Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities

by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE

© 2004, 2008, 2009 Andrew Hall Cutler

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Iron

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Thallium

 

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Selenium

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Index

—A—

abdominal cramping and lead, 99

absorption

boron, 124

chromium, 122

copper, 116

copper, effects of iron on, 116

copper, effects of molybdenum on, 116

copper, effects of zinc on, 116

inhaled versus eaten, 131

iodine, 124

iron, 128

lead, 99

magnesium, 110

manganese, 120

tungsten, 107

zinc, 118

abstract thinking and lead, 100

acetylcholine and aluminum, 88

acetylcholine, arsenic's effect on, 91

aching muscles, selenium, 126

acid transport, 10

acid reflux and digestive enzymes, 35

acid supplements and low manganese, 258

acid with meals and low phosphorus, 252

acrodynia 4

activated charcoal for thallium, 249

active transport, primary and secondary, 9

acute illness, zinc markers affected by 117

ADHD, 83, 138, 154, 163, 175, 182, 216. 230

cause uncertain, 37

iron, 129

lead and mercury, 210

lead, 37, 99, 100

magnesium, 110

zinc for, 119

adjuvant, beryllium, 93

adrenal function, 163, 193

arsenic, 92, 240

cadmium, 95

copper, 117

hair test indicators of, 52, 205, 210

insufficiency, 113

lead, 100

zinc absorption, 118

adrenal cortex extract, 114

aerospace alloys

beryllium, 70

nickel, 77

titanium, 79

age and sex on hair test report, 12, 132

agricultural pesticide

lead arsenate, 70, 74

ALA,  see alpha lipoic acid

alcohol

lead, 100, 245

magnesium, 110

manganese, 120

molybdenum, 123

tungsten, 250

aldehyde oxidase

molybdenum, 123

aldosterone

sodium, 111

algicide

copper, 72, 115

alkalinizing the urine, 238

bismuth chelation, 242

cadmium chelation, 242

gold chelation, 244

allergy, 59, 84, 134, 142, 145, 160, 162, 193, 201

manganese, 121

nickel, 102

palladium, 102

allergy shots, 134

mercury, 75

allergy to jewelry

nickel, 102

allithiamine, 237

alloys

cobalt, 72

manganese. See

nickel, 77

zirconium, 80

alloys, specialty, bismuth, 71

alopecia and thallium, 104

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA), 43, 50, 107, 135, 142, 160, 163, 182, 190, 195, 198, 201, 214, 222, 237, 238, 239, 240, 242, 244, 245, 246, 248, 249, 250

proper and improper use, 201

pure R form ALA, precautions 246

restriction due to copper levels, 256

alpha ketoglutarate

manganese, 121

ALS (lead and mercury) 44

aluminum, 87

acetylcholine, 88

Alzheimer's disease, 88

anemia, 88

blood and urine levels, 87

cardiomyopathy, 88

children, 87

confusion, 88

cookware, 239

dementia, 88

dietary, 87

disorientation, 88

elevation, vs. low manganese, 87

heart problems, 88

in old age, 87

kidney problems and, 87

mineral transport deranged, 216

poor balance, 88

poor memory, 88

retention of due to deranged mineral transport, 87

retention of due to mercury, 87

sarcoidosis, 88

sources, 68

very elevated, 164, 170, 171, 172, 173, 177, 186, 208, 234

with antimony, nickel, tin or titanium, 87

Alzheimer’s disease, mercury, 82

amalgam filling removal and symptom improvement, 201

amblyopia

ametropic, 214

lead, 99, 245

amino acids, transport, 10

aminolevulinic acid dehydratase and lead, 98

ammonia and manganese, 119

ammonia

manganese, 258

ammunition

lead, 73

uranium, 80

Analytical Research Laboratories, 273

counting rules for hair test, 268

elements tested for in hair, 269

anemia, 85

aluminum, 88

and lead, 100

and silver, 103

and tin, 106

aplastic, and gold 97

cadmium, 96

chromium, 122

copper low, 117

gadolinium, 96, 243

germanium, 130

iron, 89, 129

iron deficiency, from arsenic, 92

lead, 98

molybdenum, 124

selenium, 127

vanadium, 123

zinc, 118

anger control poor

lead, 100

magnesium, 110

anguish

arsenic, 92

bismuth, 94

animal derived iron, absorption, 128

animal feed, manganese, 75


anorexia nervosa, 86

versus adrenal insufficiency, 113

zinc, 119

ant traps arsenic, 70

Antabuse and nickel, 101, 247

antacid and aluminum, 68

anti-brush border antibodies, 201

anti-mitochondrial antibodies, 201

anti-myelin antibodies, 201

anti-nuclear antibodies, 201, 205

anti-parietal cell antibodies, 201

anti-smooth muscle antibodies, 201

antidepressant, rubidium, 78, 130

antifouling paints, tin, 79

antifungal, paint, mercury, 75

antihistamine for gold, 244

antimony

absorption, 131

anemia, iron deficiency, 89

blood, urine and stool levels, 88

cardiotoxity, 89

carnitine, 239

children, 90

coenzyme Q-10, 239

diet, high protein restricted carbohydrate, 90, 240

digestion, 89

EKG changes, 89

emotional effects, 90

flame retardant as source of, 65

hair levels, 88

half life, 89

hawthorne extract, 239

herpes zoster, 88

high vitamin skin cream, 239

liver damage, 88

magnesium, 239

mineral transport effects, 10, 154, 182, 216

neutrophils, 88

nosebleeds, 90

porphyrins, 89

potassium, 239

rash, 89

retention due to mercury, 88

shingles, 88

testosterone, 89

very elevated, 42,  150, 152, 153, 195, 214, 183, 184, 186, 187, 188, 196, 208, 209, 213, 215

