Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities

by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE

© 2004, 2008, 2009 Andrew Hall Cutler

About the book

Read some excerpts from the book:

Table of contents

Preface

Calcium

Index

Reasons to check for HM

Mercury

Back cover copy

Why worry about HM

Iron

How to order the book

Cancer

Thallium

 

Schizophrenia

Selenium

Medical conditions Heavy Metals cause

Developmental disorders

Zinc

Other books of interest (vaccines cancer autism hormone balance etc)

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    Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities
is a practical book. The book starts out telling you how to interpret a hair test for mercury and other heavy metals.  It provides a step by step discussion of this with figures to make this easy to do.  It gives examples using actual hair test results from real people.

Mercury interferes with how the hair element results come out ? mercury is often low and other minerals take unusual values.  It is crucial for proper hair test interpretation to know how to recognize mercurys characteristic signature.

Mercury often causes retention of certain minerals. Arsenic, antimony, tin, titanium, zirconium and aluminum are elements many people retain too much of when they really have a mercury problem.

Hair tests are worth doing because a surprising number of people diagnosed with incurable chronic health conditions actually turn out to have a heavy metal problem.  Heavy metal problems are easy to correct.  Hair testing allows the underlying problem to be identified and the chronic health condition often disappears with proper detoxification.

Essential element levels contain much useful information about hormones as well as nutritional problems.  High hair levels do not always mean high body levels.  interpretation is specific to each element. Some of the essential elements can be toxic if they show high hair level, others actually show high hair levels when the body is deficient and needs more of them.  Excessive stress, poor digestion, adrenal issues and thyroid problems all show up in hair tests long before they can be identified by other laboratory methods.

There are over seventy example hair tests with background information and interpretation.  All of these tests are actual results from real people, with complete details of their health situation, what they are doing about it, and in many cases how they responded to different treatments.  Several families are presented with hair tests and health histories for all members, one including identical twins.  Several of the cases have before and after hair tests showing the effects of different treatment regimens on test results.

Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities also contains a discussion of what to do based on the test results, e. g. how to chelate heavy metals.

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About the book

Read some excerpts from the book:

Table of contents

Preface

Calcium

Index

Reasons to check for HM

Mercury

Back cover copy

Why worry about HM

Iron

How to order the book

Cancer

Thallium

 

Schizophrenia

Selenium

Medical conditions Heavy Metals cause

Developmental disorders

Zinc

Other books of interest (vaccines cancer autism hormone balance etc)

What the Author has to say

I wrote this book to make hair tests useful for both sick people and their doctors.  There are many clinical laboratory tests available but few are covered in medical school curricula.  Since hair testing is so inexpensive and widely applicable a book that explained it and provided actual results from real cases is needed. I wrote this book so that it can serve as both a teaching and reference text and can be understood by anyone, yet includes the technical detail of interest to the most specialized reader.

What People have to say

An important book for practitioner and patient alike

In this book Dr. Cutler deftly disentangles the major as well as subtle aspects of hair analysis. Prior to now clinicians have had to rely on ineffective and dangerous methods to assess patients for potentially toxic heavy metals. These methods never brought about clinical results because they were not based on reliable statistical probabilty. Hair Test Interpretation teaches the clinician and lay person how to easily detect a mercury problem with important clinical implications and correlations. The "Cutler Counting Rules" are a fast screening device that can be used to determine whether mercury is a causal factor in pathologic states.

In addition to defining the Counting Rules, Dr. Cutler goes into great depth, explaining the effects of mercury on hair mineral transport----so called "deranged or abnornal mineral transport". Reconciling essential elements in the light of deranged mineral transport takes on new meaning and application. This is vital for proper interpretation of other toxic elements and potentially toxic levels of other essential elements in the body. This new methodology of interpretation is important for uncovering multiple toxicities, as well as how it relates to organ and endocrine function (i.e. adrenal and thyroid).

Andrew Cutler has sourced many aspects of the elements on classical homeopathy, giving a striking "constellation" or clinical picture to look for in patients' physiology and psychological profile. The correlation of this to real time clinical assessment has been extremely valuable in my own practice.

I particularly enjoy the easy to read hair charts that are presented with patient cases, and the fluid and easy writing style of the book given the complex nature of the subject matter at hand.

I do believe that as people discover both the veracity of the Cutler Counting Rules, as well as the high success rate achieved through proper chelation using alpha lipoic acid and DMSA/DMPS orally on a 3-4 hour basis (also attributed to Dr. Cutler in his prior book Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment), that this new book, Hair Test Interpretation will find its proper place among tools that intelligent doctors and clinicians use to help people heal.

