The results of Chris’s Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis arrived in the post today and were really comprehensive, I was very impressed. I can’t say I understood it all, but we have another appointment with our nutritionist to go through it in detail!
The one result that really stands out is that Chris has a higher level of Copper in his body than the ‘normal’ range. There are also imbalances in other key minerals such as Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium.
They have also identified his “Metabolic Type” – which is Slow. This apparently means his metabolism is functioning below normal which means conversion of nutrients from foods to energy will become inefficient…so I guess we have to try and speed him up! Linked to this is an increased desire for sweets and refined carbohydrates. This is absolutely Chris – all he wants when he’s hungry is quick fix sugary snacks. The report also suggested that slow metabolisers are prone to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) and we need to watch his intake of fruit juices, dairy products and foods high in fat content.
It’s all very interesting and I will know more when we have seen the nutritionist again!