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.

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