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Old 09-14-2001, 03:50 AM   #1
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Hair analysis

The supposed theory behind hair analysis is that by sending in a hair sample they can run tests to see what minerals you are deficient in.

Theory being that mineral analysis helps to indicate what is going on inside of one's body.

For example, his results state that I am a fast oxidizer. Which means, I think, that things like calcium leave my body too quickly (among other things).

Worth noting is that it does matter who does the hair analysis and how they do it. Some labs chemically wash the hair and it skews the results.

The report came back yesterday. I am going to try the recommendations (diet change and new supplements).

I wlll post up the results as I go through this.

I'll order the supplements today and will post up the progress when I start , what I notice etc.

Dr. Wilson claims it takes a typical person 3 to 6 months of following his plan to see results.

In addition to the supplements he is suggesting more fats in my diet (avcacado, olive oil, nuts, nut butters), less wheat, rye and oats. More clean water, more sleep, less stress etc.

Interesting stuff.

Chuck
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Old 09-14-2001, 08:42 AM   #2
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Re: Hair analysis

Hi Chuck,
There have been several TV programs about the reliable results of Hair Analysis and I have also read some articles. This method of telling your mineral content is just not been found reliable. In fact it is most of the time wrong!! They even tested dogs hair and got test good results.

Test samples from the same person have been sent to a number of Labs in the past that came back with conflicting test results.

I have had it done 2 times and the results could not come close to blood tests that were conducted.

I really think in the future there may be valid test developed but now it is so subjective.How close to the scalp the hair is cut from ,what part of the head gives the best results, how old is the hair when it is tested, how is the test equipment calibrated and what standard is used???? Alot of questions need to be resolved in a better way than they are done at the present time.

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Old 09-14-2001, 09:18 AM   #3
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Re: Hair analysis

Harry:

Thanks for the info. Apparently there are multiple methods for not only testing but also in preparing the hair.

JAMA did a negative review based upon some on the same thoughts that you expressed. The guy we are using and the two labs he works with claim to be reliable.

We'll see.

I plan to try what is suggested and see what happens.

BTW, what blood tests were you refering to?

Chuck

 
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Re: Hair analysis

Hi,
I would be highly suspect if those labs are touting their own reliability, or if that doctor also sells supplements he recommends.

I have read that hair analysis is not reliable.
I read they are only discovering what chemicals may be ON the hair.
Hair does not keep the body chemicals in it. It is dead protein only.

There are many herbalists and other paper doctors that got degrees by mail or internet.
I am not saying where that doc was trained or by whom.
Be carteful.

 
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Re: Hair analysis

I am suspicious of hair analysis too. (I tried it once ..over 200 bucks .. the results were so bogus I did nothing ...they sold their own stuff). Anyway, maybe Chuck wants to post the supplements that were suggested to him (?) and we can help him make educated decisions about each one. (Hopefully, this can be done by mentioning ingredients rather than Brand Names?).
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Re: Hair analysis

BTW, anyone notice an increase in hair loss with stress? My hair is still so dry and brittle and it still falls. I swear much more has been falling recently. I was starting to think I was going hyper and then this tragedy happened and I became so stressed that it's hard to tell anymore.
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