What causes mineral deficiency? How would you know?

This question comes up in my inbox a lot... not from clients, not from people who experience it, but from marketers, sellers of supplements.

So it is time to clear up some misleading statements that are designed to sell you something that you don't need, at a price that makes no sense.

Today I got an email about Magnesium.

It says that (smart! and false) that coffee depletes your Magnesium reserves, and cause you to sleep poorly, to be less resistant to emotional ups and downs.

Hell, why don't I just copy it here:

Did you know that coffee—while rich in antioxidants—can actually deplete your body of its most essential mineral?

And without this #1 most essential mineral, you will feel more stressed out (cortisol hormone goes UP)... your metabolism slows down... and it becomes harder to sleep.

Poor sleep actually then makes all of this way worse: you feel perpetually exhausted, stressed out, energy and fat-burning become a problem...

It’s a vicious cycle.

The problem is—this mineral is NOT in your food. And you can’t just go out and buy this mineral at the store.

===> Go here to discover the secret to getting ALL 7 FORMS of this critical mineral

It will reverse stress... transform your sleep... even restore energy and metabolism.

What is the truth value of this email? 3%. Which means it is full of garden variety horseshit.

Yes, there are different formulations of Magnesium, and you want something that you can utilize.

Yes, coffee will make you sleepless... not only in Seattle... lol.

Your cortisol hormone has little to do with Magnesium, and more to do with inflammation... which, as I have said before, 70% due to incorrect food combining, or just plain weak stomach acid, lack of enzymes in your diet, or lack of enzymes produced in the food by the processes.

By the way, yesterday I watched a youtube video that was brilliant and answered a longstanding question of mine: why I wasn't gluten intolerant in Hungary, and became gluten intolerant in the United States.

The Italian doctor and scientist in the video explained that the processing, i.e. the making of the food, bread, pasta, are crucial from the point of view of enzymes. I didn't know that.

He shared that yeast, the one they used in bread, has enzymes that work only after so many hours and pre-digest the wheat protein we call gluten. Hah... very interesting. I never had any problems with bread in Hungary... maybe this is why. The bread dough is left there to rise overnight... and then baked in the wee hours of the morning.

There is such a thing as some foods need some minerals to digest and be used by the body, probably for the manufacturing of the enzymes necessary.

I have found that any sugar containing foods, sweet vegetables, fruits or outright sugar added stuff depletes Copper reserves... and, gasp, make your hair graying faster, and your skin lose elasticity... i.e. wrinkles.

You can overdo it... and it will deplete your Zinc reserves... so don't go hog wild... Don't play Russian roulette with your health.

I pay attention to the body's messages about minerals that are sorely missing. So far I distinguished four:

Calcium: extreme muscle tiredness even after just going downstairs to get my mail...

Magnesium: my left leg cramps....

Potassium: my right leg cramps

Copper: my left hand goes numb

There are probably more that I haven't distinguished... yet.

Inflammation… what causes it?

Once you know the cause of something, you have a chance to heal it.

Inflammation runs in my family.

So does acid reflux.

I have been struggling with bpth for quite a while...
My eating style is 'separator' due to my weak stomach acid.

As a student I used to break out and the university doctor diagnosed my condition as self-toxicity... I broke out when I ate beef.

But as I got older, any protein became almost indigestible... so I took Papain enzyme for a while... but I experienced only little improvement in my acid reflux.

Then I decided to try hcl... hydrochlorid acid... and I think i hit paydirt.

Here is what I am experiencing:

no acid reflux
a whole lot less inflammation... which means I can walk faster and longer. No hot knees and calves pas the immediate exertion.

I am going to suggest my older brother who has serious pain in his hands to start taking hcl... once I get his results, I'll recommend it to everyone with weak stomach acid.

and added benefit: the microscopic mites don't survive the incrised acidity of the stomach... so I am hopeful that if I keep this up, I'll be mite free as well.

Dear Cow letter… I fell in love with A2 milk

Dear Cow,

You've changed a lot over the years ...

I can't tolerate you and you make me sick.

You're just not my type anymore.

Maybe in a few 100 years when your mutated genes get back to the way it used to be

I hate to say this but ...

I found someone else... A2 milk. It doesn't make me diabetic. It doesn't clog my arteries, both in my heart and in my brain. I am not depressed any more...

Regards,

Sophie

Muscle tiredness, muscle ache

A few years ago I started to have pain in my calves. I had a tendency for varicose veins. I inherited that from my mother.

So in these past few years walking has been a painful activity. Then it got worse... and even climbing up from the first floor to the second was a big undertaking.

I started to get curious and ask questions.

I have added Magnesium to my supplements. I have added Rutin, a Bioflavonoid, inespensive and potent. Continue reading "Muscle tiredness, muscle ache"

Macular degeneration? Cataract? Age related loss of sight?

Healthy eyes1

I still wear the same strength of glasses I first received at age 9... and I am 71 years old.

What's the secret? Almost all women I know have had cataract2 removed, macular degeneration3 , and can't read without glasses. I read without glasses...

But recently I have been having difficulty seeing.

This has happened before, and Dr. Christopher's eye formula, of which I made a few gallons(!) a few years ago, to the rescue. Continue reading "Macular degeneration? Cataract? Age related loss of sight?"



Footnotes:
  1. Here are some tips to help maintain eye health as you age.

    Eat a Balanced Diet. As part of your healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like Vitamins A and C; foods like leafy, green vegetables and fish. ...
    Exercise. ...
    Get a good night's sleep. ...
    Wash your hands. ...
    Don't Smoke. ...
    Wear Sunglasses. ...
    Devices and Blue Light. []

  2. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. []
  3. Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD), is a medical condition which may result in blurred or no vision in the center of the visual field. Early on there are often no symptoms. ... It is due to damage to the macula of the retina. []

Why You Should Soak Your Nuts and Seeds

High in vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats, nuts and seeds are little powerhouses of nutrition. However, nuts and seeds also contain phytic acid and large amounts of enzyme inhibitors which protect them from sprouting until they have the rain and sun they need to grow. And unfortunately, these natural chemicals are quite hard on the stomach.

So, if you’ve ever had tummy trouble after eating nuts and seeds, don’t give up on them yet!
Why You Should Soak Your Nuts and Seeds

In nature, a seed or nut normally gets enough moisture from rain to wash off the acids and enzyme inhibitors so it can germinate and produce a plant. By soaking nuts and seeds before you eat them, you imitate nature by neutralizing these toxic growth inhibitors, releasing the natural enzymes and vitality within them. Continue reading "Why You Should Soak Your Nuts and Seeds"