Hair Analysis Questions and Answers
About Our Hair Analysis
Submitting Your Hair
Analysis Sample and Personal Information
Questions About Payment
About Children and Autism, ADD and ADHD
About Our Hair Analysis
Q. What is Hair Mineral Analysis?
A. Hair mineral analysis is an analytical test which measures the
mineral content of hair. The hair sample is obtained by cutting the
first 1.5 inches of
growth closest to the scalp at the nape of the neck and is prepared in a
licensed laboratory through a series of chemical and digestive high
procedures. Highly sophisticated detection equipment is used to achieve
the most precise and accurate results.
Q. Why not just use blood, or urine?
A. Hair is the ideal tissue for testing and sampling. It can be cut
easily and painlessly and can be sent to the
hair analysis lab without special
handling requirements. Clinical results have shown that a properly
obtained sample can give an accurate indication of mineral status and
toxic heavy metals accumulation following long term or even acute exposure.
Hair is used as one of the tissues of choice by the Environmental
Protection Agency when determining toxic
heavy metals exposure. A 1980 report
from the E.P.A. stated that hair can be effectively used for biological
monitoring of the most dangerous heavy metals. This report confirmed the
findings of other studies in North America and abroad, which concluded
that human hair may be a more appropriate tissue than blood or urine for
studying exposure to trace elements.
Q. Why test for trace minerals?
A. Trace minerals are required for important metabolic functions
necessary in essential life processes.
Having a hair analysis performed is one of the best ways to detect toxic
heavy metals stored within tissues. Many minerals have sympathetic and
parasympathetic relationships with other minerals, which can complicate
the challenges of designing the right plan to heal yourself of the
symptoms caused by these imbalances.
To be able to truly heal yourself of
chronic health symptoms, you need to be able to find the causes of them.
Q. How often can I get a hair analysis done?
A. Getting hair analysis follow-up testing is an effective way of
charting your progress. This will help you to measure just how
effectively you have managed to reduce toxins and to make sure that
deficiencies have been brought up to normal levels.
Every three to four months is
sufficient to see how well your personal health plan is coming along.
Q. Which Laboratory do you use?
A. We use Trace Elements, one of the most respected and quality focused
laboratories in the US. Trace Elements has been performing hair analyses
since 1984 for doctors and other healthcare workers from all over the
world. The reports are thorough and easy to understand for health
professionals and patients alike.
Trace Elements emphasizes a wholistic approach to health-care and
stresses the importance of optimum nutrition and a metabolically
balanced approach to health and wellness.
Q. How accurate is hair analysis testing?
A. The key to a good hair analysis
test is the abilities of an
established laboratory and the expertise of the practitioner
interpreting the results. The combination of our hair analysis lab with almost 25
years of experience and the expertise of Dr. Keri Dennis N.C. will get you
the most accurate and actionable data from your hair mineral analysis.
Q. Is hair mineral analysis supported by
A. There is an impressive body of literature in a variety of respected
scientific publications that support hair mineral analysis. In
fact, the validity of hair analysis testing increases each year as
federally licensed laboratories perform tens of thousands of hair
mineral analyses for doctors and health workers worldwide.
Visit our Medical Research on
Toxicity page to find out more.
Q. Do I get to have a copy of my hair analysis?
A. Your detailed report will be sent by email as it was prepared
by the lab. If you are ordering a
hair analysis interpretation and health program support
package, you will
also receive this at the same time.
Q. What steps do I take next after receiving my hair
A. If you have ordered an interpretation and health support
package, then based on your
results you will also receive detoxification, nourishment, maintenance,
supplementation, dietary changes, pH information and a schedule of when
to take your Trace
Elements Supplements to bring your body back to perfect health.
If you also ordered heath program support with Dr. Keri Dennis, then you
will receive detailed feedback and guidance to implement the
recommendations in your report.
Be sure to
discuss your Hair Mineral Analysis with a qualified health professional that is familiar with
hair analysis data before you try to make dietary, nutritional or
Q. Does it matter where I live to be able to get an
A. Our services are available world wide. The final results
are delivered by full color email with attachments in 10 days after
receiving your sample at our office.
Currently, hair analysis reports delivered through the internet CANNOT be sent to
ordering addresses within the state of New York due to regulations that
would require the lab to be located within the state itself.
How long does a hair mineral analysis take?
A. It generally takes about 10 days after we receive your sample
at our office before you receive your final results. You will receive an
email notification when we receive your sample, letting you know that
the sample was properly submitted as per our instructions and that
things are under way.
patience is appreciated as we go through a thorough process to give you the best reporting and
interpretive information as possible.
