Elevated estrogen levels are not all that uncommon today with the emphasis on looking and feeling good.

The most common leading agent is birth control and the progesterone creams that are credited for balancing hormonal levels during menopause. But don’t forget the subtle and cumulative effects of anti-aging creams, including many make ups that promote healthy skin while introducing estrogen as an additive. Testosterone is cleverly hidden in a product publicized to lengthen eyelashes.

Hormone disrupters found in many of the man-made chemicals have been introduced into the food and water supply and the environment.

 So what does copper have to do with estrogen?  Elevated copper levels (hair mineral testing) often accompany elevated estrogen levels and its effects are wide ranging. We know elevated levels are associated with adrenal function and for that reason may contribute to irregularities in blood sugar, cravings, thyroid function, immune support, anxiety and depression, and heightened allergies.

 In a more recent case, an elevated copper level exaggerated the client’s response to wheat where she broke out in a rash even with a minimal exposure.

Hair Mineral Testing

For years, we’ve incorporated hair mineral testing as a screening test that measures the mineral content of your hair. The screen test can be used to reduce the guesswork involved when recommending nutritional supplements and dietary modifications.

One of the important benefits is to pinpoint the development of metabolic tendencies long before symptoms develop and in discussion today, hormonal imbalances.

Every time we’ve checked our results against either blood or saliva as a source for testing, the results correlate.

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