I am sorry to hear about the death in your family. I wish you well and hope you will be back on the road to recovery soon.
Thank you for getting back to me...I used another lab and the guy who interpreted the results spent an hour and a half on the phone with me going over my results. He then spent another 1/2 when I had follow-up questions. I tried to email him b/c I started taking a supplement he recommended but I never heard back from him
I have contacted a dr on Dr wilson's website. Will have consult tonight.
My question is this...how accurate is hair analysis in determining the root cause. For example, when I took the test, I was very stressed out. I had been on both licorice root and progesterone which make and keep cortisol in your body. Obviously my body will register as stress case with wasted sodium and potassium mineral levels. Also licorice root pushes potassium levels down. Let's say I don't take those supplements, will the results be drastically different? Is the test easily swayed by whatever supplement you are taking. For example if you are salting your food, will the test result come back as saying you have way to much adolesterone in relation to cortisol?
My concern with hair mineral analysis is that it will create another rabbit hole for me to go into. Will I become overly paranoid about enjoying a cup hot chocolate b/c it might disrupt my Cal/Mg ratio. Or worry about drinking that coconut water b/c it will register potassium as falsely high on my re-test.
I did a saliva test at the same time as I did hair test. With the exception of morning and night time high, the rest of the day cortisol levels on saliva test were normal. If I am to believe the saliva test I have high cortisol levels (over active adrenals). If I am to believe hair analysis. I have adrenal burnout (my potassium and sodium were very low.) And I have copper insufficiency probably due to progesterone (zinc use) although saliva tests show lots of estrogen.
PM me more about FB group. I have to say the topic completely fascinates me yet also worries that it is just another wasted path for me to chase.