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Hair Testing
Hair Intolerance Testing
Taking the guesswork out of the equation

Do you suspect that you (or your child) might have an intolerance or sensitivity to a certain food or environmental allergen? 

Or do you feel that you might have candida (commonly resulting from recurrent antibiotics which kill of all the good bacteria indiscriminantly -  as well as the infection that they are targetting) and have symptoms such as recurrent vaginal thrush or other fungal infections?

Sometimes reactions to foods are 'masked' or cumulative so don't show up straight after exposure. Often clients will have given up dairy, or wheat or sugar and feel somewhat better but then their symptoms come back. This may because there are other substances also causing a reaction in the body.

Some people feel that they are reacting to environmental substances such as pollen or grasses but it turns out that it is actually there gut that is out of balance and needs addressing. 

The benefit of a Hair Test is that you get the guesswork taken out of the equation so you can get on with healing as soon as you get your results back.


These are some of the symptoms that may be caused by foods or environmental substances causing irritation to your body:

  • bloating, a queasy tummy, wind, reflux or heartburn, bowel irregularities, IBS or any digestive symptoms

  •  eczema, rashes, hay fever, joint or lower back pain

  •  poor concentration, anxiety, depression, brain fog

  •  fatigue, headaches or migraines

  • a constant running nose or itchy nose/ back of throat

  • dark circles under the eyes, or a coated tongue

  • feeling yucky after smelling petrol fumes or the chemical aisle in the supermarket

The hair testing procedure we use at Warkworth Naturopath is based on an electro-acupuncture diagnostic method  (EAV)  that has been popular in Europe for over 30 years.

A small sample (approximately 1 teaspoon) of your hair is required for the test.

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What is tested?

The hair test will test your hair for intolerance /irritation in your system against the following:

Foods and condiments etc

Egg: Whole hen egg

Dairy Products: Cheese, milk, cream, plain yoghurt, ricotta cheese, butter, feta cheese, lactose, casein

Other milks: Goats milk, goats feta, rice milk, soy milk

Grains (with gluten): barley, oats, rye, spelt, wheat

Grains (gluten free): buckwheat, chickpeas, corn/flour, lentils (brown, red), maize, millet, quinoa, rice, split peas, tapioca

Soy: milk, tofu, oil, sauce, tamari

Fruits: apples, apricots, avocado, banana, feijoa, grapefruit, grapes, kiwifruit, lemon, mandarin, nectarine, orange, pawpaw, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, prune, raspberry, strawberry, tangelo, tamarillo, watermelon, boysenberry, black current

Dried fruits: apricot, currants, dates, apple, raisins, sultanas, papaya, prune, cranberry, tomato

Vegetables: alfalfa, asparagus, beetroot, courgette, green bean, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrot (cooked and raw), sweetcorn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, kumara, lettuce, mushroom, mung bean, mint, onion, peas, potato, pumpkin, parsley, tomato, spinach, kale, coriander, thyme, oregano, mint

Nuts and seeds: brazil, peanuts, almonds, coconut, cashew, linseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, hazelnut, pinenut, pistachio

Oils: canola, cod-liver, flaxseed, margarine, olive, sunflower, soya, coconut, olivani

Meats: bacon, beef, chicken, lamb, pork, ham, turkey, venison

Fish: hoki, sardines, snapper, salmon (fresh & tinned), tuna 

Seafood: mussel, prawns, scallop

Sugars: honey, white sugar, brown sugar, coconut, chocolate, demerara, golden syrup, fructose, lactose, allulose

Yeasts: baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, vegemite, marmite

Condiments: cayenne, cinnamon, cloves, curry, ginger, mixed spice, nutmeg, turmeric, malt, white and balsamic vinegar, baking powder & soda, raw cacao, cocoa, carob

Drinks: coffee, de caf coffee, black tea, green tea, kombucha, rooibus tea, milo, coke, alcohol (beer, red wine, white wine, bourbon, single malt, whiskey, bacardi, vodka, gin, brandy, midori, cointreau

Additives: MSG (621), food colourings: yellow, red, blue, green, sulphite , nitrates, preservatives, aspartame

Environmental substances

Pollens: mixed grass, privet, pine, mixed pollens , wattle, flower & shrub pollen,(Heather, Nettle, Plantain, Fat Hen, Mugwort & Orache) Tree pollen (Elder, Ash, Beech,Birch, Elm, Hazel, Oak, Plane, Poplar & Willow)

Dust: house dust, dust mite, dry rot        Heavy Metals: aluminum, lead, mercury

Animal hair/ fibre: cat fur, dog hair, horse hair, deer hair, wool, feathers

Chemical: petrol, cigarette, salicylic acid, pyrethrum, diesel, chlorine, roundup, aftershaves, perfume, fly spray raid & black flag, detergents, jiff, sunlight soap & dishwashing liquid

Parasites: taneia, ascaris lumbricoides, (worms) fasciolopsis buskii, trichinose

Insecticides/fungicides: acephate, cypermethrin, hydrogen cyanamide, diazinon

Miscellaneous: mixed mould, mixed candida, latex, rubber, persil laundry powder, eco store laundry powder

Extra Items

There are a further selection of supplements/ homeopathics/ essential oils/ bacteria/ viruses/ chemicals etc that may be tested. Jasmin can add these after discussing your situation/needs with you.


 It is recommended to book the Hair Test for Food Intolerances combo (with an initial consultation and detailed/specific recommendations for you). This way Jasmin is able to best support you in the possible dietary changes and any supplemental support that you may need to implement. Hair Test Results take approximately 2- 3 weeks.

Your results will come back with a rating from 10 - 1 (and specified as High, Medium or Low). You will see clearly which foods need to be avoided and for how long.

Hair Testing Options

Online Hair Testing all done online (you post your hair sample, and the results will be emailed to you.)  Suitable for all ages. $170      Do it now!

Hair test with a full naturopathic initial consultation and treatment plan, including dietary, supplement and lifestyle recommendations. $299 - save $21

 book here 


Read 'The ins and outs of hair testing' here

 Hair Testing is not recommended as a substitute for medical diagnosis by your doctor.


“When our son broke out in eczema as a baby, we were desperate to get to the bottom of it. Fortunately we found Jasmin and her hair testing service, which gave us an in-depth look at what was going on for our son. We experienced some amazing results by avoiding the allergens that came back on our test. It was a no-brainer really, to have our second child tested before solids too. We have found the hair testing process to be a great investment into the health and well-being of our children. Thank you, Jasmin"  Hannah

"I have suffered from IBS for 20 years! Since having the hair test and avoiding most of the foods on the list and taking the supplements you recommended - I've had improvement in my symptoms for the first time." T Matakana 

Since having the Hair Test with Jasmin I no longer have reflux! I also was using masses of tissues, and that has stopped as well. I'm so pleased that with the improvements to my health, thanks so much Jasmin.   

The amount of hair required for a Hair Test

'My gut is significantly better since I've been eating according to the Hair Test results. Thanks for recommending it - feeling better gut wise makes such a big difference to life in general!'  

Other testing options:

Jasmin has access to the full range of Functional Medicine testing including: Microbiome Mapping, MTHFR gene testing, Comprehensive Thyroid Testing, Omega Testing and others. Contact Jasmin via email for any questions about these services.

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