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Hair Mineral Analysis


Nutritional Balancing is a method of healing that is a synthesis of many modern and ancient healing sciences. A nutritional balancing program based upon a hair mineral analysis reveals your body chemistry and provides a thorough program to gently detox the carcinogens ( plastics, pesticides, toxic chemicals and heavy metals that infest our environment ) from your body.


It  was developed by Dr. Paul Eck about 50 years ago. He was a physician and researcher who after analyzing 30,000 different hair samples and applying many different principals from modern engineering, biochemistry and physics, developed a new assessment method of hair tissue mineral analysis based on not just the individual mineral levels but the ratios and patterns of them as well. He believed, that minerals are " the spark plugs" of life and play many important health related roles within the human body.


Balance in all phases of life is critically important to maintain health and this principle applies to mineral levels in hair analyses.


Who can benefit from Nutritional Balancing with Hair Analysis?


Anyone experiencing unexplained symptoms or illness such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, food sensitivities, etc; Anyone experiencing common emotional imbalances such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, hyperactivity, phobias, insomnia, and many others; Anyone low in energy, or relies on coffee, sugar or other stimulants to get through the day; Children struggling with schoolwork, concentration, and recurring infections; Anyone wanting to know which foods and nutritional supplements are best for them; Anyone wanting to heal at a deeper level and create high resistance to disease; Anyone on a spiritual path, seeking to master higher levels of focus and concentration


What are some of the signs of nutritional deficiencies?


White spots in fingernails indicate possible zinc deficiency; Longitudinal ridging in nails indicates iron deficiency; Brittle hair and nails point to calcium and copper imbalance; Deep grooves across nails are a sign of calcium deficiency; Stretch marks are possible signs of zinc deficiency; Lack of growth may indicate zinc deficiency; Mood swings may be a sign of toxic metal accumulation such as lead, mercury, cadmium.


Why not a blood test?

Blood tests are subject to daily fluctuations due to foods eaten the previous day and sometimes even emotional states. Hair analysis values will not vary from day to day, providing a long-term metabolic blueprint. Mineral levels in the hair are also ten times that of the blood, making them easy to detect in hair.


Sampling is simple, non-invasive. Only a small amount of hair is needed.


Retesting every 3-6 months is simple and inexpensive, allowing one's specific progress to be tracked and the program updated accordingly. This takes the guesswork out of nutritional therapy.


Hair Analysis is an invaluable screening tool, helping to design the right diet and supplementation program for each individual.

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15 minute complimentary consultation and embark on your journey to better health and well-being.

What is a Hair tissue Mineral Analysis?

It is an exciting analytical test that reflects mineral composition of the hair. It may provide indications of mineral imbalances, deficiencies and excesses of many essential and toxic elements.


Minerals are the "sparkplugs" of life. They are involved in almost all enzyme reactions within the body. Your results will tell you about changes in minerals and toxic minerals over a period of three months. It is the best indicator for long term uptake of heavy metals and can be used as an indicator of glandular function. It's all about balance and finding out if what you're doing is working for you.


How to cut a hair sample?

  1. Hair should be clean and dry when it is being sampled. It should be cut between 4 and 24 hours after washing.

  2. Cut several small samples from different spots across the nape of the neck. The growth of the hair is relatively steady and should give good consistent results.

  3. Place hair samples on the provided paper weight scale until it tips over. Place the samples in the provided envelope and mail it.


Where is the Sample Analyzed?

Hair samples are analyzed at Analytical Research Labs, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona. ARL is one of the very few labs that does not wash the hair samples before analyzing it. Washing hair samples removes up to 50% of water-soluble minerals and affects all mineral levels to some degree. Washing the hair with laboratory cleansing agents such as alcohol and harsh solvents like acetone, ruins the accuracy of results according to a number of studies.




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