Dr. Valerie Nelson




Board Certified Natural Integrative Doctor

 




Food Allergy Testing Through Hair Analysis


 

No Needles!!

 

Includes Free Antidote for any sensitivities

 

Eat the Foods you love again!


Hair analysis has emerged as one of the most valuable ways to determine food sensitivities (allergies).   Results from our Hair Analysis Report can provide a vivid picture of foods that have a weakening effect on your immune system.

How is this possible?   Hair is formed in the dermis from a cluster of matrix cells that make up the follicle. During the growth phase, metabolic activity is greatly increased, exposing the hair to the internal metabolic environment.   This includes the extracellular fluids, circulating blood, and lymph.   As the hair reaches the surface of the skin, its outer layers harden, locking in the metabolic products accumulated during this period of hair formation.   Hair is the second most metabolically active tissue and by the very nature of its formation as a biological sample, may provide a permanent record of metabolic activity occurring within the body during its period of growth.  This testing is the best test for food allergy done through hair analysis.  Food allergy testing by hair is becoming more popular for both adults and children.  We do this test for food allergies in our Pittsburgh office.


Hair has been a determining factor in identifying criminals and solving cases.  Hair analysis technology has greatly advanced in the past decade.


Our food allergy testing costs $99. With this service you will be tested on these specific foods - peanuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, walnuts, rice, soy,  corn, oats, spelt, barley, eggs, wheat, coconut, dairy, sugar. We have found most commonly that if individuals can reduce their sensitivity to these main foods, a lot of their symptoms clear up. If you have additional non-perishable foods you would like us to test for, you can send them to us and there is a $5 fee per extra food you would like tested for. 

Please keep in mind if you would like to add any foods to this, you will need to send us a small quantity (1 tsp) and it must be non-perishable or if perishable, will need to be sent overnight with a cold pack.

The $99 includes 2 bottles of homeopathic antidote for any foods in which you tested sensitive to. Alternatively, if you are a current patient, this can be done in the office too.

Refills of the antidote are $25 for 2 bottles plus shipping.