COMMON CAUSES OF MINERAL IMBALANCE OR DEFICIENCY
                                                                       • Improper diet
                                                                      • Excessive intake of refined carbohydrates or sugars
                                                                      • Strict vegetarian diet
                                                                      • Other exclusive diet
                                                                      • Work conditions (toxic elements)
                                                                      • Medication
                                                                      • Stress
                                                                      • Taking supplements, vitamins, minerals not compatible with your body chemistry
                                                                      • Birth control pills
                                                                      • Occupation
Even if you are not experiencing a problem, abnormal changes in body chemistry and nutritional deficiencies may result in early, subtle changes in your body such as:
                                                      • Weight gain (metabolism)
                                                      • White spots in fingernails – can indicate a possible zinc deficiency
                                                      • Longitudinal ridging in nails – can indicate a iron deficiency
                                                      • Brittle fingernails, toenails and hair – possible calcium, silica and/or copper imbalance
                                                      • Stretch marks – possible zinc deficiency
                                                      • Poor food taste – zinc deficiency.
All of the above indicators and many more are generally signs of metabolic disturbances that
can be detected in early tissue mineral analysis.

TOXIC ELEMENTS
From adolescence through adulthood the average person is continually exposed to a variety of toxic metal sources through contamination from soil and foods, the environment, and topical application such as hair dyes, paint, ingestion from burnt fuels (lead), cigarette smoke (cadmium), hydrogenated oils (nickel), antiperspirants, soft drink and beer cans (aluminium), dental amalgams (mercury and cadmium), copper and aluminium cookware, insect repellent, water, work environment and industrial exposure are just some of the sources which can contribute to toxic metal exposure.

If you are exposed to a hazardous/toxic substance several factors will determine whether harmful effects will occur and what the type and severity of those health effects will be. These factors include the dose, duration, the route or pathway by which you are exposed (breathing, eating, drinking or skin contact) the other chemicals to which you are exposed, and your individual characteristics such as age, sex, nutritional status, family traits, lifestyle and state of health.

HOW IS YOUR HAIR ANALYSED?
Once your sample has arrived it is weighed and trimmed, then digested in a specific reagent to break down the hair structure. The sample is then aspirated into a highly sophisticated scientific instrument. (Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrophotometer.)
A 30 page report is then forwarded to the client or practitioner in an easy to read graph style format showing various levels of nutrient or toxin imbalance in parts per million (PPM). This will show how your value relates to the normal or ideal reference range.
Mineral, vitamin and food supplements can be combined with a well balanced diet as related to you by your health practitioner to overcome any imbalances recorded by your hair analysis.
If you can’t measure it – you can’t manage it.
A hair analysis order form kit is available by phoning (03) 9431 0701 Mob: 0418 124 559

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