THE COMFORT ZONE CONCEPT AND DEVELOPMENT
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© June 2018, 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.
Definition: The comfort zone concept is that our bodies tend to form and to stay within ‘comfort zones’, at all times. These are biochemical, structural, mental or other patterns or states that are stable, and serve the body and brain to some degree, so they tend to persist.
A WHOLE SYSTEMS PRINCIPLE
This is a whole systems concept, as are most of the ideas that guide nutritional balancing programs. That is, it has to do with the behavior of complex, self-regenerating systems – which includes our bodies and minds.
The comfort zone idea is related to homeostasis, which is the tendency of complex, self-regenerating systems to form stable states. They do this to survive.
Homeostatic states are wonderful, except when they are not the ideal biochemical or other patterns. Then they give rise to symptoms and diseases. Getting rid of these symptoms at the deepest levels requires breaking the body out of its aberrant homeostatic states.
The ways we move the body out of its comfort zone with nutritional balancing are many:
Diet. If the body is in a slow oxidation state, we attempt to move it into a fast oxidation state. If it is in a fast oxidation state, we attempt to move it into a slow oxidation state.
Supplements. These are also used to “break” the body out of its oxidation state, and also other patterns such as its sodium/potassium ratio and other patterns.
The nutritional balancing procedures. All of these help break the body out of its comfortable patterns. In fact, we are careful not to use procedures that just reinforce the body’s comfort zones.
This is one reason why we do not use most remedies, and we do not like many drug therapies and natural therapies. While they may provide symptomatic relief, and they have a place, they seem unable to break the body out of its comfort zones as well as the methods we use.
IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO JUST BREAK THE BODY OUT OF ITS COMFORT ZONES
Just breaking the patterns or upsetting the comfort zones is not enough, however, to cause deep healing. This is just one aspect of nutritional balancing science.
Other aspects that are critical for success are to make the body more yang, to enhance energy production and vitality, to remove toxic metals and toxic chemicals, and to remineralize and renourish the body – all at the same time.
KINESIOLOGY OR MUSCLE TESTING
The comfort zone concept helps us understand why we cannot use muscle testing to set up nutritional balancing programs. It just does not work well.
I believe one reason for this is that kinesiology or muscle testing tends to help keep a body in its comfort zone, and nutritional balancing requires breaking the body out of the comfort zone. As a result, one will get very different answers if one tries to set up a nutritional balancing using kinesiology testing methods of any kind.