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References for Hair Analysis: Your hair tells the truth about you… but not all of it

Compiled by: Dr. Susan Vinoth Pandian

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Can a comparative hair analysis be used to prove or disprove maternity? My friend could submit some of her hair along with strands of her mother's hair [circa 1995] and a large sample from a braid of her grandmother's hair cut before she died in 1950. She would like to know whether she is a natural daughter or adopted. If possible to determine, advice as to who could make such a test would be greatly appreciated.

The hair analysis results only varied when they were sent to labs that washed the hair sample before testing it. It was also shown that hair close to the scalp and then ends of the hair were sent in which obviously will show different results as the hair growth is from two different periods of time. As long as the lab does NOT wash the hair sample before testing, results have been demonstrated to be consistent and reliable. Hair mineral analysis testing is not meant to be looked at as a "diagnostic" test rather it shows various stress patterns in the body. It can be used as a guide to help balance the body which in turn makes the body healthier so it can deal with what it needs to. Along with eating the right foods, getting enough rest, drinking enough of the right kind of water, it can make a huge difference in someone's life. [I stumbled across this years ago when nothing else I tried had worked for the fatigue and other issues I had. Turns out I was copper and manganese toxic among other things and balancing my body based on hair mineral analysis helped sort out those issues and changed my life.] If approached in the right way (looking at stress patterns and balancing the body) it can be an immensely helpful tool in increasing energy and vitality levels. It is not a quick fix for most people but done consistently over time can make a huge difference.

This article is very damaging to the few practitioners that take Hair Mineral Analysis very seriously. The information provided in the article is misleading and incorrect. I was very ill and mainstream medicine had made my case even worse by prescribing medication that had absolutely no relevance to what was making me sick in the first place. A simple hair test provided me with very important information about what was actually wrong with me. I was full of lead from different sources. [work related] The hair test revealed my grossly elevated levels and the group at Test Your Hair made recommendations to lower and release the lead. I feel amazing now. So the hair test probably saved my life. So like the other person mentioned below arming yourself with a hair test is definitely an option you don't want to miss out on.


Would you please give me the official name of the lab you used for your hair analysis. I am female and I have thinning hair for quite a few years. I want to do something about it, and I believe that hair analysis would be the best place to start.


I am interested in doing the same thing. Did you get a response on your post? from Walter J? or anyone else? Or did you find out anything else along those lines? Would love some information!

I need information about hair analysis. I almost died from ammonia poisoning in August. I had been sick on and off for about a year and I know I was being poisoned with other chemicals or gasses. Can anyone help me?


I used the Carlson Company they have a great web site they are out of Colorado. They will test your hair for what you need. just let them know what you suspect also I tested for what they suggested and found more than I was looking for. It was money worth spending. After seeing doctor after doctor that was not helping me the Carlton Company helped me.


I look at it this way getting a test done from a reputable lab can only benefit you and add to your ability to choose for yourself what treatments you feel you need and do not. There is nothing wrong with supplementation and if the test tells you that you are low on something that has also been confirmed by blood work then you are probably low. If the test shows something that hasn't been tested for in blood or tissue samples it also gives you another avenue to take toward ruling out potential problems or correcting them. Blood work doesn't tell the truth either not alone anyway. Why not be armed with as many options that are available to you.

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