white blood cells, 88

antimony in stool very elevated, 159

antioxidants

chelation, 238

platinum, 248

selenium, 127

tin, 250

antiperspirants, 239

aluminum, 69

zirconium, 80

antiseptic, iodine, 73

antisocial behavior and lead, 100

antitumor agent, germanium, 130


anxiety, 59, 162, 163, 193, 198

bismuth, 94

manganese, 120

platinum, 102

apathy

lead, 100

manganese, 120

silver, 103

appetite

boron, 124

molybdenum, 124

phosphorus, 125

zinc, 119

apples and lead, 74

apprehension and platinum, 102

apprenticeship

medical training as, 66

versus scholarship, 67

apraxia, 162

arc lamps and thorium, 79

arginine and manganese, 121

argumentativeness, 83

argyria, 103

arsenic

absorption, 131

blood, urine and stool levels, 90

effect on magnesium and potassium, 91

hair levels, 90

heart problems, 241

high vitamin skin cream, 240

magnesium, 241

mercury as well, 201, 240

mineral transport effects, 10, 182

numbness and tingling in hands and feet, 90

peripheral neuropathy, 90

poisoning, 135

potassium, 241

treated wood, 65

very elevated, 51, 136, 137, 145, 146, 177, 183, 208, 225

very elevated, deranged mineral transport, 52

arsine, AsH3, 93

arthritis treatment, gold, 72, 97

artists and cadmium, 95, 242

Asperger's syndrome

cause uncertain, 37

asthma, 84, 145, 201

molybdenum, 123

astigmatism, 132

ataxia, 185

and lead, 99

atherosclerosis and arsenic, 91

Atkins diet

arsenic, 91, 240

cadmium, 95

improvement on, 145

lead, 245

magnesium, 110

silver, 248

attention deficit disorder, see ADHD

auditory integration training, 159

auditory threshold, lead, 100

autism, 212

behavioral versus biomedical treatment, 37

cause uncertain, 37

fish mercury, 162

from birth, 214

genetic (Kanner’s), 38

identical twins, 150

improved by chelation, 43, 195

likelihood of treatable cause, 38

mercury, 43, 162, 190

methyl mercury, 162

regressive at 18 months, 214

severe, 162, 195

average (normal) hair test results, 26, 28-33

autoimmunity, 201

beryllium, 241

titanium, 107

zirconium, 130, 261

—B—

B-12, see vitamin B-12

B2, see vitamin B2

B6, see vitamin B6

hair test indications for, 114

high Ca/P ratio, 261

high hair zinc, 261

how to supplement, 252

indication for supplementation, 118

low alkaline phosphatase, 261

low hair magnesium, 261

low Na/Mg ratio, 261

magnesium, 251

zinc and magnesium, 110

back and neck pain, 163

balance, 35, 185

magnesium, 110

platinum, 102

back pain, 132

baking powders and aluminum,, 68, 239

ballast, mercury, 76

barium

potassium, 127

sulfate, 127

variation with age, 274

variation with sex, 274

very elevated, 153

very low, 206, 213, 219

barometers, mercury, 76

basophilic stippling, lead, 98

bathroom floors, lead, 73

batteries

cadmium, 71

lead, 74

manganese, 74

bedding, antimony, 69

behavior, copper, 117

behavioral optometrist, 220

arsenic, 241

lead, 245

behavioral versus biomedical treatment for autism, 37

binomial distribution, 264

berries and molybdenum, 123

beryl, gemstone, berryllium, 70

beta 2 microglobulin, cadmium, 96

beverage containers

antimony, 69

tin, 79, 106

bile

copper, 116

zinc, 118

biliary tract and tin, 106

bilirubin and copper accumulation, 117

biocides, tin, 79

biotin and thallium, 249

bipolar disorder

lithium, 125

manganese, 120

mercury, 47, 190

birth control pills and copper, 115

bismuth

mineral transport deranged, 216

very elevated, 157, 186, 187, 208, 209, 210, 211, 215, 218,  219, 232, 234

biting tongue, 35

bladder cancer, 53

bladder pain with urgency and frequency, 132

bleeding, stopping with silver, 78

blindness and thallium, 105

blood clotting

gadolinium, 96

manganese, 121

blood copper levels, 115

blood count, 237

blood donation

iron, 129, 255

blood lead elevated, 210

blood mercury levels low in toxic people, 11

blood plasma and mineral transport, 9

blood pressure elevation

blood pressure meters

mercury, 76

blood pressure, high

bismuth, 95

cadmium, 95

magnesium, 110

blood pressure, low

arsenic, 92

blood sugar, 85, 175

cadmium, 95

elevation, chromium, 122

low, and arsenic, 92

regulation poor 228

regulation poor, bismuth, 95

transport, 10

blood vessels, new and copper, 116

blue glass and cobalt, 72

bluish discoloration of the skin, 103

blurred vision

thallium, 105

zinc, 118

body inventory of iron, 129

body temperature reduced, zinc, 118

boisterous personality, 145

bone marrow and thorium, 105

bones

boron, 124

lead stored in, 99, 244

silicon, 130

strontium, 127

tungsten, 107

uranium, 107

boric acid, 71

boron

calcium, 124

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 186, 187, 188, 189, 202, 203. 204, 225

very low, 46, 233

bowel pain, 132

bradykinesia, manganese, 120

brain

cancer, 57

damage from lead, 244

damage from tin, 106

fog from silver, 103

inflammation from lead, 98

thallium, 104

tumor, 163

Breast cancer, 205

breast milk and selenium, 126

breast feeding, 185

bronchitis, chronic, 145

bronze contains tin, 79

bruising easily, 84

calcium, 109

buildings and lead, 74

bulimia and zinc, 119

bumpers and nickel, 77

burns and silver, 78

—C—

Ca/Mg see calcium to magnesium ratio

Ca Mg Na K see calcium magnesium sodium potassium relationship

Ca/P, see calcium to phosphorus

caffeine and zinc absorption, 118

calcium, 109

boron, 124

cadmium, 95, 242

concentration in body fluids, 9

elevated in serum, and manganese, 120

gadolinium, 96, 243

high in hair, 109

lead,, 99, 244

manganese, 120, 258

strontium, 127, 260

transport, 10

variation with age and sex, 274

very elevated, 152, 153, 179

very low, 51, 177

zinc, 118, 260

calcium and magnesium elevation, 112

calcium and potassium, effects of magnesium, 110


calcium as nutritional supplement

best forms, 251

lead absorption, 99

calcium channels and magensium, 110

calcium magnesium sodium potassium phosphorus relationship

thymus glandular, 254

calcium magnesium sodium potassium relationship, 40, 57, 112

adrenal sign, 52, 164, 195, 212, 218, 253

effect of exercise, 114

stress pattern, 27, 151, 154, 198

calcium phosphorus sodium magnesium relationship

vitamin B6, 254

calcium to magnesium ratio (Ca/Mg), 112

blood sugar regulation, 154, 216, 228

blood sugar regulation, 253

carbohydrate metabolism, 190

chromium, vanadium and zinc, 253

calcium to phosphorus ratio, 112

digestive enzymes, 159, 175, 216, 254

metabolic type, 253

test result, 178

calcium to phosphorus ratio elevated and sodium to magnesium low

B6 indication, 154, 254

calcium to potassium ratio

effects of magnesium, 110

thyroid, 40, 56, 193, 222, 228, 254

thyroid or copper deficiency, 113

calcium to potassium ratio and sodium to magnesium ratio

digestive enzymes, 254

candy and lead, 74

cancer, 52, 59

arsenic, 52, 92, 240

beryllium, 53, 93

breast, 205

cadmium, 52

chromium, 52, 122

copper, 116

high hair mercury, 57

iron, 129

nickel, 102

nickel, 52, 247

platinum, 102

thorium, 105

twin study, 54

zinc, 119

cancer treatment

arsenic for, 70

germanium, 130

platinum, 77

rubidium, 78,  130

candida, 205

carbamazepine, 178

carbide, with cobalt, 71

carbohydrate intake and zinc, 118

carbohydrate intolerance and chromium, 122

carbohydrates

arsenic's effect on use of, 91

chromium, 122

manganese, 119

thallium, 104

carbohydrates and arsenic, 240

carbohydrates, easily digested and vanadium, 260

carbon electrodes and thorium, 79

cardiac death, sudden and thallium, 105

cardiomyopathy

aluminum, 88

barium, 127

cardiotoxicity of antimony, 89

carnitine

antimony, 239

barium, 255

cadmium, 242

cobalt, 256

mercury, 246

silver, 248

thallium, 249

carnosine for silver, 248

carpal tunnel syndrome, 163

carpets and mercury, 76

catalysts

antimony, 69

platinum, 77thorium, 79

vanadium, 80

catalytic converters

palladium, 77

platinum, 77

cataracts, 222

selenite, 126

CBC with differential, 237

celiac disease and sodium, 111

cell surface mineral transport proteins, 9

cell walls and nutrient transport, 8

cement and chromium, 71

ceramic

cobalt, 72

throium, 79

uranium, 80

ceramics

barium, 70

boron, 71

cadmium, 71

lead, 74

vanadium, 80

cereal

arsenic, 70

thorium, 79

cesarean, 159

charcoal and thallium, 249

cheese, 239

aluminum, 69

chelation, 178

supplements, 239

procedure, 238

harmful and dangerous, 245

chemical sensitivity, 132, 145, 150, 175

arsenic and mercury, 52

chicken has arsenic, 70

childhood vaccines not proven safe, 37

childhood developmental disorders, causes, 60


children

antimony, 90

iron absorption, 128

lead absorption, 99

lead and mercury levels, 37

lead sensitivity, 98, 99

mercury sensitivity, 83

play and mercury, 76

strontium, 127

zinc deficiency, incidence, 119

chinese herbs for allergy, 134

chiropractic adjustment and magnesium, 110

chlorella, 237, 246

chloride transport, 10

cholesterol

high, 52, 162

adrenal problems, 52

manganese, 121

chrome plating and nickel, 77

chromium

concentration in body fluids, 9

hexavalent, 71

vanadium, 122, 123, 260

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 141, 179, 209, 215

very low, 139, 140, 158

chromium, zinc and manganese low, 112

chronic fatigue, 132, 145, 222

versus adrenal insuficiency, 113

chromosomal defects, 224

and deranged mineral transport, 11

cigarette smoking

cadmium, 71

lead, 74

nickel, 77

cilantro precautions, 246

cinnabar is mercury, 76

cirrhosis affects copper, 116

classrooms may have mercury, 76

clays contain aluminum, 69

clubfeet, congenital, 185

clumsiness

bismuth, 94

boron, 124

example case, 35

lead, 99

magnesium, 110

thallium, 104

tin, 106

cobalt

concentration in body fluids, 9

iodine, 128

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 41, 149

very low, 46, 58, 158, 161, 166, 167, 173, 174, 194, 202, 203, 204, 219, 223

coenzyme Q-10

antimony, 239

barium, 255

cadmium, 242


cobalt, 256

mercury, 246

thallium, 249

cognitive function, 230

decline, and lead, 98

coins , silver, 78

cold all the time, 132

cold sores and arsenic, 92

colic, 214

lead, 99

colitis, 160

colloidal minerals and aluminum, 69

colloidal silver, 248

colon cancer, 54

Color vision, 84

thallium, 105

coma and lead, 99

complaining about health, bismuth and, 94

complexion, arsenic affects, 92

comprehension declines with reading, 220

compulsive, 218

concentration, poor, 132, 163, 193, 198, see also ADHD

concentration in various body fluids

manganese, phosphorus, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, magnesium, molybdenum, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc, 9

