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"ZINC The prostate contains more zinc than any other human organ. This implies that zinc might be associated with the prostate's housekeeping and manufacturing functions. Studies show that there appears to be a strong correlation between zinc concentrations in prostatic secretions and prostate diseases. In patients who have died of cancer, prostatic zinc levels are usually low. Foods high in zinc include pumpkin seeds, oysters, and legumes."
- Robert Hass, M.S., Permanent Remissions (Get the book.)

"If these building materials are not present in sufficient quantity, enzyme function (and therefore cell function) is impaired. Take zinc, for example. The retina contains enzymes constructed with zinc and is a zinc-rich tissue. If you do not have enough zinc in your diet, your retina and other zinc-rich tissues, such as the prostate, will be impaired before obvious effects are noticed elsewhere in the body. Night blindness and malfunctioning prostates are common symptoms of zinc deficiency."
- Raymond Francis, Never Be Sick Again: Health is a Choice, Learn How to Choose It (Get the book.)

"This mineral is also important for the proper functioning of the immune system—which you definitely want in top working order! zinc also aids in the regulation of blood pressure and the mineralization of bone. Daily intakes recommended for zinc are around 15 milligrams for men and 12 milligrams for women age 11 and older. Only a few foods contain at least half this amount; most zinc sources (meats, nuts, and grains) range from 1 to 4 milligrams per serving."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Zinc. Experts have discovered that when prostate tissue becomes cancerous, its zinc levels drop. Coincidence? Probably not. That's why they believe zinc could play a role in keeping your prostate healthy. Though the daily recommended amount of zinc is only 12 to 15 milligrams (mg), experts suggest taking 60 mg for prostate problems. However, taking large doses of zinc can be harmful, so talk with your doctor before taking supplements. A better way might be to eat a handful of pumpkin seeds every day, since they're an outstanding natural source of the mineral. "€> Vitamin D."
- Frank W. Cawood and Associates, The Folk Remedy Encyclopedia: Olive Oil, Vinegar, Honey and 1,001 Other Home Remedies (Get the book.)

"Zinc Semen contains high concentrations of zinc along with vitamin E, fructose, glucose, citric acid, selenium, proteins, and enzymes. Low levels of zinc have been associated with a sluggish sex drive and infertility in men. zinc is also the most abundant mineral in the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland under the urethra that can become enlarged as men age, and cause great discomfort. Marginal zinc deficiency is very common among older men in the United States. Take one 15-mg. tablet daily."
- Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., Earl Mindell's Supplement Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to Hundreds of NEW Natural Products that Will Help You Live Longer, Look Better, Stay Heathier, ... and Much More! (Get the book.)

"This generally occurs because of inadequate intake of zinc. Almost 90 percent of all people fail to meet even the so-called RDA for zinc on most days. One reason for this is that you would have to eat almost 2,500 calories per day to get enough zinc, unless you were carefully targeting ingestion of foods rich in zinc. This, again, belies the theory that people can get all the nutrients they need from a normal diet. Zinc plays an important role in brain metabolism. It's part of an antioxidant "chain reaction" that destroys many of the free-radical molecules in the brain."
- Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., Brain Longevity: The Breakthrough Medical Program that Improves Your Mind and Memory (Get the book.)

"Even though zinc concentrations are higher in cow's milk than human milk, the zinc in human milk may be easier for humans to assimilate than the zinc in cow's milk or infant formulas.'' Why are zinc and copper important? zinc is essential for prostate gland function, the growth of reproductive organs, for protein syn- The "Udder" Side of Dairy ? thesis, collagen (connective tissue) formation, and proper immune function. Among its many other jobs, copper aids in the formation of bones, hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying component of your red blood cells), and red blood cells."
- Vicki B., PhD Griffin, Virgil, MD Husle, Dane J. Griffin, MOOOOve Over Milk - The Udder Side of Dairy (Get the book.)

"Daily intakes recommended for zinc are around 15 milligrams for men and 12 milligrams for women age 11 and older. Only a few foods contain at least half this amount; most zinc sources (meats, nuts, and grains) range from 1 to 4 milligrams per serving. POTASSIUM FOR HYPERTENSION An intake of around 3,500 milligrams a day—the amount believed to help reduce incidence of hypertension—would also closely match the government recommendations to eat more fruits and vegetables."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Major Minerals: zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium Zinc has been in the news in the last couple of years, thanks to evidence that it may help shorten the duration and intensity of the common cold. This mineral is involved in growth and repair, and it supports immune function. Nevertheless, it's not wise to take large doses of zinc without knowing your zinc status, which can only be measured by laboratory tests. You can safely take a small dose, say 15 to 25 milligrams. zinc is best absorbed on an empty stomach, which is most likely to prevail in the morning, between meals, or at bedtime."
- Sidney MacDonald Baker, Karen Baar, The Circadian Prescription: Get in Step with Your Body's Natural Rhythms to Maximize Energy, Vitality, Longevity (Get the book.)

