SERIOUS PATTERNS ON A HAIR MINERAL ANALYSIS

By Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© July 2015, 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.

 

SUMMARY

 

            (This article was formerly called Death Patterns).  This article is for practitioners, so that you will know more about your clients.  I hope it does not scare people.

The patterns in this article are more severe health imbalances, but they do not mean a person is going to die.  All of the following patterns can change, and change quickly, but the person must follow a properly designed nutritional balancing program.

            If a practitioner notices one of these patterns, it just means that he or she should encourage the client even more to follow the entire program faithfully.  In the 2010 and 2014 editions of Nutritional Balancing And Hair Mineral Analysis, these patters are called death patterns.  I changed the name because they do not indicate death, but rather more serious conditions.

 

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THE SERIOUS PATTERNS (A, B, C and D)

 

            There is some repetition among these patterns.  It is done to make the patterns more easy to recognize.  In fact, there are only three basic serious patterns:

 

1. A very slow oxidation rate.

2. Four lows pattern with certain conditions.

3. A low Na/K ratio.

 

            Here are the serious patterns, arranged by oxidation type and then based on the Na/K ratio:

 

A. FAST OXIDATION SERIOUS PATTERNS

 

1. Step Up pattern.  This is a special case of a double low ratio pattern.  It is also called stepping out of life.  The criteria for this pattern are:

a) it is always a double low ratio pattern.

b) the oxidation rate is always fast.

c) the first four numbers form a visual pattern of steps moving up to the right. 

This pattern is associated with a faster or more immanent death, often from a heart attack, stroke or other catastrophic event.  This pattern is not seen much because usually the person dies before a hair mineral analysis can be done.

However, if this pattern shows up, it can usually be altered quickly with a proper nutritional balancing program.  To do this, giving copper chelate at a dose of at least 5 or 6 mg daily is critical.  One must also strictly avoid supplements for slow oxidizers such as B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, adrenal and/or thyroid glandulars, and potassium. 

Sadly, some or all of these supplements are often administered to those who are very ill, and in this case, it makes them much worse.  This is a very important reason to perform a hair mineral test on anyone who is ill, and a critical reason to learn Dr. EckÕs method of interpretation.  This important pattern will not show up on blood or other medical tests, to my knowledge.  For more, please read The Step-Up Pattern on this website.

Severity.  The steeper the steps go upwards, the more severe the pattern.

 

2. Fast oxidizer with a sodium/potassium ratio less than 0.5.  This is sometimes called a burned out fast oxidizer.

NOTE: In children, this is a fairly common pattern and it is not necessarily a serious pattern.

Severity: a) the lower the Na/K ratio, the more severe the pattern.

b) the faster the oxidation rate, the more severe the pattern.

 

 

B. SLOW OXIDATION PATTERNS

 

1. A slow oxidation rate AND the Na/K ratio < 1.5.  This can be a milder serious pattern if the oxidation rate is not too slow and if the sodium/potassium ratio is above 1.

Severity: The slower the oxidation rate and the lower the Na/K ratio, the more severe the pattern.

 

2. An extremely slow oxidation rate with a calcium > 350 mg% and a potassium < 3 mg%.  The sodium/potassium ratio is often normal or even high.  This is a slow death pattern with adrenal exhaustion and depletion of the thyroid gland, as well.  At tmes, the person is older, quite depressed, arthritic, arteriosclerotic, and traumatized.

Severity:

a) The slower the oxidation rate, the more severe the pattern.

b) If this pattern is combined with a low sodium/potassium ratio, it is more severe. 

c) if it is combined with a low sodium/potassium ratio and a low calcium/magnesium ratio, it is even more severe.

 

 

C. FOUR LOWS PATTERNS

 

            1. Four lows pattern with a low sodium/potassium ratio.  This is a chronic stress pattern.  However, a person may live for years in this pattern.  It is also called deep in the tunnel of death.  This refers to the tunnel spoken of by those who have been through a near-death experience.

The criteria for four lows pattern are that the calcium level must be below 40 mg%, the magnesium level must be below 6 mg%, the sodium level must be below 25 mg% and the potassium level must be below 10 mg%.  The hair must not be washed at the laboratory for accurate readings of these minerals.

Severity. a) The lower the calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium levels, the more severe the pattern.

b) If four lows pattern is combined with both a low sodium/potassium ratio and a low calcium/magnesium ratio, it is even more severe, although this is rare.

c) This pattern in young children is less important.

d) Four lows plus a sodium/potassium ratio less than 1 is called Very Ill pattern.

For much more on this interesting pattern, please read Four Lows Pattern on this site.

 

2. Low four lows across the board.  This means all four of the macrominerals are very low, such as calcium of 9 mg%, magnesium of 1 or 2 mg%, sodium of 2 mg% and potassium of 2 mg%.  Usually, the oxidation rate is quite balanced because all of the first four minerals are fairly even on the chart, but very low.

Severity: The lower the first four mineral levels, the more severe the pattern.

 

3. A four lows pattern AND a step down pattern.  This indicates a desire to move on from this life.  It is thus a type of death wish. 

Severity.  The more extreme the step down part of the pattern, the more severe the pattern.

