Category: Minerals

Replenishing Your Minerals with Nutrient Dense Food

Today we’re diving into the nutrient-dense foods that will help you to replenish the minerals that stress depletes. Whether you’ve had the chance to test your minerals or not, the mineral-rich foods and beverages we’re going to cover in this newsletter are beneficial for everyone, regardless of mineral status. When we are stressed, we use […]
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Understanding Your Metabolic Type

Your metabolic type is a specific measurement on the hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) that we use with clients. We are going to talk more about what it is and what it tells you about your health. Where Metabolic Typing Came From The concept of metabolic typing was first outlined by Melvin Page, D.D.S. of […]
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How Minerals Impact Cholesterol

There are five major mineral connections to our cholesterol status. I dig into each one of these in detail in the episode cholesterol and your hormones on the Are You Menstrual? Podcast, but am covering the major highlights here as well. When it comes to mineral imbalances that can lead to high cholesterol, these are […]
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Calcium Isn’t The Only Mineral We Need For Healthy Bones

There’s a lot of confusion around whether or not someone should supplement with calcium for bone health. Yes, we need calcium for bone formation, but we also need magnesium since it influences the activity of osteoblasts (produce new bone tissue), osteoclasts (resorb bone), parathyroid hormone (regulates calcium levels), and vitamin D (calcium absorption), all of […]
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What you Can Learn From an HTMA

If you listened my Mineral Testing episode on the Are You Menstrual? Podcast episode, you know hair mineral testing is my favorite way to assess mineral status. There are two big reasons:1. It has been a transformational test for myself and my clients.2. It gives you A LOT of information on one test and is […]
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3 Tips for Low Sodium and Potassium on a Hair Mineral Test

One of the most common patterns I see on hair mineral tests is low sodium and potassium. If you’re wondering how you can improve these minerals, I have 3 tips for you! 1. Increase sodium and potassium-rich foods at the same time. These two minerals work closely together. If we only increase sodium-rich foods like […]
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What Drives Mineral Depletion & Imbalances

In order to optimize our mineral status, we have to understand what drives mineral loss and imbalances in the first place. Our Inherited Health:We inherit our nutrition and health status at birth from our parents, especially our moms, which means we will inherit their nutrient deficiencies as well. Nutrition:We can experience a lack of nutrient-dense […]
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Three Ways To Test Minerals

I wrapped up Season 4 of the Are You Menstrual? Podcast with a recap on each mineral deep dive that was discussed throughout the season. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to all of the mineral deep dive episodes, I hope this recap inspires you to learn more about each one and inspires […]
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Getting To The Root Of Headaches & Migraines

Headaches and migraines can be debilitating and are very common symptoms of the women I work with. I used to experience hormonal headaches during ovulation and right before my period for many years, especially when I had the copper IUD and was struggling with estrogen dominance. There are a number of different root causes of […]
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Stress is one of the major depleters of minerals.

Our brain & nervous system are always on the lookout to make sure we are safe. This is a subconscious process called neuroception where they are scanning our environment. When our brain senses a stressor, our hypothalamus is alerted and it kicks off a cascade of events that are all part of the stress response. […]
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