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PODCAST: Kidneys need minerals, not medication

In this episode, I'm talking about the health of your kidneys. Most of us take our kidneys for granted every single day. We don't really think about them until one day something goes wrong, like kidney stones for example. It's important to know in advance that the kidneys need minerals, not medication. 

Listen to Episode #79: Kidneys Need Minerals, Not Medication : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

The kidneys maintain mineral and healthy fluid balance.


But you've got to give them the raw ingredients to work with so they don't struggle to do their job.

Kidneys need hydration to be ON POINT.
True hydration is water plus minerals
Dehydration concentrates calcium and other minerals in the urine.
Water follows salt. Salt has to be ON POINT.
Real salt consumed for your daily functioning needs.
Magnesium has to be ON POINT.
The kidney has a vital role in magnesium homeostasis, deficiency (which is common)causes them to struggle
A potassium rich diet...

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PODCAST: Hair Analysis vs Blood Analysis

In this episode, I talk you through the difference between hair analysis and blood analysis. 

Hair analysis (HTMA) and blood analysis are unique and measure different areas of the body. Since HTMA is less familiar, I thought I'd expound on how it offers a window into the cells to help balance body chem­istry. 

Listen to Episode #78 Hair Analysis vs Blood Analysis : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

Modern medicine is unfamiliar with hair analysis because it's more of a corrective path to health versus diagnostic. We have to remember the allopathic model is very directly tied to a corrupt system with a focus on prescribing medication and surgery primarily. They are not trained in preventative medicine. 

Nutritional Therapy centers on the belief that real health can be achieved through a holistic and bio-individual approach to nutrition and lifestyle.This functional approach to health focuses on restoring balance to the...

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PODCAST: Mineral Balancing for Blood Pressure

In this episode, I chat about the many moving parts behind high blood pressure and how medication will never correct the underlying imbalance. The problem with a medication only approach is because the imbalances affect more than just one function. 

Listen to Episode #65: Mineral Balancing for Blood Pressure: Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 


Minerals are KEY in regulating blood pressure. Today we have so many mineral deficiencies or excesses that impact our physiology and they need to be looked at together. This is how we avoid ISOLATIONISTIC thinking that leads to adding bandaids on top of bandaids and never ever correcting function. 

I share trends/patterns and imbalances I see in my practice working with HTMA that correlate with blood pressure. Unfortunately, high blood pressure is not assessed thoroughly in the allopathic world. 

I like to solve the biochemistry problem versus thinking we are 'solving' the problem with a...

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PODCAST: What is Mineral Balancing?

Several years ago, when I began creating my practitioner program teaching others about hair tissue mineral analysis, I had to come up with a name for it. We decided on holistic mineral balancing and it stuck. It then seemed to be a term others were using too; mineral balancing. 

In this podcast episode, I expound on what exactly it is in case you ever wondered. 

Listen to Episode #59: What is Mineral Balancing  - Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

Holistic Mineral Balancing is essentially a way to help guide a whole system approach to restoring health through understanding the mineral system of the body and using a tissue analysis for guidance on an appropriate whole body approach. 

Mineral balancing is not just about minerals alone, however, it recognizes that minerals run the show so to speak and need to be addressed from the start so whole body function can be recover and optimized. 

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PODCAST: Why Practitioners Love Using HTMA

In this episode, I have a conversation with Margaret Barry, a fellow practitioner who went through my HTMA Practitioner Jumpstart program. She shared why she wanted to get started with hair tissue mineral analysis for herself (and family) as well as add it to her virtual nutritional therapy practice.  I think you will lover her enthusiasm about what she experienced and learned. 

Listen to Episode #48: Why Practitioners Love Using HTMA : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

You can also WATCH this conversation via video, on this page HERE. There are several other practitioner testimonials as well. Margaret's is the only video on the page. 

I also shared in a past blog/podcast; How I help practitioners get started with HTMA. You can read or listen to that episode HERE

More and more practitioners are realizing the incredible importance of functional testing in addition to how not knowing how to address minerals is a missing piece...

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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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You Need To Know How To Put Your Health First

Over the years I've worked with a lot of women to help unravel their health concerns. One of the biggest things I've noticed is that it's really hard for women to put themselves and their health first. And I'm on a mission to shift that paradigm.

Your health is your greatest asset and gift. It's no one else's job to take care of your physical health. Only you can do that. Sure other people can encourage you, but no one can do it for you.

I learned the hard way and didn't put my health first for a long time as an adult. I wasn't really modeled how. I grew up on processed food just like you probably did. Once I finally learned better, I to make the choice to do better. So when my health finally did come crashing down, I finally took heed and started putting my health first.

I hope I can help others not wait that long. You can do so much NOW to prevent your health from crashing, but only if you put your health first. Stop making it a backburner priority and put it on the front burner....

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Praise & Testimonial: She Learned How To Love Herself

I am incredibly grateful for the amazing women I get to work with and support. Today I'm sharing Julie Thorn's story of how she learned to love herself AND overcame some major health issues over the course of our time working together.

Julies's Biggest Challenge

I could say I was eating like crap, not getting proper sleep, no time to myself, recurring yeast infections and rosacea. While all of those things were true, I would say one of my biggest challenges was my emotional state (stress, worry, you name it). It is linked to all of the above, one thing leads to another.

In the past two years, I have been through quite a bit emotionally. I was an emotional wreck inside, but I kept on smiling. I have always kept everything bottled up inside me which is not good. I have always been a people pleaser and felt like I was not worthy. I put everybody else first including people who do not have the right to be first in my life. After going through what I thought was ultimately going to...

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