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Minerals

Minerals Questions

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by 432 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 · about 5 hours ago

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 8 · about 5 hours 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 · about 5 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 598 · about 5 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 5 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 529 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 3280 · about 6 hours ago

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 · about 6 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 63 · about 6 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 432 · about 6 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 50 · about 6 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 6 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 5381 · about 6 hours ago

Okay, in trying to figure out my high stimulated state on low carb, I came across the following: "In a 5-day metabolic study of five normal medical students given a liquid diet, such as that given to preoperative peptic ulcer patients ... (more)

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Justin_10 0 · July 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM

You also have to take into account what FORTIFIED foods are in the SAD. Don't know if the study makes a whole lot of practical sense.

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by 1418 · about 6 hours ago

I use cronometer to record what I am eating and everytime I have used it, my minerals are not up where they are supposed to be. My vitamins are fine, probably because I eat alot of liver, but its the minerals that are constantly low. For example... (more)

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amplify 0 · April 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

This isn't an answer to the question you asked but obsessing over the micronutrient content of every ounce of food you consume and attempting to hit some arbitrary numbers on a daily basis strikes me as being wildly unhealthy. If you are eating... (more)

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by 788 · about 6 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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by 120 · about 6 hours ago

So I was discussing latent acidosis with a friend last night and decided to do some research today. It easy to find people implicating chronic latent acidosis in all sorts of chronic disease but they often seem to have something to sell (red... (more)

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Mscott 0 · April 02, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Protein: This paper published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition discusses the importance of protein on bone health. Here are two quotes from the paper: "Experimentally selective deficiency in dietary proteins causes marked... (more)

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by 134 · about 6 hours ago

Hello! I suffer from Acne and over the years I have been taking lots of Vitamin and mineral pills to try combat the acne. Now that I have learned more about diet on here I would like to ditch the pills and replace it with some real food. I want... (more)

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Bruno_1 0 · February 06, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Here are some ideas : Vitamin A, vitamin k2, copper, B-complex from beef/calf liver (see chart below *) Vitamin C citrus fruits (if tolerated), berries and vegetables (sauerkraut has some too). Vitamin E from red palm oil Niacin from tuna,... (more)

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