by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© January 2016, 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.


All practitioners notice that some people have difficulty beginning and following through with a nutritional balancing program.  This article explores why this may be the case, so that you can help people overcome their resistance or hesitation about the program.  This is a very important article for everyone, since we all encounter resistance within ourselves to new projects and new lifestyles, at times.




Below is a list of possible reasons why a person may have difficulty following through with a nutritional balancing program.  If you can identify the reason among the list below, you may be able to assist each person much better to remain with the program.


1. A tendency to become confused about what to do.  This usually occurs in intelligent people who know and read a lot.  They often have “tried” many healing programs and visited many doctors and healers with less than optimal success.

Its opposite is a pristine mental clarity that carries a person through even the roughest moments because they see the goal and they understand where they are going, despite any obstacles that may appear to stand in their way. 

The problem with this clarity is if the mind becomes distracted, the person may shove off in another direction with total seemingly clarity when it is not nutritional balancing, but a mirage of health, such as a “vegetarian, raw food paradise”, for example.


2. General lack of awareness of needs.  For example, they may think they are fairly healthy, so why bother with enemas and saunas.  They may think they don’t need many vitamins because they “eat well”.  They may believe they don’t need meat because they read about it somewhere and meat is more difficult to prepare than fruit, for example.

Its opposite is a clear understanding of the fact that the body is complex, they do not know their real needs, and that Dr. Eck and Wilson and assistants have years of experience to draw upon, so it is best to just follow orders for the most part.

The problem with too much awareness is it can be distracting. One may be so aware of the effect of a zinc tablet, for example, that it overwhelms the person, literally.  These people are not that uncommon.

3. Fear.  Some people are so overwhelmed by fears that they cannot expose themselves to new methods of healing and other things.  For example, they often fear healing reactions, or fear feeling tired, or fear their pain so they stay on their drugs when they need to be off of them.

They also fear following orders of others, so they do not do well on this program or others of this nature.

Its opposite is the ability to jump in with both feet, as the saying goes, and do the entire program exactly, no matter how bad it feels.  These people tend to do very well with nutritional balancing.

The problem with a fairly complete lack of fear is that the person may go headlong into a healing reaction, for example, and not use wise judgment.  For example, the person may think all is well and not bother asking for help, when help is needed. Fear is important in some cases as a warning mechanism that one must listen to.


4. Hopelessness. This is quite common.  It is born of repeated discouraging experiences with doctors, naturopaths and healers of all kinds.  One basically gives up, at least in part, and then has difficulty committing once again.

Its opposite is a very hope-filled and positive attitude about the program that really moves a person forward quickly.  One just “knows” this is the answer and so one goes at it with vigor and joy, with little apprehension, hesitation or fear.

The problem with too much hope and positivity is a tendency to perhaps become unrealistic.  This might be called idealism or living by hope alone.  It can be very ungrounded and dangerous if carried to an extreme.


5. Easily distracted. Many people want to follow the program, but lack a certain willfulness so that they are too easily influenced by family members, friends, doctors, the media or others.  They quickly lose confidence in the program when a negative aspect is injected into their world by someone or reading an article, for example, “exposing hair analysis as a fraud”.  This imbalance can be associated with low zinc or high mercury.

The opposite attitude is a willful determination and drive that is almost fierce in its insistence that this is the “true path” and none others are better.

This is good unless it is done to the extreme, in which case one becomes a “true believer” and often lives in denial of what is actually occurring.  This, too, is quite dangerous and leads to the death of many people.


6. A closed-minded attitude that secretly or openly favors conventional medical methods, or other healing methods such as energy medicine, blood tests instead of hair mineral biopsies, Oriental medicine, herbalism, raw foods, or perhaps vegetarian principles.  This is a common problem.  It is really intellectual bias or prejudice, though it may be covered up by “studies”, scholarly knowledge, “experience” or other. 

This problem occurs in many forms and to different extents.  Some people will simply not read beyond a sentence that says that vegetarian diets do not work as well.  Others will read this, and then think that we are biased and wrong.  They will copy the system, but add a vegetarian diet, for example to “improve” our work.  The same goes for using the hair test instead of other testing methods, using particular supplements, or the types of detoxification procedures.

