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In this report, you will find a detailed review of the significant hair analysis patterns on your mineral analysis chart.
Hair Analysis is a compelling method of viewing your mineral makeup in the present. What many people are unaware of is that your cells are the powerhouses of the body. Blood, on the other hand, is a buffered system, meaning that the body has to keep it in balance as much as possible. Therefore, when toxins accumulate, the body tends to remove these quickly from the blood and shunt them into the cells. As a result, by analyzing the cells we are able to not only see the health of the cells, but we can get a good understanding of the toxic metal build up in the body that is often challenging to ascertain from other testing methods.
However, there's more. Not only can we view toxic metal accumulation, but we can also see a plethora of other very interesting and important patterns that can aid us in creating a powerful healing program.
We can study things like the metabolic rate, blood sugar and carbohydrate imbalances, energy production, the health of the adrenal and thyroid glands, and many more. We can also see things like unhealthy personality tendencies, lifestyle imbalances, a tendency to overthink, whether someone is in a chronic fight or flight response, and even whether people have a more spiritual orientation to life. In-fact the more we learn about the mineral makeup of the body, the more patterns we discover.
We have discovered 100's of Hair Analysis Patterns assessing the degree of health on the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and even lifestyle levels.
Please read this report carefully, and we wish you well on your journey to health and happiness.
Welcome to the retest notes section. The best way to look at retests is to see them as 'the next step.' Improvements come in many shapes and sizes, and even tiny changes on a Hair Mineral Analysis test can mean big things. It's best not to read too much into the test without speaking to a professional. Sometimes people think they have not made many improvements, yet they have. Remember, the test needs to be read as a story and as a whole, targetting down on one number like the copper level, for example, is not the best way to view retests.
Retests are critical checkpoints on a program, we do retests to see how the body chemistry has changed over a certain period. Sometimes, there are significant changes on a test; sometimes there are little, the most important thing is that you are moving forward and even getting a retest in the first place is a big step forward.
Some people feel worse when their retest comes through. Most of the time this is because people are detoxing and heaving healing reactions (Herxheimer reactions). At times this is because the program needs changing. One may have switched metabolic types, or a mineral ratio has flipped. In these cases, old supplements are no longer serving an individual (because often they have done their job) so new supplements are needed or a change in the diet is required in order to balance out a persons mineral levels further.
As mentioned above people often are 'dumping' a lot of heavy metals which is causing them not to feel good. Again, this is actually a positive sign as we want the metals to come out of the body. A large nickel dump for example on a test will often be the reason why someone may have been having negative thought patterns recently and even suicidal thoughts. This can make people think the program isn't working. It tends to put a person much more at ease when they realize it's not them with the bad thoughts, instead it was caused by a metal release, in this case, nickel.
Sometimes it may appear people have not had much progress. Often, in reality, they have underneath; we can see this from slight changes on the test. Other people may have had a very stressful period in their life where their bodies energy was used up elsewhere. For some, they may not have committed too well to certain aspects of the program, and it could be holding them back a little. Whatever the situation is, as we say, all we care about is 'the next step,' and that is what's most important.
Any pattern that is in an ORANGE color and has a sunshine icon (like above), we call POSITIVE patterns. If you have a positive pattern on an initial hair test usually this is because one feels optimistic about starting a program and/or something in their life is going in a positive direction for them.
However, poitive patterns are the most important on retests. Please focus on these patterns as they are strong indicators of great positive changes in healing and development.
Because positive patterns can be HTMA patterns, single minerals, toxic metals dumps and others they are spread out within the report. Please look out for them.
The Calcium/ Magnesium ratio on a hair mineral analysis can yield a lot of extremely valuable information. It is one of the most important ratios on a hair mineral chart.
There is a lot of information one can generate from the Calcium/Magnesium ratio such as cell solubility, bowel function, glandular interaction, and more. However, one of the most important points we can garner from the ratio is the current level of sugar and carbohydrate tolerance the individual can handle. This is accurate up to a ratio of about 13:5. Above a ratio of 13:5 we have found that this is more of an indicator of lifestyle stress.
For much more information on this fascinating ratio please read the article.
In general, the Calcium/Magnesium ratio is called the sugar ratio. A healthy ratio is a good sign that your body is currently tolerating your sugar intake well at the moment.
Dr. Eck called the Calcium/Magnesium ratio the sugar and carbohydrate tolerance ratio because a high ratio, he felt, indicated that a person was eating excessive carbohydrates in the diet. These foods include most fruits, juices, sweets, starches, grains, dried beans, and a few vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams. Milk is also a very sweet food.
Overeating on these “fuel” foods can imbalance the delicate ratio between body structure and body movement or solubility. In most people, overeating on carbohydrates involves eating white flour and refined sugar, both of which have had most of their magnesium stripped away.
An important note about this diet-related ratio. One person may “tolerate” many more carbohydrates than another. Thus, the calcium/magnesium ratio is not a measure of the exact quantity of carbohydrates in the diet. That which is too much for one person may be perfectly fine for another person whose carbohydrate tolerance is higher due to better health or other factors.
Some people, unfortunately, eat too much of the carbohydrates on the healing program, these can include, blue corn chips, millet, goat's milk, and vegetables like beetroot and sweet potatoes.
For some people their carbohydrate level is so sensitive that even some other vegetables cause sugar tolerance issues, these can include carrots, peas, swede/rutabaga, corn, cassava and more. This link is has a good table of high carbohydrate vegetable foods, if you are struggling you may want to read this table and see if there are any you may be able to cut down.
A low Calcium/Magnesium ratio can mean a few different things. You can see some of them below.
1. A low Calcium/Magnesium Ratio is related to blood sugar issues.
2. Supplementing Magnesium without balancing out Calcium can create a low Ca/Mg ratio.
3. Living in “a tizzy”. Other words for this are panicky, confused, disoriented, “freaked out”, or even somewhat hysterical. There is often intense rage or acute anger.
3. Not coping well due to not enough buffer elements. To the person with a Ca/Mg less than about 4, life does not make sense. There is not enough of the buffer or damper element, calcium, to handle one’s life situation in the world.
4. A need to move on. Like the high Calcium/Magnesium ratio, there is a need to move on. Only with the low calcium/magnesium ratio, the situation or lifestyle factor has become so problematic, annoying or harmful, that it can lead to an attitude of wanting to die. This means that a low Calcium/Magnesium ratio is perhaps more of a problem than a high Calcium/Magnesium ratio. It is definitely more acute, in this regard.
This is a very interesting hair mineral analysis pattern. It is often called the lifestyle stress, spiritual defensiveness, 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 severe and therefore important the imbalance is.
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. This could be a job, relationship or living space that is not currently in alignment with one's deeper feelings.
