What is Hair Tissue Analysis?
Hair Mineral Analysis is a test which measures the mineral content of your hair. Mineral content of the hair reflects the mineral content of the body tissues. If a mineral deficiency or excess mineral content is found in the hair, it usually indicates a mineral deficiency or excess within the body, or bio-unavailable.
Hair Mineral Analysis, an Introduction by Lawrence Wilson, MD
Why use hair to test?
Hair is a storage tissue and a tissue that the body uses for excreting excessive amounts of toxic metals and other substances such as drugs to help rid them from the body. Therefore it is an excellent place to measure these items. Hair provides a unique, biopsy type of reading of metabolic activity. Hair analysis is safe and inexpensive whilst giving a scientific reading at the cellular level.
Sampling is simple and non-invasive
Hair is a stable biopsy material that remains viable for years, if needed, and requires no special handling.
Mineral levels in the hair are about ten times that of blood, making them easy to detect and measure accurately in the hair. Hair is a fairly rapidly growing tissue. The body often throws off toxic substances in the hair, since the hair will be cut off and lost to the body.
Mineral levels are kept relatively constant in the blood even when pathology is present. Hair mineral values often vary by a factor of ten or much more, making measurement easier and providing a tremendous amount of accurate knowledge about the cells and the soft tissue of our bodies.
Toxic metals are easier to detect in the hair than in the blood. They are not found in high concentrations in the blood except right after an acute exposure. However, most tend to accumulate in the soft tissues such as the hair, as the body tries to move them to locations where they will do less damage.
Hair testing provides a long-term reading, while blood tests and urine tests provide a more instantaneous reading of the body. Both types of readings have value in some circumstances. For example, blood tests can vary from hour to hour, depending upon one’s diet, activities, the time of day and many other factors. This is beneficial in some instances, but is often less helpful when seeking an overall metabolic reading. The mineral content of the blood is also kept fairly constant. These problems are not present with hair testing. At times, of course, an instantaneous reading such as the blood provides is needed, especially in emergencies, which is an area in which hair testing is not used. however, for nutritional balancing, blood testing simply will not work for the reasons given above.
Hair is a non-essential, excretory, storage, soft tissue of the body. This causes the body to deposit dangerous toxic metals here more than in most other tissues of the body. It also means that the readings obtained from hair will be different than, for example, a DMPS challenge test, and often more accurate to measure what is in the body.
Finally, advancements in computer-controlled mass spectroscopy and other technologies have rendered the hair mineral biopsy an extremely cost-effective, accurate and reliable test when it is performed well.
Why use hair mineral analysis to design nutritional balancing program?
INTRODUCTION - The New Healing Paradigm
Information taken from Nutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis- A new science of energy by Dr Lawrence Wilson M.D
INTRODUCTION – THE NEW HEALING PARADIGM
Joseph, age 22, is a college student who was exhausted, had trouble sleeping, muscle tension, and often felt depressed, anxious and irritable. Other important symptoms included anger, brain fog, heart palpitations, mood swings, candida infection and a tendency for obsessive and compulsive behavior.
Joseph’s First hair analysis revealed an unusually serious combination of mineral patterns. He was “burned out”, with a four lows pattern. In addition, he had low potassium, indicating he was pushing himself to “fit in with the crowd” or perhaps was prone to excessive worrying. His calcium/magnesium ratio was elevated, indicating he overate on starches and sugars. The test also revealed elevated levels of mercury and aluminum. These may easily contribute to many mental and emotional symptoms such as anxiety and memory loss.
After three months on a nutritional balancing program,
Joseph reported feeling generally better, with an improved energy level. The goal of the program is always to increase a person’s vitality. His first retest hair analysis showed he was
no longer in a four lows pattern, nor was he pushing himself
as hard. In addition, he was beginning to eliminate more mercury, aluminum, lead and nickel. In addition to the basic
program, he uses a near infrared light sauna almost every day. He also started to meditate to help him remain calm and centered.
Six months later, Joseph reports feeling even better, “making steady progress He said he passed through a “spiritual crisis” where he saw how angry and resentful he could be toward his other family members. He said the worst is over and he is a much happier young man.
