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Assess Levels of Essential and Toxic Elements in Your Body

Hair Element Analysis

Good health depends partly on having adequate amounts of essential nutritional elements, and low levels of toxic elements. Using hair element analysis, we can determine a patient’s nutrient status (essential elements) and toxic element exposure for the length of time it took to grow the hair provided for testing 

(usually about 3 months). 


Essential Elements 

Essential elements are needed to maintain good health. For example, potassium and sodium are important for proper heart function, while calcium and magnesium are crucial to bone development,

Toxic Elements 

Toxic elements usually cause damage when they take the place of essential elements and interfere with their usual function. For example, calcium is useful for strengthening the bones in your body. When lead takes its place, the bone will become more porous and less sturdy.

Why Get Hair Element Analysis? 

Hair element analysis is an easy and affordable way to determine the levels of essential and toxic elements. Less than one gram of hair is needed to test for 45 essential and toxic elements. Dr. John Hawrylak ND in Sydney, Nova Scotia provides a custom interpretation that provides explanation for the patterns of element levels in hair. 

Conditions Related to Toxic Element Exposure 

Toxic elements are found practically everywhere, from antimony used as clothing fire retardant to uranium salts in certain pottery glazes. They may create an imbalance in essential elements or directly trigger a number of health problems including:

Anxiety/Depression: Lead and mercury toxicity can contribute to symptoms of depression, while both arsenic and mercury have been associated with 

symptoms of anxiety.

Memory Impairment: Lead toxicity can damage long-term memory and cause confusion. Cadmium may cause confusion as well.

Heart Disease: Antimony toxicity may cause damage to the heart. Cadmium toxicity leads to increased blood pressure and may also damage heart muscle. Lead has been shown to increase blood pressure.

Neurological problems: Arsenic toxicity causes numbness and tingling in the feet and hands. With extremely high levels of bismuth, a person may also experience neurological problems, such as muscle twitches, tremors, or convulsions.

Fatigue: Mild toxicity with any of the toxic elements can contribute to the development of fatigue symptoms.

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