Often when a job is changed or a relationship has improved or sometimes ended the person comes out of a lifetyle pattern.
It is fascinating how a hair mineral analysis test can sometimes tell you about whether something outside of yourself is not in alignment with your true self. This is one of them amazing patterns.
An improvement in this ration means that there has been an improvement in the lifestyle area that has been holding you back however it has not been fully transformed.
It is good to look at problems with jobs, relationships, living environments, and other external things and to try and fix them in order to fully come out of this pattern.
A lifestyle stress pattern appears on a properly performed Hair Mineral Analysis test when the Calcium/Magnesium ratio is above 13.5
A lifestyle stress pattern means that there is something going on in a persons external life that is not working out well for them. Often this is a job that they are working at but in reality it is not good for them, it can also be a relationship or where you life.
It is an indicator that someones inner space or soul is not happy with the current situation but the person is going along with it.
It can be difficult for a person to leave these difficult situations. This is often the reason why people cannot leave i the first place. They are always like boulders however that hold people down. It may be hard to release the boulder but when a person does it always improves their life for the better and frees them from whatever shackles they were in before, both physically and spiritually.
This is an improvement in ones lifestyle factor or external world indicates an improvement of something outside of yourself that is no longer affecting you. This is often a relationship, a job or perhaps where you live or other lifestyle issues.
It is a great pattern and means whatever has changed in your lifestyle has changed for the better!
The Sodium/ Potassium ratio is arguably the most important ratio on a hair mineral analysis chart. It is the vitality ratio. It could also be called the electrical ratio and internal ratio.
It can help measure many things including.
Adrenal strength- Low Na/K= Low Adrenal Strength. High Na/K= Showing Increased Adrenal Strength.
Electrical Potential of cells. Low Na/K= A discharging of electrical potential. A High Na/K= Higher electrical charging or potential of cells.
Yin & Yang indicator. Low Na/K= More Yin. High Na/K= More Yang.
A movement indicator. Low Na/K= Slowing of movement forward, exhaustion, and reversal of movement. High Na/K= Forward momentum, forward-thinking, more future-orientated.
And many more!
A balanced Na/K in general means you are balanced in the indicators above. Please see the article to read much more about the sodium/potassium ratio.
Sodium and potassium are mainly regulated by the adrenal hormone's aldosterone and cortisol. A high
Sodium/ Potassium ratio on a hair analysis is an indicator of a relatively greater secretion of aldosterone (sodium) in relation to cortisol (potassium). The adrenal glands, in general, are overworking, it is preferred to see a test with a high Na/K ratio than low. It is a sign of some adrenal strength.
A high Na/K generally represents a more forward-thinking, future-orientated person. It is certainly more favorable than a low Na/K. However, a high sodium/potassium ratio, however, is associated with several conditions, including acute stress, inflammation, and sometimes a zinc or magnesium deficiency.
This pattern also may indicate the emotion of anger, or an aggressive personality.
Other symptoms may include water retention, edema, and perhaps a higher blood pressure or a labile or fluctuating blood pressure due to water retention and/or kidney stress. These are among the prominent physical symptoms that come with higher aldosterone levels in relation to cortisol, for example.
In order to lower and balance a high Na/K ratio you use Zinc. Many people mistakenly always take zinc. However this can make a person feel worse if they already have a low Na/K ratio.
You have a healthy Sodium/Potassium Ratio.
You have a healthy Sodium/ Potassium Ratio however it is at the upper end of the healthy range. You may therefore be experiencing some inflammation, anger, and acute stress..
You are like to have some of the symptoms related to a high Na/K ratio like inflammation, anger and acute stress.
It is quite likely you have some of the symptoms related to a high Na/K ratio like inflammation, anger and acute stress.
It is highly likely you have some of the symptoms related to a high Na/K ratio like inflammation, anger and acute stress.
This ratio is very high, and it is likely you have some of the symptoms related to a high Na/K ratio like inflammation, anger and acute stress.
When the sodium/potassium ratio is above 12, it is an indicator for liver and kidney stress in some cases.
This is a mild low Na/K ratio. You may experience some symptoms of a low Na/K ratio like fatigue, blood sugar imbalance, kidney stress, liver stress, cardiovascular stress, and emotional symptoms like frustration, resentment and hostility
A low Na/K ratio. You may be experiencing symptoms of a low Na/K ratio like fatigue, blood sugar imbalance, kidney stress, liver stress, cardiovascular stress, and emotional symptoms like frustration, resentment and hostility
You are likely experiencing symptoms of a low Na/K ratio like fatigue, blood sugar imbalance, kidney stress, liver stress, cardiovascular stress, and emotional symptoms like frustration, resentment and hostility
A very low Na/K can make you feel stuck as if you are in a hole. There can be a lot of depression and feelings of apathy.
It is highly likely you are experiencing symptoms of a low Na/K ratio like fatigue, blood sugar imbalance, kidney stress, liver stress, cardiovascular stress, and emotional symptoms like frustration, resentment and hostility
An unbalanced sodium/potassium ratio can cause a plethora of symptoms. An improvement in this ratio is a great sign.
This is seen as a positive shift, signs of forward momentum and thinking.
The calcium/potassium ratio is one of the very important ratios on a hair mineral analysis. Hair must not be washed at the laboratory at all for accurate mineral readings.
Dr. Paul Eck called this ratio the thyroid ratio. He used it to help determine the oxidation rate.
Thyroid glandular activity lowers calcium in the body. This is well known in medicine. Potassium sensitizes the tissues to thyroid hormone.
A ratio greater than 4:1 indicates a reduced thyroid effect and is part of the criteria for slow oxidation. A ratio less than 4:1 is an indicator for excessive thyroid effect and is part of the criteria for fast oxidation.
An elevated Calcium/ Potassium ratio is an indicator of reduced thyroid function.
A low Calcium/ Potassium ratio is an indicator of an excessive thyroid function.
This is a great sign that your thyroid gland is speeding up into a more balanced level. You will usually feel a degree of improved energy because of this.
Your previously underactive thyroid has slowed down further. This is not necessarily a bad sign it can be due to many factors involved with deeper healing and rest.
This is a great sign that your thyroid gland is slowing down into a more balanced level.
Your previously overactive thyroid has increased further. This is not necessarily a sign of 'getting worse', it can be due to a release of toxic potassium, an increase of the oxidation rate due to metal release and others.
The oxidation rate in simple terms means how quickly your body burns food, or how fast it converts food into energy. It is similar to metabolism. There are three types of oxidation rate. Slow, fast, and mixed. Extreme slow and extreme fast is not a healthy metabolism to be in. Most adults should be slow oxidizers, and most babies are fast. A healthy oxidation rate is mild slow, or mild fast. One of the biggest aims of the Nutritional Balancing Program is to balance out the oxidation rate. By doing so, energy is released consistently over a long period which means the person is much more stable, healthier and happier.
