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Can a food intolerance lab be done with hair samples? take the guesswork out of your diet by learning which foods are best and worst for you. identify your bodys intolerances and imbalances: diet, toxicity, vitamin, mineral, fatty acids, gut biome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
If you ever see such an offer avoid it. Keep your own food diary listing daily intake cross referenced with any symptoms. Do an exclusion for a week or two then re-introduce the item and random associations are eliminated. If the symptom recurs avoid it. There are blood test that can suggest things to avoid & items that are a severe risk. Beyond that, consumer beware. If it sounds too good, it is.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Determining fool tolerance by hair analysis is a scam. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Jul 20, 2021

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