Posted by csy11 on June 1, 2016 at 1:25 PM
picture courtesy of: vitaminmineraltest.com
Signs of mineral deficiency are broad and may come as a surprise when you read the following list:
- loss of hair or dry hair
- restless leg or the inability to relax (especially at night)
- grinding teeth
- angry outbursts/road rage
- panic attacks
- kidney stones
Luckily, many of these symptoms can be alleviated or even solved through consuming the missing minerals. Sometimes, however, adding the missing minerals just isn't enough.
What impairs mineral absorption?
- lack of hydrochloric acid
- vitamin D deficiency
- too much phosphoric acid (soft drinks/pop)
- high animal protein intake, including dairy
Hydrochloric acid is naturally found in the stomach and is used to break down proteins. This is probably the most difficult issue, of the four listed above, to solve. It is essential to consume proteins easiest to digest via your blood type. For instance, Blood Type A's don't digest beef well and ought to avoid it. Here's a quick list. For details, see Dr. D'Adamo's book, Eat Right 4 Your Type.
- Blood Type A - chicken, turkey, salmon, yellow perch, tuna
- Blood Type B - lamb, venison, beef, liver, turkey veal , cod, flounder
- Blood Type O - beef, lamb, liver, veal, chicken, turkey, salmon
- Blood Type AB - lamb, turkey, liver, tuna, salmon, cod
Be sure to consume both probiotics and food enzymes to help the stomach acid do its job. Remember, if you aren't digesting your food properly, you cannot be absorbing minerals and vitamins.
The other three reasons for impairing mineral absorbency are much easier to address.