FOOD AND NON-FOODS, MINERALS, NUTRITIONAL AND METALS (TOXICITY)
We use the latest in Biotechnology resonance hair testing, the intolerance test 750 different food and non-food items, 50 nutritional items and 50 metal (toxicity) items to see which of those items might cause you a reaction due to having an intolerance. A report of your potential intolerances will be emailed to you within 10 business days of when our lab receives your sample.
SAFE, SIMPLE AND NON-INVASIVE HAIR TESTING
We offer the most comprehensive hair tests available using the latest bio-technology resonance technology. Our lab scans only 4-5 strands of your hair which results in detailed reporting of intolerances.
We will email the reports to you within just 10 working days from the date your hair is received to our office. Your reports will include all items which have shown an intolerance.
Food and Environmental Intolerance Test
Your hair sample is tested against 750 different food and non-food items.
Nutrition Deficiency Test
Our test identifies key nutrients potentially missing from your diet. We can currently identify up to 80 nutrients.
Heavy Metals Test
Your hair sample is tested against 24 unique metals. Metals can be ingested or absorbed by the body and are typically overseen as potential catalysts for intolerance.
WE TEST HAIR. IT'S SAFE, SIMPLE AND RELIABLE.
Unlike blood and urine testing – where the results can be affected by your last meal, stress or other factors, hair testing is not affected by these things and can therefore store information for longer periods of time. This information is used for intolerance testing for foods, non-food, metal, minerals and deficiencies. Then we are able to give you a detailed report that creates a broad picture of your intolerance. The hair testing method for intolerance is considered excellent for several reasons, some include:
- Non-invasive – we only require a small sample of hair.
- Test more items – blood tests can usually only test for a small selection of items, whereas we can test against 750 different items.
- Fast results – testing is completed quickly and efficiently as hair testing is a much faster process than blood testing.
- Stable sample – once a blood or urine sample have been taken, they begin to deteriorate; hair does not.
- Hair stores information within it and is not affected by outside contaminants. Hair coloring and/or dyes will not have any effect on your test.
- Cost effective – due to all these reasons, hair testing is less expensive than blood testing and urine testing.
Allergy or Intolerance?
Differences Between Allergies and Intolerances
Allergies target the body's immune system and produce a more severe reaction that could be life-threatening. In most cases, allergies are hereditary and are a lifelong condition.
An intolerance is the body's inability to digest an item properly, whether that is a food intolerance or a non-food (environmental) intolerance. In most cases, you may be able to correct your intolerance by adjusting your diet, environment and lifestyle. You can work with your intolerances to reduce and possibly eliminate them.
An intolerance can occur due to several reasons, the two most common are:
- The body is lacking the necessary digestive enzyme(s) for the food item and cannot properly digest the item or efficiently take nutrients from it.
- Many symptoms are the result of a sensitivity to a particular item. A sensitivity can occur from over-consumption or overexposure to an item.
FOOD SENSITIVITY AND INTOLERANCE SYMPTOMS
Food sensitivities, also known as ‘an intolerance’, can be a pain, literally, and are much more common than you think. They are even more common than a food allergy. It is easy to dismiss the symptoms as something else because the onset of symptoms is usually slower and may be delayed by several hours after eating certain foods.
Two people may be sensitive to the same food but experience different symptoms. People can usually tolerate a reasonable amount of the food that they are sensitive to, but if they eat too much, they will get symptoms because their body cannot tolerate certain amounts. Food sensitivities can even trigger the onset of a chronic illness or make symptoms worse, which is why it is important to test your intolerance and sensitivities.
After identifying the foods that you are sensitive to, it is important to eliminate these foods from your diet for at least a month before you start introducing it back into your diet. We would advise that you slowly re-introduce the food back into your diet so that you can gauge how much of the food your body can tolerate before the symptoms kick in.
