Heavy Metal Testing2019-06-18T01:47:41+00:00

Heavy Metal Testing

Heavy Metal Testing

Do you suspect you might have high levels of heavy metals?
Do you suffer from brain fog, fibromyalgia symptoms, fatigue, skin conditions or similar?
Do you work in the mining industry as a FIFO worker or industry which uses minerals or metals?
Do you feel you need to complete a detoxification program?

Hair Mineral Tissue Analysis

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The Cura clinic uses this important test for patients to assess nutrition levels and toxic load in the tissue such as mercury poisoning.

The Hair mineral analysis (HMA) is a safe, non-invasive test that measures levels of elements and ratios of nutrients found in hair. The Cura Clinic has been testing heavy metals in Perth with Mediscan laboratories in combination with urinary load results. If you would like to get started and suspect toxicity such as mercury, get in touch and ask a question now.

A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) can detect whether there is an excess or deficiency of vital nutrient minerals such as calcium, potassium, zinc and iron. It can also identify over-exposure to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic or aluminum and is therefore used for heavy metal testing. HMA is an invaluable screening tool in both every day and preventative health care by identifying heavy metals in the body.

Assessment of a patient’s elemental status is essential in optimising health and to assist with a correct diagnosis. Chelation therapy with therapeutic nutritional medicine is then used to balance the minerals in the body.

There is no other test that can inexpensively and effectively give you the information on the deficiencies and excesses of 38 minerals, trace elements and heavy metals that you need to balance for optimal health.

How do I test for them? Tests through the Cura clinic are now completed at the University of Western Australia (UWA) at the Mediscan facility. This facility has not only state-of-the-art analytical equipment, but also some of the best academic minds to provide the best results. The HMA test can be used for Heavy metal testing .

Why should you use a HMTA?

  • detect whether there is an excess or deficiency of vital nutrients
  • Identify over-exposure to toxic elements such as mercury poisoning
  • Assess the need for a detoxification program (chelation) and progress of it
  • monitor detoxification of toxic elements while chelation treatment is progressing
  • Screen health and maximise health
  • Mediscan hair testing facility is scientific-based

Take a look at our Sample report by clicking below

Sample Report – Hair Mineral Test Sample

What are the top symptoms of heavy metal poisoning?

There are a broad range of symptoms that you could be experiencing with heavy metal poisoning and increased levels of heavy metals. Some may include-

    • Skin sores or itch such as eczemaHeavy Metal Detoxing
  • Fatigue
  • Tiredness
  • Joint pain
  • Thyroid function changes such as Hashimoto’s
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Insomnia or sleep disturbances
  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Irritable bowel Syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Birth Defects or miscarriages
  • Infertility and need for IVF support
  • Tinnitus
  • Weight gain

How do I Read a Hair Mineral Analysis Report?

Through extensive research and correlation of data, scientists and health professionals have established a reliable relationships between the levels of minerals and other elements in hair, and in the other tissues of the body.

Well trained health care professionals who understand nutritional biochemistry and also-

  • have a good understanding of the inter-relationships of  soil science, digestion, gastrointestinal function, tissue mineral science and environmental science
  • understand how this affects deficiency, excess, imbalance and toxicity
  • understand the relationship that “out of range” readings of a hair analysis test have in the development of metabolic disorders
  • will be able to detect and correct the imbalances, before symptoms of disease manifest or progress into a further chronic state
  • understand the need for nutritional chelation therapy and nutritional medicine

Do you think you could do with a detox? Contact the clinic for more information or help on detoxing.

Validity and Efficacy of HMA

The EPA in the USA actually endorses hair analysis. The USA Environmental Protection agency stated in a recent report that “…if hair samples are properly collected and cleaned, and analyzed by the best analytic methods, using standards and blanks as required, in a clean and reliable laboratory by experienced
personnel, the data are reliable.” (U.S.E.P.A. 600/4-79-049).

Furthermore, regarding toxic metals, the United States Environmental Protection Agency published a 300-page study in August 1979 which reviewed over 400 journal articles on hair testing. The authors concluded that hair is a “meaningful and representative tissue for biological monitoring for most of the toxic metals”.