confusion

bismuth, 94

lead, 100

magnesium, 110

manganese, 119, 120

palladium, 102

constipation, 132, 138, 150, 224

iodine, 125

platinum, 102

potassium, 111

contamination of hair sample

boron, 124

selenium, 126, 193, 259

copper, 115

convulsions

bismuth, 94

boron, 124

thallium, 105

cookware and uranium, 80

coordination problems, 162, 185

mercury, 82, 84

aluminum, 88

lead, 100

manganese, 121

cobalt, 128

copper

accumulation, deranged mineral transport and, 116, 134

accumulation, genetic, 151

accumulation, with mercury, 116

alloys containing beryllium, 70

cadmium, 95, 242

concentration in body fluids, 9

cooking pots, and tin, 79

dietary, 178

effects of, 115

iron, 129

lead absorption, 99

levels in blood or urine, 115

mercury in addition, toxicity from, 154, 226

molybdenum, 123, 259

Parkinson's disease, 34

selenium, 126

silver, 104

supplementing suggested on hair test report, 114

tin, 106, 250

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 150, 151, 152, 153, 226, 227

zinc, 118, 260

corrosion, copper absorption from, 72

corrosion resistant alloy of thallum and lead, 78

cortisol and zinc absorption, 118

cosmetics

bismuth, 71, 242

tin, 79

counterweights

mercury, 76

uranium, 80

counting rule #1

breast feeding, 16

definition, 16

figure showing where to count, 19

lactation, 16

met, example tests, 46, 133, 191, 206

pregnancy, 16

probability calculation, 263

significance of toxic elements, 25

vegetarianism, 16

counting rule #2

definition, 16

figure showing where to count, 20

met, example tests, 186-188, 220, 227

probability calculation, 263

significance of toxic elements, 25

counting rule #3

definition, 25

figure showing where to count, 21

met, example tests, 41, 46, 51, 141, 172-174, 186-188, 194, 204, 213, 215, 219, 229

probability calculation, 264

significance of toxic elements, 25

counting rule #4

definition, 25

figure showing where to count, 22

met, example tests, 46, 51, 133, 143, 153, 173, 179, 180, 183, 186, 194, 209, 211, 225

probability calculation, 264

significance of toxic elements, 25

counting rule #5

definition, 25

met, example tests, 36, 39, 55, 58,  170, 202, 203, 223

significance of toxic elements, 25

counting rules

color figure showing bands on test report, 17

counting rules not met, 28-33, 42, 49*, 137 140*, 144, 146, 149, 152*, 156, 157, 161, 165-169, 171, 176, 177, 181, 184, 189, 192, 196*, 199, 200, 208*, 217, 231, 233, 234

* tests that are statistically suspicious.

level of statistical abnormality of test, 26

critical thinking skills in medical training, 66

crossed eyes and thallium, 105

crude oils and vanadium, 80

crying continuously, 216

crystal, lead, 73

cucumbers and molybdenum, 123

curtains and antimony, 69

cyclic AMP

forskolin, 245

mercury, 245

cysteine, 52, 159, 175, 201, 222, 237, 240, 241, 246, 249, 256

cystic fibrosis and sodium, 111

—D—

daily intake of copper, 116

dairy products

lead absorption, 99

in the diet, and calcium, 109

dandruff shampoos and selenium, 126, 259

deafness and cobalt, 128

decks, wood, and arsenic, 69

decreased libido and lead, 101

decreased vision

lead, 100

thallium, 105

tin, 106

zinc and night, 119

delayed speech, lead and mercury, 210

delerium

manganese, 119

thallium, 105

delirium and lead, 99

delusions and thallium, 105

dementia and manganese, 120

dense liquid for mineral separation, thallium, 78

dental alloys

copper, 72

nickel, 77

palladium, 77

dental implants, titanium, 79

dental offices, 82

mercury, 76

dentist, 198

dentures

cadmium, 71

mercury, 75

depilatory creams and thallium, 78

depression, 59, 86, 132, 162, 163, 193, 198

bismuth, 94

case example, 35

lead, 100

manganese, 120

tin, 106

with anxiety, 198

with despair, gold, 97


deranged mineral transport, 14

boron, 124

elevated nickel, 101

elevated tin, 105

elevated titanium, 106

magnesium, 109

not widely understood, 6

potassium, 111

zinc, 117

dermatitis

exfoliative, gold, 97

manganese, 121

despair and depression, 193

gold, 97

detoxification

course of, 237

natural history, 237

supplements, 239

developmental delay, childhood, 178

lead, 37

developmental disabilities, 84

diabetes complications, copper, 116

diabetes insipidus, mercury, 163

diabetes, type 2, 112

chromium, 122

diagnosing heavy metal poisoning

errors in diagnosis, 2

many possible symptoms, 67

dialysis encephalopathy, 88

diaper rash remedies, bismuth, 71, 242

diaphoretic tea for nickel, 247

diarrhea, 84

molybdenum, 124

zinc, 118

diet

antimony, 240

antimony, 90

cadmium, 242

calcium and lead absorption, 99

hair test improvement from, 13

high protein restricted carbohydrate, 240

high protein, 160, 246

manganese, 258

mercury, 246

must include carbohydrates, 242

potassium intake and urine levels, 111

protein intolerance, 258

thiol/sulfur foods, 222

difficulty concentrating, 193, see also ADHD

difficulty falling asleep, magnesium, 110

digestion

antimony, 89

boron, 124

lead, 99

of protein, phosphorus, 126

tin, 106

digestive enzymes, 214

calcium to phosphorus ratio and, 205

hair test indications for, 114

dilated pupils, 178

episodic, 175


discontent

silver, 103

bismuth, 94

disinhibition as a chelation side effect, 142

disorientation

magnesium, 110

tin, 106

distal hair for lead, 98

disulfiram and nickel, 101, 247

dizziness, 84, 163, 205

lead, 100

magnesium, 110

nickel, 102

palladium, 102

DMPS, 107, 160, 190, 198, 222, 237, 238, 239, 240, 242, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250

