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How to Find (and Correct) the Cause of Your Fatigue Without Spending $1000s on Testing and Medical Advice
Are you always tired, but don’t know why? Do tests and exams come back normal, even though you know something’s wrong?
If you struggle with chronic fatigue, it can feel like you’re on your own.
Most people who are tired all the time have been to several doctors or therapists without getting an answer. Some are told they are fine and just need to eat better, sleep more, exercise, or that it’s a psychological problem simply because the practitioner can’t find a cause. Others are given anti-depressants, hormone medications, iron supplements, or other remedies that do nothing for the underlying problem.
Sadly, many doctors ignore or dismiss concerns about a lack of energy if no immediate cause is found. In fact, chronic fatigue and low energy are so common they are not even considered to be health problems!
Fatigue may not be a medical priority, but it’s not something to ignore.
The problem is that fatigue or burnout is often the beginning of far more serious illnesses such as diabetes and cancer. It is one of the first signs that something is wrong.
And remedies for chronic fatigue often do more harm than good.
Many people become discouraged with conventional medicine and look for answers on their own. Hundreds of products and alternative therapies are promoted to increase your energy—ranging from caffeine and other stimulants to various herbs and natural remedies.
But none of these really get to the root of chronic fatigue. Most products and remedies for fatigue give you fake energy while leaving you even more exhausted in the long run.
You need to understand the cause
Albert Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”
Through my own struggle with chronic fatigue and low energy, I’ve found that if you want to restore your energy at the deepest level and prevent future health problems, the first step is to understand what’s causing your lack of energy.
But after being tested for everything from anemia to Epstein-Barr virus and not finding a cause, many people don’t know what to do next.
And yet, a hair mineral analysis will often reveal several causes of chronic fatigue and low energy, even when other tests are normal.
For example, hair analysis can reveal the following causes of chronic fatigue and low energy:
- low mineral levels
- heavy metal toxicity (lead, arsenic, mercury, and more)
- metabolic imbalances, such as slow metabolism
- adrenal insufficiency
- thyroid imbalances
- digestive issues
- sugar sensitivity or glucose intolerance
- nervous system imbalances, such as overactive fight-or-flight stress response
- copper toxicity, and more
With hair analysis, you’ll get an in-depth look at your body chemistry without having to spend thousands of dollars on testing.
Understanding the problem is half the solution.
When you understand the various causes of your fatigue, you can make changes that get faster and more permanent results. Instead of wasting years with trial-and-error, you can target the underlying problem from the start.
“I could have saved a lot of money if I knew about hair mineral analysis to begin with”
The results amazed me because not only did I receive a wealth of information, but it also correlated with my other test results. And subsequent tests, matching exactly how I was feeling, made me a true believer in its accuracy.
It’s a stressor in itself searching for answers.
Now that I know my path, and I know it’s the right one…that’s a huge stress reliever. Even though I’ve struggled with the diet, I’ve seen great improvements—surprising improvements. I still have issues to resolve but restoring health is a journey. I’m more optimistic now than I’ve ever been.
– Rachel, age 42
So What Exactly is Hair Analysis? And What Can It Tell You?
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) is a laboratory test that measures the mineral and toxic metal content of your hair. Mineral imbalances and heavy metal toxicity can explain the underlying cause of chronic fatigue, low energy, and other common health problems.
But blood tests measure minerals too, so how is hair analysis different?
In the blood, mineral levels are kept within narrow limits and do not vary much at all. That’s why your blood tests may come back normal even though you don’t feel well or are seriously ill.
Hair analysis is unique because it is a soft-tissue biopsy.
A biopsy is an analysis of a body tissue—a very different compartment than the blood. Biopsies provide information directly at the cellular level, which is where energy production occurs.
The cells, not the blood, is where the magic happens.
Blood tests may show acceptable levels of minerals, hormones, and other nutrients, but what matters most is what is reaching your cells.
For example, when blood calcium levels drop, your body rapidly responds by taking calcium from your bones and releasing it into the blood. This is why you can have osteoporosis (demineralization of the bone) and at the same time have a normal blood calcium level.
Another example involves toxic metals such as lead, mercury, and others.
When you are exposed to toxic metals, your body removes them from the blood as quickly as possible. They are moved to locations where they can be stored or eliminated—including your hair. Toxic metals tend to only show up in the blood soon after exposure.
