This accurate laboratory test reflects how nutrient minerals relate to your stress reactions and your energy production.
Dr. Henry Schroeder was a pioneer in mineral research at least 50 years ago. Dr. Shroeder made the observation that “minerals are the basic spark plugs in the chemistry of life”.
If you have been dissatisfied with traditional health care and are looking for alternative approaches to boost your energy and manage stress, it may be time to consider a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) test. Dr. Rick Malter is a leading expert in hair tissue mineral analysis and how mineral imbalances can affect your stress and energy. Since 1980, he has 41 years of experience with HTMA personally and professionally. To help you find your mineral balance and feel your best, he starts with an advanced nutritional approach based on your hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA). This accurate laboratory test reflects how nutrient minerals relate to your stress reactions and your energy production. The patterns of nutrient minerals that are shown in a HTMA can be read like a mineral map revealing how a person may be functioning physically and psychologically. Are you a fast or a slow metabolizer? A person’s metabolic type is easily determined by a HTMA. A fast metabolizer responds differently to dietary supplements than a slow metabolizer. There are two major minerals (magnesium and copper) that are rarely assessed by any other laboratory tests besides the HTMA, yet research has shown that these two minerals are vital in supporting good health, energy, and vitality.
An extensive body of research shows how important magnesium is for supporting good health. Magnesium deficiency undermines energy production leaving people fatigued and exhausted. Magnesium is vital for hundreds of important enzymes for the body to function optimally. Magnesium is essential for maintaining a healthy heart rhythm and is nature’s anti-stress nutrient. Major health risks associated with substantial magnesium deficiency are sudden massive fatal heart attacks, serious glucose regulation problems, and anxiety and depression. Thirty-five years ago, in 1980, determining how severe my magnesium deficiency was based on my first HTMA very likely saved my life and restored my health, energy, and vitality. A person’s magnesium status can be strongly impacted by intense stress, either physical or psychological.
Also, too much calcium and vitamin D can bring on a significant magnesium deficiency. A HTMA helps to explain how these magnesium deficiency effects can occur.
Health problems with copper are more complicated to explain. Fast metabolizers usually have an absolute copper deficiency, i.e. their HTMA copper level is below the ideal HTMA copper level. Slow metabolizer individuals, especially females, usually have excess stored copper that is often referred to as “copper toxicity”. However, the overall effect of the excess stored copper on the slow metabolizers’ mineral pattern is such that they can’t efficiently utilize copper metabolically. Therefore, in effect, they also experience a deficiency of copper even though they store an excess of copper. Fast and slow metabolizers respond differently to copper supplementation so determining your metabolic type and copper status through a HTMA is very important.
A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) shows Graphic Patterns of nutrient minerals that display what is happening in a person’s Mind/Body system. The HTMA pattern is a Summation of how different Life Style Factors are affecting a person. Included in these 5 life style factors are:
1) Diet and exercise
2) Stress — Physical or emotional including relationships
3) Vitamins, minerals and herbs
4) Drugs and medications
5) Toxic metals
All of these life style factors together have a significant effect on the nutrient minerals that appear in an HTMA test. This effect is observable in the unique nutrient mineral patterns of a person’s HTMA.
The FAST Metabolic Type (Oxidizer)
The SLOW Metabolic Type (Oxidizer)
If you have HTMA labs done by another lab, Dr. Malter is happy to take a look at those labs and give his professional opinion with recommendations.
In 1971, Dr. Rick Malter earned a Ph.D. in Education and School Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He earned his M.A. degree in 1964 from the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago. Until he retired and moved to Arizona in 2001, he was a licensed nutrition counselor as well as a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois.
Dr. Malter’s special interests have been in Learning Disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Since the 1970’s, he has written and presented papers on LD and ADD to state and national conventions of psychologists and special educators. Since 1980, Dr. Malter has been passionate in applying clinical nutrition to helping children, adolescents and adults with LD and ADD, instead of using powerful prescription drugs. Before he retired from his clinical psychology practice, nutrition and hair mineral analysis were valuable components of the services that he offered to his clients.
Presently, Dr. Malter devotes his time to research and the application of nutrition and hair mineral analysis in his consulting business and authoring several books sharing his clinical knowledge and experience.
This training class is for those who want to learn more about minerals, HTMA and how it affects health and stress.
Dr. Malter teaches HTMA training courses for health professionals. He also offers seminars for the public on various aspects of HTMA and nutrition. Dr. Rick Malter is a leading expert in using hair tissue mineral analysis. In 2002, he published his seminal book The Strands of Health: A Guide to Understanding Hair Mineral Analysis. He also has published several articles on HTMA in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine since 1994, and continues to do research, publish, and consult on HTMA.
The purpose of this book is to present a new and different paradigm that offers people a way to improve and maintain their health and quality of life. This paradigm focuses on looking at the relationship between stress, energy, and nutrition in health maintenance. This approach is based on understanding the importance of balance among our essential nutrient minerals and the critical regulating functions they perform both physiologically and psychologically. This knowledge applies to everyone, not just those who are sick or have some type of diagnosed ailment. This new approach offers great promise for reversing adverse health trends and maintaining health at a very high level. It is very empowering to most people who want to take greater responsibility and control over their life and their health.
A key concept in this new paradigm is the Health/Energy Continuum that helps us to see that identifying problems of diminished energy and poor nutrition can lead to scientifically based nutrition support programs that can help restore a person’s energy and rebuild their health including strengthening the immune system.