What’s Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis?
Hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) is a non-invasive screening test that measures the levels and comparative ratios of nutrient and toxic minerals found in your hair. An HTMA can give you insight into your state of health because it can show health issues and body chemistry imbalances before they necessarily manifest into symptoms.
A hair analysis tests for at least 20 different minerals and looks at the last three months of your tissue activity, providing a mineral blueprint of your biochemistry. It reveals your body’s nutritional status, your heavy metal load, and the ratios of the minerals found in your system. It also gives us a wealth of information about what is going on in your body.
A hair tissue mineral analysis can show:
- Kidney stress
- Carbohydrate tolerance and diabetic tendencies
- Protein synthesis and assimilation
- Immune system health
- Metabolic rate and oxidation type
- Mineral deficiencies and imbalances
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Adrenal fatigue and stages of stress
- Thyroid function
- Nervous system imbalances
- And so much more!
Minerals are sometimes called the “spark plugs of the body.” They are needed for millions of enzymes as co-factors, facilitators, inhibitors and as part of the enzymes themselves. Minerals basically run the show and as a result, they have a great deal to do with the health of the body. When we are low on minerals, our bodies cannot physically function correctly. The hair is tested because it is one of many places the body dumps excess minerals and heavy metals for storage away from vital organs. By analyzing mineral imbalances in the body, we can learn a lot about the causes of hundreds of common physical and mental health conditions and form a plan to correct them.
In fact, not only does it reveal the status of current health challenges you may be facing, but it is also a preventative tool that can reveal imbalances which could lead to disease before symptoms even begin to manifest. HTMA has opened up a whole new way of solving health challenges by recognizing your bio-individuality. We recommend repeating your hair test every 3 to 4 months to see how you have improved and to adjust your program as necessary to further eliminate toxins based on your changed body chemistry.
The first step to getting started with me is conducting a hair tissue mineral analysis to help us focus on what your body really needs to heal. These hair analysis results, a comprehensive nutritional assessment questionnaire, a thorough health history (along with occasional lab work), and getting to know more about you and your current lifestyle habits, all come together in a comprehensive, personalized diet, lifestyle and supplement nutritional plan that is tailored specifically to you, with your goals in mind! It is an integrated method for healing the body at the deepest possible level, and when done properly in combination, it has a powerful healing effect.
A Balanced Healthy Living Program focuses on wellness, rather than illness. All of the supplementation, lifestyle changes, detoxification, and nutrition, is aimed at bringing the body to a state of high resistance to illness. No matter how well you take care of yourself, or how healthy you eat, true health CANNOT be achieved unless you remove environmental chemicals and heavy metals from your body, and replace deficient minerals. In this day and age, everyone has toxic chemicals and metals that must be actively purged from the body. This is truly the only way to reverse disease, heal the body and meet your health goals. A healthy diet and lifestyle alone are simply not enough to achieve true health.
The Balanced Healthy Living Program is not a quick fix to restore your health overnight. It is, however, the start of an ongoing journey to health and healing that takes time, dedication, and commitment. Think of the years it has taken for our bodies to become ill and run down. It takes time to heal, since your body has trillions of cells. However, the healing that takes place when the body is properly nourished at the cellular level is lasting and regenerative.
Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not to be construed as medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition. These statements made have not been approved by the FDA, nor should they be taken as a substitute for medical advice from a licensed physician.
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