Hair is an active tissue in the body, the state of which is affected by many factors including hormones, the blood, perspiration, the environment and genetics. Our hair represents the condition of our bodies at a cellular level and gives a picture of what is being stored in the body. For example, if lead is high in the hair, one would expect to find a higher concentration of lead in organs like the kidney and liver. Hair analysis testing is deemed by some as a means of determining the levels of heavy metals and poisons in the hair sample as well as minerals and other trace elements.
The Society of Hair Testing is an official body founded in 1995 to promote the research in hair testing technologies. It is used in forensic, clinical and occupational sciences. SOH also develops international proficiency tests, organizes meetings and workshops and encourages scientific cooperation and exchanges among members. Given there is an amount of skepticism from the community regarding the effectiveness of hair analysis, a Consensus on Hair Analysis was finalized in Sevilla, Spain in January, 2004 to help alleviate these concerns.
Hair analysis is simply a chemical test performed on a sample of hair taken from the head. A piece of hair is sent to a testing laboratory where the hair is processed and analyzed. Research has found that even hair that has been cosmetically treated in some way, such as bleached or permed, may be sent for testing as results are not significantly affected by such treatments. Using the results of hair analysis tests, qualified health professionals are able to assess our toxic, heavy metal load and poisons exposure which come from the air, dust, soil, water, food and toxins in the environment. Hence, hair analysis is now increasingly being used as a preliminary test to see whether individuals have absorbed poisons often linked to health problems.
A hair analysis test may be an effective alternative test for you to determine the level of toxins and heavy metals in your body which are known to be dangerous to health. For example, mineral imbalances and toxic metal excesses are often identified in health conditions including cancer, high cholesterol, arthritis, heart disease, migraines, learning difficulties and hyperactivity. Chemical food additives, stress and environmental pollutants also have a detrimental effect on our nutritional status.
There are numerous advantages in having a hair analysis test as opposed to invasive medical investigative procedures as there is no needle involved. The test is non-invasive and low cost and can be performed in Australia or anywhere throughout the world. There is no need for you to even attend in person. The only preparation required is finding a pair of scissors to cut a small piece of hair. Anyone can send some strands of their hair for analysis.
So, what can you do if a hair analysis test proves that you have a toxic load in your body. The following two Australian stories about hair analysis results, taken before and after using activated liquid zeolite, may give some indication of the pathway to improved health.
Tony P – is a man who had extremely high lead levels. They were so high that his doctor advised that the use of EDTA chelation therapy might damage him permanently. He chose to use activated liquid zeolite and after 3 months, repeated hair analysis testing showed an 82% decrease in lead levels from 1.1 to 0.2.
John G – is a man who puts everything to the test. His hair analysis was carried out by a Sydney laboratory, first in July 2006 and then again in January 2007 after taking activated liquid zeolite. The first hair analysis results showed that his toxic load was relatively good although he had some high Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury, and Barium levels. He also had low iron and copper levels. The second hair sample, sent to the same laboratory in January 2007, showed a great improvement after taking activated liquid zeolite. Iron levels improved and Mercury, Arsenic and Cadmium had markedly reduced. Most importantly his Barium level had dropped by 62% and was now in the normal range which is beneficial for his heart.
These real life stories unequivocally show that activated liquid zeolite removes toxins and heavy metals from the body. These results may significantly differ from most other chelating therapies which are known to also remove minerals and vitamins from your body.
By performing a test before and after you use activated liquid zeolite, you can prove its effectiveness. When you fully understand the extent of damage that heavy metals and toxins can do to your body, you will want to be as toxin free as possible. Why wait to take affirmative action until we get sick when, by reducing our toxic load, we may be reducing the disease causing elements in our bodies. The more we understand about the environment in which we live, the more opportunity we have to move through our world in health, peace and contentment.
Hair Analysis can be performed in Australia by Interclinical Laboratories in Sydney, Phone: 02 9693 2888.