80% of people that complete a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) are slow metabolic types, yet I see just as many fast metabolic type tests for Master Your Minerals course students as slow.
Common attributes of fast metabolic types:
-addicted to stress
-seeking control of their health
-going from protocol to protocol
Why do I see so many fast metabolic types? I think it’s because so many women are addicted to stress and I don’t think it’s their fault. We live in a fast-paced, instant-reward society that expects a lot of us. Plus, women are amazing in what they are able to accomplish. After becoming a mom I feel even more strongly about that statement. Most of the women I know have to actively slow down and do less because they are passionate, motivated, and always want to be better.
Unfortunately, this can come at the expense of our health. Stress drives mineral loss and minerals are the spark plugs that help support a healthy metabolism and hormones.
The first mineral used up during stress is magnesium. We will then also use up sodium and potassium. When we are dealing with chronic stress, we can eventually deplete magnesium, which then leads to the body using up more zinc. This is why magnesium and zinc deficiencies are a common side effect of chronic stress.
The goal is not to get rid of all stress but to support our minerals on a daily basis to help make our bodies more resilient to stress.
Not sure if minerals are an issue for you? Take my mineral quiz to get an understanding of whether or not you are at low, moderate, or high risk for mineral imbalances.