Hair Analysis

Hair analysis measures the vitamin and mineral contents of hair. If a deficiency or excess exists, it usually indicates a vitamin or mineral deficiency or excess within the body or unavailability of those vitamins or minerals even though present.

Imbalances revealed by hair analysis frequently lead to metabolic dysfunctions before any symptoms show. For example, if the hair reveals calcium levels two or three times normal, calcium levels within the body may be elevated also, indicating a risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to calcium plaques), impairment of the Thymus or Parathyroid, or even a tumor in one of those organs. If calcium is low, then a tendency exists toward osteoporosis, increased bone fractures, dental disease, periodontal disease, muscle cramps, etc.

Conditions which may result from vitamin or mineral imbalances:

  • Rashes, Eczema
  • Mental instability
  • Hair Loss
  • Anemia
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Allergies
  • Muscle disorders, Fibromyalgia
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes

 

  • Depression
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hyperactivity
  • Prostate problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Headaches
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypertension
  • Arthritis

Why test the hair?

Natural chemicals and the body’s trace minerals are the "building blocks" of life. They are involved in all enzyme reactions within the body. Without enzyme activity, the body cannot live. A hair analysis is useful as a preventive as well as being an excellent window to “see into the body’s workings.” 

If you are ill and no explanation can be found, or when the cause seems to be found but the therapy is not wholly effective, hair analysis opens up a whole new window for solving your problem by indicating imbalances and providing information required for creating a plan to balance them. 

Abnormal changes in body chemistry and nutritional deficiencies may result in early, subtle changes in the body such as: 

  • White spots in nails indicating a possible zinc deficiency
  • Longitudinal ridging in nails indicating an iron deficiency
  • Brittle hair and nails¬† indicating calcium and copper imbalance
  • Deep grooves across nails¬† indicating calcium deficiency
  • Lack of growth indicating zinc deficiency
  • Mood swings indicating¬†possible toxic metal accumulation such as lead, mercury, or cadmium

These symptoms are early signs of an imbalance of vitamins and minerals and may lead to serious problems if left unchecked.

Causes of a chemical imbalance:

  • Improper food intake such as refined carbohydrates and sugars, strict vegetarian diets or fad type diets
  • Unnecessary or excessive vitamins and minerals
  • Physician prescribed or over-the-counter medications
  • Stress
  • Toxic metals from Silver amalgam fillings, pollution, work or hobbies
  • Inherited mineral deficiencies

Hair analysis is a wonderful window into the body’s inner workings, providing a scientifically accurate tool to correct diet and supplement imbalances.

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