Jerome Deutsch, MS, LN

Santa Fe, NM

 

 

Dr. Andrew Cutler has my utmost respect

This new book by Dr. Cutler is the definitive guide in the confusing world of heavy metal poisoning diagnosis and treatment. I'm a practicing physician, 20 years now specializing in detoxification programs for treatment resistant conditions. It was fairly difficult to diagnose these heavy metal conditions before I met Dr. Cutler and developed a close relationship with him while reading his books. This latest book is the most informative and scholarly work to date. In this book I found his usual painstaking attention to detail gave a solid framework for understanding the complexity of mercury toxicity as well as the less common exposures. The book grounds the reader so they feel well supported in making diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. You really couldn't ask for a better reference book on a subject most researchers and physicians are still fumbling in the dark about. To date I have not found a book on heavy metals poisoning to be more exacting and useful for the clinician and the lay person. Dr. Cutler writes with a passion based on his own personal ordeal with mercury and his passion for rationally discovering the insidious sources, careful and safe diagnostic measures and appropriate treatment program. If you've tried to definitively diagnosis someone you love, a patient or yourself, this book will point you better than any other to find the biologically correct answer.

Dr. Rick Marschall

Port Angeles, WA

 

Outstanding Resource

Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities serves as an essential resource for anyone with a relative or friend with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. As Dr. Cutler explains, heavy metal toxicity often plays a role in these and other "mystery" conditions. He provides information about how to identify and reduce sources of exposure as well as how to safely reduce one's body burden.

As in Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment, the author respects the intelligence of his readers while recognizing that they don't necessarily have medical degrees. Dr. Cutler provides many sample hair tests to illustrate his "counting rules". Individuals who have decided to take charge of their own health and the health of their families owe it to themselves to add this excellent book to their home library.

Linda G. Shepard Salzer, MA Environment & Community

 

 

An Important Book for Parents of Patients Too

Andrew Cutler's new book, Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities, used together with his previous Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment, offers parents of children with heavy metal toxicity the opportunity to understand the specific character of their children's problems, and identify what supplements and treatments can be used to emeliorate them.

No doctor, except perhaps in well-prepared, hour-long consults that simply don't exist, can provide the kind of information these books can.

If you are a patient, trying to understand the exact nature of your problem, or the parent of a young patient, trying to give help, these are the books to have.

Daniel McKee

 

          

A valuable tool for mercury toxicity

With saunas being used increasingly for detoxification, I am contacted by heavy-metal injured patients and parents of autistic children on a regular basis. I have become sorely aware that many protocols to eliminate mercury from the body are controversial and oftentimes dangerous, and that the commonly used hair analysis is not only complex, but its meaning can be confusing or counter intuitive to the findings.

A most helpful bright light upon this can be found in the two books by Dr. Andrew Cutler, Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment and the more recent Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities.

I had a copy of Hair Test Interpretation with me at a recent medical conference and showed it to several clinicians who deal with mercury toxicity. Each person, after perusing the book, was genuinely excited to finally find a way of dealing with the subtleties and complexities of interpreting hair tests in their practices.

I believe that both parents of metal-injured children and physicians will find Dr. Cutler's newest contribution a most valuable tool.

Bob Morgan

Owner

Heavenly Heat Saunas

 

 

 

A Must Buy for Parents of Kids with Disabilities or Delays (potentially Toxic Kids)

As with his earlier book, Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment, I found this book invaluable. By using his book as a reference, I was able to gain very useful information regarding the hair tests of my children. As always, Dr. Cutler is insightful into the topic of heavy metals. It is nice to have a book demystify hair testing for heavy metal especially since this test is one of the best ways for screening for heavy metals. Following Dr. Cutler's protocol for detoxification (as outlined in Amalgam Illness (and under the supervision of my doctor)), I have effectively eliminated my son's symptoms of autism. With the information gained from reading Hair Test Interpretation, I have increased my knowledge in this area and have been able to better understand what has been going on in my children's bodies as they have detoxified.

Maureen Block, JD

San Francisco, CA

          

          

Fascinating

I refer to this book (along with Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment) almost every day in my clinical practice. Anyone who does heavy metal detox professionally and doesn't use this book is asking for trouble. It is also useful for laypeople, however, and I found it to be better organized than Amalgam Illness, his prior book, but with a different focus and lots of new information.

I look forward to the day when Dr. Cutler's diagnosis and treatment protocols are in our practitioner training programs – that is when much more of today’s suffering will begin to subside. But, if you are lucky enough to be in the know now, you can get a big head-start!

Julie Anderson, Nurse Practitioner

http://www.npjulie.com/

          

          

The author really is a genius!

To tell you the truth, I have had little use for so-called "alternative medicine" solutions and providers. That is, until I came across Dr. Cutler's soon to be famous Hair Test Interpretation textbook. This easy to read, highly scientific book is the finest example of what truly intelligent and gifted people can do when left alone to conduct real scientific research, on real problems, and develop proven techniques to cope with problems the medical community evidently would prefer people to just keep paying them for, and receiving no relief.

