I recently stumbled on to this: http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/HEALING%20LIFESTYLE.htm
He seems to advocate what is pretty much a Paleo diet, but with some differences. He's big on hair mineral analysis to fine-tune the diet, and coffee enemas, and kelp (but only very particular brands) and ox bile supplements. But he is not a fan of most fermened foods (http://www.drlwilson.com/ARTICLES/FERMENTS.htm), or yoga for that matter.
What do people here make of his recommendations? I'd like to hear some opinions before springing for this hair analysis and following the recommendations.
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on October 27, 2014
at 03:37 AM
Yeah his recommendation would totally work - eat a TON of veggies with high quality meat and cut out all your crap foods. I mean that's why diets usually work in the first place - YOU STOP EATING GARBAGE.
Seriously though have you read into some of the other stuff? Like recommending you eat red meat twice a week to keep the vegetarian-enities (ghost-parasites) away? Also the "Christian Thought" ramble on how he denounces all those pesky new-agers, religious zealots and arrogant intellectuals.
Yet somehow doesn't catch his own hypocrisy - he starts sounding legit then just throws yin/yang, toxic this that (with no reason besides he says so most of the time), and saying just do it don't question it because you're sick. Ok. I mean he has good points but self awareness in what he's writing isn't one of his strong points.
Then a past comment here made me look up the gay marriage entry - ??? I mean ??? in really, why is what looks like a conservative ramble from the south doing on a site that people usually stumble on looking for adrenal burnout tips doing there?? I mean same could be said about the astral-bug cleansing. Then I was expecting him to say "and gay buttsex is bad because it may make the kundalini flow backwards and then effect dantien spin wich may be toxic, but could be reversed with cooked carrots, that are yang. Also add kelp to your COFFEE PENIS IMPLANT"
To clarify - yes I made the last part up but he does have that coffee penis thing there, as well as a female version. Also recommends a ozone-machine air-douche for females with that not-so-fresh feelin downstairs. Hey it might work, in the least you'll have anti-backterial queefs for the day.
To be fair - good points on the site here and there but he could use an editor before publishing his stuff so he doesn't sound like a mad scientist who might be a conservative right-wing Taoist Immortal with dementia.
on October 14, 2016
at 03:04 PM
Hi my name is Lewis Rowlands and I've followed the Dr a Wilson protocol for 5 years with astounding results.
Like many I tried everything and went to every Dr only to be told something differently every time. I started to think I was crazy and was in fact loosing my mind.
I had over 30 symptoms. Yes thirty. Ranging from extreme fatigue, chronic yeast infections, visual snow, liver damage from accutane and much much more.
Unlike many people who read Wilson's website I managed to read around the text with an open mind. And thank God I did. I read one of his articles on brain fog and I had never read anything so indepth about such a misunderstood problem.
I had read hundreds of websites and articles and never had I come accross anything so simple yet indepth. Needless to say I was impressed and decided to start straight away on his protocol. Much to my surprise after taking only a few recommended supplements my brain fog lifted the first time in 6 years. I was both astounded and relieved as this was the first time I connected physical problems to mental.
Over the years I have dedicated myself to his ways and 5 years later all my symptoms have gone. I went through hell while on the program and learnt about how powerful the program actually is.
People go through something called healing reactions. I learnt that in order to heal you must allow your body to basically process your whole life backwards. Meaning that every toxin, thought, poor judgment, chemical had been lodged in the body and mind and finally created what we are today. In order to heal you must relive and remove these from the body backwards sometimes in the same order they got in. Often experiencing the same effects they have on you multiplied and then they are released. It's like your body goes back to the scene of crime it Relives and releases the moment and you heal a little more. This is the beauty of his program and it puts a lot of people off. Healing reactions are real. I spent 2 months at one point removing copper from my system and had extreme symptoms. After I released that big chunk my health improved dramatically for example.
I wished people wouldn't be so quick to put him down. He works entirely for free. Yes that's right for free. His website has over 1300 free articles that he updates and adds to regularly. His website is straight to the point and he refuses advertisements. People don't realise that concepts like yin and yang is just another way of discussing balance. Balance is key to everything in life. All it takes is a little out of the box thinking to see he isn't talking rubbish. He is merely discussing the idea of balance using a very ancient and beautiful system.
Another big one is fruit eating. Again. We all know fruit is good. He doesn't really deny that. If you take time to read and understand his main concern with fruit is the sugar. Yes it's good sugar. But people are so sick today that any sugar totally throws them off. In fact I was so sick at one point I even had to remove starchy veg from my diet. Crazy I know. But it was the catalyst for my release of copper just 2 weeks later.
