by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© March 2021, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is solely the opinion of the author and for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.












Interpreting blood and urine tests when one is on a development program is complex.  Our experience is that the development program often skews medical tests.  This frightens people and causes doctors to become upset and recommend drug therapy or even hospitalization when it is not needed.


Why does this occur? A properly designed development program causes profound changes in the body, more than most people realize.  As this occurs, the contents of the blood shift a lot because the blood is the body’s highway.

This means the body moves minerals, other nutrients, toxins, hormones, and many other chemicals around the body using the bloodstream.  During a development program, the blood and other medical tests can look like a sort of construction zone – meaning somewhat messy – as things are rebuilt and old toxic tissue is quickly broken down!  This often causes abnormal readings on medical tests.

The problem is that physicians and books about blood test interpretation are not written for people who are following a development program.  They are written for the general public, whose blood and other test values remain fairly constant most of the time because nothing is done to profoundly alter them.  Therefore, if the tests are abnormal, it means something important may be wrong.  However, this is not the case when a person follows a development program.

Said differently, a development program is so dynamic and alters the body at such deep levels that it skews blood serum, urine and even x-ray readings.

All types of physicians and other health personnel need to be retrained in order to properly interpret medical tests when a person follows a development program.  Hopefully, this article will help with this task.




1. Thyroid tests.  Thyroid tests are probably the most commonly affected tests.  A common situation is that the T3 and T4 are fairly normal, but the TSH is elevated.  At times, the thyroid antibodies are elevated, as well.

This happens often during development programs.  In our experience, this is not a cause for alarm, and does not require the use of thyroid hormones.  The situation will normalize when the body has completed detoxification and rebuilding of the thyroid gland.

2. Liver enzymes.  Another very common abnormal blood reading is a mild elevation of the liver enzymes.  This, too, is no cause for concern.  It can just be part of a detoxification process or rebuilding process and will pass.

3. Serum electrolytes, especially sodium.  At times, serum electrolytes can be thrown off.  Sodium may get low during a toxic metal elimination, and will rebalance itself, for example.

4. Blood sugar. To eliminate a particular nickel compound, some children may experience a sudden and extreme rise in their blood sugar.  It can rise to 500 mg or over.

This is not diabetes!  It is a healing process, and it does not last long, and there appears to be no danger at all.  We are not sure why the temporary high blood sugar is needed to remove this nickel compound quickly.

5. Serum ferritin.  This may rise or fall, at times, when a person follows a development program.  The cause is an elimination of toxic and/or excess iron from the body.  More ferritin is required to transport the iron out of the body.

An abnormal ferritin level while a person is on a development program is not uncommon and is not a problem.  In our experience, the ferritin level will return to normal on its own, usually when an elimination of iron is completed.

We also consider the ferritin level an inaccurate indicator of iron status, at least when a person is following a development program.  On a related topic, always avoid iron infusions.  There is no need and they are quite toxic.       

6. Other.  Cholesterol may rise, and other serum and urine tests can temporarily be affected, as well.  We have not seen changes in these tests that signify a problem because a development program builds health and does not cause disease.

X-rays and other scans may also show unusual patterns.  In fact, the body may wall off toxins during the development program, forming cysts that can look like cancerous tumors.






Part of the problem interpreting blood and other tests during a development program is that retracing causes a type of inflammation.  It is easy to mistake for a regular inflammatory process on a blood test or x-ray.

However, it is quite different, harmless, and not a sign of degeneration or even of irritation.  Instead, it is a sign of a restoration of a higher energy state.  Unless one is trained to look for this, one may misdiagnose the condition as inflammation, infection or some other pathological process, when it is no such thing.


What to do if you have an abnormal medical test during a development program.  I suggest that if one is concerned, then repeat the blood or urine test in a few months, but do not start a drug regimen or quit the development program.

Also, we do not recommend getting a lot of blood and urine tests while on a development program because the results will often just scare the patient and worry the doctor needlessly.


When blood testing is needed during a development program.  Most of the time, we are surprised how few blood tests are needed during a development program, even with clients who are quite ill.  Cases in which they may be needed, however, include diabetes, Grave’s disease or hyperthyroidism, kidney or heart failure, or any serious cardiovascular illness.


Why not use blood tests instead of the hair mineral test to guide the design of development programs?  We are often asked this question.  We have tried it on many occasions, and it simply does not work.  We wish it did, as people are accustomed to using blood tests for many assessments, and they are readily available.  However, they do not work for the purpose of designing a development program.

