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by 129 · September 11, 2014 at 1:41 PM

This sounds crazy to me but was reading on a nutrition forum that distilled water is unhealthy because all the minerals are removed. Also said that purified water is acidic to the body? That it takes away minerals from the body? I drink reverse... (more)

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shwick 0 · September 11, 2014 at 1:34 PM

You are just beginning to scratch the surface my friend :D There is much conflicting info on which water is best. I decided to go with remineralized reverse osmosis water in steel containers. Plastic containers contain xeno-estrogens, even the... (more)

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by 5 · August 08, 2014 at 9:58 PM

http://ariix.com/pdf/Optimals.pdfThat is a link to a PDF describing their multivitamin. They split their vitamins and their minerals.Any opinions on this?

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paleot 0 · August 08, 2014 at 9:55 PM

10mg of vegetables / 98mg of "superplants" ? With copper and folic acid? Looks pretty random to me, with the pinch of NAC and ALA among other ingredients. Doesn't seem to specify what form the magnesium is in, other than it's an "amino acid... (more)

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by -2 · July 12, 2014 at 2:27 PM

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 · September 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

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 583 · March 21, 2014 at 10:58 PM

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 · February 24, 2014 at 7:32 AM

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 · February 13, 2014 at 12:42 AM

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 4936 · November 10, 2013 at 6:13 AM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 2293 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

"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 723 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I'm really not sure my problem is electrolyte balance (though for some reason I keep coming back it this hypothesis), and I'm kinda grasping a straws here but: Twice recently, I went from feeling great to severe systemic muscle cramps (calves,... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · February 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Hi CaveMan_Mike, I've battled with cramping, too. I can't speak to your question on Kale, but I can share what's killed my cramping problem. I've found three things to be helpful on this front: taking a daily magnesium supplement, eating quality... (more)

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by 343 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 329 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Today while in a pharmacy I was offered a free test for vitamins and minerals. It was performed as a quick electro-dermal screening. It seems my Omegas are low. I've been supplementing with fish oil (2000 mg a day) for about a month. Is this test... (more)

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Richard_10 0 · January 07, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Your basing your mineral and vit intake on fish oil...vit d3 and vit d 6. If your not taking multi vits then yes your prolly low especially in your vit b's, if your vegan then in iron as well

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by 80 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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 1191 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

So, do you have to eat bone broth AND fat in order to get all the nutrients from it or does eating only bone broth (because the fat is discarded) works just fine? EDIT: What I actually meant: Can you absorb all of the minerals, amino acids, etc.... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · December 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I could be wrong, but I don't think broth is known as a good source of fat soluble vitamins. It's more for the easily absorbed minerals and amino acids (proline, lysine, and glycine, mostly). You can leave some of the fat in the broth, but it's... (more)