Two Distinct Situations
Increasing Prevalence of Four Lows
Analogies To Help Understand This Pattern
Ways To Understand This Pattern
The Four Lows Personality
Sabotaging The Program
Emerging From A Four Lows Pattern
How Long Does It Take To Come Out Of A Four Lows Pattern?
Children With A Four Lows Pattern
Variants Of Four Lows
Children May Assist Others With A Four Lows Pattern
III. Four Lows Pattern Only On A Retest Mineral Analysis ? A Healing Pattern
Working Out Of Four Lows
Deep Anger Pattern
The Basic Program
The Full Program
Only One Lab Recognizes Four Lows
Most People With Four Lows Have Been To Numerous Doctors
Blood And Urine Tests
Hair Washing At The Laboratory
High Four Highs Pattern
UPDATE 1/1/20.??A replacement pattern.??Very rarely, a four low pattern on a hair mineral?retest?is a replacement pattern.??This means that the mineral levels are low because the body is retaining the macrominerals temporarily and not allowing them to be deposited in the hair.??This is not the same as a standard four lows pattern.
????????????Fortunately, this pattern is rare.??We are researching how to identify this pattern easily, which so far is not possible.
UPDATE 4/6/19.??Faux four lows.??We have discovered a few cases?on retests only?that look like low four lows patterns, but are not really four lows.??So far, this is what we know:
– Faux four lows only occurs on retests.
– The person is always following the program faithfully.
– It looks like a?low?four lows pattern and we believe the Na/K ratio is good.
– The calcium and magnesium levels are really much higher in the tissues, but not in the hair.
– This pattern is an intervention.
– It is not a regular four lows case and the person does not need a four lows pattern.
– Fortunately, the pattern is rare since it can result in an improper program.
– We are still researching how to identify this pattern easily.
One of the most important and interesting patterns on a hair analysis is called?four low electrolytes?or?four lows.??Its discovery and how to handle it is one of the most important contributions to modern health science by Dr. Paul C. Eck.
????????????We do not understand all the physiology of the four lows pattern, as yet.??For this reason, this article is more empirical or clinical than it is theoretical.
We do know that when one is in this pattern, the main or entity soul of a person is unable to contact or communicate properly with the director souls that should live in the brain.??These are very important souls that assist the main soul in its daily conduct of life.
We also know that the pattern can be due to either toxicity, nutrient depletion, trauma, attack or other kinds of stress.
The good news is that we know how to correct it, using a special type of program.??So far, anyone willing to do this can emerge from a four lows pattern.??Otherwise, people often spend the rest of their life in this pattern.
Definition.?A four lows pattern is present on a hair mineral test when the hair levels are the following:
Rarely, the calcium, magnesium, sodium and/or potassium are right at the ideal levels.
The accuracy of the pattern is quite amazing, and is a testimony to Dr. Eck?s research on the ideal mineral levels for a human being.??These ideals, so far, apply to people of any age, both sexes, and all of the races of humanity.??It is as if his ideal mineral values are part of the?design specifications?of a human being.
TWO DISTINCT SITUATIONS
These have a completely different significance.??For this reason, they are discussed in separate sections of this article.??Here are more details:
Four lows on an initial hair test.??This indicates a collapse and exhaustion, as explained later in this article.??It is often a chronic pattern that can last for years if not corrected.
Four lows on a retest only when a person follows a complete development program.??This is a healing reaction.??Healing certain issues, especially?issues or conflicts involving parents,?may require that a person go into a four lows pattern for a time.
If a person does not follow a development program correctly, four lows can show up on a retest because the person is becoming worse.
INCREASING PREVALENCE OF FOUR LOWS PATTERN
Thirty-eight years ago, when I began using hair mineral analysis, four lows was a relatively rare pattern.??It was seen mainly in hard-driving business executives.
Today, it is fairly common in people of all ages, and even in children down to the age of even 1 year old.??This article will help explain this trend.
WARNING:??If a woman becomes pregnant when she has a four lows pattern, she needs to take 1 Megapan tablet daily unless she is taking another pre-natal vitamin-mineral supplement.
