Address your body's mineral imbalances with this painless test
What is Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis and what can it tell you?
An HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) is a lab test that shows the body’s balance of macro minerals, micro minerals and toxic metals. The test is from a tissue sample (the hair) and research has indicated that the hair reflects the mineral tissue status of the rest of the body’s tissues, but is far less painful to obtain than, say, a tissue sample of muscle. The test shows the absolute values of the body’s minerals, but more importantly, it shows the ratios of the minerals and metals to each other.
These ratios give valuable information about how the body functions at a foundational level. HTMA gives indications about the state of: digestion, cellular protein utilization, thyroid function, adrenal function, hormone balance, liver/gallbladder function, toxic metal overload and metabolism.
So what can you expect when you do Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis with me?
You’ll submit a hair sample (which I can collect if you live in Boise, if you’re out of town I will send you a lab collection kit and instructions). About 1 ½ to 2 weeks after your sample is mailed to the Trace Elements Lab we will meet and have a 45-1 hour consultation to discuss the results. You’ll receive a written interpretation of your lab results along with recommendations for correcting imbalances. My recommendations typically include dietary tips, lifestyle changes and supplements (if needed).
The information contained in an HTMA can be incredibly insightful, yet sometimes a bit overwhelming. I do my best to break things down into digestible pieces for my clients and help them create an achievable action plan. The body’s mineral patterns are somewhat like a fingerprint. They are in the making for a long time and show a long view of where the body has been and where it is likely headed (if current diet and lifestyle habits persist). I’ll help you identify the top priority and a game plan for achieving a better balance.
The typical client who comes to see me has things in his or her health that just don’t seem quite “right”. HTMA often gives these people the explanation that makes sense about the status of their health and the patterns and symptoms that they’ve experienced over the years. I’ve had a few clients who have suffered for years with chronic health issues and seen multiple doctors and specialists who gave them little in the way of explanations for their problems or ways that they could improve their conditions. These clients were amazed at how their entire health history made much more sense to them after I explained their mineral pattern. They felt hope for the first time in years once they understood how they could begin to address their health issues in a logical way.
HTMA can be a one-time visit for information and recommendations. However, I see the most improvement with clients who use both HTMA and regular consultations with me to discuss their health as they begin to implement the diet, lifestyle and supplements indicated in their HTMA. I offer an HTMA package for those who want further support with their health.
Hair Tissue Analysis Package:
@Energetic Health Center
1003 N. Orchard St
Boise, ID 83706
cell: (208) 713-1064
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