Health Testing

Advanced Testing Options

Holistic Health Center offers a number of inexpensive health and nutrition tests to analyze your current health and determine nutritional deficiencies that may be leading to certain health conditions. All the tests are cost-effective, safe, and non-invasive. Read more of the details below on the different types of tests offered. Contact us or visit the health center for more information.

Hair Minerals Test

HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTER, LLC. offers Hair Mineral Analysis Testing which is a simple, inexpensive laboratory test utilizing a small hair sample to determine body mineral levels and toxic metals. It has a proven track record with more than 35 years of clinical research, and hair is used as one of the tissues of choice by the Environmental Protection Agency in determining toxic metal exposure.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency studied over 400 reviews of the use of hair for toxic metal detection and concluded that: “Hair is a meaningful and representative tissue for (biological monitoring for) antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, vanadium and perhaps selenium and tin.”

Test results are printed on an easy-to-read graph. The mineral graph allows you to judge proper vitamin and supplement dosages. The printed graph includes the mineral and toxic element results. The graph is included in a 40 page report including information related to metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, immune system, autonomic balance, glandular activity and metabolic trends, a personal dietary supplement program, basic diet recommendations and other information inferred from the test results. Nutritional recommendations are aimed at holistically balancing the body and gently detoxifying harmful heavy metals.

Hair Mineral Analysis can reveal mineral imbalances and heavy metal toxicities which are associated with many physical and emotional symptoms. It provides a window into cellular metabolic activity. Conditions which may result or be aggravated by mineral imbalance or toxic metal poisoning: Depression, Headaches, Hair Loss, Hyperactivity, Arthritis, Skin Problems, Weight Gain, Insomnia, Allergies, Fatigue, Immune Dysfunction, Seizures, PMS, Prostate Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Diabetes, Heart Attacks, Hypertension, Anemia, Angina, Morning Sickness, Neuromuscular Disease, Osteoporosis, Candidiasis, Asthma, Digestive Disorders, Tooth and Gum Disease, Psychological Disorders, Emotional Problems and Cancer.

Dr. Kilday states: “Our hair tissue mineral analysis is performed by a licensed clinical laboratory and is a screening test for the levels of 20 minerals and toxic metals in a sample of hair. With a hair analysis, the results are extremely accurate on the following eleven minerals: Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iodine, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium, Strontium, Sulfur, Zinc (these minerals are of major importance in health and disease, including diabetes, heart conditions, and osteoporosis) and the following nine toxic elements: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Bismuth, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Tin. The hair test is a tissue mineral biopsy that is non-invasive, relatively inexpensive.”

pH Testing

The Cause of Disease

Have you ever wondered if many of the diseases raging through our society have a common cause? Many doctors, herbalists and nutritionists believe that the explanation may come down to these simple words: pH Imbalance

Acid Alkaline Imbalance

Scientists have discovered that the body fluids of healthy people are alkaline (high pH) whereas the body fluids of sick people are acidic (low pH). Over acidity, which can become a dangerous condition that weakens all body systems, is very common today. It gives rise to an internal environment conducive to disease, as opposed to a pH balanced environment which allows normal body function necessary for the body to resist disease. A healthy body maintains adequate alkaline reserves to meet emergency demands. When excess acids must be neutralized our alkaline reserves are depleted leaving the body in a weakened condition. A pH balanced diet (SEE Holistic Health Center’s Alkaline Diet) and supplements, according to many experts, are vital keys to health maintenance.

Understanding pH

pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14—the lower the pH the more acidic the solution, the higher the pH the more alkaline (or base) the solution. When a solution is neither acid nor alkaline it has a pH of 7 which is neutral. The body continually strives to balance pH. When this balance is compromised many problems can occur. Test Your Body’s Acidity or Alkalinity with Saliva pH Test Strips The Saliva pH test (this can be purchased at Holistic Health Center) is a simple test you can do at home to measure your susceptibility to cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and 150 other degenerative diseases. Determine Your Current State of Health:
Are You Healthy?
Are You Developing a Degenerative Disease or Cancer?
Do You Already Have a Degenerative Disease or Cancer?
It is recommended that you test your pH levels to determine if your body’s pH needs immediate attention. By using pH test strips, you can determine your pH factor quickly and easily in the privacy of your own home. If your saliva stays between 6.5 and 7.5 all day, your body is functioning within a healthy range. The best time to test your pH is about one hour before a meal and two hours after a meal. Test your pH two days a week.

Saliva pH and Cancer

“When healthy, the pH of blood is 7.4, the pH of spinal fluid is 7.4, and the pH of saliva is 7.4. Thus the pH of saliva parallels the extra cellular fluid…pH test of saliva represents the most consistent and most definitive physical sign of the ionic calcium deficiency syndrome…The pH of the non-deficient and healthy person is in the 7.5 (dark blue) to 7.1 (blue) slightly alkaline range. The range from 6.5 (blue-green) which is weakly acidic to 4.5 (light yellow) which is strongly acidic represents states from mildly deficient to strongly deficient, respectively.
Most children are dark blue, a pH of 7.5. Over half of adults are green-yellow, a pH of 6.5 or lower, reflecting the calcium deficiency of aging and lifestyle defects. Cancer patients are usually a bright yellow, a pH of 4.5. Virtually all degenerative diseases, including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, kidney and gall stones, and tooth decay are associated with excess acidity in the body. While the body does have a homeostatic mechanism which maintains a constant pH 7.4 in the blood, this mechanism works by depositing and withdrawing acid and alkaline minerals from other locations including the bones, soft tissues, body fluids and saliva. Therefore, the pH of these other tissues can fluctuate greatly. The pH of saliva offers us a window through which we can see the overall pH balance in our bodies.
Cancer cannot exist in an alkaline environment. All forms of arthritis are associated with excess acidity. Acid in the body dissolves both teeth and bones. Whatever health situation you are faced with, you can monitor your progress toward a proper acid/alkaline balance by testing your saliva pH.
Holistic Health Center offers the pH tests and can be purchased at the store. After the tests results Holistic Health Center offers supplements and our Alkaline Diet to correct any pH imbalances in addition to a consultation with Dr. Kevin Kilday, PhD, Dr. of Natural Health. Please call 321-549-0711 for an appointment with Dr. Kilday.