ANALOGIES THAT MAY HELP TO UNDERSTAND FOUR LOWS PATTERN?ON A FIRST HAIR ANALYSIS
Analogies to help understand a four lows pattern:
In the same way,?we go through a disassembly process as life in the body begins to end.??Systems are shut down to prepare one for one to move out of the physical world.??Note that a four lows pattern can go on for years.??In other words, it is not a quick death pattern.
However, with four lows pattern, the ?shelter? does not arise, meaning that the calcium and magnesium levels remain low.??The effect is that one is?out in the cold without shelter?and this has implications for the stress level and how to correct the pattern.??The correction is to protect the body with calcium, magnesium, zinc and perhaps other nutrients, just as you would protect a person who was out in the cold without shelter.
WAYS TO UNDERSTAND A FOUR LOWS PATTERN ON AN INITIAL HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS
Attitudes that could drive a person into a four lows pattern and/or keep one there include anger, intense?fear, even intense?guilt?or some other emotion that wears down or depletes the body.
While improving the attitudes and lifestyle are important for all healing,?they are most important for this pattern when it occurs on a first hair analysis.??Recall that if the pattern only occurs on a retest, it is not important.
Using the analogy of the car stuck in the ice or mud, the person just keeps spinning the wheels instead of realizing he is not getting anywhere and should try a different way of living, thinking or acting.
However, the person is not yet in full slow oxidation with elevated calcium and magnesium levels.??This is the meaning of a?stalled transition pattern.??Others are four highs, sympathetic dominance and fast oxidation with a very low sodium/potassium ratio.
This also means that the resolution or outcome as one exits four lows is usually for the person to become a slow oxidizer.??This may involve a psychological transition one must make, not just a biochemical one.
This means the normal feedback mechanisms that control the adrenal and thyroid glandular activity are not working quite right.??This may be related to excessive copper, mercury or perhaps other toxins that affect the glands and the feedback system involving them.
Another stressor has been superimposed upon the basic system of fast, slow or mixed oxidation.??This has important implications for the diet, supplements and lifestyle recommendations for this pattern, as explained later in this article.
An analogy, again, is to first get the car out of the ditch where it is stuck, before trying to fix other problems with it.??One reason is that trying to fix a person while he is ?spinning his wheels? just does not work well.
However, when handled properly, so far we have been able to correct all cases of four lows.
PHYSIOLOGY OF FOUR LOWS ON A FIRST MINERAL ANALYSIS
????????????Two high and two low electrolytes are most common on hair analyses.???Normally, on a hair mineral analysis, one may see elevated sodium and potassium levels with low calcium and magnesium levels.??This tends to correspond to an?alarm stage of stress, also called a?fast oxidation rate.
One also may see the reverse – elevated calcium and magnesium levels with low sodium and potassium levels.??This is generally an?exhaustion stage of stress, also called?slow oxidation.
Thus we find that calcium and magnesium levels tend to move in opposite directions to the sodium and potassium levels.??In other words, they have an inverse relationship.??As one set (calcium and magnesium) increases in the hair (not the blood or urine), the other set (sodium and potassium) goes down.
While the reasons for this are complex, one simple chemical way to understand it is that sodium and potassium tend to?solubilize?or?dissolve out?calcium and magnesium from the body, lowering the levels in the tissues.??Sodium and potassium are?monovalent elements?that are highly water soluble.
Calcium and magnesium are divalent elements that are more like metals ? forming hard, solid compounds.??The two oppose each other as complementary opposites in our bodies in a unique balance of yin (sodium and potassium) and yang (calcium and magnesium).??The normal tendency is that when less sodium and potassium are present, calcium and magnesium rise, and vice versa.
Four lows pattern on an initial hair mineral analysis is an exception to the principle above.??In the case of four lows on a?first?tissue mineral analysis, we do not see two high and two low electrolytes.??Sodium and potassium levels are decreased, indicating a state of adrenal exhaustion.
