Hair Mineral Analysis for Cancer
The Cura clinic uses this important test for patients to assess nutrition levels and toxic load in the tissue. The Hair mineral analysis (HMA) is a safe, non-invasive test that measures levels of elements and ratios of nutrients found in hair.
Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA) can detect whether there is an excess or deficiency of vital nutrient minerals such as calcium, potassium, zinc and iron. It can also identify over-exposure to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic or aluminium and is therefore used for heavy metal testing. HMA is an invaluable screening tool in both every day and preventative health care.
Assessment of a patient’s elemental status is essential in optimising health and to assist with a correct diagnosis.
Heavy Metal Testing
HMA tests through the Cura clinic are now completed at the University of Western Australia (UWA) at the Mediscan facility. This facility has not only state-of-the-art analytical equipment, but also some of the best academic minds to provide the best results. The HMA test can be used for Heavy metal testing.
Why should you use a Hair Mineral Analysis?
- detect whether there is an excess or deficiency of vital nutrients
- Identify over-exposure to toxic elements
- monitor detoxification of toxic elements while treatment is progressing
- Screen health and maximise treatment outcome
- Improve recovery time
Core minerals such as zinc, molybdenum, chromium, selenium and calcium are essential for growth of our body and maintenance of our well-being. Minerals provide structural support in bones and teeth, and help maintain the body’s pH, nerve activity, muscle contractions, energy production and even enzyme activity in all important pathways essential for health.
In a perfect, clean world we should get all the minerals we need from a balanced, healthy diet. Unfortunately though this is rarely possible for a number of reasons. Modern farming techniques, use of fertilizers and other contamination issues result in lower levels within the soil where the plants are grown. Environmental pollutants (for example the previous leaded fuel), chemical food additives and stressful lifestyles also have a detrimental effect on our nutritional status.
Almost all diseases are aggravated by mineral imbalances and toxic metal excesses because the biochemistry of health is impeded. This includes cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, learning difficulties and cancer.
For these reasons, we should ideally test our nutritional status regularly.
Through extensive research and correlation of data, scientists and health professionals have established a reliable relationships between the levels of minerals and other elements in hair, and in the other tissues of the body.
Well trained health care professionals who understand nutritional biochemistry and also-
- have a good understanding of the inter-relationships of soil science, digestion, gastrointestinal function, tissue mineral science and environmental science
- understand how this affects deficiency, excess, imbalance and toxicity
- understand the relationship that “out of range” readings of a hair analysis test have in the development of metabolic disorders
For more information, to speak with a naturopath or to make an appointment, please contact the clinic.