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wHAT IS HAIR ANALYSIS?

IS HAIR ANALYSIS VALID?

RESURCH SHOWS jUST HOW DEADLY AND COMMON HEAVEY METAL TOXICITY IS IN THE usa.

THE BASIC MECHANSIM OF HEAVY METALS TOXICITY.

cOMMON CAUSES OF A MINERAL IMBALANCE OR hEAVY METAL TOXICITY.

wHO NEEDS A HAIR ANALYSIS.

cONDITIONS THAT MAY RESULT OR BE AGGRAVATED BY A MINERAL IMBALANCE OR ACCUMULATION OF HEAVY METAL(S).

why test for minerals?

why test for metals?

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dID YOU KNOW?

Chelation when hair analysis show thetoxic metals to be elevated.


 

What is hair Analysis?

 Hair analysis is done by atomic absorption and it has been around for over 30 years.  Hair analysis is a test, which measures the toxic metal and mineral content of your hair. This toxic metal and mineral content of the hair reflects the content in the body’s cells or tissues. 

 

IS HAIR ANALYSIS VALID?

In the 1979 review of over 400 studies, the Environmental Protection Agency concluded that hair testing is a valid means for detection of most toxic metals.

 

RESURCH SHOWS JUST HOW COMMON AND DANGEROUS HEAVY METAL TOXICITY IS IN THE USA:

In a 300-page report in August 1979, "Toxic Trace Metals in hair and nails" the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated that toxic metals are the second worst environmental health problem in the United States. Toxic metals are widely used in industry, agriculture and food processing.  Through carelessness or ignorance, toxic metals find their way into our air, water and food supply. The ragedy is that toxic metals are largely overlooked in medical training, and equally ignored in many textbbooks of nutrition.  Toxic metals represent an important side of biochemisty and pathology that can ideed explain the cause of many important illnessess and symptoms. 

 

THE BASIC MECHANSIM OF HEAVY METAL TOXICITY:

The basic principle is that whenever a dificiency of vital minerals occure, they are always replaced with toxic metals in enzyme binding sites and enzyme systems.  For example, lead replaces calcium, cadnium and copper replace zinc, and aluminum can replace magnesium and manganese in the brain. This substitution allows vital enzyme systems to continue functioning to some degree.  However, the incorrect metal incorporated into the metallo-enzyme also causes physiologic dysfunctions to occur.

In nutritional therapy fpr heavy metal toxicity one must not only supply any deficiencies of vital mineral. but also replace toxic metals with essential minerals.  Thus it is warrented that high quality well absorbed and assimilated minerals are prescribed and that an effective Chelation program be administered. 

 

COMMON CAUSES OF A MINERAL IMBALANCE OR HEAVY METAL TOXICITY:

 

  • Improper diet – such as excessive intake of refined carbohydrates and sugars, strict vegetarian diets or other exclusive diets.
  • Taking vitamins an minerals which are not compatible with your current body chemistry. 
  • Medications.
  • Birth control pills.
  • Stress.
  • Accumulation of toxic metals from the food,environment, job or hobby.
  • Inheritance of mineral patterns form parents.

 

 Who Needs A Hair Analysis? 

 Anyone who is found ill and no explanation can be found, or when the cause seems to be found but the therapy is not wholly effective. 

Even if you are not experiencing a severe problem, abnormal changes in body chemistry and nutritional deficiencies may result in early, subtle changes in the body such as:

  • White spots in the fingernails – indicates a possible zinc deficiency.
  • Longitudinal ridging in nails – indicates an iron deficiency.
  • Brittle hair and nails – calcium and copper imbalance.
  • Deep grooves across nails – calcium deficiency.
  • Stretch marks – zinc deficiency.
  • Lack of growth – zinc deficiency.
  • Mood swings – possible toxic metal accumulation such as lead, mercury, or cadmium.

 The above indicators are early signs of metabolic disturbances and may lead to serious problems if left unchecked.


