Tissue mineral analysis, using hair, despite its detractors, is receiving ever-increasing acceptance.
Through mineral analysis of the hair, one is able to determine the levels of both essential and toxic minerals, i.e., those which are normal or necessary for vital body function such as calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, etc., and those like toxic metals, which by their very nature are detrimental to health and well-being, such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic.
As valuable as blood serum analysis is in many cases, it principally reveals what is in the blood, whereas hair analysis not only reveals what is in the tissues, but also provides us a record of how the body uses, stores and disposes of mineral elements.
Both the rate and the functioning of all steps must be optimized to obtain maximum energy production.
The goal of mineral balancing programs is to move the body from a less desirable state of balance to a more desirable homeostatic state - one associated with better health.
The oxidation rate is the rate at which food is burned in the body. The oxidation rate is closely related to the metabolic rate, a term referring to the general rate of chemical reaction or metabolism in the body.
The condition in which there is too rapid a release of energy in the biochemical pathway.
Slower than normal release of energy in the biochemical pathway.
A transition or unstable state in which one of the glands, thyroid or adrenal, is overactive and the other underactive, causing an unstable release of energy.
An ability in healthy persons to move from slower to faster oxidation as circumstances require.
The median or optimum oxidation rate at which combustion efficiency is optimal.
For our nutrition work, what is important is that there are predictable ways in which bodies experience stress. We can measure these through hair analysis and other methods and from this knowledge, know how best to assist the body in coping with its condition.
Mineral balancing programs take advantage of these goals, to work with the body to promote health.
There is also an order of preference, with a second best, third best and so forth.
Health depends upon having the preferred minerals in our enzyme systems. Poor health is associated with enzymes functioning with second or third-choice mineral activators, due to deficiencies of preferred minerals or an excess of toxic minerals in the body.
Nutrition programs are designed to assist the body to replace less desirable minerals with preferred minerals.
Trying to understand one reading without considering all the other readings, will only lead to confusion and misinterpretation.
The components of this sum are the normal metabolism of hair, such as displacement, retention, excretion, loss and bio-unavailability.
A mineral may be retained in the hair or in another organ or tissue during the correction of body chemistry.