What You Will Learn From Your Hair Analysis
IMPORTANT: All information in this article depends on a properly performed hair test. The hair must be tested at a reputable laboratory that does not wash the hair sample at the lab, and the test results must be interpreted using metabolic typing and the stress theory of disease.
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?
Toxic metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic, aluminum, and others interfere with thousands of enzyme reactions, many of which have to do with energy production. Toxic metals go under the radar because blood tests are not good at detecting them. However, everyone today has high levels of toxic metals in their bodies due to contamination of the food, air, and water. Although no test can detect the total amount of toxic metals in the body, hair analysis is known as a reliable test for toxic metal poisoning.
Why Are Your Hormone Levels Low?
Many people learn they are tired all the time because they have low hormone levels. But instead of looking for a cause, most conventional and natural doctors recommend daily hormone replacement medication to manage the problem. Meanwhile, hair analysis can reveal several underlying causes of low hormones, including copper and mercury toxicity, and low levels of selenium, zinc, and chromium.
Metabolic Imbalances, such as Slow Metabolism
Even when hormone levels are normal, many people still suffer from fatigue and other signs of hypothyroidism. This is because other factors can prevent hormones from being utilized within the cells. Hair analysis can show you if your hormones are reaching the cells and having the desired effect.
Adrenal Insufficiency, Adrenal Fatigue, Adrenal Burnout
Adrenal insufficiency refers to the inadequate production of adrenal hormones (aldosterone, cortisol, etc.). When adrenal hormone production is low, chronic fatigue and exhaustion are common. Since the adrenal hormones have powerful effects on your mineral levels, hair analysis can assess the adrenal glands from several angles. It is probably the most reliable test for adrenal insufficiency, a common condition today.
Your Metabolic Type: Are You a Fast or Slow Oxidizer?
Your metabolic type and oxidation rate give you a big picture view of your energy system. Trying to correct fatigue without knowing your metabolic type is a major reason why most therapies fail. Hair analysis can measure your metabolic type and rate with mathematical precision.
Why Anemia Does Not Respond to Iron Supplementation
Many cases of anemia have nothing to do with iron deficiency. For example, without bioavailable copper, iron is not incorporated into hemoglobin. In this case, iron supplementation is a bad idea and can make your health worse. Hair analysis can identify several biochemical imbalances associated with anemia, including copper imbalance, lead toxicity, and cadmium toxicity.
Excessive stress from stimulant use, fast-paced lifestyles, worry, lack of rest, nutritional depletion, and other factors activates the sympathetic nervous system, also known as the fight-or-flight response. Over-stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system prevents adequate regeneration of the body and eventually leads to burnout. Hair analysis can show you if you’re stuck in fight-or-flight, and the impact it is having on your health.
Your Nutritional Needs
Each person has unique nutritional needs depending on their metabolic type, mineral balance, and other factors. Taking random supplements can easily upset your body chemistry and make matters worse. Hair analysis and nutritional balancing is a scientifically-valid way to determine which foods and supplements you need the most.
Hair analysis can also reveal:
Most tests for chronic fatigue are worthless
Functional medicine doctors offer a battery of tests to investigate the cause of chronic fatigue. Common ones are tests for hormone levels, vitamins and minerals, neurotransmitters, organic acids, tick-borne infections, allergies, and so on.
But this can be very costly. A single visit to a top wellness center in the US can easily cost over $2,000.
Besides the cost, these tests don’t tell you how to correct the problem at the deepest level. They give you a small piece of the puzzle that often leads to using superficial or toxic remedies.
In contrast, hair analysis gives you a big picture of what is needed to rebalance your body chemistry and restore cellular energy production.
Hair analysis and nutritional balancing can help you do the following:
What You'll Get When You Order a Hair Analysis
From testing to support, this package gives you everything you need to start restoring your energy.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) Test for 20 Minerals and Toxic Metals
You’ll get accurate readings for the levels and ratios of 20 minerals and toxic metals in your hair—presented in a chart that graphically illustrates your results. Your results provide the roadmap that guides the rebalancing of your body chemistry.
Hassle-Free Coordination of Your Hair Collection Kit
A hair collection kit will be shipped directly to your home with instructions for taking your hair sample. It will include shampoo and a pre-addressed envelope with postage that you’ll use to mail your hair sample to Analytical Research Labs in Phoenix, Arizona.
