A hair analysis can detect these imbalances and problems whereas conventional blood testing cannot. Nutritional physiology takes place at the cellular level, not in the blood. In addition, blood levels of nutrients and minerals are kept within very narrow limits by the body and are slow to change; thus, blood levels are not a true reflection of the nutrient status within the tissues, organs and glands which are all often depleted. In contrast, tissue mineral analysis provides information about cellular activity within the tissues and the metabolism of all nutrients throughout the body.
Common causes of a mineral imbalance is improper diet or feed program, inappropriate supplement program, medications, stress and/or the accumulation of toxic or heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic and copper. Routine blood tests cannot detect chronic heavy metal poisoning, however tissue mineral analysis using atomic absorption is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Hair analysis is an invaluable screening tool which guides diet choices and a recommended supplement program for optimum health and wellness.
Preparing a Hair Sample
We need approximately 125 mg (about ½ Tablespoon) cut from the nape of the neck. The hair should be no longer than 1 to 1-1/2 inches so be sure to cut off the ends of any hair that is longer than this and keep the hair sample that was cut closest to the skin. The hair should be dry and the sample should be taken between 4 and 24 hours after washing. Most shampoos, rinses, conditioners, tints, sprays and other hair products do not affect the test. If the hair has been colour treated it is best to wash the hair at least 6-8 times after the treatment before sampling. After a permanent or bleach treatment it is best to wait until 6-8 weeks to let the hair grow out.
If head hair is not available you may use pubic hair or other body hair, however do not mix head hair with body hair in the same sample. Do not use an electric shaver.
Place the hair sample in the provided envelope or in a paper envelope. Do not use plastic or zip-lock baggies and do not tape the sample to a piece of paper or put it in aluminum foil. Plastic, glue and aluminum will contaminate the hair sample.
Return the envelope with sample to Marijke’s Intuitive Healing Services along with the completed Intake Form. Please email or fax a picture of yourself as well.
Cost per person = $200 CDN
You can either include a cheque with your sample or the order desk will contact you for billing information on receipt of the hair sample. Please make cheques out to Marijke’s Intuitive Healing Services.
The report includes a mineral bar graph which measures 21 minerals and their deficiencies, ratios and imbalances as well as toxic and heavy metals. The report also includes a complete interpretation of the results. In addition, we will include dietary guidelines and product recommendations to correct nutritional imbalances based on the results of the mineral test.
You can either include a cheque with your sample or the order desk will contact you for billing information on receipt of the hair sample.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing the results.
Marijke’s Intuitive Healing Services
P.O. Box #92
Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0