Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities

by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE

© 2004, 2008, 2009 Andrew Hall Cutler

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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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Reasons to check for Heavy Metal Poisoning

There are six basic reasons to check for heavy metal poisoning:

·        Problems suggestive of heavy metals

·        A health condition with a poor expected outcome

·        A history of or a high risk of cancer

·        Health problems the doctor can’t find a cause (or a cure) for

·        A relative has a heavy metal problem without a large exposure

·        One person has several apparently unrelated health problems

Problems suggestive of heavy metals include combinations of fatigue, malaise, anxiety, depression, emotional distress and allergies that are not otherwise explained.

Health conditions with poor expected outcomes are things like Parkinson's disease, borderline personality disorder, autism, multiple sclerosis, lupus erythrematosus.  After all, heavy metal intoxication is easily treatable so it is prudent to make sure the person doesn’t really have it.

History of cancer is a reason to exclude heavy metal intoxication since most cancers are environmental in origin, not genetically determined1. 

Health problems that the doctor can’t find a cause (or if they assert a cause, can’t find a cure) for are things like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, ADHD, chemical sensitivity, or severe allergies. 

Most cases of heavy metal poisoning today are due to people with a genetic predisposition to accumulate some metal.  The relatives of these people have a good chance of sharing this predisposition and need to be checked.  Also note that I have seen many family sets of hair tests, and the husbands and wives almost always both have heavy metal problems or neither do.  Most of the heavy metal toxicities are known to affect mood and personality which apparently leads to people with heavy metal problems getting together.

One person having the misfortune to have several unrelated health problems is quite unlikely.  When one person DOES have a lot of health problems, even if they are mundane ones, it makes sense to check and be sure they aren’t all due to heavy metal toxicity.

1)      Environmental and heritable factors in the causation of cancer--analyses of cohorts of twins from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. By Lichtenstein et al. in the New England Journal of Medicine, volume 343, number 2, pages 78-85, July 13th, 2000.

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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)


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