the last century, advances in industrialization,
manufacturing, and technology have resulted in ever-increasing
amounts of toxic elements being released into the environment.
From air pollution, tooth fillings, skin creams, and paint dyes,
to batteries, seafood, vegetables, tap water, and dietary supplements,
toxic exposure now commonly occurs through a multitude of diverse
vectors. Most of these elements remain in the environment long
after the original exposure source is gone. Over a lifetime, these
toxic elements may accumulate inside the human body in tissue
such as fat and bone, being broken down and eliminated very slowly.
Eventually, this increasing toxic burden can trigger a variety
of physical and cognitive disorders, including depression, anxiety,
memory loss, and fatigue.
everyone is potentially exposed to toxic elements, this comprehensive
profile is particularly relevant for individuals employed in high
risk occupations, including welding, metal working, mining, battery
production, aerospace work, optical fiber and lighting manufacturing,
and various other high technology and metal manufacturing industries.
Because of their unique physiologies, children and other adults
(especially post-menopausal women) are also much more vulnerable
to the negative health effects of toxic element exposure.
at relatively low levels, toxic elements have the destructive capability
to damage nerves and tissue; strong clinical evidence points to
their potential role in early neurodevelopment disorders, such as
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as in neurodegenerative
conditions of aging such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
Heart disease, impaired kidney function, respiratory illness, weakened
immune function, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and increased cancer
risk have also been linked to chronic toxic element exposure.
The Tissue Mineral & Toxic
Element Exposure Profile assesses levels
of 21 minerals and toxic metals using a hair sample.
A hair mineral analysis reflects long term metabolic activity as it measures an average of mineral accumulation over as three month period of time. This is often an advantage as the test results are not influenced by day-to-day variations in body chemistry due to stress, diet or other factors. Creating a blueprint of one's individual biochemistry, a hair tissue analysis can assist in identifying mineral patterns which may be associated with stress, blood sugar and carbohydrate imbalances, metabolic rate, biochemical energy production, and glandular imbalances. Hair tissue mineral analysis is used worldwide to measure environmental contamination with toxic metals in the soil, plants and human and animal populations.
body of scientific literature supports hair analysis as an accurate,
reliable gauge of long-term toxic exposure. Because hair follicles
are exposed to the blood supply during growth, element concentrations
in hair reflect concentration in other body tissues. Should levels
be elevated, a variety of clinical and lifestyle interventions can
be implemented to reduce toxic burden; follow-up hair testing provides
a good indication of long-term treatment effectiveness (after 3-4
lab tests can be done through the mail in the privacy of your own
home, except blood tests, we send you to a lab to have your blood
drawn for these. After you pay for the test we mail you the kit,
the results take two weeks, the test results will be mailed to us
and we will call you to go over the results, its that easy! All
tests include the consultation for the report of findings.
Click on test of interest on the left for more information
Call our office for details.
800-956-7083 OR 818-707-3126