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Intolerance and Nutrient Deficiency Results

I got the hair analysis tests back Friday. I was informed that an “intolerance” was different than an “allergy”.


“An intolerance is a response that the body gives over time to an item that it is not comfortable with. An allergy shows instantly or within an hour or two, an intolerance builds over time. An allergy is with you for life where as an intolerance you can reduce or remove.


Our test only shows what you are intolerant to, not the level. This is because we only state items that show a level of intolerance of over 85% or more, as when we have researched, we have found this is the level that causes a problem for customers. Anything under this does not have any ill effects on the customers’ health. This is the same as deficiencies.”


So now that’s cleared up, I’m confused why allergies wouldn’t show up as also intolerable. Am I missing something here?


I don’t think this tells me much in the way of food, seeing as though I’m possibly allergic to kiwis, yet it doesn’t show up as an intolerable substance in my body. How do I know I’m allergic to kiwis? When I eat them I get a prickly feeling at the back and top of my mouth – feels like needles sticking me. Maybe an allergy test would be more helpful for these food allergies that already exist.


At this time I’ll assume that intolerances can lead to allergies. Either way it’s an inflammatory response in my body causing more harm than good.


My foods included (only the common items listed):

  • Apricot
  • Honey
  • Milk Powder
  • Onion
  • Paprika
  • Pine Nut
  • Salmon
  • Scallops
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sole
  • Squid


Non-Food Items (Only common and/or concern):

  • Bumblebee
  • Cephalosporium Acremonium (Used in many drugs including Penicillin and many antibiotics)
  • Chicken Droppings
  • Helminthosporium Halodes (mould found on cereals and grasses it’s spores are released on hot days only)
  • House Dust
  • Storage Mite


Nutrient Deficiencies:

  • Chromium
  • DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) (AKA: fish oil)
  • Folic Acid
  • Glutamine
  • Sulfur
  • Niacin


The information they gave me above, referring to the “85% or more” range, tells me I’m considerably deficient in several crucial vitamins and minerals. It’s very possible then that I’m deficient in other minerals and vitamins that aren’t being detected in this test.

I’ve sent the information off to my Doctor. In the mean time, I’m adding an extra folic acid and chromium (500mcg – total of 1000mcg) and will continue with my other supplements until I see my Dr. I’m cutting onions out of my diet. I don’t like fish, so this was “good” news for me. Although I LOVE paprika and sesame seeds, I don’t eat them frequently.


It’s hard to say if this is accurate, but after seeing my results compared to my husband, who is afflicted with many allergies, it seemed relative to our overall health. His results included a long list of intolerances and deficiencies compared to mine.


1 Comment:

I wonder if they are not allowed to indicate alleriges, since that might be considered a medical diagnosis? Like in the US, supplement manufacturers are not allowed to make claims about treating diseases unless they go through the full FDA approval process.

Who thinks squid is a common food? ;-)

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