LOW SELF-ESTEEM PATTERN ON A HAIR MINERAL TEST
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.
Definition. This pattern is defined as:
1. Calcium between 25 and 80.
2. Magnesium between 2 and 10.
3. Calcium/magnesium ratio between 4 and 10.
4. Sodium/potassium ratio greater than 20.
5. Potassium less than 5 mg%.
Visualization. This pattern appears on a calibrated chart from Analytical Research Labs as:
1. Normal-looking calcium and magnesium levels,
2. A normal-looking calcium/magnesium ratio,
3. A very high sodium/potassium ratio with a low potassium level.
When it appears. This pattern is not that common, and may appear more often in women than in men. It does not appear in young children or babies, so far.
Analysis. The lifestyle ratio (calcium/magnesium) is very good, but the sodium/potassium ratio is extremely out of balance. This can be looked at as a sort of disconnect between these two ratios. One is normal, while the other shows acute stress, inflammation and lots of anger.
The higher the sodium/potassium ratio, the more extreme the pattern.
Always a sympathetic dominance pattern. Since the potassium level must be below 5 mg%, and the sodium/potassium ratio must be high for this pattern, this is always a significant sympathetic dominance pattern. To read more about this pattern, please read Sympathetic Dominance on this website.
It can be a four low under stress pattern. A pattern that is similar is called four lows under stress. It is three lows with a high sodium level. This low self-esteem pattern is only a four lows under stress pattern when the sodium is quite close to 25 mg%, or its ideal level, and the other three macrominerals (calcium, magnesium and potassium) are all lower than their ideal levels.
A need for plenty of zinc. People with this pattern need a lot of zinc, in addition to the rest of their nutritional balancing program, to correct the sodium/potassium ratio.