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Offline leeannemoleski

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Mineral Supplements
« on: August 28, 2017, 08:01:21 AM »
Hello Health Community!

Our problem of depleted soils, combined with using reverse osmosis water filtration systems has had several people asking me about how to raise mineral levels.

What do you recommend as the best and most absorb-able way to supplement minerals in the diet?

Offline Nori

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Re: Mineral Supplements
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 09:56:54 AM »
The Eating for Health model is an excellent way to raise mineral status through the diet.  Choosing organic, local and unprocessed foods will make a difference, although not immediately.  The booster foods such as nutritional yeast, algae, seaweed, and spices can amplify minerals  as well. 
For water filtration, I recommend adding back trace mineral with supplementation such as Concentrace Mineral Drops.   Periodically checking mineral status through taste tally or hair mineral analysis could confirm one is on track. 

What is often overlooked regarding mineral status is what is using up the minerals.  This can be any form of stress: poor sleep, physical and emotional stress, addictions, over exercising, toxic burdens, etc. 

Finally, to ensure the body's ability to use minerals, check stomach acid where the minerals are ionized.  With stress, aging, low thyroid,  infection and toxins, stomach acid production is suboptimal.  This is easily done at home by using 1/4 tsp baking soda in 6 ounces of water on an empty stomach.  One has  adequate acid if a burp occurs prior to 5 minutes. 

Nori M. Hudson, BA, MS
Instructor, Bauman College, Berkeley
Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition by and Registered with NANP
Certified Diet Counselor, Nutrition Educator,  Nutrition Consultant, and Nutrition Teacher through Bauman College