THE BIG PICTURE
It is often helpful to seek for and contemplate the ‚”big picture” whenever one approaches or studies anything. As this applies to the science of nutritional balancing and healing, in general, I have come to realize that:
A tetra is present in all sciences. This means that four principles are involved. They are 1) love of the Creator or One God, 2) love and service to others, 3) acquiring wisdom or learning, and 4) will or discipline. These are all essential for nutritional balancing science. Nutritional balancing science is, in fact, a universal science and life path, and not a method of healing or even a method of development.
Healing of the body and development of the mind occur, really, as byproducts of following this path.
The principles involved in correcting most health conditions are complex, but similar in all cases. Nutritional balancing science is totally based on principles of whole system behavior, general systems theory, cybernetics, biological transmutation of the elements, chaos theory, stages of stress, yin and yang, and others. Dr. Paul Eck found ways to apply them to balance the body chemistry correctly and continuously, over and over, allowing the body to slowly rebuild and restore its enzyme systems. Unfortunately, these principles are not understood or used much in medicalcare, or in holistic or naturopathic care today. As a result, nutritional balancing seems strange to most practitioners, and cannot be easily “proven”.
• Nutritional balancing requires that one strictly follow certain rules and principles for the deepest healing to occur quickly and safely.
• It also requires more self-discipline than some people have, although once a person adopts the diet and lifestyle, it is not a difficult routine.
• The disease process basically involves: 1) slowing of the oxidation rate, 2) reduced oxygenation and hydration of the tissues, 3) clogging of the system with toxins of all kinds, and 4) ‚”rusting‚”, or the buildup of oxides in the body. Oxides cause oxidant damage.
• Healing consists of reversing the above process-removing the oxides, infections and other toxins, restoring the body’s oxidation reactions, restoring oxygenation and hydration, and balancing the oxidation rate. The latter is often slow and difficult because it requires restoring the activity of millions of enzymes throughout the body.
• Dr. Paul Eck discovered basic ways to do whole system healing, which is the only way to heal the body at the deepest levels. This was his genius. Healing just the digestive part of the body, or the cardiovascular part generally misses the mark. This is the problem with conventional post-modem medical care and much of holistic care as well.
• I have added a few other procedures such as near infrared sauna therapy and coffee enemas that enhance the process tremendously. In fact, they are needed in most cases because the bodies are even more deranged and exhausted today than when Dr. Eck was alive.
• In human beings, one must also heal the mind, emotions and even a person’s spiritual outlook for the deepest healing and for mental development to occur.
- The healing process at the deepest levels involves a fascinating process called retracing. Chapter 45 discusses this in depth. In my experience, any healing system that does not cause a lot of retracing is not at the same level and will not provide the same type of deep changes.
- A new type of life on earth. Most people run themselves down over time. The principles in this book provide a way that a person literally becomes more developed and healthier as time moves on. This is a reversal of the basic path that most people’s lives take today. This opens up many possibilities concerning life extension and anti-aging.WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL BALANCING SCIENCE?Nutritional balancing is mainly the research of Dr. Paul C. Eck. He was a physician and an avid researcher who lived in Chicago, Illinois and Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Eck began researching nutrition and health at a very young age. However, his main discoveries were the result of experimenting with a newer assessment tool, the hair mineral analysis or hair biopsy. Where others saw it mainly as a way to detect toxic metals, Dr. Eck applied all of his knowledge of the stress theory of disease, metabolic typing, mineral bioavailability and much more. He slowly evolved a new science of healing based upon simple, yet elegant principles and techniques that he found effective to balance the ratios and patterns on a hair mineral test.Nutritional balancing is a total healing system, which means it makes use of all of Western medical science, plus many principles of Eastern healing sciences as well. It also makes use of modern physics principles, and modern engineering principles such as general systems theory. To approach it more easily , let us compare the new and the old paradigms of healing.
THE NEW PARADIGM OF HEALING
1. WHOLE SYSTEM THINKING
The current medical paradigm often views our bodies as a collection of somewhat unrelated parts. Medical specialties are mainly organized around body parts such as lungs or kidneys. This focus is needed for specialized surgery. However, in most other areas of health it misses the many subtle connections that occur in any complex system. This causes unintended consequences, especially with drugs, that increase costs and reduce effectiveness and safety.
The new paradigm always views the body as one complex, self-regulating, whole system. Principles of general systems theory play a prominent role in nutritional balancing, though they were originally developed outside of medicine completely. Switching to a whole systems
approach is the most difficult aspect of the new paradigm to understand and put into practice for medically trained and even holistically trained physicians and nutritionists.
