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"Calcium ascorbate and sodium ascorbate are the most common forms, although many other minerals can be ascorbated. The ascorbated vitamin C is easier for the body to transport. Ascorbated forms of vitamin C are pH neutral, so intestinal irritation does not occur. A tolerable upper intake level for vitamin C is set at 2 grams (2,000 milligrams) daily in order to prevent most adults from experiencing diarrhea and gastrointestinal disturbances due to the acidity of vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. On the other hand, ascorbates, with their neutral pH, are not associated with these problems."
- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"Calcium in food is normally chelated to other nutrients. minerals are chelated when they are bound to organic molecules. Calcium in supplements is often chelated to citrates, lactates, and gluconates. These forms are easily broken apart in the stomach, which limits their absorption. If taken with food, the free calcium can combine with amino acids in the food, which aids their absorption. Some supplementary calcium comes already chelated with amino acids. Amino acid chelates are not easily broken up in the stomach and are readily taken up by intestinal cells."

- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"Other minerals that are necessary components of antioxidant enzymes include copper, zinc, and iron. SELENIUM AND THYROID HORMONES Thyroid hormones exist as a storage form, thyroxine, with four iodide ions (T4), and as the active form with three iodide ions (T3). An enzyme that requires selenium removes the extra iodine ion to transform T4 into T3. Without selenium, the active form of thyroid hormone cannot be made. Thus, selenium and iodine are both necessary for proper thyroid function. Summary for Selenium Main functions: needed for the important antioxidant glutathione peroxidase."

- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"If we are deficient in any one of these vitamins or minerals, we may not be able to efficiently burn nutrients for energy. The inability to burn carbohydrates leads to more stored fat. The inability to burn fat can contribute to excess body fat. Appendix C: Antioxidants Antioxidants neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons that steal electrons from stable molecules. The stable molecules can then become free radicals, causing a chain reaction of damage."

- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"If you are drinking mineral water containing minerals that you do not lack, you could be doing yourself more harm than good. Most mineral waters are carbonated. However, some sparkling waters, such as club soda, are called mineral waters because the manufacturer added bicarbonates, citrates, and sodium phosphates to filtered or distilled tap water. Natural Spring Water The term natural spring water on a bottled water label doesn't tell you where the water came from, only that the mineral content of the water has not been altered. It may or may not have been filtered or otherwise treated."
- Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements (Get the book.)

"Once consumed, steam-distilled water leaches inorganic minerals rejected by the cells and tissues out of the body. We believe that only steam-distilled or reverse osmosis filtered water should be consumed. This water should be used not only for drinking, but also for cooking, because foods such as pasta, rice, and beans can absorb chemicals found in unpurified water. Flavor can be added to distilled water by adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar (obtained from a health food store) per gallon of distilled water. Vinegar is an excellent solvent and aids in digestion."

- Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements (Get the book.)

"Insufficient intake of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, can interfere with the absorption of amino acids in the lower part of the small intestines. Vitamin Bg is needed also, for the transport of amino acids in the body. If your diet is not properly balanced—that is, if it fails to supply adequate amounts of the essential amino acids— sooner or later, this will become apparent as some type of physical disorder. This does not mean, however, that eating a diet containing enormous amounts of protein is the answer. In fact, it is unhealthy."

- Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements (Get the book.)

"MINERALS Daily recommended allowances have been established for six minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, iodine, iron, magnesium, and zinc. In addition to these, there are nine other minerals that are needed in lesser amounts and that are considered to be supplied by the same foods offering the six major minerals. minerals in general are required for body building and regulatory functions. Calcium requirements continue throughout life to ensure sufficient amounts of this mineral for bone health and for regulatory functions in the blood serum."
- Robert E. Kowalski, The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure: How to Lower Your Blood Cholesterol by Up to 40 Percent Without Drugs or Deprivation (Get the book.)

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- Samuel S. Epstein, Randall Fitzgerald, Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Endanger Your Health . . . And What You Can Do about It (Get the book.)

"Melatonin 2-3 mg daily, taken A powerful antioxidant that 2 hours or less before may help prevent stroke and bedtime. also aids sleep. Multienzyme complex As directed on label. To aid digestion. (Inflazyme Forte Take between meals. from American Biologies) plus bromelain 300 mg daily. Octacosanol As directed on label. Improves endurance; relieves and/or muscle pain. wheat germ As directed on label. Sea mussel As directed on label. A source of protein that aids in the functioning of the cardiovascular system. Trimethylglycine As directed on label."
- Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements (Get the book.)

