Here are the results of a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) of a woman in her 60's who suffered a heart attack a couple of years ago. (Click on an image to enlarge). After successful emergency care she was placed on the usual dugs combination of a statin, beta blocker and diuretics. Lifestyle advice was next to nothing and nothing has been done to date to identify the dietary and lifestyle factors that may be the underlying causes of her ill health.
This woman is now showing signs of cognitive decline, persistent joint and muscle pain, fatigue and vulnerability to infection. All of these symptoms can be the result of the damage being caused by her heart medication. But is there more going on? The HTMA results are revealing:
This chart shows that her diet is lacking sufficient concentrations of most essential nutrients. This profile is typical of modern diets that tend to be high in a few nutrients like sodium (Na) and little of anything else. There is little truth in the advice one gets that one can get all the nutrients need by having a "balanced diet". Modern processed foods and even our vegetables are high in flavour and calories while lacking in jsut about everything else. When one scrutinises the end results of people on modern "healthy balanced diets" the results can be disturbing.
Is the Hospital slowly Poisoning their Workers?
This woman appears to be suffering boron poisoning. She works as a cleaner at the public hospital where harsh borax-based cleaners are used. Despite all the protective gear, it appears that she is accumulating far too much boron. While I have taken the matter up with the Cleaners' Union, they have shown no real interest and have failed to act in any way to clean things up. Deeply disappointing if you ask me.
While these are all within the "Reference" range, one can see the risks that come with eating large fish like tuna nowadays and from cooking in aluminium cookware. Tests for toxic metals can be misleading if there is not an understanding of how elements like mercury and lead interact within the body with other elements. While there may be little risk of direct damage to the body by traces of a toxic element, harm may still be done if other essential elements are in short supply.
Even the smallest traces of a toxic element can have catastrohic effects. What we can see here is that the mercury has effectively rendered unavailable what little iron, selenium, zinc and sulphur she has in her body. She is being rendered anaemic, open to infection and has lost protection from oxidative damage that one normally has from trace elements like selenium.
When Tendencies becomes Reality
Sure, we can medicate this woman to suppress the symptoms (Atherosclerosis (cardiovascular disease) is really a symptom, rather than a disease. But this approach is doomed to fail as one can easily gather from reading the HTMA results. To properly deal with her ill health we must burrow deeper to identify and then correct the underlying causes.
In this case, we can see the fultility of medicating longterm with heart drugs. We must eliminate her exposure to boron, get her on a nutrient dense diet, pump in some supplements (Such as Coenzyme Q-10, iron and B12). The statins must be stopped no matter what since they are destroying her muscles and brain and the other drugs can be easily replaced with natural substances that do the same job, such as natural vitamin E, garlic oil and vitamin C.
Note: A reliable Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis can be obtained through me. Just send me your name and address to 15 Heaton Terrace or email to email@example.com and I will send you a Hair Sample Kit which you then send for analysis. The fee is presently $225 (NZ$). This fee includes 30 minutes consultation with me to review your results. Your HTMA report usally takes 3-4 weeks to be completed.
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