SLOW OXIDIZER ON
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
î February 2010, 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.
I call slow on crutches is a common
and very important hair mineral analysis pattern. It is often a hidden pattern, which means that it is not
always obvious when one views a hair mineral analysis.
of slow on crutches. This pattern
appears mainly in slow oxidizers.
The oxidation rate often appears fairly balanced, and usually slow,
though I suppose it could be fast as well. the sodium/potassium ratio is often a little low, between 1
and 2, and usually not extremely low.
of the pattern is that the oxidation rate, while it is slow, appears faster
than it is really is, because the oxidation rate is enhanced by the presence of
toxic metals or other factors that are raising the sodium and potassium
levels. This makes the oxidation
rate look faster than it really is.
The laboratory must not wash the hair for accurate results.
METALS OR OTHER FACTORS ELEVATE OR ENHANCE THE OXIDATION RATE?
most common toxic metals are aluminum, lead, cadmium, arsenic and
perhaps nickel. Other
possible ones include antimony and even uranium.
Others are toxic forms of iron,
copper, manganese, selenium and chromium. These are quite common, in fact, and are called Ôthe amigosŐ
because they are usually found together.
The amigos are among the minerals that are known to enhance the
oxidation rate, probably by irritating the adrenal glands or the central
factors that could enhance the oxidation rate in a stimulatory way are some toxic chemicals such as pesticides,
some hormones such as DHEA, pregnenelone, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone
and others. Other factors might be
chemicals found in some herbs or
vitamins. Finally, an attitude or lifestyle factor could also be elevating the oxidation rate, especially on a first hair
OR EVIDENCE OF THE SLOW OXIDIZER ON CRUTCHES PATTERN
one does not have a clue that the oxidation rate, while slow, is faster than it
should be. However, on many tests
there are telltale signs of this phenomenon, which is common. Some of these signs are:
of elevated toxic metals. Aluminum
is the most common, but also manganese, iron, lead, cadmium, copper or others.
A low sodium/potassium ratio. While this is not always a reliable
indicator, it often is a good indicator.
Symptoms in the
client that are more severe than the test indicates or simply do not match the
oxidation rate. For example, the
client may be exhausted or severely hypoglycemic, but the test does not
indicate these trends or tendencies.
phosphorus level in a person with a fairly good oxidation rate may occur in
absence of any elevated toxic metal readings in a person who has multiple
significant symptoms. This tends
to indicate that the body is so weak or with such low vitality that it cannot
eliminate toxic metals through the skin and hair. Examples are an aluminum level less than about 0.6 mg%, and
the presence of Double 00s Pattern on the test
such as a cadmium level of 0.002 mg%.
When the toxic level is extremely low it often means that the person
simply cannot eliminate the metal, and not that it is not present, since most
people are somewhat toxic today.
If the client
has an obvious lifestyle habit or factor that may enhance the oxidation
rate. This may range from drinking
a lot of coffee or caffeinated soda or tea, to doing extreme exercise daily, to
smoking, drug addiction if the drug is a stimulant, or other significant
lifestyle stress in some way.
MEANING AND IMPLICATIONS OF THIS PATTERN
slow on crutches pattern is so common that it is important to discuss its
importance. First, it is important
to understand that most peopleŐs oxidation rate is influenced, to some degree,
by toxins that just stimulate the adrenals and/or the thyroid gland.
this, one can understand why a personŐs oxidation rate may fluctuate, and often
may decline on a retest, even though the person is receiving the correct
program to enhance it. This can
also help us to understand why a personŐs energy level may rise and fall during
a nutritional balancing program, even when the person is receiving the correct
program to balance the oxidation rate.
It can also help explain other transient symptoms that occur during
nutritional balancing programs ranging from feelings of depression and
exhaustion, to feelings of euphoria, anxiety, irritability, hypoglycemia,
allergies, muscle cramps and many others.
BEST RESULTS WITH A SLOW ON CRUTCHES PATTERN, IT MAY BE BEST TO ASSUME THAT THE
SODIUM/POTASSIUM RATIO IS LOWER THAN IT APPEARS
most cases of a slow on crutches pattern, the sodium/potassium ratio is not
that low. However, the ratio may
well be lower. This should be
taken into account when setting up the nutritional balancing program. This provides more support for the body
and may help it to more rapidly eliminate the toxic crutches such as toxic
metals and toxic chemicals.