Reasons to Get a Hair Strand Test – Your Holistic Chiropractor in Plantation, Fl Explains

When Linda McCartney got breast cancer her Physician said something like “Cancer is just a thing that happens to healthy people.” Linda McCartney was famous for her healthy vegetarian diet.   But how can that be?  Do the cells of people just start replicating disease for no reason?    Bob Harper the host of “The Greatest Looser” after writing numerous books on health and fitness got a heart attack in the gym while working out.   Sometimes going beyond the normal blood work and physical examinations of your primary physician may help with early detection of health risks.

This is why your, Holistic Chiropractor in Plantation, Fl, uses Hair strand testing to get very important information about the health of her patients.   Since minerals and metals tend to deposit in the hair and tissues.  Hair mineral analysis will pick up metals and other mineral deposits that won’t show up on normal blood work.  Hair Strand testing has long been the established standard when looking for environmental toxicities.  We all know that minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium are good for us, but we can have too much or too little of a good thing.   Analysis of minerals and metals in hair can also indicate physical imbalances just as they do in blood work.

Hair Strand Testing and Cancer

This makes hair strand testing an important tool in analyzing your health risks.   One study at the Institute of Health found that “cancer patients demonstrated that there is a close relationship between cancer risk and trace bio elements including toxic and essential minerals”(1)

Another study of 40 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients (before chemotherapy) found,” Breast cancer patients had low calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc, whereas they had high arsenic, sodium, and potassium compared with the normal control.”

Hair Strand Testing Can Assess your Stress Levels:

High-Stress levels, if not controlled, can trigger health crises of all kinds from stroke, and heart disease to impotence and insomnia.  A study in Science Daily found “Hair strands contain valuable information about senior citizens’ stress levels that can be used to determine an individual’s cardiovascular disease risk, according to a recent study.” (3)  Of course, this can apply to younger people too.

Hair Strand Testing Can Also Discover the Presence of Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metal toxicities are known to contribute to neurological and physical impairment.  Just ask the citizens of Flint Michigan.  The heavy metal report includes Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Aluminum, copper, Manganese and more.  Most heavy metals are associated with health conditions such as:

Fatigue, ataxia, hostility, speech abnormalities, learning disabilities, anorexia, hostility, encephalopathy, learning disabilities, depression, hyperactivity, depression, lesions in the brain, tremors, weakness, irritability, headaches, rashes, memory and learning difficulties and mental retardation, weight gain, PMS and impotence.   Your Plantation Florida Chiropractor does not recommend taking a pill for any mental or neurological, or psychological condition without a hair strand test.  As we get older these toxicities can build up and destroy the brain.

Good holistic physicians know that trace Minerals can affect your behavior and metabolism.   Subjects with significant mineral variations are often involved in criminal behavior; they may also experience hyperactivity disorder, physiological addictions, and metabolic syndrome.  Mineral variations can also predict low energy, self-esteem and a tendency for alcohol addiction.

How does it work?

You give the Doctor a sample of hair, about the amount that can fit in a Tablespoon.  A week later you get a report, that includes a customized supplement plan.  If you have heavy metal toxicity you may want to look at doing a heavy metal detoxification program, this may include special medical foods, homeopathic remedies and supplements.


  3. Joo, NS., Kim, SM., Jung, YS. et al. Biol Trace Elem Res (2009) 129: 28. doi:10.1007/s12011-008-8281-x
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