 

 

D. LOW SODIUM/POTASSIUM RATIO PATTERNS

 

1. Sodium/potassium ratio less than about 0.4.  This is an important trauma pattern associated with chronic severe stress.  It is an electrical-discharging pattern that cannot go on for too long.  It is also a give-up pattern and a severe reversal pattern.  For more on this pattern, please read The Sodium/Potassium Ratio on this site.

Severity: The lower the sodium/potassium ratio, the more severe the pattern.  NOTE: Life is not possible with a sodium/potassium ratio less than about 0.2.  Occasionally, you will see a hair chart with a sodium/potassium ratio less than 0.2.  In every one of these cases, in my experience, the low ratio is caused by an artifact of elevated potassium.  Two possible reasons for this are 1) use of a water softener that employs potassium, or 2) a high level or elimination of Toxic Potassium.

 

2. Double low ratio pattern, also called a double inversion pattern or double give-up pattern (Na/K < 2.4 and Ca/Mg < about 4).  This is basically a low sodium/potassium ratio that is reinforced or doubled because the calcium/magnesium ratio is also low.  It can be a slow death pattern.  This means the person is not in immediate danger.  However, there is usually a strong death wish that can manifest at some time in the future.  For more on this pattern, please read Double Low Ratio Pattern on this site.

Severity.  The lower the two ratios, the more severe the pattern.

 

2. Double double low ratio pattern.  This is also called a double low ratio pattern on the first four and the second four minerals.  This is even more of a double give-up or double low ratio pattern.  The criteria are:

a) A double low ratio pattern on the first tetra of minerals (calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium).  This means a sodium/potassium ratio < 2.5 AND a calcium/magnesium ratio  < 4.  AND

b) A double low ratio on the second tetra of minerals (iron, copper, manganese and zinc).  This means an iron/copper ratio < 0.8  AND a manganese/zinc ratio of < 0.002.

Severity: The lower the ratios, the more severe the pattern.

 

3. Triple double low ratio pattern.  This is also called double low on the first, second and third tetras.  This is one of the most severe health patterns.  It is only visible on an ARL calibrated hair chart, and consists of:

a) A double low ratio pattern on the first tetra of minerals (calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium).  This means a sodium/potassium ratio < 2.5 AND a calcium/magnesium ratio  < 4.  AND

b) A double low ratio on the second tetra of minerals (iron, copper, manganese and zinc).  This means an iron/copper ratio < 0.8  AND a manganese/zinc ratio of < 0.002  AND

c) A double low ratio on the third tetra of minerals (chromium, selenium, boron and vanadium.  (At this time, ARL only measures chromium and selenium (2015)).  So all that is needed for this pattern is a chromium/selenium ratio < about 0.7 (still being researched).

 Severity.  The lower the ratios, the more severe the pattern.

 

 

GENERAL NOTES FOR ALL THE ABOVE PATTERNS

 

Easy to visualize.  The discussion above may seem complex.  However, with a little practice, all the patterns are fairly easy to see on an ARL hair graph.  Many cannot be seen on the printed charts of other laboratories, at this time.

 

Walking dead.  People with these patterns can be walking dead.  For more on this subject, please read Walking Dead on this website.

 

COMBINATIONS OR ADD-ONS

 

You will notice above that there are just a few basic serious patterns.  These are 1) a very slow oxidation rate, 2) certain four lows patterns, and 3) a low Na/K ratio.  The other ones above are combinations or doubling of these, as follows:

 

Combinations of different serious patterns.  Patterns may be more severe when more than one serious pattern is present on one hair test.  For example, one could have a low four lows across the board pattern combined with a low sodium/potassium ratio.

 

Doubling of the same serious pattern.  Doubling increases the severity of the patterns above.  Two kinds of doubling are common:

a) Another ratio repeats the pattern, such as the calcium/magnesium ratio repeating the pattern of the low sodium/potassium ratio.

b) The second or third tetra of minerals may repeat a pattern such as four low across the board, step up pattern, or double low ratio pattern.

 

Other add-ons that can add severity:

 

c) High toxic metal levels.  All the patterns above may be more severe if there are also high levels of toxic metals present on the hair analysis.

 

d) Very poor eliminators.  All the patterns may be more severe when a person also has several very poor eliminator patterns.

 

e) More extreme levels or ratios.  This also adds severity to all of the basic patterns.

 

QUALITIES OF ALL THE SERIOUS PATTERNS

 

Qualities of these patterns usually include 1) many symptoms, including depression, copper symptoms, female organ problems in women, mental/emotional symptoms, infections, sensitive to stress, weak adrenals and thyroid, sympathetic dominance in many cases, panicky, anxious, brain fog, lowered awareness, hypoglycemic, sinus problems (fungal), and general yeast overgrowth.

              People with this pattern may not show some of their other imbalances on early hair charts such as an elevated copper, a high Ca/Mg ratio, or others.

            At times, these people need a trauma program, which means slightly heavier supplementation.  For example, a slow oxidizer may need a little extra Megapan, Thyro-complex, or Endo-dren.  Some also need a little more Paramin.

 

 

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