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Hair Analysis

A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is a screening test that measures the mineral content of your hair. Mineral content of the hair reflects the mineral content of the body tissue. If a mineral deficiency or excess exists in the hair, it usually indicates a mineral deficiency or excess within the body, or bio-unavailability.

Examples

  • If your hair reveals an elevated calcium level two or three times the normal, then you calcium level within the body may also be elevated. If this is the case then a strong tendency exits for arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to calcium plaque).
  • If your calcium level is low, then a tendency exists towards osteoporosis (demineralization of the bone), increased tendency to bone fractures, dental cavities, periodontal disease, muscle cramps, etc
  • Various mineral imbalances, as revealed by hair analysis frequently lead to metabolic dysfunctions before any symptoms become manifest.

Other conditions which may result or be aggravated by mineral imbalances are:

  • Depression
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hyperactivity
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Arthritis
  • Hair Loss
  • Anaemia
  • Thyroid Disturbances
  • Prostate Disorders
  • Digestive disturbances
  • Diabetes
  • Musculo-skeletal Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Skin Rashes
  • Emotion Problems
  • Allergies

Why Test For Minerals?

Minerals are the spark plugs of life. They are involves in almost all enzyme reactions within the body. Without enzyme activity, life ceases to exist. A trace mineral analysis is preventative as well as been useful as a screening tool.

Who Needs Hair Analysis?

Anyone who feels ill and no explanation can be found or when the cause is found but therapy is wholly ineffective. Hair analysis opens up a whole new vista for solving of your own particular problems by recognizing your biochemical individuality. Even if you are 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 on the nails indicating a possible zinc deficiency
  • Longitudinal Ridging in the nails indicating an iron efficiency
  • Brittle hair and nails calcium and copper imbalance
  • Deep grooves across the 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 too serious problems if left unchecked

Women’s Health

Mineral imbalances can also be a factor in some common health complaints experienced by women. Hair analysis can be an important first step in identifying the cause of symptoms. Click on the links below to read more about these common symptoms:

Common Causes of Mineral Imbalances

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

The Science

Hair analysis is an invaluable screening tool which allows a correct program of diet and supplementation to be designed for each individual specific need. Never before has there been available a metabolic blueprint with such a degree of applicable scientific accuracy.

Did You Know?

  • 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?
  • Eating the wrong diet can contribute to conditions such as constipation, diverticulitis, and even heart disease?
  • Taking too much of any one vitamin can be harmful?
  • Too much vitamin C can actually make an infection worse, in certain metabolic types?
  • Hair analysis is the most effective means of determining exactly what vitamins and minerals you need?
  • Adolescent acne can be caused by lead or copper poisonings well as zinc deficiency?
  • Approximately 80% of our population lacks the necessary enzymes and natural stomach acids to digest their food?
  • Hyperactive children often have to much lead in their system?
  • Obesity is often caused by chronic blood sugar problems?
  • Mercury toxicity in a mothers system could kill her unborn child?
  • Magnesium deficiency may prevent brain damage in alcoholics?
  • The male prostate 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?
  • 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 attack by the amount of 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 been used to treat schizophrenia?
  • Vitamin B6, folic acid vitamin e , zinc and chromium are important for uses of birth control pills?
  • Magnesium deficiency is related to epilepsy, leukaemia, heart disease, and kidney disorders?
  • Beryllium, lead, cadmium, nickel and arsenic poisoning can cause cancer

References

  • The biology of trace elements – Karl schutte – J B Lippincott
  • Clinical significance of the essential biological metals – J T Davies – Charles C Thomas
  • Mineral Kill or Cure? – Adams and Murray
  • Mental and elemental Nutrients – Carl C Pfeiffer-keats
  • Trace substances in environmental health – University of Missouri
  • Trace elements in health and disease Vol. 1 & 2 – Academic press
  • Selenium – The National Academy of science
  • Trace substances and health Part 1 – Paul M. Newberne