Below are seven unsuspecting and very surprising signs that you may have a sensitivity:
- Fatigue - Common sources: dairy, soy, corn, gluten
- Joint Pain and Muscle Aches - Common sources: soy, gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, yeast, sugar, peanuts
- Headaches - Common sources: processed foods, cured meats
- Weight Gain - Common sources: refined carbs, added sugars, highly processed meats
- Mood Swings - Common sources: wheat, dairy, fruit
- Anxiety and Dizziness - Common sources: fermented foods (wine, aged cheese, cured meats)
Do you experience any of these symptoms up to 48 hours after consumption?
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LIST OF HEAVY METALS/MINERALS AND THEIR SYMPTOMS
This is the third most common metal on earth and one of the most toxic. It has incredibly low density and is able to resist corrosion. It is soft, durable and lightweight and is silver/dull grey. It is commonly found in most water (except filtered and bottled). Very low levels can be found in plants, cereals, fruits and vegetables due to high concentrations in the ground, however there is none found in herbs, spices and teas. It is quite common in dough and processed cheese. It is common in everyday items like transport, household products, packaging and lighting. It is used in some antiperspirants and many over the counter medications contain quite high levels of aluminum. Symptoms of aluminum toxicity can include memory loss, learning difficulty, loss of coordination, disorientation, mental confusion, disturbed sleep, colic, heartburn, flatulence, and headaches. Studies are continuing about its possible link with Alzheimer’s.
This is a shiny grey metal and is extremely flame retardant. It is often used in cosmetics; army supplies and in cables. Symptoms of antimony poisoning can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness and depression. Large doses cause vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and tingling of the extremities.
Arsenic appears in many minerals and is a metallic grey color in its raw form. It is used in pesticides, wood products, and is notoriously poisonous. Symptoms of arsenic poisoning can cause headaches, confusion, severe diarrhea and drowsiness. In intense exposure, it can cause death.
This is a divalent element which naturally occurs when used in combination with other elements in minerals. It has a high melting point and a higher elasticity than steel. It is commonly used in aircraft, missiles, spacecraft, and satellites. Symptoms include conjunctivitis, skin irritation, skin ulcers, nausea, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, eye irritation, and in severe cases pneumonia.
This is a brittle metal with a silvery white color when fresh, but gains a pink tinge due to oxidation. It is also slightly radioactive. Bismuth has a low toxicity and is found in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals including Pepto-Bismol. Symptoms of bismuth toxicity include confusion, decreased appetite, weight loss, weakness, joint pain, skin rash, tremors, diarrhea and staining on gums.
A very similar metal to zinc and mercury. It is slightly blue/white in color. It is commonly found in batteries (mainly rechargeable), electroplating, televisions and paints. There are also large quantities found in food products such as spinach, potatoes, shellfish and offal. It is one of the most toxic ingredients in cigarettes. Symptoms of cadmium toxicity include fatigue, headaches, vomiting, anemia and in more severe cases kidney dysfunction and emphysema.
Chromium is a steely-grey hard metal with a high melting point. It is mostly used to harden steel and other services to resist corrosion. All chromium compounds may cause dermatitis, and some may cause occupational asthma. They can also cause chrome ulcers which form little holes in the skin.
It is produced by reductive smelting and is silver/grey on color. It used to be used as a blue pigment for jewelry but had to be stopped due to the amount of reactions it caused. It can commonly be found in lithium batteries and electroplating. Symptoms of cobalt toxicity include gastro issues, tinnitus and respiratory diseases.
It is soft and malleable and red/orange in color. It is a great conductor of heat and electricity. It is often found in many household fittings including electrical wiring, roofing and plumbing. Symptoms of copper toxicity include headaches, insomnia, fatigue, depression, learning difficulties and skin rashes.
This is an alloy consisting of mercury (50%), silver (22-32%), tin (14%), copper (8%), and other trace metals. It is used due to its low cost, ease of application, strength and durability. Symptoms include various chronic breathing disorders, compromised cognitive functions, extreme changes in mood, hallucinations and depression.
