Minerals are the basic spark-plugs in the chemistry of life. Minerals create the exchange of energy in the combustion of foods. Minerals are the building blocks of which all living tissues depend.” Testing one’s mineral balance is the real discovery in understanding one’s health. Proper mineral balance is essential in plants, animals, and humans alike.
A new technology, known as inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, is a test that is highly sensitive and extremely accurate regarding mineral balance in the body. It is called, a Tissue Mineral Analysis (TMA), also know as, a Minerogram, and is considered the gold standard test used around the world for the biological monitoring of trace elements and toxic heavy metals. It is used in both humans and animals for environmental and forensic investigation.
This science was developed in the 1960’s by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) quartered at the Vienna International Centre in Austria, by a team of 2,200 multi-disciplinary professional and support staff from more than 90 countries who come from scientific, technical, and professional disciplines.
This most comprehensive, high-tech, safe, fast, and economical test has been used for years by this author in his natural medicine wellness centers, which test he has coined, a Mineralogram.
A mineralogramä is essential for a doctor in making any complete, comprehensive, and correct diagnoses, of chemistry balance in the body.
All drugs use specific mineral receptor sites. Therefore, drugs as well as natural medicine prescriptions affect the chemistry of minerals in the body. A mineralogram test shows all the minerals before any treatment is recommended. Mineral balance is essential to understand. Are one’s minerals in balance or out of balance. Then, the doctor is able to make proper recommendations and prescribe the proper treatment, including chelating any heavy metals out of the body when discovered. A Minerogram test is safely repeated quarterly, to easily monitor one’s entire mineral balance, indicative of one’s overall health. Keeping the minerals balanced is one of the keys to vibrant health and longevity. The mineral balance, which is probably a mineral imbalance, is the underlying cause of dis-ease. This is the starting place for a doctor’s diagnosis, to recommend any treatment that is safe, effective, and lasting, without side effects.
A Minerogram tissue mineral analysis is the standard established test by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for uncovering toxic heavy metals in humans and animals, and is also used to see all the minerals in the body in parts per million (ppm), revealing mineral levels that are low, normal, high, and if toxic heavy metals are present.
All the body’s essential minerals are not tested by blood analysis in parts per million as is necessary to evaluate one’s trace mineral balance. A Minerogram is one of the most important tests to be performed to determine one’s mineral balance, before any prescription drugs, herbal prescriptions, including diet or nutrition changes are recommended; otherwise, the doctor is simply making a guess without confirmation of the underlying root primary diagnose based on a proper mineral analysis. A doctor cannot properly and scientifically prescribe a specific synthetic or natural medicine without seeing one’s mineral balance first.
Everyone is looking for the magic pill, potion, lotion, or concoction to take for his or her ills, pains, fatigue, and depressed mental state.
The fact is, the most important factor in societies today, specifically in the industrialized world, is the analysis of toxic heavy metals. Toxic heavy metal poisoning is becoming commonplace. These industrial toxins have even been discovered in the livers of animals at the polar ice caps. Because they are so common, it is very important they are tested, identified, and removed first. When toxic heavy metals are discovered, then one of the underlying root causes of disease has been found, because heavy metals displace other minerals in the same valence of the universal Periodic Chart of Elements, causing serious chemistry imbalances and thereby dis-ease.
Heavy metals are toxic and must be removed with chelation out of the tissues first. The cells cannot work properly with toxic heavy metals. Once toxic heavy metals are chelated out, then other treatments will work and healing automatically takes place once the cells have the toxic heavy metals removed and cellular chemistry is returned to a normal mineral balance.
The body is a natural healing wonder when working properly with all the essential minerals in balance and all heavy metals removed.
The importance in knowing the mineral balance of a patient is recognized when you understand that the United States Department of Agriculture revealed how vital minerals in our vegetables have decreased 80% in the last 80 years, because of commercial artificial chemical farming. This is observed on the following graph-contrasting commercial versus organic farming practices that naturally replenish mineral balance back in the composting soil.
Table 1. Shows average mineral content in selected vegetables, from 1914-1997, on averages of calcium, magnesium, iron in cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach.
 Sources: Lindlahr, 1914; Hamaker, 1948; and U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1963 and 1997.