Re: How to test for presence of hevy metals??
You might remember, I've been following Andy Cutlers protocol (www.noamalgam.com). He recommends doctors data hair test, though Trace Elements Inc in Texas (I think) are another good one. I've never heard of Great Smokies hair test being recommended so I wouldn't bother with that one.
Cutler also has a hair test book which people use to help interpret their results, though I dont have it myself. He applies something called the 'counting rules' to the hair test results to determine whether someone is mercury toxic. It also helps to see if you are hypothyroid and hypoadrenal.
Also you can do a few rounds of chelation and see how you respond but not until you get your fillings out. If I remember you still have fillings?
BTW, Cutlers view is that chronic candida is ALWAYS down to mercury.
No I'm not free of mercury yet. I wish! It may take a couple of years I think as my adrenals and thyroid are quite weak. I've been finding chelation quite hard though I have had subtle benefits from it.
I'll send you an email soon.
Take care ;-)