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The lady who cuts my hair must think I'm a freak.
It seems like every time I visit her for a haircut, I'm politely requesting that she save several clumps of my hair clippings for me to place in a small envelope and mail to my friend Wendy Myers.
Why am I mailing my hair?
Because Wendy is the expert when it comes to something called “hair mineral analysis”. And she doesn't stop there: she does urine and stool too, so I sent her that way last month, and she was able to reveal a host of health information we can find from our hair, our urine and our stool – all topics that we address on this podcast.
Wendy is a functional diagnostic nutritionist (FDN), a certified holistic health coach (CHHC), and the founder of Liveto110. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and has a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. She is certified in Hair Mineral Analysis for the purpose of designing programs for clients to correct their metabolism and body chemistry with customized targeted nutrient therapy.
Wendy’s interest in nutrition began with the death of her father from esophageal cancer. Intuitively, she knew his chemo, radiation, and ten medications killed him prematurely. She vowed to find out what made him sick, why he died, what role medications played in his demise, and how she could avoid the same fate. The more Wendy learned, the more she realized that all the answers to health do not lie in our medical system.
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-Why a lot of people say that the hair is really not a reflection of what's going on inside the body…[4:00]
-How hair analysis actually works in terms of accuracy and lab testing…[6:25]
-Why you need to look at mineral ratios and metal ratios when you do a hair tissue mineral analysis…[8:25]
-Why Wendy thinks my “soil” is high in heavy metals…[15:45]
-Why cooking in cast iron skillets can actually cause oxidation in the body…[23:02]
-The problem with the way that most physicians do a urine test…[36:15]
-What Wendy learned from my urine test in the “pre metals” and “post metals” results…[38:55]
-What the Fukushima disaster in Japan is doing to people's metal levels of metals like cesium…[40:50]
-How a stool metals test is different than a stool test for gut health…[50:15]
-What Wendy learned from my stool test…[51:10]
-And much more!
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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Wendy or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Also published on Medium.