Hair Strand Testing




Reasons to Get a Hair Strand Test – Your Holistic Chiropractor in Miami and Sunrise/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 had a heart attack in the gym while working out.

Your holistic physician in Downtown Miami, 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.   This can substantially compromise our health.

Hair Strand Testing and Cancer

Hair Strand testing, is an important tool in holistic medicine that helps reveal the causes of many health challenges that are related to mineral imbalances and heavy metal toxicity.  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.  Heavy metal report includes Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Aluminum, copper, Manganese and more.  Most heavy metals are associated with health conditions such as:

Fatigue, ataxia, speech abnormalities, learning disabilities, anorexia, hostility, parkinson’s disease, encephalopathy, Alzhiemer’s, depression, hyperactivity, low testosterone, lesions in the brain, tremors, weakness, irritability, headaches, rashes, memory and learning difficulties and mental retardation, weight gain, PMS and impotence.   I would not consider taking a pill for any mental or neurological condition without a hair strand test.

Good functional medicine 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 will receive 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, homeopathics and supplements.



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Dr. Owen has been practicing Chiropractic and functional medicine for over 20 years. She graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1997. She is certified in Applied Clinical Kinesiology. She is certified in Acupuncture with the International Association of Medical Acupuncturists as well as the University of Miami. She has extensive training in Neuro Emotional Technique and Functional Medicine.