My hair test results are in.
That was actually pretty quick turnaround.
According to the Andy Cutler groups, I’m supposed to ignore the writing that the doctor scribbled all over it, but I find the comment on what type of b12 interesting as I have not tried those types before.
First of all, it confirms that I’m low in lithium and molybdenum, two of the new supplements that I started that seem to be helping so much.
Copper doesn’t seem to be an issue, which is something I have wondered about because so many people say copper causes many of the problems I’ve been dealing with over the years. Andy Cutler’s book says mercury toxicity mimics many symptoms of copper toxicity… so that kind of makes sense. If it’s not copper, then it must be mercury. Unless it’s both, in which case I have more research to do about copper. (Molybdenum and zinc lower copper, so if it’s not true that hair copper is indicative of body status, that should take care of things too.)
Mercury in the top part is elevated, which totally makes sense since I just recently had 7 fillings replaced – no matter how safe the dentist is, some exposure happens. Also, if you remember, I had been been taking chlorella and liposomal glutathione in preparation of my first dental revision visit – and that really stirred up mercury – never again! I lost brain cells and words doing that. Ugh.
So that’s proof one.
Then there is the whole “deranged mineral transport” business that the hair test is supposed to indicate if you have mercury toxicity. There are 5 “counting rules” to use to determine if this is the case. Mercury disrupts the transport of chemicals into and out of cells, and these counting rules help figure out if that’s the case. I’ll go through them one by one.
All these rules involve the bottom part of the test – the “Essential and Other Elements” section.
Rule 1: If five or fewer elements are higher than 50%. Rule met – proof two – I have 5 – Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Sulfur, Germanium. I don’t know what Germanium is, but I have been supplementing the other ones for years. Several of my supplements are sulfur supps.
Rule 2: If five or fewer elements are less than 50%. Rule not met. I have 16.
Rule 3: If four or more elements extend into the red on either side. Rule not met, I only have 1, Cobalt. Sodium almost is, I think that’s an adrenal sign?
Rule 4: If eleven or fewer elements are completely contained in the white and green sections. Rule not met, I have 12 or 13 (one is so very very close to that yellow line .54 instead of .50).
Rule 5: If any two of the previous rules are one bar short of being met. Not met – only one was close to being iffy.
So I have elevated mercury in the top chart and proof of deranged mineral transport in the second part. This indicates a high probability of mercury poisoning.
I wonder what the low boron means, I’m reading that that is good for arthritis, getting calcium and magnesium into the cells, hormone balancing, mold/fungus/candida, and general brain health. Might be worth trying.
Also, the low chromium indicates blood sugar issues, hypoglycemia, etc, which I do have issues with. I can add chromium to my fistfull of supplments I guess.