The consultation process with Gary Moller
When you consult with me this is typically the process and what each step will cost. Please bear in mind that everyone, including yourself, will be a little different from others, with what is needed so this will, of course, vary.
Interclinincal 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 off as we get old.
The lab fee at this time of writing is $155 and my time is $160 ($315 total). This covers everything, including emails back and forth, setting up any appointments and gathering information about your health issues, then one hour to review the report and time work out what to do.
Supplements and various nutraceuticals
What is recommended depends entirely upon what your health issues are, be it to combat an "incurable" auto-immune disease or training for the Olympics and what is found in the HTMA. As a general rule of thumb, I like to keep to no more than half a dozen products at a time and no more. This is because of three things:
The cost. Each product may vary from $20-125. Some people can afford these, many can't.
The complexity of not knowing what is doing what in terms of effectiveness if more 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 simply get sick and tired of popping so many pills and give up!
As a rule of thumb, the cost usually works out to be around $150-250. I'll also preferentially go for powders to make up drinks so as to reduce the number of pills. Powders to make up drinks are usually much better value as well. They are usually the only option for children and infants.
In the end, 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 is needed. This is for a number of reasons:
What I supply are of the highest quality with no wasted spending on flash materials, advertising, paying for rent, shop assistant wages etc. The money goes into producing the purest and highest-quality product that is going to do its job well.
I know my products very well, including those I may recommend from other sources. 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 very 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. I really should be charging for this.
My products come with professional advice that is customised for you. One thing about the internet and chain stores is they do not help you with professional advice for tailored nutrition based on your health issues and test results. This can, at times, be complicated and delicate, balancing what is being taken with complex health issues, including understanding interactions with medications and medical treatments. While I do charge for formal consultations I seldom charge for my time when answering emails and taking phone calls during the interim. I rely on the small income that comes from these product sales to cover this time. I feel it is important that I do not put any barriers in the way of you keeping in contact with me. 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.
If you live overseas I may add some charges now and then to cover my time for keeping in contact.
What about food?
Supplements must never be allowed to replace a healthy diet. However, as all good farmers know there are times for "supplements and 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 might be better avoided or reduced. It 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 HTMA.
Many people have special dietary needs such as for allergies and food intolerances, they may have ethnic and religious choices, they may be meat or dairy-free, they 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 foods that may be desirable based on our testing. If this is the case, then a supplement is our usually our best backup option and for as long as the evidence is there that the nutrients involved are still required.
The HTMA, especially when it is repeated helps to guide what foods to be emphasising and for assessing the effectiveness of what has been done 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?" 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, for most people, I caution not to expect much at all during the first three months. It is even possible that your health may get worse now and then if there is "detoxification" taking place, often coming in waves. It pays to play a gentle long game when it comes to investing in health and fitness. Quick-fixes, like 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. The problem is that we are usually 20 years too late in responding to the gradual onset of disease. The HTMA helps us to anticipate and intercept disease before there are symptoms.
The HTMA, when repeated, helps us to see how we are tracking so that adjustments can be made so that 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 are able to 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 16/10/20)
Initial Consultation and HTMA $315
Interim tweaks via email, phone or video. Usually, there is no charge, if any charges then at the rate of $40-$60.
Followup meeting at about 8-12 weeks. $60-80
Repeat HTMA at 6 months with programme review. $265
Followup meetings at about12-16 weeks or as required. $60-80
Repeat HTMA annually or such as between seasons or if there has been a significant change in health and fitness. $265
Supplementation. This varies a lot and should diminish as you progress but a fair figure to have in mind is $150-250 per month, to begin with.
As explained earlier, I generally do 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 and ask any questions so I can have a good think about what you are taking and I'll recommend adjustments - there will be no charge for doing so.
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 or concerns and I will assist with some advice and recommendations (no charge):