If someone's oxidation rate is too slow, they feel very fatigued, lethargic, depressed, and often have malaise. They also often have sugar cravings, constipation, dry skin, and other problems. It is characterized by weak adrenal and thyroid glands which often causes many of their symptoms.
If someone's oxidation rate is too fast, often the opposite occurs but in a very unhealthy way. A person's body is running too fast or too rich. It is like driving down the highway right over in the fast lane. It causes anxiety, irritability, paranoia, inability to feel relaxed, and other problems. Fast oxidizers have a tendency towards inflammation, high blood pressure, oily skin, and frequent bowel movements. Fast oxidation is characterized by an overactivity of the adrenal and thyroid glands.
Mixed Oxidation means the body sometimes acts like a slow oxidizer and sometimes acts like a fast oxidizer. Often it is a transitory period and the individual will either fall into slow or stay in fast.
Mild slow oxidation is a good oxidation rate you may experience some mild symptoms of slow oxidation below.
Symptoms. Those with a slow oxidation rate tend to be tired, apathetic, depressed, and even despairing and suicidal if their oxidation rate is very slow. Some are emotional as their copper level rises. Some are also anxious, although fatigue and depression are more common. Many use stimulant foods, drugs, or other methods to keep going.
Their blood sugar and blood pressure tend to be low, at least until later in life when they can develop arteriosclerosis and diabetes, which raise these levels. They are often cold and do not sweat easily. Their brains often work slowly, and many have brain fog, spacey thinking, and slower thinking.
They usually have dry skin and dry hair, and many complain of constipation. They often gain weight on the hips and legs, while the upper body may be smaller. Most have underactive thyroid glands, especially women. They are prone to osteoporosis, cancer, infections, skin problems, and many other health conditions.
Symptoms: Those with a slow oxidation rate tend to be tired, apathetic, depressed, and even despairing and suicidal if their oxidation rate is very slow. Some are emotional as their copper level rises. Some are also anxious, although fatigue and depression are more common. Many use stimulant foods, drugs, or other methods to keep going.
It is very likely you are experiencing symptoms of slow oxidation listed below.
Mild fast oxidation is not a bad oxidation; a good oxidation type is mild slow or mild fast. However, adults are usually in slow oxidation, so it may be an indicator of some slight stress; you may have mild symptoms of fast oxidation written below.
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.
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.
You have symptoms of both slow and fast oxidation, it is not necessarily a "bad" oxidation rate but we would prefer either mild slow oxidation or mild fast oxidation
This pattern is defined as an increase in four or more of the toxic metal or certain other readings. The four may include iron, copper, manganese, chromium and/or selenium providing these increase into a toxic range for the mineral.
This is a great sign and is classed as a joy pattern.
Pivot patterns are very positive indicators.
All pivot patterns indicate a turnaround in a person’s thinking. They are not lifestyle patterns, but rather have to do with gaining insight, which results in a shift in one’s understanding.
- A right pivot involves a turnaround and improvement in one’s own moral values. It is also a slowing of the oxidation rate if it involves the first four minerals on the chart or first tetra.
- A left pivot involves a turnaround in one’s understanding of others, usually one’s family members. It is also associated with a faster oxidation rate if it involves the first four minerals or first tetra.
A double 3up pattern means 3 of the first 4 minerals on a hair analysis sheet have increased and 3 of the second 4 minerals have also increased
This is a positive pattern and is similar to a coming alive pattern, just not as strong.
Congratulations, you are no longer in a calcium shell, this is a sign of excellent improvement in your health.
People who emerge from a calcium shell often feel like they are literally 'come out of their shell,' they tend to be more present in the world and can have a feeling of more outgoingness and joy.
A 4 Low pattern on a retest is a celebration pattern. It is a sign of deep healing. A time for extra rest and rejuvenation while your body, mind, and spirit go through a deep retracing period.
It is important not to feel down or depressed that one has gone into four lows on a retest, this is completely different from a four lows pattern on an initial test. It is a great sign that the body is healing itself on deep levels.
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.
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.
A type of stalled transition pattern from fast to slow oxidation in most cases. This means that the person was formerly in fast oxidation, but the body cannot sustain the fast oxidation. As a result, the sodium and potassium levels have fallen below the ideal levels.
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.
5. A possible H-P-A Axis Disconnect or “Disengagement Of the Gearshift” Pattern. The four lows pattern can represent a type of imbalance that affects what is called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis or H-P-A axis.
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.
6. A separate metabolic type. While it is true that a person with four lows on the initial hair analysis can be a fast, mixed or slow metabolic type, Dr. Eck believed that four lows is actually a separate metabolic type. This means that it has qualities and supplement requirements all its own, independent of whether the calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium levels indicate a state of fast, mixed or slow oxidation.
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.
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. It is a good sign of deeper healing and reguvination as the body works through old layers, traumas and patterns to heal.
Sodium has a close connection to the adrenal output an improvement in this mineral aslong as its below the ideal level is a sign of adrenal improvement.
Although you are still in sympathetic dominance it has improved which is a great sign.
OUT OF FOUR LOWS!! - GREAT WORK - You're out of four lows. You have successfully navigated through a deep healing and retracing process.
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.
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.
There is nothing 'good' or 'bad' about this situation it is just what the body needs to do at the time in order to heal.
This is an increase in all or almost all of the toxic metal readings on a retest hair analysis. This is also considered an excellent healing pattern.
All 4 of the first four macrominerals have increased on a retest.
Coming alive pattern indicates more energy, in general, and an awakening or significant enhancement of the adaptive energy of a person.
It is considered a positive change pattern on a retest. Often, the people report feeling more energetic, and symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion, and perhaps depression, may improve.
Definition. This pattern is said to be present on a retest mineral analysis whenever the levels of all four of the macrominerals – calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium - rise on a retest. It is also present, to a lesser degree, when 1, 2 or 3 macrominerals increase on a retest, providing the other macrominerals remain the same as on the previous test.
It is considered a positive change pattern on a retest. Often, the client reports feeling more energetic, and symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion, and perhaps depression, may improve.
Definition. This pattern is said to be present on a retest mineral analysis whenever the levels of all four of the macrominerals – calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium - rise on a retest. It is also present, to a lesser degree, when 1, 2 or 3 macrominerals increase on a retest, providing the other macrominerals remain the same as on the previous test.
COMING ALIVE PATTERN
Coming alive pattern x4 on the second four means that all four of the second quadrant of minerals; iron, copper, manganese and zinc have all increased. The meaning is similar to the coming alive pattern on the first four minerals; calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The first four minerals are said to be how one feels and how health is being represented in the present. The second four minerals are said to be the layer of health underneath the first four, ready to 'come out'.
