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Why Mineral Balancing?

"Energy gives you the power to express yourself. It gives you that invisible something that attracts other people, and attracts success. It is the relationships between the minerals in your tissues that determine how much energy you have." -Dr. Paul Eck

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What is Mineral Balancing?

Mineral Balancing is a holistic healing science that heals most ailments without the use of drugs. It uses Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) as a compass; we make precise supplement, detoxification, diet, and lifestyle recommendations based on the HTMA that move the body towards more balanced biochemistry, which maximizes the body's cellular energy. The body in turn heals itself, which causes not only elimination of symptoms, but also better quality of life!

The History of Mineral-Balancing, a science of Human Energy.

Mineral Balancing has been around for over 50 years, and is rooted in the work of Dr. Paul Eck. Biochemist by training, Dr. Paul Eck spent much of his career studying all major research in the fields of biochemistry, physiology, pathology, nutrition, and psychology, and testing it against his own exhaustive research in applied nutrition and trace mineral analysis.


He eventually realized that health is simply an expression of energy or vitality. All that is worthwhile in human endeavor springs from a "fountain of energy" such as love, understanding, creativity, drive, ambition, and productivity. Lack of health, on the other hand, is indicative of depleted energy levels and can lead to negative sentiments such as fear, envy, hatred, low self-esteem, boredom, and apathy.

His major discovery, and really the core tenet of Mineral-Balancing, is that the relationships between minerals and nutrients in your body that determine how much energy you will have. By studying these relationships, Dr. Paul Eck could determine why some people have more energy than others, and how to help people acquire the energy they need to heal, feel positive emotions, and thrive in their lives.

But how did he determine these relationships? Mainly through the use of hair tissue mineral analysis. The  mineral patterns present in hair reflect the mineral patterns in body tissues. Through studying hundreds of thousands of hair tests, he found that certain diet, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations modified these mineral patterns, and how to utilize that to maximize a person's energy levels. 

Why are minerals so important to health today?

Humans think they mastered the mineral kingdom with modern agricultural & industrial practices;

but in the process, they have also severely thrown off the balance of minerals in our planet. This directly impacts human health, and here are some examples how:

  • We live in record times of environmental toxicity, especially including toxic minerals like mercury, lead, and aluminum. These toxins bioaccumulate in humans, and are likely the biggest driver of modern chronic diseases. Source.

  • Soils across the globe have record-low levels of minerals. This is contributing to widespread sub-clinical mineral deficiencies. Source

  • Common pesticides like glyphosate make minerals from food even less bioavailable. Source.

  • People in the western world have forgone traditional preparation and cultivation methods for most grains and plants, exposing us to high amounts of anti-nutrients like phytic acid. Phytic acid has been shown cause deficiencies in zinc, magnesium, calcium, and manganese. Source.

What sets Mineral Balancing apart from other healing systems?

Along my 7 year health battle dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome, GI issues, brain fog, and depersonalization, I found myself running into the same recurring issues with every healing system I used. I found that Mineral Balancing addresses many of these issues present with both conventional & natural healing methods:

(1) It is a whole systems approach to healing.

  • This means a client is seen as one system, rather than individual body systems or parts.

  • Most systems target symptom relief, often giving herbs or drugs to remedy each symptom. Mineral balancing on the other hand, works to balance the whole system, by balancing things like the oxidation rate & Na/K ratio. As a result, symptoms disappear on their own while general vitality increases. 

  • Most systems also create separation; this diagnosis vs syndrome, be it depression, metal toxicity, ADHD, candida, Lyme, etc. People often attach themselves to the label they are given, effectively "cursing" them to a life of limitation and constant health anxiety, creating further psychological damage. By addressing the whole system, we can move beyond the labels. 

(2) It eliminates guess work, giving precise recommendations based on your current biochemical environment.

  • It’s easy for people to take loads of supplements without much precision. Hundreds of websites recommend thousands of different things, each promising to eliminate your depression, balance your hormones, or cure your chronic fatigue. Following the guidance of “I feel good when I take this” can be misleading, as negative things can be happening that feel good (like stimulating yourself further when one is already burnout, or drugs giving you a high before a crash .) This can lead to psychological dependence, wasting one’s money, or even making ones health worse over time.

  • Mineral balancing allows for precise supplementation based on their hair test results. This minimizes cost and gives only the most effective vitamins & minerals at any given time to achieve specific biochemical shifts.

(3) It’s a safe form of deep detoxification

  • We live in a world inundated with toxic metals, thousands of times higher than anytime in recorded human history. Since most of us are also over stressed and mineral depleted, toxicity accumulated over the years and even generations (metal toxicity is passed on congenially) is strongly contributing to the epidemic of chronic illness we see. Many detoxification methods done by holistic and natural healers, like chelation therapy, can be dangerous (for more on this, read: this.

  • Mineral balancing uses over a dozen safe detoxification procedures, while also raising the bodies general vitality, allowing it to heal and detoxify in its own order. Hair re-tests from people on full programs often show high levels toxic metals being eliminated.

(4) It’s beyond physical healing

  • It requires energy and resources to fully process stressful experiences and emotions, just like when one requires sufficient rest and resources to fully heal a scar. When one has incompletely healed 'mental scars', it has rippling effects on our health and personality. It’s very common to become ‘walled off’ from ones own authentic personality, just as throwing tar on a lamp will keep the light from shining through.

  • Mineral Balancing works to raise the bodies general energy and vitality, so one can clean that tar off, ‘digest’ those experiences, and come free of one's past. This can lead to greater connection to one’s authentic self, enjoyment of life, and sense of purpose.

(5) It doesn’t create dependency

  • Healing today is often treated as a business first & foremost, instead of coming from a genuine desire to help others. This makes it common to see people dependent on repeat visits and supplement/medication refills. This also runs counter to the wisdom Hippocrates once expressed: "The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it."

  • A beautiful thing about Mineral Balancing is that it deeply rebuilds and purifies the body, establishing new baselines in health where people eventually no longer need supplements or a rigid lifestyle to feel healthy. They gain a life free of health-anxiety & full of health-confidence, resilient enough to follow one's higher calling, whatever it may be. 

What are the benefits of Mineral Balancing?

Guided by Hair Mineral Analysis, one of our goals with clients is to balance biochemistry, which maximizes the energy available to the body and brain. The surplus is then available for healing, 'upgrading' one's organs & tissues, and enjoying one's life more deeply.


Here are some specific things my clients and I have experienced:

  • improved mood and mental stability

  • higher energy levels without stimulants

  • better hormone balance and sex drive

  • fat loss and easier gain of muscle mass

  • elimination of leaky gut and more powerful digestion

  • sharper memory, senses, and concentration

  • heightened, more accessible "flow" states and creativity

  • deeper, more restorative sleep

  • stronger, more balanced immune system

  • detoxification of heavy metals and toxic chemicals

  • enhanced strength, cardio, and overall athletic performance

  • improved relationships & quality of life.

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