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Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities

Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities


Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities
by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE


A wide variety of debilitating and supposedly incurable conditions may actually be due to chronic mercury poisoning. Mercury poisoning can be easily cured if it is recognized. These conditions are seldom cured because mercury poisoning is believed to be rare. It is not rare, it is quite common and many people suffer needlessly.

Most tests used by medical doctors are only accurate for acute poisoning.  Most people have chronic poisoning - small exposure to toxic material over time, like mercury vapor from your fillings or arsenic from your garden vegetables.

By working with many people, Dr. Cutler was able to develop a set of statistical tests which apply to the "essential elements" results on a hair test in order to diagnose chronic mercury.   The book also explains how to look for heavy metals other than mercury. 

  • Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities explains how to interpret a hair test for mercury and other heavy metals. There is a step by step discussion with figures to make this easy along with examples using actual hair test results from real people.


    Mercury interferes with how the hair element results come out. On the hair test, mercury is often low and other minerals take unusual values. It is crucial for proper hair test interpretation to know how to recognize mercury's characteristic signature.


    Mercury often causes retention of certain minerals. Arsenic, antimony, tin, titanium, zirconium, and aluminum are elements many people retain too much of when they have a mercury problem.


    Hair tests are worth doing because a surprising number of people diagnosed with incurable chronic health conditions actually turn out to have a heavy metal problem. Heavy metal problems are easy to correct. Hair testing allows the underlying problem to be identified and the chronic health condition often disappears with proper detoxification.


    Essential element levels contain much useful information about hormones as well as nutritional problems. High hair levels do not always mean high body levels. Interpretation is specific to each element. Some of the essential elements can be toxic if they show a high hair level, others actually show high hair levels when the body is deficient and needs more of them.  Stress, poor digestion, adrenal issues, and thyroid problems will often show up in hair tests long before they can be identified by other laboratory methods.


    Hair Test Interpretation contains over seventy example hair tests with background information and interpretation. All of these tests are actual results from real people, with complete details of their health situation, what they are doing about it, and in many cases how they responded to different treatments. Several families are presented with hair tests and health histories for all members, one including identical twins. Several of the cases have before and after hair tests showing the effects of different treatment regimens on test results.


    Hair Test Interpretation: Finding Hidden Toxicities also contains a discussion of how to detoxify toxic elements other than mercury. There is a detailed chapter that explains how to follow the Cutler protocol.

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