Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Hair Analysis: Determining Your State of Health

    At the root of perfect health is mineral balance. Chemically, all living things are a combination of water, carbon, nitrogen, and all of the other elements or minerals found on the planet. The amounts of each element required for optimal health are defined. A mineral deficient body will either not grow at all or will be so weak that it becomes vulnerable to many diseases.

    Hair mineral analysis for health has been used since many years as an assessment tool by many medical practioners, as well as the World Health Organization. Over time great strides have been made in the evaluation of what a hair mineral analysis is actually revealing. More than simply revealing mineral deficiencies and excesses, the specific mineral ratios are indicative of, among other things, your metabolic rate, and ability to manage sugar, level of stress, and thyroid and adrenal function.

    Hair Analysis: What to do before you cut your hair for it?

    • Wash your hair with your regular shampoo. However, do not use a dandruff shampoo for at least 2 weeks prior to cutting as they often contain their own minerals which could alter the results.
    • Following shampooing, avoid using conditioners, hair styling products/gels, leave-in conditioners, etc.
    • Cut as close to the scalp as possible. You may want to take a cut from the back of your head as that’s where your hair often grows the fastest.  You can also cut very small samples from all over your head in order to not leave any bald spots; especially if you have very short hair.

    The mineral content of the hair will give an overview of the mineral levels in the body’s tissues and the changes that occur over time. Unlike hair, blood mineral levels stay relatively the same even when the tissue mineral levels are changing. Since hair is a living, metabolically active tissue, an accurate hair mineral analysis performed by a reliable laboratory therefore will provide a timeline of metabolic activity unavailable on a blood test.

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  • Your Hair Can Unleash Many Truths about Nutritional Deficiencies

    Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is an analytical test which measures mineral content and heavy metal exposure. Test results reflect how much of these elements are in your tissues and provide a vivid picture of your internal environment, that very few tests can reveal. Hair Analysis can help in the identification of your nutrient levels vs. the ideal range, ratio of fundamental nutrient pairs and how your body metabolism works.

    This infographic highlights how hair analysis can help detect mineral deficiencies in the human body. Minerals form an essential part of our body. Health concerns such as fatigue, weak immunity and sleep problems can stem from mineral imbalances.

    Unhealthy lifestyle and faulty food habits can affect mineral levels in the body. Essential minerals like magnesium and zinc get depleted from the body because of stress. Toxic metals deplete minerals from the human body. Hybrid crops, refined foods and food additives cause nutritional depletion and introduce toxins in the body.

    Did You Know?

    • Tap water with chlorine, aluminum and fluorine cause food toxicity and displace other minerals.
    •  Fatigue, weak immunity and sleep problems can stem from nutrient imbalances
    •  Many people unknowingly have toxic metals such as mercury from fillings, vaccines and pollution.

    The below infographic can enlighten you more about the Hair Analysis and about the importance minerals in the body.

    Bioprofiler Infographic

  • How can Hair Analysis help to Diagnose and treat Fibromyalgia?

    Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition characterized by muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness and localized tenderness at specific points on the body. Hair analysis test is becoming increasingly popular in diagnosing and treating a variety of health conditions and diseases, including fibromyalgia syndrome.

    Hair Analysis

    Hair analysis is a procedure in which a small sample of hair is used to assess an individual’s health. Hair being the second most metabolically active tissue in the body; is influenced by genetics, hormones, the environment and even perspiration.

    Protein found in hair tells us what the individual has been exposed to, including radiation, toxins and heavy metals. An exposure rate to toxins of anything above 50% can have a serious impact on the health of the individual. A hair follicle test can also tell us whether the individual has any vitamin, mineral and nutritional deficiencies.

    How Does Hair Analysis Guide Us About Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

    • Because hair analysis correlates certain levels of exposure to certain diseases, it can help diagnose fibromyalgia symptoms and can be used to establish a healthier fibromyalgia diet, as well as to determine the best fibromyalgia treatment for the individual.
    • Studies have found that the hair samples of fibro patients had a higher incidence of calcium and magnesium levels than their counterparts who did not have fibromyalgia syndrome
    • As a result of the findings, calcium and magnesium supplements were added as supplementary fibromyalgia treatment.
    • Another medical view of hair analysis and its benefits for fibro patients is that fibromyalgia is caused by exposure to certain toxins, such as aspartame, which the body cannot eliminate. As a result, the body creates pain receptors in the muscle fibers, a response which leads to common fibromyalgia symptoms such as chronic pain, impaired vision and depression.