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 incredibly accessible, especially compared to other functional lab tests.

Hair mineral analysis is looking at nutrient levels inside the cell and can show us what is being used up (high levels) in response to stress or other physiological processes happening in the body. It analyzes your minerals for the last 3 months whereas most labs are looking at a moment in time.

Morley Robbins describes hair mineral testing as the following: “Your HTMA results are like a fingerprint–they show how you uniquely respond to stress.”

I believe stress is the root cause of most dysfunction in the body. Having a test that can show your unique response can help you get a better idea of where you are as far as your stage of stress and what makes the most sense to change in order to rebalance.

Another main reason I love HTMA is because of all of the thyroid health insights we can gain from it. Not only does it have a thyroid ratio, but we can also look at other mineral levels that impact how we convert and use thyroid hormones.

Supporting blood sugar balance and digestive health are two other big areas that we focus on during the healing journey. The HTMA has a ratio and mineral levels that provide insights for both!

Curious if you have a mineral imbalance? Take this free mineral quiz and find out! If you are ready to dig into your minerals and start addressing health concerns check out my course Master Your Minerals!

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Amanda Montalvo

Amanda Montalvo is a women's health dietitian who helps women find the root cause of hormone imbalances and regain healthy menstrual cycles.

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