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MINERAL TESTING

 

If you have read our story, you may be familiar with how I have used minerals to help my family recover from severe food allergies and intolerances, and towards leading a ‘normal’ (whatever that is!) life eating additive-free whole foods. I am a trainer and educator, I have a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science and through the last few years have been assisting many families around Australia and even some overseas. I am also trained as a Success (Life) Coach and am studying in the Copernican Institute with Morley Robbins to be a Wellness Coach specialising in the area of minerals.

I am passionate about transferring this knowledge to others and empowering them to not be told what is going on with their health, but to embrace it and understand it. The more we understand about how our bodies work, the more we can be in-tune with it, and can find our path to optimal health. Minerals run our bodies, and insufficient or imbalanced minerals in our body will lead to a range of symptoms from allergies and food intolerances, fatigue, to depression and anxiety related conditions, to concentration challenges in kids and adults a like, diabetes and other autoimmune conditions, and so much more.

Many of us inherit mineral imbalances from our Mum’s and Grandmothers (sorry to the Mum’s around the world!)… so even if we ate a perfectly balanced diet from soon after birth, we can still end up with health annoyances, food intolerances, allergies or more serious illnesses. These are potentially reversible situations – at minimum our bodies can be supported by minerals to let recovery naturally happen. At best, our bodies can start to function as the well-oiled machines that they can do when functioning at full capacity.

Many of these health conditions are now starting out quite young, and escalating as we get older…some people only see them after a stressful occurrence in their life, after otherwise being healthy for years. The great news is, there’s testing available which can help you work out where you are at with your minerals, and get you working on better health…. and it doesn’t have to be overly complicated, expensive or overwhelming.

Having the support to achieve your goals is what I do – my clients are supported with the ‘Root Cause Protocol’ from the teaching of Morley Robbins of gotmag.org.

Along my journey, I have been researching and learning alongside Teresa Bowley – a well respected and known face in the ‘FAILSAFE’ food intolerance circles, and someone with years of experience and knowledge in the area of FODMAPs food restrictions. Teresa herself has recovered from extreme food reactions using the protocol we now both use and recommend.

Teresa and I have completed our study together with Morley Robbins in the Copernican Institute of Mineral Metabolism & Mentorship in June 2017, and are offering joint consultations as we both gain experience and knowledge in the area. In most cases, both Teresa and I will review your results and will work together to ensure the most comprehensive and thorough outcome for you.

Consultations may involve one or both of us being in attendance. Please let us know if you would like to discuss any aspect of having two of us working on your case 🙂

All detailed sessions include (as appropriate/needed);

  • Detailed summary of consult will be emailed to you
  • Web links and supporting documents to continue your learning beyond what we discussed
  • Basic email support in the first few weeks following the consult. If queries are too complex I/we may suggest a subsequent consult

 

All prices listed are in Australian Dollars (AUD) unless otherwise stated, GST is applicable to all Australian clients/purchases.

All sessions may be done in person, or over the phone or Zoom (a program like Skype).

Full Support Package

Full mineral balancing consultation including Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) testing and explanation results PLUS additional consultation or follow up appointment.  This package provides additional support via an additional consultation before or after the main consultation.

Adults – $400 + GST (applicable to all Australian clients).

Children – $390 + GST (applicable to all Australian clients).

(Blood tests must be done at your own expense)

  • HTMA testing and consultation to run through results and mineral optimisation plan will be provided based on these results.
  • An additional support session/consultation before or after main HTMA and bloods result analysis consultation
  • Each consultation approximately 45-60 minutes long.

We recommend starting with an education session to explain minerals in the body, then we will discuss to your situation to learn how that ties in with mineral balance. The purpose of this is to make sure you have a full understanding of what the testing is for and a step-by-step plan to get you started. The starting plan is to gradually introduce the protocol into your routine between then and the next appointment.

The next consultation will then include the cost of getting hair analysis carried out and a full/detailed action plan plus follow up questions which may have come up.

An alternative here is to have the full HTMA + bloods results analysis session, and to use the second session as a follow up in the 3-4 weeks following the initial appointment.

 

 

HTMA and Consultation

Full mineral balancing consultation including HTMA testing and explanation results – all inclusive of HTMA and consultation.

Adults – $280 + GST (applicable to all Australian clients).

Children – $270 + GST (applicable to all Australian clients).

(Blood tests must be done at your own expense)

 

Straight into the combined HTMA and blood results, running through your history/what the testing is, how that applies to you and reviewing results. Within that, we will work with you to come up with a plan to get started. In the lead up to the appointment, we will provide you with some resources to read, listen to or watch before the appointment to help you learn as much as possible before we have the comprehensive session.

Mineral optimisation plan will be provided based on these results.

It is a lot more to take in during one session and I would suggest a follow up session within 3-4 weeks.

Session approximately 45-60 minutes long.

 

 

BYO HTMA Results Consultation

Full results interpretation where you are a new client and have brought your own HTMA and blood tests – 1 hour maximum consultation

Adults and children – $150 + GST (applicable to all Australian clients).

(HTMA and blood tests must be done at your own expense)

Bringing your own HTMA results from Interclinical (RRP $130) and blood tests, we can go straight into the main appointment with a brief introduction/education component, running through your history/what the testing is, how that applies to you and reviewing results. Within that, we will work with you to come up with a plan to get started. Mineral optimisation plan will be provided based on these results.

