Definitions:?enhanced glandular effect, more yang, hair and blood definitions, sympathetic body chemistry, alarm stage of stress, greater chaos.
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III. IDENTIFYING FAST OXIDATION
Hair mineral patterns
Mineral Patterns?With?Fast Oxidation
????????????Metabolic typing?is the classification of body chemistry according to certain parameters.??While not perfect, it gives a lot of information about the body quickly, and?is used?to guide the correction of body chemistry.
????????????Metabolic typing is a very ancient idea used by famous physicians such as Hippocrates (four metabolic types), the ancient Taoists (yin and yang), in Indian medicine (the 3?gunas) and in?Ayurveda?(3 types).
????????????Nutritional balancing makes use of this idea, and one of the common metabolic types?is called?a fast oxidizer.
DEFINITION OF FAST OXIDATION?
History.??The term?fast oxidation?was coined by George Watson, PhD in the book,?Nutrition?And?Your Mind, Bantam Books, 1972.??Dr. Watson used odor tests and later, the pH of the blood, to determine the oxidation rate.
Dr. Paul C. Eck applied the concept to his nutritional research soon afterwards.??He found he could use hair mineral testing to assess the oxidation rate accurately and simply.??We use his method and it works well.
Dr. Eck also figured out that fast oxidation is identical to an alarm stage of stress, and is characterized by a lot of activity of the sympathetic nervous system.??I added the connection with a more yang body chemistry.
????????????Symptoms.??Those with a fast oxidation rate tend to be anxious, irritable, in a hurry, and aggressive if their oxidation rate is very fast.??They are usually somewhat emotional, short-tempered and high-strung.??They easily become anxious and?wound up,?and may need sedative drugs to slow down.
Their blood sugar can be on the high side due to higher?cortisol?levels.??Their blood pressure tends to be on the high side because of salt and water retention.??For the same reason, their tissues often have a watery appearance.
They are often warm and sweat easily.??Their brains often work well, with fast thinking.
They usually have oily skin, and some tendency for frequent or loose bowel movements.??They may gain weight in the area of the abdomen due to high levels of?cortisol?and cortisone.
They are in a fight-or-flight mode too much of the time.??This uses up certain nutrients and eventually can result in symptoms and illnesses associated with this metabolic type.??These include high blood pressure, fatal heart attacks, anxiety, panic attacks, arthritis, and others.
Interestingly, most health conditions can occur due to fast or slow oxidation.??The medical name for the condition is the same, such as arthritis, osteoporosis or cancer.?However, the physiology and pathology are different, and the corrective program for each type must be different as well.
For example, one can have a fast or a slow oxidation cancer, heart attack, arthritis or diabetes.??Medical science does not distinguish the difference in most cases, but they are different, and each requires a different corrective program.
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Most children remain in fast oxidation until age 3 to 10.??Then their level of?etheric?energy decreases and many experience nutritional depletion, as well.??As a result, most of them become slow?oxidizers, which is?considered normal on earth for older children and adults.
Some also eat fruit, sugars and other high-carbohydrate foods such as chips, pasta or bread.??These can keep some people in fast oxidation.??Fruit and all sweet food items are truly poisons for fast oxidizers and make the condition much worse.
Some do this unconsciously, while others know what they are doing, and prefer to stay in fast oxidation by eating certain foods and avoiding others that slow their oxidation rate.??This has to do with personality, which?is discussed?below.
Dietary factors?include the use of caffeine in any form, or eating sugar, fruit, juices,?kombucha?tea, hot spices, or alcohol.
Some medical drugs?are stimulants, particularly thyroid hormones (Synthroid,?Armour?thyroid,?Levothyroxine,?Naturethroid?or other brands), anti-depressants, cortisone-containing drugs, amphetamines used as ADD drugs, and a few others.
Some nutritional supplements?aggravate fast oxidation such as?DHEA, or a lot of vitamin C or E, B-complex vitamins, ginseng,?maca, and thyroid or adrenal?glandulars.??These?must be avoided?by anyone with a fast oxidation rate.
