by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

Ó June 2013, 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.


A friend sadly related that she recently went to three friend’s funerals.  In each case, the person had not been “ill”, and one was a young man of 16. 

In each case, death was caused by a minor accident, such as hitting the head during a fall, or even less.  The 16-year-old suddenly developed a fever and died in the hospital before doctors could even figure out what was wrong.

These incidents point to a trend in America and Europe, particularly.  People may look fine, but their bodies are not healthy.  As a result, the bodies are quite fragile.  They lack a certain toughness and resiliency.

As a result, a mild trauma, accident, injury, fall or infection can cause death.  Preventing and correcting this fragility of the bodies is a focus of nutritional balancing science.  It is not an easy concept to talk about, however, because fragility often does not offer outward manifestations or symptoms until it is too late to save a life.




This is not a simple question to answer.  For example, the fragility I am referring to is not the same as being “sensitive”.  It is not the same as environmental illness or chemical sensitivity, or simply being tired a lot.

Fragility is different.  It usually presents few immediate symptoms.  This is the insidious thing about it.  It only offers symptoms when one is “tested” by a trauma or illness.  Then it reveals just how weak or out of balance the body is.

An analogy is that of a building or a bridge that appears strong until a storm comes.  Then it falls apart.

So please do not confuse fragility with being sensitive or just weak.  Weakness is not a good thing, but surprisingly some people who appear weak or tired handle trauma and illness better than some who appear in “perfect health”.   


A hair mineral analysis usually offers excellent clues to fragility.  For example, a low zinc level, a low phosphorus level, a low sodium/potassium ratio, or a three or four lows pattern are clues to fragility.  Another is a very fast or a very slow oxidation rate.  An elevated copper level could be another indicator.

Fragility is somewhat like an Italian sports car.  Some of the fragile bodies remind me of a very delicate sports car that rides very low to the ground and requires a lot of love and care to keep it on the road.  It is not a bad car, but it is delicate.  This is how a lot of people are today.

I tell these individuals that they are sensitive souls who must care for their health a little more than others.  They are not “pickup trucks” that can go anywhere and do anything with impunity.

I further explain that often one’s “sports car” is very high-powered, and this is part of the challenge.  One must learn what it needs and how to “drive” it properly to avoid damaging it.  Anyone who has driven a very powerful car knows that one must exercise more caution with it, or one can get into an accident far easier with such a vehicle.

This analogy helps some people to appreciate themselves more, and avoid feeling sorry for themselves that they must live a more disciplined and healthful life than their friends or other family members.

The metal analogy.  Becoming fragile is also somewhat like a piece of metal that has suffered metal fatigue.  Normally, a piece of metal can be bent back and forth a few times without breaking.  However, after a certain number of back and forth bending, the metal becomes much more fragile.  Then, if something bends the metal, it is very fragile and is more likely to just break off.  This is called metal fatigue.


Aging associated with fragility, in general.  In general, as one ages, the body becomes more fragile.  If one can reverse the aging process, as occurs regularly with nutritional balancing, then the body can become less fragile. 

The program does this by removing toxic metals and toxic chemicals, and replacing missing nutrients.




1. One feels fine until one undergoes an operation, has a child, has a minor accident or fall, or even just takes some vitamins or herbs.  Then the person develops serious health problems that are difficult to heal. I receive emails from people with this situation often. 


2. Giving birth of an autistic or developmentally delayed child.  This is now occurring daily in thousands, or perhaps millions of children all over the world.


3. One reacts very badly to a vaccine or a medical drug such as an antibiotic.  Sometimes the body’s reaction is horrible and one wonders how it could be so bad.

One reason is that the body is fragile, but one was not aware of it.  This is one reason to avoid all types of toxins as much as possible if one is wise because one never knows how the body will react to a particular toxic substance.


4. A severe infection that seems to come out of nowhere.  A healthy body normally can withstand and fight off most infections, especially with the help of natural methods such as colloidal silver, vitamins A and C, Limcomin, bee propolis and other simple remedies, along with plenty of fresh water and rest.  At times, however, the body is so fragile that a simple infection becomes life-threatening.


