Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Nutrition and Detox Program
Who can benefit from the HTMA Test?
Individuals struggling with:
- Mood problems: anxiety, depression, mood swings, panic attacks
- Poor focus and concentration
- Racing thoughts
- memory problems
- Thyroid problems
- Blood sugar issues
- Fatigue, feeling burned out
- Elevated stress
- Brain fog
- Behavior problems
What is Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)?
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a test that provides information on the mineral content in the hair by providing a snapshot of what is going on within the mineral system of the cell for the past 3-4 months. Minerals are considered the “spark plugs” of the body and are involved in every body’s function. When the mineral system is deficient, our physical and mental health is negatively affected. For example, a magnesium deficiency may result in anxiety, poor sleep, muscle spasms, eye twitching, depression, just to name a few. On the other hand, when a trace mineral such as copper is very high, it may result in psychological problems such as poor focus and concentration, anxiety, panic attacks, psychosis, paranoid thoughts, insomnia, racing thoughts, and so much more.
Moreover, the HTMA provides information on blood sugar regulation, inflammation, thyroid health, adrenal health, mineral imbalances, nervous system, immune system activity, digestion, and heavy metal toxicity. For more information about HTMA and Trace Elements Lab, click here.
Step 1: Purchase HTMA Package
Select the package that works best for you. You will receive a welcome email and link to complete the Digestive Evaluation and Intake Form.
Step 2: Complete Intake Form
This information provides valuable information on your dietary habits, digestion, stress level, health history, wellness goals, environmental exposure, and lifestyle habits will help me create a personalized 120-day protocol.
Once you have submitted payment for the package of your choice, you will receive an email with the link to complete the Intake Form.
Step 3: Complete HTMA Test.
After the evaluation is completed, I will mail the hair kit to your home. In the test kit, you will receive detailed instructions on collecting the hair sample and a link to a video on collecting the sample. Once the test is returned to the lab, it will take between 2-3 weeks to get the results to design your protocol.
Step 4: Personalized Nutrition and Detox Protocol
Once I receive notification that your test results are ready, you will receive notification and a request to schedule a consult via zoom to review the results and protocol. The protocol is designed to destroy harmful pathogens (parasites, bad bacteria, worms, fungi); repopulate the gut with healthy gut bacteria, reduce inflammation and digestive issues.
Step 5: 120-day ongoing support
Throughout the 120-day protocol, we will communicate by email to evaluate your progress. Depending on the package you have selected, you will receive weekly emails (standard package), or unlimited emails in the (deluxe package).
Step 6: After the 120 days
Once the initial 120-day protocol is completed, a retest is recommended to assess if there have been any changes and make protocol adjustments and may need to retest again in the next 3-4 months. Once there has been improvement in symptoms, mineral pattern, and reduction of heavy metals from the body, you can test once a year or twice a year. A maintenance protocol will be provided.
In this episode, we will cover how to reduce your toxic load? Should you detox or cleanse? What are binders and how to use them? Could sauna’s help? What are marine phytoplankton and modified citrus Pectin? Do you need magnesium and how can Epsom salt baths help? Plus so much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
HTMA Important Facts
Hair testing labs in the United States are licensed and inspected annually by the federal government and must meet rigorous criteria to operate. Trace Elements Inc. and Analytical Research Labs (ARL) are the only two labs in the United States that do not chemical wash hair samples. Hair that is chemically washed causes variability in results. I work with Trace Elements Inc.
What should I expect during the 120-day protocol?
Your consultation includes a direct consult with Rebecca Faulkner, MSN, PMHNP-BC, RD. The fee includes the HTMA test, development of a personalized nutrition protocol to target mineral imbalances, and detoxification; and email communication during the 120-day protocol.
How will I get the test?
I will send the test directly to your home. The fee for the test is included in the consultation fee. Once your results are ready, I will notify you to schedule an appointment on a link to my calendar to review test results and discuss your personalized nutrition protocol.
What to expect on your healing journey?
The process in detoxing your body from heavy metals and mineral balancing is not a quick fix. The healing journey occurs in waves, feeling great one moment and then feeling under the weather for a short while. But, be encouraged the detox symptoms will pass as you move forward in your healing journey.
Does the GI-MAP® test address food allergies or intolerances?
The GI-MAP® test does not directly address food allergies or intolerances. However, when you heal your gut, food allergies and intolerances usually improve. If symptoms continue after the initial protocol, I can recommend a food sensitivity test.
Does Naturally Revitalize Me accept insurance?
Because insurance companies can dictate your care, limit treatments and time spent with clients, I have decided not to accept insurance of any kind. I prefer to keep your information confidential and spend quality time with clients to design a personalized treatment plan. However, if you would like to work with me and only have insurance, please contact your insurance company to inquire whether they will pay for an “out-of-network” provider. You can use your Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for the consultation fee and supplements.
Which individuals are not a good candidate for heavy metal detoxification?
The Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Protocol includes heavy metal detoxification. The following individuals are not good candidates for heavy metal detoxification: pregnant women, breastfeeding women, individuals with kidney or liver disease. Vegans may have some difficulty with detoxing as well.
Let’s get started
your mind & body
- Debit/credit card, FSA, and HSA accepted.
- Includes 60-minute consultation and HTMA Test
- Personalized Diet, Lifestyle, Supplement, and Detoxification Protocol
- Weekly Check-ins throughout the 120-day protocol
- Access to HTMA Resource Library (recipes, videos, checklists, handouts, and so much more)
*Please Note: GI Map Testing and Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) Testing consultation services are only offered to residents in Arizona, Oregon, and the United States Virgin Islands at this time. More states will be added soon.