Why Consider a HTMA
HTMA offers a very important objective look into the mineral system in the body. The data gained through the test can be utilized to provide individually specific dietary and supplement recommendations to support overall general healing and wellbeing while re-building the vital energy stores. When the body is lacking in vital energy and nutrient minerals, healing, repair and detoxification are compromised. Imbalances can set in, the body can age much faster, and there is an adaptation that takes place. We need energy to live our lives more fully, presently and to create a life that is aligned with who we are as individuals. Minerals really are the drivers of health. If you aren’t into playing a guessing game with this important mineral system, consider HTMA.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) for Restoring Energy and Health
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is an analytical test that reflects the mineral composition of the hair (Trace Elements Inc, 2011). By utilizing HTMA in my practice, I am able to make much more accurate supplement and dietary recommendations, these being based on your own unique needs as reflected in your current mineral patterns. This is very empowering for you, the client, knowing that you’re not wasting time and money on supplements that you may or may not need, and supplements that could actually be doing more harm than good.
"Hair is used for mineral testing because of its very nature. Hair is formed from clusters of specialized cells that make up the hair follicle. During the growth phase the hair is exposed to the internal environment such as blood, lymph and extra-cellular fluids. As the hair continues to grow and reaches the surface of the skin its outer layers harden, locking in the metabolic products accumulated during the period of formation. This biological process provides a blueprint and lasting record of mineral status and nutritional metabolic activity that has occurred during this time" (Trace Elements, Inc 2000-2016).
What knowledge can you gain from a HTMA about your own internal health? A HTMA provides data on key mineral ratios that give important information on how the body is responding to stress. As well, it provides a window into endocrine system function through the mineral system, the key energy producing glands being the adrenals and thyroid gland. Important data regarding blood sugar regulation and hormones also by way of the mineral system can be gained from a HTMA as well as the overall efficiency of the body’s ability at turning its food into fuel. Although it is measuring biochemical mineral levels at the physical level, a HTMA provides an overall reflection of the mental and emotional processes too.
What gains in health can be made by applying nutrition and supplementation based on HTMA data? Energy production in the cells and energy reserves can be increased which deepens healing on all the levels of our being. With more energy comes more resiliency with stress and a bolstering of the the immune system. Also, nerve conduction, muscular activity and DNA function are supported and inflammation in the body can be addressed (Trace Elements, Inc). As the body is given what it needs to restore its energy and has in-turn built a foundation of reserve energy, detoxification of heavy metals and other toxic elements can occur.
The health of our mind, body and emotions has a direct link
to the energy capacity in the physical body.
Trace Elements, Inc. 2011. p 2. Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA): Balancing Body Chemistry.
Trace Elements, Inc. 2000-2016. Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Client Lab Report.