Some recreational drugs?are stimulants such as cocaine, crack, crystal meth,?Ecstacy, or a few others.
Some toxic chemicals?such as certain pesticides have a stimulating effect.??Excess toxic metals in the body can also act as a stressor that pushes a person into a fast oxidation rate.??These?are discussed?below.
Other stimulants?are lack of rest, too much work, fears, anger,?hatred, working in noisy environments, domestic arguments, or financial stress.
When the stress, which is often biochemical, is relieved, these individuals move into slow oxidation.??If it happens quickly, it?is called?a?crash landing, which is somewhat unpleasant, although it can be taken care of easily with the proper diet and nutritional supplements.
These people will do things to remain in this mineral pattern.??For example, the person may seek out stressful situations, use stimulants, and drink coffee, tea or energy drinks.??They may also eat fruit, drink sweet juices, or eat sugar or other sweets.
They need to realize that this personality type needs to avoid stimulants and learn to relax, face their issues, and take it easy.
Another type of toxic mineral compound that can contribute to a fast oxidation rate?are?called ?the amigos?.??These are oxide forms of aluminum, iron, manganese, boron, chromium, selenium, copper, cobalt, boron, molybdenum, lithium and cobalt.??Rarely they include oxides of calcium and magnesium.?These are widely distributed in the environment and are in our food.
They are powerful irritants that can cause a faster oxidation rate.??They accumulate in the kidneys, the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, nervous system, brain or elsewhere.
Some people are born with too many toxic metals.??One can also acquire them from food, drinking water, vaccines, from one?s occupation, or other places.
Toxic fast oxidation?can always be corrected?with a proper nutritional balancing program, though it may take months or occasionally several years of following a properly designed nutritional balancing program.??When the toxic metals?are removed, the oxidation rate slows down.
An extreme case of this is a?Step?Up?Mineral Pattern, a dangerous and quite common hair mineral pattern associated with heart attacks, strokes and other health catastrophes.
A properly performed hair mineral test will reveal this pattern.??It is important to reverse this pattern before a serous health condition occurs.??This is not hard to do if one identifies the pattern.
A hair mineral analysis often reveals a fast oxidation rate with a normal or even elevated sodium/potassium ratio.??A double pattern, or more pronounced pattern of this type, occurs if the sodium/potassium ratio is high and the calcium/magnesium ratio is elevated as well.
This type of fast oxidation may also be due, in part, to handling farm chemicals, especially superphosphate fertilizers and pesticides.??Many farmers?are also exposed?to toxic metals used in farm implements such as nickel-plated machinery, and cadmium or lead found in lubricants, gasoline and elsewhere.
CAUSES FOR FAST OXIDATION ON A RETEST HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS
The?most extreme?cases involve boron elimination.??However, it can occur with the elimination of many other toxins from the body.??It usually resolves after several weeks to several months and the person returns to a slow oxidation rate.
III. IDENTIFYING FAST OXIDATION
HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS
High hair sodium and potassium levels.??Fast oxidation or an alarm stage of stress?is characterized?by excessive activity of the thyroid and adrenal glands.??More adrenal activity and thus a higher level of?aldosterone?raises?the hair or soft tissue sodium and potassium levels.
Lower hair calcium and magnesium levels.??One result of this excessive adrenal and thyroid activity are lower hair tissue levels of calcium and magnesium.??Essentially, increased solubility of calcium and magnesium occur when the sodium and potassium levels rise.??Sodium and potassium are highly water-soluble and antagonistic to calcium and magnesium.
NOTE:??The hair?must not be washed?at the laboratory in order to obtain accurate hair mineral readings.
