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Greetings, dear readers & listeners! As we venture into the heart of summer, I hope you're relishing every opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Personally, I've been diving headfirst into my rewilding journey, delighting in the taste of freshly picked blackberries, feeling the mud beneath my feet, and even embracing encounters with the frogs, snakes, and other creatures that share the woods with...

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Guest Podcast : Minerals for Libido & Burnout Recovery

My friend Erik Levi invited me back onto his podcast for another chat about minerals. We just let the conversation flow and touch on some pretty common challenges for the average person. I always like to take a big picture view to avoid dogma so we don't get more imbalanced that we already are. I think you will enjoy this video episode, which you can find HERE on YouTube. Or listen to this episode HERE

Topics Discussed

  • Minerals for Libido improvement
  • Can’t run hot all the time (IG Clip)
  • Deep work – Cal Newport
  • Can’t be a wellness influencer w. a baby 
  • Women’s Health
  • Transgenerational Response and Trauma
  • Stress burns magnesium and zinc 
  • Difference between table salt and sodium
  • Burn out destroys the libido 
  • Ceruloplasmin and bio-available copper
  • Why zinc doesn’t work
  • How zinc affects calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium 
  • Metal toxicity
  • Adrenals and Back pain 

A couple of years ago, during the height of the 'pandemic'...

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PODCAST: Do you really need to PUSH your vitamin D levels so high?

In this episode, I went on a little vitamin D rant because I’m still hearing it preached by ‘health experts’ especially in light of Covid. 

Listen to Episode #80: RANT-Do You Really Need to PUSH your vitamin D levels so high? : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

I was listening to a recent talk , and the speaker was bragging about his stored vitamin D levels of 90. 

But a large body of evidence in the medical literature strongly suggests that optimal vitamin D levels might be lower than these figures. There is little to no evidence showing benefit to 25(OH)D levels above 50 ng/mL, and increasing evidence to suggest that levels of this magnitude may cause harm. Consequences of vitamin D toxicity include heart attack, stroke, kidney stones, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, weight loss, and low bone density

I view supplementation from a metabolic standpoint via tissue mineral analysis studies and the...

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PODCAST: Understanding thyroid physiology and metabolism

In this episode I talk more about thyroid metabolism and how to support with a systemic approach. As well as a focus on nutrients in, toxins out.

Listen to Episode #75: Understanding thyroid physiology and metabolism : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

Hair analysis shows additional and different information about thyroid activity than blood tests do and I feel it's incredibly valuable. Blood thyroid tests do not reveal much about thyroid physiology or metabolism. They usually only measure circulating hormones (T3 and T4) and pituitary stimulation of the thyroid (TSH). HTMA is excellent to help assess thyroid difficulties. It can indicate imbalances in many steps involved in thyroid hormone metabolism. 

Imbalances can occur at any stage of the production or utilization of thyroid hormone. The concepts of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are incomplete and often misleading as they only relate to hormone production and release.

If you...

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PODCAST: How I helped my son recover from emotional volatility

In this episode, I shared more about my youngest sons's extreme reactive physical, mental and emotional behaviors. I realize now, he was recovering from trauma that was passed on during my pregnancy and I was also dealing with during his first couple years of life. It showed up in some pretty challenging ways and I was finally able to resolve them all with mineral balancing through HTMA. 

Listen to Episode #50: How I helped my son recover from emotional volatility : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

Natural non-invasive healing modalities do exist for those with AD/HD behaviors. There is so much we can do holistically for our kids without chemical medications, without the limitations of what Western medicine offers. 

I can see inside a person's current biochemistry with a tissue mineral analysis, that helps me see their physical, mental and emotional issues based on their mineral pattern. This is how I was able to see my son's...

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Could you be hypoglycemic without knowing it?

Every hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) I review I see some sort of blood sugar imbalance, usually hypoglycemia, and the person doesn't even realize it's occuring. 

