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Potassium

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by 8858 · about 9 hours ago

My $0.02: Potassium is too high (I assume that lower sodium intake corresponds to diminished need for potassium...thoughts?) Vitamin D is too low (I'm guessing that in equatorial regions, current levels are fine but that as one goes higher in... (more)

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Angelo___Latest_in_Paleo 0 · December 21, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I would focus far more on real food, versus nutrition-speak for something like this that is intended in large part for general-public consumption: I would create food groups like "Leafy Greens," "Other Vegetables," "Meat," "Organ Meats," "Fish,"... (more)

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by 593 · about 9 hours ago

Here's a flurry of questions, comments, and concerns... Feel free to pick any bit to answer from. I hate to intimidate people with so many pointed questions so just speak your mind on any point. Looking for opinions as much as facts, but prefer... (more)

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glib 0 · May 03, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Paleo principles suggest that moderni diets have low K, including some paleo diets themselves. We possibly have high Na, since Weston Price's book suggests good health in tropical populations with intakes of 100 mg Na/day. Modern research also... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Since two days, I feel a sort of numbness on my skin on the right side of my chest. Coupled with me feeling like I lack energy (especially in the afternoon), weakness and having some trouble with getting a good night's sleep I saw that a... (more)

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Iron_Dwarf 0 · April 22, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Thanks for the comments. It seems to be receding so I think it's nothing too serious.

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by 593 · about 9 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 593 · about 9 hours ago

I'm doing much better now while limiting my fiber intake. It's weird - fiber binds me up apparently. I try to keep it well below 30 grams, usually under 20 if I can but that's hard. The problem is that I'm also limiting my leafy greens - a major... (more)

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daz 0 · December 17, 2013 at 9:29 PM

you probably use this tool already, but just in case... you can use the nutrient-search-tool-here to define particular nutrient searches, ie. highest and lowest in certain 'things' such as fiber, potassium, folate in any combination you... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

I've been drinking V8 (low sodium) because I was trying to increase my potassium. While sitting at the breakfast table, I was bored, and read the label: It contains potassium chloride! Silly me: I thought all the potassium was from the... (more)

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samc 0 · December 11, 2013 at 6:12 AM

Tomatoes are rich with potassium. Since people want the salt taste they add potassium chloride which isn't much different of an affront compared to adding salt. I find it hard to eat enough food and get a decent amount of potassium so I drink a... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I never seem to get enough of them in my daily diet. I have never had enough calcium. Not even as a child since I've never liked milk/cheese and other dairy that people normally eat. I like butter, cream and ice cream but that i didn't have too... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · December 05, 2013 at 1:40 PM

I usually eat 100-150 gr beef a day, the rest is chicken, pork and sea food. Protein wise, eat too much nuts and almonds. The rest is all sorts of vegetables, love broccoli and cauliflower and mixed salads, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados and... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

Has anyone here ever had bad effects from taking too much B12? (Like 5,000 or 10,000)? I'm now just starting to research the possibility of too much B12 driving down potassium levels, and perhaps causing muscle cramps and twitching. ... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · January 12, 2014 at 4:04 PM

this: http://www.ehow.com/list_6075324_signs-low-b12-low-potassium.html and Treatment of megaloblastic anemia with vitamin B12 and folate, resulting in rapid uptake of cellular potassium. For more Paleo Diet hacks:... (more)

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

I find it difficult to get enough potassium when low carb without resorting to massive amounts of vegetables, vegetable juice and coconut water. I believe my brain fog and memory issues might be due to a long time potassium defiency on low carb. I... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 08, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Any particular reason why you want to go zero carb? n=1 zero carb can cause a lot of issues in terms of making sure you get all the essential minerals, macros and vitamins that your body needs without turning your kitchen cupboard into a... (more)

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by 354 · about 9 hours ago

Thanks to this and another site, I found out that my staggering fatigue (post-ketosis) may be related to mineral deficiencies. I've boosted the sodium, potassium, and magnesium (and water throughout the day) and feel like I'm on the mend. I'm... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 16, 2013 at 6:12 AM

Q#1: According to this link that summarizes mineral needs in a very nice way IMO, it seems that the ideal ratio would be near between 2.5:1 and 4:1 sodium/potassium. Q#2: The bloating thing when boosting electrolytes and water to me looks like... (more)

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by 1649 · about 9 hours ago

Hey y'all! So, here is the thing: About 7-8 months ago I started having tingling extremities. It got to the point where my hands and feet were constantly tingling and kind of numb. I had my regular GP at the time run a B12 serum test which was... (more)

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Andrealyne 0 · September 07, 2013 at 2:12 PM

I have similar symptoms. Neuro work up is negative. Will see neuro surgeon because I have alot of cervical myelopathy. My B12 is high and I don't supplement. I am homozygous MTHFR c766t- with other weird methylation issues. I also did a... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

