The way in which modern medicine has taught us to think about disease is fundamentally wrong.
Modern medicine suggests that symptoms are the expression of disease but fails to consider that disease is the expression of fundamental health defects.
Disease is a Symptom of Underlying Health Problems
In other words, modern medicine recognises that disease states cause symptoms but often stops there - failing to consider what
causes the disease
state to begin with. When looking through this prism, it becomes apparent that disease itself is a symptom - it is
symptomatic of underlying poor health conditions. These conditions are what we call the 'six subclinical defects'.
All Diseases are Caused by Six Subclinical Defects
These six subclinical defects are responsible for driving all chronic diseases. In fact,
chronic disease can only occur in the presence of one or more of the six subclinical defects. These subclinical
defects act as a precursor for disease and ultimately lay the foundation for disease and subsequent symptoms.
Modern medicine defines a subclinical defect as "a disease which is not severe
enough to present definite or readily observable symptoms."We, however, disagree with this definition. There
are readily observable symptoms that indicate the presence of subclinical defects, and they are also evident in blood
What are the Six Subclinical Defects?
These six subclinical defects are:
- Free Calcium Excess
- Chronic Inflammation
- Acid Stress
- Anaerobic Metabolism
- Oxidative Stress
- Connective Tissue Breakdown
The best way to understand the six subclinical defects is to first understand what constitutes optimum
We define optimum health as the perfect balance of body chemistry. The body’s chemistry can be considered balanced
when the following is true:
- Free calcium balance (where the body has control over the ratio between bound and unbound calcium)
No chronic inflammation (where the body has control over necessary acute inflammation and is able to heal as
- pH balance (where the body has control over the balance between alkaline and acidic)
- Sufficient oxygen supply to the cells (where the body is able to transport oxygen and produce energy)
- Antioxidant balance (where antioxidants are sufficient and can control free radicals/damaging molecules)
- A constant ability to repair and build new tissues (where the body can heal)
These six things are the pillars of health. Each of them is fundamentally important in enabling the body to
function properly. Where the above is true, it indicates the body is functioning properly,
and someone is in good health. If the above is untrue, it indicates the body is not functioning properly, and
someone is in poor health.
Disease Begets Disease - How the Subclinical Defects are Linked
The issue with the six subclinical defects is that each defect drives another defect. It's like a domino effect. For instance, when
someone suffers from chronic inflammation, they'll likely have PH imbalance too…
Blood Chemistry: How We Use Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis
Imbalances in blood chemistry set the stage for the six subclinical defects. It is these major health defects that cause nearly all
disease. This is why we focus on analysing blood chemistry - because it shows the precursors for disease...
The Six Subclinical Defects Explained
Free Calcium Balance (Health)
In optimal health, 55% of serum calcium (in a blood sample) is bound to protein
(albumin) or alkaline buffers (phosphates). The remaining 45% is left unbound in a free
(ionised) state for muscles to contract. When calcium is bound to protein or alkaline buffers, it is pushed into bones and teeth,
which is ideal for health.
Free Calcium Excess (Defect)
When the amount of free (ionised) calcium increases beyond 45%, the blood contains
excess calcium. This excess calcium is deposited into joints, organs and arteries (instead of bones and teeth).
When calcium is deposited into joints and arteries, it causes a host of health problems and is often represented
as gallstones, kidney stones, bone spurs, plaque formation on teeth and plaque in the arteries.
Acute Inflammation (Health)
There are two types of inflammation; acute and chronic. Acute
inflammation is a process that occurs as a response to injury or infection. The purpose of acute inflammation is to rid the body of harmful
bacteria or damaged cells to protect itself and initiate the healing process. Importantly, acute inflammation is a
temporary response (and is not long-lasting).
Chronic Inflammation (Defect)
Chronic inflammation is a prolonged state of inflammation where the body's immune
system remains activated even in the absence of ongoing injury or infection to fight off. The continuous
presence of inflammatory chemicals and immune cells leads to a harmful cycle in which the immune
system attacks healthy cells and tissues
- perpetuating further inflammation and catalysing various health problems.
The body functions best when there is balance between alkalinity and acidity.
The acid/alkaline balance is measured in pH, where a high pH indicates alkalinity and a low pH indicates acidity. The body favours
alkalinity over acidity.
When pH levels drop, the body becomes more acidic than
alkaline. This imbalance between acidity and alkalinity is known as acid stress, and causes disruption
to normal bodily processes and leads to various health problems. Acid stress is linked to 80% of all diseases.
There are two types of metabolism; aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic metabolism relies on oxygen to break down nutrients
- producing more energy in the form of ATP (the body's preferred energy source). It also helps to remove waste products,
leading to better overall cell health and metabolic function. This is why it is the body's favoured metabolism.
Adequate albumin, phosphate, haemoglobin, red blood cells and ferritin levels are key to maintaining aerobic metabolism.
The body will switch to an anaerobic metabolism when there is insufficient oxygen
available for aerobic metabolism. It produces energy quickly but less efficiently - breaking down nutrients without using oxygen and generating
as a byproduct. When the body continually tends towards an anaerobic metabolism in everyday life, it depletes energy and damages
- ultimately leading to various health problems. An anaerobic metabolism nurtures all cancer, bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.
In optimal health, the body will have sufficient antioxidant capacity. The role of antioxidants is to combat
'reactive oxygen species' (also known as 'free radicals'). Antioxidants do this by donating an electron to the
free radicals, which prevents them from damaging other cells.
When the body does not have sufficient antioxidant capacity, and the number of free radicals outweighs
the number of antioxidants,
the body cannot neutralise free radicals. This leads to uncontrolled oxidation that destroys cell components and
destabilises healthy cell function, laying the groundwork for disease, infection, toxicity and disability from
Tissue Synthesis (Health)
Connective tissues are found throughout the body and support the organs, connect different body parts and aid in healing.
In optimal health, the body can produce new connective tissue and repair/regenerate damaged connective tissue. This process is known as
connective tissue synthesis.
Tissue Breakdown (Defect)
Connective tissue breakdown occurs when the body cannot repair or build new tissue and often manifests in musculoskeletal
such as osteoporosis and arthritis.
What Causes the Six Subclinical Defects?
Subclinical defects are caused by imbalances in body chemistry. Imbalances in body chemistry are caused by poor nutrition
and lifestyle choices - some of which are as follows:
- Lack of nutrient-rich foods in the diet leading to nutritional deficiencies
- Improperly formulated diet (specifically one low in iron and protein)
- Toxin exposure (mercury amalgam fillings, for example)
- Lack of physical exercise/activity
- Lack of sleep
- High alcohol consumption
- High sugar consumption
Holistic Health: What is a Holistic Approach to Health?
Holistic health is a framework for diagnosing and treating that views the body as a whole. It is about treating the root
cause of illness - not simply suppressing the symptoms of disease with drugs and medications...
Modern Healthcare is a Broken System
Under the modern healthcare system, medical professionals rarely ask ‘why’ are symptoms occurring. This approach can never
correct the underlying causes, and because of this, it often leaves people in a state of perpetually poor health...
These Subclinical Defects are Detectable in Blood Chemistry Analysis
Thus, all six subclinical defects are detectable and measurable via blood chemistry analysis.
This is an important observation as it means that the precursors for disease are detectable via a blood test. In
other words, disease is more preventable when following this approach.
This is why we look at health through the lens of the six subclinical defects and blood chemistry - as it gives us
the best chance of helping our clients achieve their health goals.
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