Lia Mills, Naturopath, always recommends a Hair Mineral & Heavy Metal Toxicity test to all prospective parents to rule out mineral deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity.
What is a Hair Mineral Analysis?
It is a specialized test that measures the levels of trace minerals found in a sample of hair. The analysis gives quantitative data that helps provide indications regarding mineral deficiencies, imbalances, excesses of several essential and toxic minerals.
Why should I test for Minerals?
Minerals are important to metabolic functions in all phases of your life. They provide the building blocks to life and are essential in the production of hormones and the activity of enzymes.
Dr. Emanual Cheraskin states in his book, Diet and Disease that "Minerals have interrelationships with every other nutrient. Without optimum mineral levels within the body, the other nutrients are not effectively utilized.
How is a Hair Mineral Analysis performed?
This special analytical test measures the levels of trace minerals and toxic metals found in a sample of hair. The sample is obtained by cutting a small amount of hair from the nape of the neck. The hair sample is then prepared in a clinical laboratory through a series of chemical and high temperature procedures.
Why use hair for mineral assessment?
Unlike blood, hair is less susceptible to the homeostatic mechanisms that quickly affect trace element levels. In addition, long term imbalances of mineral retention or losses are more easily detected in hair than blood.
Some conditions related to mineral imbalances and/or Heavy Metal Toxicity are:
|Chronic Fatigue||Macular degeneration|
|Hormonal imbalance||Memory problems|
Call Lia Mills, Naturopath on 9650-6520 to make an appointment
for your Hair Mineral Analysis at our conveniently located Melbourne clinic.
Private health fund rebates available.
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