Nutritional Balancing is based on the research of Dr. Paul C. Ecke, a physician and tireless researcher, Dr Ecke had a passion for nutrition and health from a young age, but his most profound discoveries were based on experiments that he did with a newer assessment tool, the hair mineral analysis or hair biopsy. Using this hair analysis, Dr. Ecke used all of his knowledge of stress theory of disease, metabolic typing, mineral bioavailability, toxic metals and more. He evolved the science of minerals over more than 35 years and analyzed hundreds of thousands of hair mineral analysis, discovering through his research ideal levels of minerals and mineral ratios and their relationship to optimal health. Unlike most “normal” ranges, Dr Ecke found that the range for real health was very narrow and he found that deviation from the ideal mineral levels and ratios resulted in disease states and unwanted symptoms.
Nutritional balancing science is based on principles of whole system behavior, it views the body as a complex, self-regulating, whole system. A whole system theory of healing is the only way to heal the body at its deepest levels, whereas today’s current medical paradigm tends to see the body as a collection of somewhat unrelated parts.
Nutritional balancing is a way of balancing body chemistry correctly and continuously, restoring it by slowly rebuilding and restoring the body’s enzyme systems. Whereas most physicians and practitioners will throw medications and supplements at a patient due to symptomatology, nutritional balancing is able to look through a window into the cells in order to determine a person’s excesses, deficiencies, mineral patterns and ratios long before they ever make themselves felt or known in the blood, since the blood has an innate buffering system that will maintain balance even at the expense of our tissues.
There are several basics involved in the disease process:
Slowing of the oxidation rate
Reduced oxygenation and hydration of tissues
Clogging of the system with toxins of all kinds
Rusting, or build up of oxides in the body.
The healing process involves reversing all of the above. Removing oxides, infections and other toxins, restoring the body’s oxidation reactions, restoring oxygenation and hydration and balancing the oxidation rate. This involves restoring the activity of millions of enzymes throughout the body, which can take some time.
Many people today are living in a state of artificial health, meaning that they may look healthy, but they have required much assistance from medical exams, tests, procedures, remedies and surgeries, because they are prone to hundreds of medical problems. Their health is somewhat of a guise, since it is dependent on an army of doctors. This is artificial health, Nutritional balancing can easily move most people from a state of artificial health or disease towards a state of high resistance to most all diseases. This is done by diet, proper hydration, nutritional supplements, rest and sleep and other simple elements that build health.
Interview with Dr. Paul Ecke, excerpt taken from “The Health View Newsletter” Issue #27-29
A Small difference in even a single mineral ratio can have a tremendous impact on your health. Actually, the difference between sickness and health for all of is is only the difference in a few ratios.
For example, the normal ratio of sodium to potassium is 2.5 to 1. This means that the body tissues should have two and a half times as much sodium as potassium. But if this ratio should ever go to 1 to1, you could become seriously ill.
The difference in ratios doesn’t seem like that much, but when we talk about ratios, even the smallest difference is important.
For instance, suppose your readers had to work 80 hours a week instead of 40. Now this is just twice as many hours as normal. The work hours are multiplied by a factor of 2. Without knowing what was going on, the 2 doesn’t seem like much, does it?
Suppose your shoe size was just one-half inch shorter than it should be. This would mean that your shoes were only a mere 5% too short. ANd who could complain of a small difference of only 5%. It seems like hardly anything.
Suppose every time you went to buy gasoline, the gas station attendant added just one small teaspoon of water to each gallon, Even though the gasoline was 99% pure, you would probably have trouble starting your car. And this is the difference of less than 1%.
People don’t realize it, but the human body is a highly precise organism-far more precise than most people would ever imagine. Little changes make a big difference.
The normal temperature of the body is 98.6 degrees. A deviation as little as one degree can result in a fever and a general weakness. Just one small degree! If the temperature goes as high as 104 degrees, a person will become seriously ill. And if the temperature goes to 105 degrees for too long, a person will die.
So here the difference between life and death comes down to a difference of less than 7 degrees.
Let’s look at another example---your sodium to magnesium (Na/Mg) ratio. This is the ratio that tells about the health of the adrenal glands. If your adrenal glands were healthy, the ratio between sodium and magnesium would be 4:17 to 1. That means that you would have a little more than four times as much sodium as magnesium in your tissues. Let’s say that your adrenal ratio is 2 instead of 4:17.
This is just two points off of normal. Yet this apparently small change is a deviation of almost 50% from normal. Can you see what we are talking about now? Here the two point difference can mean the difference between being severely exhausted and being overflowing with energy.
So to sum up everything we have been saying, yes, even the smallest difference in a mineral ratio can, without question, have the most dramatic effect on a person’s overall health.