Mineral therapy refers to a treatment program that uses mineral supplementation to improve your health and wellbeing. Just like mineral imbalances in the soil affect the health of plants and animals, so too can mineral imbalances affect the health of humans. We can suffer mineral imbalances without even realising it because often mineral imbalances are vague and very rarely noticed.
In mineral therapy, your naturopath looks for symptoms of depletion, and provide supplements to bring the body back to its correct mineral balance. Mineral therapy understands that these symptoms may well be the body’s way of letting us know that there is something wrong and hopefully giving us the opportunity to prevent an illness from developing.
Minerals are required for healthy bone and muscle structure, healthy skin, cellular fluid balance, hormone production, detoxification, mood balance and various other bodily functions. While minerals are often absorbed through the diet, depletion can occur due to a variety of reasons.
Depletion can occur due to:
- Poor diet
- Physical and mental stress
- Excess fluid loss
- Inadequate food
- Food processing methods
- Poor absorption
- Drinking and smoking
- A genetic predisposition for imbalances exists or develops, and/or other factors