However, calcium and magnesium are low, indicating an alarm reaction or a kind of sympathetic state of body chemistry.??(This is not the same as a sympathetic dominance pattern.)??So this pattern represents a combination or mix-up of the stages of stress to some degree.
An ineffective alarm response in stress theory.?One is exhausted, but keeps pushing oneself to try to produce an alarm response.??However, it does not work and one just becomes tired out.??The adrenal and thyroid glands just do not respond as they normally should.??This is a way to understand the pattern from a stress theory perspective.
The reason could be, in part, due to a mental/emotional factor or a lifestyle or attitude, but toxic metals and other chemical imbalances may also play a role.
Why standard nutritional and medical approaches don?t work as well with a first-test four lows pattern.??Standard nutrition programs and many medical interventions often do not work as well because most seek to increase the person?s energy by enhancing the oxidation rate.??However, this does not work if one is in a four lows pattern.
If a person with a??four lows pattern tries to raise the sodium and potassium levels, the body tends to lower the calcium and magnesium levels further.??However, since this would be very dangerous, it does not happen and the person does not respond or may get worse.
For example, medical and even holistic doctors often give these clients?adrenal support, herbs for the adrenals, B-vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium?or?thyroid hormones.??They may do this to improve their energy level and perhaps if the serum thyroid hormone levels are low.??This approach will fail with these people, are the person may become more ill.
SYMPTOMS OF FOUR LOWS ON A FIRST TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS
Although one can have many symptoms, the most common ones are:
Fatigue:?This is usually present.??However, those who have not been in a four lows pattern for too long may not be in touch with their fatigue and may function very well with few complaints.??They may continue to push themselves and use stimulants, activities, worry or other mental habits to drive themselves.
????????????Allergies:?This is common and probably due to a combination of exhausted adrenal glands, low adrenal reserves, possibly increased cell permeability, and perhaps other physiological imbalances and nutrient deficiencies.
????????????Anxiety, irritability, insomnia, muscle tightness and muscle cramps:?All of these symptoms are often due to low levels of available tissue calcium and magnesium.
????????????Hidden copper toxicity or imbalance.??In our experience, everyone with four lows has a copper imbalance, regardless of whether they have other indicators of hidden or overt copper imbalance and usually toxicity.
Hidden lead toxicity:?Other common symptoms include a tendency for lead toxicity because lead will replace calcium as calcium becomes more deficient.??The elevated lead will not be revealed on the first several hair mineral analyses due to an inability to mobilize lead from tissue storage.??Only later, as the body?s energy improves with therapy will the lead often be revealed.??Toxicity with other metals such as copper is also very common.
????????????Impaired digestion and often food intolerances:?This is due to stress, low digestive enzyme secretion and perhaps copper toxicity.??Deficient amounts of gastric hydrochloric acid is associated with low levels of sodium and potassium.??Food allergies are also often present.
Thus attention to diet and digestion is important.??It is also one reason that pancreatin and perhaps hydrochloric acid are important supplements for them.
????????????To assist digestion, excellent eating habits are important.??These include quiet, regular, sit-down meals, thorough chewing and eating slowly.??Others are avoiding overeating and complicated food combinations, and resting 15 minutes after eating before resuming activities.
Degenerative diseases:??If one remains in the pattern for several years, heart, transient ischemic attacks or TIAs, and cancer may increase.??Other symptoms develop as a result of chronic fatigue, chronic inflammation, chronic allergies and digestive difficulties.
Early and late symptoms.??People often spend years in a four lows pattern.??It is usually difficult to assess on an initial hair analysis how long a person has been in a four lows pattern.
Early on, there may be few symptoms, although fatigue and allergies are rather common.??However, after the pattern has been present for years, almost any symptom can occur because the body is in an advanced state of burnout.
THE FOUR LOWS PERSONALITY (ONLY WHEN THE PATTERN IS ON AN INITIAL HAIR ANALYSIS)
????????????There may be a definite personality tendency associated with the four-low-electrolyte pattern when it appears on a first mineral analysis and is due to stress, mainly, rather than due mainly to toxic metals and nutrient deficiencies or to an illness.??The four lows personality characteristics seem to include:
Addressing the personality issue?can be important to correct a four-lows pattern when it appears on a first mineral test.??One who becomes aware of the personality pattern and makes lifestyle and attitudinal changes will respond much faster.