Listen to this blog post on the podcast: Find A Joy To Be Me: Episode #92 on Buzzsprout >HERE< also on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify. 

Basically hypoglycemia is an early stage of diabetes but it’s often ignored in the medical world and so it can progress before you even realize it into diabetes.

Remineralizing in the body helps with our ability to improve glucose metabolism at a very deep level this also gives a level of food diversity back to the person so a high protein or restrictive low carb diet is not necessary. 

Restoring glucose and carbohydrate metabolism is really about restoring the bodies energy system. It’s kind of like if the fuel system in the car wasn’t working right you wouldn’t get enough power to run the car. The same is true in the human body.


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How I Help Practitioners Get Started with Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

I've shared my story about how I personally got started using hair tissue analysis (HTMA) in my holistic health practice (HERE). In this post, I am here to share how I got started helping other holistic practitioners, primarily functional nutritional therapy practitioners, learn how to interpret and integrate HTMA for their own practices. 

Listen to the podcast version of this post- Episode #47 : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

I often felt like I needed more support and more insight. The truth is, I was already knowledgeable enough to help people and had a lot to offer the world.  However, I felt I lacked experience and wasn’t clear on what was possible for me as a practitioner.

I had a DEEP desire to learn more and my top desire was to get my own hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) done after reading some amazing things about this test. Not to mention, my intuition told me minerals were going to be a key player in my own...

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How Excessive Vitamin D Supplements Can Suppress Thyroid Function

There's something I've been talking about for years that every woman in burnout should know about because it's not mainstream yet. Even though it has a huge impact on your health to the opposite of what the mainstream is suggesting. 

Did you know that excessive vitamin D supplementation can contribute to a loss of potassium and suppress thyroid function? *Read this research article demonstrating renal potassium wasting induced by vitamin D.

[I'm talking, doses of several thousand IU taken over many months to years without adequate testing or considering how the body utilizes the supplement form of D versus how it would make it's own through sun exposure on bare skin. As well as, understanding the role it plays in the mineral system, which is most people is already favoring a high tissue calcium state of biochemistry]. 

Vitamin D can actually have an antagonizing impact on thyroid function because it can increase the absorption and retention of calcium. This can drive...

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VIDEO: How a long term vegetarian diet exacerbates copper toxicity


In the video above, I share a sneak peek into a client's Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) graph.

Her HTMA results are what is called an extreme Slow 1 oxidative type with elevated tissue copper. In this oxidative type, food is burned at a slower-than-optimum rate. 'Oxidation' means to burn. This oxidation rate is mainly determined by how well the thyroid and adrenal glands are functioning. In this case, both are underactive, therefore the metabolism is slowed way down. A great example is like driving with the parking break on.

When this two glands are 'sluggish' (at the cellular level) the symptoms can include; fatigue, depression, constipation, difficulty losing weight, poor circulation, low blood pressure, dry skin and hair. As well one may tend to get sick more easily and recover slowly.

In the video, I cover the first four macro minerals and
3 key ratios that explain the top health concerns she came to me for; fatigue, digestion and bloating. As well as the top reason her...

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VIDEO: What total burnout looks like on a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) graph


In the video above, I share a sneak peek into a client's Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) graph.

Her HTMA results are what is called a Fast 4 oxidative type. This combination is associated with the exhaustion stage of stress, often reflected in extreme fatigue, depression and anxiety.

In the video, I cover the first four macro minerals and what happens in the body and emotions when each mineral is out of balance. In her case, all four macro minerals; calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium, were low.

I also shared some insights into the most important mineral ration on her hair test. A low sodium-to-potassium ration. When this ratio is low, it indicates a reduced vitality and impaired electrical balance within the cells. Sodium is an extracellular element while potassium belongs inside the cells. A decrease in the ratio indicates a loss of potassium into the interstitial spaces as cells are destroyed (even if the potassium is showing high on the hair test).

This low ratio is...

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