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Mineral deficiency symptoms
The link to mineral deficiency symptoms is  Below .
The mineral deficiency symptoms listed below that lead to illness or disease will happen when our body lacks the essential nutrients it needs to function properly. It can be prevented if we give our body the raw materials it needs to function properly. 
Nourish our body with raw materials it needs to allow the greatest physician of all -- our own body, do the healing. But it can do so only when it’s basic nutritional needs are met on a daily basis. 
You may ask can our body do healing. Yes it does! Remember when you had a cut, say in your finger. You applied medication and bandaged it. In due time the cut healed. Your body healed the cut. This is a simple illustration of our body doing the healing. 
"Learn from these five cultures why they are living healthfully without disease and a common denominator connects them. They are well known for longevity of 120 to 140 years. You may have heard of their names if you have been to alternative health for a length of time.
  • certain tribes of Tibetans in western China;
  • the Hunzas in eastern Pakistan near Mount Rekaposhi;
  • the Russian Georgians of the Caucasus Mountains in western Russia;
  • the Vilcabomba Indians in the Andes mountains of Ecuador;
  • and the Titicaca Indians in the Andes Mountains of southwestern Peru."

"They all live in mountain valleys 8,500 to 14,000 feet in elevation and they all get their water from glacial milk (the water that comes from underneath glaciers as they grind up the parent rock of the mountain). This highly mineralized water is white and opague - it looks like milk."
"So they drink it. More importantly, for 2,500 to 5,000 years, they've irrigated their crops with it. So their crops have converted the metallic minerals in the glacial milk into organically bound plant colloidal minerals, the most absorbable form of minerals. Plants are the only living organism that are able to make this conversion." 
In summary, these five third world cultures gave the raw materials their body needed that let the greatest physician of all...their own body do the healing -- and it can do so only when it’s basic nutritional needs are met on a daily basis. 
Good health is the beginning of everything. Stay healthy and you'll enjoy life more! How? Stay away from aches and pains. A good way to do it is not to start one! Nourish your body to optimum health with 90 essential nutrients. 
A good way to take these 90 essential nutrients in our daily diet is through supplementation. This establishes the nutritional foundation missing in most of us. Chances are within the 90 days the body will swing back into balance and begin moving toward health. Prevent the minerals deficiency symptoms and vitamins deficiency symptoms from happening.

Mineral deficiency symptoms
Antimony

*Effective against blood flukes
Bismuth
* Ulcers result from lack of bismuth & a bacteria Heliobacter pylori
Boron
* Aids efficient calcium and magnesium use
* Essential for bone metabolism
* Proper endocrine function
* Reduces calcium loss from bones (Osteoporosis) 

Calcium

is the most common mineral in the human body. About 99% of the calcium in the human body is found in bones and teeth, while the other 1% is found in the blood and soft tissue. Calcium levels in the blood and fluid surrounding the cells (extracellular fluid) must be maintained within a very narrow concentration range for normal physiological functioning

Function of Calcium

  • Structure of bones and teeth
  • Cell signaling
  • Cofactor for enzymes and proteins
  • Regulation of calcium levels

 

Calcium Deficiency Symptoms

  • Arthritis
  • Back pains (sciatica, disc problems)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone spurs
  • Brittle fingernails
  • Calcium deposits
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Delusions
  • Depression
  • Eczema
  • High blood pressure
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Kidney stones
  • Limb numbness
  • Muscle cramps/spasms/twitches
  • Nervousness
  • Neuromuscular excitability
  • Osteofibrosis (enlargement of bones with scar tissue)
  • Osteomalacia (failure to mineralize the protein bone matrix)
  • Osteoporosis (& Dowaagers Hump, spontaneous fractures, kyphosis)
  • Panic attacks
  • Periodontal disease - receding gums (osteoporosis of facial bones & jaw bones)
  • PMS
  • Pica (eating lead paint)
  • Rickets
  • Retarded growth
  • Tetany
  • Tooth decay


Foods that provide Calcium :
milk, yogurt, cheddar cheese, pinto beans, red beans, white beans, tofu, calcium set, bok choy, kale, chinese cabbage, broccoli, spinach, rhubarb, fruit punch with calcium citrate malate

 

Cesium * Cancer aid; cesium enters cancer cell and produces alkaline condition

Chromium,

the two most common forms of chromium are

  • trivalent chromium (III) - Chromium (III) is the principal form in foods as well as the form utilized by the body. (III) and
  • hexavalent chromium (VI) - Chromium (VI) is derived from chromium (III) by heating at alkaline pH and is used as a source of chromium for industrial purposes. It is a strong irritant and is recognized as a carcinogen when inhaled. At low levels, chromium (VI) is readily reduced to chromium (III) by reducing substances in foods and the acidic environment of the stomach, which serve to prevent the ingestion of chromium (VI).