Here’s What Some Patients Have Said

We have had great advice and help from Shannon over the last 6-8 months. We will continue to use Cura to keep moving forward to a healthy happier family life. I would recommend Cura for anyone looking to try and fix a health issue or just optimize there health. Thank you Shannon and see you again soon :)
04:18 16 Mar 18
I have been working on my health with Shannon for a year and a half now. If I had stayed on the conventional medicine path, I would be in a grave state. When I arrived in Shannon’s care, I had a plethora of health issues that slowly were addressed over the course of time. In fact, I am continuing to get better. The thing about naturopathy is that it is not a quick fix. It takes time and commitment to change. Shannon guides you on the wholistic journey to wellness educating you every step of the way. I am eternally grateful to Shannon for the care and guidance he has given myself and my family and unconditionally recommend him to you and your family. Be well...
13:31 26 Mar 18
Shannon has helped me immensely during a difficult health journey. As i result of it, my family and myself have adopted a healthier lifestyle. Shannon is so knowledgeable and friendly. I would give him more starts but 5 is the limit. I highly recommend him to anyone willing to live a healthier lifestyle far from frequent visits to doctors.
Graciela Gibson
Graciela Gibson
14:50 31 Aug 17
Shannon became my Naturopath less than 2 months ago and so far the results and positive impacts on my health have been remarkable. Shannon is a strong believer in isolating the root cause of all health issues and address them in a holistic fashion. In the short time that I've been his patient, my energy levels have gone up significantly and I'm feeling much healthier overall with a much more positive outlook on my journey to good health. I would recommend Cura Integrative Medicine to anyone looking to improve on their health; Shannon is a caring health professional who is truly motivated by the positive results experienced by his patients.
SJ Maillet
SJ Maillet
00:45 29 Mar 17
Amazing!! Passionate Naturopath! Highly recommended going to see Shannon. In the few short months I've been seeing Shannon I am amazed by the difference I've felt in myself. Putting up with the frustration of exhaustion, no energy and constant brain fog, despite living a healthy lifestyle was taking its toll. Shannon Devised a treatment plan that has My energy levels through the roof and my brain functioning again! Shannons professionalism and knowledge is A1 his calm friendly demeanor makes every session a relaxed comfortable experience, the Herbal Tea on arrival is a lovely touch ;)
Emily Borg
Emily Borg
01:47 19 Jul 17
I’ve just started going to Cura but so far my thoughts are:- Shannon is very knowledgeable, approachable and understanding. A caring practitioner.- Shannon quickly identified some deficiencies and worked with me to come up with a remediation plan- I definitely feel better even just weeks into our treatment plan.I recommend. Time will tell if this rating becomes 5 stars!!
Wayne Harlon
Wayne Harlon
01:42 04 Aug 18
Shannon was great, he really cares and you can feel his passion for what he does. Our son had hearing issues due to middle ear fluid and Shannon explained things really well to us. He gave us a really helpful breakdown of how we could best help him recover as well as giving us some herbs and supplements to support his recovery. Thanks Shannon!
Tony Fitzgerald
Tony Fitzgerald
05:16 02 Jan 19
I found Sarah to be both professional and thorough.I am looking forward to continuing my wellness journey with her.I felt supported and understood.I would definitely recommend her.
jill jeffers
jill jeffers
07:26 18 Jan 19
Shannon has improved my health significantly and I cannot thank him enough!!!I am a pharmacist, so it is quite unconventional from a historical point of view to endorse full naturopathy. However the results speak for themselves. When I first saw Shannon, my legs were swollen, and my skin was itchy everywhere. I left a pile of skin cells on his floor after my first. I was bordering on depression from my condition. Shannon has a methodical and logical approach to healing the body and 6 months later, I am 95 percent better!!Shannon, is passionate, caring and very knowledgeable. He will be a part a continual part of health regime in striving to live not just a long life, but a healthy one.
David Tran
David Tran
09:40 26 Feb 19
Shannon is helping me with heavy metal detox after a hair analysis showed I had extremely high barium and copper levels. I've found him to be very professional he doesn't try and over sell me products I don't need and he is very knowledgeable. I highly recommend his services.
08:42 05 Mar 19
Thanks Shannon for a wonderful first appointment, you explained things well and I trust that you will help me with rebuilding my health after cancer treatment. I look forward to many other appointments with you. Thanks Natasha
Craig Johnston
Craig Johnston
08:16 29 Mar 19
Shannon has been so amazing ever since the moment I first came into his office a year ago. It was like nothing I’ve been to before, I felt so welcomed, and he even sent me a card afterwards. I was on edge about investing into Cura as I was really struggling with my health with a whole range of problems and previously felt like no one could help me that I almost completely gave up, but it was one of the best decisions I’ve made to contact him! He has helped me through my health journey immensely, many of my problems started going away and my quality of life has improved a lot. There was so much confusing info online but Shannon put 2&2 together and I started to understand why I wasn’t well. I’m now able to work which last year I did not think I could be doing at all with 0 energy and a heap of problems. I’m still working together with him on improving my health. Shannon is super knowledgeable, clearly passionate about what he does, so kind, caring and the compassionate support system I really needed. I haven’t met anyone like Shannon, I learn so much everytime we meet and I can’t thank him enough. Best naturopath - I’m really glad I found Cura Integrative Medicine and hope he gets all the recognition he deserves. Highly recommend!
11:24 01 Aug 19
I have seen Shannon at the end of November for persistent ear infection, immune problems, chronic conditions and so far the natural supplements, herbs have had a great impact on my health. My doctor says she saw huge improvements and I certainly feel much healthier. I would definitely recommend anyone that has these problems or any other health issues to visit Cura and give naturopathy a go. Thank you Shannon.
Nadrah Mohamed
Nadrah Mohamed
09:47 15 Jan 20