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Why Is Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis an Exceptional Tool?


We all want to be healthy. We all want to live luminously for as long as we are able. How does a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) help you achieve a longer, healthier life in a world that is often toxic and stressful?

It addresses your individual bodily needs. Each and every one of us needs a nutritional program and a cleansing program that is tailored to our body's particular requirements. An HTMA looks at the last three months of your tissue activity. This allows us a view into your body's nutritional status, your heavy metal load, and the ratios between your minerals (which is a guide to adrenal function, thyroid function, carbohydrate metabolism, and your body's overall ability to handle stress).

It gives you the facts about your body before you are chronically ill or struggling with a disease. You are feeling tired all of the time so you decide to visit your doctor. You have a blood test and find you are completely healthy. Huh? What is going on? Blood tests may look good until something is "really" wrong. You then have an HTMA. This shows that your sodium/potassium and sodium/magnesium ratios are low: clear indicators of an exhausted body.

It gives you the tools to personalize your cleansing program. Your body is designed to cleanse. Without this mechanism you would die. If your individual needs are being meet, you can fight off pollution and the ill effects of stress and your biochemistry. However, most of us aren't operating with balance and efficiency due to stress, pollution, and a lifetime of eating improperly. An HTMA allows a person to track the removal of heavy metals and the improvement in one's overall health.

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It allows you to monitor your electrolyte levels. A common concern that people who cleanse their colons have is whether their electrolytes are becoming imbalanced. This is a concern when taking regular enemas or colonics. Electrolytes are minerals, and minerals in balance are indispensable to your well-being. An HTMA will assist you in keeping your mineral supply at an optimal level.

It boosts your motivation and determination. All people go through cycles when they are healing. For example, you decide to take a daily coffee enema for a month because you are following the program laid out in Ten Days to Optimal Health. Suddenly, you find yourself sick for three days. Is this positive or negative? Should I keep going? An HTMA illuminates why you may be feeling ill, and on your next analysis you can see the progress you have made.

To learn more about stress and adrenal fatigue, please read our Adrenal Recovery Support document (PDF).


HTMA Ratios Explained!

Kristina Amelong, CCT, CNC walks you through the key mineral and heavy metal ratios that are tested through a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA). These key ratios provide valuable insight into adrenal health, thyroid health, hormonal health, your body's inflammatory response, and more.