The consultation process with Gary Moller
Updated: Dec 27, 2020
When you consult with me, the following is typically the process and what each step will cost. Please remember, everyone, including yourself, will be a little different from others with what they need so this will, of course, vary. In most cases, this journey has the purpose to find you in good health and independent of the need for experts like myself, or medications. For most of us, this is possible; it just takes time, persistent application of a few key ideas and plenty of smarts!
Chronic disease and ageing are not the same. It is possible to live a long, healthy and satisfying life without the plague of chronic disease, or having to take expensive and side-effects-riddled drugs, just to keep alive. My job is to show you how to do this, to set you up for the rest of your life, then eventually cut you loose as an independent and healthy person!
Interclinical Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)
I usually recommend this test. It takes out most of the guessing about what is going on deep within your body. This test is very accurate and incredibly informative. It sheds light on the deep root causes of chronic illnesses and just plain feeling tired and off your game. It helps us to slow, halt, and sometimes to turn back the clock on chronic diseases. It helps us to keep 20 years ahead of the many diseases that typically lay us low and usually finish us as we get old.
The lab fee at this time of writing is $155.25, and my time is $180 ($335.25 total). This covers everything, including emails back and forth, setting up any appointments and gathering information about your health issues, one hour to meet to review the report and time work out what to do.
Supplements and various nutraceuticals
What I recommend depends entirely upon what your health issues are, be it to combat an "incurable" auto-immune disease, or training for the Olympics and what we find in the HTMA. As a general rule of thumb, I like to keep to only half a dozen products at a time and no more. This is because:
The cost. Each product may vary from $20-125 every 6-8 weeks, taken consistently for several months. Some people can afford this, many can't.
The complexity of not knowing what is doing what in terms of effectiveness if more than half a dozen things are being taken, especially if some or all are from unfamiliar sources.
Pill fatigue. If too many things are being taken daily, you may get sick and tired of popping so many pills and give up!
The cost usually works out to be around $150-250 every 6-8 weeks. I'll also preferentially go for powders to make up drinks to reduce the number of pills. Powders to make up drinks are usually better value. They are usually the only option for children and infants who can not safely swallow pills.
Whether you take any supplements at all, how many and for how long is over to you.
Where do I buy the supplements?
It is your choice, but I would prefer you to purchase off me or my recommended source if I do not have what we need. This is for several reasons:
What we supply is high-quality with no wasted spending on flash packaging materials, advertising, paying for rent, shop assistant wages, etc. The money you pay goes into supplying the purest and highest-quality product that is going to do its job well.
We know the products well that we recommend. This is important when getting the combinations and dosages right, including matching them with what you eat and any special dietary considerations.
It can become confusing, expensive, and sometimes counter-productive if you are taking all kinds of nutritional products from various places. I can end up wasting a lot of time looking up products and learning about their contents and figuring out where to plug any gaps for you.
My products come with professional advice customised for you. Internet stores and supermarkets do not help you with professional advice for tailored nutrition, and other help, based on your health history and test results. This involves carefully balancing what is being taken, including understanding any interactions with medications and medical treatments. While we do charge for formal consultations and my time when answering emails and taking phone calls, we rely on the modest income that comes from these product sales to keep the cost of staying in contact with you low. We do not usually charge for the time it takes to fulfill orders. It is important that we do not put barriers in the way of you keeping in contact. Regular feedback and questions are important for the ongoing process of getting you fit and well.
If the difference in price is just a few dollars here and there, then please purchase off me.
What about food?
We never allow supplements to replace a healthy diet. However, as all good farmers know, there are times for "supplementary feeding", such as during periods of stress, when food may be of poor quality, during pregnancy and when milking. The same principles for the supplementary feeding of animals also apply for human beings.
The HTMA helps us to work out what foods are best emphasised in a person's diet and what foods are best avoided or reduced? HTMA takes out a lot of the guessing about what to be eating and it helps us to determine what supplements to be taking, the doses and for how long, by repeating the test after several months.
