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"Potassium Sodium and potassium work together to maintain water balance in body tissue and cells. potassium also promotes a regular heartbeat, and works in maintaining the transfer of nutrients to the cells. potassium deficiencies may result in weakness, dehydration, slow growth, and irregular or rapid heartbeat. Natural sources of potassium are sardines, lentils, molasses, potatoes, parsnips, nuts, and whole grain cereals. Selenium Selenium works with vitamin E as an antioxidant. It promotes healthy muscles, and is an essential element for healthy skin and coat."
- Ann N. Martin, Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food (Get the book.)

"Potassium reacts even more violently to liquid acids than sodium; in fact, it verges on being explosive. Some potassium compounds are used in cosmetics (e.g. potassium hydroxide), but I don't recommend putting them on your hair and/or skin. potassium carbonate A potassium compound used in making soft soaps. See potassium hydroxide. potassium hydroxide Also known as lye or caustic potash, this chemical is used in liquid soaps. In ancient times, seaweed was burned and the ash was used. Later table salt (sodium chloride) was used."
- Aubrey Hampton, What's in Your Cosmetics? A Complete Consumer's Guide to Natural and Synthetic Ingredients (Get the book.)

"Potassium Sodium and potassium work together to maintain water balance in body tissue and cells. potassium also promotes a regular heartbeat, and works in maintaining the transfer of nutrients to the cells. potassium deficiencies may result in weakness, dehydration, slow growth, and irregular or rapid heartbeat. Natural sources of potassium are sardines, lentils, molasses, potatoes, parsnips, nuts, and whole grain cereals. Selenium Selenium works with vitamin E as an antioxidant. It promotes healthy muscles, and is an essential element for healthy skin and coat."
- Ann N. Martin, Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food (Get the book.)

"Also recommended throughout the day is to consume cups of potassium broth. potassium broth takes advantage of the fact that the outside of a potato is one of the highest plant sources of potassium. Take the peelings (V4" to V2" including the skin) of several potatoes. Do not use the inside. Add other well chopped vegetables to taste including carrots (with skin), celery, whole beets (including greens), fresh parsley, and lots of onion and garlic (up to 50 cloves). Simmer for 40?0 minutes in a covered pot using clean filtered water. Strain out the vegetables, cool and drink the btoth."
- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"Some potassium compounds are used in cosmetics (e.g. potassium hydroxide), but I don't recommend putting them on your hair and/or skin. potassium carbonate A potassium compound used in making soft soaps. See potassium hydroxide. potassium hydroxide Also known as lye or caustic potash, this chemical is used in liquid soaps. In ancient times, seaweed was burned and the ash was used. Later table salt (sodium chloride) was used. powdered extracts These are prepared from native extracts by dilution to a specified strength, followed by drying, usually under vacuum."
- Aubrey Hampton, What's in Your Cosmetics? A Complete Consumer's Guide to Natural and Synthetic Ingredients (Get the book.)

"Her other medicines needed to be monitored closely as well: digoxin to control her heart rate; supplemental potassium to replace the potassium that the diuretics caused her kidneys to excrete; and a blood thinner, Coumadin, to prevent small blood clots from forming in her irregularly beating heart that could cause a stroke. I saw Sister Marguerite every two to four weeks when things were going smoothly, and even more often when they were not."
- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"If your diet contains a goodly amount of potassium in natural form, you should have no concern about being harmed by the relatively small amount of sodium in real sea salt. Foods that are particularly high in potassium are bananas, apricots, avocados, pumpkin seeds, beans, potatoes, winter squash, and many other vegetables. However, if potassium levels in the body drop below normal, sodium (even in natural salt) can become a source of imbalance. Celtic ocean salt (grayish in color) is a particularly good product to ingest because it is naturally extracted through sun drying."
- Andreas Moritz, The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse: An All-Natural, At-Home Flush to Purify and Rejuvenate Your Body (Get the book.)

"The results came back showing Dawes had low levels of salt in her blood and high levels of potassium. Lenzer immediately suspected Addison's disease. A relatively rare condition that is found in about one in one hundred thousand people, Addison's is nonetheless one of the first diagnoses a young doctor commits to memory. It occurs when the adrenal glands don't produce Cortisol, a hormone that's critical for the body's ability to maintain everything from blood pressure and salt-potassium balance to appetite and a sense of well-being."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"Supplementing your diet with 2,300 mg of potassium can significantly lower blood pressure if you also get at least 2,500 mg of potassium in your food daily. While many people do take potassium in supplemental tablet form, getting your potassium through foods is the optimal way to reduce your blood pressure. The chart below lists the most potassium-rich foods by serving size. Try to incorporate as many of these foods as possible into your eating plan."
- Gayle Reichler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., Active Wellness - A Personalized 10 Step Program for a Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit (Get the book.)

