And of course all my bloodwork looked great! All allopathic doctors offered me, besides some ridiculously large bills, was that I just needed Lexapro for my anxiety or that nothing was wrong with me.
Meanwhile I just got sicker and sicker, until I ended up with adrenal exhaustion and a thyroid that no longer worked properly. There was a point where I couldn't walk halfway up the stairs in our house without my heart rate going scarily high and muscle fatigue in my legs so bad that I couldn't support my weight. I would have to sit down long enough to recoup the energy to make it to the top. I was NOT ok!
and firsthand knowledge of how horribly flawed the current approach to mainstream wellness is, and how poorly patients are being informed by their doctors about some of the most concerning issues surrounding health, I've focused my work to bringing awareness to the importance of mineral balancing and the epidemic of copper toxicity.
I've been trained in advanced HTMA under Dr. Rick Malter, Ph.D. (arguably the world's leading expert for 4 decades on HTMA and how mineral patterns affect both physical and mental health). I continue to consult closely with Dr. Malter today.
In my training I further credit the works of:
Dr. Eck - Widely considered the authority on the science of balancing body chemistry through hair tissue mineral analysis and founder of Analytical Research Labs.
Dr. Watts, PhD - Dr. Eck's former partner at ARL, and founder of Trace Elements Inc (one of the two top HTMA testing labs in the world!)
Dr. Lawrence Wilson, MD - A student of Dr. Eck who, for over 30 years, has focused on nutritional balancing science and copper toxicity research
Dr. Hans Selye Ph.D., MD - Pioneering endocrinologist, Nobel prize nominee, acknowledged as the 'Father' in the field of stress research
Dr. Carl Pfeiffer, PhD., MD - Physician and biochemist specializing in orthomolecular psychiatry with a focus on schizophrenia; author of Mental and Elemental Nutrients,
Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman - Pioneering leader in the field of nutrition, functional and integrative medicine advocate, and author of "Why Am I Always So Tired"
Dr. Weston Price - Considered the 'Isaac Newton' of Nutrition, medical researcher, and author of "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration"
Along with several years in the personal development arena, my combined education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, preventive health, personal growth and exercise.
Health Science/Human Performance
HTMA Specialized Certification