SABOTAGING THE PROGRAM
Some people with four lows on the first tissue mineral analysis are actually running away from life with their activities, worries, etc.??For these people, slowing down is indeed frightening and perhaps painful as old memories and traumas may surface.
These people need large doses of self-love and compassion for oneself.??These can help one face whatever comes up and realize that one can get through it, and it is best to let go of old traumas rather than keep them bottled up inside.
Sabotage.??Some people with four low electrolytes believe their condition is just getting worse if they slow down, and may consciously or unconsciously fight the program.??This just slows their progress.
Perhaps you know people who believe the only way to get a car out of the ice is to spin the wheels fast.??Any other approach feels like giving up.??Understanding the pattern thoroughly is helpful so that one realizes that slowing down is needed, even if one is unsure what that entails.
????????????If one does not understand this, one is likely to sabotage the program when the feeling of fatigue and relaxation occurs.??One may begin using stimulants like caffeine, thyroid or adrenal hormones, stimulant herbs, or taking high-dose B complex vitamins “just to get a boost”.??This can seem harmless enough, but it is not.??I attempt to explain that these may be okay once one is out of the pattern, but until then it only slows down progress.
It is as though, if the car is stuck in the ice, one tells the driver to slow down the wheels, so that one can place a piece of wood or other material under the wheels to improve traction.??Just as you are placing the wood, the driver decides to step on the gas again.
A case history of four lows.??An?attorney consulted us who had the four-lows pattern on his first hair mineral analysis.??He began a nutritional correction program and he felt better within a month.
However, instead of listening to the advice about slowing down, this client took on more work, and, in fact, proudly reported he could now work seven days a week.??One day he called, concerned because he felt dependent on the supplements.
I again explained the personality connection.??However, he refused to slow down.??We realized we were unable to do more for him as long as he stubbornly maintained his breakneck, compulsive lifestyle.??We consider this case a failure on my part because we could not educate the client sufficiently for him to change his lifestyle.??At the time of this case, this article had not been written.??Perhaps it will help others like him, of which there are many today.
COMMON CAUSES FOR FOUR LOWS ON A FIRST HAIR TEST?(excerpted from?Nutritional Balancing And Hair Mineral Analysis, 4th?edition, 2010, 2014 and 2016)
To help reverse a four lows pattern, it is helpful to know how and why a person may move into the pattern.??Some reasons are described below:
Causes.?A combination of nutritional depletion, fatigue, perhaps, and mental decay.
In particular, the presence of excessive yeast in the body and the buildup of aldehydes (toxins produced by yeasts) can push a person into a four lows pattern.
A mental cause is that doctors may subtly communicate to older people that they are needing to die soon.??This happens because the medical doctor cannot really rebuild an older person?s body using drugs, so the only alternative is to let the patient die.
The habit of drugging the elderly just speeds the process along.??We all this ?medical disease?, and it is very prevalent today.??As a result of all the above, the seventh center that brings life energy into the body begins to close and life comes to an end.
Whom.??Millions over the age of 55-70, or very ill people at any age.
What they need and how to help them.??Development is fabulous to help reverse the death wish and revive a desire to live.
Causes.??Feeling overwhelmed, such as from a job loss, becoming ill or disabled, or some other stress such as a divorce.??The person is also often toxic from unhealthy diets and other reasons.??This adds to the problem, but is not the total cause.??All the stress causes a ?cave in?.
Whom.??This is the most common cause of four lows in America.??It occurs in men, as much or more than in women.??Most are hard-working, white-collar or blue-collar workers.
How to help them:?They can do well on a development program.??The problem is getting them to stay with the program, as it requires more discipline, especially dietary discipline, than most are accustomed to.
Causes.??Collapse occurs due mainly to nutritional depletion.??Many are vegetarians or
have followed raw food or other extreme or deficient diets for years.??Other types of stress add to the problem, but are not the major cause.