Laboratory Interpretation and Health Report Booklet
You will get a detailed explanation of your test results in a 15-20 page lab report including a toxic metal assessment, stress analysis, and insights into your metabolic type, dietary issues, energy level, immune system, adrenal and thyroid function, autonomic nervous system balance, and trends for over 50 common health conditions.
You’ll also receive my analysis of your test results based on Dr. Lawrence Wilson’s interpretation system. These reports are comprehensive and easy to read—you don’t need a PhD to understand your results.
Complete Program Instructions
We’ll set up a comprehensive health program that’s customized for you based on your hair mineral analysis results and health history. Your program will include:
- Specific dietary guidelines for your metabolic type, including drinking water recommendations.
- A handful of carefully targeted nutritional supplements, designed to balance and strengthen your body chemistry.
- Lifestyle plan for rest, sleep, exercise, stress reduction, mental training, and more.
- Instructions for home-based detoxification and healing procedures.
- All of this in a PDF report so you have a clear record of your program recommendations.
50-Minute Phone or Video Consultation to Review Your Test Results and Program
I’ll spend about an hour helping you understand your test results and program. We’ll discuss your specific needs, and I’ll answer any of your questions.
I’ll provide you with any relevant resources, recommended reading, worksheets, and links related to your test results to help you understand your individual needs.
When you join my practice, you'll also receive:
All-Inclusive Email and Phone Support (6 Months)
You are welcome to call or email me if you have questions or run into any trouble. The first 15 minutes of all communications are free of charge. This way you can avoid the problems and pitfalls of trying to heal on your own.
*All-inclusive support applies only if you are following the program that we set up for you.
15% Discount on Endomet Brand Supplements
Endomet designs nutrient formulas to correct specific hair analysis patterns. You’ll save up to $500 per year on supplement costs when you order supplements directly from Endomet Labs. As my client, the lab will credit you with a 15% discount on every order.
Low Retest Pricing
I want to make it affordable for you to continue your program after you’ve started. In addition to discounts on supplements, future testing is $170 for adults and $150 for children.
My Struggle with Fatigue and Exhaustion
Destructive habits in my youth left me feeling exhausted by the time I graduated college. I tried one dead-end remedy after another until I did a hair mineral analysis.
The test showed me what was causing my fatigue and helped me understand what I needed to restore a naturally high energy level. My energy gradually improved, and other health problems mysteriously vanished.
Today, I offer hair analysis and personalized nutrition programs to clients across the United States, helping them resolve a wide-range of physical and mental health problems.
Getting Started is Easy
1. ORDER YOUR HAIR TEST
Use our at-home kit to send your hair sample to the hair analysis laboratory.
2. GET ANSWERS
Your test results show you exactly what nutrients you need the most, based on key biochemical factors.
3. UPGRADE YOUR HEALTH
With a nutrition program personalized for your unique needs, you can start having the best health of your life.
Why Do Hair Analysis with Me?
The success of hair analysis depends on the proper interpretation of the test.
If the test is not interpreted properly, the corrective program will not be effective.
Most practitioners who offer hair analysis use the test solely to detect toxic metals or mineral deficiencies. Then they may suggest taking a supplement of whichever mineral is low. This approach is called replacement therapy.
But improving mineral balance is not as simple as replacing minerals that appear deficient.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Dr. Paul Eck pioneered a completely different way to interpret and utilize a hair mineral analysis.
He found that in order to improve the balance of minerals, one must work with the body’s mineral system.
Over the course of 25 years, he developed the principles of nutritional balancing science—a system for balancing the minerals in the body to improve cellular energy production.
This approach involves using the test as a whole-system analysis, rather than viewing each mineral reading as a separate test. When the test is interpreted using this principle, we can recommend nutrients in a balanced and precise way.
Why You Need a Hair Analysis Now
Here are a few reasons you should not put off doing a hair analysis:
- Avoid wasting years of trial and error. In most cases, it will take several years to fully regain your health, so there’s no time to waste with ineffective and superficial therapies. With hair analysis, you can get on the right path from the start.
- Track progress. When using a product or therapy, it is hard to tell if the results are superficial or if the therapy is working at a deeper level. With hair analysis, you’ll have benchmarks and guidelines that show you that you are improving. You’ll be able to track changes in your body chemistry and monitor your progress.