DMSA, 43, 48, 50, 88, 107, 182, 190, 195, 198, 210, 214, 237, 238, 239, 240, 242, 244, 245, 247, 248, 249, 250

DTPA, 243

Doctor's Data, Inc, 273

counting rules for hair test, 16-21, 268

elements tested for in hair, 269

dopamine and manganese, 120

double vision

gold, 97

mercury, 84

dramatic personality due to silver, 103

drinking fountains and lead, 74

drug, arsenic used as, 70

dry and thin hair

iodine, 125

dry skin

iodine, 125

zinc, 118

duck has arsenic, 70

dyes and pigments

cadmium, 71, 242

cobalt, 72

lead, 73

manganese, 75

molybdenum and lead, 75

thallium, 78

titanium, 79

vanadium, 80

dyslexia, 84

—E—

ear and manganese, 120

ear drops and mercury, 75

ear infections and zinc, 119

easy bruising, 84

eating disorders and zinc, 119

eclampsia and magnesium, 110

eczema, 220

titanium, 107

EDTA, 107, 118, 198, 237, 238, 241, 243, 244, 246, 250, 256, 258

do not use for mercury, 246

Edward's syndrome, 224

EEG, 159

EKG changes

lead, 100

antimony, 89, 240

electronics and germanium, 72

embalming and mercury, 75

emotional distress, 59

emotional effects

antimony, 90

arsenic, 92

lithium, 125

manganese, 120

mercury, 83, 218

silver, 103, 248

endocrine problems and mercury, 246

endometriosis, 132

engineering education versus medical training, 66

enlargement of the heart and silver, 103

enzymes, selenium containing, 126

epilepsy, 84, 148, 178

silver, 103

epinephrine and cadmium, 95

epsom salt baths, magnesium, 252

erethism, 81

errors

hard to correct in medical practice, 66

hair test results, 185

estrogens and copper, 117

ethics

screening for heavy metals required by, 34

in medical training, 66

excessive body hair in women and bismuth, 95

excessive numbers of moles, 205

excessive scatter on hair test,

toxic elements not inerpretable, 212

excessive urination, 84

expressive language,

delayed, 185

none, 195

Excretion

boron, 124

chromium, 122

iron, 129

manganese, 120

selenium, 126

exercise, 114, 254

exfoliative dermatitis and gold, 97

exposure source not identified, 68

extracellular compartment and mineral transport, 9

eye care products and mercury, 75

eye contact lost, 216

eye contact, none, 185, 214

eye contact, poor, 182

eye exam

arsenic, 241

mercury, 247

lead, 245

eye floaters, 132

eye focus, 84

eye irritation and tin, 106

eye movements jerky and manganese, 120

eye turn and thallium, 105

eyebrows, loss of outer portion, and iodine, 125

—F—

fabric dyes and inks, vanadium, 80

facilitated diffusion, 10

facial expression, lack of, manganese, 120

Faeroes islands mercury study, 43

failure to thrive, 162

false negative, 159

bismuth, 94

false normal test results for lead, 97

family members

hair copper, 256

manganese, 258

mercury toxicity risk, 247

relevance of hair testing, 12

fasting and magnesium, 110

fatigue, 59, 86, 162, 163, 198

chromium, 122

iron, 129

lead, 100

manganese, 120

nickel, 102

palladium, 102

phosphorus, 125

platinum, 102

potassium, 111

severe, 205

uranium, 108

zinc, 119

fats used for energy and thallium, 104

fatty acid elevation and chromium, 122

fear

of new situations, 178

arsenic, 92

platinum, 102

of being murdered, 100

lead, 100

febrile seizures and lead, 99

fecal antimony, very elevated, 159

feeling improved during exercise, and lead, 100

feet, pain in thallium, 104 see also peripheral neuropathy

Feingold diet, 162, 222

female hormones, 163

fence posts and arsenic, 69

ferritin, 205

ideal range, 254

low, 205

fertility and lead, 101

fertilizers and phosphorus, 77

fetus and lead, 98

fevers, 142

fiber and zinc absorption, 118, 260

fibromyalgia, 145, 222

germanium, 257

financial pressure interfering with diagnosis, 67

fine motor skills, 138

fingernails, spooning and iron, 129

fingers and toes, tingling and platinum, 102, see also peripheral neuropathy

fireworks and thallium, 78

fish and mercury, 76

fish consumption, high, 162

flame retardant

antimony, 69

boron, 71

labelling of bedding, 87

labelling of pyjamas, 87

flax seed meal and selenium, 127

floors and lead, 73

flu shots, 65, 185

fluorescent lamps

antimony, 69

mercury, 76

fluoridated water and lead, 99, 244

focus eyes, 84

folic acid

antimony, 239

arsenic, 240

food allergies, 52, 132, 160

food intolerances, 162

foods as a source of tin, 106

foods, modern, zinc content, 118

forgetfulness, 35

forskolin in mercury toxicity, 245

frequent illness, 150

fructose and phosphorus, 252

fungus and zinc, 119

fuzzy thinking, 222

—G—

gait problems

manganese, 120

mercury, 44

galena is lead, 74

gall bladder problems and copper, 116

galvanized iron and zinc, 80

garden beds and arsenic, 69

garlic smell to the breath and selenium, 127

gas lanterns and thorium, 79

gasoline and lead, 74

gastric reflux, 222

digestive enzymes, 35

gaussian, 264

general population toxic exposure, 37

genetic conditions

autism, 38

copper, 115, 151, 154

deranged mineral transport, 11

essential element toxicity, 12

manganese, 145

mercury, 155

geographic location, and uranium, 107

GERD, see gastric reflux

germanium

inorganic, 130

organic, 130

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 231

very low, 41, 51, 55, 194

gfcf diet, see gluten free, casein free diet


glass

barium, 70

boron, 71

rubidium, 78

thorium, 79

glasses improved behavior, 214

glaucoma and lead, 100

glucose

intolerance, 112

transport, 10

glycemic index, high, vanadium, 260

glycination, 175

glycine

copper, 256

manganese, 258

glucocorticoids and beryllium, 241

glucuronidation, 175

glutamate and manganese, 121

glutathione is not a chelator, 237, 246

glutathione, intravenous, risks versus benefits, 246

glutathione peroxidase and selenium, 126

gluten free, casein free (GFCF) diet, 162, 163, 175, 178, 212, 214, 216

gluten free, casein free, soy free (GFCFSF) diet, 185

goiter

arsenic, 92

iodine, 125

rubidium, 130

gold mining and mercury, 76

golf clubs and titanium, 79

gout

lead, 100

molybdenum, 124

grain

arsenic, 70

mercury poisoning from, 4

thorium, 79

zinc, 118

grand mal epilepsy, 84

silver, 103

granite and uranium, 107

grapes and lead, 74

Great Plains Laboratory, Inc, 273

counting rules for hair test, 16, 268

elements tested for in hair, 269

Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory, 273

counting rules for hair test, 268

elements tested for in hair, 269

Grecian Formula® and lead, 74

green leafy vegetables and iron, 73

gross motor skills, 138

growth

failure  and zinc, 119

failure, 182

hormone, 163

impairment and nickel, 102

manganese, 120

mercury, 162


—H—

H. Pylorii, 222

hair and silicon, 130

hair and nail changes, manganese, 121

hair and nails, red

pigmentation and selenium, 127

hair calcium low, 109

hair cells and mineral transport, 9

hair color treatment, lead, 74

hair copper low, 115

Hair Element Profile, 145

vs. Hair Toxic Element Exposure Profile, 132, 134, 138

hair ends, lead, 98

hair loss, 222

arsenic, 91

selenium, 127

thallium, 104

hair mercury, low, 150

hair pigmentation reduced, molybdenum, 124

hair, coarse and iron, 129

hair test

abuse, 27

adrenal stress sign, 170, 172

completely normal, 27

counting rule 3 and 4 met, 173

counting rule 3 met, 172, 173

counting rule 5 met, 170

elevated aluminum, 170, 171, 172, 173

elevated mercury, counts normal, 165, 168

elevated mercury, deranged mineral transport, 172

repeated after chelation, 163

repeated after stopping fish consumption, 163

unusual mineral transport, 166, 167, 169, 171

hairline and iodine, 125

Hair Toxic Element Exposure Profile

vs. Hair Element Profile, 132, 134, 138

half life

bismuth, 94

cadmium, 95

copper, 116

nickel, 101

rubidium, 130

vanadium, 123

zinc, 118

hallucinations and thallium, 105

handwriting

deterioration, 84

