TORQUE, AND ITS MEANING IN NUTRITIONAL BALANCING
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© March 2012, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Torque usually means twisting power, or the tendency of a force to produce rotation or movement around an axis. In the world of automobile engines, torque refers to the actual available twisting power of the shaft of an engine, or perhaps of a tool, such as a drill. Torque is usually measured in foot pounds, an older measurement, but an adequate one.
While torque is the actual available twisting power of a motor shaft, another common term used in the automobile industry is horsepower. However, horsepower refers to the potential available power of an engine, not the actual available power. This is the important difference between horsepower and torque.
For example, the only time an auto produces anything near its full horsepower or potential, is when the engine is turning at its optimum speed or RPM (revolutions per minute). At this time, its torque is the highest. Also, the engine must be tuned up properly, and all parts in good working condition.
The torque curve. All engines have what is called a torque curve. This is a graph plotting the speed of the engine and the actual power output or torque of the engine. In all internal combustion car engines the shape of the torque curve is an upside down U, or the shape of a dome. That is, the torque is low when the engine turns at a very low speed or RPM, and the torque or power drops also off at very high RPM or speed. The torque is greatest at a middle range of RPM or engine speed.
THE BODY’S TORQUE CURVE
Human beings, due to their structure and enzyme systems, also have a torque curve, of sorts. This means that when the metabolic or oxidation rate is optimum, the body produces the most biochemical energy. This energy is needed to perform all body functions such as muscle contraction, digestion, respiration, elimination, infection-fighting, and even thinking.
Adjusting the oxidation rate. A vital key to improving one’s adaptive energy level and vitality is to adjust the oxidation rate of the body so that the body operates at the top of its torque curve. This may sound far-fetched, but it is absolutely true, and it is one of the main reasons for the superior effectiveness of a properly designed nutritional balancing program.
Other ways to heal the body tend to focus on reducing symptoms using remedies such as drugs, herbs, vitamins, homeopathic remedies and other things. The problem is this does not adjust the torque curve of the body, and often makes it worse. Only nutritional balancing science specifically focuses on adjusting the oxidation rate so that the body will produce much more energy.
WHY REMEDIES ARE NOT NEEDED WITH NUTRITIONAL BALANCING PROGRAMS
When the body produces enough torque or energy, it can use this energy for healing any problem in the body from an infection, to weak tissue, or anything else. For this reason, remedies of any kind are rarely needed.
In other words, remedies are needed mainly when the body’s energy production starts to decline. When energy production rises high enough, this energy is used to heal infections, aches and pains, hardened and blocked arteries, and everything else that can go wrong in a body. This is a primary concept in nutritional balancing science.