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Unlocking the secrets of health with the HTMA: How mineral levels determine your well-being

Updated: Jun 12


“You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”

Linus Pauling (winner of 2 Nobel prizes)


Are you looking to improve your health but feeling uncertain about what foods to eat, which supplements to take, or where to begin? If so, an HTMA test could reveal valuable insights into your body’s internal environment.

WHAT IS THE HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) ?

HTMA examines just a tiny bit of hair ( you won't be left with a bald spot ) to give us a big picture of your body's mineral levels. Unlike blood tests, it looks inside your cells, showing us not just important minerals like sodium and magnesium, but also harmful ones like mercury and lead.

By studying these mineral levels, HTMA can tell us a lot about your adrenal and thyroid function, how your body handles stress, and even how strong your immune system is.

Most importantly, it helps us figure out which vitamins and minerals your body needs to get back in balance and feel energized again.

In short, HTMA is a simple, affordable, and super useful test that shows us what's going on inside your body and helps us figure out how to make you feel better.



I will try to keep it short cause i could write pages on this .. So let me share with you the three main reasons why HTMA has captured my heart:

1.Deep Insights: Unveiling Cellular Secrets

The HTMA goes beyond traditional blood tests. While blood tests offer a snapshot of your current status, they can fluctuate wildly due to various factors like stress and diet. Hair analysis, on the other hand, provides a window into your body's cellular activity over the past three months. It's like looking at the bigger picture, showing us what's truly happening at the core of your health. Plus, it reveals how nutrients and hormones are being utilized at the cellular level, which can often be overlooked in blood tests.

2. Holistic Understanding: A World in a Strand of Hair

The beauty of HTMA lies in its ability to uncover a treasure trove of information from just a single strand of hair. From mineral deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity to adrenal dysregulation and blood sugar imbalances, HTMA can assess a wide range of health factors. This comprehensive understanding allows us to tailor a personalized plan using food, herbs, supplements, lifestyle adjustments, and more to restore balance and vitality to your body. It's an empowering tool that guides us towards optimal health and well-being.

3. Cost-Effective : Value Beyond Compare

Let's be honest, functional testing can be pricey, with some tests costing hundreds of euros. However, HTMA offers exceptional value, providing a wealth of information for just 90 euros (and even less if we work together!). It's an affordable option that doesn't compromise on quality or depth of insight.



Here are a few symptoms that can show a mineral imbalance or depletion :


HTMA can shed light on how stress impacts our body. Sodium and potassium, crucial for adrenal function, are often depleted in times of chronic stress. Magnesium, essential for adrenal health, gets used up quickly during stressful periods. Additionally, imbalances in mercury and copper levels can further stress the adrenals.


Calcium and potassium levels helps understand thyroid health, influencing metabolism and energy. Calcium and magnesium also impact insulin resistance, affecting energy levels. Calcium triggers insulin release, while magnesium regulates it.


HTMA offers valuable information for addressing reproductive health issues. Zinc levels can affect hormone regulation, , progesterone, and testosterone. Proper balance between zinc and copper is key for estrogen and progesterone ratios. Additionally, magnesium is essential for hormone production and metabolism, as well as supporting estrogen excretion.


HTMA can uncover underlying causes of digestive discomfort. Key minerals like zinc, sodium, and cobalt are essential for stomach acid secretion and bile production, crucial for proper digestion. Imbalances in phosphorus may indicate issues with protein digestion and assimilation.

Minerals are vital for sustaining life—they act as the body's spark plugs. Comprising roughly 4% of the body, they're essential for cellular metabolism, structural support, muscle function, pH balance maintenance, digestion, hormone regulation, nerve conduction, DNA function, and more. Each mineral plays a crucial role, working synergistically with others; no single mineral operates alone.

Replenishing and rebalancing minerals is key to restoring health and vitality. By addressing imbalances, you take a significant step towards achieving optimal well-being.



Our daily decisions can influence mineral imbalances, stemming from factors like stress, dietary habits, depleted mineral levels in soil, environmental toxins, pregnancy (especially multiples), breastfeeding, inadequate sleep, excessive synthetic vitamin and mineral supplements (particularly certain forms and high doses),, medications like birth control pills, and water quality, among others.

These imbalances often underlie feelings of being unwell and experiencing low energy levels.




It must be noted that as a Nutritional Therapist, I am not a substitute for your Primary Care Physician and I therefore do not diagnose or treat illness and disease - rather, I counsel individuals through nutritional and lifestyle recommendations that will be foundationally supportive to their health and well-being.

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