poor, 35

small, with manganese, 120

hard metal and cobalt, 71

hardening of the arteries

arsenic, 91

calcium, 109

hawthorne extract

antimony, 239

cadmium, 242

cobalt, 256

mercury, 246

thallium, 249

barium, 255

headache

cadmium, 96

magnesium, 110

nickel, 102

headaches, 145

manganese, 120

silver, 103

tin, 106

health improvement and hair test improvement, 13

hearing problems, 84, 205, 228

mercury, 44

lead, 100

manganese, 120

platinum, 102, 248

heart

antimony, 240

arsenic, 91, 241

barium, 127

cadmium, 95

cobalt, 128

defect, 224

lead, 100

lithium, 125

mercury, 246

pain, 218

racing, 85

selenium, 126

silver, 103

strontium, 127

thallium, 104, 105

heart arrythmias

magnesium, 110

potassium, 111

heart attack recovery and copper, 116

heartburn, 132

heat stroke and lead, 99

heavy metal poisoning

iron, 129

many possible symptoms, 67

psychiatric diagnoses, 67

heel cords tight, 190

height, reduced, and lead, 98

hemangiosarcoma, 53

hemochromatosis, 129

hemoglobin

A1c, 237

iodine, 125

hernias, 132

herpes and developmental disorder, 190

herpes zoster and antimony, 88

hexavalent chromium, 122

high blood pressure, see hypertension

high glycemic index foods

vanadium, 260

high protein diet, 160

arsenic, 92

mercury, 246

HLA DP-b-1 gene and beryllium, 93

hoarseness, 205

home remodelling as source of lead, 210

homeopathy as description of poisoning symptoms, 67

hopelessness, 193

hormone problems and mercury, 246

hospital work and mercury, 75, 76, 131

humidity indicators use cobalt, 72

hydrocortisone

gold, 244

zinc absorption, 118

hydrogenated fats and silver, 248

hydronephrosis, 151, 185

hyperactiivty aee ADHD

hyperextensible joints, 84

hypermobile hips, 84

hypertension, 224

lead, 100

magnesium, 110

thallium, 105

hyperthyroidism

iodine, 125

versus thallium, 105

hyperventilation, 178

hypoglycemia, 175

arsenic, 92

hypothalamic intoxication, 86

hypothalamus and pituitary

arsenic, 86

lead, 100

mercury, 86, 114, 163

hypothyroidism, 145

iodine, 125

manganese, 121

hysterectomy, 132

hysterical, 185

—I—

identical twins, 150

IgA deficiency, 178

illness, acute, zinc markers, 117

illness, susceptibility to, 84

imaging, medical and barium, 70

immune function and zinc, 118

immune impairment and palladium, 102

immune sensitization and beryllium, 93

Immunoglobulin A deficiency, 178

immunologic reactions to dental amalgam, 82

impaired language and mercury, 44

impotence and manganese, 120

impulsivity, 84

arsenic, 92

chelation side effect, 142

silver, 103, 248

indecision, 198

indigestion, 154

bismuth, 70

infancy

iodine deficiency, 125

lead, 98

infertility, 218

bismuth, 95

inflammation

bowel disease , zinc, 119

manganese, 121

of the tongue , iron, 129

infrared optics and germanium, 72

infrared sauna, 239

inhalation exposure

lead, 99

manganese, 121

inorganic mercury, 76

inositol dephosphorylation, lithium, 125

insides of ankles itch, 84

insomnia, 84, 132, 148

manganese, 120

insulin

antimony, 240

arsenic, 241

chromium needed for function, 122

insurance companies punish scholarship, 67

intelligence, 83

children and cadmium, 95

decline, and lead, 98

increase due to chelation, 216

silver, 103

interstitial cystitis, 132

internal organs and lead, 244

intestinal absorption, see absorption

intestinal secretions contain zinc, 118

intuition as substitute for counting rules, 26

iodine

cobalt, 128

manganese, 120

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 46, 170, 172, 186, 215, 233

very low, 174, 180

IQ, see intelligence

iron

absorption, increasing, 255

anemia and antimony, 89

cadmium, 242

correct versus incorrect means of determining, 128

lead, 99, 129

low, and cadmium absorption, 95

manganese, 120, 258

tin, 250

uranium, 107, 251

variation with age, 274

very elevated and cancer, 255

very low, 173

zinc, 118, 260

irritable bowel syndrome, 150, 160, 222

irritability, 175

bismuth, 94

lead, 100

magnesium, 110

itchiness, 201

—J—

jewelry

lead, 74

mercury, 76

nickel, 102, 247

nickel, 77

platinum, 77

silver, 78

thallium, 78

titanium, 79

zirconium, 80

joints

pain, 132

silicon, 130

journal literature

medical training, 66

not read, 4

sanitized, 4

—K—

Kanner’s autism, 38

Kayser-Fleischer rings, 117

kidney

aluminum containing medications, 68

copper, 116

magnesium conservation, 110

germanium, 130

phosphorus, 125, 253

stones, cadmium, 96

stones, silicon, 131

thallium, 104

vanadium, 123

King James Laboratory, 273

counting rules for hair test, 268

elements tested for in hair, 269

Krebs cycle uses manganese, 119

—L—

laboratories and mercury exposure, 76

laboratory tests

normal ranges, 14

reference ranges, 14

variation with age and sex, 274

lack of interest, 132

lactating hair test, 168, 169, 233

deranged mineral transport, 11

language impairment and mercury, 44

language lost, 216

language, none, 224

laundry products and boron, 71

lazy eye and lead, 99

lead

absorption, 131

ALS, 44

amblyopia, 245

amblyopia, 99

babies, 98

batteries and antimony, 69

crystal, 73

deranged mineral transport, 182

eye exam, 245

hair levels falsely normal, 11

identifying exposure source, 244

iron, 129, 255

Lou Gherig's disease, 44

motor neuron disease, 44

obesity, 98

screening, in practice 37

sweet taste, 99

uric acid, molybdenum, 100

versus mercury in autism, 43

very elevated, 40, 42, 183, 186

learning disabilities, 37, 84, 226

lecithin

copper, 256

gold, 244

manganese, 258

leukemia and platinum, 102

leukopenia (leukocytes low)

cadmium, 96

gold, 97

libido, loss and tin, 106

ligament weakness and strontium, 127

light bulbs and thorium, 79

light sensitivity, 175

linoleum and lead, 73

liquid, dense for mineral separation, thallium, 78

listlessness, 216

lithium

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 227

very low, 32, 39, 51, 55, 58, 137, 158, 166, 173, 174, 194, 217, 219, 225, 229

liver

arsenic, 92

copper + mercury toxicity, 116

copper, 116, 117

gadolinium, 96

gadolinium, 96

gold, 97

impaired, 175

iron, 129

manganese, 120

phosphorus, 125

selenium, 127

silver, 104

thorium, 105

zinc, 119

long term memory and lead, 100

Lou Gherig's disease

lead, 44

mercury, 44

loud, sounds are, chelation side effect, 142

low blood pressure and arsenic, 92

low body temperature, 163

low CD8 suppressor T cells, 201

low energy

iodine, 125

phosphorus, 125

low hair iron, 112

lubricants

antimony, 69

molybdenum, 75

lung cancer, 53

lupus erythromatosus, 205

titanium, 107

lymphocyte proliferation test, beryllium, 241

—M—

machine tool bits, cobalt, 71

magnesium

adrenal signs involving, 253

affected by arsenic, 91

arsenic, 241

barium, 255

best forms for supplements, 110, 252

cadmium, 242

calcium, parathyroid, 253

cobalt, 256

concentration in body fluids, 9

gadolinium, 243

gold, 244

lead, 99, 244

mercury, 246

platnium, 102, 248

prenatal vitamins, 110

strontium, 260

supplementation benign, 252

thallium, 249

thymus glandular indication, 254

tin, 250

transport, 10

variation with age and sex, 274

very elevated, 153, 191

very low, 51, 133, 140, 141, 194, 196

magnesium relation to sodium, and adrenaline, 114

magnesium’s relations with other minerals, see calcium + other minerals.

magnetic resonance imaging, gadolinium, 96

make up, bismuth, 242

malabsorption and zinc, 119

malaise, 59

chromium, 122

iron, 129

manganese, 148

concentration in body fluids, 9

deficiency, 121

drugs to control symptoms, 258

metabolism deranged, 145

Parkinson's disease, 34

poisoning, 148

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 141, 145, 146, 149

very low, 39, 46, 51, 158, 166, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 180, 191, 194, 204, 209, 211, 219, 225