2. A STRONG FOCUS ON THE NEWER CAUSES OF DISEASE
The present medical system is a holdover from the 20th century. It works best for surgical cases and some infections. However, the old allopathic or diagnose-and-treat system of care either ignores or often worsens the major health challenges of this century. These include:
• A mineral-deficient and, at times, extremely toxic food supply. According to the US Department of Agriculture, most food today contains one-fourth to one-tenth the levels of many nutrients as the same food item grown 100 years ago. This is due to the use of hybrid crops, superphosphate fertilizers, pesticides and other modern farming practices.
Diets of refined and often chemical-laden foods. Most Westernized people eat mainly refined foods. These include bleached white flour, white sugar, canned and prepared items.
Unhealthful lifestyles and eating habits. Many Westerners live very unhealthful lifestyles. They stay up late, do not rest enough, do not balance activity and rest, and often have horrendous eating habits as well. Levels of toxic metals and toxic chemicals in the air and water that are up to 1000 times higher than ever before in recorded history. This is not discussed often on television, but has been well-documented by Dr. Henry Schroeder, MD and others.
Dozens of serious viral and other infections that respond poorly to medical drugs.
Levels of ionizing radiation never before seen in recorded history. This silent problem is extremely detrimental for our health. A major source in some areas is radon gas from the earth. However, the entire planet today is polluted due to atom-bomb tests, nuclear accidents, mining of uranium and other metals, medical and dental x-rays and scans, and the low-level, subtle emissions from nuclear power plants around the world. Nutritional balancing science is one of the only methods I am aware of that helps with radiation poisoning by 1) restoring vital mineral levels to reduce the absorption of radioactive ones, 2) reducing metals in the body such as uranium, and 3) killing off mutated cells, especially if one uses a near infrared sauna daily for several years continuously.
- Electromagnetic pollution. The use of cell phones, computers and other electrical devices may cause some health conditions. Reducing air travel and using care to sit as far away as possible from computers, cell phones and portable phones can help minimize this problem.
- An extremely yin population. In Chinese medical terminology, this means cool, feminine and expanded. The opposite is yang, which is hard, masculine, hot and contracted. This imbalance is very important today, though it is subtle and not part of the current medical paradigm. The causes for the situation include all of the items listed above.
- Bioterrorism, which I believe is real, even if it receives little publicity. The current drug medical system also creates much more disease for two reasons:
- Polypharmacy. This is the indiscriminate prescribing of thousands of prescription and over- the-counter drugs that weaken the body and mind. The trend is driven by relentless and often completely phony drug advertising in all the major media. In 2007, 3.8 billion drug prescriptions were written in America at a cost of $286.5 billion. This is an increase of 72% just in the past decade.
Vaccinations. Current multiple vaccine protocols are nothing short of insane. Statistics are manipulated to hide the fact that autism, ADD, delayed development and many other problems are directly related to the increase in vaccines over the past 40 years or so.
3. WELLNESS-BASED RATHER THAN DISEASE-BASED
The current allopathic model believes that health is the absence of diagnosable disease. To assess health, tests are run to find diseases. If none are found, a person is generally pronounced healthy. However, this model has some serious flaws because people who are supposedly healthy often suddenly develop cancer, heart disease, strokes and other maladies. The wellness model of health care states that health is not the absence of a diagnosed illness. Instead, it is an entirely different state of being, with its own qualities and even its own symptoms. For example, a very healthy person might react quite vigorously to someone spraying toxic pesticides next door. Those who are somewhat ill and have much lower vitality often do not have the ability to react as vigorously to such a toxic event.
Wellness may be considered a state of high resistance to all disease. This is observed, for example, in wild animals in their natural habits, provided they have enough to eat and are free from too many predators. Dr. Alexis Carrel (1873- 1944) was a French surgeon and one of the foremost medical doctors of all time. He won a Nobel Prize for demonstrating that a chicken heart could be kept alive indefinitely by simply removing the waste products from the culture medium, while providing the heart with proper nourishment. In his book, Man, The Unknown, Dr. Carrel carefully explained the difference between the old and new health care paradigms. He called the difference natural health versus artificial health.
Natural health is identical to wellness. In contrast, artificial health, he said, is the condition of most ‚”healthy” human beings. People may look well. However, they require the constant assistance of medical exams, tests, procedures, remedies and surgeries because they are prone to hundreds of medical problems. Their “health” in other words, is false in a way because it depends on the services of an army of doctors. No one, he said, really likes this kind of health.
