Shelley, here's the link to my hair analysis results. If you click on it you can zoom in.
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Like I said before, my most obvious concerns are about my extremely elevated Manganese and Uranium levels. Interestingly, the commentary provided by Genova Diagnastics states that, "Elevated hair Mn may be the result of excessive Mn exposure or ingestion, inadequate detoxication or excretion of Mn chemicals, or exposure to radioactivity
". I can't help but think that there may be a connection here. What do you think? Alot of the symtoms of elevated Mn and Uranium that they give, I guess not suprisingly, I experience. They list headaches, depressed systolic pressure, insomnia, sexual imptotence and dementia for excessive hair Mn.....and fatiuge for both Mn, and Uranium. I've read that once deposited in the body, Uranium would primarly but excreted by the kidneys. So I'm a little scared of trying something to chelate Uranium, seen as I've read that Uranium can be really tough on the kidneys and I fear damaging them. I should probably just stick to sweating.
Anyways, here's a complete list of my current symtoms, I'm never really sure whether my symtoms or legitamate or just "healing crisis's" or maybe a combo of both.
Insomnia -- I ususally don't have trouble failing asleep, but I normally wake up a couple times per night and I almost always wake up between 4:30 and 5:30 and then don't get back to sleep. I've always suspected low seratonin/melatonin levels, mineral imbalances or the ammonia created by parasite as my problem, but I'm really not sure.
Headaches -- I have headaches most days, sometimes up front, or around the eyes, sometimes left right dominant and sometimes just all over. Cleansing reaction, mineral imbalances, toxins...probably just a little bit of everything I guess.
Chemical sensitivities -- Walking through grocery stores, pharmacies or be around a large group of people wearing perfumes and colognes makes me sick and tired. Probably just need to keep cleansing and rebuilding my liver for that one. But this problem is getting much better.
Sometimes after I eat I get this raw, scratchy, tight feeling that crawls up the back of my throat and a couple hours later half to burp. I know my digestion still needs improvement.
Here's some other symtoms that I still experinece from time to time, but are way, way less of a problem then they used to be. Very mild acne...much, much better than before, fatigue, odourless gas from time to time....can't seem to identify which foods cause it but it seem to orginate in my large intestines, mild body odour at times, problems recalling names and words, concentration problems, heavy/full fealing in my upper abdomen around my liver and spleen ( can't blame my liver for being sore... after all the abuse it's taken and all the stones that have been torn out of it...thank god it can rejuvinate itself), nighttime unrination, mild vertigo and dizziness if I stand up to quickly, sensitivity to light and a poor sense of smell. My appetite is pretty good but not great, but definetly alot bettter than it used to be. Might be some more but probably not all that significant.
My body temps normal, wound healing seems normal and my eyebrows have never shown signs of thinning. My nails are growing good but I get white specks every once in awhile. Recently my right ring finger nail develeped a dent in it. My tongue's a little pale. There's not much of a coat near the front but always a little bit at the back. Also, there's a few teeth marks on the side and i have a straight grove in the middle of my tongue that's about half and inch long that doesn't seem to want to go away no matter what I do. I can send you a pic if you want. I think it might be a problem with my spine/emotion seen as I'm not B12 deficient. My stools are usually brown/light brown and are fairly well formed, but once in a while they're a little loose and a bit greasy.....liver cleansing is helping with fat absorbtion because my stools are definetly not as bad as they used to be. My eyes still show signs of blood toxins, ie. dark eye circles, a little red/itchy, but are way, way, better than they used to be. I don't really have bags under my eyes, but the very top of my lower eyelids are a little puffy. I suspect lymph congestion. Also, my Iris's have a grey ring around the outside, which I read might be caused be skin/lymph congestion. I've been skin brushing, rebounding and taking detox bath regularily.
The last routine blood test I had indicated high cholesterol -- 6.25 mmol/L with HDL = 1.46, LDL = 4.47 and Triglyceride 0.70. My cholesterols been high since I started getting tests done a couple years ago. I have a fairly low WBC and RBC although my RBC's been getting better. My RDW was a bit low, 10.3 range 11.5 - 15.0 My liver panel was good but my GGT was a little low. 13, range 15-73 U/L. TSH is border line low at 0.43, so I guess I'm slightly Hyperthyroid. I figue my liver's not catching all the hormones my thyroid's throwing out. Hoping more liver cleansing will help with this. Also, my 2nd last blood test last fall showed low levels of Ferratin, I've been supplementing Iron, but my doc forgot to order it on my last blood test, so I'm not sure if it improved, but I think I still might need to supplement. I'm gonna go for another test right aways to make sure. My blood pressures good, systolic is sometimes a little low like 120/65-70.
I saw my naturopath about 2 months ago, and she was happy with how things are progressing, but agrees that there are stil things that need addressing. According to to her biofeedback i'm having problems with Ameoba and sugar regulation. It was also picking up minor problems with worms, still might have a problem with leaky gut, plus indl. poll, inseciticides, constipation and dairy all showed up. She also said I need to replenish my blood and they're were signs of liver and large intestinal stress. Plus, I was a little dehydrated and there was either def/xs for the following minerals. Zinc, Iron, Mg, Cal, Pot, and Cl. I don't think she said anything but manganese. Anyways, so that's why I went why for a hair analysis. But again, I'm really confused by the high manganese. I think I've seen you write that cleansing, liver flushing, etc. can temporarily cause deranged minerals. Could this be what's going on? I just finished a serious of about 4 liver flushes about a month, month and a half before I took the hair sample. And I'm probably going to do another couple in about a month or so.
Here's a list of the what I was supplementing with at the time of the hair analysis:
cod liver oil
flax, hemp oil
primal defense ultra
Enzymes with every meal
amino acid mix
apple cider vinegar
B complex occasionly
liver herbs -- I rotate between herbs that build and ones the cleanse and take a breaks from them once in awhile
Ok, I think that's about everything. Shelley, thank you very much for your time and help, I greatly appreciate it. I'm looking forward to what you have to say. Take care.