Degrees of fast oxidation.??A method to assess the degree of fast oxidation is to use the following criteria:
Ca/K >1.5 = Mild fast oxidizer
Ca/K 0.4-1.5 = Moderate fast oxidizer
Ca/K <0.4 = Extreme fast oxidizer
NOTE:?This replaces the method of assessing the degree of fast oxidation found in the book,?Nutritional Balancing?And?Hair Mineral Analysis, editions 2010, 2014 and 2016.
A?very visual?pattern.??On a hair mineral analysis, the pattern of fast oxidation is one of the easiest to identify.??The first two mineral levels are lower than the second two minerals on a calibrated hair mineral chart from Analytical Research Labs.
This is the appearance when the calcium and magnesium levels are low, and the sodium and potassium are elevated.
This is very easy to read on a test from Analytical Research Laboratories, which has calibrated scales and simple vertical graphs.
Visualization difficulties.??In some cases, fast oxidation is not easy to recognize visually.??The difficulty occurs when all four?macrominerals?are elevated.??This?is called?a?four highs?pattern.
In these cases, one cannot tell visually if fast oxidation is present.??One must calculate the ratios to assess the oxidation type, as explained in the beginning of this article under Definition?Of?Fast Oxidation.
Factors that can skew the hair mineral readings:
This will change the oxidation rate, in some cases.??For accurate assessment of the oxidation rate, the hair must not be washed at the?hair testing?laboratory.
The only labs?who?do not wash the hair are Analytical Research Labs in Phoenix, Arizona, USA and Trace Elements, Inc. in Addison Texas.??At this time (2018), we prefer Analytical Research Labs for more accurate testing.
Blood serum mineral levels may, but usually?do not?correspond to the levels of these minerals in the hair.??This is because the serum mineral levels?are kept?extremely stable, and are affected by meals and other short-term factors.??Blood?is also regulated?by very different means than hair
The hair is a storage and excretory tissue.??Minerals that the body is deficient in?are retained, or not permitted into the hair.??Minerals that are in excess in the blood?are often pushed off or stored in non-essential soft tissues such as the hair.
OTHER METHODS TO IDENTIFY FAST OXIDATION
Some doctors attempt to use questionnaires to assess fast oxidation.??We do not find this method accurate.
One can also attempt to identify fast oxidation based upon symptoms.??However, this method is also not very accurate.
The keys to correction are:
The main source of calories must be from fat, not carbohydrate.??The diet must be low in carbohydrates such as bread, rice, potatoes, fruit and all sweets.??Eliminate fruit and?sweets entirely,?if possible.
The diet must include cooked vegetables, ideally three times daily or at least twice daily.??This is not to slow the oxidation rate as much as it is to remineralize the body with the alkaline reserve minerals.??If a person will not eat plenty of cooked vegetables, the program will not work well.
A few other supplements?may be needed, as well.??One must also avoid many other nutritional supplements because they can make the situation much worse!??Among the worst nutritional supplements for a fast oxidizer are high-dose vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, stimulant herbs, and adrenal or thyroid glandular products.
VARIANTS OF FAST OXIDATION
??????????????It is helpful to distinguish?true fast oxidation?from?temporary fast oxidation:
It is also helpful to distinguish?healthy fast oxidation?from what?is called?tired fast oxidation.
A healthy fast oxidizer has a sodium/potassium ratio of 2.5 or higher.
A tired fast oxidizer has a sodium/potassium ratio less than 2.5.??At times, he or she may also have a calcium or magnesium level that is above the ideal values of 40?mg%?for calcium and 6 mg% for magnesium.
IMPORTANT HAIR MINERAL PATTERNS THAT INVOLVE FAST OXIDATION
QUANTIFICATION OF FAST OXIDATION
This is not too important.??If one wishes, a rough and somewhat arbitrary way to do this is to divide fast oxidation into?mild, moderate and extreme.??Criteria are:
THE ENERGY CENTERS AND FAST OXIDATION
????????????Many people who are stuck in fast oxidation have an imbalance in the second energy center.??Difficulties with the third energy center may also predispose to problems with excessively fast oxidation rate.
By Dr. L Wilson