FAQs

As more FAQs come to exist, we will add them here. For now, this index covers the hottest topics.

Where can I find more information on Lab Tests?

You can find information on lab tests right here

What are minerals and why do I need to pay attention to them?

Minerals run our body, but while we may have heard of copper, magnesium and iron back in high school chemistry or along our way in life, we rarely get told these are just a few of the critical components that make our bodies work.

What magnesium is best for me?

You can find out more about what magnesium is best for you here.

Did you get it from your mother?

Many of us inherit mineral imbalances from our Mums and Grandmothers (sorry to the Mums around the world!)… so even if we ate a perfectly balanced diet from soon after birth, we can still end up with ongoing health concerns that often escalate as we get older, after having kids or after stressful events. These are potentially reversible situations – at minimum our bodies can be supported by minerals to let recovery naturally happen. At best, our bodies can start to function as well-oiled machines that they are, once they return to full capacity.

Many of these health conditions once were “old age” problems, and are now starting out at earlier and earlier times and compounding as we get older. Many people only see them after a stressful occurrence in their life, after otherwise being healthy for years or having niggling symptoms that didn’t hamper their life. 

There’s so much information, where do I begin?

Having the support to achieve your goals is what I do – my clients are supporting their minerals with the ‘Root Cause Protocol’ created by the researcher, Morley Robbins (http://rcp123.org).

The team at Supporting Balance are here to support you in learning how to manage the overwhelming quantity of information so it is relevant to you and to actually help you learn how to APPLY that knowledge in a practical way.

A great place to start, is here – there are some things to stop, and you can edge into the ‘starts’.

~ Kristan

Which Foods should I be eating to increase certain Vitamin levels?

Vitamin A food sources:

  • Grass fed butter
  • Grass fed beef liver
  • Eggs (ideally from chickens with access to grass!)

 

Vitamin B food sources (source here):

  • Quality dairy (less processed = better, and ideally organic, biodynamic and/or unhomogenised) – B2, B3, B6, B12 (cheese, milk)
  • Eggs (ideally from chickens with access to grass!) – B1, B2, B3, B6, B12
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Legumes
  • Veggies – Peas (B1m B9), Tomatoes (B5), potatoes (B5, B6), broccoli (B5, – other dark green veggies such as spinach, asparagus, brussels sprouts – B6, B9
  • Fruit – organic/spray free ideally – B1
  • Grass fed beef liver – added bonus of other nutrients too – B1, B5, B9
  • Other meats – pork (B3, B5, B6), poultry (B3, B5, B6), kidney (B5), fish (B3, B6), meats and fish in general – B3, B12
  • Bee pollen
  • Stabilised rice bran (empty stomach helpful!) – B2

 

Vitamin C food sources:

  • Colourful fruit and veggies plus many green veggies too

 

Vitamin D food sources:

  • Cod liver oil
  • Grass fed beef liver
  • Eggs (ideally from chickens with access to grass!)

 

Vitamin E food sources:

  • Wheat germ oil
  • Red Palm oil

 

Vitamin K food sources (summarized from here):

  • Grass fed butter
  • Cheese
  • Grass fed meat
  • Egg yolks (ideally from chickens with access to grass!)
  • Fermented Foods (more variable how much K2, but good for you in many ways!)
How do I prepare for blood donation?

If donating blood, you may like to consider some ‘hacks’ we have found supports our own donations and that of other clients.

Have an adrenal cocktail before you leave home, and have one after you return home or make sure you have the normal ones for the balance of the day/next days.

Vagal nerve exercises can be very helpful with calming the body – it’s a common technique used in anxiety situations or by psychologists for other areas of life, not just blood tests!
If you have ever felt feint or like passing out due to blood tests being done, consider doing these before you go, and while at the blood centre (& after).

“In 2010, researchers discovered a positive feedback loop between high vagal tone, positive emotions, and good physical health. In other words, the more you increase your vagal tone, the more your physical and mental health will improve, and vice versa (5).” (Optimal Living Dynamics)

Are you ready to book a consult?

Our team are here to help you with all your questions. A consult is the best place to get started and have all your questions answered at once. We can provide you with clear information that applies to your specific situation.