Many people have special dietary needs such as for managing allergies and food intolerances, because of ethnic and religious choices, they may be meat or dairy-free, some may have chronic health issues that cause huge demands for certain nutrients, while others such as athletes in hard training may need supplementation of various nutrients to sustain performance and recovery.
Some people, including many children, can not or will not eat certain desirable foods. If this is the case, then a supplement is usually our best backup option.
The HTMA, especially when repeated, helps to guide what foods to be emphasising and for assessing the effectiveness of our interventions since the earlier HTMA.
How long does it take to get results?
I might answer that question with a question: "How long is a piece of string?" We never know. It is a journey that is best begun without delay, while taking navigational bearings now and then to adjust your course. Depending on the person, their health issues, their enthusiasm and even the size of their budget, noticeable results can be within a matter of weeks. However, most people can not to expect much at all during the first three months. It is even possible that your health may get worse temporarily, if there is "detoxification" taking place, sometimes coming and going in waves. Be prepared and understand that this is part and parcel of getting better. It pays to play a gentle long game when investing in health and fitness. Quick-fixes for chronic health problems, like drugs, surgery, extreme diets and exercise programmes, usually fail.
The pursuit and maintenance of excellent health is a lifelong pursuit right up to the day you die. Health is dynamic. We are constantly being bombarded by poor nutrition, stress, pollution, radiation, excessive exercise, injury, infection and drugs. We must not ignore the decrements in health and performance that inevitably happen with getting older by the day. What few people realise is many of the ailments associated with getting old are highly preventable and not ageing itself. The problem is that we are usually 20 years too late in responding to the gradual onset of disease. The HTMA helps us to intercept disease before there are symptoms.
Expect nothing significant for at least three months and be aware that there is no finish line. The pursuit of good health and its maintenance is a lifelong exercise that is forever changing.
The HTMA, when repeated, helps us to see how we are tracking so that adjustments can to make so we can keep years ahead of any disease. It is one of our best ways of ensuring we have a long and healthy life and do not die a slow, miserable death. Wouldn't it be great if you can exceed the ton with sound body and mind, free of the need for any medication and to die peacefully in your sleep from no causes other than old age!
How does a programme typically pan out and what does it cost?
(as at 12/20)
Initial Consultation and HTMA $335.25
Interim help via email, phone or video. This varies on the time taken to fulfill the query with a minimum charge of $20. If the query is complex, we will arrange a meeting, either in person or by video.
Followup meeting at about 8-12 weeks. $80-110
Repeat HTMA at 6 months with programme review. $285
Followup meetings at about12-16 weeks or as required. $80-110
Repeat HTMA annually, between seasons, or if there has been a significant change in health and fitness. $285
Supplementation. This varies a lot and should diminish as you progress, but a fair figure to have in mind is $150-250 per 6 weeks to begin with.
I will not charge for the time spent keeping in contact with you between formal meetings and making adjustments to your programme. For example, every time you are running out of any supplements I want you to give me an update by email so I can have a good think about what you are taking and I'll recommend adjustments - there will be no charge if you are purchasing from us. There will only be charges if there are substantial questions that take time and research to answer.
As your health and fitness improve, your reliance on my services and on supplementation should gradually reduce. Just how long that takes depends entirely on your health issues or fitness needs and how well you respond to any interventions - and how keen you are to continue - of course!
How to order the consultation and Hair Tissue test
Go here if in New Zealand: https://www.garymoller.com/product-page/htma-comprehensive-test-nz-clients-only
If not in New Zealand: https://www.garymoller.com/product-page/htma-comprehensive-test-international-clients
If you have questions about providing a suitable hair sample: https://www.garymoller.com/post/2017/10/09/how-to-take-the-perfect-hair-sample
If you are unsure if this test is the right one for you, or if you are unsure that I can assist, please complete the form here (in confidence), pose your questions and I will assist with some advice and recommendations (no charge):