Hair tissue minerals are a unique screening test that can reveal numerous factors not available on many other laboratory tests. Hair is a unique biopsy to use, because it reflects the biological activity of the tissues over a 3-4 month period of time. The duration of hair growth (3-4 months worth of hair) and the minerals and metals deposited into the hair tissue is what makes this test (HTMA) unique compared to other tests such as blood, urine, saliva and stool.
Assessing Digestive Functions on HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis)
There are a variety of digestive health issues that are common, such as: GERD, indigestion, belching, gas, bloating, candida albicans overgrowth, and so on. So many symptoms that a person may have are intimately related to digestion functions. This includes health issues like: psoriasis, acne, eczema, weight gain, abdominal belly fat, and so many others.
With HTMA it is possible to gauge the function of numerous systems in the body including thyroid and adrenal activity and digestive functions. There have been direct correlations with certain mineral patterns on HTMA with the Heidelberg ph test.
The Heidelberg ph test is the most definitive way to assess hydrochloric acid production of the stomach’s parietal cells. The Heidelberg test is a gateway into digestive function. More than 25 years of study by physicians and researchers have determined that certain mineral patterns on HTMA are directly correlative with HCL & digestive inefficiencies as identified with the Heidelberg ph test.
On a hair test, low-averaged HTMA minerals correlates with digestive insufficiency succinctly. This is true for the hair test results below.
The minerals that are dependent upon stomach acid in order to be assimilated properly are:
This person’s hair test above indicates chronic digestive insufficiency and poor assimilation. All of this person’s HCL dependent minerals are low. These minerals are not getting into the cells where they are needed.
In addition to this, there are significant amounts of mercury and aluminum present, both of which could be a primary cause of digestive dysfunction.
Before supplementing with vitamins and minerals, improving gut function, digestion and assimilation is of top priority. Otherwise, if nutrients aren’t getting into the cells where needed, energy production is deficient.
If you are interested in having a Hair Analysis done to identify digestive insufficiency, please contact me.