It seems silly to think of a course focused on Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis for health practitioners that DOESN'T also teach how to utilize it in practice
(ie. develop protocols for your clients).
But the honest truth is, when I was desperately trying to learn HTMA, I couldn't find ONE SINGLE course that did this.
I could learn how to recognize the patterns. I could learn some basic interpretation. BUT I couldn't seem to get the answer to my BIG questions, "How do you actually develop therapeutic protocols?"
In fact, in one course I took I straight out asked the instructor, "When do we learn about the protocols? How do we know what supplements to recommend?"
"Just use the computer generated report that the lab gives you."
I don't know how this makes you feel but at the time this made me feel disappointed. As a practitioner, I believe that computers/robots shouldn't be doing our jobs for us.
No computer can substitute for the complete analysis of a comprehensive health history. No robot can replace our unique ability to connect test results with client presentation.
As Functional Health Coaches or Professionals, we should NEVER treat test results. We need to treat the entire person. Our clients are people, not bars on a graph or numbers on a report.
I took several other HTMA courses and had the exact same experience. And this left me wondering, "Where do I need to go to actually learn this stuff?"
I spent the next couple years digging around into the deep corners of PubMed and Google Scholar. Ultimately, I had to privately hire the top experts in the field of HTMA.
Several thousand dollars later, I started to get a grasp on the practical side of HTMA. I ran HTMA on every single client in my practice and group programs. To date, I have analyzed almost one thousand HTMA panels.
I have taken the knowledge of my expert mentors, alongside my years of clinical experience to develop the HTMA Expert method that is unlike any other.