Q. What kind of information do I receive with my
A. You will receive 2 full
color charts with up to 36 elements and up to 15 pages of supporting
information as follows:
15 Nutritional Elements
8 Toxic Elements
14 Additional Elements
An in-depth interpretive break down
about what your hair analysis test results are saying.
A full health program that, depending on your health requirements could have
dietary, nutritional and metabolic lifestyle recommendations.
Supplementation schedule, including recommended dosages.
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If you are using our health program support
consultant, then you will have someone to work with to
implement your health program. This is by far the BEST VALUE and is
recommended for anyone that is not trained in proper hair test
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opening the PDF document above, then you might need to download a free
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Q. What causes heavy metal toxicity or mineral
A. There are many factors to take into consideration, such as:
Pollution. Cigarette smoke,
hair dyes, hydrogenated oils, dental fillings, cookware, industrial
pollution and more all contribute to our intake of toxic substances.
Stress. Emotional and
physical stress can deplete the body of many essential elements while reducing
the ability to utilize nutrients.
Drugs. Over the counter
medications and prescriptions can deplete the body of
minerals and increase the levels of toxicity in the body.
Diet. Improper diet, aspartame, MSG, refined
and processed foods and alcohol can all lead to a chemical imbalance.
Genetics. A predisposition
toward certain deficiencies and mineral imbalances can be obtained from
Nutritional Supplements. Improper amounts of supplements can produce many mineral excesses and
Q. Who provides health program
support for the interpretation of the test data?
A. If ordered, Nutritional Consultant, Dr. Keri Dennis will review the
results from the laboratory and draw on their diverse backgrounds to get
you the most from your test data.
Her extensive knowledge and understanding of various causes of chronic
disease and the alternative approaches that restore health will get you
the best possible plan to a healthier and better you.
Q. Can I contact someone with any questions after I
receive my data?
A. Yes. Absolutely!
Hair Analysis Support
Toll Free: (800) 548-0732
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm PST
Submitting Your Hair
Sample and Personal Information
How much hair is required?
A. The ideal amount would be just over one full tablespoon, or
approximately 250mg. Your instructions will be included with your
downloadable Hair Analysis Kit.
Q. What if I'm bald due to genetics or chemotherapy?
A. You can use pubic hair and still get accurate results. Underarm or
chest hair will work fine.
Q. What if my hair has been dyed, permed or colored?
A. If you color or treat your head hair with dyes or bleaches then use
body hair. Underarm or chest hair will work fine. Make sure you record
this on your hair analysis test submission form.
Questions About Payment
What forms of payment can I use?
A. Payment for the hair analysis, interpretation and health plan is made
by credit card or PayPal online at the time the order is processed. You
do NOT need a PayPal account to use your credit card.
You can use the following credit cards during checkout:
Can I get a refund after I have ordered the hair analysis?
A. Yes! Hair Analysis Kits that have not been submitted to the
lab can be submitted for a full refunded for up to 1 year and 1 day.
To review the return request policies for the different services and
products offered through this website, please go to our
return requests page.
About Children and Autism, ADD and ADHD
What can I expect from the hair analysis for my child?
A. Your hair mineral analysis will provide you with information
for the possible sources for these toxins. If you are ordering the
interpretation and health program support package, you will have a program to work
from to make dietary adjustments to help re-balance your child's health.
Q. How does a hair analysis help my child if he/she has
Autism, ADD or ADHD?
A. We believe as do many established research laboratories that our most
terrible modern diseases are caused by toxic elements within the human
body from our environment and our food.
The validity of research being done by many groups that study
developmental disorders have found very credible proof that toxins are
responsible for or at least worsen conditions like ADD, ADHD and Autism.
Removing the toxins and their sources will often help to lessen the
symptoms that are associated with development problems. Behavioral
issues will often improve once toxicity has been reduced and
deficiencies have been brought into balance.
Can I use this information with my own doctor?
A. Yes. However not all medical doctors have been properly trained in
nutrition and hair analysis interpretation.
If your doctor is not supportive of your desire to seek out natural
methods for bringing your child's health back into balance then you have
some choices to make. Your decision in who you have looking after your
child's medical care is up to you. So by all means, keep looking for a
medical doctor that will work with you as you look for answers.
Q. What's the best way to get toxicity out of my child?
A. You will need to make sure that you find out what has or is still
putting the toxicity into your child. This will require some detective
work on your part, but it's worth it as the sources that are poisoning
your child could also be poisoning you and the rest of your family.
Then, you will want to implement a detoxification program into your
child's daily lifestyle and dietary plan to remove chemical toxicities from your body.
Take you first step on the road to better health by ordering your hair
analysis test now!
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