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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) 9 years 8 months ago #31675

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Just found out about this by another member on this board who had her hair tested and she saw a Naturopath that used those results to give her the right vitamins/minerals to balance her body and the ITP went away.

Please google this: Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis and Nutritional Balancing. Read as much as you can and find a practitioner that can work with you if you are interested.

I just had my hair tested and boy oh boy was I shocked at the results including the presence of some toxic metals in my body. The test revealed to me what most of my blood work hasn't been able to reveal. I am still doing my reseach on this but the bottom line is disease patterns first show up in our tissues (for ex. hair) before they show up in the blood. Practioners use the hair test results to prescribe customized vitamins for your situation to balance your body out. I've been taking the vitamins for about 3 weeks now, along with "trying" to follow the diet and seeing some results. Just thought to post this maybe it can help someone who has tried everything

Some helpful links
www.drlwilson.com/ARTICLES/HA%20INTRO.htm
www.healingaia.com/nutrition/hair-tissue-mineral-analysis.php
www.arltma.com/HairAnalysis.htm
"With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." - Matthew 19:26

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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) 9 years 8 months ago #31676

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Here are some other results from my googling that suggest you might want to hold on to your money. Remember don't just look for evidence that support the outcome you'd like to be true, look for all available evidence:
www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/blogs/the-human-condition/2009/10/08/hair-mineral-analysis-more-speculation-than-science.html

orthomolecular.org/library/jom/2001/pdf/2001-v16n02-p091.pdf

www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/hair.html

Erica
And she was!
Diagnosed May 2005, lowest count 8K.
4/22/08: 43K (2nd Rituxan)
10/01/09: 246K, 1/8/10: 111K, 5/21/10: 233K
Latest count: 7/27/2015: 194K

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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) 9 years 8 months ago #31677

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Here are some other results from my googling that suggest you might want to hold on to your money. Remember don't just look for evidence that support the outcome you'd like to be true, look for all available evidence:
www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/blogs/the-human-condition/2009/10/08/hair-mineral-analysis-more-speculation-than-science.html

orthomolecular.org/library/jom/2001/pdf/2001-v16n02-p091.pdf

www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/hair.html

Erica


Erica, there are lots of articles too about homeopathy that rule it out and I have tried it and it made the ITP better and symptoms got better even though my numbers never quite went to normal. Also the second article you posted by Dr Rick Malter is in favor of HTMA. He is actually a practioner of HTMA and is treating a few people on another board I am on using the hair tissue analysis protocols

I have also tried the hair analysis and I'm getting better. For me the proof is in the pudding. I believe in trying things out for myself and seeing results.

I also have seen people on this board that have normal counts from homeopathy or HTMA that is how I started trying these things in the first place. We can either sit and do nothing if the other treatments are not working, or try something new. It's an individual choice
"With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." - Matthew 19:26

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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) 9 years 8 months ago #31684

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Ha you caught me, I noticed that one article was pro-hair analysis right before I posted but decided to include it anyway, kind of my point is to read all points of view and see where the evidence lies.

I agree it's good to try different things to improve our health, but you also for example want to try different things to improve your financial situation but Nigerian financial scams are not a good thing to try and with a little research you will see that. The hair analysis probably won't hurt you except your pocket and in my opinion it is making some scammers richer.

To me the thing to consider is 'why would hair analysis (or this medication or herb or energy therapy or whatever' affect my ITP? Does it make sense that this would help (or hurt)?'
Erica
And she was!
Diagnosed May 2005, lowest count 8K.
4/22/08: 43K (2nd Rituxan)
10/01/09: 246K, 1/8/10: 111K, 5/21/10: 233K
Latest count: 7/27/2015: 194K

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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) 9 years 8 months ago #31689

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Hey MDgal,

Before ITP when platelet boy was already so sick but we couldn't figure out from what, we had the hair analysis done on both he and my husband. Both were way out of balance with a couple of the minerals. My husband in particular had a 97% barium load which is a very odd one to have (not unusual to find people high in mercury, iron, etc.). Having that information really helped us understand why he was experiencing other health symptoms (they were caused by high barium). It was key in helping us figure out what was going on with his health. Good for you for getting it done. The few hundred dollars was money well spent as far as we were concerned because it gave us good direction to go in terms of treating them. My ONLY caution to you is *if* your ND is having you use EDTA to chelate any heavy metals, it is absolutely imperative that you take fairly high doses of calcium and magnesium while doing so. THAT was a seriously wasted trip to ER (and way more cost then the hair analysis!). :ohmy:

patti

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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) 9 years 8 months ago #31691

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Hi Patti -
Long time. Good to hear from you. I just have one supplement I am using to chelate the metals (it's not EDTA) but yes, I have a combination of other vitamins provided by the program that have a good amount of magnesium and calcium.

So far so good, I was skeptical at first but nothing beats feeling this good without any steroids or IVIG and all
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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) 9 years 8 months ago #31693

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Hi Patti -

So far so good, I was skeptical at first but nothing beats feeling this good without any steroids or IVIG and all



Amen sister. Amen. :laugh:

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