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?

Keen to find a clinic that can do heavy metal testing Perth, chelation or mineral check?

Hair Mineral Analysis

Get in touch to talk overcome your health challenges now.

The Cura clinic uses this important functional medicine testing 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  laboratories and sometimes in combination with urinary load results to assess chelation.

If you would like to get started and suspect toxicity such as mercury or lead, 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 aluminium 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 in Western Australia (UWA) at a professional, evidence-based 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 Get a Hair Analysis?

  • detect whether there is an excess or mineral 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 chelation therapy of toxic elements while chelation therapy treatment is progressing
  • Screen health and maximise health
  • Hair testing facility is scientific-based

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What Are The Top Symptoms Of Heavy Metal Poisoning?

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Thyroid function changes such as Hashimoto‚Äôs
  • 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
  • Skin sores or itch such as eczema

How Do You Read a Hair Mineral Analysis Test?

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. Naturopaths will use a hair test as a functional test for patients.

Well trained functional medicine 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 ‚Äúout of range‚ÄĚ readings of a hair 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 heavy metal detox? Contact the clinic for more information or help on testing and detoxing.

Validity and Efficacy of HMA

The EPA in the USA actually endorses hair analysis as an valid functional medicine test for mineral 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.‚Ä̬†(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¬†‚Äúmeaningful and representative tissue for¬†biological monitoring for most of the toxic¬†metals‚ÄĚ.

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