SADNESS AND GRIEF
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© November 2019, 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.
Sadness may be defined as a state of mind or an emotional state of feeling dis-spirited, despondent, mildly depressed, out of sorts, or out of balance in some way. Sadness may be gloomy, moody, sulking or brooding, or it may just be a sigh and a certain feeling of wanting to give up or give in.
To understand something, it often helps to think about its opposite. The opposite of sadness is feeling upbeat, positive, optimistic, happy, lively or bright.
Grief is a state of mind in which one feels as though there has been a loss of some kind. It is a feeling of emptiness or lack. For example, one may go into a state of grief when a friend or a pet dies. It could also occur if one becomes ill or even if one’s car “dies” and needs repairs.
CAUSES FOR SADNESS AND GRIEF
A simple way to classify the causes of sadness and grief is with the 7 system. According to this system, they are:
1. Physical reasons. This includes nutritional and biochemical imbalances, structural problems in the body, or other physical factors. See below for a short discussion of biochemical aspects of sadness and grief.
2. Emotional reasons. These causes include holding on to negative emotions such as anger, resentment, fear and guilt.
3. Control reasons. These causes include feeling powerless or out of control of one’s life.
4. Social reasons. One can be sad because one feels isolated or alienated, without friends or family, or without the love of other people.
5. Work, career or creativity-related reasons. Some people are sad because they are not doing the correct type of work or they are not in the correct work environment. This is a very common cause of sadness in our society.
6. Ideological reasons. There is also much sadness today because people are taught lies such as “We are killing the earth”. Even worse, many are taught in school that “We will all die in 12 years due to climate change”. This is part of the Democrat Party platform in the United States today! It is completely wrong, but some people believe it and live in sadness and grief, as a result.
Other false ideas are:
- God is dead or doesn’t care about us,
- the earth is dying
- life is meaningless and just “an accident”
- everyone cheats on his or her partner sexually
- everyone lies
- all governments are corrupt and evil
- corporations are evil
- men are evil
- America is an evil nation because it had slaves.
- life is just “pay your taxes and then you die.”
7. Spiritual reasons. The main one is feeling separated from God, or the creator, or your high self, or the divine self.
BIOCHEMICAL ASPECTS OF SADNESS AND GRIEF
Sadness and the oxidation rate. Sadness is much more associated with a slow oxidation rate. Fast oxidizers are rarely sad. They may be anxious, irritable or even depressed, but they are usually not sad.
Sadness and low energy. Sadness is also associated with low adaptive energy in the body. This makes it more difficult to cope with all kinds of stress. This is much more common when the body is in a state of in slow oxidation, although it can also occur in fast oxidizers with a low sodium/potassium ratio.
Sadness and a calcium shell pattern. I noticed many years ago that when my hair calcium level went up, I felt a certain sadness. This may have been due to lower adaptive energy, or a chemical effect of excessive calcium in the soft tissues and/or nervous system of the body.
Sadness and the Na/K ratio. Sadness is associated with low levels of sodium and potassium, and perhaps a low sodium/potassium ratio as well.
Sadness and chromium. Excessive amounts of a toxic form of chromium appears to cause feelings of sadness. This is probably a hexavalent chromium. When it is released, a person feels less sadness.
The same can occur if a person has a lot of other toxic metals in the body. As these are released during a development program, the sadness tends to go away.
From a biochemical perspective, grief is somewhat similar to sadness. For more details, see Grief Pattern on A Hair Mineral Test.