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 has always been interested in health and wanting to always strive to do better. She has been curious about how our bodies run and from a young age always tried to eat healthily. Following recommended health guidelines, she thought she was doing great but in hindsight, she got sicker. She has never stopped looking for reasons why the health guidelines was not serving her.
When Teresa’s son was challenging during his younger years, she found that food influenced this and she dived deeply into understanding natural food chemicals, food additives and what they do to a sensitive body. In the process, she naturally fell into being involved in the Food Intolerance Network as a representative for Sue and Howard Dengate.
From her experience working with clients to resolve their food sensitivities, the discovery of the importance of minerals (via the Root Cause Protocol – RCP) was a natural and logical progression of her skills and knowledge.
In 2013, Teresa found out that her minerals were out of balance and ever since she started helping herself at that time, she’s become passionate about understanding the ‘why and how’, and has continuously shared this with others. Teresa’s own Root Cause Protocol (RCP) journey has helped her with food intolerances, joint pain, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) and general body stiffness that she has lived with for over 20 years. In June 2017 she completed study at the same time as Kristan with Morley Robbins in the RCP Institute to become a certified RCP Consultant, and has been offering consultations since.
Teresa loves to work with people who are curious to find the underlying reason for their symptoms. She loves to help them feel better by learning about how minerals work in their body and how changes in lifestyle and mineral/vitamin intake can assist them in that journey.
In addition to her RCP training, Teresa has previously completed studies with Dr Rick Malter in Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) and is also currently studying towards a Bachelor of Western Herbal Medicine qualification, which complements her past skills, experience and studies extremely well.
Teresa is extremely knowledgeable in the nuts and bolts of the science behind the RCP, but also a gentle supporting consultant who guides clients in the ‘what do I need to do’ without overwhelming them with the science. She meets her clients where they need support and guidance, but also is ready to keep them accountable when needed too. She also offers ongoing support for those who needs motivation and accountability.
Teresa is passionate about sharing her knowledge to you and how you can gain your health back on your terms. Gaining the knowledge will help you gain confidence in becoming free from your aliments and get back to living as how you would like to live without your health being the focus of your attention every day.