Mineral Analysis FAQs
- What is a TMA?
A Tissue Mineral Analysis is a specialized lab test that charts
a person's biochemistry. Based on the biochemistry, the lab produces
a lengthy report which is an Owner's Manual to your body. This
manual comes with a road map, that is, specific dietary guidelines
to get you back into balance. The report tells you what to eat
and what not to eat, how to eat, when to eat and how much to
eat. The customized eating plan is designed to bring your body
back into biochemical balance, which is where health begins.
- Where are the TMA tests done?
There are six federally licensed clinical labs in America that
have approval from the Department of Health and Human Services
to perform this test. I use the lab closest to me in Dallas,
Texas. There must be no labs in Europe, Scandinavia or South
America, because a great number of the tests the Texas lab performs
comes from international sources.
- What tissues do you use?
The test is a tissue test. Any tissue except blood or waste will
work. If someone has broken your heart, two tablespoons of heart
will do. But hair is the easiest and most painless tissue to
sample. So almost everyone sends hair.
- Why can't you use blood or waste?
Waste is just that, waste. Blood, however, has just one critical
role: to nourish your vital organs. Its chemistry must be kept
constant at all costs. If you have a toxicity, say too much calcium,
the blood will deposit the excess calcium elsewhere. If you have
a deficiency, the blood will rob the tissues to maintain its
chemistry. That's why changes in your mineral levels show up
in your blood last. That also explains why your blood calcium
levels can be normal but your hair calcium levels are toxic.
If a toxicity shows up in your blood, you're in big trouble!
- How is the test done?
The lab puts your hair in a test tube and douses it with hydrochloric
acid, pepsin and bile, the juices in your stomach which digest
protein. When the protein in your hair is digested, a white ash
remains. This ash is run through $2 million worth of electro
spectrographic equipment. It detects your "trace elements."
This is why it doesn't matter if you've had a perm or if you've
put hair spray on your hair. Your "hair" is gone by the time
it's time for the test.
- My hair is colored. Or, I just had a perm. When can I have
You must have three shampoos after a chemical treatment before
you submit a hair sample. Also, mark the treatment on the TMA
submittal form. Perming adds magnesium to the hair. Color treatments
add iron. The lab needs to know this to calibrate your results
- How long does it take to get my TMA results?
- When can I expect results?
That depends. Generally, if you are deficient, it's easy to take
supplements and eat the right diet to add the nutrition you need.
People who are deficient typically have speedy results. However,
if you are toxic, it takes much, much longer. You have to get
rid of the excess substance in every cell in your body naturally.
This can take months. After I look at your TMA chart, I can guesstimate
how long it will take to fix.... if you don't cheat!
- Are there any immediate results?
Yes. After the first three weeks on the eating plan, you should
feel a surge of energy. If you've had trouble sleeping, you'll
be able to get a good night's sleep. Your skin should start glowing.
People who have a TMA because they want to lose weight discover
the change in their eating plan addresses all their medical challenges.
But, if your goal is to lose weight or get pregnant, you'll have
to solve the underlying biochemical problem first. It took me
13 months to get rid of my calcium toxicity. When I finally got
back to normal, I lost my weight in the next 90 days. Generally,
you will achieve your goal in the first 90 days after your body
gets back into balance.
- How often can I have a TMA?
The lab will not allow you to have a test any sooner than 90
days. That means you can have the test four times a year. Once
you get your body back into balance, once every six months is
- What does the test cost?
The basic TMA package is $125. We also have a deluxe TMA package
for $165. Please see the order form for more details and options.
- What does a TMA kit cost?
Nothing! They are free. Just e-mail me
with your snail mail address and I'll send you one.
- Can I get a TMA from my doctor?
Absolutely. These labs deal exclusively with physicians. My company
is the only way a consumer can order the test directly. My customers
have told me their physicians charge a lot more for the test.
- What do I do if I have questions?
E-mail me ASAP. If
I don't know the answer, I'll pose your questions to the physicians
at the lab. We'll have an answer for you in 24 hours.
- So what are you waiting for????