What a Heavy Metal Test Can Tell You

Heavy Metal Test

What a Heavy Metal Test Can Tell You

By Leslie Radford

The Technology

What to Expect during Your Oligoscan

One Patient’s Experience

Why do I need this Test?

Have you ever watched an episode of NCIS? They’re always testing soil samples looking for geologic evidence to aid in their criminal investigation. Soils are unique like fingerprints because each type of soil that exists has unique properties, like metals and minerals, which act as identification markers. During analysis, an examiner might find that some soil samples may contain biological evidence such as saliva, semen, or blood. Clues!

Your body leaves clues, too. Just like the soil sample, your cells can tell what kind of minerals or metals are aiding or hindering your body. The Thermography Center of Dallas uses technology called the Oligoscan, similar to what you see in NCIS, to test these minerals and metals.

Cool, right?


The Technology

Though not as dramatic as collecting and analyzing soil on a crime show, the Oligoscan simply scans the palm of your hand to tell the practitioner how much of what metal or mineral is currently in your system.

The Oligoscan, a form of spectrophotometry, was developed in Europe to instantly measure minerals, trace elements, oxidative stress, and toxic metals in the body.

Heavy metal technology utilizes spectrophotometry to obtain results that consist of measuring the absorbance level or the optical density of a specific chemical or mineral substance. The basic principle is that every type of compound emits or reflects light (electromagnetic radiation) over a certain specific range of wavelengths. The more the sample is concentrated, the more it absorbs the light – this is what the Oligoscan is reading.

That data is then printed out at your practitioner’s office and reviewed immediately to let you know if you are deficient in a certain mineral or minerals and if your cells are blocked by heavy metals.

Heavy Metals and Minerals

One Patient’s Experience

“I was surprised to see how toxic my body was,” she explained after her initial test. “So low in minerals and so high in heavy metals, no wonder I always felt polluted!”

The patient’s results showed she’s extremely deficient in minerals that were being blocked by heavy metals. Dr. Michelle set her up with a few simple things to do to help reverse the effects of heavy metal toxicity and a follow-up appointment will tell if the therapies are working.

Heavy Metal Results

What to Expect during Your Oligoscan

The procedure itself takes less than 5 minutes. The practitioner enters your data into a computer and the Oligoscan sensor is gently pressed on four points of your palm. There is no blood drawn and it doesn’t hurt at all.

A light beam will determine the intensity of the electromagnetic signals of 34 elements (14 different heavy metals and 20 important minerals).  In addition, this testing evaluates how well your body is able to eliminate heavy metals on its own, and whether nutritional support is needed in order to improve that elimination.

Why do You Need this Test?

We are all exposed to toxic, heavy metals every day, causing degeneration in the body and brain. If you’re deficient in a certain mineral, this test can alert your practitioner to what needs to be done to correct the problem.

Knowing what your body is doing on a cellular level can help prevent certain diseases. It’s possible for heavy metals to be detoxed and your body to learn how to absorb beneficial nutrients once again, making you a healthier person.

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