This is a very interesting hair mineral analysis pattern.??I call it the?lifestyle pattern, or?out of integrity pattern.
Definition.??The pattern is present whenever the calcium/magnesium ratio in a hair sample that has not been washed at the laboratory is greater than 13.5:1.??The higher the ratio above 13.5, the more important is the imbalance.
Basic meaning.??When this pattern is present on an initial or a retest hair analysis, it indicates that something in a person?s lifestyle or outer life is interfering with health.
Basic causes.?Situations that cause this pattern are somewhat different in adults and in children.
In adults, the causes are:
– Job or career problems.
– Close relationship difficulties, such as remaining in a marriage when one should leave, or not being willing to work on the marriage to improve it.
– Drug use, including any use of marijuana.??Social drinking of alcohol, however, does not cause the pattern.??This seems unusual, but it is true.??This is one reason I cannot ever recommend the use of pot or CBD oil.
– Homosexuality in men or women causes it.
– A bad attitude, usually a negative attitude about life.
In children, causes are:
– Family or parent-related issues.??A common one is a bad attitude of a child toward his parents.??Child abuse will also cause the pattern.
– School problems.
History.?This pattern was discovered after Dr. Paul Eck?s passing in 1996.??We have observed it many hundreds of times, since then.
When the calcium/magnesium ratio is above about 13.5 on an initial hair mineral analysis, the following appears to be the case:
It is possible that the carbohydrates are excessive and one is exceeding one?s carbohydrate tolerance, but the spiritual defensiveness pattern means far more than this.
It does not occur with the use of prescription medicine, however.??It also does not occur with the use of alcohol, in most cases.
Note that spiritual defensiveness pattern may not show up on an initial hair mineral test, and may only be revealed on retests.??This is discussed below.
This can be a good sign on a retest, although it will unbalance the calcium/magnesium ratio temporarily.
A somewhat related understanding is that one is expending too much energy in some way, but not getting much in return.
PASSIVE AND ACTIVE DEFENSIVENESS
Defensiveness can be:
Active.??This is an active resistance to change, perhaps with denial or running away to avoid change.??It can be due to ignorance, laziness, fear, resentment or inertia.??It is common, especially as one ages and tires out.
Passive.??This is simply holding on to an attitude or idea from the past.??The attitude may have served in the past, but no longer serves one.
This is an aspect of?living in the past?and not wanting to change.??It is a kind of?inertia of the personality?that often sets in as one gets older, in particular, although it can occur even in a child.??One simply does what one has always done, or thinks as one has always thought.??This amounts to defensiveness even if one is not?trying?to defend one?s lifestyle or attitude.
Either way, if the pattern persists, it can eventually cause burnout and a four lows pattern.??The body gets completely worn out from doing something that is useless and harmful, even if it seems to be okay.
HEALING SPIRITUAL DEFENSIVENESS
A nutritional balancing program often helps this pattern by improving a person?s adaptive energy and healing old traumas that can hold a person in an old lifestyle pattern.
Pointing out the presence of the pattern is also very useful for our clients.??It can often help one to realize that something in one?s life is out of integrity and not working well.
Dr. Eck felt that the calcium/magnesium ratio has to do with?pretending or pretentiousness.??One may be pretending or imagining that a situation is correct or good when, in fact, it is not.
A STUBBORN WILL
????????????Pretending is an act of will and ego stubbornness in which one wishes something were a certain way, so one just assumes that is the way it is, even though it is not true.??This is a common human trait.
Spiritual defensive pattern can be about a stubborn will that is being misused to defend or protect an attitude or other lifestyle factor or attitude.
NOTHING IS HOLDING YOU BACK BUT YOURSELF
??When a spiritual defensiveness pattern shows up, it means that nothing is really holding you back from changing your situation.??One may say, ?but I have to stay in this relationship, or I have to stay in this job?.??However, the pattern usually indicates that, in fact, one can now leave the situation without serious consequences.
