Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/ Garima Kotroo: Did you know that your hair has the advantage of long-term memory? Hair is a permanent record, like tree rings. A three-inch strand of human hair will give a six-
month history of what is going on in the body since head hair grows at a rate of about
half an inch a month.
A hair analysis determines exactly what chemicals are inside of you, including
radiation, heavy metals like mercury, food chemicals such as aspartame, pesticides,
bacteria and more.
What is a Hair Analysis?
The protein in the hair fibre holds the composition of the body tissues for a permanent
period. By analyzing the hair fibre composition, a trained eye can tell what toxins
have accumulated in the body tissues and what vitamins and minerals are depleted
or too abundant causing an imbalance in body function.
By detoxifying unnatural chemicals like mercury and lead, and by replacing specific
vitamins individual to your needs, proper health can be restored using nutrition. The
human hair analysis can detail these levels.
It can be overwhelming to walk into a vitamin store and wonder out of the thousands
of bottles on the shelves, “Which ones do I need?” The hair analysis specifies which
supplements your body is lacking, and which, if any, you are too high in. It saves
time and money to know exactly what your body needs, or doesn’t need,
Is the hair analysis really accurate?
The hair analysis is as credible as a standard blood or urine test – may be more. The
key to a good hair analysis is the capability of a credentialed laboratory and the
expertise of the practitioner interpreting the results. A hair analysis is not understood
in traditional medicine but is highly respected in the world of forensics, scientific
research, and drug testing. A hair analysis works the same as a soil or water sample
to a geologist and engineer – it leaves a permanent imprint of the body’s
‘environment’ within the protein in the hair follicles.
If you want to determine if your well or tap water is polluted, you have a water test
performed, right? If you’re drilling for oil, you have a soil test done. So, it is with the
human body. If you want to know if toxins are within your tissues, have a hair
Do medical doctors use the hair analysis?
The hair mineral analysis identifies long-term nutritional deficiencies that can be at
the root of disease, along with identifying toxic metals within the body that can
cause disease. Most traditional medical doctors do not know how to interpret a hair
analysis, and therefore, discount them as an important tool in natural wellness.