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What is Hair Mineral Analysis?

"Energy gives you the power to express yourself. It gives you that invisible something that attracts other people, and attracts success."

-"Energy, An Interview with Dr. Paul Eck"

The Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a screening test that is accurate, non-invasive, and relatively inexpensive. It shows the levels of 16 minerals and 5 toxic metals. Minerals (such as magnesium and zinc) are sometimes called the 'spark plugs' of the body. That’s because they’re needed by many enzymes as co-factors, facilitators and inhibitors and as part of the enzymes themselves. This means that mineral balance is key to the energy pathways in the body, and therefore, one's overall energy levels. 

Just like with all other body tissues, minerals are deposited into our hair. While the blood is buffered and kept relatively stable, hair mineral levels show us patterns over several months which can give us a lot of insight into how the body is functioning. Dr. Paul Eck, a brilliant physician and researcher, spent over 40 years analyzing hundreds of thousands of hair tests and was able to notice mineral patterns that would be consistently correlated with trends for various illnesses, lifestyle habits, functioning of various organs, emotional states, and even past traumas. 


He also learned that key nutrients and dietary changes made when people were in certain patterns would produce deep healing, while nutrients and diet changes made in other patterns would worsen peoples health. An example of this is if you give copper to a person in a mineral pattern know as slow oxidation with a high sodium/potassium ratio, it could lead to terrible symptoms like panic attacks, heart issues, and intense nausea. For these people, zinc is what would help them. If one instead gave copper to a fast oxidizer or someone with a low sodium/potassium ratio, it would make them feel better & produce healing. HTMA allows us to give the right nutrients, at the right time, saving money and avoiding potential complications with nutritional guesswork.

The results also tell us:

  • if you’re low in various nutrients

  • hidden metal toxicity

  • health of detoxification pathways

  • adrenal, thyroid, kidney, and liver health.

  • carbohydrate tolerance at a cellular level

  • autonomic nervous system health

  • emotional & mental states

  • overall vitality 

  • trends for various health conditions

  • the path to increase energy and create deep, lasting healing

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is considered a standard test and is used around the world for the monitoring of trace elements and toxic metals in humans and animals.  When we look at common physical, mental and emotional health conditions through the lens of mineral imbalances and the presence of toxic metals, we have a better understanding of the causes and more importantly, how to heal.

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