Whom.?Affects men, women and children equally, mainly in Western societies where the diets are mainly refined foods, and the bodies are further weakened by chlorinated and fluoridated water, medical drugs, vaccines, air pollution and other insults to the bodies.
What they need and how to help them.??They absolutely require the correct nutrition, along with a few supplements, but not too many, and often they require much more rest.
Causes.??A delicate nervous system, along with neurosis, a faulty attitude or excessive stress of another kind, causes extreme anxiety and finally a collapse.??Copper imbalance is often prominent, contributing to anxiety, fears and emotionality.
Whom.??Mainly women over 25 with delicate nervous systems.??However, it could be anyone who cannot relax because they worry constantly, even though they may sleep a lot.
What they need and how to help them.??In addition to development, these people need the Roy Masters meditation and relaxation methods such as breathing, gentle walking or other methods to calm the mind.
Causes.??Collapse is caused by overdoing on sexual activity.
Whom:?Less common, and occurs mainly in men and a few women.
What they need and how to help them.??They are easy to help with development if they will reduce their sexual activity.
Causes.??Collapse is caused by a combination of factors.??However, the main one is being ?strung out? on a drug.??It is most often sugar or caffeine, but it could be due to marijuana, methamphetamines or others.??This leads to extra stress, confused thinking and poor quality lifestyle decisions.??After a few years of living this way, the nervous system is ?fried? or becomes overwhelmed, causing one to collapse into four lows.
Whom.??Common among some groups of Americans and Europeans, in particular.
What they need and how to help them.??They need a new lifestyle, a clean diet, no stimulants or drugs, and a four lows development program.???Progress will be slow if the body is loaded with drugs.??Sauna therapy is most helpful to remove some of them.??Advanced cases are more difficult to heal due to the poisoning of the nervous system with drugs.
Causes.??Collapse is due to inner stress from fear, starvation, disease and working too hard to survive.??This is aggravated by stress from outside the body such as frequent wars, political unrest and often outright oppression by vampire-like governments.??This results in epidemics of serious illnesses such as AIDS that further weaken the body until it collapses, often at a young age.??Most do not live long lives.
Whom.?Very common in developing nations, but it is not seen much in Western capitalist societies that are more prosperous and respect the rights of individuals and women, in particular.
What they need and how to help them.??They are quite easy to help if they could afford good food, and if they could rest, which most cannot as they are kept poor and almost in slavery by their corrupt governments.
Causes.?This occurs in some cases of multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig?s disease and others. The person is mentally very intense, and not mentally balanced.??Eventually the nervous system ?crashes? due to overwork, lack of rest, nutritional depletion and lack of mental control.
This is very different from a lack of emotional control.??Mental control has to do with resting the mind during the day instead of running it full bore all the time.??In a few cases, the person?s mentality could be described as ?loopy? meaning going in circles and without direction or much clear intent.
Whom.??Relatively rare, and seen in cases of multiple sclerosis and perhaps other mercury toxicity syndromes.
What they need and how to help them. ?This pattern may be difficult to help with development, especially in long-standing cases.??One must help the person to slow down mentally, which they do not like and/or have great difficulty with, thanks to mercury or other metal toxicity and perhaps mental problems.
(end of excerpt from the text of?Development And Hair Mineral Analysis, 2010, 2014 and 2016 editions.)
EMERGING FROM A FOUR LOWS PATTERN
????????????Adults should exit a four lows pattern into a?slow oxidizer pattern.??Rarely, a person exits into a fast oxidizer pattern.??This is called?backing out of four lows?or?coming out backwards.??It occurs during some development programs and is okay.
However, at times, if this occurs, the person will soon go back into four lows, perhaps bouncing in and out of the pattern several times, until they finally exit into slow oxidation.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO EXIT FROM A FOUR LOWS PATTERN ON A FIRST TEST?
The time required to come out of a four lows pattern varies from several months to several years.??Taking TMG and sprinkling tarragon on one?s food will help speed a person through the four lows experience.