The definition of a coming alive is that it indicates more energy, in general, and an awakening or significant enhancement of the adaptive energy of a person.
Coming alive pattern x3 on the second four means that three of the second quadrant of minerals; iron, copper, manganese and zinc have increased. The meaning is similar to the coming alive pattern on the first four minerals; calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The first four minerals are said to be how one feels and how health is being represented in the present. The second four minerals are said to be the layer of health underneath the first four, ready to 'come out'.
It is considered a positive change pattern on a retest. Often, you feel more energetic, and symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion, and perhaps depression, may improve.
Coming alive pattern x2 on the second four means that two of the second quadrant of minerals; iron, copper, manganese and zinc have increased on a retest considering the other two have stayed the same. The meaning is similar to the coming alive pattern on the first four minerals; calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The first four minerals are said to be how one feels and how health is being represented in the present. The second four minerals are said to be the layer of health underneath the first four, ready to 'come out'.
Coming alive pattern x1 on the second four means that one of the second quadrant of minerals; iron, copper, manganese and zinc have increased on a retest considering the other three have stayed the same. The meaning is similar to the coming alive pattern on the first four minerals; calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The first four minerals are said to be how one feels and how health is being represented in the present. The second four minerals are said to be the layer of health underneath the first four, ready to 'come out'.
This pattern is present on a retest hair mineral analysis whenever the levels of all four of the macrominerals – calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium – decrease on a retest. It is also present, to a lesser degree, when 1, 2 or 3 macrominerals decrease on a retest, provided the other macrominerals remain the same as on the previous test.
This pattern indicates a relaxation of the body in a curious way. It is as though the person settles in for the long haul, and is more stable in his or her health. Often, with this pattern in the macrominerals, there is an elimination in progress of the amigos (iron, manganese, aluminum, nickel, chromium, for example), or in some other toxic metals such as copper or cadmium.
Settling down pattern is considered a very positive health indicator.
Variants. These include:
1. The pattern can be mild or more extreme. It is mild if the mineral levels decrease just a little. The pattern is more dramatic if the numbers all decrease significantly. Both are excellent.
Super Settling. The definition of this pattern is when all four macrominerals decrease 50% or more on a retest mineral analysis. It is more intense than just a settling down pattern.
2. Double settling down is a settling down pattern on the first four macrominerals, and a settling down on the second four minerals on an ARL chart (iron, copper, manganese and zinc).
3. One can settle down into four lows. This is usually a healing four lows pattern, and very good.
A super settling down is a more intense settling down pattern.
This pattern is present on a retest hair mineral analysis whenever the levels of all of the second four macrominerals – iron, copper, manganese and zinc – decrease on a retest. It is also present, to a lesser degree, when 1, 2 or 3 macrominerals decreases on a retest, provided the other macrominerals remain the same as on the previous test.
This pattern indicates a relaxation of the body in a curious way. It is as though the person settles in for the long haul, and is more stable in his or her health.
This pattern is present on a retest hair mineral analysis whenever the levels of three of the second four macrominerals – iron, copper, manganese and zinc – decrease on a retest considering the other 1 stays the same. It is also present, to a lesser degree, when 1 or 2 macrominerals decreases on a retest, provided the other macrominerals remain the same as on the previous test.
The first four minerals are said to be how one feels and how health is being represented in the present. The second four minerals are said to be the layer of health underneath the first four, ready to 'come out'.
This pattern is present on a retest hair mineral analysis whenever the levels of two of the second four macrominerals – iron, copper, manganese and zinc – decrease on a retest considering the other 2 stays the same. It is also present, to a lesser degree, when 1 macrominerals decreases on a retest, provided the other macrominerals remain the same as on the previous test.
This pattern is present on a retest hair mineral analysis whenever the level of one of the second four macrominerals – iron, copper, manganese and zinc – decrease on a retest considering the other 3 stays the same.
Your copper is raising, copper elimination symptoms are often very varied.
Common symptoms when copper pours into the blood stream on its way out of the body can include headaches and skin rashes such as acne, pimples and others. The rash can be anywhere on the body, though the most common locations are the face, head, neck and trunk areas.
Other common symptoms are fatigue or its opposite, a kind of anxious, wound up feeling in which the mind can race and one has trouble sleeping, resting or even just slowing down. One may also feel nausea, impaired appetite, and possibly some other digestive disturbances such as some diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating. Some also have a flare-up of an infection, a cold or flu symptoms.
An interesting symptom in men is testicular pain and/or tenderness. It can come on suddenly and can be severe, so the man does not even want to sit down. Fortunately, it usually passes in a few hours or perhaps a day.
Younger women may experience changes in their menstrual cycle, or they may have more menstrual symptoms as copper is removed. Some women will have shorter cycles for a while, which will eventually even out again when the copper elimination is over. An interesting observation is that if a young woman’s menstrual period does not coincide with the full moon, as copper becomes more balanced, the period will often change over a few months and begin to coincide with the moon cycle.
This pattern is associated with intense fear and perhaps suicidal thoughts.
When we see a zinc level this high it is usually an abnormal reading.
This usually happens when someone is using 'Head and Shoulders Shampoo'. Please stop using this shampoo if possible.
High zinc can be related to: iron deficiency anemia, diarrhea, nausea, depression.
Elevated hair zinc level is commonly due to a loss of zinc from the body tissues. In these cases zinc supplements will often be recommended.
Zinc levels may appear high to compensate for copper toxicity. High zinc can be an indicator of hidden copper toxicity.
Cadmium toxicity can cause a zinc reading to appear high.
“amigo dump” –iron, manganese, aluminum all dumping. The amigos or irritants are oxidants in the body
and can cause any imaginable symptom
Dumping these can cause a huge amount of symptoms, in general. Aluminum causes a lot of forgetfulness and brain numbness. Iron can cause anger and irritability, and manganese can literally make you feel 'mad.' Combining these three things together can feel turbulent at times, but it is very good to get them out!!
Increased vitality indicator and improved protein synthesis.
This pattern is called perking up. It indicates an improvement in the rate of biosynthesis or protein synthesis.
If the phosphorus level rises 5 mg% or more, it is a new person pattern. This is a great pattern.
We call this 'gathering firewood' on a retest. The body is literally preparing itself or as we say 'gathering firewood' for deeper healing.
Aluminum is called the soft in the head mineral because it is associated with memory loss and dementia. Aluminum is a soft metal and a dangerous one. It is very common in the environment, and almost everyone shows some aluminum toxicity on their hair tests.
Usually when you are dumping aluminium you can get forgetful. This will pass when the aluminium has been removed from the system.
