Hair Mineral Analysis


HTMA provides a mineral blueprint of one’s biochemistry and pertinent information about your metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, stage of stress, immune system and glandular activity. Hair analysis is an invaluable screening tool which allows a correct programme of diet and supplementation to be designed for each individual's specific needs.

A hair tissue mineral analysis is a screening test for the level of 20 minerals and toxic metals in a sample of hair. It is a tissue mineral biopsy that is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive and extremely accurate.

 A complete individualized test interpretation is provided This 15-20 page report is unique as it includes information related to your metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, immune system, autonomic balance, glandular activity and metabolic trends, a personal dietary supplement program, basic diet recommendations and other information that can be inferred from the test results.
   Various mineral imbalances, as revealed by hair analysis frequently lead to metabolic dysfunctions before any symptoms become manifest.

Conditions which may result or be aggravated by a mineral imbalance are:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to calcium placques)
  • Depression
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hyperactivity
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Arthritis
  • Anaemia
  • Thyroid disturbance
  • Prostate Disorders
  • Digestive Disturbance
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Skin Rashes


Nutritional physiology takes place at the cellular level, not within blood or any other location.

What you eat is not as important as what is reaching your body cells.

 Tissue mineral analysis is unique in that ie inexpensively provides information directly about cellular activity - the main site of nutritional metabolism. Minerals are the 'sparkplugs' of life. They are involved in almost all enzyme reactions within the body. Without enzyme activity, life ceases to exist. A trace mineral analysis is preventative as well as being useful as a screening tool.


Anyone who is found ill and no explanation can be found, or when the cause seems to be found but the therapy is not wholly effective. Hair analysis opens up a whole new vista for the solving of your own particular problem by recognising your biochemical individuality.

Even if you are not experiencing a severe problem, abnormal changes in body chemistry and nutritional deficiencies may result in early, subtle changes in the body.


  • Improper diet - such as excessive intake of refined carbohydrates and sugar, strict vegetarian dets or other exclusive diets
  • Taking vitamins and minerals which are not compatible with your current body chemistry.
  • Medications
  • Birth control pills
  • Stress
  • Accumulation of toxic metals from the environment, job or hobby
  • Inheritance of mineral patterns from parents.
  • Emotional Problems


Toxic metals are a serious problem today, and contributing to many metabolic disorders, mental health problems and physical illness.  Blood tests cannot detect heavy metals as they are quickly removed from circulation and stored deep in the body.  Correct interpretation of a hair analysis is essential as the metals often do not show up in the hair, but there are other indicators that they are present, such as displacement of important minerals.  The nervous system is particularly vulnerable to toxins which are linked to a variety of conditions including MS, MND, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.  A mineral balancing programme enables the body to get rid of toxins at its own pace, and without the need for damaging chelation treatments.  However, a body that is low in energy will not detoxify until energy levels have improved.Toxic metals are a serious problem today, contributing to many metabolic disorders and distressing symptoms including fatigue, infections, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. While routine blood tests cannot detect chronic heavy metal poisoining , tissue mineral analysis is one of the few methods approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for detecting toxic metals in the body.


Biochemical imbalances play a key role in the development of many mental and emotional conditions.  There is no other tool that can predict, explain and suggest solutions for such common complaints as anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, insomnia etc.  Different health problems are associated with specific patterns of minerals, and the emotional state can be predicted with accuracy based on a hair analysis.  For example, mental health problems including eating disorders are often associated with copper imbalances and the presence of toxic metals, and many conditions considered incurable by psychiatrists can improve dramatically when minerals and metabolism are balanced. Biochemical imbalances can contribute to many mental and emotional conditions. HMA can explain and suggest nutritional solutions for such common complaints as anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, phobias, insomnia, etc.


Having an adequate energy level is essential for health. All body activities including healing depend upon adequate energy synthesis. Tissue mineral analysis can be used to assess the efficieincy of the energy system of the body  and to recommend nutrients and foods that will assist in rebuilding the energy system.


One of the most useful concepts in health care is to be able to identify trends before they occur, so that action can be taken to avoid them. Twenty or more trends can be identified from a properly interpreted tissue mineral analysis. The ability to identify trends alone makes tissue mineral analysis an invaluable test.


Levels and ratios of tissue minerals relate to the activity of specific organs and glands. By calculating ratios on a tissue mineral test, the function  of major glands and organs can be assessed, often long before abnormalities appear on x-rays and blood tests.


Blood tests will always be valuable to determine cholesterol, haemoglobin levels, and many other parameters. However, blood tests are incapable of providing the information provided by the hair analysis. There are several reasons why.

Mineral levels in blood are ten times less than they are in the tissues, making measurement difficult. Also, blood levels are kept within very narrow limits by the body for various reasons, so that readings vary but little and less information can be gleaned. Blood tests are subject to daily fluctuation due to foods eaten the previous day, emotional states, etc. Hair analysis will not vary from day to day, and provides a long-term metabolic blueprint. understanding this difference avoids much confusion and the long-term reading can be used to definite advantage.


No test exists that is 100% accurate although hair testing is as accurate, or more accurate, than blood tests.  Tissue mineral analysis by atomic absorption is not new.  It has been around for 30 years and is used in every industrial and university chemistry lab.  New computer-controlled instruments make excellent reliability possible.  It is important to use a lab that uses procedures that ensure stabilisation of the minerals, and in which the hair sample is handled with care, and good quality control procedures are in place.                                                                                            

Fee: £85.00      includes the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, Complete Interpretation, Supplement  Recommendations  plus 1/2 hour Consultation  in person or by telephone.

To Order

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I will send you the Questionnaire, Order Form, and Instructions. When I receive the results I will arrange a consultation to go through them with you. The test takes about 3 weeks.


Please note: The above article is for educational purposes only.