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Reboot: Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

This is the perfect package for adults and children who are in need to support their overall health. This package provides unique insight to the biochemistry of the body. Discover nutritional mineral levels that reveal imbalances and deviations from your normal homeostasis and learn ways to bring into balance. 

Functional Test Utilized: Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA). This is an A la Cart Package.

Place Order

Place order. Email instructions sent with details on how to take the test. Take questionnaire and submit to practitioner.

Take  &Mail Test

Take test and mail test directly to lab for processing.

Results Received

Practitioner receives results and prepares results document & recommendations. Schedule review session.

Recommendation

Results and recommendations  include: education, insight to your unique body chemistry and a road map to health.

The Hair, Tissue and Mineral Analysis (HTMA) has become one of my favorite functional tests for all my clients. It offers insight to how the body is digesting and metabolizing foods and nutrients. Additionally, we gain insight into digestive health, thyroid function, adrenal health, inflammation, blood sugar, heavy metal toxicity, mineral imbalances, immune function, and more. Not only is HTMA affordable, and incredibly valuable but it’s also accurate.

 

What is a HTMA?

Hair trace mineral analysis (HTMA) is a screening test that uses soft tissue mineral biopsies (from hair) to provide a reading of the mineral and heavy metal deposition in the hair. 

 

Hair is body tissue in which minerals get deposited in very specific patterns. This ultimately, when properly interpreted from a skilled practitioner, provides us with a blueprint for your unique body’s biochemistry. Think of the HTMA like a finger print - it shows one's mineral and nutritional pattern over the last three months

Importance of Minerals

Minerals are the 'spark plugs' in the chemistry of life. They work synergistically with vitamins and other co-factors that allow all biochemical reactions to take place. They need to be consumed from our diet and sadly due to over farming - our soil often lacks in minerals, thus our food is low in minerals. At root of many of our imbalances - lies low mineral consumption or absorption.

Common Symptoms of Mineral Depletion can include: low energy/fatigue, headaches/migraine, water retention/ puffiness, brain fog, sluggish thyroid, digestive issues/low stomach acid, high urination, poor stress resistance, poor sleep quality, mood imbalances, always fighting a cold, and more.

 

  • HTMA for Children: Many kids these days are deficient in key minerals, have minerals that are out of balance with each other, and/or have heavy metals stored in their tissues at toxic levels. Unfortunately, when minerals are not present, heavy metals take their place, making it harder for the body to remove the metals. The goal of HTMA for kids is to restore the balance of key minerals and support the body in removing heavy metals.

  • Symptoms of mineral imbalance in children: mood dysregulation/melt downs, sleep challenges, attention issues, stomach aches, food cravings, skin issues, fatigue and more.

  • HTMA for Female Hormone Challenges: Hormone testing can tell us if a specific hormone is high or low and what pathway is most dominate (which is important). But the cool thing about a HTMA test is it can tell us why that hormone may be dysregulated. Hormones, which are chemical messengers, rely on certain minerals to function properly. For example, zinc is needed to support progesterone/insulin/testosterone and copper is needed to help balance estrogen and energy. Copper is need for overall energy production. Magnesium, sodium & potassium are all needed for healthy adrenal function.

  • Symptoms of mineral imbalance in femalesfatigue, irregular cycles, anovulation, PCOS, endometriosis, weight gain and  intense PMS and more.

  • HTMA for Fatigue: When it comes to solving your energy problems, no single test can offer as many clues as a HTMA. We can see how your adrenal and thyroid are functioning intracellularly. We gain insight into your macronutrients, minerals, digestion and nutrient assimilation. Most importantly, if coupled with bloodwork we can gain incredible insight into your copper and iron status - which holds the key in your energy. To benefit, you will want to run a blood panel along wth the HTMA. Simple, click this link to place you blood order. Please email us after you place your HTMA order if you are ordering the additional blood. Highly recommended!

  • Symptoms of iron and copper dysregulationextreme unrelenting fatigue, inflammation, brain fog, migraines, achy joints and more.

What the HTMA can reveal?

  • Key mineral deficiencies and imbalances

  • Heavy metal toxicity

  • Metabolic rate (fast or slow oxidation)

  • Stage of stress – alarm, resistance or exhaustion (burn out)

  • Thyroid function

  • Energy levels

  • Blood sugar

  • Protein assimilation

 

Sample Report:

View Sample reports of the HTMA, here.

Package Includes:

  • At-home test kit (hair sample)

  • HTMA Nutritional Questionnaire & Food Journal

  • Results

  • Personalized 3-month road map to balanced health

  • Suggestive supportive lifestyle adjustments

  • Suggestive supplements (offered at a discount)

  • 30min Consultation to review your results.


Notes of hair collection:  You need to stop the use of zinc/dandruff shampoos like Selsun Blue for 2 weeks, and it’s best to wait 6 to 8 weeks from your last hair coloring/bleaching to take your hair sample for the test kit.  If you have well water or a water softener, you must wash your hair 2-3 times with distilled water prior to taking sample. It is best to use a purifying shampoo, especially if you have well water.

 

 

  • How the program work?
    Simply place your order. The test kit is mailed directly to the address you provide (name of testing client needs to be on the order form). Take the test and mail back to the lab for processing. (processing times may take up to 3 weeks). We receive your results and questionnaire. We then do a deep analysis and correlate with the lab results to look at the total picture of what’s going on with your body, so you can connect the dots to why you’ve been feeling the way you have. We connect via a phone consultation. We share your results, offer education where necessary and provide recommendations and a road map to support your health goals. PLEASE NOTE: Not all packages include a detailed analysis and phone consultation. Please check the description to see if this is included.
  • How do I place my order?
    Simply follow the prompt to place your order. Orders are placed on a private and secure server. All information provided is private and remains private. We accept credit cards at the time you place your order. Note: we can not ship to NY.
  • I live Internationally. Can I still utilize this package?
    At this time, we are only working with those located within the United States.
  • Do you offer a refund?
    Once order is place, we can not offer a refund at any time, as we immediately connect with the lab and have your test sent to your home. If you have any questions about this package, please email with your questions prior to placing your order.
  • Disclaimer
    This package is an on-line program only. It does not include private coaching sessions outside of your Results & Recommendation call. When purchasing an A La Cart package, such as this - you are not considered an active client with us. This test and the information provided is for educational purposes only. All forms and results are provided on a private server and you will be required to activate your account in order to receive your results and fill out corresponding worksheets. The contents of this package is based on the knowledge, opinions, and experience of Nourish Functional Health and its founder, unless otherwise noted. The information in this handout does not replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and should not be considered medical advice. Nourish Functional Health encourages you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. And most importantly, make sure to listen to your body. We do not make guarantee on particular outcomes of the program and encourage you to be in contact with your primary physician with regards to any current medical conditions and your prescribed medications.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    I am sorry, we do not accept insurance.
  • I need more support.
    We work intensively with our one-on-one clients and find that is the best way to get the support needed to move through health challenges. We offer these A La Cart packages for those who are looking for quick insight to one specific area. One on one clients are seen from a holistic prescriptive where we explore several functional tests, an intensive initial intake and develop a road map to address all imbalances. If interested in working on a one-on-one basis, please explore our 3-month Health Insight package, here.
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