Indeed, various mental biases and prejudices stop people at all levels.  Some believe that nutritional balancing is anti-Christian.  Others find the moral aspects of a healthful lifestyle far too rigid and “Christian” for their taste, and this turns them away.

Others tell me it is anti-scientific, while still others say it is too technical and complex. For some it is too psychological or even metaphysical, while for others it is far too earthy and not metaphysical enough.  Some people love that it ties together many sciences while others say that nutritional balancing makes use of sciences that they do not approve of or that they do not understand.

I have heard all these complaints, so they are familiar to me and to anyone who offers this science.  This imbalance is often associated with imbalanced levels of selenium in some form.

The opposite of this type of bias or prejudice is a very open-minded attitude that can lay aside all that one has learned and known so that the new method of nutritional balancing can sink in deeply and be appreciated for what it is, without comparison or criticism, at least until one understands it well.

The problem with being too open-minded and tolerant is that one cannot see the need for precision and focus, and the need to reject that which does not fit the system.


7. Lack of discipline. This is also common.  It is simply an inability to focus the will adequately to follow through day after day.  One might call it boredom.  This is associated with a defect in the metabolism of iron, in some cases, or copper.

Its opposite is a strong resolve, tenacity and almost stoic quality or work attitude that attacks and stays with a problem or situation or method until it is solved or resolved.

Too much rigidity with discipline, however, leads to being out of touch with oneself or one’s intuition, very tense and out of balance.  The tension interferes with success, at times.  One can also become mechanical and robotic, although this is not that common.  In almost all cases, more discipline is best, but not all.


8. Lack of common sense or logical thinking.  These are people who have difficulty understanding enough of the principles of the program, so they make important mistakes that sabotage and ruin it for them.  For example, they may love fruit and overlook the fact that it is forbidden on this program.  In doing so, they ruin it.  Another common one occurs when people overdo their work schedule, sex or some other lifestyle quality that upsets the entire program that they otherwise follow well.  This is associated with imbalances related to the minerals copper and mercury, in many cases.

The opposite tendency is a quality of the personality that tends to see the “big picture”.  This tends to keep all things balanced, happy,  clear and harmonious and is very helpful for success.

Logical thinking is usually excellent, although some of nutritional balancing is counter-intuitive, like taking calcium when the hair tissue calcium level is high.  So logical thinking taken to an extreme will destroy the program.  People wonder why one would inject coffee in the rectum, as it seems so stupid, dirty, toxic, etc.  This can be an extremely “logical” assessment, but it is wrong.


9. Hidden death wishes. This is particularly true in cancer cases, but can occur with any severe illness or symptom.  The mineral nickel is associated with depression and thoughts of death, although other minerals may also cause these feelings. 

Its opposite is the absence of a death wish and a deep desire for healing and development.  This, once again, is so helpful, especially in serious cases.  I spend a lot of time attempting to change people’s attitude in this one area, as it is so needed in some instances.

The problem with an excessive desire to be well is that one can live in the future and lose touch with the present.  One must also accept the present situation and “love it” or at least embrace if fully for healing to proceed smoothly.


10. Indifference or disinterest in healing and development at deeper levels. This is another common personality quality of some people.  They really don’t care that much for healing.  It just is not their orientation.  They want to have fun, they want to “feel good”, even if it means living on drugs, for example, or they want nothing to do with discipline, retracing, healing reactions and the somewhat irritating aspects of the program.  They usually will not cook meals, for example, will not shop carefully, etc.  Indifference is usually associated with a form of mercury toxicity.

Its opposite is a deep caring about the body and its healing, even if one does not know what to do.  This attitude is very helpful.

This is delicate, but there is a point at which caring for the body and even the mind can go overboard.  One can become so upset, tense or distraught when things do not go well that it defeats one and lead to its opposite, or hopelessness.  So a certain detachment from the body is helpful as well.


