Parting thoughts: each mineral in this list plays just as big a role in human health in the ground as they do in the body.
Also required for health are a range of microminerals – minerals needed in only tiny amounts, but just as essential for normal function.
Almost 100 percent of sodium consumed is actually absorbed into the blood stream. The body is fairly efficient at eliminating excess sodium.
Increasing potassium rich whole foods and decreasing packaged and preserved foods can often normalize blood pressure issues.
In fact, about 2 percent of your body weight is all calcium! Calcium is mostly stored in the bones and teeth and the rest is found in blood and tissues.
With very low zinc levels, appetite can be reduced to levels so extreme as to cause anorexia, which will cause other deficiencies across the spectrum.
Nutritional Therapy will help you dive into the causes – digestive discomfort, poor blood sugar control, hormonal imbalances – and the downstream effects.
It turns out there are many influences on genetic expression. Genes are not set in stone, but are a foundation that reacts to all environmental factors.
Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye and barley. It acts like a glue in baked goods, giving them a light, spongey texture without falling apart.
When you think about serious problems with blood sugar (blood glucose), diabetes types 1 or 2 is probably what comes to mind first.