Supporting Balance was founded by Kristan Kershaw in 2017; previously known as ‘Elimin-ate’ (which Kristan had been operating since 2013). Kristan started Elimin-ate with a goal to support people in learning how elimination diets could assist in identifying triggers of food intolerances and reactions in general, and to relieve symptoms many experience. With time, the transition into a minerals focus meant it was time for a new name and Supporting Balance was born.
Supporting Balance has a team who work to assist you in your journey. We all love assisting people with finding their way in the easiest and most engaging manner!
Kristan naturally has been supporting others around her to learn and find their way since a young age. She has developed that skill in connection over time and has added a lot of knowledge and experience to this via formal training. She has completed a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) as well as extensive training with Morley Robbins to be a Root Cause Protocol (RCP) Consultant in 2017 in the area of mineral dysfunction and metabolism in the body.
Part of Kristan’s journey has been supporting her youngest child to heal from extreme food reactions. You can read more about that here. Along that way, she met Teresa Bowley who helped Kristan and her family extensively while they were identifying the big triggers. Teresa has been a well respected and known face in the ‘FAILSAFE’ food intolerance circles, and someone with years of experience and knowledge in the area of FODMAPs food restrictions.
The two started researching minerals and mineral balance together when they got curious about what could be done to heal from the food intolerances. There was so much conflicting information about forcing healing via supplements (often with side effects) and using foods which triggered histamine responses, but when they heard about the impact of magnesium, and the research Morley presented including other minerals via food sources where possible, it made sense.
Kristan’s forte is helping to simplify really complex topics, and to help clients make connections between their past and present stresses and the resulting changes to our bodies. As you connect to your mineral metabolism results and your stress, it opens the path to healing and restoration.
Kristan is passionate about transferring this knowledge to others and empowering them to not just be told (and accept) what is going on with their health, but to embrace it and understand it. The more we understand about how our bodies work, the more we can be in-tune with them, and can find our path to optimal health. Minerals run our bodies, and insufficient or imbalanced minerals in our body will lead to a range of symptoms from allergies and food intolerances, fatigue, to depression and anxiety related conditions, to concentration challenges in kids and adults alike, diabetes and other autoimmune conditions, and so much more.
Teresa herself has recovered from extreme food reactions using the protocol the Supporting Balance team now uses and recommend, the Root Cause Protocol (RCP).
Teresa’s RCP journey has helped her with food intolerances, joint pain, CFS, MCS and general body stiffness that she has had for over 20 years. Teresa was part of the first intake of RCP training and also has Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) training. She is also currently conducting a Bachelor of Western Herbal Medicine.
Teresa completed study with Morley Robbins in the RCP Institute of Mineral Metabolism & Mentorship in June 2017, offering consultations.