Our Founders

Dr. Kneale, PhD

In 2003, while pregnant with her first child, Heather became sick with Chronic Asthma that acutely developed into Bronchitis. Luckily, antibiotics kept the infections at bay during her pregnancy. But soon after her daughter was born, her illness worsened. With high fevers, lethargic and riddled with pain, she was unable to take deep breaths. Her doctor quickly ordered x-rays which showed pneumonia caused by a specific bacteria that could lead to death.  When the antibiotics failed to work, she was told to get her affairs in order. After trying a variety of alternative healing protocols, she soon discovered Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis and Mineral Balancing. Within four months of following this individualized program, her x-ray showed her pneumonia was gone.


 Heather Kneale, Co-Founder of Global Nutritional Healing, has been working directly with ARL (Analytical Research Labs, Inc.) for 18 years and has reviewed approximately 30,000 hair charts and programs as well as instructed over one-hundred practitioners in the science of Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis and Mineral Balancing.

Heather’s studies include a doctorate in Naturopathy from Trinity School of Natural Health, as well as a PhD in Humanistic Science specializing in Holistic Life Coaching through the Institute of Humanistic Sciences. She is excited to be able to collaborate with her clients assisting them in identifying goals and solutions for their concerns.

Heather’s background includes a wealth of experience in the medical arena where she worked as a respiratory therapist for Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento, California focusing on conscious sedation, application and care of burn dressings, blood gases as well as managing and maintaining the blood gas lab, breathing treatments, and ventilator management. As a Registered Respiratory Therapist, she also worked in the NICU, PICU, ICU, and Emergency room. Recently, Dr Kneale received her license as a CBD/Cannabis Health Coach from Holistic Caring/Green Nurse.

Born and raised in California, Heather and her family live in Shingletown within view of the majestic Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen. Her passion is researching natural methods to improve one’s heath.   She adores animals and is a packmom to six cats and two dogs (black lab and a miniature pincher) each with their own wonderful and spunky personality.

To learn more about Heather- visit -www.drkneale.com


Joy Feldman, JD

In 1993, Joy had her first encounter with Mineral Balancing and Hair Tissue Mineral analysis. When she first began the process, she had no idea where it would take her. Sick with an autoimmune disease that left her virtually crippled from the neck down, she had a two-year-old that she could not care for and realized then that she did not want to spend her life ill. Within a few months of following this individualized nutritional balancing program, all her blood work normalized, and her vitality and health gradually became restored. She had tried many types of nutritional programs prior to this, but only Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis and Mineral Balancing made a difference in her health.


Joy Feldman is the President of JHF Nutritional Consulting, the Co-Founder of Global Nutritional Healing, and Founder of the nonprofit The Picture of Children’s Health. Feldman also is the author of two books, the award-winning Joyful Cooking in the Pursuit of Good Health and Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? which was animated in 2013 and selected for the Rhode Children’s Film Festival.

She has also organized and planned enormous statewide events where over 175,000 students at more than 200 schools, libraries, youth programs, businesses, non-profits and health centers throughout the state of Rhode Island and NY participated in an – An Act of Solidarity for Children’s Health. As a result of this initiative, she caught the attention of the Rhode Island General Assembly where she was awarded a Congratulatory Resolution for her outstanding efforts and support in promoting healthy eating and nutrition choices for children during National Nutrition Month.

Joy’s studies took place at the undergraduate and graduate level (public policy and education) at the University of Pennsylvania. To further her training, she then went on to earn a Law Degree at the University of Miami and worked in the area of Corporate Law, focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions, SEC filings and Contract work. With a strong interest in the area of healthcare, she conducted legal research for a top tier medical institution working on health care related issues. Later, she sought a different opportunity in the field of legislation and public policy. In her new role, she worked on writing legislation for a Fortune 500 Health Care Company, overseeing a successful house bill from start to finish, lobbying at the state capital, setting goals with legislators, and authoring legal documentation regarding auxiliary healthcare professionals.

Joy also pursued a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition and also earned a certificate in Biochemical Nutritional Balancing Science from Westbrook University as well as completed Advanced Training in Biochemical Nutritional Balancing Science. Joy has an international based private practice and is an instructor/teacher of Nutritional Balancing Science where she educates new practitioners (e.g., physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists and mid-level providers) on interpretation of hair charts, lends guidance on nutritional protocols, assists in teaching lifestyle changes, and explains how to recommend supplements based on interpretation of each individual’s biochemistry.

Joy has appeared on national radio and TV (MSNBC, NBC, ABC6, Fox12, NECN, and RI PBS). And she has also written various articles on children’s health published in national Children’s Magazines. In May 2016, she has been a columnist and blogger for Sophisticated Woman Magazine teaching both young and old the importance of healthy eating.  Joy was selected as Woman of the Year for Hadassah International for her work, dedication and leadership.

A native New Yorker, she and her family relocated to the Greater Tucson area. Joy Feldman is wife to Dr. Michael Feldman, Director of Sports Medicine at Banner Health/University of Arizona College of Medicine, and mother to two beautiful children, Brian and Samantha. Passionate about animals, she is Pack Mom to two English Springer Spaniels, Sonya and Hudson. In her spare time, she loves to wear her two-foot-high donut chapeau, enjoys exotic travel, watches quirky foreign films, and secretly loves to jam to Adele’s tunes.

To learn more about Joy- visit – www.joyfeldman.com