This month, me n’ Doc G talk about mineral ratios and the significance Garrett is finding them to have with real live patients in his personal practice.
We discuss interesting interactions between sodium and potassium, calcium and phosphorous, calcium and potassium, calcium and magnesium, zinc and copper, copper and iron, and others.
With targeted supplementation and periodic monitoring of the changes in the mineral levels in new hair growth, it’s possible to change these ratios dramatically. When they change, people often feel and function differently, which means there must be something significant about mineral levels as well as proportions and mineral interactions. That’s really no secret, but the “pseudoscientific” way of tracking these changes is what makes Dr. Garrett a raging lunatic. You know, because just throwing pills down the hatch blindly and hoping for the best is a more credible approach.
Listen as we discuss it and giggle about pubes?HERE.
Of the people who have a fast/good metabolism, about what percent do you think would need tweaking with their mineral intake? Does having a fast metabolism help fix a mineral imbalance? I ask because I wonder if I should wait to have testing once my body temp reaches a consistent 98.6 or if I should have it done now. My body temp has gone up, but I think it averages around 98 up from around 97 and I still have other problems that could be associated with a slow metabolism most notably insomnia. I have been working on raising my metabolism for awhile and have gained about 30 pounds – last night I only slept a little more than 4 hours. I get outdoor light in the morning and try to avoid blue light at night and practice other recommendations. thanks.
I was wondering the something similar as you Lucy. I was wondering if having a low metabolism will result in not only mineral imbalances, but mineral deficiencies. From what I have learned I think that someone who has a low metabolism will have a “leakier” gut and thus is less able to absorb minerals as easily. I also think that leaky gut, candida, SIBO, etc. are all results of a low metabolism from things such as: dieting, eating disorders, etc. I guess like Matt says, the solution to most of these problems is simple: EAT MORE FOOD. Right?
Great info., I think this could be the missing link for a lot of people. I’m curious Dr. Garrett- are you familiar with Dr. Wilson’s protocols? He’s big into hair mineral analysis, but also has a whole diet protocol that I’m curious about. http://www.drlwilson.com/
Just wondering if you have thoughts on his work?
I have used hair analysis through Trace Elements, Inc. outside of Dallas TX for over thirty years. It is the foundation of any nutritional counseling I do in my practice.