"Supplements In addition to organic Raw Foods and a wide variety of fresh vegetable juices, I take the following supplements: Angstrom Mineral zinc - zinc is the one mineral involved in almost every function and activity of the human machine. I don't feel that it is possible to intake a sufficient amount of zinc from food. B-12, B-6, Folic Acid (all in one tablet) - To ensure I am getting a sufficient amount of the B vitamins. Enzymes - To help digest food and conserve metabolic enzymes, which repair damage done to the body. Probiotics ?"
- Matt Monarch, Raw Success (Get the book.)

"Some studies have shown that zinc oxide is effective in the treatment of acne.1 Side effects with zinc oxide are minimal. Other topical treatments, like tazarotene, tretinoin, or adapalene gels, are in the retinoid class of compounds and must be obtained by prescription. They are safer than orally taken retinoids, however, because they don't get into the bloodstream in very high concentrations. Nevertheless, they shouldn't be taken during pregnancy. Side effects include skin dryness, skin peeling, and sun sensitivity."
- J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

"But it may also signal a zinc deficiency. (Zinc, in fact, is sometimes used to help restore the SIGNIFICANT FACT In general, women have a keener sense of smell than men; it's most acute around sense of smell.) Loss of smell from these causes tends to develop gradually and is usually temporary. Once the cause is treated, the abil- ovulation, ity to smell usually returns. A sudden loss of smell in people over the age of 60 often signals an up per respiratory tract infection. But sudden loss of smell is also a fairly com mon sign of head trauma, especially in younger people."
- Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph. D., and Jacqueline Nardi Egan, Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective (Get the book.)

"Side effects with zinc oxide are minimal. Other topical treatments, like tazarotene, tretinoin, or adapalene gels, are in the retinoid class of compounds and must be obtained by prescription. They are safer than orally taken retinoids, however, because they don't get into the bloodstream in very high concentrations. Nevertheless, they shouldn't be taken during pregnancy. Side effects include skin dryness, skin peeling, and sun sensitivity."
- J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

"Here are some examples: • Diuretics deplete magnesium, potassium, zinc, and CoQIO. • Aspirin and NSAIDs deplete folic acid. • Corticosteroids deplete calcium, vitamin D, potassium, zinc, vitamin C, magnesium, folic acid, and selenium. • Oral contraceptives deplete folic acid, vitamins B6, B2, and B12, vitamin C, magnesium, and zinc. • Estrogen products deplete B6, magnesium, and zinc. • Some antidepressants deplete B2 and CoQIO. • Some antiacids deplete calcium, folic acid, and B12. If you take any of these medications, talk to your physician about using dietary supplements."
- Matthew Budoff, Enhancing Heart Health: Preventing a Heart Attack (Get the book.)

"The absorption of several minerals including calcium and zinc is reduced by too much bran in the diet, and if the body is deficient in Vitamin D calcium will not be absorbed properly. A greater proportion of iron is absorbed from food if it is eaten in meat rather than contained in fresh green vegetables. Of course, not all minerals are good for you in large quantities, and care must be taken not to overdose yourself. For instance, too much salt (sodium chloride) in the diet causes high blood pressure."
- Dr Ron Roberts, Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques That Work (Get the book.)

"People who eat as little as others but seem to gain weight in spite of this are often deficient in the digestive enzyme lipase, and the food-form minerals chromium, zinc, and selenium. Lipase is required by the body to digest fat in order to utilize it as energy. Chromium is required for insulin to work efficiently in controlling hunger, regulating energy production, and utilizing fat. The secretion of healthy bile is essential for dissolving and eliminating fat."
- Ron Garner, Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means (Get the book.)

"One of the most concentrated vegetarian sources of zinc is raw pumpkin seeds. Men who are experiencing some of the difficulties described above should take immediate steps to resolve them. Nutritional prostate support supplements for symptomatic relief may be found in healthfood stores. However, a hormone balance assessment may also be beneficial for longer-term health considerations, to be certain that problem causes are being addressed. Hormone levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can be easily and accurately checked with a saliva test, which Dr."

- Ron Garner, Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means (Get the book.)

"Mercury Poisoning From Dental Amalgams Silver amalgams, used to fill cavities in teeth, are mixtures of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and in some cases, zinc. All of these elements are toxic. Up to 50% of an amalgam's content is mercury. It is toxic in even small doses. Dental amalgams are unstable compounds. They corrode, and the corrosion releases mercury into the body continuously. It is constantly being "off gassed," or released as vapor in the mouth, and absorbed via the lungs and intestinal tract, where it enters the blood stream. Dr."

- Ron Garner, Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means (Get the book.)

"They include: zinc, cobalt, molybdenum, aluminum, chromium, lead, neodymium, selenium, titanium, tin, silver, rubidium, nickel, neon, strontium, argon, beryllium, boron, cerium, helium, lanthanum, scandium, vanadium, and others. The body needs a full spectrum and balanced array of the minerals nature provides in foods grown in mineral-rich soil. When soil has become depleted of some of its minerals, foods grown in such soil will also be mineral-deficient. Relative sweetness is one test of determining whether raw foods have an adequate mineral content."

