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Minerals

Minerals Questions

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by 432 · 5 minutes ago

I assume food is the best way to obtain all necessary nutrients (for the most part); however, for those of us recovering from the typical american diet, which vitamins, minerals, or other supplements might be beneficial for short term therapy? ... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM

DHA/EPA: The reason is simple. Most people start off their lifestyle change with excessive omega 6/3 ratio???s in their diet and tissues. I strongly recommend everyone getting a O6/3 blood assay done prior to making the shift. I did and mine back... (more)

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by 2485 · 5 minutes ago

Magnesium has come up in a few questions and it certainly seems like something worth trying to get more of. My question is, how the heck do we get enough of it? Looking at magnesium levels in food, it seems like hitting 100% RDA from just... (more)

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The_Blanket 0 · February 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM

~A day's worth of paleo food-sourced magnesium without supplementation: 2 oz. nuts (macadamia, almond, walnut...) - 16-38% DV 8 oz. broccoli - steamed, sauteed, raw - 8% DV small can sardines or salmon - 9-38% DV 4 oz. kale with four eggs - 12%... (more)

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by 8 · 8 minutes ago

Hey, so after supplmenting with magnesium glycinate after a suggestion from someone on here (and having it relieve my muscle cramps almost entirely), I'm very interested in learning more about how and in what combinations vitamins and minerals... (more)

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moors 0 · July 12, 2014 at 5:09 AM

I recently searched acu-cell's claim that excess pyridoxal-5-phosphate makes spinal/nerve degeneration in google scholar and there doesn't seem to be anything that confirms it.I also would benefit from a good source of information about... (more)

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by 0 · 10 minutes ago

I've logged my diet, and it's a bit low in zinc and magnesium.. What foods can I include in my diet to improve this? :)

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schultz 0 · September 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

A cup of coffee made with 15g of coffee beans provides around 20mg of magnesium. 1 Therefore 5 cups of coffee made with 15g of beans will provide somewhere around 25% of the DV for magnesium If you search "coffee magnesium" on google you'll... (more)

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by 593 · 13 minutes ago

I've fallen into the (good?) habit of drinking lots of coconut water. It's usually between 8-24 oz per day. I feel like this stuff is really amazing! What's your take on packaged coconut water? This started when struggling to... (more)

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Methodician 0 · March 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Is this wrong? http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3115/2 says it contains fiber, but @Stephen 4 angrily insists it doesn't. Anyone want to take a shot at breaking the tie with some real data? (more)

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by 0 · 13 minutes ago

Hey, first post: All I've seen are vague numbers like the numbers in the appendix at the bottom of the post. I haven't seen a full list, such as phytates in cashews, chia seeds, etc. Does anyone have one? These numbers, to me, don't mean... (more)

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Drael 0 · February 24, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Along with its functions as a precursor (for inositol, the brains secondary messenger system), and its potent cell culture shown anti-cancer effects (which are actually pretty compelling), here's some more info about how phytic acid can be good... (more)

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by 396 · 14 minutes ago

So I've heard some vague discussion about how some minerals can interfere with the absorption of other minerals. Eg, calcium can block the absorption of iron. I've heard some say that you only have to worry about this when taking... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM

i dont focus on this at all and my bloodwork is good.

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by 529 · 19 minutes ago

I've always found tap water generally unpleasant. I want to hydrate/ find a solution to tasty/healthy/clean-feeling water. (TL;DR: Tap water tastes bad. Mineral "(filtered over minerals for a clean, crisp taste") PUR filter + tap water tastes... (more)

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AdamM 0 · September 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Well for the shower issue, what I would suggest getting is a shower filter, as in a hot shower with the steam, the chlorine changes to a gas, and turns to chloroform, a highly toxic chemical, which can cause dizziness. As for the drinking water,... (more)

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by 529 · 19 minutes ago

Vitamin K2 ((Activator X) from Dr. Weston A. Price's work) seems very potentially crucial to overall health and longevity. There are studies linking healing of calcification in arteries via K2. It activates vitamines A & D. There are... (more)

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glib 0 · August 13, 2013 at 1:04 AM

If you are focusing on K2 alone, natto is off scale. For zinc, by far the best common source is beef. It is not nearly as high as oysters, but when you compare daily eating of beef with once a year oyster platter, beef dominates. You want to make... (more)

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by 126 · 19 minutes ago

I see a Naturopath a couple of times per year mainly to address minor issues. In the past he's discovered a zinc deficient, which showed up as arrhythmia. This was easily fixed with a daily dose of chelated zinc. Over the last couple of months... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Minerals have been THE answer for me on a number of occasions...I lose some of mine through high consumption of coffee, I think, as well as stress. I also used to over-drink water, and now am trying to find the line between that and dehydration. I... (more)

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by 723 · 22 minutes ago

In the past, I used to binge on nuts and nut butters. However, once I started supplementing with Omega-3 fish oil, my urge to binge on them gradually went away. Now, I eat them sometimes without a problem. However, like many of you have posted... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · May 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Off the cuff, I would say you won't be missing out, provided your diet is varied and rich aside from nuts. Nuts are mainly a source of essential minerals, but if you're eating a wide variety of animals products that are well-raised (organ meats... (more)

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by 3280 · 25 minutes ago

Can certain foods cause dehydration? (like dairy? ) Can mineral supplements cause dehydration (like copper, zinc, or those Concentrace Trace Mineral Drops)? If so, what is the mechanism? (Does it draw water into the colon to dilute the minerals... (more)

