Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Program
*Note: You will be responsible for the cost of the lab fee of $40.
A hair tissue mineral analysis is a screening test that uses hair as a tissue mineral biopsy. This method of testing has been used for at least 100 years worldwide to screen for the level of 20 minerals and toxic metals in a sample of hair.
It is a non-invasive relatively inexpensive method of testing and is very accurate. Hair mineral analysis testing is an excellent method for assessing, monitoring and guiding the correction and improvement of one’s body chemistry.
Hair provides a window into the entire inner workings of the body, giving us accurate insights into how to balance one's health through a nutritional protocol. Hair is an excellent way to see imbalances in metabolic health bring correction to them before deeper health pathologies set in.
How It Works:
- After ordering your hair analysis kit, you will be sent information on how to collect your hair sample and then send directly to the lab. You will be sent forms to fill out online (disclaimer/client questionnaire and an online Nutri-Q assessment).
- I will send you my scheduler to set up your first consultation prior to receiving your lab results. We will go over your health goals and get started on dietary changes and get a simple game plan while waiting for your test results.
You can expect to receive your results 1 to 2 weeks after the lab receives your sample. Once I receive the lab results, I will be in touch to schedule another consult to review your lab results.
Results include written interpretation, customized food list, supplement and lifestyle recommendations, and includes a listing of potential sources of the heavy metals present, both environmental and dietary. Once you receive your results, you will have email support in case of any questions that may arise as you implement your new protocol.
A third and final consult will be scheduled 4-6 weeks after your HTMA Review to go over obstacles, challenges, and make tweaks to your plan as well as for accountability so you are able to sustainably maintain your program with my support.
What clients have said about this program:
"Lydia was willing to challenge any issue that appeared for me and she did it well. Since meeting Lydia online in June 2014 and starting to work with her, I have done nothing but positively progress toward my goal of optimum health. I have learned more than I think I even realize at this point and I continue to learn daily it seems. I am eliminating the unhealthy learning and toxic buildup from the past mistakes and replacing with effective strategies for improving and maintaining my own health. I take no prescribed medications and no over the counter drugs at this point in life and I am thrilled about that! I'm in the midst of balancing my mineral ratios through a short-term supplement protocol in response to the HTMA (Hair Analysis).
I feel healthier and stronger every day and I am now able to exercise again but do it to benefit my body not punish it as I had in the past. I am hopeful again and looking forward to life with my family for some time to come. THANK YOU, LYDIA! I highly recommend Lydia's thorough education and sensitive coaching to anyone who wants to start a journey to wellness." ~ Heather
"I wish I had taken the hair test at the very start of my healing journey. I think it would have saved me time and money with other tests that did not end up giving me much insight into my chronic illness.
The results of the hair test were pretty fascinating and backed up some of my own suspicions. I started on the supplement protocol and within just a few days, I was already feeling better. I had more energy, more motivation, and more focus. I do have some days where I feel unfocused and tired, but I am taking that as a sign that my body is healing. Overall, I've felt better.
One major thing that I did notice was that my first period after starting the supplement program was not nearly as bad as they have been in the past. I think these minerals are playing a role in that. I had less aches and less cramps than normal. I am looking forward to seeing if my cycles become less painful as we move forward with the mineral supplementation." ~ Jessica
"My entire family of 5 had their hair tested and results showed we were all super high with copper. I now recognize many of our symptoms are a direct connection to copper toxicity.
Through the dietary game plan, I've noticed that my spare tire around my middle is deflating! I don't crave sugar! I'm surprised that I don't feel hungry much of the day. I feel full and satisfied after meals and drinking liquids in between meals has stopped the snacking. I made kale chips for the first time and realized they were quite yummy. I even learned to try other new foods that I never would have before and found they give my body energy.
The encouragement that Lydia continually gives me during our consults to take it one day at a time and slowly is something I tend to forget so I need to remind myself daily especially when dealing with the "symptoms" my family displays. I'm thankful we all did the tests so we can move forward. I'm thankful that we are on this path." ~ Nancy
"I am so happy I decided to do the HTMA with Lydia! It really helped narrow in on specific deficiencies and issues. The test also confirmed that while I have Hashimoto's, there were others things going on that needed to be addressed.
Within a week I could feel a difference in my anxiety and energy levels. I can't wait to see how I feel with a few months of new supplements under my belt!" ~ Jess
"After years of testing, I had gotten a glimpse of the issues that were ailing me. However, one of my big hindrances was that I suffered from chronic fatigue, lack of clarity and memory loss. So whenever I would go to my Naturopath, he would explain what my issues may be, but I would always have a hard time relaying that information to my fiance, friends, and family because the reports didn't make any sense and my mental clarity was failing me. Through one-on-one support with Lydia and my latest and greatest move, the hair analysis, I was able to see all of my potential ailments in one report. It was also broken into somewhat 'Layman's terms' and, through assistance with Lydia, I better came to understand the report.
The report and Lydia gave me a clear picture of what I needed to do over the next months to begin getting to a healthier place. The best part about it though was that I could forward this report to my fiance and loved ones, so they too could have an all-encompassing clearer picture of where I resided with my health. I'm now halfway through with my protocol after receiving my results and I'm happy with the progress my body is making. I've been taking the test for my health for years and I can say definitively that I would recommend anyone looking to improve their quality of life to take this test first!" ~ Janet
"I am so, so grateful for the work Lydia and I have done together. When I first reached out to her, I had just come out of life-threatening autoimmune flare-up that had destroyed my digestive system. Her recommendations for diet change and supplements were spot-on...within a few days of an elimination diet, I felt a THOUSAND time better. And it kept getting better from there.