Roots of hair show real health

The Tribune (NZ) - - CHRISTMAS -

ow healthy are you really? One way to find out is to have a hair fol­li­cle anal­y­sis. For al­most 80 years hair anal­y­sis has com­monly ex­am­ined a per­son’s hair sam­ples for chem­i­cals such as ar­senic poi­son­ing or il­le­gal drugs, or pro­vided DNA for pa­ter­nity and crim­i­nal cases.

As a scalp hair lives for five to six years, its self-con­tained fol­li­cle, like a root or plant bulb, keeps a longer record of what passes through the body than blood or urine sam­pling.

Mod­ern meth­ods are sen­si­tive enough to find traces of min­er­als/ met­als/drugs that are a thou­sandth of a gram (mi­cro­gram), or a nanogram (one bil­lionth of a gram) or even a picogram (one thou­sandth of a nanogram) per gram of hair.

It makes sense that hair fol­li­cle anal­y­sis is also now be­ing used to as­sess the in­flu­ences our en­vi­ron­ment is hav­ing on us.

It of­fers peo­ple of all ages a de­tailed per­sonal well­ness pro­file, so they can see what to tar­get – what to avoid, or which min­er­als, vi­ta­mins and other nu­tri­ents they need more of.

It could sim­ply be to boost their im­mune sys­tem to beat win­ter lur­gies, or to kick-start their jour­ney to­wards a more op­ti­mised state. They can then cor­rect any im­bal­ance with food or sup­ple­men­ta­tion.

Four hairs are plucked from the back of the head for ex­am­i­na­tion, and the fol­li­cle is un­af­fected by hair colour­ing or how short the hair is. Anal­y­sis takes 15 min­utes and pro­vides a com­pre­hen­sive per­son­alised book­let of a per­son’s en­vi­ron­men­tal in­flu­ence in re­la­tion to 16 min­er­als and 16 vi­ta­mins, 23 amino acids, omegas (3, 6 and 9), 13 an­tiox­i­dants and ex­po­sure to food ad­di­tives, viruses, mould and spores, fungi and bac­te­ria, par­a­sites, toxic met­als, ra­di­a­tion, chem­i­cals, EMF and ELF, and food sen­si­tiv­i­ties. Each of th­ese is pre­sented in an easy to understand pie chart.

The ac­tual anal­y­sis is done in Ger­many from an as­sess­ment cen­tre that uses CE-ap­proved biores­o­nance tech­nolo­gies, man­u­fac­tured to EN ISO13485 stan­dards, and which op­er­ates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from se­cure servers. It is over­seen and sup­ported by a team of doc­tors, bioin­for­ma­tion spe­cial­ists and com­puter en­gi­neers. Peo­ple can then ex­am­ine their re­sults with their health pro­fes­sional, and dis­cuss ways to ad­dress im­bal­ances.

Hair fol­li­cle anal­y­sis can re­veal your per­sonal well­ness.

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