manic depression, see bipolar disorder

manifolds, mercury, 76

manometers, mercury, 76

mass poisoning disasters, 4

mattresses and antimony, 69

MCH, 85

low, lead, 98

MCV, 85

low, lead, 98

medical imaging

barium, 70

thallium, 79


medical offices and mercury, 76

medical practice errors are hard to correct, 66

medical training

ethics, 66

hair test interpretation, 7

versus engineeering or scientific education, 66

medicinal uses of silver, 78

medicine

arsenic used as, 70

hair test improvement, 13

scientific, 66

medicine as a performing art, 66

Mees lines, 134

memory problems, 132, 163

long term and lead, 100

manganese, 120

palladium, 102

short term, 40, 83, 193

silver, 103

menopause

hemochromatosis, 129

iron, 129

menstrual cramps and magnesium, 110

menstrual cycle and copper, 115

mental retardation, 214

iodine deficiency, 125

mercury, 44

silver, 103

mental slowness

iodine, 125

Mercurochrome

absorption, 131

mercury, 75

mercury

ALS, 44

autism, 190

bipolar disorder, 47

calcium channels, 8

cancer, 57

chelation, and tin, 250

copper as well, 151

forskolin, 245

language impairment, 44

low due to deranged mineral transport, 154

magnesium, 246

manic depression, 47

motor neuron disease, 44

normal mineral transport, 160

nutrient transport, 8

organic, inorganic and metallic, 76

Parkinson's disease, 34

potassium, 246

pregnancy, 162

schizophrenia, 52

special hazards of liquid, 76

toxicity risk for family members, 247

versus lead in autism, 43

versus tungsten, 250

very elevated in urine, 195

very elevated, 35, 36, 161, 165, 168, 172, 216, 217

zinc levels, 260


Merthiolate

absorption, 131

mercury, 75

metabolic defect and essential element toxicity, 12

metabolic syndrome, 112

metabolic typing, 111

metallic mercury, 76

Metametrix, 273

counting rules for hair test, 268

elements tested for in hair, 269

methionine, 237

methylcobalamin injections, 190

Meuniere’s disease, 162

migraine headaches, 205

and palladium, 102

mild silver protein, 248

milk thistle extract, see silymarin

mineral separation, dense liquid for, thallium, 78

mineral transport

ATP, 9

blood plasma, 9

counting rules, 11

extracellular compartment, 9

hair cells, 9

nickel elevated, 101

normal, 148

platnium, 11

thallium, 11

toxin other than mercury, 11

miscarriage, 205

lead, 101

selenium, 126

mistakes in hair test results, 185

mitochondria

germanium, 130

manganese, 120

mixed copper plus heavy metal toxicity, 256

silver, 248

MMR vaccine reaction, 182, 214

modern diet and magnesium, 110

molybdenum

concentration in body fluids, 9

copper, 123, 256, 259

dislulfide, 75

low, 258

tungsten, 107, 123, 250

uric acid and lead, 100

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 39, 173, 202, 203

very low, 46, 58, 145, 161, 169, 213, 229

zinc, 259

mood swings, moodiness, 162, 198

mood disorders

lead, 100

tin, 106

mood stabilizing medications

lithium, 125

silver, 248

motivation, lack of, 162

tin, 106

motor neuron disease

lead, 44

mercury, 44

mouth sores, 132

movement slow and jerky, manganese, 120

MRI and gadolinium, 72, 96

mucous secretion and iodine, 124

multiple chemical sensitivity, 201

multiple sclerosis, 201

manganese, 120

muscle aches and selenium, 126

muscle spasms

magnesium, 110

strontium, 127

muscle tension and bismuth, 94

muscle tone, poor, 185

muscle weakness

germanium, 130

tin, 106

muscles, tight and manganese, 120

mydriasis (pupil dilation), 178

myocardium and thallium, 104

myxedema

iodine, 125

manganese, 121

—N—

N acetylcysteine not a chelator, 246

Na Ca K Mg see Calcium + other elements.

Na K Mg Ca see Calcium + other elements

Na, K ATP-ase

cadmium, 95

vanadium, 123

nails and hair

changes, manganese, 121

red pigmentation, selenium, 127

nails, silicon, 130

nasal cancer, 53

nasal congestion, 142

natural antiperspirant crystals, 87

natural history of detoxification, 237

natural killer cell see NK cell

nausea and boron, 124

neck and shoulder pain, 198

neck swelling and iodine, 125

neon signs and mercury, 76

neovascularization and copper, 116

nervous breakdowns, 52

nervous shudder, 138

nervous tic, 35

nervousness

magnesium, 110

palladium, 102

neural tube defects and selenium, 126

neurological functioning, 230

bismuth, 94

ethical obligation for differential diagnosis, 34

lead and thyroid hormone in children, 101

lead in children, 37

low hair mercury, 44

manganese, 121

prenatal copper deficiency, 117

zinc, 119

neurotransmitter imbalances and lead, 100

neutrophilia and cadmium, 96

neutrophils and antimony, 88

nickel elevation with aluminum, antimony, tin or titanium, 101

nickel, very elevated, 42, 179, 186

NIDDM, see non-insulin dependent diabetes

night sweats, 142

night vision and zinc, 119

NK cells, 85

actrivity low, 185

zinc and activity, 119

non-insulin dependent diabetes, 112

chromium, 122

nonverbal, 162

normal development until 13 months, 182

normal hair test results, 26

normal mineral transport, 192, 198

normal ranges

laboratory tests, 14

variation with age and sex, 274

versus reference ranges, 14

nose drops and mercury, 75

nosebleeds 163, 205

antimony, 90

nuclear incidents and iodine, 73

nuclear technology

beryllium, 70

thorium, 79

numb hands and feet, see peripheral neuropathy

numbness, see peripheral neuropathy

nutritional supplement

germanium, 72, 130

hair test improvement, 13

palladium, 77

rubidium, 78

vanadium, 80, 123

nystagmus

manganese, 120

tin, 106

—O—

obesity, 145, 154, 163, 228

lead, 98, 99

obsessiveness, 35, 134, 214, 218, 228

oil drilling and barium, 70

oil painting pigments, see pigment

older textbooks, where to find them, 5

Omegatech, 273

counting rules for hair test, 268

elements tested for in hair, 269

oppositional behavior, 216

optic neuritis, 201

thallium, 105

optical glasses

lead, 73

thallium, 78

thorium, 79

optometrist, behavioral

arsenic, 241

lead, 245

mercury, 247

order of excretion, 87

organic foods, 160

organic mercury, 76

ornithine and manganese, 121

osteomalacia and aluminum, 88

osteoporosis, 109

overweight, see obesity

overwhelmed feeling, 132

oxygen sensors and zirconium, 80

oxygen transport and iron, 129

—P—

pain in hands or feet, see peripheral neuropathy

pain in the lower back and legs, cadmium, 96

pain, generalized

manganese, 120

molybdenum, 124

pain, hypersensitivity to

thallium, 104

painful scalp, 132

paint pigment, see pigment

paint preservative. mercury, 75

paint, antifouling, tin, 79

pans, aluminum, 69

paper, barium, 70

paralysis, barium, 127

parasthesia, see peripheral neuropathy

parathyroid problems, 109

Parkinson’s disease, 34, 214

bismuth, 94

manganese, 120

passive diffusion, 10

patient safety, 66

pelvic pain, 132

Pepto-bismol®, bismuth, 70

perfectionist, 150

performing arts interest, silver, 103

peripheral neuropathy, 84, 132, 178, 201, 205

arsenic, 90

chromium, 122

germanium, 130

platinum, 102

selenium, 127

stocking and gloves parasthesia, 84, 178

thallium, 104

tin, 106

permanganate, 74

personality changes, 47

arsenic, 92

bismuth, 94

cause uncertain, 37

improved on chelation, 35

pervasive developmental disorder, 148, 216

cause uncertain, 37

pesticide, lead arsenate, 70, 74


PET (polyethylene terphthalate)

antimony, 69

tin, 79

petit mal epilepsy, 84

silver, 103

pewter

lead, 74

tin, 79

phenolic compounds in diet, 178

phosphatidylcholine

copper, 256

gold, 244

manganese, 258

phosphorus

concentration in body fluids, 9

iron, 129

manganese, 120, 258

variation with age and sex, 274

zinc 118, 260

phosphorus relation to other elements, see calcium + other elements

photographic chemicals and silver, 78, 248

pica and iron, 129

pigment

antimony, 69

barium, 70

cadmium, 71, 242

cobalt, 72

lead, 73

manganese, 75

molybdenum and lead, 75

thallium, 78

titanium, 79

pigs and arsenic, 70

pink urine, 85

pituitary, see hypothalamus and pituitary

plant derived iron, absorption, 128

plastics

antimony, 69

cadmium, 71

tin, 79

platelets, low

arsenic, 92

chromium, 122

gold, 97

platinum, 102

platinum

allergy, 102

manganese, 248

mineral transport, 11

play, child refused to, 175

PMS and copper, 117

poisoning in the workplace, 66

polycystic ovaries and bismuth, 94

polycythemia and cobalt, 128

polyethylene terepthalate

antimony, 69

tin, 79

polymyalgia rheumatica, 142

poor eye contact, 182

poor judgment and arsenic, 92

poor memory, see memory, poor

poor sleep and magnesium, 110

pop, soda, and phosphorus, 77

population, toxic exposure, 37

pork has arsenic, 70

porphyrins and porphyria, 85, 86

antimony, 89

arsenic, 92

cadmium, 96

gold, 97

lead, 100

platinum, 102

thallium, 105

tin, 106

vanadium, 123

zinc, 118

post nasal drip, 193

potassium

antimony, 239

arsenic, 91, 241

barium, 127

cadmium, 242

concentration in body fluids, 9

mercury, 246

rubidium, 77, 130

thallium, 104, 249

transport, 10

vanadium, 123

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 36, 41, 42, 51,  141, 172, 183, 187, 188, 189, 213, 223

