They say that minerals are the spark plugs of life. Everything in your life is dependent on energy, it is the source of your physical and mental power. Energy maintains your body, because all repair processes require energy.
The HTMA helps us to understand the basic workings of the mind/body’s mineral system before it shows up in a blood test and makes many health issues so much clearer. With the HTMA we have a better understanding of how stress impacts our mineral system and, ultimately, our mental and physical health. We know that stress quickly depletes magnesium and brings on symptoms of magnesium deficiency. These may include atrial fibrillation and other cardiovascular problems. Glucose regulation and addiction problems also occur with magnesium deficiency.
Dr. Paul Eck is the national leading expert on the potential dangers of vitamins and minerals. He views health as an expression of energy and vitality. Exactly how does the body produce its energy? According to Dr. Eck, it is the relationships between the minerals and other nutrients in your body that determine how much energy you will have. By studying these relationships, Dr. Eck can determine why some people have more energy than others. "Once we learn this, we can help people acquire energy." A hair tissue mineral analysis will help in determining the relationship between the minerals in your body. The minerals that are present in your hair reflect the mineral pattern that are in your tissues. By balancing these minerals, you can increase your ability to release energy from foods. And you can increase your cells' ability to utilize that food energy to produce human energy. Dr. Eck's work represents a synthesis of the leading research discoveries in the biological sciences.
What we learned over 30 years ago from Dr. Eck's research is that the thyroid and adrenal glands are regulated by minerals, primarily calcium and potassium (thyroid) and sodium and magnesium (adrenals). In fact, the calcium/potassium ratio in a hair tissue mineral analysis often detects thyroid issues long before blood tests do. Once we learned the basic concepts and principles related to HTMA, it was very easy to understand how mineral imbalances induced by the stresses of life could lead to thyroid, adrenal, cardiac, glucose, alcoholism and other health problems. Under stress, if too much magnesium is depleted from a person’s mineral system, this can bring on a plethora of health problems, both mental and physical.
Our mineral system is a dynamic system that changes over time and are closely interrelated. One nutrient can have a profound effect on the broader mineral system, starting a cascade of mineral changes within the system. Understanding the basic framework developed by Drs. Eck provides a level of nutrition understanding that is truly unique and clearly shows the mind/body connection via the stress response.
If you have been dissatisfied with traditional health care and are looking for alternative approaches to boost your energy and manage stress, it may be time to consider a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) test.
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