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 Posted 8/13/2013 9:47:02 AM
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Can anyone recommend a good company for hair mineral testing? There are lots on the Internet, but I don't know who to trust. This would be a good product for Life Extension.

Also interested in other's experiences: what you learned, worth testing, etc. I'm interested in both toxic and beneficial mineral levels.

Thanks,
Elaine
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 Posted 8/13/2013 9:56:13 AM
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There is variance in interpretation of results:  high levels of a particular mineral could indicate that one's body is excreting a lot of that element and the mineral therefore needs to be increased in one's diet, or else high levels indicate that one is consuming too much and one needs to cut down. 

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Ask Richard Pearl who is the owner of Simply Natural Health food store in Sunrise at 954-741-4045
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 Posted 8/13/2013 5:53:07 PM
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I've done several from DD, they are interesting but don't seem to match up with blood mineral levels (serum, whole, rbc) at all. I definitely wouldn't recommend using them to base dosing levels.
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I have used several times Genova Diagnostics (http://www.gdx.net/). Probably the relative values, i.e. from one measurement to the other, are more interesting than the absolute values. I agree with DDye and Calc on variance of results and reliability and the test should not be used for nutritional status or exposure diagnostics.

You can find entire books on the topic, e.g. Chapter 6 of this one (not read though):
http://books.google.ch/books/about/Hair_in_Toxicology.html?id=KzZ5MEyWXzQC&redir_esc=y

On the reliability of results your can for example check these:
http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/govtregulation/a/HairTests.htm
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2011/CS/c1cs15021a


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Can anyone recommend a good company for hair mineral testing? There are lots on the Internet, but I don't know who to trust. This would be a good product for Life Extension.

Also interested in other's experiences: what you learned, worth testing, etc. I'm interested in both toxic and beneficial mineral levels.

Thanks,
Elaine


I recommend Doctor's Data because there is a large database of results from clients that you can compare to as well as interpretation according to Dr. Andrew Cutler who wrote Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment.

http://www.livingnetwork.co.za/chelationnetwork/hairtest/
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I later found out my whole family apparently has celiac/gse which due to the malabsorption it causes may be at least part of the reason our hair mineral tests seemed very odd.
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