very low, 46, 58, 140, 165, 173, 180, 181, 229

potassium and calcium, see calcium to potassium ratio

potassium and sodium relationship

cadmium, 95

thyroid, 113

potassium, low intake and thallium, 104

pottery

antimony, 69

arsenic, 70

barium, 70

cadmium, 71

cobalt, 72

lead, 74

uranium, 80

poultry contains arsenic, 70

practical skills and medical training, 66

prednisone, 142

beryllium, 241

zinc absorption, 118

pre-eclampsia and magnesium, 110

pregnancy

bismuth, 94

deranged mineral transport, 11

fish mercury and autism, 162

iodine deficiency, 125

zinc absorption, 118

premature labor, magnesium, 110

premenstrual syndrome, copper, 117

prenatal vitamins, magnesium, 110

preservative, containing tin, 79

preservative, paint, mercury, 75

pressure gauges use mercury, 76

probability formulae, 262

progesterone and copper, 117

prostate, 162

cancer, 53

protein

manganese, 119

zinc absorption, 118

protons, transport, 10

prussian blue for thallium, 249

psoriasis, 148

psychiatric problems

ethical obligation for differential diagnosis, 34

heavy metal poisoning, 67

iron, 129

manganese, 121

thallium, 105

zinc, 119

psychosis, 83

description of symptoms, 83

manganese, 120

mercury, 83

thallium, 105

pubic hair, 134

selenium contamination, 259

public toxic exposure, 37

PubMed limitations, 4

pupils, dilated, 178

pyjamas contain antimony, 69

pyruvate

antimony, 240

arsenic, 91, 241

manganese, 119, 121

—Q—

quality of life, autistic child

improved by chelation, 43

—R—

R-ALA precautions, 246

R&D, most elements used, 68

racing heart, see tachycardia

radiation therapy, 57

radioactive

iodine, 205

strontium, 127

rage and tin, 106

rapid heart beat, see tachycardia

rash, 222, 224

arsenic, 92

antimony, 89

boron, 124

rat poison, thallium, 78

reaction time slowed by  lead, 100

reading

below grade level, 138

problems, 220

receptive language

delayed, 185

limited, 162

poor, 195

red blood cell copper levels, 115

Red Blood Cell Elements, 145

red blood cell potassium, 111

red blood cells high, cobalt, 128

red meat and iron, 255

red pigmentation of hair and nails, selenium, 127

reduced mental focus, see ADHD

reference ranges

definition varies, 6

difficulty establishing, 93

laboratory tests, 14

meaning, 12

variation with age and sex, 274

versus normal range, 14

reflexes, reduced or weak

platinmum, 102

potassium, 111

religious ceremonies and mercury, 76

remodeling of home

antimony, 43

lead, 43, 73, 99, 210

repetitive play, 162

research

mercury and child development, 43

methodology flawed, 43

most elements used in, 68

residency in medical training, 66

respiratory symptoms cadmium, 96

restless legs and magnesium, 110

restless sleep and bismuth, 94

Restlessness

arsenic, 92

thallium, 105

retinal diease and copper, 116

review papers, why to read them, 3

rheumatoid arthritis, 222

rhogam, 185

riboflavin

boron, 124, 255

thallium, 104, 249

ricketts and strontium, 127

rigidity, mental, 162

ringing in the ears, 205

manganese, 121

platinum, 102

ringworm remedies, thallium, 78

roofing, lead, 73

rotation diet, 162

Rubidium

potassium, 130

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 187, 188

very low, 169, 179, 180

—S—

safety, of patients, 66

salt and iodine, 73

salt substitutes, potassium, 77

sandstone and uranium, 107

sanitized medical journal literature, 4


sarcoidosis

aluminum, 88

beryllium, 93, 241

zirconium, 130, 261

sauna

infrared, 239

nickel, 247

selenium, 259

scalp pain, 132

schizophrenia

improvement on chelation, 50

mercury, 52

scholarship versus apprenticeship, 67

scoliosis, 224

schools have lead, 74

scientific apparatus hsa platinum, 77

scientific education versus medical training, 66

screaming, constant, 214

screening, lead actual practice, 37

Seafood and seaweed have iodine, 73, 257

seed grain, mercury poisoning from, 4

seizures, 178

arsenic, 92

lead, 99

manganese, 121

thallium, 105

tin, 106

selenite, 126

selenium

concentration in body fluids, 9

copper, 126

dandruff shampoo, 193, 259, 264

excessive supplemention, 259

lead, 244

reference range, 274

sauna, 259

silver, 248

vanadium, 123

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 28, 51, 52, 142, 143, 144, 194, 204, 223

yeast, 127

selenomethionine, 127

self stimulatory behaviors, 162

Selsun Blue®., 193

semiconductors and beryllium, 70

sense of separation from people, 35

sensitivity to cold, and iodine levels, 125

serotonin

lithium, 125

manganese, 120

rubidium, 130

serum calcium, elevated and manganese, 120

sex and age on hair test report, 12, 132

sex hormones low, molybdenum, 124

sexual desire excessive, manganese, 120

Seychelles islands mercury study, 43

shingles, 205

antimony, 88

arsenic, 92

shivering and cadmium, 96

short stature and lead, 98

short temper, 35

short term memory loss, 40, 83, 193

shoulder and neck pain, 198

shower floors and lead, 73

shyness, 81, 134, 151

sickle cell anemia and zinc, 119

side effects of chelation, 239

silver 78, 103, 220, 248

copper, 104

deranged mineral transport, 182

nitrate, 248

protein, 248

very elevated, 27, 33, 51, 150, 152, 183, 220, 221, 222, 223, 226, 227

very elevated, deranged mineral transport, 52

silver amalgam dental fillings and mercury, 75

silymarin (milk thistle extract)

cadmium, 242

copper, 256

gadolinium, 243

gold, 244

manganese, 258

phosphorus, 252

tin, 250

sinus problems, 193, 205

skeletal problems from prenatal copper deficiency, 117

skin

antimony, 239

arsenic, 240

cancer, 53

gold, 97

markings, 205

puffy, and iodine, 125

silicon, 130

tin, 106

sleep,

disordered, 175, 201

magnesium and poor, 110

not refreshing, 193

problems, 163

sleep disturbances

mercury causes disturbance, 81, 86

lead causes disturbance, 100

tin causes disturbance, 106

slurred speech, 205

lead and mercury, 210

slow movement and manganese, 120

slow thinking, 230

small handwriting, 145

smell, 84

sensitivity, 175

zinc and reduced sense of, 119

smoking

cadmium, 71

lead, 74

nickel, 77

social skills, delayed, 185

soda pop and phosphorus, 77

sodium

concentration in body fluids, 9

thallium, 104

transport, 10

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 36, 41, 51, 187, 188, 213

very low, 58

sodium and potassium relationship, thyroid, 113, 155, 175, 178, 190, 214, 216, 253

sodium versus magnesium and adrenaline, 114, 254

sodium relation to calcium and other elements, see calcium and other elements

soft bones and strontium, 127

solder

antimony, 69

lead, 73

tin, 79

solder, silver, contains cadmium, 71

sound sensitivity, 175

spaciness, 175

specific carbohydrate diet, 150, 151, 159, 160, 162

speech delay, lead and mercury, 210

speech, loss of, 182

speech, whispering, and manganese, 120

Sperm production low, and platinum, 102

sphygmomanometers use mercury, 76

spinal cord and mercury, 44

spinning objects, fascination, 185

spleen

thorium, 105

tumors and silver, 104

tungsten, 107

spooning of the fingernails, iron, 129

sports, titanium, 79

springs, vanadium, 80

stained glass and lead, 73

stainless alloy of thallium and silver, 78

stainless steel

chromium, 71

nickel, 77

stannic form of tin, 106

stannosis from tin dust inhalation, 106

stannous form of tin, 106

statistical

calculations, 262

process control, 1

stature, short and lead, 98

steel and vanadium, 80

steel, plated with cadmium, 71

steroid inhaler, 201

steroids for beryllium, 241

stiffness and pain on arising, 142

stillbirths and lead, 101

stocking and gloves parasthesia, see peripheral neuropathy

stomach acid and iron, 128

stomach acid blockers and bismuth, 70

stomatitis and gold, 97

strabismus and thallium, 105

street lighs and mercury, 76

stress tolerance low, 198

strontium, 90, 127

calcium, 127, 260

magnesium, 260

radioactive, 127

reference range, 274

variation with age and sex, 274

very elevated, 153, 186

very low, 133, 176, 196

vitamin D, 260

stubbornness, 162

stupor and lead, 99

styptic pencils and aluminum, 69

submarines and mercury, 76

sudden cardiac death and thallium, 105

sugar and vanadium, 260

sulfate, 52, 70, 72, 80, 100, 109, 115, 123, 124, 127, 175, 222, 237, 246, 250, 251, 256

