional cost is $137

Family discounts & special children’s rates are available. Please inquire directly with me for pricing.

These rates do not include any food or supplements that I may recommend based on your results.

IS THE HTMA TEST RECOGNIZED BY THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY?

Doctors and medical practitioners are not typically aware of HTMA. It does not replace conventional medical tests – rather, it is used as a complementary source of information on the critical role of minerals on your overall health. There are thousands of articles published weekly about the benefits of HTMA. However, most medical practitioners are not always aware or up to date with the latest information.

WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO CREATING MY CUSTOMIZED WELLNESS PROTOCOL?

I am a firm believer of helping you achieve optimum health through a holistic whole food approach.

 

This means that my recommendations will focus on addressing any mineral deficiencies or imbalances through the right foods, herbs and food-based supplements that have to power to trigger the changes that are required. This is not a short fad diet – it is designed to become your lifestyle. Of course I understand that life can get busy and hectic at times, so doing your best is all I ask.

 

This also means that I do not support taking synthetic vitamins and minerals to balance mineral levels. I believe that if we supplement with one mineral, it will have a cascading effect on our health. Yes, you may feel better for a short time taking a supplement, but it is not addressing the root cause of the imbalance. Everything is connected, so it is vital to treat the body as a whole.

 

There is no magic pill you can take to improve your health overnight. As it takes years of bad habits to get sick, it therefore takes time and patience to heal.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO MY PRIVATE INFORMATION AND HTMA RESULTS?

I absolutely respect your privacy, and will not share your information with anyone. The lab, Trace Elements Inc, provides password encrypted PDF files of your results for maximum security. In some instances, I may consult another HTMA practitioner but only in the strictest of confidence, no names or private information will ever be shared.

WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?

• Health coach and nutritionist certification from the Institute of Transformational Nutrition, 2017.

• Hair and Tissue Mineral Analysis course and mentorship from Sassy Holistics, 2017

• Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration & Global Studies, University of Ottawa, 2009

DO YOU OFFER OTHER HEALTH COACHING SERVICES?

At the moment, I am specializing in hair and tissue mineral analysis. I plan on offering additional health and wellness coaching packages soon. If this is something that is of interest to you, please contact me, and we can customize a plan to support your needs.

I AM NOT BASED IN CANADA. CAN I STILL WORK WITH YOU?

YES! Skype is a wonderful technology that can connect people from all over the world.