Emotional fragility. Other indicators for fragility might include an emotional outburst or disturbance that should not have occurred, given the mildness of a situation.  For example, a friend may treat you badly and instead of being able to handle it, one “loses it” and becomes furious or depressed for days or weeks. 

Even worse, one might become suicidal or homicidal as a result of a rather mild emotional upset.

Another possibility that is definitely on the rise is a greater incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.  In these instances, a person just seems unable to process thoroughly or get over some type of incident or situation.

Instead, the memory of the incident keeps resurfacing, often at odd times and places, and this can seriously unbalance a person’s life.  This is an unusual aspect of fragility as it refers to the ability of the brain and mind to process and heal a trauma at a deep mental level.

Another emotional symptom of fragility is that one becomes very negative or cynical.  This occurs often today.  More and more young people, especially, believe that “the earth is dying”, “God is dead”, “we’re doomed” and other negative beliefs.  These are often related to one’s fragile state of health, even though you are not aware of the connection. 

I know this to be true because when such individuals follow a nutritional balancing program, things change.  Their thoughts and emotions turn positive, even though their life situation has not changed.




It can, to a degree, and does its best at all times to keep us alive and functioning.  However, the compensations are often not healthful and at times, they are bizarre and scary. 

For example, one may decide to just withdraw from society to avoid incidents and situations.  This is usually accompanied by depression or anti-social behavior in a few cases.  In this case, one may develop a calcium shell on the hair mineral analysis.

Physically, the body may compensate by adopting an unusual posture, or unusual habits of eating and living that are intended, at least, to defend against possible stress.  Most are not healthful.

Mentally and emotionally, many people simply ‘shut down’ after a trauma, for example.  This can be healthy if it allows one time to process better.  When it becomes a lifestyle, however, it damages one’s relationships, job and school performance, and every other aspect of a person’s life.

Some compensate by going the other way. They may start taking more chances, seeing if they can cheat death, for example.  Bungee-jumping, sky-diving, hang-gliding, dangerous skiing, car racing and other dangerous activities may be examples of this.  Young women may “dress down” and care less what happens.

Others compensate mentally by taking chances in the mental realm – staying up too late, testing themselves to see how much abuse the body and mind can take, watching horror movies, or engaging in dangerous sexual or other activities to see how “strong” they really are.  All of this tends to be destructive.

Others turn to marijuana, heroin or other drugs to “tune out”.  This just weakens that body and mind a lot more.

Another type of compensation is more subtle.  One may armor the body.  This is well known in some forms of bodywork such as Rolfing and structural integration.  Most people do this a little and it is okay.

When it is extreme, the body becomes very tense and tight, the musculature becomes rigid, and the person becomes quite “uptight”.  It is not healthful at all.  Undoing this pattern takes a lot of time and work, although between nutritional balancing and deep bodywork it can be done.




Follow a complete nutritional balancing program.  Do not expect instant results.  You will have to begin by building a strong foundation – just like when one builds a house.  This may take five years.

As one progresses on the program, many clients report that they are much better at handling stress.  The bones becomes stronger, and the muscles will work better.  The tendons and ligaments lose their rigidity and function as they are supposed to function.  The immune response improves drastically, and digestion improves, as well.  All infections tend to clear up and this helps the body to be more resilient and flexible in handling stress.


The adrenals and fragility.  The adrenal glands are central to solving the problem of fragility.  The adrenal glands produce hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin that allow the body to cope and adapt to stress.  As the adrenals are rebuilt, the body’s ability to handle stress improves a lot. 


Rest, sleep and reflection or meditation.  Mental and emotional “toughening” at deep levels requires a lot more rest and sleep.  Be sure to allow this.

Also, many times one’s attitudes and assumptions about life and about society must be questioned and reviewed.  I was helped tremendously by Mr. Roy Masters and his many tapes and books.  Some of it was not easy to handle, at first! 

Life is often not the way it is painted in the mainstream media, in high school and college, and even in the workplace.

One must also examine one’s beliefs.  As I have become healthier, I have come to see that what are called “liberal values” are mainly all wrong and destructive.  This topic is discussed in more detail in other articles on this website on particular health topics.



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