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Why standard thyroid testing is inaccurate

In my experience, many people show clinical signs of hypothyroidism, but their medical tests are ‘normal’. It’s often because the tests being used by doctors are inadequate and don’t provide the whole picture. This article is a really important read if you’ve been diagnosed with thyroid problems, or suspect you may be having them, Hypothyroidism,…

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Hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA)

Hair mineral testing is very inexpensive and can be very helpful when used alongside other data. A hair test can provide information on: Nutrient mineral levels (calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium and so on) The zinc to copper ratio, which is critically important for people with mood, cognitive and psychological symptoms Heavy metal excretion (lead, mercury,…

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Organic acids testing

This is a urine test and it’s one of the most powerful and informative tests I know of in defining what’s going on with your metabolism. You just pee in clean pot first thing in the morning, pipette some urine into a test tube and send it to the lab for analysis. Depending on the…

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Heavy metal testing

There’s no doubt that heavy metals affect health. This fact is shown in the literature and also through clinical experience where we see people’s health improve when these metals are detoxified. Whether heavy metals cause problems for you depends on your genetics and ability to detoxify. Some people can detoxify efficiently, where others can’t. Mercury,…

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Why I hate the gluten-free diet fad

It’s sad to see that the gluten free diet has reached ‘fad’ status because it’s undermining the real dangers of gluten consumption and the true benefits of a gluten-free diet. In genetically susceptible people, gluten can trigger an autoimmune response in the gut called coeliac disease, which is a serious condition. Coeliac disease can severely…

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