Using Dr Cutler's book, I correctly identified myself as having a lead toxicity problem. After several cycles of chelation, my health improved dramatically. I went from being a lethargic, disinterested, television addict, to being a revitalized full functioning human being again. Now, at age 51, I was able to complete and certify in American Red Cross lifeguard training (I was a competitive swimmer in my younger years), something I have NOT been able to do since my 30s....and the so-called medical doctors could not figure out what my problem was.

When I first bought Hair Test Interpretations and shared my hair test results with my primary care physician, he told me to ignore the results, they weren't conclusive. But Dr Cutler's protocols said they were significant. I listened to Dr. Cutler, and I'm damn glad I did!!! His book cured me, and I'm confident his book can cure you too.

Christopher Carlton, PhD

 

 

          

It's Like Having a Navajo Code Talker Help You Break the "Secret Code"

Like many other clinicians, I always felt that hair analysis, performed and interpreted correctly, would be an invaluable asset to understand the toxicity and deranged mineral transport that people with "mental illness", mental retardation, Autism, and chronic physical illnesses were bound to have.

However, I found it impossible to teach myself the "art and science" of understanding,interpreting, and actually using hair analysis as a cornerstone of a treatment plan. I am SO appreciative to finally have this book by Dr. Andrew Cutler to help me begin to comprehend the complex inter-relationship of variables involved in hair test interpretation.

As with Dr. Cutler's previous work (Amalgam Illness:Diagnosis and Treatment), this is not just a book you sit down and "read." You must study it, and spend time with it to do it,and yourself, justice. I'm blown away by the work, research, analysis and synthesis involved in this book. Great for parents of sick children, and adults who have not been helped by the "usual" tests and approaches.

Also, great for those doctors/practitioners who felt hair analysis was "worthless" or unreliable. Maybe it's because the interpretation of the results is not linear. Maybe once someone helps you understand the logic and see the patterns, the wisdom finally starts to emerge. It's like a gigantic piece of scientific insight brought into focus and interpreted for all of us: health care providers, parents of sick kids, and adults with chronic illnesses. Unlike anything else available. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING for anyone involved with helping anyone to recover their lost health, stolen by toxins.

Carol M. Wester MSN, APRN, BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board Certified

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Mattapoisett, MA

 

 

About the book

Read some excerpts from the book:

Table of contents

Preface

Calcium

Index

Reasons to check for HM

Mercury

Back cover copy

Why worry about HM

Iron

How to order the book

Cancer

Thallium

 

Schizophrenia

Selenium

Medical conditions Heavy Metals cause

Developmental disorders

Zinc

Other books of interest (vaccines cancer autism hormone balance etc)

 Phone order to (425) 557-8299 or Download fax and mail order form

 


       

 

 

Useful information excerpted from Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities:

 

 Potassium and sodium up with calcium and magnesium down means too much adrenaline but not enough cortisol.  Potassium and sodium down with calcium and magnesium up means not enough cortisol, adrenaline and thyroid hormone. The usual blood tests wont identify problems in time to avoid prolonged misery.

 Children accumulate antimony much more readily than adults. Children with antimony problems dont like to be touched or looked at.  Antimony is the flame retardant in childrens pajamas, mattresses, and much carpeting and upholstery.  Antimony causes heart problems.  Hair is a good measure of antimony.

 Lead is associated with reduced intelligence, behavior problems, learning disabilities, ADHD, lazy eye (amblyopia) and developmental delays in children. Adults may experience cognitive decline, gout, high blood pressure, vision problems, miscarriages, depression, irritability and sleep disturbances.  Lead reduces long term memory, mercury reduces short term memory.

 Bismuth may cause neurological and hormone problems.  It is in many make-up preparations, stomach remedies and diaper rash balms.

 Silver toxicity causes emotional lability and theatrical behavior..  Intellectual impairment and digestive disturbances are also possible. Vision problems and sensitivity to small glasses prescription changes occur with silver and arsenic, while mercury only causes vision problems

 High hair zinc usually indicates low body levels.  Vegetarian diets  and modern foods are low in zinc.  High carbohydrate intake reduces zinc levels. Zinc deficiency causes intellectual impairment, growth failure and immune deficiency.  10% of todays children are believed to be zinc deficient.

 Calcium levels in hair often move oppositely to body inventory.  High hair calcium suggests calcium loss such as occurs in osteoporosis.  People with high hair calcium often need to take more calcium.

 

 Phone order to (425) 557-8299 or Download fax and mail order form

 


       

 

About the book

Read some excerpts from the book:

Table of contents

Preface

Calcium

Index

Reasons to check for HM

Mercury

Back cover copy

Why worry about HM

Iron

How to order the book

Cancer

Thallium

 

Schizophrenia

Selenium

Medical conditions Heavy Metals cause

Developmental disorders

Zinc

Other books of interest (vaccines cancer autism hormone balance etc)

 

 

You can phone in your credit card order to (425) 557-8299 or fax it to (425) 557-2104.

 

Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities can be purchased by sending a check for $40 to:

 

Andrew Cutler

 3006  230th Lane SE, #X103

 Sammamish, WA 98075  USA

 

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