by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© April 2010, 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.


With any healing system, certain cases are easier to handle, whereas others present more difficulties and require more attention to detail, and perhaps much more caution to handle well.  This is the case with nutritional balancing science, as well.

This does not mean that our results are not as good with these instances, but it means that practitioners and clients alike need to be alert to these complicating factors.




1. Diet and lifestyle.  If a client has a very poor quality diet, or great ignorance about diet and lifestyle, more time must be spent explaining dietary concepts, the importance of a very healthful lifestyle, and exactly how to eat and live healthfully.  Often practitioners take it for granted that clients know this, but this is a mistake with these individuals.  Thus one must assess the knowledge of diet and lifestyle and make sure that if a client is not clear about these, or does not know how to implement them, that further instruction and plenty of resources are provided for this purpose.  Otherwise results will suffer a lot.


2. High levels of toxic metals. This is not a major factor in all cases, by any means.  Sometimes, however, it means the practitioner must ask more questions to assess the source of the metals, if possible, and take measures to remove the source.  Also, in some cases, high toxic metals are a subtle indicator that the client will have more difficulty understanding the program and following it.  These can be any of the metals, but especially cadmium, for example, or other very toxic ones.


3. Low sodium/potassium ratio.  This complication applies when the sodium/potassium ratio is less than about 1, and even more so if it is less than about 0.6.  This is a serious chronic stress, exhaustion, adrenal weakness, infection and sugar intolerance indicator.  If may mean the correction process will be slower and may take more attention to details of the program.


4. High or low calcium/magnesium ratio.  A calcium/magnesium ratio greater than about 25 or less than about 2 may present more difficulty, as it often indicates a person is less aware of his situation and/or just less healthy to begin with.


5. Medical drugs, especially replacement hormones.  If the client is taking medical drugs and requires them for the time being, it may skew the hair mineral analysis and the toxicity of the drugs can slow progress.  The situation is often worse if the drugs are hormones, especially cortisone preparations, but it can include any of them, even natural thyroid hormone replacement.

It is also worse when the client is taking multiple drugs, also called polypharmacy.  Here it may be very difficult to figure out how the drugs are affecting the hair analysis, and whether the drugs are causing some of the clientÕs symptoms.  We aim to help the client remove the need for any drugs, but this can be a slow process, especially if a medical doctor has instructed the client that he must remain on the drugs no matter what.  This often slows progress.


6. Destruction or removal of vital organs, glands or tissues.  Healing may be slower or much more difficult if the client has had surgery, RAI, ablation or other procedures that have destroyed or removed major organs glands or tissues.  The reason for this should be obvious.  We need the body to function as it was designed, so it complicates matters when it does not function this way.  Some cases are much easier than others to overcome this handicap, but some are very difficult.


7. Too much information and confusion. If the client has visited with and especially if the client is consulting with many doctors of different types, often this hinders progress.  It tends to cause confusion and a tendency to combine programs, and this generally does not work as well and can keep the client from healing.  Also, the focus on the disease process, knowing all about it, having many tests and procedures, is often depressing to the client, even if the client wishes for all of this.

Other ways clients become confused is if they follow an ideological diet such as vegetarianism, raw foods, or any other rigid system.  We do best when clients are flexible in their eating, living and other lifestyle habits.


8. Children.  If the client is a child, and especially a young baby under the age of about 2.  The reason is the children are more delicate, parents are often very worried about them, and babies, in particular, cannot tell parents what is bothering them, which further complicates the case.


9. Scary or serious symptoms that must be dealt with as soon as possible.  These include seizures, fainting, severe pain, bad insomnia, and heart irregularities such as arrhythmias and palpitations.


10. To a lesser degree, any severe imbalance on the hair mineral analysis such as a four lows pattern, a calcium shell pattern, or another.  These are not always a problem, but they often indicate severe stress of some kind.  Overcoming this stress can slow progress significantly in some cases.



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