CHILDREN WITH FOUR-LOWS ON A FIRST TEST
????????????Possible causes for four-lows on the first mineral analysis of a young child are:
The same principles of correction apply: to reduce stress of every kind, rest more, and give only a small supplement program.
For children under age 4, we only need calcium, magnesium, and either zinc or Limcomin if the Na/K ratio is low.
Children over age 3-4 may also need taurine.
Children older than 5 or 6 also need a little supplementary fish oil and perhaps supplementary vitamin D.
VARIANTS ON THE FOUR LOWS PATTERN
Recent research indicates there are variants on the four lows pattern.??They include:
Combinations.??A four lows pattern often combines with other hair analysis patterns, such as fast or slow oxidation, a bowl pattern, a double low ratio, a double high ratio, a hill (rarely), sympathetic dominance pattern, or others.
SOME CHILDREN ASSIST THEIR PARENTS OR SOMEONE ELSE BY GOING INTO A FOUR LOWS PATTERN
This is rather unusual, but now and then we see a baby or young child in a four lows pattern.??This is unusual, since it is usually an end of life pattern, and the child may not be that ill.
In these cases, the child may be assisting another person, and to this the child must be in a four lows pattern.??This is the best way for the young child to establish good rapport or resonance with the other person.??This is always a temporary situation.
III.??FOUR LOWS ON A RETEST ONLY
(In other words, the first test or tests did not show a four low pattern, and it only shows up on a retest).
????????????A celebration pattern.??If a four lows pattern shows up only on a retest hair mineral analysis when a person is following a development program, most often it has a very different meaning.
The meaning seems to be that the body goes back into the tunnel or the ?repair facility? for a process of re-planning one?s life because life is going to be extended, and life is going to be a lot healthier as well.??It is truly a celebration of life and restoration of life.
????????????An intervention. ?Four lows on a retest only is always an intervention pattern.??I am told this is rather special and means that certain beings work with the person to re-plan the rest of the earth life of the person.
????????????Resolving relationship difficulties.??Often, when a person goes into a four lows pattern on a retest only, it is to help resolve relationship issues.??Often they are with a?parent, but not always.
??????????????Some of these?issues are simple and can be resolved within a few months or even less.??Other issues are old and deep, and their resolution can take six months or more.??The duration does not matter.??One must not think that something is wrong if it takes months or a year or more to come out of a four lows pattern on a retest.
Uncommon, except with a development program.?Four lows pattern on a retest only occurs regularly on a development program, but not often otherwise.??In other words, it occurs very rarely if a person follows medical or other natural healing programs.
Analogies to help understand four lows on a retest only.??The following analogies may seem corny, but they convey the meaning of four lows pattern on a retest very well.
The supplements literally give certain souls the opportunity to refurbish the body and soul to a degree, so it can be once again released into the ocean of life.??This is called a spiritual intervention, and it is a wonderful thing.
An elimination of lead.??When the body eliminates a significant quantity of lead, one may temporarily move into a four lows pattern.
Diet and supplements for four lows on a retest.??These are generally the same as the supplement program required for a four lows on an initial hair mineral analysis.??Be sure to avoid all adrenal and thyroid hormones or support products, all vitamins B, C, E, and stimulating herbs.
Re-entering a four lows pattern several times.??This is possible.??In other words, one may enter a four lows pattern, emerge for a while, and then go back into the pattern once again.??This is perfectly okay, and apparently is just what is needed at a particular time.??Be sure to adjust the diet, lifestyle and supplement programs accordingly.
Other celebration patterns?are?the hill pattern, and?the step-down pattern or stepping into life pattern.??Another one is the?coming alive pattern?and the?up elevator pattern?on retests.??Others that are usually celebration patterns include any major increase in the oxidation rate on a retest, and, in some cases, any major improvement in the sodium/potassium ratio.??A settling down pattern may also be a celebration pattern.
In these cases, there are improvements on the hair mineral chart, although they may be subtle.??Healing is taking place, but the person is not yet out of the four lows pattern.
