by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© January 2019, LD 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.





What Is Development?

Program Details





Hair Mineral Testing

The Free Or Basic Program

The Full program


Babies And Children



A Path

Differences Between Development Programs And Holistic And Naturopathic Care

The Theory Behind Development Programs

Brief History Of Development Programs






Much of this website is devoted to development science and programs that cause development to occur quickly in a human being or animal.




Development is the activation of the full genetic potential of a human being.  Its effects are subtle, at first, and include a stronger immune response with restoration of the thymus gland and Peyer’s patches.  These become congested and atrophied in most adults by age 30 or so.

Early development also causes slight enlargement of the brain and improved brain functioning.  The bones also become stronger and more resistant to fractures.  Digestion and elimination of wastes improve.

Development is natural to human beings, but does not occur often because most people are too malnourished and toxic.  Even those who eat well rarely experience much development because it depends upon a special diet, specific nutritional supplements, and often requires specific detoxification procedures described below.




Diet and lifestyle-based. The core of the program is the diet.  It includes certain vegetables that must be cooked until soft and eaten with each meal.  Pressure-cooking is the recommended cooking method because it is very fast and easy.

If you will not eat cooked vegetables at least twice daily, and preferably three times daily, this program is not for you.  Some people want to skip the diet and just take nutritional supplements or do the procedures.  This does not work well and we do not recommend it.


Nutritional supplements.  Development programs always include three to about nine very specific nutritional supplements.  The products usually include a metabolic pack specially formulated for one’s metabolic type.  They also include supplementary calcium, magnesium, zinc, possibly other minerals, a digestive aid, kelp and trimethylglycine.  They may also contain a glandular supplement.

Most other herbs and nutritional products are not needed and get in the way.  Do not combine a development program with others because it will ruin this program.  Quality chiropractic or osteopathic manipulative care, however, is totally compatible with a development program and highly recommended.

If a person cannot take the supplements, it is fine to begin a program with just the diet and the procedures outlined below.  In most cases, in a few weeks to a month or so, one will begin to be able to tolerate the supplements.


The detoxification procedures. Development programs also include a recommendation to do several procedures that greatly speed up development.  They are:

- Red Heat Lamp Sauna Therapy

- Coffee enemas

- The Pulling Down Exercise

- Spinal Twists

- Foot and Hand Reflexology

- The Neck Pull


These are wonderful and simple healing procedures.  A number of others we suggest are discussed in the Accelerators article.




Results. When one follows a development program, healing takes place at its own pace, and in its own order.  This is quite different than remedy sciences such as drug medicine, herbs, homeopathy and most naturopathy.  Results often begin within a few days or weeks, but may take longer if sub-clinical conditions need to be corrected first.


Retracing.  On a development program, everyone goes through flare-ups of old symptoms.  These are sometimes annoying, but are generally benign and pass quickly.  This process is called retracing.

We wish retracing did not occur, but it is  part of the process of deep healing and occurs with all deep healing programs.  It does not occur when one uses drugs, most herbs, and most holistic and naturopathic methods.  The reason is these are remedy methods that do not heal the body as deeply.  For details, read Retracing.


Hair mineral testing.  For a full development program, choosing the proper diet and supplements requires a hair tissue mineral analysis.  This a mineral biopsy.  

Controversy.  The test is controversial only because of an effort to discredit it by a few mainstream medical journals.  If widely used, it would reveal how deficient and toxic the bodies are today, and how taking medical drugs often makes things much worse.

The test must be done properly and must be interpreted correctly, which is not always easy.  The hair must not be washed at the laboratory.  We have tried using blood, urine or other medical or holistic testing methods, but they do not work for development programs.

The hair test is repeated every 3 to 6 months to monitor progress, and to change the development program in order to keep the body chemistry properly balanced as it heals.  For more details, read Introduction To Hair Mineral Analysis.


The free or basic program.  Anyone can begin a general development program at no charge.  It is called the free program.  It is intended as a starter program, but many people report significant health benefits from it.  To begin this “free development program”, click here.


The full program.  A much more powerful program involves contacting one of the Approved Helpers listed on this website, who will assist you to begin a complete and individualized program.  It is better because it is individualized and because you will be assisted by our development team.  It is usually required if you are unwell. 

Cost.  Most of the practitioners charge $150 to $250.00 US dollars for the hair mineral test and a long consultation or two to set up the program properly.  This fee usually also includes responding to questions that arise during the program. 

The other major cost is the nutritional supplements, which often cost about $160.00 US dollars monthly for adults and less for children.  One can reduce the cost to about $100.00 US dollars per monthly by taking the supplements twice, instead of three times daily.  Results may be slower.  If you are interested in starting a complete, and individualized development program, click here.


Commitment.  Development programs involve some self-discipline and commitment of time and energy to learn and follow the diet, take the supplements, and to do the procedures. 


Babies and children.  They do extremely well on development programs, which can prevent and heal many conditions of childhood.  Babies can all benefit greatly, and can begin a program around at age 4 to 6 months, while still breastfeeding.

Development programs usually get rid of autistic symptoms, attention deficit disorder, and many other conditions of children without requiring expensive testing or a lot of products. 

For more details, read Introduction To Development and other articles on this website on this topic.






Development is more than a science or a program.  It is a path.  This means that to move along most rapidly and easily, one needs to integrate the program as much as possible into one’s entire lifestyle.  For details, read The Healing Path.




A development program may appear similar to other nutrition programs.  However, a development program differs markedly from holistic health care and naturopathy in the following ways:

Development programs do not involve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.  It is not necessary with development science.  This is very different from most holistic, naturopathic, herbal or regular medical care.  This is quite unusual, although it parallels the therapeutic method used in some ancient sciences such as acupuncture.

Instead of diagnoses, development science relies upon normalization and correction of the diet, lifestyle and nutritional status of the person.  In addition, the detoxification and development procedures help heal and develop the body in a variety of ways.

Development science requires a properly performed and properly interpreted hair mineral test to assess certain important imbalances in the body.  Blood tests don’t work for this purpose, although they are helpful for other purposes.

Development programs do not focus on symptom removal.  Instead, they use various methods to remineralize and balance the body.  When this is done properly, symptoms go away on their own.  This was also quite remarkable to us when we began learning it.

Development programs rarely involve the use of remedies.  These are rarely needed if one rebalances and renourishes the body properly.




The concept is that most disease is simply evidence of a body out of balance.  When the whole body system becomes remineralized, balanced and strengthened at deep levels, most “disease entities” disappear on their own without a need to know all about them, without a need to name them, and without needing to take remedies for them.

The other critical concept is that human beings have the genetic capacity to enjoy far greater health and longevity than they presently enjoy.




The concept of development has been known on earth for thousands of years.  However, it has not been taught much in modern Western societies.  The Bible makes reference to it when it discusses people who lived a long time, those who had special abilities, and in the vision of Ezekiel, Ezekiel Chapter 1.

The development programs we offer trace their origin to a number of scientific breakthroughs that occurred during the twentieth century.  For more details, read The Development Science Pioneers.

Dr. Paul C. Eck synthesized a lot of 20th century science and designed the first ‘mineral balancing’ programs beginning around 1975. 

I was fortunate to work closely with him for 14 years.  Starting in 2002, we introduced a number of changes to the mineral balancing programs including:

- Much more specific diet information.

- Much more emphasis on lifestyle

- Discovery of many new hair analysis patterns.

- Supplement program changes, including the addition of kelp, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and trimethylglycine.



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