COMPENSATED HAIR ANALYSIS PATTERNS
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© January 2012, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
In some people with serious illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and others, their initial and even a second hair mineral analysis may look quite good. By this, I mean the oxidation rate may be fairly balanced, and the major mineral levels and ratios may appear fairly close to the ideal values. Other mineral values may also superficially appear to be in a good range.
This rather common situation is extremely confusing for some practitioners, especially beginners. It also causes the medical profession and others who are not familiar with hair tissue mineral testing to discount or discredit the technique.
It is a case in which a little knowledge is dangerous. It is also one reason that Dr. Paul Eck always used ideal mineral levels and ratios in his interpretations of hair mineral tests, rather than reference ranges. It is just too easy for the mineral values to fall within the reference ranges, giving the false impression that the patient is “normal”, when this is not the case, at all.
REASONS FOR A COMPENSATED HAIR MINERAL TEST
1. As the body becomes weaker, in some cases the tissue mineral levels and ratios move into a fairly good balance just to keep life going. However, the situation is superficial, and underneath, problems are occurring. In fact, in almost all cases, if one interprets the test correctly, the superficially compensated or good-looking test is not that good.
2. A drug therapy such as insulin, for example, for diabetes, or chemotherapy for cancer, can superficially balance the macrominerals or electrolytes.
3. A mental attitude or some other habit or activity, even smoking cigarettes, may, in some cases, keep the hair macromineral levels (calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium) in a fairly good balance.
4. Certain conjunctions of toxic metals or toxic chemicals in the body can cause the macrominerals to remain in a good balance, although the body is very ill.
TELL-TALE SIGNS OF ILLNESS TO LOOK FOR IN A COMPENSATED HAIR TEST
1. Poor eliminator patterns.
2. Phosphorus less than about 13 mf%.
3. Elevated toxic metal levels.
These may give away the fact that the person is not as healthy as the macromineral levels and ratios would lead one to believe.
RETESTS OF COMPENSATED HAIR TESTS OFTEN LOOK WORSE
As one follows a properly designed nutritional balancing program, those with a compensated initial hair mineral analysis will often have worse-looking macromineral levels and ratios on retests. This is not a cause for concern. It simply indicates a de-compensation process underway. One just keeps balancing the oxidation rate and major ratios to essentially “unwind” the compensatory mechanism that were in place, making the initial hair test look very good, but in fact only in a superficial way.
The phenomenon of having to unwind compensations and adaptations to stress is a key concept in nutritional balancing science. It is discussed more in the article entitled Understanding Stress. It is also a key to understanding and resolving traumas. The idea is also well understood in fields such as chiropractics, and some branches of psychology.