Lead is called the horror mineral because it is associated with violence, lowered IQ, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, and many other neurological problems. Lead is a widely distributed toxic metal due to its many uses in industry.
Mercury may be called the mad hatters mineral. People who made raccoon skin hats in the mid 1800s in America and Europe developed mercury toxicity after a few years from rubbing mercury on felt to soften it. Many became mentally and emotionally deranged after a few years of working in the hat factories.
Dental fillings. “Silver” dental amalgam fillings are usually about half mercury. I would have them replaced if you have them, as the mercury will slowly leach out of them and into your body.
Hundreds of symptoms may be due to chronic mercury toxicity. The organ most affected is often the brain, and children suffer the most from many mercury-related disorders. Mercury may be a factor in increasing birth defect rates, autism and other developmental delays, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxieties, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive behavior, panic attacks, neuroses and paresthesias.
We call arsenic the slow death mineral because it causes rather vague symptoms that slowly poison a person. It affects the brain significantly, and perhaps should be called the dullness mineral because it causes mental dullness and apathy.
When you have high arsenic you feel sense of 'darkness' and 'numbness' towards life. It also causes weakness, fatigue and malaise. It is quite insidious.
We call cadmium the macho mineral, and it is one of the violent elements. Cadmium toughens the tissues and hardens the arteries.
It also hardens the personality. Like lead, it is an older male mineral that is associated with macho behavior, violence and horror.
This is called the depression and suicide mineral, as it is associated with these feelings and symptoms.
Nickel may also cause a person to be “attached” or abnormally dependent on others. It may have this effect by weakening the body or brain in a particular way.
Components of the pattern. A fast oxidation pattern is associated with acute stress, emotional immaturity in an adult, inflammation and irritability. A low sodium/potassium ratio is associated with frustration, resentment, hostility, cardiac stress, blood sugar stress, malignancy, kidney stress and liver stress. A low calcium/magnesium ratio reinforces the low sodium/potassium ratio tendencies.
Usually a fast death pattern. This is what I call a fast death pattern. It is associated with a tendency for a heart attack, in particular, or perhaps a vascular accident such as a stroke.
It is also associated with arteriosclerosis, angina, cardiac arrythmias, and perhaps malignancy and diabetes.
It is an acute and chronic stress pattern and an inflammatory pattern. It is a running away pattern.
It is fast and reckless, the opposite of step down pattern, which is slow but sure.
Fortunately, a nutritional balancing program, especially if applied quickly, can easily turn the pattern around in most cases.
Step up with four lows pattern is a good pattern. It seems to indicate that a person is trying very hard to stay in this life. The person may be “running away from the tunnel of death, as best he or she can”.
Anchor patterns indicate improvement in the architecture or shape or the brain sulci in an area of the brain. They are all very positive patterns.
We are not sure why keeping the mineral levels the same or very close helps the brain. However, we surmise that the similar numbers provide stability needed to regenerate the nervous system.
Below are the anchor patterns on your test.
Calcium anchor = Improvement in the sulci in the back of the head. These are less common, and mayhave to do with improvement in vision or visual processing disorders.
Magnesium anchor = Improvement in the sulci on the right side of head. These are quite common and have to do with improvements in language and thinking skills.
Sodium anchor = Improvement in the sulci on left side of the head. These are common, but not as common as magnesium anchors. Sodium anchors often have to do with improvements in language and thinking skills.
Potassium anchor = Improvement in the sulci at the top of the head. This has to do with balance and other brain activitites.
Iron anchor = Improvement in the sulci in the back of the head involving language processing.
Copper anchor = Improvement in the sulci on the top of the head. We are not sure of the exact brain activity involved.
Manganese anchor = Improvement in the sulci top of the head. We are not sure of the exact brain activity involved.
Zinc anchor = Improvement in the sulci in the back of the brain. We need more research about this anchor
This pattern is defined as a calcium level about 14 mg% or less on a hair test in which the hair has not been washed at the lab. This last caveat is important. This is a common pattern seen in young children and in adult fast oxidizers. It is also occasionally seen in four lows pattern or other types of patterns on hair tests.
As with all the hair analysis patterns, it is not a diagnosis of anything. Instead, it is a trend or tendency for certain metabolic imbalances. This pattern is called aggressiveness because when the hair tissue calcium level becomes very low, a person is usually in a fight-or-flight reaction, and one of the symptoms of this is aggressiveness. This is because calcium has a calming, buffering, and relaxing effect on the nervous system.
Other symptoms associated with this pattern are irritability, nervousness, muscle tightness, muscle cramps, and other symptoms of calcium deficiency. If the pattern has gone on a long time, other symptoms may include demineralization of the body, osteopenia, osteoporosis, tetany and others.
What is belligerence? It is a feisty, confrontational, and perhaps warlike quality. Dictionaries also define it as aggressive.
In addition to belligerence, common symptoms of low tissue magnesium include nervousness, irritability, anger, Attention Deficit Disorder, hyperactivity or hyperkinesis, muscle tension, muscle cramps, and often cardiovascular symptoms.
Cardiovascular symptoms. They may include high blood pressure, angina, and impaired circulation. Low magnesium can also result in a fatal heart attack or stroke.
Sympathetic nervous system heart attacks. These are fast oxidizer heart attacks in which all of the coronary arteries constrict in a cascade effect. This is far worse than having one or more blocked arteries. For this reason, these heart attacks are often fatal. However, they are completely preventable with nutrition.
Doctors should be warning everyone to eat more magnesium foods and to take a magnesium supplement. That this does not occur is an enormous failure of the medical profession.
WHY IS THE BELLIGERENCE PATTERN IMPORTANT?
The reasons include:
1. It is a form of aggressiveness that can get out of hand if it becomes extreme. It could lead to violence, for example.
2. It puts great stress on one’s body. As stated above, this can cause high blood pressure and even fatal heart attacks and strokes. These are quite common, in fact.
3. Belligerence gets in the way of a person’s mental and spiritual growth. This is an important problem for both adults and children.
For example, if a child is belligerent and tends toward hyperactivity, he or she may not learn well in school, even though the child is very intelligent. This will set the child back and can also seriously impair self esteem and confidence. It could even lead to suicide, and it does.
Adrenal burnout syndrome is underactivity of the adrenal glands. There is depletion of nutrients required for adrenal activity. Toxic metals replace some of these nutrients, so that just taking supplements is not always effective in reversing the condition.
Adrenal burnout results in symptoms such as low blood pressure, weakness, and fatigue that is not relieved by rest and sleep. It is very common today.
In our experience, it can be reversed without taking hormones or anti-depressants, and without chelation therapy.
Other terms that have a similar meaning to adrenal burnout include adrenal insufficiency, adrenal fatigue and adrenal exhaustion.
