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Some years back there was a study on heavy metals in hair. The original study had hoped to prove that kids with autism had a higher load of heavy metals in their hair. To their surprise they found the exact opposite. The kids with autism retained the heavy metals in their bodies and those who weren't autistic were able to excrete the heavy metals through their hair(as one exit) and thus had more heavy metals in hair samples. Studying baby teeth is another way to study baby and child metal toxicity.

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Your linked study doesn't say what you're claiming here.

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Oct 2, 2022·edited Oct 2, 2022

Having done a few rounds with mineral imbalences, I don't think either should be used in isolation.

Lab discrepancies happen wuth blood samples, too

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"All the laboratories used identical methods for quantitative analysis, and they generated consistent numerical results according to Friedman analysis of variance. However, the normal reference ranges of each laboratory varied. As such, each laboratory interpreted the patient's health differently. On intra-laboratory data, Wilcoxon analysis suggested they generated relatively coherent data, but laboratory B could not in one element, so its reliability was doubtful. In comparison with the blood test, laboratory C generated identical results, but not laboratory A and B.

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Hair mineral analysis has its limitations, considering the reliability of inter and intra laboratory analysis comparing with blood analysis. As such, clinicians should be cautious when applying hair mineral analysis as an ancillary tool."

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Lab ranges vary for blood tests, too. Also, elsewhere in this study they speak of it's potential as an ancillary tool. The writers weren't consistent, either

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Oct 2, 2022·edited Oct 2, 2022

<<For now, it appears that we can apply hair analysis carefully as an ancillary tool to evaluate patients, in addition to history taking, physical examination, diet, lifestyle, the environment, and other laboratory data because each laboratory can generate precise numerical results1,14. However, hair mineral analysis cannot be a primary tool for the assessment of individual health without a well-established normal reference range, because the interpretation of results varies greatly according to the wide diverse reference range of each laboratory. It remains a challenge to establish 'normal' reference ranges for minor and trace elements in human hair due to the natural variance of hair compositions9. Thus, well-designed large-scale studies are needed to standardize international reference ranges for hair mineral elements.>>

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It's an interesting study, and it certainly doesn't conclude that hair testing is a scam, as the poster claimed

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Does anyone know the relationship of the findings of this study with the studies that found that more metals found in the hair was indicative of the children that were able to process the metals OUT of their bodies and therefore finding metals in the hair was indicative of less metals in the body?

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I just read about the mitkus study and karwoski study for the first time this week as someone gave me a link to this site. http://vaccinepapers.org/karwowski-2018-blood-and-hair-aluminum-levels-vaccine-history-and-early-infant-development-a-cross-sectional-study/ This sounds similiar. My question about it is can one presume if there is less in the hair than more may be trapped in the body? Or is more in the hair a good sign? I have to read this stuff closer and learn more so I can understand it in better detail.

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Please let me know what you find!!! Dr. Jack What do you think?

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More toxic metals in hair, nails, urine etc is a measure of body burden. Great Plains metal testing will have good information on this. (No financial links to me).

https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/metals-urine-test Consider arsenic in drinking water & hair, for example. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/43562459_Correlation_between_Arsenic_Concentration_in_Drinking_Water_and_Human_Hair

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OK, Maybe what I am remembering is that there is a study showing that some overtly vaccine injured children have little or no aluminum in their hair when tested and the hypothesis was that these overtly vaccine injured children have less of an ability to excrete aluminum. Arsenic is more acutely/quickly toxic to everyone. I know I'm not imagining this study result, but I don't have the citation.

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Hi Dr. Jack and Dennis Field,

I just got this response from Chris Exley, PhD,

Mr. Aluminum: Dr Christopher Exley

3 hr ago

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Thanks for your message and question. I have written about the validity and value of hair testing for aluminium in my book and I wonder if you have a chance to read this. Briefly, I have yet to come across any hair data for aluminium that I am confident in. However, there is clearly something different about how infants with a diagnosis of autism handle systemic aluminium.

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Jean Tobin

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Thank you for this response! I just ordered your book:

"Imagine You Are An Aluminum Atom: Discussions With Mr. Aluminum" Hardcover – November 24, 2020. That's the book you are referring to? I will receive it by Tuesday, Oct 4th. When I read it and if I have questions, I will post them here and look forward to your responses. Thank you.

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Hi Dr. Jack and Dennis Field,

I just got this response from Chris Exley, PhD,

Mr. Aluminum: Dr Christopher Exley

3 hr ago

Author

Thanks for your message and question. I have written about the validity and value of hair testing for aluminium in my book and I wonder if you have a chance to read this. Briefly, I have yet to come across any hair data for aluminium that I am confident in. However, there is clearly something different about how infants with a diagnosis of autism handle systemic aluminium.

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Jean Tobin

just now

Thank you for this response! I just ordered your book:

"Imagine You Are An Aluminum Atom: Discussions With Mr. Aluminum" Hardcover – November 24, 2020. That's the book you are referring to? I will receive it by Tuesday, Oct 4th. When I read it and if I have questions, I will post them here and look forward to your responses. Thank you.

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Manganese for some strange reason is always included in multivitamins. I have seen it in all brands so far and including ones targeting children. I don’t take multivitamins because of manganese and folic acid (a synthetic form of folate).

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Years ago, the early DAN(defeat autism now) doctors were the first to notice the low zinc levels in those young children with autism. 20 plus years later, my grandson is still on zinc. The lower the zinc, the higher the copper levels were.

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We need metal medicine. We needed it 30 years ago. Shame on Collins.

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That's fascinating, the inverse relationship. Well, we have IPAK now. Maybe we can sort the metabolic toxicity mess out. But clearly, detox protocols should have become the standard of care.

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So... instead of drugging our kids, maybe we try the old vitamin and mineral supplements?

Oysters are high in zinc, but how many kids will eat their fill of oysters on a daily basis?? And now the FDA has changed what's considered "healthy" when labeling food packaging.

Pharma would prefer we treat everyone with drugs, and it's impossible to find a doctor who will help you with vitamin and mineral needs, so we owe James and substackers like him for sharing these studies!

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This just goes to show that the increased load of aluminum adjuvant in the US pediatric population must not be discounted as a source of the real epidemic for the neurodevelopmental disorders. Aluminum can out-compete other metallic ions (like Zinc) and alter enzyme function "Effects of aluminum on activity of Krebs cycle enzymes and glutamate dehydrogenase in rat brain homogenate" https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1432-1033.2000.01328.x

The best resource to review how this paper fits into the re-developing science of true Toxicology is "The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism" (get your copy today! https://www.amazon.com/Environmental-Genetic-Causes-Autism/dp/1510710868) You might have heard of this guy...seems legit :)

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This is fantastic but has anybody besides me noticed how the pivot against vaccines is being spun? I.e. aluminum causes everything but autism. And no mention of the ongoing shift away from vaccines towards mRNA genetic engineering shots in the childhood vax schedule...

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Yep that seems like a serious possibility. Note Offit vs. CDC on aluminum... He says it's safe. They say it is associated with persistent asthma. Strange days indeed.

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