By Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© April 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.


This article briefly reviews the classification of illness by Western medicine and by Oriental medicine.  Then it discusses how health conditions are classified or identified according to nutritional balancing science.




This classification is well known to doctors, and to much of the public, as well.  Western medical care is based upon first identifying disease entities, and then treating these entities to remove or ‘cure’ or eradicate them.  Illnesses are classified as:


1. Infections.  This includes conditions caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, mycoplasma, and perhaps a few other categories of infectious organisms.  Several articles on this site discuss infections, such as the articles about Parasites and Boosting Immunity.


2. Toxic conditions.  These are conditions caused by toxic metals such as mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium.  Other toxic conditions are due to chemical toxins such as pesticides, drug overdoses, heroin addiction, or occupational exposure to chemicals such as solvents or plastics.  Articles on this website about toxins include Toxic Metals, Toxic Chemicals, Everyone Is Toxic And Depleted, Detoxification Procedures, and Detoxification


3. Genetic Diseases.  These conditions are caused either by defects in a person’s DNA, RNA or protein biosynthesis. Many of these are actually errors in the copying of the DNA to RNA or defects in the biosynthesis of body proteins from the RNA.  For more on this topic, please read Genetic Defects and Genetic Testing on this site.


4. Nutritional deficiency diseases.  These include scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), beri beri (B1 deficiency), pellagra (B3 deficiency), macrocytic anemia (folate or B12 deficiency), pernicious anemia or B12 deficiency, blindness due to vitamin A deficiency, and a few others.

Modern medicine, however, rarely identifies or cares about more subtle nutritional imbalances such as low zinc or chromium, low levels of omega-3 fatty acids, and many others.


5. Lifestyle-caused diseases.  These are mainly the addictions to anything harmful such as alcohol, drugs, excessive sex, sugar or something else harmful to the body.  A number of articles on this site discuss Addiction Mechanisms, Alcoholism, Sexual Addiction, Sugar Addiction, Carbohydrate Addiction, Social Media Addiction, Co-Dependency and related topics.


6. Mentally-caused and traumatic diseases.  These include fixations, neuroses, psychoses, and conditions due to traumas of all kinds such as rape, beatings, wars, and abuse of children or adults.  For more on this, please read Rape, Healing Rape, and Trauma Release on this site.


7. Chronic metabolic conditions.  These include the “killer” diseases today such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis, most high blood pressure (essential hypertension), cancer and several others.  In most cases, modern medicine does not know the exact cause of these conditions.


8. Iatrogenic diseases.  These are health conditions due to mistakes made by doctors and hospitals.  This is actually the largest group of illnesses, today, according to reports such as Death By Medicine (2009).  A number of studies have revealed, for example, that during doctor strikes, which have occurred in Israel, France and the USA, the mortality rate declined.  This alone should indicate to everyone that modern medicine is very unsafe and needs an overhaul.

Outpatient iatrogenesis includes the harmful effects of vaccines, and the side effects of medically-prescribed drugs and procedures.  It also includes prescribing errors such as giving the wrong drug or the wrong dose of the right drug, or when several physicians prescribe a harmful combination of drugs.

In-hospital iatrogenesis includes thousands of botched operations, millions of infections acquired during a hospital stay, mixing up patient records, and other mistakes and errors that easily occur inside hospitals due to sloppiness, brain fog or fatigue of the doctors, nurses and technician staffs.




In ancient and even modern times, doctors of Oriental medicine and acupuncture have classified ill health in a very different way.  Rather than name disease entities, they assess the body for various imbalances, and correct those imbalances.  These include:


1. Yin and yang imbalances.  Yin and yang are basic imbalances in the Oriental acupuncture system.  For more, please read Yin Disease on this site.


2. Conditions of low vitality and aging.  For more on this topic, please read Vitality on this website.


3. Other patterns found through pulse, tongue or other Oriental diagnostic methods.




Nutritional balancing is most similar to the Oriental approach.  With this system, one does not diagnose disease entities and or “treat” disease entities.  In fact, medical diagnoses are usually not needed or that useful.  This was very strange to me, at first, since I have medical training.  However, it is the way the science works.


With nutritional balancing instead of classifying symptoms as related to particular diseases, one may identify them as related to:


1. Dietary errors. The most common of these is not eating plenty of cooked (not raw) vegetables.  Others include eating fruit, eating wheat, eating sweets of any kind, or eating too much meat or none at all.  Many of these cause Yin Disease, a common finding today.


2. Lifestyle imbalances or problems.  The most common of these are:

A) Harmful relationships with substances such as alcohol, food or drugs, including marijuana.

B) Harmful relationships with other people.

C) Harmful relationships with ideas and/or with God or the Creator.  This causes bad attitudes and harmful emotions.


3. Specific metabolic imbalances as revealed on a hair mineral analysis.  These may involve minerals, but they also involve organs, and the organism level in all cases.  Among the most common are very slow or very fast oxidation, four lows pattern, imbalances of the Sodium/potassium Ratio, imbalances of the Calcium/Magnesium Ratio, sympathetic dominance pattern, a calcium shell, a bowl pattern or others.  You may read more about all of these patterns, and many others, by clicking here.


4. Soul problems.  Usually this is an attack on the soul.  However, it could be the presence of an immature soul, or just  a need for soul rehab or upgrading.  For much more on this topic, please read Soul Upgrades on this site.


5. Entity attachment.  This is actually a type of soul problem.  For more on this topic, please read Entity Attachment And Release.


6. Health effects of pure channel blockage.  For more on this topic, please read Reflexology and Adhesions on this site.


7. Occasionally something else that is damaging health such as toxin exposure or too much electromagnetic stress.  For more on these topics, please read EMFs, Psychotronic Warfare ,Toxic Metals and Toxic Chemicals.


Once these imbalances are identified, one follows a very precise program that includes a diet, lifestyle correction, about 8 very specific nutritional supplements, and about 5 detoxification procedures.  Retests are needed every 3 to 6 months to alter the program so that the whole system stays in balance.

A complete nutritional balancing program is basically getting on a path to both health and development.  Development is a concept fairly unique to nutritional balancing, and not part of any Western medical approach that I know of.  It is known in the Orient, but is not practiced much except in monasteries. 

Slowly, and often not so slowly, symptoms start to go away as the body heals itself with this system.  Specific remedies are rarely used, and usually get in the way of the deeper systemic healing.  Development also begins to occur spontaneously, leading to a longer and happier life.



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