Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
A powerful tool for preventative and corrective nutritional programs.
Mineral imbalances are at the root of many chronic health concerns. Minerals help regulate our thyroid, adrenal, digestive, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal functioning. They also affect neurotransmitter levels in the brain, thereby affecting mental health too. When our minerals are out of balance (with deficiencies or toxicities - which also includes toxic metals), so too will our health be. Since blood is homeostatic and constantly works to return to a safe range, a blood test of your minerals can show ‘normal’ even in the case of severe deficiency or toxicity occurring in the cells and tissues. This is where Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis can shine, as it reflects cellular and stored tissue status and can show mineral imbalances that are occurring long before they might ever appear in the blood.
The science of nutritional balancing using Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) was developed in the 1970s by Drs Eck and Watts. Today it remains the primary test of choice by the US Environmental Protection Agency for detecting heavy metals in the body and is a powerful tool for preventative and corrective nutritional program design.