calcium, 251

elevated, and calcium, 109

molybdenum, 123, 124

tungsten, 250

sulfation 175

sulfite oxidase and molybdenum, 123

sulfur

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 229

very low, 153

sulfur foods and tungsten, 250

sulfur in diet, and cadmium absorption, 95

sulfur levels in hair not relevant, 201

sunscreen and titanium, 79

supplementation

excessive, copper, 116

excessive, selenium, 259

surgical implant

nickel, 77

platinum, 77

silver, 78

titanium, 79, 107, 250

zirconium, 80

suspicious hair test, 26, 150

sweating,

magnesium, 110

nickel, 247

reduced, 84

sweet taste of lead salts, 73, 99

swimming pools and copper, 72, 115

swine and arsenic, 70

symptom control versus chelation, for mercury, 245

symptoms of poisoning, homeopathy as description of, 67

—T—

T helper cells, 85

T3 and lead, 101

tachycardia, 85

arsenic, 91

magnesium, 110

potassium, 111

zinc, 118

tanned, and lead, 99

taste sensitivity

reduced, and platinum, 102

zinc, 118, 119

tatooing and mercury, 76


taurine

copper, 256

magnesium, 110, 252

manganese, 258

taxidermy and mercury, 75

tea and magnesium, 110

Tegretol, 178

temper improved on chelation, 35

temporomandibular joint problems, 132

tendon reflexes diminished by arsenic, 91

testicular degeneration and tin, 106

testosterone

antimony, 89

lead, 101, 245

textbooks

and medical training, 66

where to find older ones, 5

why to read older ones, 3

why to read them, 3

Th 1 and Th 2 immune imbalance and zinc, 119

thallium and mineral transport, 11

thallium versus vanadium, Na/K ATPase, 123

The Listening Program, 159

thermometers, mercury, 76

thermometers, low temperature, thallium, 78

thiamine

arsenic's effect on, 91

cadmium, 242

thimerosal

absorption, 131

mercury, 75

thinking, effect of mercury on, 83

thiol foods and tungsten, 250

thiols are not chelators, 246

Thiomersal contains mercury, 75

thirst and potassium, 111

Thorotrast, 105, 250

thrombocytopenia

chromium, 122

gold, 97

platinum, 102

thyroid, 163

cancer, 54

excess versus thallium, 105

iodine, 124, 257

lead, 100, 244

lithium, 125, 257

low functioning, 178, 185

manganese, 120, 258

medication, 201

nodule, 205

peroxidase antibodies, 205

potassium, 111, 253

rubidium, 130

selenium, 126

testing, 237

tight heel cords, 190

tin

copper, 106

mineral transport deranged, 216

very elevated, 40, 42, 155, 156, 157, 186, 187, 209, 214, 215, 225

tin cans

lead, 74

tin, 79

tingling or pain in the hands and feet or fingers and toes see peripheral neuropathy

tinnitus, 84, 205

manganese, 121

platinum, 102

tiredness, 142

iron, 129

titanium

deranged mineral transport, 182, 216

elevated and aluminum, antimony, nickel or tin, 107

elevated and zirconium, 107

mercury, 107

mineral transport deranged, 216

very elevated, 173, 183, 186, 208, 209, 213

TMG

antimony, 239

arsenic, 240

tobacco

cadmium, 71

lead, 74

nickel, 77

Tomatis method, 159

tomatoes and molybdenum, 123

tongue, inflammation and iron, 129

tooth decay and strontium, 127

Total Toxic Representation, 135, 138

toxic threshhold for selenium, 126

toxicity, heavy metal, and iron, 129

Trace Elements, Inc, 273

counting rules for hair test, 268

elements tested for in hair, 269

traumatic arthritis after mercury amalgam fillings, 35

treated wood

arsenic, 69

bismuth, 94

boron, 124

cobalt, 128

copper versus arsenic, 69

copper, 72

manganese, 120

tremors, 35, 81, 82, 84, 94, 105, 120, 121, 124, 128

trigylcerides, high, 162

triiodothyronine (T3) and lead, 101

trisomy 18, 224

trivalent chromium, 122

TTFD, never use it, 237, 246

tumors of liver and spleen, silver, 104

tungsten

absorption, 131

alcohol, 107

electrodes with thorium, 79

molybdenum, 107, 123

sulfites, 107

versus  mercury, 250

turkey contains arsenic, 70

twin study on cancer, 54

type 2 diabetes, 112

arsenic, 91

tyrosine for cadmium, 242

—U—

ulcers, 198

unborn baby and lead, 98

unusual hair test results, 26

upholstery

antimony, 69

mercury, 76

uranium

higher than family members, 151

iron, 107

very elevated, 49, 152, 186, 202, 232, 233, 234

urea and manganese, 119

uric acid

lead, 245

molybdenum, 123

tungsten, 250

urination, excessive, 84

urine copper levels, 115

urine mercury levels low in toxic people, 11

urine test, 195

urine, pink, 85

—V—

vacation and hair test improvement, 13

vaccinations, mercury containing, 64, 75

vaccine reaction, 178, 182, 214, 216

vaccines not proven safe, 37

vanadium

chromium, 122, 123, 256, 260

hypoglycemia, 175

Na/K ATPase, 123

potassium, 123

selenium, 123

variation with age, 274

versus thallium, 123

very elevated, 36, 179, 186, 215, 216, 217, 219

vegetarian diets

iron absorption, 128

zinc, 118

vertigo

cadmium, 96

magnesium, 110

tin, 106

Vineland Extended Inventory of Adaptive Skills, 214

vinpocetine, 214

platinum, 248

violent behavior and lead, 99

vision loss

tin, 106

vision problems, 138, 214

arsenic, 92, 241

mercury, 44

silver, 103, 248

therapy, 138, 220

vision, blurred

thallium, 105

zinc, 118

vision, dimness of

thallium, 105

vision, double

gold, 97

mercury, 84

visual disturbances

gold, 97

vitamin A

high doses, 190

tin, 250

vitamin B-12

antimony, 239

arsenic, 240

cobalt, 128

injections, 190

low in blood, 205

markers for deficiency, 128

vitamin B2

boron, 124, 255

thallium, 104, 249

vitamin B6

hair test indications for, 114

high Ca/P ratio, 261

high hair zinc, 261

how to supplement, 252

indication for supplementation, 118

low alkaline phosphatase, 261

low hair magnesium, 261

low Na/Mg ratio, 261

magnesium, 251

zinc and magnesium, 110

vitamin C

cadmium, 96, 242

gadolinium, 243

gold, 244

iron, 128

lead, 99

platinum, 248

tin, 250

vitamin D

barium, 255

cadmium, 95, 242

excessive, 109

lead, 99, 244

strontium, 260

vitamin E, 114

cadmium, 242

gadolinium, 243

gold, 244

iron, 129

lead, 99

selenium, 126

silver, 104, 248

tin, 250

vitamin K

calcium, 109

gadolinium, 243

vulvodynia, 132

—W—

warts and arsenic, 92

water and aluminum, 68

weakness, 205 

molybdenum, 124

nickel, 102

phosphorus, 125

platinum, 102

potassium, 111

weight gain

bismuth, 95

lead, 98

manganese, 120

weight loss, 132, 160

boron, 124

chromium, 122

manganese, 120

selenium, 127

weights, lead, 74

welding

chromium, 71

nickel, 77

thorium, 79

titanium, 79

Wellbutrin was ineffective, 35

whey protein does not detox, 246

white blood cells

antimony, 88

gold, 97, 244

iodine, 125

white lines on fingernails

arsenic, 91

Wilson’s disease, 34

women and children full of toxins, 37

wood, treated

arsenic, 69

copper, 72

copper versus arsenic, 69

Woods' metal, bismuth, 71

wound healing and zinc, 118

wounds, treatment with silver, 78

—X—

xanthine oxidase uses molybdenum, 123

X-ray with barium sulfate, 127

—Y—

yeast, 205

zinc, 119

yellow ceramic glaze and uranium, 80, 251

yellow range toxins are not significant, 12

—Z—

zinc

cadmium, 95, 242

calcium, 260

concentration in body fluids, 9

copper, 256, 260

elevation and vitamin B6, 261

fiber, 260

hair levels move contrary to body levels, 117

iron, 260

lead absorption, 99

low in blood, 175

molybdenum, 259

phosphate, 260

protoporphyrin and lead, 98

ratio with cadmium, 112

ratio with copper, 112, 256

taste, 118

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 198, 200, 215

very low, 170, 172, 176, 177

zirconium

and titanium both elevated, 107

autoimmunity, 261

sarcoidosis, 261

variation with age, 274

very elevated, 30, 31, 145, 146, 182, 183, 184, 196, 208

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