The Four Lows Electrolyte Pattern and How You Can Speed Up Recovery

In today's toxic world, the once rare Four Lows Electrolyte Pattern is becoming all too common.

Today, we see children being born with this pattern that once only plagued a small percentage of the population in the mid-twentieth century.

The Four Lows Electrolyte Pattern is classified as having below optimal Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, and Potassium, which are also known as "the big four."

The time it takes for a person to come out of the Four Lows Electrolyte Pattern depends upon how depleted the body is.

The more depleted the body, typically the longer it will take to come out of it. 

However, there are some things you can do to speed up the healing process:


How many times in your life have you heard that you need more sleep?

Well, I'm going to tell you again.

Getting enough sleep, particularly going to bed by 10PM, is critical in healing a four lows pattern.

Why? Because the four lows pattern means EXHAUSTION.

Your body is in burnout mode and needs all of the rest it can get.

Patients who commit themselves to going to bed early and getting 8 hours or more a night heal much faster than those who don't.

2) Create a Routine

When you are on a Nutritional Balancing Program for the four lows, there will be a supplement routine that needs to be implemented in order to balance mineral ratios.

It is helpful to plan out when you are going to take your supplements and to take them at the same time each day.

Missing dosages can throw off your body and make symptoms worse while taking your supplements at the same time each day has a calming effect on the nervous system.

3) Keep the Channels Open

Your body has 7 channels of detoxification that must be utilized and kept open in order to heal faster and avoid those nasty detox symptoms. 

Liver and Colon

The liver acts as one of the primary filters for detoxification.

It breaks down garbage that has built up in your system and removes toxins from the blood, among many other things.

Keep your liver happy by avoiding alcohol and sugar that will put more of a burden on it.

Coffee enemas are very helpful in flushing out toxins from the bile ducts and colon—many people use them to lessen detox symptoms.


The breath can be a powerful aid in detox.

Doing 15 minutes of breathing exercises each day is a great way to calm the body and exercise the lungs. 

Blood and Lymph 

Your blood transfers and transports substances throughout the body on a continuous basis.

Implementing a gentle exercise and stretching routine is a great way to improve blood flow and lymph flow.

The lymph is another key player and acts as the body's filtration system, so it is important to move the lymph each day.

Spending 10 minutes on a mini trampoline or rebounder is a great way to get blood and lymph flowing.


The kidneys produce urine which is a waste product of the body.

The kidneys can become overburdened with toxins—especially if you're dehydrated.

Drinking half of your body weight in ounces each day is critical to keeping the kidneys functioning optimally.

You can add a pinch sea salt to the water to aid in hydration and to help mineralize the body—since sea salt contains trace minerals.

Sweating in an infrared sauna also helps the kidneys, since your skin acts as a second kidney. 

It is important to remember that getting out of the four lows takes time, and it will be different for everybody.

Implementing these tips into your healing regimen will keep the body calm and happy and in a state where healing can take place.

Keep these in mind next time you are struggling with detox symptoms!

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