Type-1 Diabetic Goes Into Four-Low Electrolyte Repair Mode

Imagine your car had a flat tire. Instead of jacking it up or bringing it to a repair shop, you tried replacing the tire while on the road. While driving on the road. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Yet if you look at most of modern medicine it’s doing this for most conditions. Type-1 diabetics are told to keep on “living a normal life” – just take some insulin, thyroid hormone (and maybe some pain medication and antidepressants) and don’t stop. You can do it!

Newly ordained type-1s are never told to rest and try to let the pancreas regain its ability to produce insulin.

Nicole, my type-1 diabetic wife, has a hair mineral analysis done every four to six months. We hack off a discrete tablespoon of hair and send it to a one-of-kind lab in Arizona. Pam Killeen interprets the results and adjust her protocol.

Unlike her second test, this third test produced results very different from her initial. The four main minerals – calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium – have all dropped below the ideal level. This is a condition which Dr. Paul Eck (the founding researcher of nutritional balancing science) called a “Four Lows Pattern.”

In his article, The Four Lows Pattern, Dr. Wilson (one of Eck’s surviving students) writes:

Retracing a four lows pattern is also analogous to leaving your car at the repair shop for a major overhaul because you have decided to keep the old car, and you have told the mechanic to go over every inch of the car and attend to every possible problem and fix everything for the future.

That sums up about how Nicole feels lately. Usually she is able to push herself to keep on keeping on. Lately, she’s been on a “power down” mode where she wants to rest and sleep as often as she possible can. After all, when one is suffering from the level of exhaustion Nicole is suffering from, its only when she isn’t doing anything that what little energy she has can be diverted towards healing.

Her initial hair test showed that her sympathetic nervous was dominating. In other words, in order for her body to “keep on living a normal life” it had to remain in a state where most of the little energy available was diverted to conscious actions (like walking, talking, working, etc.). This is great for running errands, doing volunteer work and cleaning the bathtub. It’s not good for performing repair work on the body,– no less digesting food, eliminating waste and all that kind of internal healing activity.

Discontinuing her thyroid medication was probably a big factor in getting her out of that full throttle mode where the body has no time or capacity for rest and healing. Low thyroid function isn’t all bad. It gets people to slow down and rest. Of course, thyroid medication overrides this. I’ll talk more about this soon, as I’m starting to suspect thyroid medication is a big player in keeping people sick.

Interestingly, our son Jonah’s last hair analysis showed the same four-lows pattern. So far, both their hair analysis test results have been remarkably similar. I assume this is because Jonah inherited the same heavy metals and mineral imbalances his mother had. It’s not easy being born to a type-1 diabetic with failing kidneys.

But it may not be all placenta-delivered biochemical imbalances. Regarding this Dr. Wilson writes:

This is rather unusual, but now and then we see a baby or young child in a four lows pattern. This is unusual, since it is usually an end of life pattern, and the child may not be that ill. In these cases, the child may be assisting another person in some way, and this may require that the child be in a four lows pattern.

It’s certainly been convenient that both Jonah and Nicole are equally interested in extra sleep and rest. Trying to keep up with a eight-year old is normally the opposite of bed rest.

I suspect 2015 is going to be a year of much rest and much healing. Nicoel’s recent hair test showed increases in the elimination of toxic metals and infection. I’ll talk more about this in future posts.

–John C. A. Manley

P.S. For more on Nicole’s last test results see: Type-1 Diabetic Detoxes Twice as Much Mercury

P.P.S. Our four-lows son has completed his second Shakespeare video: Sonnet 23

About the Author: John C. A. Manley researches and writes about alternative treatments for type-1 diabetes and its many complications. His wife, Nicole, of 15 years has had type-1 diabetes for four decades. Together they have lowered her HgbA1c below 5.5%, regained thyroid function, increased kidney function and reversed gastroparesis. Read more about their journey out of the T1D matrix or subscribe to their Diabetic Dharma blog..