Double high ratio patterns tends to reinforce the symptomatology and pathology associated with a high sodium/potassium ratio such as inflammation, acute stress, and anger.
Calcium toxicity symptoms may include fatigue, depression, defensiveness,
muscle weakness, pain, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, kidney stones and gallstones. Others are bone spurs,
rigidity, slow metabolism, constipation, social withdrawal and spondylitis (rigidity and inflammation of the
On an initial hair test, a calcium shell usually indicates psychological withdrawal, the presence of trauma, and perhaps overwhelming stress, inability to handle stress well, or a very sensitive body. Often it is accompanied by a very slow oxidation rate.
On a retest mineral analysis, a sharp rise in the calcium level to or above 165 mg% in a woman or to or above 155 mg% in a man generally indicates a need for protection. We call this pattern hiding. It might occur due to a trauma, such as a death in the family.
Visualization. The pattern looks like a “wall of calcium”, often accompanied by elevated magnesium, on the left side of the chart.
KEY WORDS TO HELP UNDERSTAND THE CALCIUM SHELL PATTERN
Simple key words that can help one understand the meaning of the calcium shell pattern include:
psychological withdrawal, hiding, lowered awareness, numb, calcified, traumatized, depressed, and “living in the bomb shelter or behind a wall”. The next sections explain why these words are helpful for understanding this very important pattern seen on many hair mineral tests.
WHEN THE PATTERNS APPEAR
Calcium and magnesium shell patterns almost never appear in children, and never in babies. They are also fairly rare in the elderly, above age seventy, or so, on earth.
However, they are common in the later teen years, and they occur in adults. They are much more common in women than in men.
A shell pattern is much less common in men, and if it is present in men, it is likely to be lower than in women, in general.
2. When the calcium level is above about 340 mg%, it is called “petrified” pattern. This is a reference to calcification, as in petrified wood. However, it also refers to the feeling of being terrified.
3. Any calcium shell pattern, and particularly if it is a double shell pattern or greater, is a trauma indicator. For more on this important topic, please read Trauma Release and Trauma Retracing on this site.
A magnesium shell is similar to a calcium shell and has similar symptoms. Please read the calcium shell article below for more information on shell patterns. Below is more information on magnesium shells.
Definition. A magnesium shell is said to be present any time the hair tissue magnesium level is greater than about 20 mg%. I have not worked out the quantification of a magnesium shell at this time (2015).
Meaning. A magnesium shell usually indicates some degree of biounavailability of magnesium in the body. This is definitely the case when the magnesium level rises very high, above about 100.
Usually with a calcium shell. A magnesium shell often accompanies a calcium shell. The reason for this is that on a hair mineral test, the calcium and the magnesium levels generally rise and fall together. This means that the ratio of calcium to magnesium is usually maintained, even when the levels are very high or very low.
Slow oxidation. Most cases of a magnesium shell occur in slow oxidizers. That is, the calcium and magnesium levels are elevated, while the sodium and potassium levels are low.
Four highs pattern. Uncommonly, a magnesium shell occurs when a person has a four highs mineral pattern. In most cases, the oxidation rate is slow and a calcium shell is present, as well.
Getting help pattern. It is rare to find a magnesium shell present by itself. One situation in which the magnesium level can temporarily rise very high, with or without the calcium level rising as much, is the intervention we call “getting help”. This is not a magnesium shell, however. It is a magnesium elimination.
In this situation, the body usually reacquires a soul in its energy field. Along with this, the hair magnesium rises because an inferior magnesium compound is eliminated from the body and is replaced with a higher quality magnesium compound in some enzyme binding sites.
Copper toxicity is a major problem for most people today. Unfortunately, it is not too known or understood. Copper toxicity can cause a plethora of symptoms.
People with copper toxicity often experience many symptoms like fatigue, PMS, skin problems, insomnia, bi-polar, schizophrenia, memory loss, racing mind, fear, anger, fungal infections, osteoporosis and many many more
If the kidneys become toxic or congested, it can affect the hair potassium level – usually
raising it. This we call kidney stress. It is a common finding on hair analysis retests, but also on initial hair
The most common cause of kidney stress and kidney congestion and toxicity is the presence in the body of the
‘amigos’ – aluminum and toxic forms of copper, iron, manganese, cobalt, chromium, selenium and vanadium.
When any of these elements are removed from the body during a nutritional balancing program, which occurs
very often, the hair potassium level can rise for a few months due to a little extra effort required of the
kidneys. This is the meaning of kidney stress.
Kidney stress may also be due to the release of certain medical drugs, cadmium, mercury or other toxic
substances. In many, but not all cases, this will temporarily affect the hair potassium level and perhaps the
ratios involving potassium, as well.
High sodium or adrenal stress pattern- volatile, high stress, inflammation
An elevated hair sodium level is a feature of fast oxidation and an alarm stage of stress. The cause is usually
higher aldosterone secretion by the adrenal glands. This may be due to acute stress or to emotions such as
anger or fright. Cadmium and other toxic metals in the kidneys, along with kidney infections, can also raise
the hair tissue sodium level.
Adrenal stress pattern is an extreme adrenal gland reaction or fight-or-flight reaction. In fact, any time the sodium level on a hair mineral analysis is over about 30 mg%, one could say that it is a degree of adrenal alarm reaction. However, this pattern is defined as a sodium level above 100 mg%, as this would define an extreme adrenal reaction. Hair must not be washed at the laboratory for accurate sodium readings.
Copper on a hair analysis is often not an accurate measurement of copper load/toxicity. However, we know over 30 indicators of hidden copper toxicity. Below are all of the hidden copper toxicity indicators on your test. In general, the more indicators you have, the more copper toxic you are.
Your indicators of copper toxicity are below. You can view all of the indicators of copper toxicity on this link.
Four lows on an initial hair test. This indicates a collapse and exhaustion. 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 and classed as a celebration pattern. 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 Nutritional Balancing Program correctly, four lows can show up on a retest because the person is becoming worse.
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WAYS TO UNDERSTAND A FOUR LOWS PATTERN ON AN INITIAL HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS
1. At times, an attitude or lifestyle pattern. Some cases of four lows on a first hair analysis are related to lifestyle. These factors include working too much or too hard, being much too hard on oneself or others, being in an oppressed or very stressful situation of some kind, or compulsive or obsessive tendencies that wear out the body.
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.
2. A yin pattern. This means the body is quite yin in macrobiotic terminology. Yin means cold, expanded, and often quite ill. In fact, four lows can be a death pattern, or end-of-life pattern.
3. An autonomic nervous system imbalance. Four lows always reflects an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system. This is the automatic and regulatory nervous system of the body.
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.
