Are you interested in using hair tissue mineral analysis in your nutrition practice? Wish there was a comprehensive course that could take you through what you need to understand, and give you practical help on guiding your clients on a balancing program?

That’s what we wanted when we started learning hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA). We looked high and low, but the class didn’t exist. Instead, we read and read and started building resources and tools as we’ve helped our clients. Now we’ve compiled them into a comprehensive program to help you learn how to use the HTMA.

What if we told you that you can gain an in-depth picture into your client’s overall health with this simple non-invasive test that very few other tests can offer?

Better yet that you could know exactly what supplements your clients needed with confidence as well as be able to explain to them why they feel the way they do.

Are you tired of ‘guessing’ on how to support your clients? Or do you struggle with client compliance? Maybe you can’t get the bottom of their low energy levels or anxiety and are ready to dig deeper?

Thanks for all the great stuff in this course! I finally delved into the class materials over the past couple days and I just want to let you both know that so far I am super impressed with the quality of the content. I just changed offices in August and shifted the focus of my practice to using HTMA. Your course is exactly what I needed! I’m terrible at creating handouts. So glad you have put all this together so nicely. I feel like I’ve already gotten my money’s worth and I just started. I’m doing about 4–5 HTMA’s a week for this Chiro office I work in. Having all your materials is going to help so much. I took another class and found it good for learning about HTMA (the science), but as an NTP with clients I need to know what to “do”. I need to know how to get these people working on a program that balances them. Your stuff is awesome! — Katie Packwood, NTP

With the  Holistic Mineral Balancing program you get:

  • System for understanding how to use HTMA testing
  • Done-for-you templates and handouts for use in your practice
  • How to use food and supplements synergistically in a healing program (something no one else is teaching)
  • Ready made meal plans and recipes
  • Confidence in supplement recommendations
  • 6 months of mentorship in our private Facebook group
  • 12 weeks pre-recorded content covering the main topics required for mastery of HTMA
  • Monthly live Q&A calls

This client’s calcium was 10X the ideal level, in just 6 months following her protocol her calcium level dropped nearly 75% and she saw great improvements in her health. She writes:

The reason I chose to do the HTMA in the first place was because I had a bad pain in my abdomen for a long time. I had done EVERYTHING I could and no one could help me. I saw lots of various doctors/practitioners and no one knew how to help me. It was a huge mental stress for me that was exhausting because the pain was constantly there nagging at me, and I wondered if I was dying of cancer — it was so annoying and constant that I couldn’t think of anything else. Thankfully, the pain went completely away after 6 weeks on my protocol and has not come back since. The emotional relief and stress of it alone was like getting my life back and you can’t put a price on that. Another perk was that my PMS and cycle got better. I used to have periods that were super heavy —the first day was so bad I could not even leave my house and the cramping was debilitating. It was so bad for years that I wanted to get a hysterectomy (but didn’t), and my doctor’s only solution was to put me on birth control, which I was adamantly against. The good news is — I have no more cramping, my emotions are better and my cycle is in much better control. I can now lead a normal life, even during my period. PMS is also WAY better.

HTMA is rising in popularity now because of it’s accuracy and ability to prevent illness. When a properly performed hair test you can explain so much about a person’s health picture that they will think you have a crystal ball. It’s that powerful and useful. Just digging in to the heavy metal piece of the health puzzle alone is why it’s worth learning how to use and interpret a hair tissue mineral analysis. We ALL have heavy metal toxicity today — no one escapes it, so we as holistic health practitioners might as well learn how to help our clients in light of this unfortunate reality. It can hold our health back in so many ways and diet alone will never deal with it sufficiently.

The HTMA gives both the practitioner and client a profound clarity that is clearly needed to gain momentum and move beyond the basics.

For over 3 years, I had been working with individual clients and only felt like we could ever get so far. I had a client who I knew needed more than just basic consults with me — we needed hard evidence as to what was really going on in her body. Enter the hair analysis.

After significant training and mentoring with over a dozen clients plus my own family, I began to offer HTMA as a service to my clients. By the second month, I had 25 new clients sign up and every month had no trouble getting new clients in the door.