 

 

 

Follow up/Wellness Consultation

Follow-up consultation to discuss progress, additional results and/or a general learning and support session around minerals – 1 hour maximum consultation

Adults and children – $135 + GST (applicable to all Australian clients).

 

Subsequent sessions can be booked in to review changes, adjust routines and continue education as required. You may wish to get general minerals wellness guidance down the track, or have a session in the weeks/months following a HTMA.

These sessions are designed for existing clients to review their cases and continue their health improvement – between HTMAs or other times.

 

General consultation to discuss progress, additional results and/or a general learning and support session around minerals – 1 x 60 minute or  4 x 15 minute weekly check-ins

Adults and children – $150 + GST (applicable to all Australian clients).

 

 

Further tests and additional sessions

Australian clients – blood tests

Blood tests are important in determining mineral balance – Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) gives only part of the picture.

Cost-wise, beyond the above consultation/s, you will need to get some blood tests done before the main appointment – you may be able to get them through one of your existing physicians and they may bulk bill them. Many don’t want to do tests just because you ask for them.

Adults have the option of bypassing the visit to your doctor and ordering their own blood tests via the ‘metals’ tests listed on this website and selecting one of the options below.

MAG 2‘ or ‘MAG 2 Qld‘ (Queenslanders please read the note below)

You potentially be saving the cost of the Dr appointment before and after to request results, which may be more $$ out of pocket if you aren’t already going.

If you live in Queensland, you have two options…

“Mag 2 Qld”:
The simplest option if you just want one blood draw – but it is more expensive ($337) and must be done at Sullivan Nicolaides.

“Mag 2” and manually add “Magnesium RBC QLD S+N”:
As at 6/7/17, this option is $278 but you will need to get all of your tests except RBC magnesium done at their recommended lab (eg QML, medilab) and a second draw done at Sullivan Nicolaides for the magnesium component.

 

Whether you are requesting these via your GP, or contacting iMedical via the above link, the important tests to get are as follows.

  • Iron studies (including Iron, Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC), Transferrin, Ferritin, Saturation)
  • Plasma Zinc
  • Red Blood Cell Magnesium (RBC)
  • Serum Copper
  • Serum Ceruloplasmin

International clients – blood tests

If you are in the United States of America, there are several options to get blood tests done – from Request-a-test to Ulta labs (sometimes they have specials – check this site out).

Other countries may have other requirements so please contact me to discuss the tests if you cannot get them via ways you would normally do so in your country.

As I complete additional training in the coming months, the schedule below is likely to change, so please contact me if you don’t see what service you want, or pop by and check later!

 

 

 


SUCCESS (LIFE)  COACHING

I am passionate about helping individuals with their health, but did you know that other areas of your life will impact on your health too? So if you have a picture on what your purpose is in life, you can achieve all sorts of things, and I am here to help you determine what they are, how you are going to achieve them, and to help keep you accountable too!

Book in your complimentary session now…

 

 


 

FOOD EDUCATION/COACHING

Aside from my mineral work, I have experience in providing support to those who are in challenging scenarios with food reactions (allergies or intolerances), mineral imbalances, asthma, eczema, reflux, Eosinophilic Oesophagitis, FPIES, adrenal fatigue, electrolyte imbalances, etc.

Are you having trouble with an unsettled baby, toddler or child? Or perhaps yourself having trouble with chronic irritation in your own body, lack of concentration, ‘brain fog’, regular headaches or migraines, physically feeling drained yet you aren’t unwell or traditional medicine hasn’t helped you? There could be natural or artificial food chemicals which are in your diet and making you or your loved ones feel that way, plus mineral imbalances underpinning these symptoms as well.

My Wellness Coaching offers you assistance to find your way forward and to find your personal plan to improve your outlook and options for a happier and healthier family – it helps you find your purpose, goals that you never had dreams of, and ways for you to reach out and grab those dreams and live the life you want.

 

Education session – understanding natural food chemicals, FODMAPs, additives (etc)

I am available to run one on one or small group education sessions to discuss what natural (or other) food chemical groups are and to learn more about the process of elimination diets and how they can help to determine food intolerances.

If you wish me to present a workshop at your workplace, school or community group, this can be arranged. Please contact me to discuss arrangements.

 

Consultations or follow up sessions to discuss current situation, options to consider to fit your family, general learning around food/additives and/or learning and support around minerals – 1 x 60 minute or  4 x 15 minute weekly check-ins – $150

 


Thermomix

I am a Thermomix Consultant in the Ipswich area. I have met hundreds of people along my time as a Thermomix Consultant – whether it’s from Cooking Classes, events, my past demonstrations, etc. Please keep in touch – drop me a line to sign up to my Thermie newsletter if you aren’t already on there!

If you are interested in a Demonstration/Cooking Experience and I am not your consultant or you do not have a consultant anymore, you can contact Thermomix in Australia via their website and request a local consultant to contact you. You are able to mention any queries you may have, special food needs you may have, etc, and as best as can be, you will be paired up with someone who can best assist you.

I have a huge focus on whole-food options, with extensive experience in gluten, dairy, egg, nut, soy and many other thing-free cooking in the Thermomix.

 


 

 

I want to make consultations something that are in reach for everyone. They are comprehensive but supported so you don’t get the overwhelmed and lost feeling that you often can get when trying something new. If you have particular financial pressures which are the only thing holding you back, please contact me to discuss options.

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