This is is a beautiful beautiful and powerful program.
Please checkout mine mine and my friends YouTube channel where I talk about my journey and healing in more depth. Search for 'Deep Healing Space'
on May 01, 2013
at 09:25 PM
His opinion of fruits is pretty demonstrative of odd reasoning:
"They are almost all hybrids that are too sweet, and they have less nutrition than most other natural foods. They are also very yin in Chinese medical terms. Fruits often upset the blood sugar level and very often contribute to intestinal diseases such as yeast infections. Also, while technically alkaline-forming, most people cannot utilize them properly and they acidify the body, at times. Most also contain a toxic form of potassium due to the use of N-P-K fertilizers"
Everything he says here is either wrong, meaningless, or equally applicable to other foods he gives a pass to. I'd be really hesitant to believe anything he says.
on March 21, 2016
at 03:46 PM
He is the arrogant intellectual he is talking about, he is talking about himself. He doesn't claim any of what he says is true, merely his experience and viewpoint. In other words he is more honest about what he says, making it easier for the reader to make their own conclusion about his information.
on June 14, 2013
at 06:21 AM
I have done a hair mineral and heavy metal toxicity recently and I tend to agree a lot with Dr L. Wilson. Different people have different cellular metabolism (ie slow, mixed or fast oxidizer), and so foods, supps and exercise will vary. I am a slow oxidizer at this time, and also have some heavy metals accumulating in my cells and too much copper in my system. I've had chronic ill health since childhood, and I know that vigorous or fast exercise makes me feel much worse. I agree on Dr Wilson's thoughts on yin foods and yin disease, I became much weaker and unbalanced on raw foods and vegan, veg diets. Each person will be ok if they listen to their body, and find good info out there, I recommend the hair mineral analysis, money well spent, as blood tests don't tell you everything and don't reveal what is happening in the cells, organs such as the liver. Many people I know are unbalanced without even being aware, as modern lifestyle and diets unbalanced in many people. Eat much more cooked vegetables, and as Dr W says, much less fruit/seed/nuts. yeh for fish/sardines too!!
on June 11, 2013
at 03:11 AM
Just curious to know how he has wrong. who is your authority? Don't dis something until you try it.
on May 01, 2013
at 07:53 PM
He says not to eat fish or potatoes but to eat 10% carbs from grains. Meeeeeeh. Very questionable but still better than SAD diets or vlc IMO. I didn't read the whole way through does he get to exercise?
Edit: just read where he says "gentle exercise only" and to conserve your energy for healing... Tell me why it's then that breast cancer survivors who exercise have significantly higher survival rates? F' that s'. Also he says Organic blue tortillas are some sort os superfood? Take what he says with a grain of salt.
More than 4oz of dairy, seafood and regular vigorous exercise (which could even just be yard work or fast walking) is just fine, contrary to what he might believe.
on April 07, 2017
at 08:59 PM
The Site won't let me post a link. Just Google "nutritional balancing testimonial wordpress fruit". Open the first search result. My in depth blog post is there. I've been on the program for almost 2 yrs. Best decision of my life, tied with marrying my hus band lol.
on November 05, 2016
at 01:10 PM
This program is amazing!! The site may look a bit dodgy and I hesitated before starting it, but I genuinely owe my happiness to Dr Wilson, and everyone I know who's gone on it has said they've never felt or looked better. He's done this program with thousands of people, and from all of those people he's created patterns that he can very accurately apply to new patients. It's unbelievable how accurately he described my problems. I had what he calls a Calcium Shell, which is basically being overloaded with a lot of unavailable calcium that my body couldn't use - deadening my emotions, making me depressed, numb, foggy, and basically killing my personality. I had no energy, I couldn't connect to people properly anymore and my life was just getting worse and worse. I finally started the program and it removed not only the depression and fatigue - but anxiety! Lifetime anxiety just went, as if it had never been a real part of me at all. And a bunch of other random symptoms disappeared as well, things I thought I just had to deal with for the rest of my life - dry pale skin, spots, dandruff, allergies to perfume, intolerance to dairy, lack of coordination. My hair is healthy and shiny, my skin is luminous and full of colour, my sex life is the best it's ever been, but most importantly - my relationships with people, and my confidence, my self esteem, are getting better all the time. Insanely, all the shyness, anxiety, and low self esteem that were such an integral part of my identity came from physical problems - and it's like having my real personality for the first time. Not to mention my brain works like a dream. I didn't realise how foggy my brain was until I started the program - it was holding me back from expressing myself, from really living my life. I absolutely love being myself now and since I keep getting better and better, ain't nobody taking me off this program. Seriously. Find a practitioner where you live, ask them all the questions you want, and START. the price is literally laughable for what you get - a life free of so many unnecessary barriers to health and happiness. Don't take ANY of your mental, emotional or physical problems like you DESERVE them, like you just have to accept them and trudge on like some sort of bloody martyr. Life can be far more free than that. FYI, I've tried the paleo diet, the GAPS diet, and numerous other less known ones, and none of them had the enormous benefits this did. I've put my sister, brother, dad and friend's two year old child on the Nutritional Balancing, and one day I'll put my own children on it, it's that good. Trust me, once you start it, you'll want to as well.