This is a very dense metal, shiny and a bright yellow color. It is often found in jewelry, but it is also edible and is used in some foods and drinks. Symptoms of gold toxicity include headaches, vomiting, dermatitis, jaundice and pneumonitis.
It is a soft malleable metal and is dull grey in color. It is found in paint, ink, batteries, soldering, car fuel and is common in many plants. It is used in many weapons and in the manufacturing of cars. Symptoms of lead toxicity includes headache, abdominal pain, kidney failure, memory loss and many aspects of weakness and pain especially of the extremities.
It is often combined with iron and is most commonly used in stainless steels. It can be used to combat rust and corrosion in other metals. It is commonly found in coins as well as in most stainless steel and rust preventative products. Manganese is important to the body and only high exposure is normally an issue for people. Symptoms of Manganese toxicity includes anemia, tremors and stiff muscles.
It is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature, it is silver in color. Mercury can be found in many electrical outlets around the home. It is also found in some household medicines and can still be used in some dental fillings. It is present in neon signs and even used in mascara. It can be found in many seafood’s and some fresh water fish. Symptoms of mercury toxicity are far and wide as it can affect any area of the body. It can affect the nervous system, the gastro area, the head and neck and even the cardio-vascular system.
It gets its name from the Greek word for lead, as the two were often confused. It is extremely hard and metallic in color. The main use of molybdenum is in the commercial and industrial industries where it plays a large role in manufacturing. Symptoms can include itchy eyes and coughing, but in chronic exposure it may cause anorexia, diarrhea and extreme joint pain.
It is hard and ductile and reactive with oxygen. It is silver/white in color often with a golden tinge. It is used in many coins and is often used to make magnets. It is present in some foods including bananas. It is another of the main toxic ingredients in tobacco products. Symptoms of nickel toxicity include skin rash, nausea, headaches, vomiting, chest pain, weakness and coughing.
It is a rare metal and is silver/white in color. It has many uses including jewelry, dentistry, watches, blood sugar strips and in many aircraft and medical products. Symptoms of Palladium toxicity include extreme tiredness confusion, sore throat, migraines, blisters on the body, pain in the teeth and jaw and impairment of the immune system.
It has the highest electrical conductivity of any element and is soft with a silver/white color. It is commonly used in jewelry and can be mixed with mercury and used in fillings. It is used in many photography products and is still used in many household medicinal products. Symptoms of silver toxicity includes headaches, severe joint pain, fatigue, skin irritation, heart palpitations and increased levels of mucus.
This yellowish metallic element is highly reactive. It is named after Strontian, a village in Scotland where it was first discovered. It is used in cathode ray tubes. Symptoms begin with a skin rash and progresses to violent flu-like symptoms and an increased white blood cell count. The organs of the liver, kidneys and lungs can be severely damaged if exposure continues.
It is often classed as a poor metal and is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion it is silver in color. It is mainly used in soldering with 52% of all tin being used in this way. It is also used as a coating and in food preservation. It is found in many industrial produced fruit juices. Symptoms of tin toxicity includes cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, chills and many gastro issues.
It is a very strong element and is known for its corrosion resistance including against sea water. It is found in most living things including rocks, water and soil. It is used in aircraft, spacecraft and missiles. It is also used in the manufacture of cars, bikes, sports equipment and even spectacles. It is sometimes used in jewelry and medical procedures. It is now being used in dentistry as a teeth replacement product. Symptoms of titanium toxicity includes eye irritation and eye issues, skin pain, sore throats, vomiting, mouth and nose irritations and shortness of breath.
This is a very hard silvery metal. It is very rarely found on its own as it is chemically combined in nature. It is corrosion resistant. It is used in rust-resistant springs and high-speed tools. Symptoms can include fever, chills, headache, cough, anorexia, or ear infection.
Zinc (sometimes known as spelter) is used in paints, rubber production, in photocopying and as a wood preservative. It is also used in televisions and x-rays. Symptoms include burning sensation, chills, convulsions, rash, shortness of breath and vomiting.
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