What if I told you that there is one thing you can do to prevent and overcome disease, would you be interested? Yes, eating right, exercising, sleeping…all that is HUGE, but there is one way that encompasses ALL aspects of health and disease. AND in my own personal health history, and now my work with clients, I know that mineral imbalance is at the root of bone loss, menopause symptoms, and so much more!
Mineral testing. Getting your mineral levels tested through hair mineral analysis is the #1 thing you can do to understand the root cause of symptoms and disease, AND it can help prevent disease by showing the deficiencies and the body’s lack of, and therefore the need for specific nutrients that your own body needs.
This is where many of us get tripped up. We hear about a nutrient or supplement to take that has benefits that sounds like we need. This could be the worse thing you can do: taking supplements without checking mineral levels first. This could be creating more of a mineral imbalance and therefore more havoc and more symptoms in the body.
Mineral imbalances in the body are responsible for nearly all disease and illness, as quoted by Linus Pauling, “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” Dr. Linus Pauling, a 2-time Nobel Peace Prize winner, was considered the father of molecular biology. He practiced mineral balancing in his own life and lived to the ripe old age of 91 (Feb. 28, 1901-Aug. 19, 1994). Source http://www.thetruthaboutfoodandhealth.com/healtharticles/orthomolecular-psychiatry-medicine-linus-pauling.html
What is it?
Minerals interact within the body and enhance the body’s natural ability to detox toxins, waste, metals, damaged cells, even cancer cells. When our nutrition and minerals are balanced, all organs, systems, and bodily processes work efficiently creating health and well-being. The body must maintain the proper chemical balance, and this depends on adequate mineral levels and ratios. Each mineral level affects every other mineral, and if there is an imbalance in one, then this creates an imbalance or deficiency in others.
As the body seeks to replace the deficient mineral, it will replace the missing mineral with what it can find, which is usually a toxic metal with sub-par functional properties to that mineral. Over time, the imbalance becomes greater, the body becomes weaker, and more metals and toxins are accumulated, causing more symptoms and disease.
Why Balance Minerals?
When the preferred minerals are not available or devoid in the diet, the body has to compensate, and so seeks a substance of similar properties, with less preferred abilities that will sustain the body temporarily, and maintain biological functions and homeostasis, such as toxic metals. These toxic metals include lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum, and even fluoride. For example, when calcium is deficient or unavailable, it can be displaced by lead. Other examples are the minerals zinc by cadmium, mercury or nickel, chromium by lead and cadmium, selenium by mercury, potassium by rubidium, boron by aluminum, phosphorus by lead and arsenic, and iodine by fluoride.
- Calcium – displaced by lead
- Zinc – displaced by cadmium, mercury or nickel
- Chromium – displaced by lead and cadmium
- Selenium – displaced by mercury
- Potassium – displaced by rubidium
- Boron – displaced by aluminum
- Phosphorus – displaced by lead and arsenic
- Iodine – displaced by fluoride
When minerals become unbalanced, then symptoms, disease, and illness incur. And as the body shifts, and deficient minerals are displaced by toxic metals, the mineral levels shift, making a standard nutrition protocol difficult to maintain.
Just SOME Conditions Affected by a Mineral Imbalance are:
- Bone loss
- Insulin Resistance
- Sex Hormones
- Male Impotence
- Low Libido
- Female Reproductive Difficulties
- Kidney Stress
- Immune System
- Nervous irritability
- Mood Swings
- Anxiety, Panic Attacks
- Frustration, Resentment, Hostility
- ADHD, ADD, Behavioral Issues
This is why I recommend Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis testing regularly every 2 – 4 months, so as to adjust the diet, supplementation, and lifestyle practices according to your own personal needs.
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Your hair can tell you almost EVERYTHING about your health. If you could do one test for the benefit of your health – hair analysis should be THE one!
If you have symptoms of menopause, bone loss or other chronic illness but the doctors just can’t pin- point the cause, or maybe you have already been diagnosed with an illness and want to get to the root cause, then Hair Mineral Analysis Testing is for you! This test assesses your overall health through hair analysis to determine your nutritional and mineral needs to feel well for overall better energy, weight, and well-being!
To learn more about Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, go here to take the quiz now!