What Hair Mineral Analysis Can Reveal
Minerals are vital to our health. They are involved in every function of life. The body uses minerals in very specific ways and keeps a tight reign on them, striving to maintain precise levels in the blood, cells, and tissues. If minerals get out of balance it is a sign that something is wrong and an indication that a trend has been established toward the development of certain health conditions. Additionally, for various reasons, harmful toxic metals can build up in the body where they do not belong, impeding the functioning of the beneficial minerals. Symptoms may then become manifest. Since hair is a tissue, minerals are incorporated into the hair as it grows and are stored there. The amount of each mineral that is deposited in the hair depends upon what is happening with the body in general. Thus, the mineral content of the hair is an intimate reflection of the various metabolic processes occurring in the body over a period of time. Stress of any kind, internal or external, exerts a profound effect upon the utilization of key minerals. In order to initiate a response to stress, the body must increase its metabolic rate, and expend important minerals in the process. The body will deploy its mineral reserves in order to cope with the biochemical demands being placed upon it. However, if the stress is very severe or prolonged, the system eventually bottoms out, having exhausted its supply of primary minerals. This is referred to as burnout. It leads to an extreme derangement of the body's ability to produce energy, and to the deterioration of health. Maintaining good health requires ample energy, as does healing from any injury or disease. Sufficient energy is essential. This is where the minerals come into play, being integral to the production of energy, and where Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) assumes its role as a screening test. When a small sample of hair is analyzed it can be determined precisely what the levels for various minerals are, providing us with a graphic assessment of our actual state of health. Because minerals operate in relationship to one another, they must be considered not only individually, but as being mutually synergistic or antagonistic. The mineral pattern that emerges tells the story of the current condition.
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