Hair Test Results

So I finally decided to do a hair test for my son.  To be quite honest, I have been somewhat despaired over the results.

Firstly, I am not quite sure what the sources of these toxic metals are.  For example, the lead – we drink water from a very expensive water system.  Is this simply inhaled by-product of pollution?  Is it that the water filter does not work as well as advertised?  Is it some remnants of lead paint in our home – but it’s not like he is eating it, or we’ve been sanding old window trim.  Is it residual of the Chinese herbs we took – but the doctor assured me that heavy metal tests were performed on the herbs – and they were well below limits.  I am not quite sure what to make of it all.

Secondly, what does a hair test mean?  You can go online and find all sorts of anti-hair-test, hair tests are quackery, sorts of entries – but the fact of the matters is – there are clinical studies using hair tests.  So they cannot be complete bunk.

Thirdly, what is the process that the particular lab, Doctor’s Data, that we chose?  I’m not sure – so I’ll be ringing them up in the coming days to better understand their process.

Next, what am I to do with the essential element results?  We are low, or nearly off the bottom value on several essential elements.  Zinc, magnesium, and potassium levels have been linked to asthma (higher levels=better asthma control). But, again, what does this mean?  Is this indicative of nutritional status?  While I am following up with our nutritionist in about 10 days – and it does not surprise me given our limited diet – what am I to do with these results?  Also, given the lower status of some essential elements – what is process before beginning Andy Cutler low dose chelation therapy?  Again, there are varying schools of thought on chelation – and some processes, in my opinion are too powerfully disruptive of toxins in too short a time – this too is a medical and scientifically backed procedure.  And as my theory on what created this in my son consists of a triad:

  1. disturbed gut microbiome because of missed exposure windows and lack of beneficial since
  2. over-vaccination in too short a period of time and before his immune system had a chance to get educated
  3. toxic overload

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I am slowly piecing together our personal puzzle.  For me the goal:  re-balance his immune system as much as possible through nutrition and bacterial therapies so that we can be free of asthma and food allergy.

Further Reading:

Low Concentrations of Selenium and Zinc in Nails are Associated with Childhood Asthma

Low Magnesium Concentration in Erythrocytes of Children with Acute Asthma

Dietary Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, and Children’s Lung Function


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