- Save money on testing and doctor visits. To learn everything that a hair analysis can tell you, it would probably take a dozen tests and cost thousands of dollars. And even then, you would not receive as much useful information.
- True prevention. With hair analysis, you don’t have to wait until you’re sick to take action. Hair analysis can reveal imbalances before they manifest into symptoms or more serious health problems.
- Avoid creating imbalances that make your health worse. Taking random vitamins and supplements without any data from your body can easily create imbalances that disturb your sleep, lower your energy, make you more emotional, and cause other health problems.
If hair analysis is so great, why didn't my doctor recommend it?
There are several reasons why most doctors don’t offer hair analysis. One of the main reasons is that hair analysis is based on a different paradigm than modern medicine. Let me explain.
The modern medical system is based on a diagnose-and-treat paradigm. Medical doctors are trained to identify or diagnose a recognized disease and then to use a specified remedy to treat the disease. It is a disease-centered system.
Hair analysis and nutritional balancing, in contrast, is a health-centered system. The goal is to improve a person’s health—not manage their disease.
If doctors were to use hair analysis, they would have to learn an entirely new and complex system. If they started using hair analysis, then most of their drugs and surgery would become obsolete.
Of course, this will never happen because the pharmaceutical industry controls medical education and the medical licensing boards. There is an enormous financial interest in preserving the drug-based and disease-based medical system. Even natural doctors rely heavily on the diagnose-and-treat model, although their treatments and remedies are usually less toxic than conventional medicine.
I’ve outlined several more reasons why hair analysis is not more popular in another article on this site. You are welcome to review the merits of this article and my website and use your judgment to determine whether or not this system makes sense for your health.
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate is hair analysis?
Hair testing equipment (ICP Mass Spectrometer) measures hair mineral levels with an accuracy of plus or minus about 3%. This is about the same (or a little better) than the level of accuracy of most blood tests.
How much hair is needed?
The lab needs 125mg of hair (about a teaspoon). A scale is included in the kit to ensure you send enough hair.
What type of hair is needed?
The ideal sampling location is the back of your head (nape area). This is where hair grows most consistently. Beard hair or pubic hair can also be used if sufficient head hair is not available.
Will hair sampling create bald spots?
Your hair sample must be cut from as close to the scalp as possible. This will provide the most recent information. Sampling can easily be done in a way that is not noticeable and does not affect your hair style. All of this is explained in the instructions.
Can I sample hair that has been dyed?
Some dyes contain minerals, so it’s best to take the sample before dying your hair or allow the hair to grow out an inch or so before sampling.
Permanents and bleach treatments somewhat alter the structure of the hair, so it is best to sample the hair before a treatment.
I’ve seen hair analysis for as low as $89 dollars? What’s the difference?
You can order hair analysis directly from some labs at very low prices. However, you will then have to pay someone to interpret the test and make recommendations. I offer everything in one package. I will price match any comparable offer.
Are there any hidden or additional costs?
No. You will get everything above for a one-time fee of $250. If you decide to follow the program that we set up for you, you will need to purchase supplements. However, there is absolutely no obligation to follow the program or purchase supplements. You’ll make an informed decision after you review your program and speak with me. Even if you decide not to follow our program, the information you will receive from the test alone is very valuable.
How long does it take to get better?
Many people notice improvements within a few days to a few weeks. However, deep and permanent correction of body chemistry takes longer. To replenish 20 to 30 minerals and eliminate dozens of toxic substances requires two or three years or more depending on how well you are able to follow the diet, supplements, lifestyle, detoxification protocols and mental training exercise. Your health will tend to continue to improve as long as you remain on a program.
How long does it take to get my results and program?
You can expect to have your results and program about two weeks after you’ve mailed your hair sample to the lab, at which time you can book your consultation.
Will I receive my results and program via mail or e-mail?
How often is a new test needed?
If you decide to follow our recommendations, we suggest doing a follow up test in four months. This is needed to ensure the dietary and supplement program is still correct for you as your body chemistry changes. After that, testing can be done every six months, in most cases. The fee for a retest is $170.00 for adults and $150.00 for children.
Do you work with children?
Yes, but I am only accepting children from existing clients.
I live outside the USA, can I still do a hair analysis?
Yes, just send me a message below and I can show you how it works.
Do you accept insurance?
No, although I can give you a receipt that you can submit for possible reimbursement.
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