Minerals are essential to life and to many of our bodily processes. Our body is made up of minerals that all work in balance with each other in order to keep us going. The biggest process that minerals are a part of is all of the enzyme processes in our body. What this means is that every time one molecule needs to react with another, minerals are there as the ignition for the process. Keeping these minerals in balance is one of the easiest ways to combat health problems. When they are out of balance, people often see energy problems as well as some digestive problems.
Hair is the second most metabolically active tissue in the body. Blood tests only show material that is currently in transport, since that is the job of the blood – transporting things throughout the body. Hair, on the other hand, shows what is occurring inside the cells in the body as well as what is currently stored in the body. As an example, if there is a high amount of a toxic metal in the hair, we know that it is also going to be in the liver and kidneys as well. Hair also shows a timeline of minerals in the body.
There are two basic issues that a person can find with a hair analysis test. The first is heavy metal toxicity – which means that there is an overabundance of some metals that is causing problems. The second is a deficiency in certain minerals, which can lead to various symptoms depending on the mineral.
Hair analysis testing can be helpful for people suffering from these symptoms: ADHD, Fibromyalgia pain, brain fog, racing thoughts, unexplained pain, a feeling of toxicity overall, stomach aches, headaches and more. I will never forget one client with terrible upset stomachs. All food intolerance tests were negative and stool tests were perfect. His issue ended being an aluminum toxicity which contributed to a mineral deficiency in the body. We gave him nutrients to remove the aluminum and enhance mineral absorption and the stomach ache went away. Another case was a young boy with ADHD symptoms. Mom really thought his symptoms were from food. We tested and they were not; he had a high Lead level and low minerals in his body. We gave him the proper nutrients to support his body and the symptoms improved.
Nutritionally Yours is here so you can overcome health challenges and get on with your life. Hundreds of clients from the Atlanta, GA area and around the world work with Nutritionally Yours. Our staff is made up of a medical doctor, naturopath, holistic minded nutritionist, and a wonderful customer service team.
Whether you are already a client or are just now learning about us, if anything in this article has hit home for you we strongly recommend a hair analysis test – if for no other reason than to learn more about your body and determine the minerals it needs. Feel free to ask Alane more details during your next consultation, or contact us with the information below.
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Medical disclaimer: Hair analysis testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All hair test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss concerns with your medical doctor.
Myers, Wendy. “13 Reasons To Get A Hair Mineral Analysis Test”. Bulletproof. N.p., 2015. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.
by Alane Palmer, Naturopath, CNC