The Perfect Stool: Understanding and Healing The Gut Microbiome, Episode 104 Show Notes

Ep. 104 What Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Can Tell You about Gut Health with Hope Pedraza

What Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Can Tell You about Gut Health with Hope Pedraza

Set up a free, 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session with Lindsey to discuss your gut health issues and hear about my 5-appointment gut health coaching program. Set up an individual, 1-hour consultation here.

Listen to Episode 104  or go to podcast player at the bottom of this page.

Learn about hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA), the crucial role of minerals in digestion, and how the “big four” macro minerals – calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium – impact various bodily functions. Uncover the effects of excessive calcium, the importance of magnesium for stress management, sodium’s role in digestion and the roles of zinc, copper, manganese, chromium and cobalt in gut and general health with Hope Pedraza, FDNP, certified Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis expert.

Lindsey Parsons, your host, helps clients solve gut issues and reverse autoimmune disease naturally. Take her quiz to see which stool or functional medicine test will help you find out what’s wrong. She’s a Certified Health Coach at High Desert Health in Tucson, Arizona. She coaches clients locally and nationwide. You can also follow Lindsey on Facebook, Tiktok, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest or reach her via email at to set up a free 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session.

Hope Pedraza’s Links

Hope’s Instagram

Hopeful and Wholesome – Hope’s web site

Hope’s Facebook

Links Mentioned in the Show

Celtic Sea Salt*

Trace Elements Lab

My Rupa Health Lab Shop and Doctor’s Data Hair Elements Test*

Lindsey’s Links – Postbiotic Butyrate Supplement from The Perfect Stool – 60, 750 mg capsules of tributyrin for gut health, slowing motility and firming up stool. Highest dose tributyrin capsules currently available. 15% off with discount code INTRO15. Also available on Amazon; 15% off with discount code TMINTRO15.

Lindsey’s quiz on which stool or functional medicine test will get to the root cause of your gut health problems

Free, 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session

Individual Consultation with Lindsey

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Lindsey’s Fullscript Dispensary

Lindsey’s Rupa Health Lab Shop*


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Quiz: Which Gut Health Test Should I Choose?

Schedule a Free, 30-minute Gut Healing Breakthrough Session with Lindsey

Schedule an Individual Consultation with Lindsey

Lindsey’s Gut Healing Facebook Group

Gut Health Tests and Recommended Supplements

Gut Health Coaching with Lindsey

Autoimmune Disease Reversal Coaching with Lindsey

Health Coaching with Lindsey (for weight loss, etc.)

Lindsey Parsons’ web site: High Desert Health and

High Desert Health on Facebook

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High Desert Health on Twitter or @HDesertHealth

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The Perfect Stool YouTube Channel

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