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Did You Know...Your Hair Holds The Key To Good Health?

htma-coverDiscover how a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis can help you to improve your family's health...an analytical test that measures the mineral composition of hair...regarded by many doctors, naturopaths and nutritional therapists as one of the most valuable screening tools available in everyday and preventative health care.

Why test for minerals?

Ideally we should get all the minerals we need from a balanced diet. Unfortunately this is rarely possible in today's world. Modern farming techniques, fertilisers and depleted soils reduce the mineral content of foods. Environmental toxins, chemical food additives and stressful lifestyles also have a detrimental effect on our nutritional status. Consequently, we need to test and monitor our nutritional needs more than ever.

Minerals are essential for growth, healing, vitality and well-being. They provide structural support in bones and teeth, and they maintain the body's acid-base balance, water balance, nerve conduction, muscle contractions and enzyme functions. Minerals participate in almost every metabolic process in the body – they are the true 'spark-plugs' of life.

Mineral concentrations in the hair can provide a reliable indicator of mineral stores in the whole body. If your health, diet or environment has created a mineral imbalance or toxic mineral excess, it will be recorded in the hair shaft. Research has shown that hair mineral levels reflect stored mineral levels in other body tissues.

Benefits of a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

  • Reliable clinical data on over 35 nutrient and toxic minerals, and over 26 significant mineral ratios.
  • Fully licensed and accredited laboratory facilities.
  • Safe, specialised, scientific, non-invasive pathology test
  • Valuable health information often not revealed in standard blood and urine tests.
  • Excellent means of identifying potential nutrient mineral deficiencies and excesses.
  • Useful interpretive test report that assesses your current mineral status, highlights areas of concern and recommends dietary changes and supplements for improved health.

Of particular importance is the relationship between nutritional deficiencies and mood disorders. According to the Encyclopaedia of Natural Medicine, "A deficiency of any single nutrient can alter brain function and lead to depression, anxiety and other mental disorders." Essential nutrients are needed for both manufacture of neurotransmitters and energy production in the brain. Neurotransmitters, substances manufactured in the brain carry impulses between nerve cells affect brain function and play a role in the pathology of all types of mood disorders. The enzymes and co-enzymes needed to manufacture neurotransmitters are derived from vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The most common nutritional deficiencies seen in patients with mental disorders are of omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are precursors to neurotransmitters.

Ordering a Hair Analysis will help you identify nutritional deficiencies and excesses so you can make better choices in your diet to improve your health.

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