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Why test the hair? 

1.  A Window Into The Cells. Nutritional physiology takes place at the cellular level, not within blood or any other location. What you eat is not as important s what is reaching your body cells. Tissue mineral analysis is unique in that it inexpensively provided information directly about cellular activity  -  the main site of nutritional metabolism. 

2.  Detoxing Heavy Metals. Toxic metals are a serious problem today, contributing to many metabolic disorders and distressing symptoms including, fatigue, infections, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. While routine blood tests cannot detect chronic heavy metal poisoning, tissue mineral analysis is one of the few methods approved by the EPA for detecting metals in the body.

3. Understanding Emotions. Biochemical imbalances can contribute to many mental and emotional conditions. There is no other tool that even comes close to tissue mineral testing to predict, explain, and suggest nutritional solutions for common complaints as anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, phobias, insomnia, etc. 

4.  Rebuilding The Body's Energy Mechanism. Have an adequate energy level is essential for health. All body activities including healing, depend upon adequate energy synthesis. Tissue mineral analysis can be used to assess the efficiency of the entire system of the body including the glycolysis and citric acid cycles, and to recommend nutrients and foods that will assist in rebuilding the energy system. 

5.  Determining Oxidation Rates. Dr. George Watson discovered that some people burn food at a more rapid rate than normal, and some at a slower rate. Knowing a person's oxidation rate, as he called it, can help decide which foods are most needed, and which nutrients would be most helpful to restore balance. Giving the wrong nutrients can make your health problems worse. Tissue mineral analysis can be utilized to determine an individuals oxidation rate with mathematical precision. 

6.  Assessing Organ, Gland And Tissue Function.  Levels and ratios for tissue minerals relate to the activity of specific organs and glands. By calculating ratios on a tissue mineral test, the function of major glands and organs can be assessed, often long before abnormalities appear on x-rays and blood tests.

7.  Constructing A Picture of One's body Chemistry. Though not done by many who claim to understand hair analysis, the correct interpretation of the hair test allows construction of a metabolic picture of the way your body is functioning and the way it is responding to stress. I know of no other simple test that allows for the construction of this metabolic blueprint.

8.  Monitoring Progress. A common problem in nutritional therapy is determining if a person is actually improving, especially if some symptoms persist or new symptoms arise. Repeat tissue mineral tests can often provide answers as to whether improvement is occurring, why some symptoms persist, and what to expect in the future. 

9.  Superiority Over Blood Tests. Blood tests will always be valuable to determine cholesterol, hemoglobin levels, and many other parameters. However, blood tests are incapable of providing the information provided by the hair analysis. There are several reasons why. Mineral levels in the blood are ten times less that they are in the tissues, making measurement difficult. Also, blood levels are kept within very narrow limits by the body for various reason, so that reading vary, but little and less information can be gleaned. Blood tests are subject to daily fluctuations due to foods eaten the previous day, emotional states, etc. Hair analysis will not vary from day to day, and provided a long-term metabolic blueprint. Understand this difference avoids much confusion and the long-term reading can be used to a definite advantage. 


  • High levels of copper and iron in the body tissue can cause migraine headaches?

  • Adequate zinc intake helps to regulate blood sugar levels?

  • Lead toxicity is linked to Multiple Sclerosis?

  • Chromium, magnesium, manganese and vitamin B6 deficiency are related to diabetes?

  • Vitamin B2, folic acid, vitamin E, zinc and chromium are important for users or birth control pills?

  • Magnesium deficiency is related to epilepsy, leukemia, heart disease, and kidney disorders?

  • Beryllium, lead, cadmium, nickel and arsenic poisoning can cause cancer?

  • The mineral lithium is being used to alleviate many of the problems associated with manic-depressive illness?

  • Adolescent acne can be caused by lead, or copper poisoning, as well as a zinc deficiency?

  • Approximately 80% of our population lack the necessary enzymes and natural stomach acids to digest their foods?

  • Hyperactive children have too much lead in their systems?

  • Obesity is frequently caused by chronic blood sugar problems?

  • Magnesium supplements may prevent brain damage of alcoholics?

  • Diuretics, often prescribed for patients with high blood pressure and heart trouble, can decrease your potassium supply?

  • Women's pre-menstrual headaches are often caused by too much copper in their system?

  • Arthritis pain can be caused by lead, cadmium or mercury poisoning?

    Your testing  includes the entire mineral assay test plus a thorough interpretative work-up that lists trends, provides a detailed explanation of the results in a booklet, along with vitamin and mineral supplement recommendations and compares significant mineral rations. 



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