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Normal Potassium

June 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Normal Potassium

If people ask me what is a normal potassium level, unfortunately that’s not a simple question to answer. Functions of Potassium Potassium is essential for muscle contraction e.g. heart beat, also for nerve conduction, maintenance of blood sugar levels, production of nucleic acids, proteins and energy and to flush excess sodium from the body. Potassium […]

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Copper Deficiency and Copper Poisoning

September 16, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Copper Deficiency and Copper Poisoning

The title of this article may seem contradictory – as it refers to Copper Deficiency AND  Copper Poisoning.  Copper is an unusual mineral in that although it is essential for health, too high or too low levels can cause problems and in the presence of a copper imbalance, health problems can arise. This, of course, […]

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Mental Health and Complementary Therapy

July 30, 2013 | By | 10 Replies More
Mental Health and Complementary Therapy

Regular readers of this blog may wonder how mental health and complementary therapy link in with Hair Mineral Analysis.  Hopefully all will become clear. In modern times we are exposed to a cocktail of chemicals. Heavy metals such as lead and cadmium are so commonplace that the average person has body levels 700 times higher […]

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Toxicity of Aluminum

May 22, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Toxicity of Aluminum

Aluminium Properties Aluminium (or aluminum as it is known in the USA) is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon), and the most abundant metal, in the Earth’s crust.  Source Wikipedia.  Although it is present in tiny amounts in plants, animals and humans, it’s not known to be an essential mineral.  In fact […]

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Uses of Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salts)

May 17, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
Uses of Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salts)

I have written extensively about magnesium and how to choose the best magnesium supplement. But it completely slipped my mind to write about the uses of magnesium sulphate (or magnesium sulfate), as my friends in the USA would know it. If you’d like the technical explanation of magnesium sulphate, it’s here, on Wikipedia, where you […]

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Cadmium Poisoning

May 7, 2013 | By | 9 Replies More
Cadmium Poisoning

Anyone who suspects they may have been exposed to cadmium poisoning would be well-advised to take a Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA) test. Cadmium is an extremely toxic metal that is used in many industrial procedures. Because the safe exposure level is very low, over-exposure can easily occur. In scientific studies carried out on animals that […]

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Phosphorus and Calcium

April 30, 2013 | By | 9 Replies More
Phosphorus and Calcium

Phosphorus and Calcium This week I’m looking at phosphorus.  Particularly the relationship between phosphorus and calcium. Phosphorous is actually the second most abundant mineral in the body after calcium and, in the correct balance, the two work closely together. The sections detailing food high in phosphorus and talking about phosphorus deficiencies follow later, because the […]

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Function of Calcium

April 22, 2013 | By | 14 Replies More
Function of Calcium

I wrote about the function of calcium, in my previous article which was entitled the Benefits of Calcium. Part of the contents sparked off some questions, as I knew it would.  Because I was challenging the long-held belief that “the more calcium the better”. I can completely understand that people are concerned about this.  We […]

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Information About Vitamins and Minerals

April 22, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Information About Vitamins and Minerals

The information about vitamins and minerals that I provide on this site is collated from various Internet sources that I reference as I go along, and from either of two books that I have found to be particularly helpful.  So I’d like to give credit here to the authors, and point you in the direction […]

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Benefits of Calcium

April 17, 2013 | By | 15 Replies More
Benefits of Calcium

The benefits of calcium – are they all that they’re hyped up to be? Calcium is the mineral the dairy industry wants us to love – and they’re doing an excellent job. Too good a job, as I hope I will be able to prove to you. Forgive my cynicism, but against all my nutritional […]

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Best Magnesium Supplement: How To Know

April 7, 2013 | By | 14 Replies More
Best Magnesium Supplement: How To Know

What is the Best Magnesium Supplement? Because I’m such a strong advocate for magnesium, people often ask my advice on the best magnesium supplement. If only it were that easy! Before I launch into the complications of finding the best magnesium supplement for an individual, let me first explain my enthusiasm for this very under-rated […]

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Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency

March 31, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
Symptoms of Zinc Deficiency

Symptoms of zinc deficiency should be investigated urgently, because zinc is so vital to all human bodily processes. Just for starters, zinc is a co-factor for over 100 enzymes (biological molecules responsible for the multitude of chemical reactions that maintain life). A joke when I was training was that if you didn’t know the answer […]

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Minerals for Hair Health

February 24, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Minerals for Hair Health

Although this site is primarily about Hair Mineral Analysis and health, sometimes people find it when looking to learn more about Minerals for Hair Health. In fact, the two go hand in hand, so we can help whichever was your aim. The fact is, if your general health is poor, your hair condition will often […]

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Potassium Supplements

February 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Potassium Supplements

Sometimes people ask me about taking potassium supplements, if they feel they are experiencing signs of low potassium. But correcting this is nowhere near as simple as you might imagine. It’s not the level of potassium in the body that matters, but rather the level of potassium relative to several other minerals in the body. […]

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Hair Analysis Case Studies

January 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hair Analysis Case Studies

Often potential clients wonder about the range of conditions that can be helped. These Hair Analysis case studies will give you a few ideas. However, first a very brief explanation of what I mean by “Mineral Toxicity”. Mineral toxicity can occur in two ways, when: A toxic mineral (such as mercury, cadmium, lead or aluminum) […]

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Hair Mineral Analysis for Horses

December 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hair Mineral Analysis for Horses

Hair Mineral Analysis can also be carried out on horses! After all, responsible owners want their horses to be in peak condition. Many use a horse nutritional supplement and wonder how best to assess the horse’s needs. Or perhaps you and your vet are puzzled by your horse’s condition? Using our specially designed equine hair mineral analysis […]

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Your Questions About Heavy Metals Poisoning Signs

September 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Your Questions About Heavy Metals Poisoning Signs

Charles asks… —————> Am I experiencing ZINC POISONING? Please help!!!! <——————–? I’m 16 and about a month ago I started taking one 50mg zinc supplement tablet at night to clear up some acne. Your supposed to take it on a full stomach, and I usually take it about 1-2 hours after I have eaten. If […]

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Your Questions About Wiry Hair and Mineral Deficiency

June 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Your Questions About Wiry Hair and Mineral Deficiency

Donna asks… I just developed wiry (not grey) hair on the top of my scalp. Could it be from stress? Although i have a hypothyroid i don’t think it is at all related to that since it’s under control. It’s also not that my hair is in need of a treatment since the rest of […]

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Your Questions About Science Behind Hair

June 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Your Questions About Science Behind Hair

Lizzie asks… Curly or straight hair? and science? What is the scientific reason for having curly or straight hair? I think it has something to do with sulfuhydroxyl bridges and sulfur bonds. Thanks in advance:) Joy answers: You’re right. People with curly hair tend to have more sulfur bonds in their hail follicles, causing them […]

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Mineral Toxicity and Hair Mineral Analysis

June 16, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Mineral Toxicity and Hair Mineral Analysis

Mineral Toxicity Helped by Hair Mineral Analysis C.T. became mentally ill and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.  He was also alcoholic and consuming large quantities of drugs. His Hair Mineral Aanalysis report revealed that there were four times the acceptable levels of lead in his hair and also elevated levels of cadmium, mercury and copper. […]

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From: Joy Healey

Joy HealeyHello, Thanks for visiting my blog. Did you know that much ill-health occurs as a result of mineral imbalances?  Mineral Therapy can help improve your health. To learn more about minerals for health in my free ebook click here.