- Ron Garner, Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means (Get the book.)

"Trace elements such as chromium, cobalt, copper, fluorine, iodine, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, sulphur and zinc are present in the body in smaller quantities but are still needed in minute amounts. Age and circumstance govern the amount of minerals a body requires. For instance, although children usually need less minerals than adults, growing children (under 17 years) need more calcium,-women require more iron than men and pregnant women and nursing mothers need additional iron and calcium."
- Dr Ron Roberts, Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques That Work (Get the book.)

"Oysters have long been praised as an aphrodisiac, and because of their high zinc content, they may well be. zinc is perhaps the most important mineral for sexual function, especially in men, where zinc is essential for proper prostate function. Just a 35 percent reduction in zinc levels can cause enlargement of the prostate — and a 66 percent reduction can lead to prostate cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer among men. Chromium Until recently, few people knew about the need for chromium in the diet."
- Glenn W. Geelhoed, M.D. and Jean Barilla, M.S., Natural Health Secrets From Around the World (Get the book.)

"For men, zinc supplementation of approximately 50 mg a day is also advisable to help prevent production of dihydrotestosterone in the body. HGH: Supplementation with a secretagogue, a homeopathic HGH formula, or the new sublingual polymer matrix HGH makes sense for anyone over 35. All of these are okay to use on a daily basis as they do not suppress the body's own production of HGH. Of the three, however, the polymer matrix HGH is the most effective. You also might want to try increasing your exercise levels."
- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"Some enzymes, for example, can substitute copper for zinc. The body, in effect, is choosing the best solution to the problem at hand. This kind of inquiry led me to the idea of context. A match is made in context, and a best match is telative to that context. That idea describes how medicine works." The notion of scale also was important, with larger matching patterns forming from the many smaller, previous matches, which would pattly explain emergence and phase changes. In nature, there are finely tuned constants that are necessary for life."
- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"Zinc. zinc plays important roles in immune function, wound healing, and many other biological functions, but as with iron, you can have too much of a good thing. The most healthful sources include legumes, nuts, and fortified breakfast cereals (e.g., Post Grape-Nuts, bran flakes, and granola). Fat. Good fats, bad fats, and too much fat—how do we make sense of it all? The most important fat fact is this: Your body's actual fat requirement is minuscule, as you saw earlier. Most people in Western countries get many times the needed amount."
- Neal D. Barnard and Bryanna Clark Grogan, Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs (Get the book.)

"Only a few foods contain at least half this amount; most zinc sources (meats, nuts, and grains) range from 1 to 4 milligrams per serving. POTASSIUM FOR HYPERTENSION An intake of around 3,500 milligrams a day—the amount believed to help reduce incidence of hypertension—would also closely match the government recommendations to eat more fruits and vegetables. Chapter 3 When Two or More Nutrients Are Better Than One: Phytochemical Edition Admittedly, the amazing world of phytochemicals can be confusing."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Dairy products sport a team of players that are all important for healthy bones (calcium, vitamin D, protein, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and trace elements like zinc). This is our first clue that there's synergy in dairy. Our second clue comes with research showing weight loss and maintenance benefits, too. Most of the health benefits described below suggest there is some synergy involved. It's not just about calcium anymore. Consider the calcium and protein dynamic. Most dairy foods have pretty impressive levels of two nutritional components many of us are lacking?"

- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Men should consider taking zinc supplements, because men with higher zinc levels seem to have a lower risk of prostate cancer. Try a dose of about 30 milligrams a day (if you take a multivitamin, it may be in that already). YOU Tip: Kick the Caffeine. For men with BPH, going to the bathroom can be hard. That's because the pressure on the bladder and a sphincter that spasms make it difficult to let the urine out. But once the sphincter relaxes, all flows like a rushing river. To help the sphincter relax, cut down on coffee and caffeine— which put the serious squeeze on."
- Mehmet C. Oz., M.D. and Michael F. Roizen, M.D., You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty (Get the book.)

"The study found that those people who already had wet macular degeneration had a more than 25 percent reduction in their risk of vision loss if they took 500 milligrams of vitamin C, 400IU of vitamin E, 15 milligrams of beta-carotene (yes, carrots are good for your eyes), 80 milligrams of zinc, and 2 milligrams of copper every day in divided doses. P.S.: We think that a lower dose of 30 milligrams of zinc is safer for longer periods of time. YOU Tip: Sit Back."

- Mehmet C. Oz., M.D. and Michael F. Roizen, M.D., You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty (Get the book.)

"This implies that zinc might be associated with the prostate's housekeeping and manufacturing functions. Studies show that there appears to be a strong correlation between zinc concentrations in prostatic secretions and prostate diseases. In patients who have died of cancer, prostatic zinc levels are usually low. Foods high in zinc include pumpkin seeds, oysters, and legumes. MODIFIED CITRUS PECTIN A special form of citrus pectin has been shown to interfere with cancer-cell metastasis by inhibiting the ability of cancer cells to adhere to other cells in the body."
- Robert Hass, M.S., Permanent Remissions (Get the book.)

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