Similar to copper toxicity there are quite a few indicators on a hair mineral analysis test that indicates a person is in adrenal burnout. Below are all of the indicators of adrenal burnout on your test. Every x1 means an increase in the severity of adrenal burnout
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The hair analysis pattern called three lows or three low electrolytes was not part of Dr. Eck’s original work. However, it is an important hair analysis pattern. It may also be named overwhelming stress, skidding, one foot in the tunnel, or almost four lows. It is a common pattern.
Calcium is high and the other electrolytes are low. This is common and often found in slow oxidizers and those with sympathetic dominance. Often, with this pattern, the calcium/magnesium ratio is high. If this ratio is between about 9.5 and 13.5, it usually indicates that a person is eating too many carbohydrate foods (starches and/or sugars). If the calcium/magnesium ratio is above about 13.5, it indicates that a lifestyle factor is interfering with one’s health and that the person is defending this lifestyle factor or attitude when one should let go of it.
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Sodium is high and the other three are low. The name given to this pattern is four lows under stress, especially if the sodium level is just slightly above 25 mg%. It means that the person is close to a four lows pattern, but there is so much inflammation or irritation that it keeps the person out of four lows at this time. This pattern is often associated with sympathetic dominance pattern.
2. Magnesium is high and the other three are low. This means the calcium/magnesium ratio is somewhat low. It is perhaps a bit more acute than the first variant.
4. Potassium is high and the other three are low. This pattern is more common in children and in adult men. It is always associated with a low sodium/potassium ratio, which is another indicator for adrenal exhaustion or burnout. It is also usually associated with a fast oxidation rate, which is more common in children, and in adult men rather than women.
Sympathetic dominance indicates a person who is over-utilizing his or her sympathetic nervous system. In simple terms, the person is pushing himself or herself, or worrying too much.
The sodium and potassium readings on a hair tissue mineral analysis, and to some degree their ratio, have to do with the utilization of this branch of the autonomic or automatic nervous system.
1. More physical activity than is appropriate for them
2. Anxious or worriers. This is a form of “running around aimlessly” in the mind
3. Tired, but usually somewhat out of touch with the fatigue and exhaustion. They often feel tired only when they slow down.
4. A very active mind.
6. Fearful and always somewhat depressed underneath due to fears, worries and fatigue.
7. A high copper type of personality.
8. In Acupuncture, damp heat or a weak yang rising.
9. Reduced libido in some cases.
10. Ungrounded and not centered enough.
11. Problems with the first and second energy centers, called in Oriental medicine the first and second energy centers.
12. Often occurs in intelligent, spiritually-oriented people.
Similar to other patterns on a test we can quantify some patterns. For example, there are many sympathetic dominance indicators. Below are the indicators on your test. Every x1 increases the severity of sympathetic dominance.
Sympathetic dominance. Potassium of 4 mg% = a single pattern.
Sympathetic dominance. Potassium of 3 mg% = a double pattern.
Sympathetic dominance. Potassium of 2 mg% = a treble pattern.
Sympathetic dominance. Potassium of 1 mg% = a quadruple pattern.
6. If the potassium is 4 or less, AND the sodium/potassium ratio greater than about 3 to 4, this adds another multiple
6. If the potassium is 4 or less, AND the sodium/potassium ratio greater than about 3 to 4, this adds another multiple, or up to 5 more sympathetic dominant patterns depending on how high the sodium/potassium ratio is. (For the number of indicators to add, Elevated Sodium/Potassium Ratio on this form).
7. If the potassium is 4 or less, AND the sodium/potassium ratio is greater than about 3 to 4, AND the calcium/magnesium ratio greater than about 9.5, this adds another multiple, or perhaps more than one if the sodium/potassium ratio and/or the calcium/magnesium ratio are very high.
Definition of the amigos. These are toxic forms of common minerals such as iron, manganese, copper, aluminum, chromium, selenium, calcium, magnesium, boron and vanadium. Others are nickel, cobalt, molybdenum, potassium and lithium. There may be other minerals that can form these toxic compounds, as well.
General Meaning. A double low ratio pattern is essentially a doubling of a low sodium/potassium ratio. This means it reinforces the meaning of a low sodium/potassium ratio. A low sodium/potassium ratio indicates frustration, resentment, hostility, low electrical potential of the cells, kidney stress, liver stress, cardiovascular stress, and blood sugar stress. It is also a give-up pattern.
Therefore, a double low ratio pattern is a double give-up pattern. We also call it a slow death pattern. The person may feel shattered and just wants to give up and die.
Visually, the double low ratio pattern looks like saw teeth. It has a kind of shattered look about it, especially if the ratios are very low.
In Tibetan acupuncture, this pattern is called stolen yang.
When a person is following a development program, if a double low ratio pattern appears on a retest indicates that one is retracing a situation from the past, in which one felt like giving up and dying. It is usually benign, although one may have flashbacks of the trauma and may have other symptoms related to retracing of the old trauma.
Double low ratio pattern on the second four minerals. This is an indicator of past trauma, and very reliable. It often coincides with other trauma indicators such as calcium shell, four lows, or indicators of the cult diet.
A somewhat uncommon pattern on a hair mineral analysis is called “giving away your power”. Formerly, it was called the vampire victim pattern.
Other names for the pattern in Tibetan medicine are “under water - can’t get her breath” or “drowning”. All the names may be helpful to understand the meaning of the pattern.
These are four fairly common patterns seen on hair mineral analyses when the hair is not washed at the laboratory. They can be confusing for practitioners and clients.
Most often, wrong two highs should be viewed exactly like a three highs/four highs pattern. In other words, all four of these patterns seem to be variants or indicate slow oxidation with a secondary alarm reaction.
Two patterns superimposed. Four highs is a combination of two components:
1. The high calcium and magnesium indicate an underlying slow oxidation or exhaustion pattern.
2. Superimposed on this pattern are high sodium and potassium readings. These indicate an alarm reaction, or fight-or-flight reaction occurring at the same time.
The combination indicates what may be called a secondary alarm reaction. Extraordinary stress of some kind is causing a partially effective stress response in a slow oxidizer. It is not unlike a second wind that runners may experience after they have run part of the way through a race.
The pattern is also called a slow oxidizer under stress. This term is applied because in essence one is a slow oxidizer. However, some type of stress is present that is causing elevated levels of sodium and potassium.
Most people are very uncomfortable in a four highs pattern and feel better when they come out of the pattern. However, a subset of people like the pattern, perhaps because they like a balanced oxidation rate and they have learned how to keep it balanced. I call these individuals delicate souls, because they are quite sensitive to their oxidation rate and will go to some length to keep it fairly balanced in a four highs pattern.
These are usually bright, middle-aged women, in my experience, age 40 or older. They are often somewhat depressed and angry underneath, and do not want to face the depressing feelings that often accompany a significantly slow oxidation rate.
