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annieamanda;52775 wrote: Thanks guys – I am looking into hair testing for mercury. I was tested months ago with muscle testing and it came out negative – but going to give it another go with hair analysis.
I’m glad to hear you’re looking into the hair test. I should tell you that when/if you get your results back you can’t just look at the levels of mercury being excreted in your hair in order to diagnose mercury toxicity. Often those with the most severe mercury toxicity (like autistic children) show very low levels of mercury on their hair test yet they remain highly toxic. The reason for this is that their body is so overwhelmed that they can’t excrete hardly any mercury at all.
Because of this one has to look for deranged mineral transport which only occurs in mercury toxic or pregnant/lactating women. A hair test can be used to look for deranged mineral transport fortunately, via the use of the counting rules which Andy Cutler developed. His second book Hair Test Interpretation explains how the counting rules works, but they are also explained online. Here’s a link which explains them thoroughly: http://home.earthlink.net/~moriam/HOW_TO_hair_test.html
You also might want to check out this website as it’s another valuable resource: http://www.livingnetwork.co.za/chelationnetwork/chelation-the-andy-cutler-protocol/