The Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is what I refer to as the ‘biggest impact, easiest to do' lab test and by far uncovers the greatest amount of clues that could hint to why you might be experiencing symptoms or ailments that you've otherwise not received much support in the way of root cause analysis support from Western doctors. If you've commonly heard ‘Your lab tests are normal, and appear in range, we're not sure what's wrong, so here take this pill to help you with your symptoms.”, this is an ideal lab for you. A properly interpreted hair analysis can reveal various mineral imbalances that indicate a trend toward various conditions and symptoms. A hair mineral analysis provides a ‘big picture, birds eye view' of body chemistry including:
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Mineral Deficiencies and Imbalances
- Thyroid Function
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Energy Levels
- Nervous System Imbalances
- Metabolic Rate (fast or slow)
- Mental Health Issues
- Protein Synthesis
- Liver & Kidney Stress
- Carbohydrate Tolerance & Blood Sugar Imbalances such as Diabetes and Insulin resistance (roots of many women's health issues and hormonal imbalances)
Do you have/consume/use:
- mercury (silver) fillings?
- a copper IUD?
- birth control (or have in the past)
- osteoporosis or bone density issues
- mental stress?
- what feels like multiple personality syndrome?
- toxic beauty products
- pharmaceuticals on a regular basis (or have in the past)
- hormonal imbalance
- disease, cancer, auto immune disease in the family
- use a lot of plastic
- well water, Reverse Osmosis, bottled water?
These are just a FEW reasons to do a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA). Especially, if you have been dissatisfied with traditional health care and are looking for alternative approaches to boost your energy and manage stress. Diane Kazer, FDN has been training by Rick Malter, the leading expert in hair tissue mineral analysis and how mineral imbalances can affect your stress and energy. Since 1980, he has 35 years of experience with HTMA personally and professionally.
To help you find your mineral balance and feel your best, we start with an advanced nutritional approach based on your hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA). This accurate laboratory test reflects how nutrient minerals relate to your stress reactions and your energy production. The patterns of nutrient minerals that are shown in a HTMA can be read like a mineral map revealing how a person may be functioning physically and psychologically. Are you a fast or a slow metabolizer? A person’s metabolic type is easily determined by a HTMA. A fast metabolizer responds differently to dietary supplements than a slow metabolizer. There are two major minerals (magnesium and copper) that are rarely assessed by any other laboratory tests besides the HTMA, yet research has shown that these two minerals are vital in supporting good health, energy, and vitality.
What we learned over 30 years ago from the research of Drs. Paul Eck and David Watts is that the thyroid and adrenal glands are regulated by minerals, primarily calcium and potassium (thyroid) and sodium and magnesium (adrenals). In fact, the calcium/potassium ratio in a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) often detects thyroid issues long before blood tests do. Once we learned the basic concepts and principles related to HTMA, it was very easy to understand how mineral imbalances induced by the stresses of life could lead to thyroid, adrenal, cardiac, glucose, alcoholism and other health problems. Under stress, if too much magnesium is depleted from a person’s mineral system, this can bring on a plethora of health problems, both mental and physical.