Screening For Nutritional Elements:

Nutrition (also called nourishment or aliment) is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.

Nutrients in the Body

Nutritional elements in the body, even in trace amounts, are vital to life, assisting in the production of energy and biochemical processes. Over 3,000 enzyme reactions control metabolism. Of these, at least 85% depend on trace minerals for activity. Today, most North American Diets are becoming devoid of essential minerals. Deficiencies or imbalances among elements lead to many serious health conditions.

Nutritional balancing begins with a complete ssessment including a hair mineral analysis. With proper interpretation, immediate correction therapy can commence.

The Ratios Principle

Mineral ratios are as important, if not more important than mineral levels.

Copper for example, may be seen at a normal level, however, if the zinc/copper ratio is low, one may experience symptoms of elevated copper.

This principle also applies to toxic metals. For example, if the cadmium level is only slightly elevated but the zinc level is low the cadmium toxicity is more serious.

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
- Thomas Edison

Some of the primary elements CanAlt screens for through hair and mineral analysis consist of the following. Click on an element below for more information and its common relevance to health concerns.

Boron
Calcium
Chromium
Copper
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Molybdenum
Nickel
Potassium
Selenium
Silicon
Sodium
Strontium
Zinc
Aluminum
Arsenic
Barium
Beryllium
Cadmium
Cerium
Lanthanum
Lead
Mercury
Silver
Thallium