However, it is the only kind most people know and it is all that conventional medicine offers.
Nutritional balancing science easily moves most people from a state of artificial health or outright disease toward a state of high resistance to most all diseases. It does this by focusing heavily on the basic factors of health – diet, the proper drinking water, rest and sleep, other lifestyle factors, nutritional supplements and other simple elements that build health.
4. A THOROUGHLY PREVENTIVE AND PREDICTIVE FOCUS
The present medical system is not primarily interested in prevention or wellness and will never be so. The focus is instead on diagnosis. A diagnosis depends on finding a disease entity. If a disease is not developed enough that it shows up on medical tests, little is done for the patient. In addition, most medical prevention is secondary, meaning early detection of disease entities. Primary prevention is the complete avoidance of disease entities. With the cost and severity of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes and others, early detection is just not a good enough solution, though it is better than nothing.
The new paradigm emphasizes primary prevention and starts with a different premise. Instead of focusing on diagnoses, one looks for telltale signs of stress. This is much more like preventive maintenance of a bridge, an automobile or an aircraft. To locate the stress at the deepest levels, one must read it in the cellular structure of the body. This is similar to taking samples from the inside of an aircraft engine or inspecting its structure with a microscope, as is done commonly with aircraft, in order to detect subtle problems before they become major ones.
The old paradigm mainly uses blood tests and x-rays for detection of disease. However, subtle stress is not usually apparent in the blood because the blood is buffered. This means that chemical imbalances are moderated and altered in the blood. Dr. Paul Eck used to say that blood is maintained at the expense of the tissues. This means that blood is kept in balance, while the tissues suffer. By the time imbalances are found in the blood, often it is late in the development of a disease process. A properly interpreted hair analysis can identify the beginnings of disease often many years in advance of other methods. The imbalances can then be corrected, completely preventing the development of the disease. Until this model of health care is adopted, I fear that our health costs are going to continue to increase greatly.
5. FIRST DO NO HARM
Even the Journal of the American Medical Association published findings recently confirming that post-modem medical care is not only unsafe. It is the third or fourth leading cause of death in America. Other research indicates the situation is even worse. A 93-page review of many studies of the safety of medical care by Gary Null, PhD, Martin Feldman, MD, Debora Rasio, MD, Dorothy Smith, PhD and Carolyn Dean, MD, ND indicates that traditional medicine is the first or second leading cause of disability and death in America. The title of this review is Death By Medicine, published in 2009 by the Life Extension Foundation.
This does not in any way diminish the wonderful responses that can occur with drugs. However, it is important to know that drug medical care is quite dangerous. Nutritional balancing is about the safest method of healing I have seen. Reasons for this are:
• Focusing on diet, a healthy lifestyle and balancing the body is an extremely safe approach.
• The ability to predict and prevent major illnesses adds greatly to safety.
• Balancing the mind and emotions adds another layer of safety.
• Removing toxic metals to much lower levels than are possible with chelation adds safety.
• Toxic metal removal in the body ‘s own order and timing is much safer than the use of drugs or even natural metal chelating agents.
• Removing hundreds of toxic chemicals adds more safety.
• Nutrients are never forced into the body intravenously and rarely used in megadoses.
• Monitoring with regular hair analysis retests add another layer of safety.
• Trends or tendencies for 50 or so conditions can be detected and monitored easily, inexpensively and without the need for any invasive procedures.
• Nutritional balancing does not require the use of less safe methods including most drugs, most surgeries, most herbs, ionic footbaths, alkaline water, drinking salt water, chelators of all kinds, and most hormone replacement therapy.
6. AN ABILITY TO CORRECT MANY LATENT OR SUB- CLINICAL HEALTH CONDITIONS AT DEEP LEVELS
Illness develops slowly and insidiously. Often, symptoms only occur in the last stages of diabetes, cancer or heart disease, for example. This is because the body compensates and adapts as it becomes ill. Most symptoms only occur when the body can no longer continue to adapt to its nutritional imbalances, fatigue, and growing toxicity, for example.
The old allopathic paradigm of medical care cannot correct latent or sub-clinical stages of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, headaches and most other conditions. Instead, they must usually wait until the patient has symptoms, which is often very late. Nutritional balancing will correct most latent and sub-clinical health conditions, including even emotional imbalances.