The program is working perfectly, but more time is needed to emerge from the four lows pattern.??So please do not be discouraged if it takes a while to emerge from the pattern as long as you are following your development program.
At times, on a retest a four lows pattern will become an even lower four lows pattern.??This means that the one or more of the macromineral levels (calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium) will decline further on a retest.
We call this?digging deeper pattern.??It?indicates that a person is delving more deeply into traumas or other blockages that caused or contributed to the four lows pattern.
This is not a problem at all.??It usually resolves on its own on the next hair tissue mineral retest.
In this common situation, a four lows pattern that is present on an initial hair test persists for several years.??This occurs even though the person follows a development program.
So far, in all cases the person is quite negative and cynical.??This seems to hold them in the four lows pattern.??The program assists them to resolve these issues.??Then this is done, the person will come out of the four lows pattern.
CORRECTION OF A FOUR LOWS PATTERN ON A FIRST TEST
Analogies to understand correction of a four lows pattern are:
Principles of correction.
However, when sodium and potassium increase, calcium and magnesium levels tend to decrease.??In those in a four lows pattern, calcium and magnesium are already low.??The body does not permit further decreases, as this would be harmful.
For this reason, programs designed to boost thyroid and adrenal glandular activity, or other ways to increase energy production, usually do not work.??The person may feel better for a time, and then crashes or just does not respond well.
Do not use thyroid replacement hormones, thyroid glandular, adrenal glandular, B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, or herbs to boost these glands.
Another analogy is rebooting or restarting a computer because it is stuck in a loop.??It is like pushing the reset button on an electrical appliance.??This is a very crude analogy, but it may be helpful.
DIET, SUPPLEMENT AND LIFESTYLE PROGRAM OUTLINE
We do not like to provide supplement recommendations without a hair mineral analysis, because at times, programs must be altered.??However, we can give the broad outline of the approach to use with supplements.
Since 2013, we have also added trimethylglycine (TMG) with excellent results.??Since 2014, we have added lysine, in some cases.
Since 2015, we have added tarragon, which can definitely help to get out of a four lows pattern.??We also added L-lysine, but only in some instances that our medical team decides upon.
The role of taurine.??Taurine in a four lows program seems to assist cell membrane function.??It is known that as we age, unmethylated phospholipids build up in the cell membranes.??These inhibit proper functioning of the cell membranes.
L-taurine (1500 milligrams daily for adults) can help reverse some of this and perhaps this helps move a person out of the four lows pattern.
Taurine may have other roles as well, such as a sedative action.
Role of lysine.??This helps in some cases of four lows pattern.??It may lower copper, which is always elevated when a four lows pattern is present.
The best ways to eat tarragon.???You can sprinkle a little dried tarragon from the spice department of a supermarket on your food.??Organically grown is not necessary.??It is also fine to cook it in with your vegetables or other food.
Another option is to buy or grow fresh tarragon, and eat a little as a cooked vegetable.
Intolerance to tarragon. Adding tarragon to one?s program can bring up a person?s issues.??Also, when a person emerges from a four lows pattern, often tarragon will cause a person not to feel well.
Some people worry about giving large amounts of these supplements.??However, we find that when one is in a four lows pattern, they are well tolerated.??As soon as one emerges from the four lows pattern, however, one will feel ill on large doses and the doses need to be reduced.
Warning: Taking stimulating supplements, or those that boost the adrenal or thyroid glands such as B-complex, vitamin C or E, adrenal or thyroid glandulars or herbs, stimulating herbs such as ginseng or others, or extra iodine other than kelp, is very harmful for a four lows program.
This is why most of our clients with a four lows pattern have had no success or only limited success from visiting conventional and holistic doctors.
Taking thyroid hormones when one is in a four lows pattern is generally harmful.??This is difficult to explain to physicians who rely upon blood tests to assess thyroid activity.??It is often true that the thyroid gland is not working properly when one is in a four lows pattern, but taking replacement thyroid hormones will not solve the underlying four lows condition, and??actually makes it worse.
