Project Description

Our world, our experiences, our projects, our successes and failures–all are made up of systems and processes. Some things that seem incredibly mysterious are not so mysterious when we see what led to the outcomes we see. In some cases just see what MAY have led to the outcomes helps us lift the shroud of mystery.

Talking does a lot. Writing can be reviewed and repeated, refined and improved, and therefore may do even better. But both of these media tend to enter our minds, resonate clearly, but then vaporize like smoke when we attempt to recall their details. By adding a visual element that is simple in style yet incorporates a lot of information, I think we have both a clearer “recollection” tool, and a quicker reference item that we can find and apply readily.

While it may have been more fun to go through the entire Wizard of Oz movie not knowing what or who the The Wizard was, it might be nice to get the basic mysteries out of the way, choose our destiny, and play bigger games. There’s no end to the mysteries we encounter anyway, so we might as well clear up some of the easier ones.

I like to create transparency and understanding. I’d like human health and well-being to be more comprehensible to us all. To that end, I have made some illustrations. Note: These are incomplete and in some cases may be incorrect. They are thought experiments with mostly true and correct information presented to gain scope, relevance, and lead us to better understanding.

I hope you enjoy what I’ve done and can use it to help yourself and others build a better world.

Your Diagram Title Immune System Support → Gut Lining: 50 Digestive Enzymes → Omega 3: 30 Joints & Connective Tissue → Omega 3: 30 Thyroid and Hormone Support → Omega 3: 30 Joints & Connective Tissue → Digestive Enzymes: 30 Mental Clarity → Digestive Enzymes: 30 Reduced Inflammation → Gut Lining: 30 Neurological Health → Vitamin B12: 25 Immune System Support → Vitamin B12: 25 Reduced Inflammation → Pycnogenol: 25 Glutathione → NAC: 25 Neurological Health → NAC: 25 Reduced Inflammation → Glutathione: 25 Bones → Vitamin K2: 25 Joints & Connective Tissue → Vitamin K2: 25 Gut Lining → Vitamin K2: 25 Joints & Connective Tissue → Magnesium: 25 Gut Lining → Magnesium: 25 Neurological Health → Magnesium: 25 Immune System Support → Magnesium: 25 Bones → Calcium: 25 Joints & Connective Tissue → Calcium: 25 Gut Lining → Calcium: 25 Digestive Enzymes → Calcium: 25 Reduced Inflammation → Sufficient Glucose (Energy): 25 Gut Lining → Sufficient Glucose (Energy): 25 Immune System Support → Sufficient Glucose (Energy): 25 Mental Clarity → Sufficient Glucose (Energy): 25 Digestive Enzymes → Selenium: 25 Immune System Support → Zinc: 25 Digestive Enzymes → Zinc: 25 Neurological Health → Digestive Enzymes: 25 Cardiovascular Health → Digestive Enzymes: 25 Cardiovascular Health → Magnesium: 20 Digestive Enzymes → Magnesium: 20 Neurological Health → Potassium: 20 Cardiovascular Health → Potassium: 20 Digestive Enzymes → Potassium: 20 Joints & Connective Tissue → Potassium: 20 Aldehyde Metabolism → Molybdenum: 20 Aldehyde Metabolism → Aldehyde: 20 Aldehyde Metabolism → Aldehyde: 20 Cardiovascular Health → Selenium: 20 Gut Lining → Selenium: 20 Gut Lining → Digestive Enzymes: 20 Mental Clarity → Aldehyde Metabolism: 17 Joints & Connective Tissue → Aldehyde Metabolism: 17 Neurological Health → Aldehyde Metabolism: 17 Joints & Connective Tissue → Selenium: 17 Reduced Inflammation → Selenium: 17 Immune System Support → Selenium: 17 Thyroid and Hormone Support → Selenium: 17 Neurological Health → Selenium: 17 Joints & Connective Tissue → Molybdenum: 15 SIBO Treatment → SIBO: 12 Aldehyde → SIBO Treatment: 12 Candida Treatment → Candida: 12 Aldehyde → Candida Treatment: 12 Aldehyde → Histamine: 12 Gut Lining → Vitamin D3: 10 Immune System Support → Vitamin D3: 10 Reduced Inflammation → Grape Seed Extract: 10 Cardiovascular Health → Gut Lining: 10 Neurological Health → Gut Lining: 10 Mental Clarity → Gut Lining: 10 Joints & Connective Tissue → Gut Lining: 10 Vitamin D3: 20 Vitamin B12: 50 Neurological Health: 164 Grape Seed Extract: 10 Pycnogenol: 25 NAC: 50 Vitamin K2: 75 Magnesium: 140 Cardiovascular Health: 95 Omega 3: 90 Potassium: 80 Calcium: 100 Sufficient Glucose (Energy): 100 Mental Clarity: 82 SIBO: 12 SIBO Treatment: 12 Molybdenum: 35 Aldehyde: 40 Candida: 12 Candida Treatment: 12 Histamine: 12 Selenium: 150 Zinc: 50 Glutathione: 25 Immune System Support: 177 Thyroid and Hormone Support: 47 Gut Lining: 150 Digestive Enzymes: 145 Aldehyde Metabolism: 60 Bones: 50 Joints & Connective Tissue: 214 Reduced Inflammation: 132 Vitamin D3: 20 Gut Lining: 150 Immune System Support: 177 Vitamin B12: 50 Neurological Health: 164 Grape Seed Extract: 10 Reduced Inflammation: 132 Pycnogenol: 25 NAC: 50 Glutathione: 25 Vitamin K2: 75 Bones: 50 Joints & Connective Tissue: 214 Magnesium: 140 Cardiovascular Health: 95 Digestive Enzymes: 145 Omega 3: 90 Thyroid and Hormone Support: 47 Potassium: 80 Calcium: 100 Sufficient Glucose (Energy): 100 Mental Clarity: 82 SIBO: 12 SIBO Treatment: 12 Molybdenum: 35 Aldehyde Metabolism: 60 Aldehyde: 40 Candida: 12 Candida Treatment: 12 Histamine: 12 Selenium: 150 Zinc: 50

In this Sankey diagram you see on the left many of the systems or conditions of the body that we readily identify. On the right you see nutrients linked to these conditions or parts of our physical well-being on the left. The illustration is meant to be a guide to indicate where to look further to understand what we need for what, and to have a handy reference to trigger our minds to remember what to do and why we’re doing it.

An important note I like to make in such a context is that what we call aging or chronic disease that usually arises later in life may more often than not be a result of chronic deficiencies in nutrition or chronic exposure over years to environments, foods, and medications that our bodies have to process–unnaturally–for years. Of course both will happen in many cases. For example, environmental bio toxins such as mold mycotoxins can give our bodies significant processing challenges while at the same time depleting us of vitamins and minerals that we need for other things. This is the sort of puzzle I attempt to start to solve with such a diagram.