by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© July 2017, LD 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 interpret hair analysis is that of flying in an airplane.  The reason they are helpful is that life is a journey full of movement and changing conditions.  Here are some possible situations:


Fast oxidation. Fast oxidation is similar to flying too high and too fast.  It is very common in babies and young children today.  The problem with this is that such flying is only supposed to be done in a serious emergency.  Doing it all the time puts extreme stress on the aircraft, damaging it.  One is exceeding the design specifications of the aircraft.

In most cases, the correct nutrient materials are not present to repair the plane.  Instead, repairs are made with whatever is handy, which are usually inferior parts - toxic metals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury and aluminum.  These are weaker than the original materials such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium and other vital trace minerals.  The result is a weaker aircraft.  This is the situation with almost every child today.


Fast oxidation with a low sodium/potassium ratio.  In this pattern, the plane is still moving fast, but the wing begins to ‘stall’.  A line connecting the tops of the graphs of the sodium and potassium on an Analytical Research Labs graph looks like a wing in a stall position.

Pilots know that a stall is very dangerous and one must act to change the situation.  On a hair test, this is a pattern is associated with catastrophes such as heart attacks and strokes.  Hair mineral testing allows us to predict these events, which medical tests cannot do as well.  It is really the only way to prevent them.


Slow oxidation.  As mineral deficiencies and toxicity develop, the plane slows down and flies too slow and too low.

This occurs either because the plane cannot sustain rapid flight due to low power.  The other situation is that normal cruising speed becomes unsafe, so the captain (the souls) slow down to prevent more damage and avoid a crash.

Today this is the norm among adult humans. One feels tired, sluggish and often somewhat depressed.  If one slows down too much, one feels despairing and often suicidal.  The flight is just not worth the trouble (see Calcium Shell below).

The plane is also much less maneuverable, meaning that coping with stress is more difficult.


A calcium shell. (A hair tissue calcium level above 165 mg% for women and above 155 mg% for men).  This is like smearing cement on cracks that are developing in the fuselage of the plane.  The cement protects the plane, but slows it down a lot.  This can be quite depressing and can lead to despair and suicidal thoughts.

Some people with a calcium shell are very sensitive or stressed.  They fly low in an attempt to withdraw psychologically, similar to trying to “fly under the radar” to escape an enemy.


Sympathetic dominance.  (Hair potassium level of 4 mg or less, and sometimes other criteria)  This is like attempting to regain speed in a damaged and slowly-moving aircraft by revving the engines.  However, the plane is so damaged that it does not work, no matter how hard one tries.  This is the situation with many people today.


Four highs (elevated calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium) is akin to succeeding to speed up a damaged aircraft.  However, the effort is purely temporary and unstable.  It is like a burst of speed that is unstable and unhealthy.  Fortunately, a development program always helps get rid of this pattern quickly.


Four lows. (low levels of hair calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium).  One is flying too low and too fast at the same time.  This is worse than flying too low and flying slowly or slow oxidation.

This occurs when the aircraft is even more damaged than the plane in slow oxidation.  The plane often speeds up somewhat, but it cannot be controlled properly, does not function well, and is on its way to a crash.

The crash is not immediate, as with the Step Up pattern below, but one is on a dangerous course.  This is a common pattern today among adults, and even some children, whose craft is damaged from birth or from eating improper food, or from the use of vaccines and toxic medical drugs.


A hill pattern (A low calcium/magnesium ratio and a high sodium/potassium ratio).  Visually, the pattern on an ARL calibrated chart looks like a mountain.

This is a celebration, joy and accomplishment pattern.  One has “reached the heights” and is “on top of the world”.  Pilots live for this feeling, which is that one is soaring and free like a bird.


The ‘amigos’. (elevated iron, manganese, aluminum and, at times, certain other minerals).  These are external braces or crutches used to support a damaged aircraft.  They keep it flying, but are not part of the original design.  As a result, they further damage the plane in the process of keeping it flying.  The performance of the aircraft suffers and eventually they disable the plane.

Medical methods are unable to remove the amigos well at all.  A development program is the only method we know of to remove them and deeply heal the aircraft.


Double low ratio and double high ratio. 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.


Step down pattern and 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.


Step up pattern is a steep climb that exceeds the capability of the aircraft.  It is always an extremely dangerous maneuver that must be stopped fast or the plane will crash.

It is a combination of 1) high speed (fast oxidation) and 2) the stalled wing pattern (low sodium/potassium ratio).  In the human being, this is called a quick death pattern associated with catastrophic events such as fatal heart attacks or strokes.


Spiritual defensiveness. 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.


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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