"It's not only neurotoxic, but also drives down two minerals the body and brain desperately need-iron and zinc. A high percentage of ADHD kids are low in iron-which is needed to make dopamine-and this saps their mental and physical energy. One study showed that 80 percent of ADHD kids were low in iron. Unfortunately, many doctors don't pay attention to iron deficiency until it hits rock bottom, resulting in frank anemia. This same lack of regard for subtle deficiencies is also true of zinc, which is a critically important nutrient for cognitive function, because it protects neurotransmitters."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"To remedy the inability of the body to maintain proper acid-alkaline balance, and thus support the resolution of many diseases, it is important to increase in the diet the amount of plant-source foods that provide alkaline minerals such as organic sodium, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. This is accomplished in a very efficient manner while Juice Feasting, given the 12-15 pounds of produce we consume through alkalinizing fresh green vegetable juices each day, including one head of celery (organic sodium) and approximately 2 pounds of leafy greens."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"It is a low-mineral food that robs the body of minerals. About 90 percent of all soy is genetically modified (GMO). Soy is also one of the top seven allergens, and is widely known to cause immediate hypersensitivity reactions. While in the last forty years soy has occupied an important place in the transition from an unhealthy meat-based diet to vegetarian and vegan cuisine, it is time for us to upgrade our food choice to one having more benefits, and fewer negative possibilities. In 1986, Stuart Berger, MD, placed soy among the seven top allergens—one of the "sinister seven."

- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"The healing power of minerals, special nutrients and trace elements. Rocklin CA: Prima Publishing, 1997, p. 312. Connor SL, Connor WE. Are fish oils beneficial in the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease? Am J Clin Nutr 1997 Oct; 66(4 Suppl):1020S-1031S. Ello-Martin et al. Dietary energy density in the treatment of obesity: A year-long trial comparing 2 weight-loss diets. Am J Clin Nutr 2007 Jun; 85(6): 1465-77. Erkkila AT, Lichtenstein AH. Fiber and cardiovascular disease risk: How strong is the evidence? / Cardiovasc Nurs 2006 Jan-Feb; 21(l):3-8."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"The miniscule amount of extra minerals contained in these higher priced salts is insignificant compared to the minerals found in food, and their presence in no way makes these salts less harmful. In addition to the usual problems associated with salt consumption, it is important to note that under certain otherwise heart-healthy conditions, a high-salt diet can increase your risk of a less common type of stroke, called hemorrhagic stroke. There are two types of strokes: embolic strokes (the most common type) and hemorrhagic strokes (which occur only one-tenth as often)."
- Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Cholesterol Protection for Life, New Expanded Edition (Get the book.)

"Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, minerals, Herbs and Food Supplements by nutritionist Phyllis A. Balch and doctor James F. Balch, M.D., is another must-have resource that you can find at Whole Foods. Infant Massage Nurse Karen Overgaard, who works with my environmental center at Hackensack, recommended these books on infant massage, which she and other prominent "green" healtlvcare providers, including Dr. Lawrence Rosen, recommend for reducing stress in both infants and parents."
- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"Look for a sunblock containing minerals like zinc dioxide or titanium dioxide, which don't penetrate the skin. For recommendations on safe, effective sunblocks, please refer to the resources section. The Pet Question For many of us, a family doesn't feel complete without a pet, or several pets—I know our Norfolk terrier, Virgil, is a VIP in our household. Pets can be great for children: they're great both for companionship and for teaching kids responsibility. More and more of us welcome domestic animals into our homes every.year: At last count, Americans owned an estimated 90."

- Deirdre Imus, Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series (Green This!) (Get the book.)

"Her initial lab work showed egg allergy; multiple nutritional deficiencies (including deficits of several minerals and vitamin E); immune deficiency, with decreased IgA and decreased IgG; and fungal dysbiosis. She was initially placed on the anti-yeast diet, and antifungals. Her mother reported quick improvement. She said that her daughter's noncompliance in school had become "next to zero," and "she is already becoming a different kid."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, nutrient-dense foods are those foods that provide the highest amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients per calorie.4 For example, superfood algaes and vegetables are considered most nutrient-dense. Products containing added sugars, saturated fats, and alcohol are considered nutrient-poor. Therefore, when you eat nutrient-poor foods, you eat more food to get an equivalent amount of nutrition. Second, nutrient density is defined as a ratio of food energy from carbohydrate, protein, or fat to the total food energy."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program (Get the book.)

