My Healing Journey and what brought me to HTMA
My healing journey started in the beginning of 2012. I was recently married, had graduated nursing school, and we had bought our first house. Everything was lining up perfectly and life was good! Naturally, my husband Joe and I wanted to start our family and to be honest, I didn’t think we would have any issues. In my mind, I was healthy, I exercised, I ate “healthy food” and everyone told me how healthy I was. So, when months went by with no baby I was shocked and started to second guess how healthy I actually was. The truth is, I wasn’t very healthy at all, and my body was struggling quite a bit.
At just 24 years old I discovered that I had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Hormonal imbalances, food intolerances as well as adrenal fatigue. Now, those labels may just sound like words on paper, but with them came the associated symptoms and heartache. I have struggled with extreme fatigue, brain fog, weak immune system, chronic pain, inflammation, infertility, miscarriage (oh man, was this ever a hard one!), and debilitating insomnia (no joke! At one point I couldn’t sleep for 3 days straight). None of those are/were an easy feat and looking back they are some of the hardest things I have ever gone through.
Throughout the past 6 years I have seen many practitioners, trialed many supplements, changed my diet as well as my lifestyle. Some things have worked well, some things worked for a little bit and then stopped working, and some things were a complete fail. The cool part is that through it all I have learned so much about the body and have learned so much about myself. I am blessed to have two children today- something that at one point I didn’t foresee happening. I have connected with some pretty great individuals and I have had to depend on others when I wanted to do everything myself.
My healing isn’t over, but I have made STRIDES in my journey, I am feeling so much better and I am confident that I am on the right track. Most of this confidence has come from knowing the root of my problems- imbalanced minerals. Just working on those alone has balanced my hormones, helped my thyroid and perked up my drained adrenal glands.
How Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis changed my view on healing
I was introduced to mineral balancing in 2016 and since then it has been my main focus. At the time I was about 6 months postpartum with my youngest, and still really struggling with my health. My thyroid was still not optimal, I was extremely fatigued, I was getting sick almost every 2 weeks, and I had debilitating insomnia (funny, because my daughter was sleeping through the night!). I went to my natural minded doctor at the time desperate for help and he recommended HTMA.
I found value in the test immediately! Everything I was struggling with showed up loud and clear in my results and gave me answers to my many unsolved health dilemmas. Better yet, it gave me a concrete place to start healing. My answers could be found within my minerals and their ratios.
For me personally, both my sodium and potassium levels were tanked, my boron was non-existent, my calcium was through the roof, and my copper was very imbalanced. These imbalances and a few others showed me exactly why I was feeling so crummy. Now, I know these few minerals don’t sound like much, but our body needs minerals to function. We need sodium for our adrenals, we need potassium for our thyroids, and copper and zinc must be balanced for our hormone function. These are just a couple examples of just how vital our minerals are and just how important they are to every single function of the body.
The coolest thing is that once I started balancing my minerals I started feeling better. I stopped thinking about what new supplement I could take and started to focus on nourishing my body. I stopped trying to force detox or push my body to its limits; instead I focused on replenishing minerals, opening detox pathways and self-care. These few things were game changers for me. Am I 100% healed? No, I still have a couple things I’m working on, which honestly, I think we all do. But, Do I have more energy? Yes! Am I sleeping better? Yes! Has my skin improved? Yes! Have my hormones normalized? Yes! Has my immune system improved? Yes! Are my moods more stable? Yes! Thank God for minerals!!!
This is a little bit from my healing journey, but I want to hear from you! What has your journey looked like? What are you struggling with most? Have you tried HTMA?