This is a wonderful benefit, and one that can save billions of dollars as well.
7. LOW COST
Drug-based medical care is insanely expensive. Reasons for this include:
A sick population, in large part because the medical system does not really heal people at deep levels.
Toxicity of the drugs, radiation therapy and surgery cause more sickness and disability.
Dangerous methods cause very high legal costs including malpractice and the use of “defensive medicine” This is not medical care at all, but rather the use of tests and procedures just to satisfy lawyers.
A cartel, or small group of organizations, runs the system. Cartels and other monopolies always lead to higher costs and worse outcomes.
Lack of true primary prevention and prediction of illness causes millions of unnecessary cancers, heart attacks and much more.
The new paradigm uses less costly methods of assessment, much less costly natural products instead of most drugs, removes causes at deep levels, focuses on primary prevention and is generally much safer. This all adds up to much lower costs.
8. AN INTEGRATION OF MIND AND BODY, RATHER THAN SEPARATING THEM
The old paradigm separates disease entities of the mind from those of the body. A different set of professionals specialize in each of them.
The new paradigm recognizes that all nutritional imbalances affect the body and the brain as well. All toxic metals are neurotoxic as well as physically toxic. All infections can affect the
brain as well as the body. In addition, the brain is a biochemical organ. Therefore, a reduced level of adaptive energy , high or low blood sugar, and most other stressors affect the brain as much or more than they affect the body.
This new way of thinking about mental illness results in exciting new ways to correct devastating ailments such as autism, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and others, often permanently, without drugs and at a very low cost. Chapters 36 to 43 discuss this very large and exciting area of research.
9. FOCUSED ON CREATING BALANCE AND VITALITY, RATHER THAN FOCUSED ON DIAGNOSIS AND SYMPTOM REMOVAL
Balancing the body and increasing its vitality are not spoken of much within the current medical paradigm, and are rarely taught in medical schools. Many holistic practitioners ignore these concepts as well. In addition, the current medical system lacks the tools to measure vitality and balance at deep levels, and they do not have the means to correct them, either.
Dr. Eck spoke often of increasing a person’s adaptive energy or vitality. Indeed, he considered nutrition to be the science of human energy. He meant by this that nutrition is perhaps the most basic and powerful way to increase enzyme activity or enzyme strength in the body. This, in turn, often furthers healing more than any other single factor. Other sciences use the word vital force to describe the life force that does all of the healing.
One of the most ancient and excellent ways to measure vitality is to assess the balance of the body chemistry. While the concept becomes complex, it is somewhat like the tune or adjustment of a combustion engine. For example, if an auto engine is out of tune, the engine does not produce much horsepower or force. This will happen even if all the parts are in working order. Assessing the balance of the minerals in the cells is the basis for nutritional balancing science. To my knowledge, it cannot be done nearly as well, if at all, in the blood or urine. These are too subject to fluctuations due to the last meal one had, or how much water one just drank. The hair mineral biopsy, in contrast, gives practitioners a much more definitive view. It works excellently to guide the rebalancing of the body chemistry. When this is done, a person’s vitality improves dramatically, and with this, healing begins in earnest.
The concept of balance is so critical, in fact, that it is the basis for many religions and philosophies. The Taoists chose the symbol of yin and yang to represent balance. The Hebrews chose two equilateral triangles to symbolize balance. Early Christians adopted the symbol of the two crossed sticks, which also represents balance.
Clarifying balance. Balance is not a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Stated differently, it is not moderation in all things. Balance in the new paradigm means moderation in all that is adaptive or helpful for life, and total avoidance of that which is not beneficial or adaptive. Thus, balance is first about wisdom and knowledge. Then, and only then, is it about moderation, timing and other qualities.
For example, the US Food and Drug Administration tells us that some toxic chemicals in our food products are okay as long as there are not too many. This is not really “balanced”. It is often just a compromise arrangement with the food remaining industry that wishes to save money on their products by using toxic ingredients. They may not kill us outright, but it is not a healthful approach to food regulation. All toxic chemicals in the food supply harm the body and degrade the food.
Another important example is that many parents and teachers tell young people that a little drinking, a little junk food and a little lying are fine as long as these are “balanced” by fairly responsible behavior. The new paradigm is not supportive of this idea. Alcohol is toxic, as are refined sugars, for example. There is no reason to include them in one’s diet at all. Lying ruins many relationships and has no place in the life of a person of high integrity, except perhaps to mislead an attacker, for example, in order to save a life.
