It’s okay if you color treat your hair. Hair strands are roughly 10% absorbent, and after 5 days, whatever bleach or dye you’ve put on your hair is not going to affect the results of your test.
Developed by Dr. Paul Eck to work in conjunction with hair mineral testing, it is a way to balance the alkalizing minerals in the body to induce a natural, gentle, ongoing detox that’s safe for people of all ages and can help reduce stress to the point that it can assist the body in healing itself.
Simply request a Hair Test Kit on this site and one will be mailed to you free of charge. It contains the hair sampling instructions, intake forms, paper scale, hair sample envelope and the return envelope.
Once we receive your hair sample, it takes about two weeks to receive the results and analyze the test.
Blood tests are important and vital to providing medical doctors information about serious illness in the body. One should be done to rule out such things as cancer, heart disease, and liver disease before starting on a nutritional balancing program. That said, testing the hair gives you a more complete understanding how the body is processing everything you’re taking in from food to the air you breathe. It is possible to see the trends of the body including producing, processing and use of digestive enzymes, hormones, and toxic metals and chemicals. These are things the blood carries and delivers throughout the body but blood does not tell you how those things are being utilized and that’s what makes hair analysis more comprehensive.
Hair provides a unique cellular reading of the mineral levels. Cells are the major site of metabolic activity. Typical tests such as blood and urine (while often testing for the presence or absence of cells) rarely analyze the cells themselves. Blood tests are excellent but do not provide the same information given by hair analysis for the following reasons:
- Mineral levels in the hair are about ten times that of blood, making them easy to detect and measure accurately, thus providing a tremendous amount of knowledge about the cells and the soft tissues of our bodies.
- Mineral levels are kept relatively constant in the blood even when pathology is present and therefore do not always accurately reflect existing mineral deficiencies and excesses.
- Toxic metals are also much easier to detect in the hair. They are not found in high concentrations in the blood except right after an acute exposure. However, some of them tend to accumulate in the soft tissues (such as hair), where they are far easier to detect and measure accurately.
- Blood tests can vary significantly from hour to hour depending on one’s diet, activity level, the time of day and many other factors.
1. Sampling is simple and non-invasive.
2. Hair is a stable biopsy material. It requires no special handling and will remain viable for years.
3. Advancements in computer-controlled mass spectroscopy and other sciences have rendered the hair mineral biopsy an extremely cost-effective, accurate and reliable test if and when it is done correctly.
Perhaps the most appealing advantage is that hair analysis can be performed entirely from the comfort of one’s own home, as samples may be sent via standard mail!
Adaptations are the way the body alters itself, changing mineral and vitamin levels, body temperature, blood sugar levels, etc., to survive in the best way possible, given the circumstances. In mineral balancing nutrition programs, foods, vitamins, and minerals are used to remove the need for adaptations. Sometimes, nutrients are also used to force the body to adapt in ways that will promote health, using nutrition to push the body in such a way that it moves back toward normal functioning.
This is a particular type of mineral retention or non-utilization, due to lack of a releasing factor. Bio-unavailable minerals are generally elevated unless the mineral is locked up in tissues other than hair. In this case, the level may be very low on the test.
The minerals on the chart compensate for an adapt to one another in order to maintain critical levels and ratios.
One mineral can displace or replace another. Displacement causes an elevated reading of the mineral displaced.
A physiological effect of elimination of an unneeded mineral, that had been retained. Excretion elevates the mineral reading on a test.
A pathological loss of minerals through the hair can occur due to lack of a retaining factor. A mineral loss elevates the reading.
contains specific nutrients required for digestion of protein in the stomach. Hydrochloric acid is necessary to activate pepsin, the major proteolytic enzyme in the stomach. Without adequate hydrochloric acid and pepsin, protein digestion is impaired Poor protein digestion can results in food allergies, flatulence and inadequate absorption of peptides and amino acids from the intestinal tract.
contains bovine adrenal nucleoprotein together with vital synergistic nutrients to aid in restoring normal adrenal response. Glandular products contain polypeptides, enzymes, and nucleoproteins which have been shown to enhance glandular functions. The product is generally recommended for the slow and slow-mixed oxidizer.
is a specifically formulated product which contains zinc, pantothenic acid, and cysteine. “Zinc is critical as an activator and constituent of many enzymes”. Pantothenic acid “serves as part of coenzyme A, which is at the center of energy metabolism… its chief importance stems from it’s relationship to energy production (and) stress resistance…”. Kutsky. Endo-Pan is designed to support adrenal gland function and to enhance coenzyme-A activity which requires pantothenic acid, L-cysteine and zinc.
is formulated to provide the necessary balance of calcium and magnesium. Paramin provides these essential elements in a very well absorbed form including calcium and magnesium citrate and chelate. This product also contains the supportive nutrient boron to further enhance the absorption and utilization of these essential minerals.
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