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Minerals

Minerals Questions

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by 432 · about 16 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 16 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 129 · about 16 hours ago

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 0 · about 16 hours 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 0 · about 16 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 396 · about 17 hours 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 4991 · about 17 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 17 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 2303 · about 17 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 723 · about 17 hours 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 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 5 · about 17 hours 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 · about 17 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 80 · about 17 hours 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 1191 · about 17 hours ago

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)

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by 432 · about 17 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 17 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 78422 · about 17 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 432 · about 17 hours ago

Which vegetables pack the greatest punch of vitamins/minerals/etc? Especially those vit/min that one might not easily get from meat/egg/etc.

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April_S_ 0 · September 05, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I think a lot of people would answer leafy greens like spinach or kale or broccoli or something. But if you don't care about carbs and want something that doesn't taste like grass, I eat oven-baked sweet potatoes with Kerrygold butter almost every... (more)

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by 12677 · about 17 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 50 · about 17 hours 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 · about 17 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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