What is your Personality? Part 3

Did you know that every mineral has a personality associated with it? To me, this is the most fascinating concept I learned in Hair Mineral Analysis.  But does that really make sense? If we fully accept the relationship between mind & body, it does indeed. As you read in Part 2, our chemistry has a profound effect on our psychological well-being. One barrier that many have in fully grasping this concept is that I am providing a mechanical description of human psychology.  Meaning, your personality is directly derived from your chemistry and that I am discounting the power of human will. An analogy to an automobile may help.
Your “will” is you sitting behind the driver’s seat. You have the choice to push the gas pedal, hit the brakes, and steer right or left. If your car is in excellent condition, then you are working with maximum “potential.” If you are calm and relaxed, not frustrated or upset, you can “will” your “potential” to your liking. This is called self-actualization. You can accelerate as you like, slow down if you have to, and make the proper turns. I believe this is when true happiness can occur in human beings.
Unfortunately, most of our bodies today are weak—our cars are not in good condition. So our potential is much less than it can be. Does this compromise our ability to function in day to day life? No.  Most of us will be able to get by. An old rusty buggy might get you to the supermarket and back fine, but is it ideal? In my opinion, we are not here on this Earth to just function and get by. I believe we are here to evolve, grow, and mature as fully developed human beings. But what happens with the old buggy? It won’t accelerate like it should so you have push down on the gas pedal harder. You have to “will” it more. The brakes might not work well, so you have to go at a lower speed to make cleaner stops. You under utilize your “will.” You are either overexerting yourself or under exerting self. Your “will” and “potential” are not in harmony with each other. This conflict can engender feelings of tension and frustration within you. It may build up to the point that you take your car to the shop. Or, as in the case with most people, you learn to adapt. Your awareness of this conflict diminishes. You learn to “will” your way through life. But, you may end up paying devastating consequences. Your body becomes so weak that it won’t listen to your will anymore. Like a car that becomes stranded in the middle of the highway, you may suddenly collapse with a heart attack or stroke.
If we optimize our car (body), we will allow the maximum potential for our will to proceed with less frustration and tension. We can better cruise in life. So what constitutes the structure and function of our body? Minerals. They are responsible for our physical structure and the thousands of chemical reactions inside our cells, affecting every organ system in our body. These essential minerals are: Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Copper, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Chromium, Selenium, Iodine, Lithium, Boron, and Molybdenum.  Like in a successful play, each of these minerals has to play their role and only read from their script. If a person’s chemistry is imbalanced, then this harmony becomes disrupted. Suddenly, the extras are playing the role of the protagonists. The quality of the play diminishes. The minerals that tend to become dominant in an imbalanced person are:
1. Copper: This is most prevalent imbalance today. This tends to be more severe in women, but is equally prevalent in men. Copper is a feminine mineral. In general, it is responsible for making us softer than our previous generations. It has a stimulatory affect, acting on our diencephalon (old brain). Copper dominant individuals can be very bright, creative, and sensitive.  However, they can also be too emotional, have racing thoughts, and experience mood swings. Some CNS (Central Nervous System) manifestations include:
-Anxiety
-Schizophrenia
-Depression
-ADHD
-Agoraphobia
 
2. Calcium: Similar to being strong structurally, it has a tough and protective effect on someone’s personality. However, it can also make one “too serious,” apathetic, and emotionally suppressed.  Some CNS manifestations include:
-Depression
-Low libido
 
3. Iron: “Iron heads” tend to be very common in our population today. Iron dominant tend to be determined, ambitious, and charismatic. However, they can also be risk-takers and have authoritative tendencies. It also accumulates in the amygdala of the brain, which has to do with feelings of rage and anger.
 
4. Manganese:  Manganese dominant individuals tend to be emotionally cool and quiet. However, they can show erratic behavior, extreme irritability, impulsiveness, and violent behavior. In fact “Manganese Madness” is a psychosis condition that tends to affect miners, welder, and others exposed to large quantities of manganese.  Some CNS manifestations include:
-Schizophrenia
-Violence (In fact, studies performed in the California State Prison System in the 1980’s showed that inmates had 2-7 times the amounts of manganese in their hair tissue as controls).
But as I mentioned in Part 2, we have a bigger problem to worry about in today’s modern era. This is the unprecedented high level of toxicity we are exposed to today. These are in the forms of ionizing radiation, EMF waves, pesticides, and especially, toxic metals. They wreak havoc by displacing our essential minerals, and causing and exacerbating their imbalances. Toxic metals imbalance a person’s chemistry, and poor nutrition makes you more susceptible to this consequence. So how do toxic metals affect our personality? Let’s look at Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, and Aluminum.
1. Mercury: Like copper, mercury is a very feminine and emotional mineral. Mercury toxic individuals tend to be very intelligent, have a good sense of humor, and exhibit quick thinking. However, they can be timid, irritable, devious, violent, and kooky. Mercury toxicity is shown in The Hatter character in Alice of Wonderland. Back then, mercury was used in the process of making hats, coining these mercury-toxic individuals as “mad hatters.”
2. Lead: Similar to its structural feature as extremely heavy and dense, it can lower one’s IQ and make one feel dull and “dense.” Interestingly, lead was used to make water pipes in the Roman Empire, where it poisoned the people who drank the water. Some believe this may have contributed to the unexpected fall of Rome. Some CNS manifestations include:
-Violence
-ADHD
-Mental retardation
 
3. Cadmium: It is a very heavy, hard, and tough mineral that industries use for plating to cover up softer minerals such as copper, brass, or aluminum. Similarly, it is has the effect of acting like a “pseudo-macho mineral” on one’s personality. It can harden individuals and make them appear strong, when they are really weak and brittle underneath.  It also has the interesting effect of sequestering copper, hiding the sensitive side of the person. Some CNS manifestations include:
 -Violence
-ADHD
-Mental retardation
 
4. Aluminum: It is a very lightweight, soft, and toxic mineral. Aluminum toxic individuals tend to be mentally weak, soft in the head, and exhibit forgetfulness and foggy thinking. Some CNS manifestations include:
 -Dementia
-Alzheimer’s disease
 
 5. Arsenic: This is considered to be the slow death mineral. It is used commonly today in pesticides. Some CNS manifestations include:
-Stupor
 So thus, as successful as Dr. Watson was 30 years ago in affecting his patients’ personalities by balancing their chemistry through diet and supplementation, it is a much more challenging task today because of these toxic metals. Detoxification MUST be accompanied for the ultimate balancing of one’s chemistry.  These are methods used to enhance the removal of these toxins through the elimination channels or emunctories of the human body. The 6 primary emunctories are:
1. Colon
2. Kidneys
3. Lungs
4. Liver
5. Skin
6. CNS (Central Nervous System-emotions)
Specific detoxification techniques include Coffee Enemas (colon, liver), Near Infrared Saunas (colon, kidneys, liver, skin), Castor Oil Packs (liver), and Meditation (CNS) which can help accelerate the process of balancing one’s chemistry based on Hair Mineral Analysis. If these emunctories are congested, then a Healing Reaction is more likely to occur.  This is where a patient will feel worse, as toxins are being removed from the cells into the bloodstream, but the body is unable to keep up with its elimination. It is not a sign of alarm, as the patient’s chemistry is in the process of balancing, but can be a cause for discomfort.
Thanks for reading.
 

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