Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a screening test for one's biochemistry. It helps assess specific nutrient mineral imbalances, heavy metal toxicity, psychological patterns and tendencies, energy production, level of stress, glandular and organ function, and acts as a guide for recommending specific dietary, lifestyle and supplement factors that will shift your biochemistry towards balance (homeostasis). "If you are not assessing your needs then you are guessing." Hair Analysis can help you make better informed decisions on how to improve your health and create greater motivation towards optimal well-being.
Once you have placed your order you will receive a hair analysis sample kit with specific instructions for taking the hair sample (see image below) and a health questionnaire to be completed and mailed along with you hair sample. All samples should be mailed to:
17 Tucker St.
Lenox, MA 01240
Upon receiving your sample, it is sent to an analytical research laboratory in for analysis. Dan Hegerich, an experienced hair analysis interpreter will review and interpret the lab results.Within 7-10 days you will
receive a complete interpretation with recommendations recorded on an audio CD as well as on paper*. Once you receive the information and review it, Dan will address all your questions and concerns via phone, skype or in person. This 30 minute consultation is included
in the cost of the HTMA. Additional consultation time is available if you desire at the rate of $150 per hour.
*Please note: If you live outside the USA additional shipping charges may apply.
HTMA assesses for 20 elements including:
· Energy production
· Metabolic or Oxidation rate
· Psychological patterns
· Mineral ratio imbalances
· Heavy Metal Toxicity
· Adaptation to stress or stage of stress
The HTMA interpretation will provide the following
· Dietary/Food suggestions for your metabolic type
· Nutritional whole food supplements
· Specific nutritional supplements and/or herbs
· Lifestyle factors such as exercise type and
frequency, sunlight, detoxification procedures, and recommendations to other health care professionals that can assist with your health and healing goals.
If you have questions about HTMA please e-mail Dan at Dan@Sproutman.com. Dan Hegerich is a teacher of life and a consultant of health and healing. His journey was sparked in 1994 when he was diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer. Through five relapses and six years of chemotherapy, radiation, surgeries and psychiatric care, Dan's quest and wisdom for absolute health and healing emerged. Dan teaches his students how to live a healthier lifestyle through nutrition, movement and healing techniques. Rather than seeing a person with medical "labelitis" conditions, Dan observes the whole person and their whole life, inspiring the student to be a participant in their health and healing process. Along his journey Dan studied how to properly interpret hair tissue mineral analysis with Dr. Lawrence Wilson. Dan currently lives in the Berkshires in Massachusetts and is available for consultations via phone, Skype or in person. Find Dan on the web at: www.absolutehealthandhealing.com. Sample Hair Analysis Report
Instructions for hair sampling (included with order form)
HAIR TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS by Lawrence Wilson, MD
© December 2009,
The Center For Development. Used by permission.
To learn more about Dr. Wilson's work, visit him at http://www.drlwilson.com
HTMA (hair tissue mineral analysis) is an important
screening test, rather than a diagnostic test. Screening tests should provide a lot of information inexpensively,
rapidly and non-invasively, which hair analysis can do. Performed and interpreted correctly, it
is, in fact, an extremely sophisticated method to assess the balance of the
body chemistry, the metabolic type, levels of some toxic metals and provides
information about trace mineral nutrition as well. It can also assess
glandular activity, inflammation tendencies, blood sugar tolerance and more.
WHAT IS A HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS?
hair mineral analysis is a mineral biopsy type of test. A biopsy is an analysis of a body
tissue. This one detects the
levels of 20 or more minerals in the hair. Hair is a soft tissue of the body, so one can say that HTMA is a soft tissue
mineral biopsy that uses hair as the sampling tissue.
Hair is extremely
useful for testing many things besides minerals. These include drugs, toxic chemicals and even DNA. These, however, are not the focus of
this article. At times I have
heard people say that hair is not helpful for testing the body, when in fact
the very opposite is the truth.
makes an excellent biopsy material for many reasons. Sampling is simple and
non-invasive, and hair is a stable biopsy material. It requires no special handling and will remain viable for
years. In addition, mineral levels
in the hair are about ten times that of blood, making them easy to detect and
measure accurately in the hair.
WHY USE HAIR FOR ANALYSIS?
are kept relatively constant in the blood even when pathology is present. Hair mineral values often vary by a
factor of ten or much more, making measurement easier and giving us a
tremendous amount of accurate knowledge about the cells and the soft tissues of
Toxic metals are
also much easier to detect in the hair.
They are not found in high concentrations in the blood except right
after an acute exposure. However,
some of them tend to accumulate in the soft tissues, where they are far easier
to detect and measure accurately.
However, toxic metals are one of the least
important reasons for having a hair mineral analysis.
Another reason we
like the hair test is that blood tests can vary from hour to hour. They can vary quite a lot depending
upon one’s diet, activity level, the time of day and many other factors. This is beneficial in some instances,
but is often less helpful when seeking an overall metabolic reading.
advancements in computer-controlled mass spectroscopy and other sciences have
rendered the hair mineral biopsy an extremely cost-effective, accurate and
reliable test if and when it is done right.