As to why this is so, one reason is that the hair test represents a tissue biopsy, whereas the blood represents instantaneous readings of the body’s “highway”, the bloodstream.  They are very different tests, in other words, and development apparently requires a tissue biopsy to assess metabolic activity at the deepest levels.

Dr. George Watson, PhD, who originated the concept of the oxidation types, used blood pH to assess the oxidation rate.  This is not a common test, but we suppose it could be ordered.  However, it is just one small bit of information that we require.

So far, in development science, blood tests are not too helpful, so we do not use them much.  They certainly provide interesting data that might be important, but they cannot substitute for a properly performed hair mineral test.




1. Mr. Jones, age 70, developed extreme pain and swelling in his lower jaw during the development program.  He visited a dentist who took an x-ray and told our client that he had two abscessed teeth that need to be removed at once.

He then called me to ask my opinion.  I said he was probably retracing old chronic tooth infections and to wait on the extractions.  Though he had to take a pain killer to sleep, he waited.  Two days later, a boil appeared on his gum that burst, filling his mouth with blood and pus.  The pain then subsided and he has had no further problem with those teeth.


2. The same client later suddenly developed a frozen shoulder, meaning he had trouble moving his arm.  He went to a physician who did an x-ray.  It showed severe inflammation.  The physician recommended an artificial shoulder replacement because there appeared to be a lot of degeneration of the shoulder.

The client then asked my opinion.  I said I doubted the shoulder would degenerate literally overnight.  Besides, shoulders don’t tend to degenerate when one follows a development program.

I guessed he was retracing an old injury or some other earlier problem with the shoulder.  I suggested visiting a trustworthy chiropractor.  He did this and after two visits the shoulder functioned normally and has remained that way for 15 years.


3. Mary, age 50, received the following abnormal blood test results:

1. Hemoglobin A1c slightly elevated.

2. Slightly low serum calcium at 8.4.

3. Low TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone).

4. Elevated C-reactive protein.

5. An EKG revealed some atrial fibrillation on one occasion, although it went away when Mary’s ‘Armour Thyroid’ hormone medication was reduced.


A hair mineral analysis done about the same time as these blood tests revealed a four highs pattern, a fast oxidation rate, a low sodium/potassium ratio, and a reduced ability to remove toxic metals.

Mary and her physician were quite alarmed with these blood test results, and were somewhat at a loss to know the cause.  Here is the explanation for the blood test results:


1. The high hemoglobin A1c.  The hair test shows a worsening of the blood sugar situation.  This is indicated by the low sodium/potassium ratio, one of the prime indicators of sugar tolerance.  The Ca/Mg improved a little, but the Na/K got decidedly worse.  

            Fast oxidizers tend to have higher blood sugar levels blood and must eat fat and oil with each meal and a low carbohydrate diet.  Most people don’t know this and eat incorrectly when this metabolic pattern is present.  This could cause the elevated hemoglobin A1c reading.

            2. The slightly low serum calcium.  This goes along with a very low TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone).  Both are associated with fast oxidation.  An overactive thyroid will lower serum calcium and will lower the TSH. This is exactly what the hair test indicates is going on.

            3. The high CRP.  C-reactive protein is an inflammation indicator.  Fast oxidation is a state of increased inflammation.  Four highs pattern is also an inflammation pattern.  Also, the client had hidden aluminum, iron and manganese, which are highly inflammatory minerals when in the oxide form.  So a high C-reactive protein reading is not surprising.  

The high reading will tend to normalize as the metabolic imbalances that are causing it are corrected.


            4. The abnormal EKG and atrial fibrillation.  This is probably an effect of too much thyroid hormone.  The client was taking Armour thyroid, - a very powerful product containing thyroid hormones.  

Fast oxidation and thyroid medication is a bad combination, which the doctor should have checked and suspected immediately.  Fast oxidation with low magnesium and low tissue calcium can cause an abnormal EKG and atrial fibrillation.

            It is important to understand that when you are fast oxidizer, cell permeability increases.  This allows thyroid hormone to enter the cells faster.  This can lower the T3 and T4, making doctors think that you need to take thyroid hormone when it is not true.  

This is a dangerous, but common situation we encounter.  In the book, Development Science And Development Programs (2019) (Formerly titled Nutritional Balancing And Hair Mineral Analysis in the 2010, 2014 and 2016 editions) there is a case history of the author’s neighbor whose doctor prescribed thyroid in this situation and he died within a year of a kidney cancer.  We warned him not to take thyroid medication while he was a fast oxidizer, but he was tired, so he ignored the advice.


            In summary, one need to be cautious about interpreting medical tests when one follows the development program.  We don’t have any simple answers for these and many other cases of medical misdiagnoses based upon skewed lab tests.



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