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Mineral analysis results
I have had the results of mineral analysis. I have yet to have nutrioninst follow up this will be Friday.
Initial results low
Mg. K(None), Cu, Mn and probably zinc.
"probably zinc?" Not very scietific I know but Its in my shampoo so therefore accurate measurements cannot be taken.
I am a slow metaboliser.
I have had the dietry restriction of a slow metaboliser for 18 months or so other factors have to be involved.
I will speak to my GP to see if they show any interest in these test of following them up.
The detox diet has made a huge difference to my day to day well being and generally on the up (excluding chemical exposure) but have just been knocked sideways by a huge bout of depression following mineral supplement and very small chemical exposure over the last 2-3 days. Sensitivities are back to where they were 6 months ago but they chemicals seem to go straight to my brain and organs and muscles . . . .has anyone felt like this?
Can magnesium cause depression?Lets just hope this is temporary
Still "hanging on there" as Maff would say. . but its a struggle, I wont lie somedays I do just want to give up.
Maff thanks fo your list of recommended supplements ive printed them out ill have a chat with my nutritionist.
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Comment last edited on about 8 years ago by Maff Maff
No problem regarding the supplements I recommended. But yes, do discuss them with your nutritionist.
I hate to say it but hair mineral analysis is not considered very accurate when it comes to nutrient minerals such as those you have listed. I did a paper on this last year as part of my degree so did a substantial review of the scientific literature. I found it was slightly more useful as an initial screen for heavy metal toxicity and hair mercury levels particularly seem to correlate well with levels in the rest of the body.
Like you wisely have already realised the samples can be contaminated with shampoos and other hair products which is one problem.
I would really recommend you have blood tests done to measure these nutrient levels accurately.
Magnesium is actually considered to be an ANTI-depressant so this is unlikely to have caused your depression this week. If you search Google you'll find loads of sites about magnesium being used to help depression. This is all backed up to some degree by medical research. Here is one study - [URL]Rapid recovery from major depression using magnesium treatment[/URL]. Magnesium certainly has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system.
On the other hand chemical exposure when you have chemical sensitivities can certainly cause depression. Your description of the chemicals going straight to your brain, organs and muscles certainly sounds familiar to me. When my MCS was at its worst on exposure I first felt confused, dizzy, weak and wobbly, and this gradually morphed into headache, muscle aches, and depression.
I don't feel I've been very positive for you here but good luck with your GP and nutritionist. Let us know how you get on.
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