10. A FOCUS ON MENTAL ENHANCEMENT/DEVELOPMENT, RATHER THAN ONLY ON SYMPTOM REMOVAL OR ‚”CURE”
In the current medical paradigm, care ends when a person’s disease entity or symptoms go away, or when nothing more can be done for the patient. The new paradigm allows for healing and care to proceed further. For example:
• Dr. Eck found that his work would improve aspects of a person’s awareness and personality.
• Criminals who followed his method for an illness would, in some cases, return to being law-abiding citizens, even though that was not the goal of the program.
• Children’s grades would improve from Cs to As on his program, even though the child was only following the program for the correction of perhaps allergies or an infection. This has to do with personality integration or perhaps Abraham Maslow’s concept of self- actualization. It also has to do with development; a topic discussed in more detail in Chapters 10, 13 and 40. Nutritional balancing science, especially with the use of a near infrared sauna and coffee enemas on a daily basis, promotes the opening of the vital energy centers of the body, also called the chakras in Sanskrit and Eastern literature. In fact, the process occurs quite naturally using these methods. This is a great hidden benefit, as the process of opening these centers also promotes health and long life. The chakras are small, funnel-shaped vortices of energy that help maintain life and health in the body. Nutritional balancing can help them to grow into large, beautiful centers of high frequency energy that greatly enhance human functioning in many ways. This is the fullest development of a human being and something that is rare on this planet. Another way that nutritional balancing can assist people is to help them release certain burdens or obligations that involve impaired health. In some circles, these are called karmic burdens because they have to do with old agreements that must be fulfilled. I have observed that as healing occurs at deep levels, some clients appear to be freed from such conditions or burdens. Development happens automatically today. I have observed with many people that the development of which I speak is not difficult and, in fact, occurs automatically. All that
is needed is to use the methods described in this text. These include a simple diet of mainly cooked and selected vegetables eaten in simple combinations, loads of rest and sleep, and either spring water or steam distilled water to drink. Nutritional supplements are needed for a number of years, with most people, but not forever, by any means. The use of a near infrared light sauna daily for at least a few years, daily coffee enemas, if possible, and practicing the Roy Masters meditation daily for a number of years are also most helpful. This is a simple regimen, in terms of both cost and convenience.
THE PARADIGM SHIFT
The New Paradigm of Healing
Conventional Medicine & Much Of Holistic Medical Care As Well
Whole systems behaviors and characteristics are most important
The focus is most often on individual body organs and systems, rather than the whole human system
Designed specifically for the illnesses and challenges of the twenty-first century
The diagnose-and-cure model is designed
for 18th and 19th century problems of mainly acute infections and the need for surgery
Wellness-based. The focus is on the qualities and symptoms of health, rather than upon diagnosing and removing disease entities
Disease-orientated. Health is often assumed to be the absence of a diagnosable disease entity
Primary prevention and prediction are most important. This is a principle of “preventive maintenance” used with all complex machinery such as ships, aircraft
Lip service is given to prevention, but it is never the focus. Also, some of the methods used are dangerous, such as vaccination and water fluoridation.
Able to correct latent or sub-clinical conditions at deep levels, often long before they manifest. This is true primary prevention
Does not correct most sub-clinical and latent conditions. This causes nasty surprises and adds greatly to the costs and lack of a focus on primary prevention.
The body and mind are always considered together as parts of the whole human system.
The body and mind are almost always treated separately by a different set of doctors. This leads to fragmentation of care and much worse outcomes.
Increasing vitality or adaptive energy is a key to healing. Balancing the body is one way this s done, as in ancient healing systems.
Vitality and adaptive energy are not mentioned and are not assessed. Balancing the body chemistry is only done on a limited basis such as balancing blood sugar
Very low cost due to an intense focus on primary prevention, use of safe remedies, very low legal costs and low cost assessment methods.
Costs growing fast because the population is becoming sicker, the remedies are also toxic, high legal costs, high hospital costs and lack of focus on primary prevention.
Full human development or self- actualization is the highest priority after saving ones life.
The system is mainly disease-orientated. Care usually ends when symptoms improve.
