Minerals are the forgotten heroes of our day and the foundation in the building blocks of good health.☺️ Macro minerals, like calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium have to be consumed as they cannot be produced by the body, and are responsible for building strong 💪 teeth and bones, keeping the fluid balance between the inner and outer parts of the cell, responsible for hundreds of biochemical reactions, water retention, and more. Trace minerals are just as important and responsible for regulating metabolism, providing energy 🏃♀️and transportation of oxygen to cells, assisting with liver, detoxification, supporting a reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism and more.
As you can see, there’s a long list of ways that minerals support us for optimal health. Yet most aren’t getting these essential minerals that they need because we are consuming much more nutrient depleted foods compared to 50 to 80 years ago. 🙁This is due to the use of pesticides and insecticides, poor soils due not rotating crops, consuming more processed foods and more.
Mineral Deficiencies can present with the following symptoms:
Brittle hair and nails
Mouth ulcers or cracks in the corner of mouth
Scaly patches and dandruff
Numbness or tingling
Constipation or diarrhea
Dull skin/pale face
Dizziness upon standing
As mineral consumption decreases ⬇️sickness also increase ⬆️, making us more susceptible to diseases. We also see heavy-metal toxicity ❌increases as heavy metals compete with the same binders as essential minerals. It’s easy to see how it’s more of a challenge to get the proper minerals that we need for good health when our soils are so depleted but also we are rapidly burning through them due to more stressful lifestyles than ever before.
What Are The Benefits Of Minerals & How Do They Protect Us?
Minerals are protective against heavy metal toxicity as they are antagonistic towards them
Minerals are helpful for cell function, growth, development
Phosphorus aids in metabolism stability, detoxification, energy +cognition
Magnesium aids in blood pressure stability, nerve function, blood sugar
Sodium aids in fluid retention, balance + nerve transmission
Potassium aids in electrolyte balance + blood pressure
Iron aids in red blood cell formation + assists antioxidant enzymes
So we know the problems that arise when we don't get enough and we also know the benefits of proper mineral consumption. So how do we get there? What do we do to encourage adequate mineral consumption?
Helpful Ways To Get More Minerals Into Your Body:
Consume nettle tea
Add a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt to your water
Rub Earthley’s “Good Night” cream on your feet before bed . I LOVE this stuff and always get good feedback from all my clients who try it. Helps with sleep!
Sprinkle dulse or kelp granules on your salad, soups, stews
Consume more organ meats like chicken or beef liver or try Perfect Supplements desiccated liver (Use Code: HOLISTICHB for discount)
Add my favorite mineral supplement Quinton minerals to your water (25% off with my Fullscript link). I drink this daily and more so when detoxing. Highest quality mineral supplement on the market.
Consume more bone broth
Which one from this list is your favorite to increase your daily minerals? Comment below 👇
Stefanie is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Bioenergetic Practitioner & Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in whole body detoxification, improving digestion, fatigue, autoimmunity, overcoming chronic illness, functional nutrition, Lyme Disease & mold illness and more.
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