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Body keep you up-to-date for your optimum health and performance.
It is a very enabling tool.
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Why You Need A TMA:
Today, we've conquered nutritional deficiencies like scurvy. Now
our problem is one of abundance. Over nutritional and nutritional
imbalances are the chief causes of today's "unsolvable" medical
Here are some answers to common questions about the most economical
and useful screening tools for assessing YOUR nutritional status.
1. How long has hair mineral analysis been available?
The International Atomic Energy Agency developed the test in
1965. These procedures were designed to use nuclear based methods
to analyze pollutants in the human body through the hair.
2. How is the test performed?
Once the lab receives the sample, it is logged in with its
own control number. Then the sample is weighed and placed in
different test tubes. Acids -- like the ones in your stomach
-- are added to the sample to digest the hair. This process releases
the elements locked in the hair matrix.
Once the digestion is complete, only the mineral salts remain
in the tube. This is why it doesn't matter if your hair is permed,
colored or bleached or whether you used hair spray that day.
That stuff is long gone before the actual testing begins.
Most of the elements are analyzed by an induction coupled plasma
emission spectrophotometer. (Try to say that one fast! :) ) Mercury
analysis, however, is done by an atomic absorption spectrophotometer.
Once the analysis is complete, the results are combined and
transferred to a computer. Meltdown International sends the lab
results directly back to you.
3. Just how accurate is a TMA?
The instruments the lab uses are the same equipment other laboratories
use to analyze minerals in blood and urine. The equipment allows
testing in the parts per BILLION range and even lower. Moreover,
the instruments are computer controlled to remove as much human
error as possible.
After every 12 samples, the equipment goes through re-calibration
and testing. If any one of the tests do not check out, all tests
are stopped until the lab personnel discovers the cause for deviation.
In addition, the lab is inspected and licensed by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. It must adhere to their
strict federal guidelines. Of course, this is only important
if you believe there is anyone competent at the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services.
4. What does a TMA show?
Hair contains all the minerals present in the body. It reflects
the reservoirs of these elements, whether healthy or toxic.
The hair reveals a world of metabolic events. It can tell your
individual metabolic rate, the effect your neuro-endocrine system
has on your nutritional state (in other words: what stress has
done to your body) and your tendencies toward specific diseases.
A TMA is like a road map indicating where you are and where
you are headed. It can indicate major health problems that can
develop if your current pattern continues. It also provides information
on how to reserve the process to prevent or delay the onset of
these health worries.
For example, a magnesium efficiency is closely associated with
cardiac hypertension. However, if you improve your magnesium
status, you can help in preventing this heart trouble.
5. Is the TMA a valid nutritional screen?
The test clearly shows individual deficiencies and toxicities.
But, even more important, it highlights the interrelationships
of the various elements. For example, a person may have an adequate
amount of magnesium in their body. But, when calcium is too high,
a relative magnesium deficiency exists which can and will create
adverse health conditions.
6. How can a TMA determine exact vitamin needs?
Minerals not only work with each other, but in conjunction
with vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Minerals act
as enzyme activators and vitamins act as coenzymes. Therefore,
the lab can evaluate your mineral status, which provides some
very good clues to your vitamin requirements.
7. How do I know what supplements to take and why is this important?
From our experience, we find people are often taking exactly
the opposite of the supplements they need. This is not good for
either your body or your pocketbook.
8. Is this test covered by insurance?
If your coverage includes wellness, the TMA is typically covered.
If the insurance company only will pay if you get sick, the fee
will come out of your wallet. However, almost all insurance companies
will pay for a toxic metal screening. They'll probably pay if
you think someone poisoned you with arsenic or your child is
loaded with lead.
9. How quickly will I see results?
You won't like this answer: Awhile. (Hey, we're honest.) But
look at it this way. You can not turn around a problem caused
by a lifetime of neglect. If you have severe toxicities, it will
take a lot longer than if your levels are closer to the normal
10.How old do you have to be to have a TMA?
The lab has done a test on babies that were three weeks old.
People in their nineties generally lose interest in having these
The first TMA test is $125 U.S. All repeat tests are $100. However,
Meltdown International offers a free gift with the first test.
Please visit the product list/order form for
the current free gift offerings. There are also frequent two-for-one
offers to zine subscribers.
How to Order YOUR TMA
E-mail me with your
snail mail address. I'll send you a TMA kit. We can use any tissue
except blood or waste. You can select the tissue, but I need two
tablespoons. Hair is the easiest tissue to sample.
You can cure yourself
from the inside, out.
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