Invaluable hair strand test

My results came back with 4 deficiencies: omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B2, riboflavin, para aminobenzoic acid

As well as a lactose intolerance 85%+

I was also extremely ill whilst I was volunteering abroad for 3 months, I have high intolerances to certain curry spices (almost definitely ingesting 3-5times a day in high doses) and pumpkin, eating every night without fail! I have asked if this would be due to an overload in my system. There is a small list of about 20 items I will be eliminating from my diet for a fortnight to see if it makes any difference to my health. No major upset to my life for the sake of a trial test.

My GP said that the vitamin deficiencies may be inconsequential to my dizziness, disorientation and fatigue. I beg to differ! These deficiencies also do not just happen overnight and I have had them for quite some time, months-years. They are at a level where they are affecting my health, they do not show up on the testing unless they are at a significantly low level and where action needs to be taken. When I asked why this was never picked up before on blood tests, I was told because they were not tested before because these kind of supplements were not considered important to everyday functioning and usually don’t have any major effects on people…

I had my testing done through this company allergytesting.info, incase anyone else was interested and it was 120 for intolerance, nutritional and metal toxicity testing.

You can get the nutritional test for 10 by itself (invaluable in my humble opinion) the intolerance test for 45 by itself or the two together for 50 (5£ discount). The metals testing was the most expensive, 85. Yes the metals testing showed that I had high toxicity to many metals, but I think most humans would show this tbh, so I’m not going to suddenly start chomping down raw garlic, but I am going to be drinking more water as part of my diet to help flush out my system. All their testing comes with an information pack and is highly helpful, they answer any questions you might have in depth/detail. I would HIGHLY recommend this UK service for anyone who thinks something may be holding their recovery back.

What makes me laugh is doctors keep telling me to stop looking for the cause of all of this, but when ai do look, I find answers. Scientifically backed up, logical answers! How can they dispute vitamin deficiencies? What is your take on this? I guess some people would say if you look hard enough you will find something to back up your claim, but really…

I guess the real test will be the test of time, I will start taking my supplements this week (have checked with GP and specialist that they don’t interact with prescription meds) and come what may. I should start seeing a difference within 6 weeks. I will be sending another hair sample in after 3 months of being on the supplement to see if these levels have evened out. Worth a tenner. This will also show if other vitamin deficiencies show up, if the tests are reliable, and if these deficiencies can fluctuate radically (which I’m pretty certain they can’t).

Many Thanks,
WC

Giood luck WC.

This sounds very similar to the www.yorktest.com There is a lot of debate on how accurate these tests are.

but worth giving it a go for £120

www.allergyuk.org have only recently stopped recommended intolerance testing as they believe there is not enough evidence to back this up.

Hi again,

That’s good you got your results back and have identified what could be potential issues for you :slight_smile:

I decided to get my hair analysis done too and am awaiting the results. Like you had said to me before, I was told not to worry about having my hair dyed as they look at the actual DNA of the hair.

It’s interesting when you say the dr’s don’t seem keen on you finding a ‘cause’ for your symptoms. I had a lengthy discussion about this and other health-related matters with the owner of the health shop where I did my hair analysis. His views are controversial but kind of got me thinking. He genuinely believes that because the world is over-populated, governments are looking of ways to reduce the population therefore don’t restrict the chemical spraying of crops knowing full well they are giving us cancers and other illnesses. He thinks the economy is set up so that of course the rich get richer and the poor get poorer (and sicker) being unable to afford to buy the healthier food products. He asked if I had ever thought about how you never hear of the royal family having cancers… there’s a very small part in the book ‘heal your headache’ about that kind of stuff too talking about how the pharmaceutical companies would go out of business if we all found cures for our illnesses and the dr’s are a big part of that, treating the symptoms but not the causes. I find it fascinating!

Good luck with the next few weeks and keep us posted on how you go.

Angela
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Hey I meant to ask you if any of the foods that showed up from your test are the same as any triggers from the migraine diet?

Angela

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He genuinely believes that because the world is over-populated, governments are looking of ways to reduce the population therefore don’t restrict the chemical spraying of crops knowing full well they are giving us cancers and other illnesses. He thinks the economy is set up so that of course the rich get richer and the poor get poorer (and sicker) being unable to afford to buy the healthier food products. He asked if I had ever thought about how you never hear of the royal family having cancers… there’s a very small part in the book ‘heal your headache’ about that kind of stuff too talking about how the pharmaceutical companies would go out of business if we all found cures for our illnesses and the dr’s are a big part of that, treating the symptoms but not the causes.

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Victoria LOL!!! love that!

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Hey I meant to ask you if any of the foods that showed up from your test are the same as any triggers from the migraine diet?

Angela

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Hi Angela, yes there were a few correlations, dairy, eggs and grapes (including wine)