by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

July 2017, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is solely the opinion of the author and is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.


            A metaphor to help read a hair analysis is that of flying in an airplane.  Here are some possible situations:


           The oxidation rate.  Fast oxidation is similar to flying high and fast, while slow oxidation is flying much slower and lower.  Problems with flying too fast and too high are that this exceeds the design specifications of the aircraft.  A very fast oxidation rate is extremely hard on ones airplane at any age, even as a small infant.  The airplane is never the same due to the extreme stress this puts on it.

           Unlike a real airplane, in the body a very fast oxidation rate actually uses up or burns out many vital minerals or parts of the body.  When the correct nutrient materials are not present to repair the plane, repairs are made instead with inferior toxic metal material such as lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury and aluminum.  These replace the better materials such as magnesium, zinc, selenium and others that make for an intact aircraft.

           Mineral deficiencies and toxicity develop. This forces the plane to begin to slow down.  Either it just cant fly as fast, or the damage to it makes it very unstable, like a person with ADHD, or panic attacks.

           Fast oxidation with a low sodium/potassium ratio. The plane begins to stall.  The shape of the low sodium/potassium ratio on an Analytical Research Labs graph even resembles an aircraft wing in a stall position.

           Slow oxidation.  This is when the plane is flying too low and slower than the way it was designed to fly.  It makes a person feel sluggish and often somewhat depressed.  The plane is much less maneuverable, meaning that coping with stress is more difficult.

           Hair calcium level rises.  A crude analogy is smearing cement on cracks and damaged areas of the aircraft.  This protects the aircraft, but weighs it down, causing it to fly lower.

           Some develop a calcium shell.  This is like smearing cement all over the plane, either to protect it from damage or to try to blend in better, or disappear and withdraw from society.  These are people who are often seeking to fly under the radar or become somewhat invisible.

           Sympathetic dominance. This is like revving the engines in a futile attempt to get back to flying high.  However, the plane is too damaged physically or psychologically, so it does not work, no matter how hard one revs the engines.

           Four highs is akin to speeding up the plane to some degree.  However, it is purely temporary and often very unstable and unsafe for health.  The plane in this situation is really in bad shape.  Fortunately, people in four highs pattern usually slow down easily with our help.

           Four lows.  This occurs when the rudder or a stabilizer is broken.   The plane just repeats endless end-over-end rolls that are difficult to stop.  The plane goes nowhere fast and becomes more and more damaged.

           A hill pattern occasionally occurs. It is a feeling that one is soaring on top of the world.

           The three amigos, along with copper, cadmium and a few other toxic metals. These are special because they appear to support the plane, like little rocket thrusters to help keep a damaged plane flying.  However, they are not part of the original design, so they further damage the plane in the process of keeping it flying.

           Double low ratio and double high ratio patterns. These are like having a biplane with two wings that are either in stall position (double low ratio) or dive position (double high ratio).  In other words, these patterns reinforce the sodium/potassium ratio imbalances.

           A step down pattern or a high sodium/potassium ratio are dive positions.  They can be successful attempts to pick up some speed.  These people often have dug in their heels and can continue this way for some time.

           A step up pattern is a dive upward, an extremely dangerous maneuver that always fails and must be turned around fast.  It includes a low sodium/potassium ratio, which is the stalled wing pattern.

           Spiritual defensiveness pattern. This is a very high calcium/magnesium ratio.  The imbalance seriously weighs down the plane, keeping one from soaring.  In this pattern, the person defends a situation, behavior or attitude when it is time to move on. 

           The phosphorus level, along with the sodium/potassium ratio, are a little like fuel indicators.  When low, the plane is losing altitude due to lowered energy or vitality.

           Elevated toxic metals. This is like an airplane that is overloaded with heavy weights.  It is never a helpful situation and every effort should be made to lighten up.  This can help the plane gain more altitude.  Those flying high (fast oxidizers) who are loaded with toxic metals are often just throwing them off, which is like the pilot jettisoning extra weight to fly faster.

           Any change can be traumatic. In time, each of us becomes used to his own speed of flight.  Anything that changes the rate of climb or fall, or the speed or altitude may feel odd and can cause some anxiety or fear.  This often slows ones progress on this healing journey.


The goal is to have a safe and happy flight. A safe flight means to fly at an altitude that is comfortable and safe for the condition of your aircraft, neither too high and fast, or too low and slow.  Ideally, your craft should be able to speed up when needed to avoid thunderstorms and other obstacles, or slow way down, at times, to relax the crew.  This condition of health and vitality is termed balanced and flexible oxidation. 



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