Commercial Hair Analysis – A Sign Of Quackery

I told an acupuncturist friend that I had been sick a lot lately.

He recommended getting a $95 hair sample test from Analytical Research Labs.

I asked for some information and got it. Then I went to Google and did some research. says: “Hair analysis is worthless for assessing the body’s nutritional status or serving as a basis for dietary or supplement recommendations. Should you encounter a practitioner who claims otherwise, run for the nearest exit and file a complaint with your state attorney general!”

I think I’ll skip this test.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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