Of course minerals from foods are ideal, but as I'm trying ensure I have enough potassium, and my potassium to sodium ratio is about 2:1 , I'm left wondering: Is all potassium created equal? Is potassium from foods different, or perhaps better... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

I know, for example, that blood levels of magnesium are not a very good indicator of magnesium levels in cells. Are blood tests for sodium / potassium equally as unhelpful unless you are in dire straights? I'm trying to hack muscle cramping... (more)

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Chris_65 0 · March 12, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Serum electrolytes are fleeting measurements that exist within a very small tolerance range. High potassium may be just a fluke. Get tested again to be sure. Serum measurements do not measure intracellularly rather they provide an overall snapshot... (more)

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by 232 · about 9 hours ago

Someone bought me bocconcini and the ingredients are "pasteurized milk, microbial enzyme, bacterial culture. Packaged in water with potassium sorbate" I know pasteurized milk and milk is bad yadda yadda, but can I make it somewhat better by... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

When it doubt, look it up on Wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_sorbate Preservative. Relatively non-toxic. Also found in natural foods. I wouldn't sweat it. (more)

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by 2407 · about 9 hours ago

I agree we should try and get our nutrients from food. But our soil is depleted, and getting 4-10g of potassium per day as paleo humans got is pretty hard. Potassium is pretty important for many things, especially nitrogen retention and lean... (more)

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Monte 0 · February 01, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Coconut water. A cup contains about 500mg of potassium. Way easier than getting it from pills.

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by 2407 · about 9 hours ago

I've used sodium Bicarb to get super soft stir fry meat. But, can one use potassium Bicarb for the same purpose? I'd rather take in more K than Na.

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

I've been experimenting with Sea Salt and dietary potassium (hacking absolute quantities, as well as relative proportions). I've noticed that when I consume lots of sea salt, I experience vivid dreams when sleeping, and can remember the dreams... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

There's a really neat animation which depicts how the sodium - potassium pump works in the body: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter2/animation__how_the_sodium_potassium_pump_works.html I've always heart that... (more)

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epaleocookbooks 0 · June 07, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Be careful about going low potassium. Potassium deficiency can cause seizures. You may want to supplement. The recommended ratio is 2:1 potassium:sodium for a normal diet, so if you're not lowcarb, then yes, you should try for that. "Health... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

I'm in the home stretch of narrowing down headache/eye-hurting reaction, and I don't think it likely caused by the Morton's Lite Salt, but just figured I'd ask. Thanks Mike (more)

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bonefed 0 · September 20, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Potassium supplementation can be tricky because typical potassium salts (which THESE Albion-based tablets are NOT) can be caustic to stomach and intestinal linings as they dissolve. This is the reason why the government sets a 99mg limit on the... (more)

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by 3280 · about 9 hours ago

I've been having a problem with muscle cramps. Yesterday, I switched to Morton's Half-Salt: (half sodium, half potassium). My slight muscle cramps (calves & foot) in the morning escalated abruptly into terrible back spasm & neck muscles... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · June 02, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Muscle cramps are really hard to figure out. For many people, it's a lack of potassium and/or magnesium, but both made my cramps worse. Eventually I figured out it was too little calcium -- I had removed too many dairy sources from my diet while... (more)

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by 2407 · about 9 hours ago

In this article: http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/1/1/2 "Sodium and potassium The second factor differentiating the author's studies from many others is optimized mineral nutriture, which has benefits for both cardiovascular reserve... (more)

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orust 0 · June 01, 2012 at 9:56 AM

This only applies to ketogenic or VLC diets really. When insulin falls low enough sodium is not retained at the normal rate. Either intake has to increase or the hormone aldosterone steps in to preserve sodium and hence circulating volume. The... (more)

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by 6229 · about 9 hours ago

What do you use and how much? Do you have any thyroid issues?

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SarahH 0 · May 04, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I use Icelandic kelp for my iodine intake - potassium iodide has a -lot- of iodine and should only be used if you are in a severe radiation zone. I have no thyroid issues, but there is a noticeable difference if you are iodine deficient. I would... (more)

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

I'm trying to hack my tension headache / foot cramps & some muscle twitching. From my previous post, I got lots of good suggestions that it could likely be a an electrolyte issue. Since I take magnesium & calcium supplements, and I just... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I add fine sea salt to BBQs when marinading as it sticks better, plain kosher salt (a tablespoon) to soups before applying heat, but never to burgers as it shrinks them (after they're cooked and have some ghee melted on top, it's fine). There's... (more)

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by 1418 · about 10 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 3280 · about 10 hours ago

I'm having muscle twitching, foot cramps, and occasional calf cramps. I have periods of tension headaches which I suspect are all related to hydration or electrolytes (potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium). I already take magnesium & calcium... (more)

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Stephen_5 0 · April 04, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Personally, I only get the muscle twitching when I eat too much sodium. The fact that you are having issues after working out is of limited usefulness in trying to diagnose this. The trouble is that you lose a lot of things in your sweat, not just... (more)

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