on September 24, 2014
at 12:03 AM
No. He says I'm sick and can't trust my own judgement.
Without seeing me he has diagnosed something. He hasn't told me what it is.
Just sent in some hair and a check.
on September 23, 2014
at 03:17 PM
I think his diet is the best out of any diet I've read. His reasoning for certain foods makes sense too, like not eating any fish except sardines (low mercury), organic blue corn chips (because much more easily assimilated selenium and other nutrients compared to meats), and the brunt of the diet cooked vegetables (gasp the carbs! but the nutrients!). He has so many articles that you can look through, and he doesn't need any studies/sources to back up what he's writing because he's basing it on his decades of experience with his own patients in nutriontional balancing.
on May 18, 2014
at 10:10 PM
I've been reading about Dr. Wilson's approach to better your health for about one week now. I have still so much to read before making a decision to try it. Like Shelia, above, I have tried several different health diets, etc. I have also landed on Paleo for the time being but I feel that my body is telling me to try Dr. Wilson's Nutritional Balancing Program and I probably will. I have felt like crap for most of my life and have been to numerous doctors, chiropractors, massages, sacral adjustments, etc. It really makes sense to me except I'm really worried about the sardines. I'm 52 years old and have never even thought about trying one let alone eat one, so I know that's not going to happen, but hopefully there will be a substitute for it that I can handle. I'll let you know how it goes.
on September 06, 2013
at 05:32 AM
Nutritional Balancing turned my life around. I had adrenal fatigue,candida, thyroid problems all only at 18 from a horrible diet and bad lifestyle. The program is the best thing I have ever fone for my health. I belive it could cure any illness. The entire concept is based on balancing your body's mineral levels which increases your adaptive energy. you need to increase your cellular energy to heal any problem in your body. I think alot of Dr. Wilsons Ideas are verry odd aswell but if you follow the Nutrtiton, supplement and detox part of the program you will be much more healthy. If you read on his site you will learn how all these modern illnesses occur. Just ignor anything that seems like an opinion such as his ideas of gay marrige for example but anything that seems scientific makes alot of sense.
on August 30, 2013
at 03:24 PM
I became a practitioner of Dr. Wilson's method, a couple years ago. This method healed me from chronic fatigue syndrome and a long list of other problems. Even before I learned of Dr. Wilson and hair mineral analysis, I had landed on the paleo diet, just empirically, as my body led me there. Also many folks in the 'autism community' were finding it helpful. I knew heavy metals and chronic infections were at the root of the problem, just didn't know how to fix these problems. Chelation failed, other diets failed, naturopathic doc treatments failed.
I do see why many ideas Dr. Wilson proposes seem odd to people, because they are very different from much of what we have been taught, grown up with, and told by the various experts. Cautiously at first, I applied these notions of his (such as eating no fruit, lots of sardines, kelp) and found that they were very healing/very accurate. As to the spiritual stuff, I just didn't really bother worrying about a lot of that. Its too hard to judge that kind of thing, I think. It works fine even if you don't believe in the spritual ideas.
I think it is always hard when someone comes along saying things that just do not fit with most of what you are hearing elsewhere. Of course you have to use your judgement. For me, I had already tried all the other stuff, different diets, etc., so I already knew that they did not work for me, and those ideas were all plausible at one time. Certain things Wilson was saying made a lot of sense given what I had already tried and knew did not work.
Anyone considering Dr. Wilson's approach should know that it has produced great results for a lot of people who started out quite ill and toxic, like I did. However, it is not easy; not a magic bullet kind of thing. Usually takes at least 2 years to get well, sometimes a bit longer. Also, some can get well with just diet and supplements and some have to add the detox therapies. I'd be happy to answer questions. I can be found on my website at www.ahavahealth.com.