This pattern on a hair analysis is surprisingly similar to a four highs or four high electrolytes. I will offer some observations that have been made about this pattern to date, since it is not a pattern that Dr. Eck discussed at any length that I recall.
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We find step down pattern is more common in women. The person is often very determined to move ahead in his or her life, in spite of some fatigue or exhaustion. The person is often moving ahead slowly, with this pattern, and doing well, even though the energy level is low. It is thus a pattern of overcoming odds against oneself, and slowly pushing forward in one’s life. One can call it “digging in one’s heels” and moving ahead in spite of obstacles.
Developing the will. One may say that the step down pattern is associated with developing the quality of focused and concentrated will in one’s life. This is in contrast to a step up pattern, which is associated with a need to develop the quality of love and surrender, and to move past the lower will of the ego. I know this may sound vague, but it indicates how the hair tissue mineral patterns can relate to developmental states of a human being.
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A hill pattern can appear on an initial hair mineral test, or on a retest mineral analysis. It appears fairly often among those who follow a development program. It is found at about the same rate in men and in women. It is more common in adults than in children.
- turning a corner.
- a knowing, like having a 360 degree view because you are standing on the top of a mountain and can look all around.
- overcoming something.
- a release from a bondage or situation.
- reaching a peak or top of the hill.
- a celebration or joy pattern.
- openness to moving forward in one’s life.
- a yang mineral pattern, and a fullness pattern.
Like being at the top of a hill, one can now “spread one’s wings” and move in any direction rather easily. As the saying goes, “it is all downhill from here”. The pattern may also indicate less involvement in a karmic or difficult situation at this time, as if one is viewing the world from the top of a mountain rather than being deeply involved in the world at this time. This gives one an approximation of the sense of this pattern when it appears on an initial hair test or a retest.
Another way to understand the hill pattern is by considering its opposite, the Bowl Pattern. The bowl pattern is characterized by feeling stuck, constricted, confined, yin, empty, lost or clueless.
The second four minerals have to do with a deeper level of functioning of a human being. This level is usually hidden, although it may appear in the human aura as a particular “picture” or level.
Therefore a hill pattern on the second four is similar to a hill pattern on the first four, however, it is related to a deeper level of joy that one may not be fully aware of
A hill pattern represents,
The double hill pattern is fairly rare. However, when it appears on either an initial hair test or a retest, it indicates “excitement within and without”. In other words, it is a deeper joy and celebration pattern than a single hill.
The client with a double hill may or may not be consciously aware of the joy and celebration energy that is present. This is because sometimes many symptoms are still present, and the person can be focused on these instead of on the overall situation or improvement in one’s health.
The criteria for a hill on the second four minerals are:
1. The iron/copper ratio less than about 0.5
2. The manganese/zinc ratio greater than 0.003.
This pattern is associated with feeling stuck, mentally and emotionally, as though one has few options. One is “in the thick of it” right now.
This pattern is often related to nutritional imbalances, because when a person follows a development program, the pattern often goes away within 3 to12 months.
To understand this pattern, consider the two ratios that it consists of. A low sodium/potassium ratio is associated with exhaustion, chronic stress, and often frustration, resentment and hostility.
This is combined with a high calcium/magnesium ratio. This is associated with defensiveness. One may be defending a lifestyle factor or an attitude that is not helpful for a person.
The combination of these two situations – fatigue, hostility, resentment, frustration – along with defensiveness, it is not surprising that one begins to feel stuck emotionally, mentally and perhaps physically as well. This is an example of how two interesting patterns on a hair mineral analysis can combine to form another interesting and more complex pattern.
A double bowl pattern means that not only are the first four minerals and a hair analysis test in a bowl pattern but so are the second four, iton, copper, manganese and zinc.
The general meaning of this pattern is the 'stuck' feeling may be even more intense or severe because of the second bowl pattern on the second four minerals.
Selenium helps to detoxify metals, especially mercury.
Low zinc is associated with emotional ups and downs, mood swings, cadmium toxicity, copper
toxicity and excessive emotionalism. In babies and children, it is associated with delayed development
syndromes, and delayed growth and possibly other developmental problems.
Zinc is also related to Copper. In general a low zinc = high copper (if your copper level is low look at hidden copper indicators). Zinc is important to help balance out copper. Many people are malnourished in Zinc today from busy lifestyles, poor nutrition with a lack of high quality zinc in the diet.
High manganese can cause a plethora of nasty symptoms. One of the main ones is called Manganese Madness names after manganese miners. High manganese can feel like one is going 'mad', the mind can be in many places at once and it is difficult to hold onto thoughts this is one of the reasons why it can make you feel like this.
High manganese can also cause anger, ataxia, schizophrenia, mental dullness, headaches and others.
Conditions in which iron can be a factor include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, other inflammatory conditions, oxidant damage, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Others include chronic infections, hair loss, hypothyroidism, hyperactive behavior, violence, attentions deficit disorder, and other health conditions.
Symptoms of chromium toxicity, usually from occupational exposure, include:
Calcium deficiency, Possibly iron deficiency
Nausea, Vomiting, Ulcers, Fatigue
Elevated = your metal reading is HIGH
Poor eliminator = Currently we believe this metal is toxic in your system but is currently not showing due to detox pathways not working optimally, we usually see rises in these on future tests.
Very poor eliminator = Currently we believe this metal is toxic in your system but is currently not showing due to detox pathways not working optimally. We call it a very poor eliminator because it appears your body is really struggling to release this toxin. We usually see rises in these on future tests.
Arsenic is a common toxic metal. Many people have an excessive amount of arsenic in their bodies. It is somewhat difficult to detect and often causes vague symptoms such as weakness, fatigue and malaise. It also takes away a person’s will to resist. For this reason, it is called the slave mineral.
We also call arsenic the slow death mineral, because it causes rather vague symptoms that slowly poison a person. It affects the brain significantly, and perhaps should be called the dullness mineral because it causes mental dullness and apathy.
When you have high arsenic you feel sense of 'darkness' and 'numbness' towards life. It is quite insidious.
Interestingly, cadmium helps people to “be tough” and take risks.
Below is a list of your poor eliminators and very poor eliminators. When you have a poor eliminator it is actually a sign that you are toxic in that metal/mineral but your body at the moment is not removing it. This is often because of poor detox pathways that will improve on the program. After a while you will often see a very low metal/mineral reading rise on a hair test as the detox pathways improve and elimination in the hair begins to occur.
Definition. A poor eliminator pattern consists of an extremely low reading of either a toxic metal or one of the nutrient minerals. The criteria or cutoff point for a poor eliminator pattern is different for each mineral.
Definition of a very poor eliminator pattern. This occurs when the level of a mineral is even lower. It indicates even more hidden accumulation of the metal present.
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