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Bones_1 0 · April 03, 2013 at 6:01 PM

"Can certain foods cause dehydration? (like dairy? )" Yes, grains for example. Especially flax seeds. Dried fruit are also very dehydrating. Dairy can also be dehydrating if you're intolerant to lactose. I don't know much about number 2 but... (more)

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by 5 · 28 minutes ago

Hi all, I've been using the excellent website Cron-O-Meter to plan a balanced diet and quickly realised that the only way of hitting RDA's on minerals is to consume a few hundred grams of various nuts and seeds, namely brazils and pumpkin seeds as... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 12, 2013 at 5:32 AM

My verdict would be: in moderation. That means a small fist-sized serving once every two or three days maybe. Regarding minerals and vitamins most of them are loaded with them and that's good but most are also high in either omega-6 PUFAs or... (more)

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by 343 · 30 minutes ago

I guess those two seem like separate questions, but my mother has been nagging me to not eat too many nutrient dense foods in the same meal because she believes that the body can't properly absorb it all at once and so it becomes a waste! Also,... (more)

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Jeff_20 0 · January 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM

There are water based vitamins and minerals, and there are fat based. Vitamins; Water soluble are like C and B complex Fat soluble are A, D, E, and K Minerals, You can definitely overdue Zinc, Magnesium, Copper etc... We can take quite a bit.... (more)

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by 76 · 30 minutes ago

Okay so I saw a sign at the grocery store claiming that 1 slice of Dempster's Bread has as many vitamins and minerals as 2 apples. Lies. THEN I went online to get the nutritional info to actually compare them and I see all this other real food... (more)

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Monte 0 · January 23, 2013 at 7:35 AM

After reading the poster I will now start eating bread and believe that paleo is flawed.

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by 80 · 32 minutes ago

I need a supplement that I can mix with water or shakes. Something that has the following: K2 (is natto the best source for k2?), zinc/copper, selenium, iodine. An all in one would be fantastic. Bonus if it's a real food supplement (liquid). ... (more)

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PeacefulPlanet 0 · March 31, 2013 at 4:59 AM

PerfectAquatic Greens Powder is a fantastic whole food source of zinc, copper, iodine, selenium, and some vitamin k. It is a spirulina and chlorella powder that is virtuallly tasteless when added to a smoothie or juice, and has high... (more)

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by 476 · 35 minutes ago

I dont see this talked about a lot but aren't the minerals in the diet/soil lacking? has anyone had benefit from taking an ionic minerals supplement?

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by 63 · 36 minutes ago

I'm finally not concerned about which foods I should eat, so now I get to worry about things like vitamins and minerals! I don't take any supplements in addition to my food and I'm not showing any signs of deficiencies, but I'd like to clear some... (more)

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by 12677 · 39 minutes ago

I'm interested in making a list of how to best absorb specific nutrients. Whether or not we always want to best absorb each nutrient is debatable, but I think putting this information together could be really beneficial. I started with iron and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Good gut biota FTW.

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by 50 · 40 minutes ago

I am on a journey towards being the healthiest I can be. Switching up my diet to fit my new lifestyle. Does anybody know of any legit good books on the everything about nutrients(101), how they affect us, and also if it's possible to overdose on... (more)

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Marcy_1 0 · July 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

First and foremost, nothing can substitute for personal experimentation. What works for some won't work for others. The "healthiest you can be" plan will be highly specialized to you. Book / Blog Recommendations: This might be overkill, but... (more)

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by 90 · 41 minutes ago

Has anyone tried Calton Nutrience? Its a powder supplement taken twice a day mixed in 16 ounces of water (supposedly we absorb it better) I just started in about 5 days ago and every time i take the AM one i get upset stomach that pretty much... (more)

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mira_1 0 · July 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Kaylee.. sorry to hear that you have a tummy ache from it. Are you allergic to ragweed. Many people don't realize that it is a relative of stevia. Like Kay said we will have a unsweetened, unflavored out this fall. Hold on we are working hard... (more)

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by 7292 · 41 minutes ago

Americans are known for having the world's most expensive urine due to the many supplements we take on a regular basis. Since going paleo, I have drastically cut down on my vitamin and mineral supplements due to not needing them with such an... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 19, 2012 at 3:15 PM

How expensive is your pee? Ask yourself how much protein you're overeating.

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by 38 · 44 minutes ago

hi , I am supplementing with the following minerals . Selenium Iodine zinc Copper Magnesium Potassium question can chelated minerals be taken together..or do they compete... or which ones can be take together . goodluck chessguy. (more)

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daz 0 · June 06, 2012 at 2:04 AM

I have not seen or read any research myself that relates to your specific question, but that said, my guess would be that as these minerals exist together in foods, then it should be fine to take as supplements together. It may even be better to... (more)

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by 1017 · about 1 hour ago

I work a high stress job and despite making efforts to reduce stress (exercise, meditation, adequate sleep) I am still usually stressed out. What are some important nutrients (foods, vitamins/minerals, supplements) I should eat/take? I'm not sure... (more)

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Aaron_1 0 · May 16, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Scotch or really good tequila.

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by 264 · about 1 hour ago

I like mine straight up with just sea salt and pepper -- but I also LOVE it with surprising/nuanced/subtle additions. One of my favorites is to add whole star anise to chicken broth. How about you?

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Karin_1 0 · May 06, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I add all kinds of veggies (especially ones that NEED to be used) but I almost always add a bay leaf. Also, once done if you add some seaweed, I use wakame, and a bit of coconut aminos it is reminiscent of a lovely miso soup.u

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