Allison Grooms, RDNSchedule with Allison
My name is Allison Grooms, I am a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer.
I specialize in Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA). This non-invasive test dives deep into your cells to give you a better insight into your unique mineral status. “Why are minerals so important?” you ask. Minerals are deeply connected to numerous vital functions in your body – such as the thyroid, your body’s stress responses, hormones, digestion, and adrenal function (connected to things like metabolism, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, mood, and more)! If your head is spinning trying to make sense of struggles like fatigue, skin issues, hormone imbalance, and/or weight gain, HTMA is for you. By testing your individual nutrient status, it allows a tailored approach to your personal journey and sets us on a path to accomplish your health goals.
I am a Colorado native, wife and mother to three beautiful teen girls. I received my bachelor’s in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Colorado State University and did my internship at Tri-County Health Department. I started my dietetic journey working in private practice for all areas of general nutrition. I have a Certificate in Adult Weight Management focusing on a non-diet approach. For the past 18 years, my focus has been primarily pre- and post-natal nutrition. I have the pleasure of guiding patients through their pregnancy journey through nutrition support for mom and baby. During this time, I also have been able to provide nutrition guidance for breastfeeding, babies, toddlers, young children, and teens. I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and love being active and coaching other women to feel comfortable lifting weights and eating to support muscle growth and recovery.
“Everything in moderation”! So many people find themselves with rules on what to eat, what not to eat, when to eat, creating more stress and less enjoyment of food. Same for exercise. Many of my clients have either been running on empty with all the cardio or using the “all or nothing” approach to fitness. When you know why certain foods are recommended and are essential, it makes eating food more meaningful and fun!
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
What can you learn from a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) test?
- How your body handles stress (shows over a 3-month time frame)
- Metabolic and energy levels
- Thyroid and adrenal activity
- Immune System
- Protein and carbohydrate level and needs for optimal energy and sense of well-being
- Mineral/vitamin recommendations support tailored to YOUR needs
- Getting to the root cause of your health concerns