Thank you for the kind words. You ask a lot of good questions...ones that the practitioner can answer. I don't know who you are speaking with, but I will recommend Dr. Larry McHaney as being excellent. Having said that, Dr. Wilson's standards for all his practitioners are very high so I think you are safe in speaking to any of those he has trained.
I don't think you will find hair analysis just another waste of time. And you don't have to do the program perfectly for it to work. But you do need to listen to your practitioner over other advice. If he or she recommends against coconut water, there is a reason for that. Lots of foods that health advocates promote are not good for most of us. It's a learning curve to look at things differently but worth doing. Dr. McHaney had me stop taking a supplement (can't remember what now) that a nutritionist who knew a lot about copper toxicity recommended in her book. He told me it was "beating up my weak adrenals." I trusted him and noticed a difference.
Like you, my cortisol was too high in the wee hours. I felt like jumping out of bed and cleaning house rather than sleeping. The program has healed that.
Dr. Wilson's site has the FB link on it. You have to be working with one of his people, though, to join. I hope you decide to do hair testing via ARL...I am highly confident that you will find deep healing through it.
It takes commitment but also letting go of a time frame for healing. Most of us have much more beneath the surface than we are aware of. I started out thinking high copper was my main problem because of so many symptoms of that, and my very first test showed high copper. Along the way other things have surfaced. It's interesting, too, how mental or emotional conditions are also revealed and addressed. Due to my high copper, I had a calcium shell which the body creates for protection. That shell also makes us less aware of our emotions and even other's feelings. Looking back at a relationship with a new family member, I see how things I said or did or even failed to say or do hurt her. At the time I was oblivious. Now I am more in touch with my feelings and also aware of hers. Fortunately, we are healing our relationship.