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mineral balancing

Updated: 4 days ago

My personal belief and through experience (not just how I feel but my hair is getting darker, my energy levels have significantly increased, and I have NEVER felt better, even while I am still on my chemo meds--that med finishes in September so lookout world!), I consider mineral balancing to be a critical foundation for achieving optimal health. Given the depletion of our soils, the presence of toxic chemicals in the air we breathe and the food we eat, it is imperative that our minerals remain in balance to support the body in maintaining freedom from disease. 

What does that even mean, mineral balancing? It is the process of maintaining optimal levels of essential minerals in the body to support overall health and proper physiological functioning. So basically it is balancing either too much or too little of certain minerals and heavy metals in your body. 

What can cause an imbalance?  This can happen because of what you eat (or don’t eat), your genes, health issues, or things in your environment and lifestyle choices. Something that blew my mind when getting into mineral balancing was that my mother and I both shared the same heavy metal and low copper in our hair sample. So did she pass this on to me at birth? Was it from the house I grew up in, the similar foods we ate, or that environment? Who knows? But what I do know is that this lab is proof enough for ME (remember I am not a doctor, I am sharing my story and my healing) that mineral balancing is critical to discover hidden healing opportunities for optimal  health. 

Imbalances in mineral levels can lead to various health issues, ranging from mild symptoms to more severe conditions. For example, deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D can increase the risk of osteoporosis, while iron deficiency can lead to anemia. However, excessive intake of certain minerals can also have adverse effects on health. 

All of that being said, here are a few of the most common ‘PROVEN’ factors that contribute to mineral imbalances (and if you don’t believe me then do your own research and please if you find real data that tells you otherwise I would love to learn):

  • Toxic food supply: Our food and soils are depleted of minerals from hybrid crops, fertilizers, refined foods, pesticides, food additives and more, which all contribute to a nutritionally depleted food supply.

  • Toxic metals and chemicals: Toxins deplete your body of vital vitamins and minerals required for detoxification and tissue repair. Toxic metals and chemicals can be found in food, water, air, and in everyday products like cosmetics and household cleaners.

  • Stress: Even good stress like exercise can put a strain on mineral and nutrient reserves if not properly replenished.

  • Dietary choices: Improper supplementation and consuming processed foods can strain and disrupt nutrient balance.

  • Drinking water: In many cities tap water is not safe due to added chlorine, aluminum, fluoride and sometimes copper, which can cause toxicity or displace other minerals.

  • Lifestyle habits: Lack of sleep, limited exercise (or too much), alcohol consumption, and pharmaceutical or other drugs (whether taken now or in the past) are some of the biggest offenders.

Why is it so important to balance minerals?  When your minerals are out of balance, it can cause problems in your body and make you feel unwell (to say the least). Minerals play essential roles in various physiological processes within the body. These roles include:

  • Bone Health: Minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium are crucial for maintaining strong and healthy bones.

  • Nerve Function: Minerals such as potassium, sodium, and calcium are involved in nerve function and transmission of nerve impulses.

  • Muscle Function: Minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium are necessary for proper muscle contraction and relaxation.

  • Fluid Balance: Electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and chloride help maintain fluid balance within cells and throughout the body.

  • Energy Production: Several minerals, including iron, magnesium, and zinc play key roles in energy production processes such as cellular respiration and ATP synthesis.

  • Immune Function: Minerals such as zinc, selenium, and iron are important for supporting immune function and overall immune health.

  • Enzyme Activity: Many minerals serve as cofactors for enzymes, facilitating biochemical reactions involved in metabolism, digestion, and other essential processes.

  • Hormone Regulation: Minerals like iodine and selenium are necessary for the synthesis and regulation of hormones produced by the thyroid gland.

Read this long  list of symptoms of mineral imbalance and tell me why you would not want to balance your minerals?

  • Brain fog

  • Fatigue

  • Trouble concentrating

  • Anxiety / Depression

  • Food intolerances

  • Digestive issues

  • Headaches / Migraines

  • Hormone imbalances

  • Low energy levels

  • Adrenal dysfunction

  • Thyroid dysfunction

  • Allergies

  • High blood pressure

  • Skin rashes

  • Acne

  • Weight gain / Unexplained weight loss

How do you know if your minerals are balanced? Well, to start, you can't assume they are balanced; test, don’t guess! There are several testing methods available, but in my experience, for myself and my clients to gain insight into mineral imbalances, I choose to use the HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis). An envelope shows up at your doorstep and then you provide a  simple hair sample (you snip some of your own hair in the comfort of your own home) and send it directly back to the lab. Then both you and I get the results and we go over them. It is that simple. Figure this is about a 3 week process in itself. 

How to get balanced? Here is where the fun really begins! Now that we have the results I can begin support and guidance through food (dietary adjustments I ALWAYS start with first) and supplementation (a custom blend of all-natural supplements with the finest ingredients to fuel the body based on HTMA science!) based on YOUR specific deficiencies or excesses. Remember,  I am not a doctor, I am just a girl on a mission to homeostasis (balance the body) and sharing the tools I use to support my journey. The HTMA is not a diagnostic test but very powerful to give us insight for healing opportunities. Any suggestions that come forward from your results are based on the clinical interpretation of the HTMA. And like always you should consult with your physician prior to implementing a new nutrition or supplement plan. 

So, to wrap it up, it's essential to keep your minerals in the right balance for optimal health and well-being. Through a balanced diet (always starting with real food), adequate hydration, and, if necessary (given the depleted soils, toxic chemicals, and environmental factors of today), supplementation is essential for overall health and well-being. Regular monitoring of mineral levels and consultation with a professional (hi, that’s me!) can help ensure optimal mineral balance and support overall health.

Remember, achieving mineral balance isn't just a final goal; it's an ongoing lifestyle choice aimed at promoting anti-aging, longevity, and maintaining the body's foundational health by aiding in repair and support functions.

Ready to get started? Let's talk.

Love you and cheers to balancing your minerals. 


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