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Case Study: Slow 1, 3 Lows, Inversion

Background Info:

This is a 36 year old mother of 2 who was recommended to me because she was struggling with chronic fatigue, anxiety, and panic attacks. She was drinking 4-5 cups of coffee a day + an energy drink, was only having a bowel movement every 3-4 days, binged on almond butter and candy nightly, and ate protein bars for most meals except dinner. Dinner was typically keto leaning because her husband usually cooks and was keto. She did HIIT workouts 3-4 times a week. ​

Her NAQ showed Sugar Handling as a very high priority, everything else was moderate or low.

HTMA Results:

Three lows, moderate inversion, Slow 1 metabolic type.

Before Consult:

Plugged in her results to the HTMA Analysis App and focused on the chronic fatigue. From the app indicators, I'm seeing significant burnout, glucose intolerance, and copper imbalance among other things.

The app also showed that chronic fatigue is associated with an imbalanced Ca/Mg (she has that!), high Ca/K (that too!), low Na/Mg (yep!), and copper imbalance (yes!). No wonder she's exhausted! We need to get her minerals balanced, ASAP!

During Consult:

I learned that she has a copper IUD. She didn't feel any noticeable symptoms when they put it in, but she did not have panic attacks before she had it. She is not willing to get it removed at this time.


This is one of those cases where it felt like 'oh man... where do I start...' ​

But, when I look at her NAQ, her HTMA results, and symptoms, it all lines up. The HTMA gave me a good snapshot of what to prioritize, which was keeping her out of four lows and supporting her Na/K inversion by helping her eat for her metabolic type. ​

She is someone who likes to follow a plan/do a challenge, so I led her through Diane SanFillippo's 21 Day Sugar Detox. I like this specifically for slow oxidizers who are afraid of carbs because it teaches them how to eat them well. My goal was to help her eliminate sugar/all of the processed crap, eat enough calories, and start eating regular carbs so her body wouldn't totally binge at the end of the day. ​

I focused on keeping her out of Four Lows and supporting the Na/K inversion by using electrolyte packets. I knew a lot of changes would happen if we just focused mostly on diet, which would also probably get her bowels moving.

After 3 months of working together, she was having bowel movements daily, realized that a significant amount of her fatigue was due to not eating enough, and was feeling so much better overall. She is clearly struggling with a copper imbalance, but she was feeling so much better that she wasn't open to discussing removing the copper IUD. ​

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