Hair element analysis provides important information which can assist with a timely diagnosis of physiological disorders, excess, deficiency or misdistribution of elements.
ND Health hair analysis can uncover long term nutrient deficiencies, heavy metals, toxicities and past exposure to elements such as arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, lead and mercury. Toxic elements may be up to several hundred times more highly concentrated in hair than in blood or urine. Unlike blood, deviations in hair element levels often appear prior to symptoms, making it a valuable tool for predicting the development of future health problems.
Human hair undergoes cyclical phases of growth (anagen), transition (catagen), and resting (telogen). During the growth phase, the cells of the follicle actively divide and grow upward. The average anagen phase lasts about 1,000 days. During the telogen phase, the cells of the follicle are dormant and hairs naturally fall out. This phase usually lasts for 100 days. At any time, between 10 and 18% of all the hairs on a human head are in the telogen phase; about 2% are in the catagen phase while the rest are actively growing. Because hair grows out of follicles in the skin, materials like DNA are incorporated into the hair. DNA from cells associated with the root can be extracted and used for DNA analysis.
ND Health Naturopaths have many years experience interpreting hair analysis results. Please call us today to discuss whether this valuable test is appropriate for you.
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Most employer insurance plans cover Naturopathic Medicine and related services performed by an ND Health Naturopathic Doctor. You can find out if your insurance provides benefits by calling your insurance company’s patient information or benefits line. This number can be found on your insurance card, or simply call our office for more information.
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