Frequently Asked Questions

Consultations

What will be discussed in my 15 minute visit?


In the 15 minute consult, we will review your health history form along with your main complaints. We will establish a baseline of where you are now and where we would like to be.




Can I talk to you before purchasing a service?


Yes! I would love to set up a 15 minute consults where we will review your health history form along with your main complaints and help you come up with a plan of action.





Testing and Payments

Are tests covered by insurance?


Unfortunately, most functional testing is not covered by insurance. However there are some that are/ partly are. We can discuss those options and see which would be a better fit for you. You can use your FSA account for most testing.




How does test ordering work?


On our website, click HTMA testing. Once we get confirmation and payment is received, I will send the testing kit to your home. You will find the next steps listed in your follow up email.




Why do an HTMA test when I can test my blood?


Although testing your blood is a great way to look at your body's functions, it only looks at a moment's time. When our minerals aren't able to permeate in and out of our cells or they are unavailable to go through our body, then they deposit in soft tissue. Since our hair is a soft tissue, we can see which minerals are being deposited (not being used by the body) within a 3 month span. We are able to identify toxic heavy metals within our body, which can contribute to many health issues.




Can I make payment plans?


Yes! I know by now you probably have been to numerous doctors to find a solution to your illness. I will help you come up with a plan that feels most comfortable for you.





What is Functional Health?

How can you help me?


Through my signature Take Out The T.R.A.S.H program, you will identify possible root causes that could be contributing to your anxiety, fatigue or health issues. This will give you the tools to start your journey to feel balanced, less overwhelmed and have more energy. When you choose to work with me 1-on-1 and also receive lab testing, I will identify imbalances in the body, in the areas of immune function, digestion, detoxification, hormones and neural health. Our goal is to balance minerals and rid yourself of toxic heavy metals within your body with a holistic approach.




How long will it take for me to feel better?


Everyone’s bioindividuality responds different and it also depends on the level of commitment you are willing to give. For most, it could take a minimum of 30-60 days and for some with more inflammation or compromised immune system it could take even up to 6 months or longer




Do you prescribe medication?


No, we aren’t doctors and therefore do not diagnose or treat disease. We do, however, give you a letter to give to your doctor with the finding in your labs for more of a conventional approach. Should you decide to go a more holistic approach, I can suggest supplements that help support your immune system, digestion, detoxification, hormones and neural health.




What can a hair tissue mineral analysis reveal?


HTMA tests can reveal a number of underlying issues including:

  1. Heavy Metal Toxicity
  2. Mineral Deficiencies and Imbalances
  3. Metabolic/ Oxidation Rate (fast or slow) which also determines body shape
  4. Your body's Vitality and Energy Levels
  5. If minerals are able to permeate into cell to be utilized throughout the body
  6. Identify sources of muscle aches and cramps
  7. Adrenal Activity
  8. Hormone activity
  9. Nervous System Imbalances
  10. Protein Synthesis
  11. Inflammation
  12. Liver & Kidney Stress
  13. Carbohydrate Tolerance & Blood Sugar Imbalances like Diabetes and Insulin resistance




How much of my hair do I have to cut?


You will receive a paper scale in your testing kit, which will help you determine when you are done. I suggest taking pieces from the root from different places on your head. It is equivalent to about 1 teaspoon of hair. Don't worry... it may seem like a lot, but that scale will slightly tip before you know it!




What if my hair is thin or I don't have enough hair on my head?


Remember, we are trying to find the 'root cause' (no pun intended :) to why you are feeling the way you do. If you hair is thin, we can be creative and find a way to get some of the hair. Unfortunately, it does need to come from the root and not from your brush, but I can help figure out the best place for you to cut. If you are a male, no worries! If you aren't ablet to let your hair grow before cutting it, you can simply sample beard hair or chest hair. You would need to identify that on the form that will be in your testing kit.





Meal Plans

What if I have a diagnosis from a doctor but I am looking for help following a meal plan?


We are not dietitians or nutritionists but will be able to help you with food plans put together from some of the most reputable chefs and AIP practitioners. This is a DIY program but it is definately chock full of information to help you understand how following your blood type diet, along with foods rich in minerals, will help you on your road to recovery.





About the Programs

How long is the program?


We offer three programs based on your needs. With each program, you will receive weekly emails of informative education and suggested recipes to guide you through that week's topic. Content will be emailed on Fridays, so you can go shopping on Saturday and start your planning and prepping on Sunday.




What is the difference between the three programs?


All programs contain "It's Time To Take Out The T.R.A.S.H", 5-weeks of self-paced content that is emailed to you every Friday. Program 2 and 3 will help you dig a little deeper with a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis kit with interpretation and a 1-hour Resutls and Recommendations session by phone. Program 3 also includes weekly check-ins and an additional session to further support you during the 5 week program.





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