The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. - Thomas Edison
Nutrients in the Body
Nutritional elements in the body, even in trace amounts, are vital to life, assisting in the production of energy and biochemical processes. Over 3,000 enzyme reactions control metabolism. Of these, at least 85% depend on trace minerals for activity. Today, most North American Diets are becoming devoid of essential minerals. Deficiencies or imbalances among elements lead to many serious health conditions.
Nutritional balancing begins with a complete ssessment including a hair mineral analysis. With proper interpretation, immediate correction therapy can commence.
HMA - An Effective Tool in Patient Assessment
Screening for essential minerals and toxic elements will help provide a comprehensive, metabolic profile of the human body.
Toxic Metals When essential trace minerals are absent, toxic metals will replace them. Toxic metal presence in the body may interfere with proper vitamin and mineral utilization. Toxic metals may contribute to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, fatigue, depression, anxiety, infections and many other conditions.
Glucose Tolerance Minerals are vital for the metabolism of carbohydrates. Ratios of sodium to potassium and calcium to magnesium also provide information about glucose tolerance. Inefficient carbohydrate metabolism drastically reduces cellular energy production.
Organ and Gland Activity Mineral levels and ratios reflect the activity of the thyroid and adrenal glands. By calculating these ratios organ and glandular activity can be assessed.
Oxidation Type Each chemical reaction in the body has an ideal rate of oxidation. Hair mineral analysis can help determine this rate, and identify which foods and supplements would be most helpful to optimize the oxidation rate.
Oxidative Stress An excess of elements in the cells, such as iron, in an oxidative state can result in excessive free radical formation. This causes damage to the DNA that can be linked to many diseases and cancers.
Identifying Disease Trends Prediction and prevention are important concepts in health care. Over thirty disease trends can be identified from a properly interpreted trace mineral analysis.
Understanding Behavior Tissue mineral analysis is a powerful tool to identify and correct biochemical causes of mental and behavioral conditions.
Improving Energy Efficiency When the metabolic rate is too slow or too fast, energy efficiency declines. Restoring minerals and adjusting their ratios allows thousands of chemical reactions to proceed at their optimum rate
Monitoring Progress Urine Analysis is the recommended method of tracking the immediate progress of detoxification/chelation therapies. Comparing the results of repeated hair mineral tests over a period of months is an excellent way to monitor subtle changes in body chemistry.
Reducing the Guesswork In Nutritional Therapy The precision nature of hair mineral analysis offers a method of reducing the guesswork in recommending diets and supplement dosages.