Minerals

Minerals

Minerals Questions

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by 432 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 598 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 4991 · about 10 hours ago

After years of rarely getting cramp, I am beginning to get quite frequent cramping, mainly in my fingers or feet, though sometimes calf. Is this a sign of a mineral deficiency? Or just a consequence of ageing?

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eddieosh 0 · November 10, 2013 at 5:54 AM

Too many nuts (brazil, almond, caschew, etc) too often seem to give me cramps in my knuckles.

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by 529 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 · about 10 hours 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 2303 · about 10 hours ago

"Liquid Light is a plant-based fulvic acid liquid mineral complex created by nature in an ancient petrified plant deposit of Utah. The ionic trace vitamins and minerals are extracted using a cold process to create a liquid supplement that contains... (more)

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Resurgent 0 · July 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM

I have not used what you have described - but used the following with good... (more)

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

I'm trying to get up to speed on phytic acid and I'm still confused: If you eat almonds, is the problem that: phytic acid binds to the minerals in the almond and prevents the almond's minerals from being absorbed, or the phytic acid also... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 10, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Let's see if I can elucidate a bit. Phytic acid binds phosphorous (the phytate part of the molecule) - it is literally comprised of phorphorous, which renders it unusable to humans. Phytic acid chelates other minerals - meaning, that it "traps"... (more)

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by 140 · about 10 hours ago

Whilst browsing this site I have noticed a lot of people take daily vitamin and mineral supplements. Is this something that is advised on a Paleo diet because of the 'restriction' of certain food groups? Or is there a specific vitamin/s that you... (more)

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Pat_13 0 · May 06, 2013 at 8:12 PM

To answer the original question, the vitamin and mineral prescriptions are NOT just because the Paleo diet limits certain food groups. A Standard American Diet requires over 30,000 calories a day to get adequate amounts of all the micronutrients.... (more)

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

I'm having trouble understanding the rationale behind why I'm taking my minerals as I do, and hoping someone can break this down for me so that I can better construct my schedules. I currently take supplements of the 4 minerals in the title,... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · April 27, 2013 at 7:36 PM

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by 3280 · about 10 hours 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 1197 · about 10 hours ago

Due to severe malabsorption (which I am on the path to healing) I need to supplement my vitamins and minerals. I prefer getting my nutrients from my food, but it just isn't possible right now. Are there other avenues for absorption of important... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 13, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Sublingual D3 spray : http://www.amazon.com/Vitamin-D3-5000-IU-Strength/dp/B001W3D8GW Tanning bed with correct bulbs for UVB. Soak in a warm mineral spring weekly, (iron-rich, if you can find one.) Sea salt foot baths? D3, A and K are both... (more)

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by 343 · about 10 hours 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 432 · about 11 hours ago

Must individuals on all-meat/fish diets have vitamin/mineral deficiencies? {I'm thinking vitamin C, potassium, etc.}

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AmandaLP 0 · November 01, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Nope. People on all muscle meat may have deficiencies, but those cultures who focus on meat only seek out and specifically consume offal and glands that most people miss.

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by 476 · about 11 hours 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 18635 · about 11 hours ago

So I have assumed that the food pyramid and by association RDA's were reverse engineered from the made up assumptions of 9-11 whole grains ...blah blah blah. We now have the Kraken index for food that makes bacon the most nutritious. We know... (more)

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Mscott 0 · October 20, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Having done exhaustive reading on calcium for a research assignment, I can at least voice my opinion on that particular nutrient. This answer will be long, so skip to the conclusion if you want the gist. The RDA for calcium is currently 1000 mg... (more)

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by 78417 · about 11 hours ago

Any good and reliable sources of nutritional information on the Internet? Also interested in mineral content (including trace elements, if any), not only fat/protein/carbohydrate. What sites do you use and recommend?

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Jamie_14 0 · October 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Skipthepie.org is very comprehensive. Doesnt have every food though, but has the most detail info ive found (such as fatty acid breakdowns, carb breakdowns, vitamins, minerals etc)

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by 63 · about 11 hours 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 · about 11 hours 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 90 · about 11 hours 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 · about 11 hours 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 264 · about 11 hours 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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by 788 · about 11 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Can food give us all the nutrients we need? This is part question and part sharing of a great webpage. I have been researching the vitamin and mineral content of food. I came across this... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · April 03, 2012 at 1:30 AM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/76202/can-food-give-us-all-the-nutrients-we-need

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