"Potassium also promotes a regular heartbeat, and works in maintaining the transfer of nutrients to the cells. potassium deficiencies may result in weakness, dehydration, slow growth, and irregular or rapid heartbeat. Natural sources of potassium are sardines, lentils, molasses, potatoes, parsnips, nuts, and whole grain cereals. Selenium Selenium works with vitamin E as an antioxidant. It promotes healthy muscles, and is an essential element for healthy skin and coat. Selenium deficiencies may result in weight loss, poor skin and coat condition, and tooth decay."
- Ann N. Martin, Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food (Get the book.)

"Supplementing your diet with 2,300 mg of potassium can significantly lower blood pressure if you also get at least 2,500 mg of potassium in your food daily. While many people do take potassium in supplemental tablet form, getting your potassium through foods is the optimal way to reduce your blood pressure. The chart below lists the most potassium-rich foods by serving size. Try to incorporate as many of these foods as possible into your eating plan."
- Gayle Reichler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., Active Wellness - A Personalized 10 Step Program for a Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit (Get the book.)

"Potassium broth takes advantage of the fact that the outside of a potato is one of the highest plant sources of potassium. Take the peelings (V4" to V2" including the skin) of several potatoes. Do not use the inside. Add other well chopped vegetables to taste including carrots (with skin), celery, whole beets (including greens), fresh parsley, and lots of onion and garlic (up to 50 cloves). Simmer for 40?0 minutes in a covered pot using clean filtered water. Strain out the vegetables, cool and drink the btoth."
- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"A study of 46,000 men done by Harvard University researchers found that a high potassium intake can cut the risk of kidney stones in half. potassium helps the kidneys keep calcium in the bones and bloodstream, instead of sending it out into the urine. This does not mean taking a potassium supplement or even measuring how much potassium you get every day. It just means having bananas, broccoli, cauliflower, or just about any other fruits, vegetables, or beans in generous amounts daily. Plants are naturally high in potassium. At the same time, choose foods that keep sodium to a minimum."
- Neal Barnard, M.D., Foods That Fight Pain: Revolutionary New Strategies for Maximum Pain Relief (Get the book.)

"Epidemiological and clinical studies demonstrate that potassium has an important effect on blood pressure regulation. Increasing potassium levels and lowering sodium intake has the overall effect of lowering blood pressure. By increasing the level of potassium in the blood, we can reduce the risk of a variety of heart problems. This mineral also has potential benefits for diabetics. Potassium aids iodine in creating thyroid hormones to increase metabolism and regulate metabolism of glucose. Muscles, brain cells, and nerves all rely on potassium."
- Gary Null, Gary Null's Power Aging (Get the book.)

"A notable exception is potassium with an RDA of about five grams (5000 mg) for which table shows a value of 50 mg. potassium is best obtained from eating fruits and vegetables, which have universally high potassium content. More specific nutrient information can be found in several websites listed in the appendix and some books in the bibliography. While there are no specific vitamin deficiencies that have been linked to prostate problems, some deficiencies have been linked to the development of more aggressive disease."
- James Occhiogrosso, N. D., Your Prostate, Your Libido, Your Life (Get the book.)

"By increasing the level of potassium in the blood, we can reduce the risk of a variety of heart problems. This mineral also has potential benefits for diabetics. Potassium aids iodine in creating thyroid hormones to increase metabolism and regulate metabolism of glucose. Muscles, brain cells, and nerves all rely on potassium. The best way to increase potassium intake is to eat fresh fruit, such as bananas. If you wish to avoid starchy fruit, you may take a 300 mg potassium supplement daily. Selenium."
- Gary Null, Gary Null's Power Aging (Get the book.)

"High blood pressure can be lowered by a diet low in sodium and high in potassium. Potassium is found in a wide range of foods, and clinical deficiency is unusual, but diets low in fresh fruit and vegetables (good sources) and high in salty snack foods may create a potassium/sodium imbalance. Also, people who take diuretics or laxatives, or who are on some types of drug (e.g. steroids), may excrete too much potassium. Severe potassium deficiency can result in serious heart problems—even heart attack. Excess is unlikely in a normal diet, though very high levels of supplementation would be toxic."
- Judith Wills, The Food Bible (Get the book.)

