We provide consultation and support to medical professionals who want to incorporate Tissue Mineral Analysis (hTMA).
No amount of fitness conditioning and no diet alone can adequately address the health consequences of nutrient deficient foods and persistent low-level toxic exposure. With hTMA screening, we can identify the causes of metabolic dysfunction. Through proper analysis of an individual's biochemical history (obtained via non-invasive tissue biopsy using hTMA) we can identify nutrient mineral deficiencies and monitor toxic body burden. Properly obtained and interpreted hTMA test data helps to explain a patient's pathology, and provides early detection of trends toward disease.
Clinical hTMA provides targeted, individualized nutritional therapy guidance — scientifically. Without hTMA data, nutritional supplementation is mere guesswork. It is important to appreciate the potential harmful consequences of ‘best guess’ nutritional supplementation. With hTMA there is no guessing or generalizing, you prescribe only what the patient needs. hTMA metabolic typing is technically more sophisticated than other methods of metabolic typing (e.g., questionaire). Metabolic typing with hTMA identifys eight individual metabolic patterns and includes a stress and energy profile.
More than 40 years of research development and clinical experience supports the efficacy of hTMA for use in therapeutic nutrition.
The EPA recommends hTMA for determining and monitoring toxic metal exposure, and public health agencies worldwide use hTMA for noninvasive biomonitoring. Moreover, hTMA is scientifically established and has been in use clinically for over 40 years.
There is controversy regarding the use of hTMA results to inform nutritional therapeutics. The Wikipedia and Quackwatch websites are representative of the typical misleading commentary. It is inconsistent and confusing that they acknowledge hTMA's legitimacy for bio monitoring and toxicity screening, yet they consider it "quackery" when used for diagnostics and directing therapeutic nutrition. To better understand the inaccuracies of their arguments please see: Quackwatch Misinformation.
There is legitimate concern regarding unqualified hTMA practitioners. It is because of this very real problem that we are working to help ensure that hTMA practitioners are well qualified.