Hi, I am torn between getting a Doctor’s Data hair analysis or one from another company. The Doctor’s Data ones seem to have a few more metals listed, but I have heard that it may not be as accurate because they wash the hair samples.
What is your take on this?
Thanks for your inquiry and for doing your research. That’s a great way to dig into alternatives.
I don’t like the result presentation from some of the other labs as much as the way the results are presented from Doctor’s Data, and you are correct that some of the other labs do not test for as many metals or nutrients as Doctor’s Data.
Also, keep in mind that an important point to the hair analysis is in the interpretation, and this is why I prefer Doctor’s Data; I can provide a more detailed report for you on what I find.
I interpret them based on my educational background and on my past experiences.
Washing The Hair
Washing the hair is not an issue to me because the essential elements and toxins are stored within the hair follicle so they cannot be altered – this is the brilliance of the hair analysis, and why it is used in forensics.
Washing the hair, in my opinion, removes exterior pollution that can skew an internal profile of toxins accumulating within your body.
Let me give you an example: if you live in a volcanic area, mercury may be spiked on your hair because mercury is common in volcanic ash.
Mercury may not be an issue inside of your body, so removing the ambient toxins from your hair also removes the margin of error in your result interpretation.
So, if you’re worried about your dentals possibly leaking, and you live near an active volcano, you’ll have a much more accurate idea whether they are leaking or not if the outside toxins on your hair were removed.
I hope this helps, and keep doing your research – this is very wise.
Best in health,
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