Once I added this amazing tool to my NTP tool belt last year I felt like I had found the missing tool necessary to get the job done more efficiently. I no longer felt scared about getting clients in the door because the test sells itself. The testimonies and word of mouth brought more people my way and I don't see that changing any time soon. — Lydia

The Holistic Mineral Balancing Training covers the following:


  • Introduction to HTMA
  • Understanding the lab testing options Analytic Research Lab, Trace Elements Lab, Doctors Data
  • Minerals: It’s all about ratios
  • Successful sample collection
  • Identifying oxidative types
  • Working with a Slow Oxidizer
  • Working with a Fast Oxidizer


  • Toxic metals, identification and release
  • Aluminum, mercury, arsenic
  • Successful metal detox — a whole person approach
  • Copper Dysregulation, how to spot it, what to do about it


  • HTMA and Digestion
  • Food as medicine, it’s not just about supplements
  • Mixed oxidation types
  • How to support inversions and what they mean
  • Thyroid and Adrenals: the HTMA is the rest of the story


  • Writing Protocols
  • Using lifestyle, diet and supplements
  • How to structure your work with clients
  • Retesting, what they tell you, when to make adjustments
  • Pricing and positioning
  • Marketing and selling the HTMA


  • Access to an Exclusive Private Facebook Group Forum to experience community, accountability, encouragement that will help you keep the momentum and take the actions necessary to get the best results from this training experience.
  • PLUS, you will have ongoing access to all course materials to ensure you have support as you continue to implement all that you have learned!
  • 24 hours of CEU credits are available to those who complete the course and pass the final exam.

Is Holistic Mineral Balancing Right for You?

  • You’ll need to spend approximately 4–6 hours a month going over the recorded materials
  • You will want to be on the live Q&A calls if at all possible. These calls run January through November.
  • This course is self-paced and the course material is comprised of online videos, .pdf materials and monthly live Q&A calls which are recorded so you can listen again.
  • You get lifetime access to course materials and all updates, and 6 months of access to the FB Student Group to support you as you go through the materials.
  • You will absolutely need to run a HTMA on yourself right away, and we highly suggest running one on a family member or client who is very compliant and motivated. You will also need to run a retest on yourself after 3 months and on your other client/family member as well if at all possible. Testing and retesting yourself is required for the course.
  • The investment for the class is $1,997, now just $1,297!  New! A 6-pay plan is available. You should be able to recoup this before the class is over by working with 8–10 clients on a HTMA and retest. You will be equipped to start a client on their basic protocol by the end of the first month (about how long it would take to get them a kit and get their test results back).

* If paying via PayPal you can choose the Bill Me Later option which allows you to pay over 6 months interest free.

Here’s To More Success In Your Holistic Practice,
Lydia Shatney & Jessica Bischof

Lydia Shatney, NTP

Lydia is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, through the Nutritional Therapy Association. For over two decades she has explored varied diets and healing modalities, ranging from raw foodism, vegetarianism to the principles founded by Weston A. Price. Her interest in health and nutrition stemmed from an innate calling she simply could not ignore and to brings to life the mantra; ‘Healer, first heal thyself’.

She has learned that you can reverse many health maladies by simply consuming real nutrient dense foods, avoiding processed cheap foods as well as balancing your body’s biochemistry through hair tissue mineral analysis. Thus discovering that the saying holds true, ‘You are what you eat!’

In an effort to more deeply support clients on their health path she chose to offer hair tissue mineral analysis as an excellent way to get a baseline on health issues, mineral imbalances and possible toxic metals in the body. This test allows her to create specific plans for clients based on their unique biochemistry and begin to move them out of disease states and into improved health.

Jessica Bischof, NTC, RWP

Jessica is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant (NTC) through the Nutritional Therapy Association in Olympia, Washington and a Restorative Wellness Practitioner (RWP) through Restorative Wellness Solutions. Jessica has studied functional blood chemistry analysis, underlying drivers and healing for gut issues, male and female hormone imbalance, advanced thyroid healing solutions, comprehensive adrenal health restoration as well as completing practitioner training in methylation and using neutrogenomics to support health.

Jessica works with clients from all walks of life, who are interested in achieving higher levels of health by using customized nutrition strategies.

Jessica is a dedicated nutrition professional who works with clients nationally and internationally. She offers a wide spectrum of services for local and distance clientele.