November 29, 2017
“Mineral deficiency is a lack of dietary minerals, the micronutrients that are needed for an organisms proper health. The cause may be a poor diet, impaired uptake of the minerals that are consumed or a dysfunction in the organisms use of the mineral after it is absorbed.”
Most people these days suffer from nutritional and mineral deficiencies due to poor diet and lack of minerals in our soils . Most eat meat that where fed GMO grains and are full of antibiotics, hormones and pesticides. Their produce, when they do it eat it, is non organic. Some people still believe that organic is not truly organic and just a lie. Well I can assure you from personal experience that the USDA has very strict regulations for organic farmers. My husband and I looked into this further and what we found was more stringent than we could have ever imagined. The paperwork, the testing, the certification is enough to make people Not want to be organic farmers. It was overwhelming to say the least.
Eating poorly will deplete our vitamin and mineral stores. When we deplete our bodies of those our bodies begin to take it from our bones, teeth, muscle wherever it needs to and then our bodies break down into a diseased state. There are very little minerals in non organic produce because the soil is sterile from the pesticide use. Factory farmed meat is more toxic than good for the body, not only because of how it is raised but also the way it is processed and handled before it makes it to the grocery stores.
Ive suffered from Anxiety in my life, sometimes it was worse than others. Ive taken RX drugs in the past and it didn’t help it just created side effects I couldn’t handle. Supplementing with minerals helped! My body was depleted of minerals not Xanax! As soon as I started taking minerals, and stayed on them, I felt better! Imagine that 🙂
What about Iodine deficiency? Iodine is eaten is large doses by Japanese women in the form of sea vegetables like Kelp. They have had almost no breast cancer in that country in the past., However, Fukushima may change all that and this is very sad indeed. The effects of Fukushima are far reaching and it is crucial to use iodine to protect the body from radiation of all kinds. I take it everyday…..Iodine is also needed for a healthy thyroid. Unfortunately, Iodized salt does Not contain iodine at all, but pink Himalayan salt does. Iodine deficiency is also a leading cause of low IQ in children.
Copper is a mineral found in the body. It helps your body make red blood cells and keeps nerve cells and your immune system healthy. It also helps form collagen, a key part of bones and connective tissue. Copper may also act as an antioxidant, reducing free radicals that can damage cells and DNA.
Iron is important in making red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. A lack of iron can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Weakness, exhaustion, pale skin, missed periods are all symptoms of Iron deficiency. Women are more susceptible to this than men due to our monthly blood loss. Iron supplements can be hard on the body and cause constipation. I use Gaia or Floradix plant based Iron supplement that are made from plants. They are very gentle and do not hurt my stomach. If you do get constipated use magnesium or psylium husks, not laxatives. Also dairy will block the absorption of Iron so dont eat dairy for an hour before or after taking iron. Vitamin C will help the absorption, so remember to take it with some Vitamin C.
My Iron has been so low at times, these are comments I have received from doctors.
After I had my son my doctor said to me “How are you even sitting up in bed?”
My Natropath “I have never seen anyone with iron as low as yours”…..
My response both times was that I have become accustomed to feeling tired and sluggish. How horrible is that?! Just imagine what I could do if I was running full steam 😀
Most people are deficient in magnesium. Why? because everything is calcium enriched. Magnesium helped my anxiety as soon as I started taking it. Calcium and magnesium work together, they are like 2 sides of a coin. Magnesium drives calcium into teeth and bones where it is needed. If you take only calcium it can store in places it should not be, even your brain becomes “calcified”, your joints become calcified and stiff. Calcium revs up the body, magnesium slows it down. Its great for anxiousness, high blood pressure and constipation.
Selenium turns off cancer cells and who doesn’t want that?! Selenium is depleted from the soil and you need to supplement this mineral by eating Brazil nuts, 3 a day and you are golden. Asthma symptoms get worse if you are deficient in Selenium. Others include, brain fog, fatigue, weak immune system, fertility problems, hypothyroidism, and hair loss to name a few. Most people are now deficient in Selenium as well.
Potassium helps maintain the correct balance of fluid in the body as well as the right chemical balance of acids and bases. Potassium triggers muscle contractions, including heart muscle contractions. The balance of potassium with other electrolytes is the key to assessing optimal electrolyte function
Signs you could be deficient: Weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps, constipation.
Sources: Citrus fruits, apples, bananas, apricots, cantaloupe, potatoes (especially with the skin), tomatoes, spinach, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, beans, peas, and almonds.
Another problem with being low on minerals is, metals and other halides will invade that space where the mineral is supposed to be and wreak havoc on biological systems and that is what we are seeing now. Chlorine and bromine will attach to your thyroid blocking the receptor site for iodine. Chlorine is in all the water and bromine is in commercial baked goods. So you better be detoxing on a regular basis with bentonite clay and activated charcoal to remove them. Both are charged particles that attract metals and then they are removed through your bowel movements, pretty simple!
Long term deficiencies like my anemia can put strain on the heart and cause other problems. I’ve decided to take a proactive approach to my anemia. Iron cannot be absorbed if B12 isn’t abundant in the body. Minerals also have a difficult time being absorbed if our stomach and intestines are damaged from gluten, gmo foods and pesticides. Non celiac gluten intolerance could be a problem for millions and they dont even know it! Repairing the gut and small intestine may help me absorb nutrients better. Something a doctor never even suggested.
The bottom line is nutritional deficiencies cause disease. Eating a diet of processed foods will only make it worse. They are nutritionally void and contain very little if any minerals that are capable of being absorbed by the body. Iron shavings cannot be absorbed by the body but they are in some cereals claiming to be fortified with Iron. Fortified with Iron shavings that is.
One thing that is important to remember, all supplements are NOT created equal. If you buy cheap supplements, they may contain ingredients that cannot be absorbed or used by the body. Buy good vitamins or dont waste your money.
I Only buy supplements at a health food store that I trust, from my natropathic doctor or a natural doctors website online. Nutraceuticals are great for healing the body and keeping it in optimal health.
Lastly, Low acid stomachs from taking too many antacids can cause mineral absorption to be blocked. Antacids and other RX drugs taken long term for heartburn and indigestion is the worst thing you could do for your body. It wont repair or fix anything, It only manages the symptoms. Antacids destroy the immune system, cause lung infections and contain aluminum! If you are taking aluminum daily you will destroy your brain too.
You will probably be surprised what natural doctors are suggesting for this problems. Wink 😉