Nutritional balancing science combines many therapeutic principles borrowed from both ancient and modern scientific, physiological and philosophical approaches from around the world. They are all discussed in Chapters 7-14. A few of the most critical ones are:
- Enhancing adaptive energy or vitality. As vitality improves, the body can heal ALL types of imbalances and diseases.
- Balancing the body. This ancient principle greatly improves the body’s vitality by reducing stress on the body in very subtle ways. It involves the principle of yin and yang.
- Seeking to work with the teleology or healing intent of the body. This has to do with avoiding toxins, stimulants and other methods of healing that in any way interfere with the body’s own wisdom. It can be a rather subtle therapeutic principle.
- Replacing less preferred minerals with more preferred minerals in millions of enzyme binding sites. This is a very precise, gentle and, at times, slower process to restore enzyme strength and vitality in the body. It is quite different from chelating out toxic metals, for example, or just feeding a person certain foods and nutrient formulas.
- Combination therapy. All nutritional balancing programs involve a combination of therapies such as a diet, a healthy lifestyle, nutritional supplements and more.
A holistic approach. Nutritional balancing always addresses all levels of a person’s being, such as the physical, biochemical, emotional and spiritual. This is not the case with post- modern medical care, which is often quite fragmented and physically focused.
2. Non-toxic therapy. No drugs or bio-identical hormones are used, unless needed temporarily to maintain life in an emergency.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MODALITIES OF NUTRITIONAL BALANCING
Below are the major parts of a nutritional balancing program. Together they constitute a complete program. Note that only a handful of holistic methods are part of a nutritional balancing program. Adding more modalities, in almost all cases, can negate the program! Other modalities such as most herbal methods, chelation therapy, hormone replacement, homeopathy and others are either too yin or somewhat toxic. Modalities used in nutritional balancing are:
1. A healthful lifestyle. Correction of basic living habits is perhaps the single most important recommendation. Most people need much more sleep and rest, and better eating habits. Other aspects of lifestyle are to limit exercise, to avoid toxic exposures and too much sex, and to work on one’s attitudes, beliefs, and thinking habits.
2. Specific diet. Following the alkaline mineral cooked vegetable diets for the fast and/or slow oxidizer is probably the most difficult, and a critical part of every nutritional balancing program. Some people object to the strict diet, but eventually our clients realize that the closer they follow the diet, the faster their progress will be.
3. Specific nutrient supplementation. I am often asked if one can heal the body without the supplement program. In almost all cases, the answer is no. Supplements are recommended in a very precise and specific way based on hair analysis readings and rarely based on symptoms. However, when used symptomatically, supplements are always recommended in a way that balances the oxidation rate and the major mineral ratios. This is a most important difference between this science and most other nutritional approaches. It makes nutritional balancing safer and much more effective, as well.
4. Daily coffee enemas. The effects of daily coffee enemas are quite amazing. Numerous clients have reported that coffee enemas ‚”saved my life‚”. In most adults, they are needed for at least five to ten years to detoxify the liver and for many other purposes. They greatly speed up progress, and in some cases healing will not occur much at all without them.
5. The mental exercise. The ONLY mental training that I recommend at this time is the meditation or concentration exercise as taught by Roy Masters, and as modified to send energy straight down the body from head to feet in a powerful way. Unlike some mental training exercises and even some prayers, this exercise is safe, simple, grounding and non- denominational. While healing will occur without it, it enhances it greatly and is absolutely needed in some cases. Chapter 44 discusses this fascinating science in some detail. More details are available in the article Meditation F or Healing at www.drlwilson.com.
6. Near infrared sauna therapy. This is another very safe, very powerful and comfortable healing modality that we find most people desperately need. There is something special about the spectrum produced by the reddish heat lamps sold in the hardware stores that cannot be duplicated by a far infrared sauna, for example. With daily use, the lamp sauna greatly reduces the load of toxic metals, chemicals and infections that everyone carries. It also relaxes the autonomic nervous system, assists cardiovascular health, and can drastically improve circulation, oxygenation and hydration. It is truly an amazing healing modality.
7. Daily foot Reflexology. This is another surprisingly safe and powerful therapy that can be done at home. It is described in more detail at www.drlwilson.com and later in this book.
8. Daily Spinal Twist. This simple self-chiropractic method is helpful for most people.
9. Daily ONLY I0-12 ounces of carrot juice, which can alternate with 1-2 ounces of wheat grass juice. Too much juice is not helpful, but a little is excellent for most people.