BLOOD AND URINE TEST INTERPRETATION DURING NUTRITIONAL BALANCING PROGRAMS
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© August 2017, 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.
Interpreting blood and urine tests when one is on a nutritional balancing program is complex. Our experience is that a nutritional balancing program almost always skews blood tests and can make them swing wildly, at times. This can frighten people and causes doctors to become upset and recommend drug therapy, in many cases, or even hospitalization when it is not needed at all.
Why does this happen? A properly designed nutritional balancing 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”. That is, it is used to move minerals, other nutrients, toxins, hormones, and many other chemicals around the body.
During a nutritional balancing program, the blood can look like a sort of construction zone – meaning somewhat messy – as things are rebuilt and old toxic tissue is broken down! Therefore, one must expect and anticipate that there will be, at times, significant temporary shifts in blood readings as body chemistry changes at deep levels.
The problem is that physicians and books about blood test interpretation are not written for people who are following a nutritional balancing program. They are written for the general public, whose blood values remain fairly constant most of the time, because nothing is done to profoundly alter them. Therefore, if their blood tests are abnormal, it means something important may be wrong. However, this is not the case when a person follows a nutritional balancing program.
In other words, a nutritional balancing program is so dynamic and alters the body at deep levels that it skews blood serum, urine and even x-ray readings.
Most doctors, however, do not know this. So when they review blood and other medical tests of those on a nutritional balancing program, they are often alarmed at the shifts that take place. They assume this means that disease or dysfunction is present, when this is rarely the case. Medically trained doctors, nurses and even naturopaths need to be retrained, in other words, in order to properly interpret blood tests while a patient is on a nutritional balancing program.
Retracing causes a special type of inflammation. Part of the problem interpreting blood and other tests during a nutritional balancing program is that the retracing process always causes a type of inflammation that is easy to mistake for a regular inflammatory process on a blood test or x-ray, for example. Yet 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, the doctor or other health professional will most likely misdiagnose the condition as inflammation, infection or some other pathological process, when it is no such thing.
Blood tests that most commonly become temporarily skewed during a nutritional balancing program.
1. Thyroid tests. Thyroid tests are probably the most commonly affected. 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 nutritional balancing programs. In my experience, it is no 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. I am not sure why the temporary high blood sugar is needed to remove this nickel compound quickly.
5. Serum ferritin. This may rise, at times, when a person follows a nutritional balancing program. The cause is an elimination of toxic and/or excess ironfrom the body. More ferritin is required to transport the iron out of the body.
Elevated ferritin while a person is on a nutritional balancing program is of no concern. In fact, it is a sign of healing. The ferritin level will return to normal on its own when the elimination is completed.
6. Other. Cholesterol may rise, and other serum and urine tests can temporarily be affected, as well. I have not seen changes in these tests that signify a problem because in almost all cases, a nutritional balancing program is building health, not causing damage.
What to do if you have an abnormal medical test during a nutritional balancing 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 nutritional balancing program.
Also, I do not recommend getting a lot of blood and urine tests while on a nutritional balancing program because the results will often just scare the patient and worry the doctor needlessly.
When blood testing is needed during a nutritional balancing program. Most of the time, I am surprised how few blood tests are needed during a nutritional balancing 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 nutritional balancing programs? I am often asked this question. I have tried it on many occasions, and it simply does not work. I 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 nutritional balancing program.
As to why this is so, I am guessing that the main reason is that the hair test represents a tissue biopsy, whereas the blood represents instantaneous readings along the body’s “highway”, the bloodstream. They are very different tests, in other words, and nutritional balancing 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 I suppose it could be ordered. However, it is just one small bit of information that we require. So far, in nutritional balancing science, blood tests are not very helpful, so I 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.
CASE HISTORY OF BLOOD TEST INTERPRETATION BASED ON NUTRITIONAL BALANCING SCIENCE
A case history will illustrate how hair mineral testing and nutritional balancing science can help elaborate the causes for aberrant blood test results, often easily and quickly.
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 more blood sugar problems since they need fat and oil with each meal and a very low carbohydrate diet, which is hard as a vegetarian, and hard for most people to do.
2. The slightly low serum calcium. This goes along with a very low TSH. 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. Taking thyroid hormones is deadly, literally, when one is in fast oxidation.
3. The high CRP. This is an inflammation indicator. Fast oxidation is a state of increased inflammation, so this is not surprising. Four highs is also an inflammation pattern. Also, the client had hidden aluminum, iron and manganese, which are highly inflammatory minerals when in the oxide form. The high CRP 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 hormones. So this is a very 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, the 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. It is a dangerous but common situation we encounter. In my book, Nutritional Balancing And Hair Mineral Analysis (2010 and 2014 editions) I have a case history of my neighbor whose doctor prescribed thyroid in this situation and he died within a year of a kidney cancer. I had warned him not to take thyroid as a fast oxidizer, but he was tired, so he ignored my advice.