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What are Metabolic Trends?
First, we use the terms Metabolic Trends and Inferred Potentials synonymously on this website.
These terms are NOT used diagnostically nor should they be construed as diagnostic.
A metabolic trend or an inferred potential is merely an early indication for the potential of a variety of symptoms or health problems stemming from nutritional imbalances that create metabolic errors that may result in metabolic disorders.
Many metabolic errors are the result of malnutrition.
For example, you commonly hear millions of Americans are pre-diabetic. This is an example of a metabolic trend (e.g. slightly above or nearing the upper reference range for normal fasting blood glucose level) that infers you have a potential metabolic trend to become a “clinically diagnosed” diabetic unless you make needed changes in your diet, exercise, or lifestyle habits.
How are Metabolic Trends derived using hair analysis?
Our hair analysis is an excellent tool for an accurate metabolic test.
Your current metabolism is an indicator for potential metabolic trends. Metabolic trends are derived based on pattern analysis of mineral excesses, deficiencies, and toxic elements in association with clinically diagnosed health problems. The trends are reflected from the results of hundreds of thousands of hair analyses.
These patterns are closely associated with a combination of criteria that includes:
- The specific mineral/toxic element patterns and ratios revealed on your analysis
- Neurological system dominance (sympathetic/parasympathetic)
- Endocrine dominance (sympathetic/parasympathetic)
- Well-documented disease/nutrient associations in both mental and physical health (globally peer-reviewed scientific journals)
- Well-documented toxic element disease and symptom associations in both mental and physical health (globally peer-reviewed scientific journals)
- Clinically diagnosed diseases and subclinical symptoms
What are some examples of the potential trends/tendency or inferred metabolic trends.
Examples of trends for a Slow Metabolic Type 1
First, a slow metabolic type 1 will normally have higher levels of nutrients that are considered more sedative as opposed to stimulatory. Sedative nutrients are in minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. On the hair analysis, two primary sedative elements are calcium and magnesium and would normally be excessive and dominating (naturally antagonizing) sodium and potassium.
A sample of potential trends may include:
- High cholesterol,
- Water retention, etc.
Remember, these are NOT to be interpreted or construed as diagnostic.
Examples of trends for a Fast Metabolic Type 1.
First, a fast metabolic type 1 will normally have higher levels of nutrients that are considered more stimulatory as opposed to sedative. Stimulatory nutrients are also included in minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. On the hair analysis, two primary stimulatory minerals are sodium and potassium and will be dominating calcium and magnesium.
A sample of potential trends may include:
- Osteoporosis, etc.
Again, these are NOT to be interpreted or construed as diagnostic.
The reality is; a health care professional would need to perform medical tests too clinically diagnose any medical situations.
These are simple examples of nutrient associations with clinical diagnoses over the past decades would be dependent on the degree and duration of specific nutritional imbalances.
I am not experiencing any of these Metabolic Trends!
Remember, these are merely potential trends that include a wide range of nutrient/symptoms. Consequently, you may or may not be currently experiencing any of the included metabolic trends or inferred potentials in your report. Keep in mind, every symptom is a manifestation of a complex metabolic disorder and can vary from person to person. Symptoms are not an exacting science.
Interestingly, most of our clients find many of the trends listed to be quite accurate.
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