Advanced Healing Arts Address2615 Saint Johns Street #201, Port Moody
Advanced Healing Arts Phone NumberCall us at 604-939-4325

About Rick Fischer

Certified HTMA Practitioner

Mineral imbalances are at the root of many chronic health concerns.Minerals help regulate our thyroid, adrenal, digestive, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal functioning, even our neurotransmitter levels affecting mental health.   When our minerals are out of balance (with deficiencies or toxicities), 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 (HTMA) can shine, as it reflects cellular and stored tissue status and can show mineral imbalances (and metal toxicities) occurring long before they might ever appear in blood. 

Rick Fischer is one of Canada's leading HTMA practitioners, and is frequently hired to teach HTMA principals and mineral-based health concepts to various health practitioners, including a large number of Functional Diagnostic Nutritionists, Functional Medicine Doctors, HTMA Practitioners, Osteopaths, Naturopaths, and more.  Rick is also founder of the world's leading support site for copper toxicity ( and is at the global forefront of advancing support and understanding for this widespread yet silent epidemic that affects so many, especially women. 

Some of the more common concerns Rick works with (and for which HTMA can be a powerful screening tool) include thyroid imbalance, adrenal fatigue (energy issues), digestive disorders, (preventative) cardiovascular health, bone integrity, PMS, insomnia, as well as stress, depression, anxiety, and more. 

Beyond his clinical HTMA work for the local Vancouver-area community through Advanced Healing Arts, Rick provides consulting internationally through and   Rick is also a published author and speaker, as well as creator of the ground-breaking mineral-based health course at - a course that advances nutritional education and supports both public health as well as practitioner training.  (Rick's further bio is available here:

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.  For the actual testing, Rick works with Trace Elements Inc, the lab developed by Dr Watts and one of only a couple worldwide that specializes in HTMA and follow all proper testing procedures.  You can visit Rick's comprehensive HTMA FAQ at

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