Hair analysis- A hair analysis helps identify the presence of toxic metals that could harm early development as well as any mineral deficiencies vital for conception.
Adding supplemental vitamins and minerals and implementing a toxin cleansing program as needed and according to the results of the hair analysis.
Concentrations of most trace elements are relatively high in hair, compared with other body tissues and fluids. Hair provides a history of past as well as present trace elements levels. A sample of 1 to 1 ½ inch-long hair taken from the back of the scalp will provide a history of the minerals excreted into the hair in the previous four to eight weeks. The test can assess the level of minerals down to 0.1 parts per million or less.
Not only does hair analysis provides an accurate assessment of the concentration of minerals in the body, but it also identifies if there are any toxic substances in the body. The major toxic metals which are known to adversely influence pregnancy outcome include lead, cadmium, aluminum, and mercury.
Aluminum sources include antacids, antiperspirants, food additives, anti-caking agents found in milk substitutes, and aluminum kitchenware
Cadmium sources include cigarette smoke, processed foods, and in manufacturing industries of paints, dyes, batteries, television sets, and fertilizers.
Mercury sources include pesticide and fungicides, fish, dental fillings, industrial processes, some cosmetics, some toiletries, antiseptic sprays, make up removers, eye moisturizers, and mascara
Lead sources include water in old lead piping and any paint that was applied before 1978. Builders can test high in lead from scraping down old paint! PLEASE consider safety precautions when renovating old homes!
The Role of Essential Minerals in reproduction
Calcium is needed for the the formation of strong bones and teeth, and for controlling blood clotting mechanisms and proper nerve and muscle function. It is said it may help to protect against allergies, viruses and tooth decay
Magnesium is needed for the production and transfer of energy, muscle contraction, and proper nerve function.
Potassium is also needed for proper nerve and muscle functioning. Together with sodium, it maintains the fluid balance in the body and helps with the transportation of nutrients into the cells. It is necessary for growth.
Chromium is needed for the regulation of glucose tolerance factor. Glucose is required for every bodily function and serves as the body’s fuel.
Cobalt is an essential part of B12. It is necessary in B12 for the normal function of all cells, but especially red blood cells.
Copper aids in the development of brain, bones, nerves, and connective tissue. It is
Also essential in the production of RNA.
Iodine is necessary for the formation thyroxin, a hormone produced by the thyroid. Thyroxin is necessary for growth, mental and physical development, and the maintenance of health.
Iron is needed to make hemoglobin, the substance in the red blood cells, which carries oxygen in the blood
Manganese is needed for numerous enzyme reactions, bone growth and development, lipid metabolism, and nerve function.
Nickel is found in high concentrations in DNA and RNA and in all the body’s tissue and fluids.
Phosphorus plays as part in almost every chemical reaction in the body, especially in the utilization of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, in muscle and nerve function, digestion, kidney function, and proper skeletal growth.
Selenium is a powerful anti-oxidant which helps to prevent chromosomal damage in tissue culture. Deficiencies in selenium have been linked to Down’s syndrome.
Silicon is essential for growth and skeletal development.
Vanadium is part of the natural circulatory regulation system
Zinc is essential for brain development and function. Zinc is needed for the health and maintenance of hormone level, bones, muscles, sperm and ova, organs and teeth.