Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis: Identifying Toxicities

Mineral imbalances are at the root of many chronic health concerns. Minerals help regulate our thyroid, adrenal, digestive, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal functioning. They also affect neurotransmitter levels in the brain, thereby affecting mental health too. When our minerals are out of balance (with deficiencies or toxicities – which also includes toxic metals), so too will our health be. Since blood is homeostatic and constantly works to return to a safe range, a blood test of your minerals can show ‘normal’ even in the case of severe deficiency or toxicity occurring in the cells and tissues. This is where Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis can shine, as it reflects cellular and stored tissue status and can show mineral imbalances that are occurring long before they might ever appear in the blood.

Not one person living in modern civilization is not exposed to toxic, heavy metals. The real question is “how efficiently does your body eliminate toxic metals like aluminum, mercury and lead?” Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is one method to identify the presence of toxic metals, as well as how efficiently your body eliminates them.

Many health issues today are associated with heavy metal toxicity. For example, studies conducted in 1998 by Hock, et al. on early stage Alzheimer’s patients show blood mercury levels three times higher than non-Alzheimer’s control groups! Toxic metals such as mercury are powerful neurotoxins, yet industry practices such as conventional dentistry and the vaccine industry amazingly still use them. While in the body, toxic metals can derail and augment the normal biological pathways, including hormone pathways, brain function, mineral transport and will contribute to harmful levels of free radical activity.

Some of out other client types who benefit from this type of testing include: Food + Chemical Intolerances, Autism, MS, Thyroid Disorders, Adrenal Fatigue, CFS, Fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s.

Nutritional balancing according to test results provides the body with the energy it needs for the increased mobilization of toxic metals. A proper protocol should support a long and slow detoxification strategy, in order to avoid the side-effects of increased oxidative stress. Step by step we want to:

  1. Identify metabolic type and provide nutritional/supplemental and lifestyle support to balance this
  2. As the body begins to eliminate we use binders, often on their half lives
  3. Ongoing monitoring

HTMA: 3 Month Protocol

CDN$ 245
  • 1 HTMA Test
  • 1 Analysis, 60 min Review and Recommendations
  • 1 Complementary Check-in
  • Recipes for Nutritional Support
  • Recipes to Get Crafty with Mineral Intake
  • Mineralize on Budget Tips
  • Option to Add Other Testing "A La Carte"

This option is for you if you’re looking to learn what metal toxicity or mineral deficiencies are present in your body and how they are affecting your overall health. With this plan, you’ll learn where the toxicity comes from and how to eliminate it step-by-step.

HTMA: 6 Month Protocol

CDN$ 600
  • 2 HTMA Test
  • 2 Analysis, 60 min Review and Recommendations
  • 2 Complementary Check-in
  • Recipes for Nutritional Support
  • Recipes to Get Crafty with Mineral Intake
  • Mineralize on Budget Tips
  • Access to Fullscript Canada for 20% Discount on Supplements
  • Option to Add Other Testing "A La Carte"

This option is for you if you have a formal diagnosis of a thyroid disorder, food and chemical intolerances, skin problems, CFS, Parkinson’s or another chronic condition. With this option, you will learn what metal toxicity or mineral deficiencies are present in your body and how they are affecting your overall health. With this plan, you’ll learn where the toxicity comes from and how to eliminate it step-by-step.