There may?seem?to be factors holding the person in the situation, but at the deepest level there is nothing holding the person to it and one can move on, and needs to move on.
????????????Sometimes one may need to be in a situation, a job, a relationship, or one may even need an illness for some reason such as to learn some type of lesson.??The spiritual defensiveness pattern seems to indicate that the situation or attitude is no longer needed.??Perhaps the lesson, or debt has been completed or resolved.
OTHER, MORE SUBTLE ASPECTS OF THE PATTERN
????????????Movement?means how a person tends to feel when in this pattern.??The feeling of spiritual defensiveness pattern is that one is stuck in a lifestyle situation.??One may also feel as though one is getting ready to exit or leave the situation.
??????????????Oxidation rate.??Spiritual defensiveness is most commonly associated with a?slow oxidation rate.??It is a yin pattern, which is commonly associated with slow oxidation.??However, the pattern rarely occurs with fast oxidation rate, four lows, four highs, three highs or three lows pattern.
????????????Combined with a calcium shell pattern.??This is rather common.??Together, spiritual defensiveness and a calcium shell form another pattern called.?extreme lifestyle stress.??If the latter is combined with a low potassium level, it is another pattern called?wasting one?s time.??All this can help one understand the pattern.
Energy centers.?It may be associated with problems of the third energy center.??This center has to do with beliefs, attitudes and control over one?s life.??This energy center is weak in many people.
A bowl pattern.??An elevated calcium/magnesium ratio is half of a?Bowl Pattern.??Reading about the bowl pattern will help you understand spiritual defensiveness.??In acupuncture, a bowl pattern is a yin and blood deficiency, which has to do with impaired nutrition.
Part of a double high ratio pattern, and a step down pattern. ?A spiritual defensive pattern is sometimes part of these other important hair analysis patterns.
??????????????A spiritual defensiveness pattern may be associated with another curious and newer observed phenomenon.??At times, a life situation that is not working well will cause?a depression of the hair magnesium level.
????????????Physiologically, I do not know why this occurs.??A psychological or more metaphysical reason is that magnesium, as an element, is?bright and shining.??It is possible that when a person remains with an attitude or lifestyle that is not appropriate, somehow it ?dims one?s light ?, and this is associated with a lowering of the tissue magnesium level in relation to the calcium level.
LIVING A LIE
This is a name given to a calcium/magnesium ratio greater than about 40.??This is a subject of research.
CORRECTION OF THE PATTERN AND ?GETTING HELP?
When the Ca/mg ratio begins to normalize on a retest hair mineral test?when the hair has not been washed at the laboratory, meaning it dips below 13.5, and especially if the magnesium level increases by a factor or two or more (doubles, for instance), it can mean that a person has received some spiritual help called an intervention.
I know this is sounds a bit esoteric, but it seems to be true.??Usually, one also lets go of a harmful attitude or other lifestyle factor at this time.
I believe the drastic rise in the magnesium levels that can occur with this is actually an elimination of a less beneficial form of magnesium in the body, and its replacement with a better form of magnesium that powers or activates thousands of enzymes better, leading to improved health.
?By way of reference, Dr. Eck called the calcium/magnesium ratio the?blood sugar ratio.??He found that when this ratio is between about 10 and 12, one is exceeding one?s carbohydrate tolerance.??This means one is eating more carbohydrates than are optimal.
Exceeding one?s tolerance.??The ratio is not about a specific amount of dietary carbohydrate, because this varies from person to person.??It is about exceeding one?s tolerance level.??For one person, this may mean a lot of carbohydrate foods, whereas another person may not be able to eat nearly as much carbohydrate without exceeding his or her tolerance for this food.
A diabetic trend.??He also felt that a calcium/magnesium ratio greater than 12 was a diabetic trend.??However, I have not been able to confirm this.
It is rare that I alter one of Dr. Eck?s discoveries.??However, in this case I use 9.5 to 13.5 as the indicator for exceeding one?s carbohydrate tolerance.??A ratio greater than 13.5 is spiritual defensive, not diabetes.