All in the family – my parents hair tests

My parents just received their hair tests from Doctors Data. They expected to find arsenic because they a lot of rice and it looks like they were correct. They were not expecting to see Mercury, but I was, based on everything I’ve read in Andy Cutler’s books and based on what I know about methylation and their health histories. Uncanny how they both show deranged mineral transport. Both tests are below, first mom:


And dad:


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    Ed October 30, 2013, 1:43 am

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    Susan June 27, 2013, 4:13 pm

    Sorry if this is a ridiculous question, but have you had a genetic test?  I don’t see any mention of MTHFR or any mutation that would seem to go hand in hand with this all….

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      Eric June 27, 2013, 4:16 pm

      I haven’t yet… there are so many other things to spend money on. At first, it all seems inexpensive but taken together, between hair tests, doctors/naturopaths, supplements – it all adds up! Someday I will do it but next up is a saliva test.

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My name is Eric - I‘m 48 and saw a doctor for fatigue at 17. I lived fairly normally if a little subdued by lack of endurance at times. But then, 12 years ago I fell into a nosedive after moving to South Florida. Now, I know heavy metal toxicity is a significant source of my troubles along with genetic methylation cycle dysfunction and Lyme disease. I spent 18 months chelating the metals out and starting up methylation but stopped when I felt myself circling the drain. Currently going after Lyme and co-infections. More about me here.

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