We observe that many people are driven into a four lows pattern by taking thyroid replacement hormones or supplements that enhance adrenal and thyroid glandular activity.
The procedures.?These can be very helpful.??The more of the basic program one does, the faster one is likely to emerge from a four lows pattern.
THE FULL PROGRAM
Lifestyle modification is also very helpful.??This includes more rest and sleep, slowing one’s pace of life, relaxation, slow walking, deep breathing, and doing the pushing down exercise daily.
Mental/emotional correction.??Some people with a four lows pattern need to reduce worry, fear, compulsiveness, anger, cynicism and other negative emotions that stimulate the sympathetic system and block healing.
The attitude of being a victim is often present when a four lows pattern exists, especially if the sodium and potassium levels are very low.
Humor most helpful.??Those in a four lows pattern are often too intense in a way that blocks their healing.??It is a ?negative intensity? that needs to be stopped.??An excellent way to do this is to read, listen or watch a humorous movie, discussion, monologue or something else.??We strongly recommend a daily dose of humor for anyone in a four lows pattern.
Other relaxing therapies?that may help inhibit excessive sympathetic or fight-or-flight nervous system activity include massage, gentle chiropractic, or other bodywork such as Rolfing or structural integration.
Relaxing and happy music can also be very helpful.??One example is a song on Youtube called?Chick Corea and Gary Burton ? Armando?s Rumba.??Play it over and over, as it has a happy, relaxed feeling about it.
USE OF SCREAMING TO HELP ONE LEAVE A FOUR LOWS PATTERN
????????????This is an unusual method to assist a person to get out of a four lows hair mineral analysis pattern.??It has worked in some cases:
It must be a loud scream.??If it is done correctly, it will often help the person get out of a four lows pattern.??If it is not done loud enough, then repeat it until it is very loud.
TROUBLE-SHOOTING CORRECTIVE PROGRAMS
Adverse effects of four lows programs.??At times, high doses to calcium, magnesium and zinc can make the four-lows individual more tired for a while.??It is wise to warn clients of this possibility.??If the fatigue is very annoying, the dosages may be reduced slightly.??However, slowing down is often needed to come out of a four lows pattern.
Rarely, someone gets diarrhea from all the magnesium in a four lows supplement program.??In this case, reduce the magnesium component of the program only.??This is surprisingly rare, however, indicating that these individuals must require enormous amounts of magnesium when in this metabolic condition.
ONLY ONE LAB RECOGNIZES A FOUR LOWS MINERAL PATTERN
At this time, the only hair mineral testing laboratory that recognizes a four lows pattern is Analytical Research Laboratory.??This is an important problem if one uses other labs because recognizing a four lows pattern is very important.
MOST PEOPLE WITH A FOUR LOWS PATTERN HAVE BEEN TO NUMEROUS DOCTORS
Most have also had many tests, and followed several healing programs without success.??The reason for this is that a four lows pattern requires a special program, and it is a reversal of what is required for slow oxidation, for example.
OTHER TESTING FOR A FOUR LOWS PATTERN
I am often asked if one can identify a four lows pattern from blood or urine tests.??So far, this has not been possible.
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, one cannot identify a four lows pattern from a hair mineral test performed by a laboratory that washes the hair at the lab.??Most hair testing labs in America and around the world wash the hair before measuring its mineral content.
Washing the hair always washes out some of the water soluble minerals, including sodium and potassium.??The amount removed tends to be erratic, so assessing a four lows pattern becomes very difficult.
VERY HIGH FOUR HIGHS PATTERN ? THE HIGH TUNNEL PATTERN
A hair analysis pattern that is related to a four lows pattern is a high?Four Highs Pattern.??This pattern is present when all four of the macrominerals ? calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium ? are well above their idea values.
Calcium must be greater than about 320 mg%, magnesium greater than about 30 mg%, sodium greater than about 125 mg%, and potassium is greater than about 50 mg%.??These values are not perfectly precise, as are the criteria for four lows.
This pattern is similar to a four lows pattern in that:
The differences between the high tunnel and the four lows patterns are:
By Dr L Wilson