11. Lack of interest, knowledge or understanding of mental development, specifically.  This is related to the above reason.  It is particular to nutritional balancing and what occurs is that once the major  symptoms are better, the person loses all interest in the program.

Its opposite is a long-range perspective or view that deeply understands, perhaps unconsciously, that one can become healthier and healthier, so one should stay with the program even after the major symptoms have cleared.  This is a spiritual attitude that is sometimes hard to cultivate in people, though it can certainly be taught to a degree.  It is an advanced quality that some people just seem to have, while others do not have it as much.

This does not have much downside, in my experience, unless a person lives in the future, again, and cannot enjoy life now, in the present.  However, living in the future for mental and spiritual development often just moves the person ahead faster in some ways.


12. Inertia. This may be called a “soul laziness”. The person just wants to do things “the old way”.  New ideas, new methods, and particularly a new lifestyle, diet, pills, etc. are very difficult.  Once they do them, however, and it becomes routine, then these people often stay with the program the best.  Inertia of the soul is associated with lead toxicity in many cases.

Its opposite is a fluid personality that can shift gears easily.  However, this can be dangerous in the case of nutritional balancing, as they can also shift away easily from the program at any time.  In this regard, like the addictive person, some tendency for inertia, which is like addiction in some ways, is good if the inertia is to follow nutritional balancing science.


 13. Addictive tendency.  This means that a person is so attached to their medicine, their sweets or other food, their wine, their marijuana, or maybe their sex every night that changing their habits is extremely difficult.  This is related to inertia but is somewhat different.  It is also associated with lead toxicity, but may involve other toxic metals as well.

The opposite of this quality is detachment.  Such a one can let go easily of old “favorites” and can take up new habits of living, eating, or thinking easily.  This is good in most cases.  However, if one is addictive and can become “addicted” to nutritional balancing, then the addictive quality can be used for good.  Meanwhile, too much detachment can make it too easy for a person to fall away from the program when something “new and sexy” comes along, or the person simply gets bored with the program, which can happen, at times.


14. Inability to organize or manage one’s life well.  These are people who take on too many projects, do not multitask well, and therefore find the program overwhelming and stressful.  They report they have “no time” for eating correctly, shopping correctly, or doing the procedures such as enemas, saunas and meditation.  This is associated with a lack of zinc and selenium in many cases.

The opposite situation is one who easily integrates the program into their life.  This is extremely helpful.  To be integrated and integrative has few downsides.  However, one can integrate so well that the program loses its special importance in one’s life, and it will then be much less effective in some ways.  Integration is not the right word here.  What can happen is that a person manages life so easily that he or she takes on too much, but thinks they can manage it all when the body and mind cannot really handle it without fatigue.  True integration and integrity are wonderful.


15. Tendency to be sloppy, spacey or forgetful in one’s habits.  This is not quite the same as undisciplined.  It is more a tendency to not follow instructions well, for example, or to be forgetful.  It is a type of mental deficit.  This is associated with copper toxicity in many instances.

The opposite is a clear, sharp manner of living and working.  The only danger here would be to become too “logical” so that one is out of touch and not relaxed enough to benefit properly.  The sympathetic nervous system could overwork or one could become compulsive, obsessive and fearful of not doing thing correctly.


16. Illness or other types of disability that prevents doing the program well. This is common and occurs with various disabilities, from a sensitive stomach to extreme pain, immobility of the body, or mental problems such as dementia.  One could also include financial disability, social problems such as a disapproving partner, or even spiritual disability like entities, or something else like this that interferes with the program.  This stops many people fro full success.  Illnesses are associated with many nutritional imbalances, and other causes such as infections.

The opposite of a person who is ill is a person who is not ill, or fairly healthy and mentally capable, and thus more able to follow the program.

The danger here is that relatively able and healthy people often do not want to bother with a detailed program because they can easily get away with living poorly and doing the program sloppily.  This is a very common problem as people improve their health on a nutritional balancing program.  They become distracted by all the things they can now do.  It can even happen when one divorces the “taskmaster”, or evil husband or wife.  All of a sudden, the pressure is gone, and the person becomes too free, in a sense, and does not want to follow the program.