 

CONDITIONS THAT MAY RESULT OR BE AGGRAVATED BY A MINERAL IMBALANCE OR ACCUMULATION OF HEAVY METAL(S):

      *Depression                     *Headaches                    *Hair loss

*Hypoglycemia                *Hypertension               *Anemia

*Hyperactivity                 *Arthritis                       *Thyroid disturbance

*Prostate Disorder            *Diabetes                       *Digestive Disturbances

*Skin Rashes                    *Allergies                       *Musculo-Skeletal                                                                                           

*Emotional Problems       *Cardiovascular Disease

 

Why Test For Minerals?

 Minerals are the “sparkplug” of life.  They are involved in almost all enzyme reactions within the body.  Without enzyme activity, life ceases to exist.  A trace mineral analysis is preventive as well as being useful as a screening tool.

 

 Why Test For Heavy Metals?

 Heavy metals are very toxic putting an extreme stress on ones body thus, jeopardizes their state of wellness.  Toxic metals contribute to many metabolic disorders and distressing symptoms including fatigue infection, high blood pressure, hear disease, cancer, and diabetes.  While routine blood tests cannot detect chronic heavy metal poisoning, tissue hair analysis is one of the few methods approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for detecting these toxic metals in the body.

 

Monitoring Progress:

A common problem in healing is determining if a person is actually improving, especially if some symptoms persist or new symptoms arise.  Repeat tissue hair analysis and comparison with previous tests can often provide answers as to whether improvement is occurring, why some symptoms persist, and what to expect in the future.

Hair analysis is an invaluable screening tool that allows a correct program of diet, supplementation, and heavy metal elimination, designed for each individual’s specific needs.

 

Did You Know?

 

  • Too much copper often causes women’s pre-menstrual headaches?
  • Arthritis pain can be caused by lead, cadmium, or mercury poisoning?
  • Eating the wrong diet can contribute to conditions such as constipation, diverticulosis, and even heart disease?
  • Taking too much of any one vitamin or mineral can be harmful?
  • Hair analysis is the most efficient means of determining exactly what vitamins and minerals you do need?
  • Adolescent acne can be caused by lead or copper poisoning as well as zinc deficiency?
  • Approximately 80% of our populations lack the necessary enzymes and natural stomach acids to digest their food?
  • Hyperactive children often have too much lead in their systems?
  • Obesity is frequently caused by chronic blood sugar problems?
  • Mercury toxicity in the mother’s system can kill her unborn child?
  • Magnesium supplements may prevent brain damage of alcoholics?
  • The male prostrate gland contains more zinc than any other organ in the body? Because of this, adequate zinc levels are important for male potency.
  • Diuretics, often prescribed for patients with high blood pressure and heart trouble, can decrease your potassium supply?
  • High blood pressure and strokes may be caused by too much sodium chloride (salt)?
  • Many baby foods contain too much salt?
  • High levels of copper and iron in the body tissue can cause migraine headaches, and even schizophrenia?
  • Adequate zinc intake helps to regulate blood sugar levels?
  • Lead toxicity is linked to multiple sclerosis?
  • Zinc deficiency can retard bone development and produce malformed sex organs?
  • Doctors often diagnose heart attacks by the amount of the mineral manganese in the body?
  • Chromium, magnesium, manganese and vitamin B6 deficiency are related to diabetes?
  • Vitamin C, the B Complex, zinc and manganese are being used to treat schizophrenia?
  • Vitamin B2, folic acid, vitamin E, zinc and chromium are important for users of birth control pills?
  • Magnesium deficiency is related to epilepsy, leukemia, heart disease and kidney disorders?
  • As many as 250,000 women in the U.S. at any given time may be suffering from iron deficiency anemia?
  • Beryllium, lead, cadmium, nickel and arsenic posing can cause cancer?
  • The mineral lithium is being used to alleviate many of the problems associated with manic-depressive illness?

 

 


 

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