"Supplements-consisting of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, enzymes, and herbal preparations-contribute to recoveries in ways that other modalities simply cannot. They are uniquely beneficial in overcoming nutrient deficiencies, and they have an unmatched power to trigger various metabolic healing processes. Supplements are also ideal for fulfilling nutrient dependencies, the highly individualized requirements for various nutrients that vary greatly from person to person."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"I hear her sigh and moan as she scrubs and chisels the whitish deposits left behind by standing water, but as a nurse and my research editor, she now believes in the power of minerals like magnesium. And, after working as a critical-care unit nurse for years, Jan knows that cardiologists just love it! Why? Magnesium is one mineral that's useful across the board for multiple cardiac conditions that we treat on a daily basis: ?angina ?cerebrovascular accidents (stroke) ?arrhythmias & sudden death ?congestive heart failure ?atrial fibrillation ?heart attack ?arteriosclerotic heart disease ?"
- Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., The Sinatra Solution Metabolic Cardiology (Get the book.)

"Bone is broken down to offer the body minerals it needs to maintain homeostasis. Your bones are your body's reservoir of calcium. Every muscle contraction you do requires a calcium ion. That's right. Every time you blink, you use calcium. All day long, you are using calcium and requiring your bones to break down. Calcium is also used to help maintain the pH of your blood. When your blood pH levels drop, or becomes more acidic, your body uses some of the calcium stored in the bones to rebalance the blood pH."
- Allison Tannis, Probiotic Rescue: How You can use Probiotics to Fight Cholesterol, Cancer, Superbugs, Digestive Complaints and More (Get the book.)

"In the studies, prebiotics increase the availability of calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron, all of which are minerals needed for healthy bones. Human trials have confirmed that prebiotics improve your body's ability to absorb bone-building nutrients. Since prebiotics are best known for their ability to support the growth of probiotics, we may associate the bone-healthy effects of prebiotics with probiotics. However, studies suggest that the effects of prebiotics are different than those of probiotics in terms of bone health."

- Allison Tannis, Probiotic Rescue: How You can use Probiotics to Fight Cholesterol, Cancer, Superbugs, Digestive Complaints and More (Get the book.)

"I invariably give these two minerals together, because they work in tandem. Calcium is often deficient in autistics, because of low dietary intake, and because of malabsorption, due to GI problems. Low dietary intake can be exacerbated by a dairy-free diet. Calcium is particularly low in people with celiac disease, the condition of extreme sensitivity to gluten. Calcium is an important element in hormonal activities, which are often impaired among 4-A kids. It's good for bones, and is also known to have calming effects in some children."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders (Get the book.)

"There are many, many nutrients, minerals and vitamins that are useful in treatment. Recent scientific studies support use of omega-3 fatty acids, found in flaxseed oil. We know about zinc. Studies of the effect of magnesium go back to at least 1922, when McCollum at Johns Hopkins put some rats on a low magnesium diet and those who did not get enough magnesium were irritable, had convulsions and some of them died. Much has been publicized for all of us about our needs for calcium, but magnesium is a very important nutrient for children. So are the B vitamins."
- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"I wake up and minerals. High in fiber, at about 6 a.m. and make a pot of vitamin A, potassium, vitamin jasmine tea and eat my breakfast? C, and folic acid, sweets are usually miso soup with vegetables. also easy to prepare Pnck Then," she pointed toward her door, one with a fork, microwave it «T gQ tQ the sacre(l grove to pray fof for about five minutes, and just ^ heakh Qf ^ vilkge and thank season with salt and pepper. ^ gods fof making it safe ?J later learned that this sacred grove was a clearing in the forest about 650 feet (200 meters) from the house with a gazebo-like structure."
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

"Tofu (bean curd), a daily feature in the Okinawan diet, has been compared to bread in France or potatoes in Eastern Europe, the difference being that while one cannot live by bread or potatoes alone, tofu is an almost uniquely perfect food: low in calories, high in protein, rich in minerals, devoid of cholesterol, eco-friendly, and complete in the amino acids necessary for human sustenance. An excellent source of protein without the side effects of meat, tofu contains a compound, phytoestrogen, which may provide heart-protective properties to women."

- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

"Some studies have found low levels of healthy fats required by the body; other studies have discovered deficiencies in minerals, such as iron or zinc. Children who take supplements to make up for a specific shortfall become noticeably more settled in school or at home."
- Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps (Get the book.)

"Some of the twenty-three known heavy metals, such as selenium, copper, manganese and zinc, are nutritional minerals that are needed in small quantities to maintain health but can be toxic at higher doses. Other heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, nickel, lead, and mercury, are toxic in even small amounts and represent a significant health threat when inhaled, absorbed, or ingested, for these elements cannot be degraded or destroyed. Once toxic metals have accumulated in the body, they're not easily released from storage and flushed from the body."

- Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps (Get the book.)

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