"It makes sense that these minerals could help with blood pressure because a diet low in calcium, potassium, and magnesium and high in sodium is suspected of causing high blood pressure in the first place. But keep in mind that simply adding these minerals as supplements to the diet has not been shown to lower blood pressure effectively. The DASH diet is also rich in phytochemicals, notes Marlene Most, PhD, RD, of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, who analyzed the DASH diet specifically for its phytochemical content. According to Dr."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Avoid licorice if you have low potassium, liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure or are pregnant. Avoid licorice if you are taking diuretics or prednisone-like drugs. Garlic Garlic is a great anti-microbial, which means it is effective in killing yeast, viruses and bacteria. It may be helpful in inhibiting the growth of bacteria that causes ulcers. Garlic is medicinal to the GI tract because it has antimicrobial, anti-dyspepsia and beneficial digestive properties. Note: Avoid if you take blood thinners, have hypoglycemia or prior to surgery."
- Heather Caruso, Your Drug-Free Guide to Digestive Health (Get the book.)

"Because spironolactone does not deplete potassium in the process of being a diuretic, it is important that anyone taking it not take extra potassium at the same time. This means avoiding not only potassium salts, but also such potassium buildup medicines as triamterene (Dyre-nium), amiloride (Moduretic), and any of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and the anti-inflammatory dmg Indocin."
- John B. Irwin, Arthritis Be Gone! (Get the book.)

"Factors that increase the risk of this disorder include smoking, obesity, excessive use of stimulants and caffeine, drug abuse, use of birth control pills, and a high sodium/low potassium intake. Mild hypertension may respond to weight or stress reduction, but more severe forms may require additional lifestyle changes and possibly treatment with prescription medications. For most people, treatment should include exercise. Regular activity has a number of proven, positive health effects, especially on heart health."
- Tom Bohager, Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes to Treat Everything from Digestive Problems and Allergies to Migraines and Arthritis (Get the book.)

"Insomnia can also result from certain drugs, hypoglycemia, asthma, fear, indigestion, poor diet, caffeine, or a deficiency of certain nutrients, including calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Symptoms associated with insomnia include daytime fatigue, irritability, lack of focus, and difficulty coping with complex tasks. To reduce the instance of insomnia, recommendations include reducing stress levels, getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, reducing caffeine and alcohol intake, and maintaining a regular schedule."

- Tom Bohager, Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes to Treat Everything from Digestive Problems and Allergies to Migraines and Arthritis (Get the book.)

"The results came back showing Dawes had low levels of salt in her blood and high levels of potassium. Lenzer immediately suspected Addison's disease. A relatively rare condition that is found in about one in one hundred thousand people, Addison's is nonetheless one of the first diagnoses a young doctor commits to memory. It occurs when the adrenal glands don't produce Cortisol, a hormone that's critical for the body's ability to maintain everything from blood pressure and salt-potassium balance to appetite and a sense of well-being."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"Nutritional supplementation with high-potency vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and particularly magnesium and potassium products are beneficial. Enzymes can be used to support the absorption of nutrients, improve Mucolase 30 mg overall health through an improved pH balance, increase the level of antioxidant enzymes in the body, and even improve nerve communication."
- Tom Bohager, Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes to Treat Everything from Digestive Problems and Allergies to Migraines and Arthritis (Get the book.)

"Potassium is best obtained from eating fruits and vegetables, which have universally high potassium content. More specific nutrient information can be found in several websites listed in the appendix and some books in the bibliography. While there are no specific vitamin deficiencies that have been linked to prostate problems, some deficiencies have been linked to the development of more aggressive disease. A deficiency of one of the B-vitamins, namely folate (B9) has been linked to the development of aggressive prostate cancer."
- James Occhiogrosso, N. D., Your Prostate, Your Libido, Your Life (Get the book.)

"I'm doing the math here, and that means only 8 percent of us are getting enough fiber and potassium! According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, these particular nutrients are important because they help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. What's the easiest way to correct this nutrient shortage? Two words: whole foods. "Almost all of the shortfalls identified by this survey can be corrected by eating a balanced, mostly plant-based diet," notes AICR nutrition advisor Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN. 2. Whole foods offer good fats."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

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