17. Defiant or oppositional tendency. These are people who are always trying to “improve” upon what we recommend, or just do things their own way.  It is quite dangerous, actually, with a powerful program.

Its opposite is a person who “goes along” and “follows orders”.  These people usually do far better in the long run. 

The danger with these people is that they do not use their heads if a problem arises.  This is uncommon, as we encourage people to stay in touch and tell us what is happening.  However, at times we love people who ask questions, who doubt us at times, because they are demonstrating intelligence, providing they come back and are not carried away by a defiant streak in the personality.


18. Other neuroses, psychoses, traumas affecting one, or mental/emotional or spiritual blocks to progress. Rarely a person is so traumatized, or so full of entities, or so stuck for some other reason, that it is difficult to work with him or her.

The opposite of this is a person who is mentally free and clear.  This means they have few blocks in their way of following through and just doing what needs to be done.

There is little downside in this, except that such people are often full of distractions because they can handle many situations easily.  The one who is handicapped, by contrast, if they are conscious of their block and want to overcome it, usually stay with the program longer, though not always if they become discouraged and hopeless, for example.


19.  Mental deficiency. This is different from trauma and psychosis.  It means that the brain is simply not able to comply with the program and do the tasks required.

This is rare, but occurs with Alzheimer’s patients, those with Down’s syndrome, perhaps, and other obvious mental deficiency conditions or symptoms.  These people can do the program, but need assistance for much of it.

Its opposite is a person who understands the entire program thoroughly and completely, and is fully able to carry it out.  This is wonderful, of course, and causes such people to make the fastest progress of any group.

The danger in understanding the program absolutely thoroughly is that these people are prone to trying to “improve” upon it, overdo it, or otherwise damage it with their brilliance.  This is a serious problem in some cases, especially when doctors who are very smart undertake the program.  They are wont to add to it, such as using bio-identical hormones, or chelation therapy, or other supplements, not realizing that the complexity of the program is subtle, but these modalities have been tried over and over by us, and so far, at least, they worsen or negate the program entirely.


20. Absolute brilliance.  This is the inverse of the problem above.  We find it in some doctors and nutrition researchers who study or even take an interest in the nutritional balancing work.  They are so wise and knowing about nutrition and healing, they cannot fathom the simplicity of this system.  They therefore turn away from it, assuming it is too superficial or lacking in “scientific sophistication”.  These physicians, researchers and PhDs are wrong, of course, because the system is extremely complex and sophisticated, but their extensive knowledge and perhaps some arrogance and incomplete understanding blinds them to the possibility that a seemingly simple system can work as well as it often does. 

They also believe that “more research is needed”.  This is more than a scientific bias.  It is a hunger and thirst for knowledge and wisdom, but in this case it trips them up by delaying their embracing of nutritional balancing just as it is.  The “more research needed’ mentality waits until millions of dollars in grant money arrives to do extensive tests on the system, in the hope and desire to “prove” the hypotheses, or disprove them clearly.  While this is admirable, millions of people are ill and dying.  Dr. Paul Eck took the opposite approach, which is frowned upon by the academic community, in particular.  He took his work directly to the people, and his “research animals” were the public.  This is not always good, of course, but in this case it is by far the best way we have found to research the system. Sitting in laboratories waiting for rats to die or get well, and hoping for new insights is simply not practical here, and the system is safe enough, in our experience, that we are not violating the ethical norms of research by offering the method today.  In this regard, ‘more research’ is a huge problem that is often used by those who would oppose new ideas to delay their introduction.  However, I realize this is a fine line and one must be concerned about safety, efficacy and ethics at all times.

The opposite of this type of problem is the slightly less brilliant people who actually move forward the fastest, once again.  They are bright enough to appreciate the principles of nutritional balancing, but they know they are not brilliant and so they do not question the system, but merely follow it faithfully, hopefully using their common sense to guide them if things are not going well, which occasionally occurs.

The only problem with the latter type of people is they do not tend to want to research, write articles, publish in journals, write books, and do all that is needed to spread the work.



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