Function of Chromium

  • glucose metabolism by enhancing the effects of insulin
  • Insulin is secreted by specialized cells in the pancreas in response to increased blood glucose levels, such as after a meal
  • Insulin binds to insulin receptors on the surface of cells, which activates the receptors and stimulates glucose uptake by cells

 

Chromium Deficiency Symptoms

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic cholesterol plaque
  • Coronary blood vessel disease
  • Depression/Manic depression
  • Diabetes (Vanadium also)
  • Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde rages
  • Elevated blood cholesterol
  • Elevated blood triglycerides
  • Fatigue
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypoglycemia - low blood sugar (Vanadium & Copper also)
  • Infertility and deceased sperm count
  • Learning disability
  • Negative nitrogen balance (body lean mass/protein loss)
  • Prediabetes (Vanadium also)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Retarded growth
  • Shortened life span


Foods that provide Chromium:
broccoli. green beans. potatoes. grape juice. orange juice. beef. turkey breast. turkey ham (processed). waffle. bagel. english muffin. apple w/ peel. banana

 

Cobalt
Deficiency Symptoms
* Anemia
* Anorexia
* Emaciation, listless, starved look, pale mucus membranes
* Essential part of Vitamin B 12 (Growth and nerve system function)

Copper

the ability of copper to easily accept and donate electrons explains its important role in oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions and in scavenging free radicals

Function of Copper

  • Energy production
  • Connective tissue formation
  • Iron metabolism
  • Normal function of the brain and nervous system are catalyzed by cuproenzymes.

 

Copper Deficiency Symptoms

  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Anemia (common in vegans & high milk users)
  • Aneurysms (on wall bulges)
  • Aneurysm/cerebral hemmorage
  • Arthritis (especially where growth plate are involved)
  • Cerebral palsy & hypoplasia (failure to form) of the cerebellum
  • Criminal or violent behavior, blind rage, explosive outbursts
  • Depression Dermatosis
  • Diarrhea
  • dry brittle hair
  • Fatigue
  • Fragile bones
  • Hernias
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypo or Hyper thyroid
  • Ptosis (sagging tissue - eye lids, skin, breasts, stomach, etc.)
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Learning disabilities
  • Liver cirrhosis (Number 9 killer in US)
  • Ruptured vertebral discs problems
  • Reduced glucose tolerance (low blood sugar)
  • Respiratory disease
  • Swachman's syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • White or gray hair

Foods that provide Copper:
liver (beef), cooked, oysters, cooked, clams, cooked, crab meat, cooked, cashews, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, almonds, peanut butter (chunky), lentils, cooked, mushrooms, raw, shredded wheat cereal, chocolate (semisweet), hot cocoa mix

 
Europium * Doubles the life span of laboratory animals 

Flouride

occurs naturally as the negatively charged ion, fluoride (F-).

Function of Flouride

  • In plant based colloidal form will aid bone strength & no toxicity
  • Nutrient interactions

 

Flouride Deficiency Symptoms

  • Risk of dental caries (tooth decay)

Foods that provide Flouride:
tea, grape juice, canned sardines (with bones), fish (without bones), chicken

 

Germanium
* Aid in oxygen utilization
* Enhances immune system function (killer cells, interferon, macro phages and T - suppressor cells)
* Highly efficient electrical impulse initiator
Deficiency Symptoms
* Arthritis
* Cancer
* Low energy
* Osteoporosis
Gold
* Reduces active joint inflammation

 

Iodine

a non-metallic trace element, is required by humans for the synthesis of thyroid hormones.

Function of Iodine

  • Copper needed to utilize iodine
  • Needed by body for thyroid function (Thyroxin is thyroid hormone)

 

Iodine Deficiency Symptoms

  • Cold intolerance
  • Brittle nails
  • Bulging eyes
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dry skin & hair
  • Elevated blood cholesterol
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Goiter (throat swelling)
  • Hair loss
  • Hand tremors
  • Heat intolerance
  • Heavy periods or less than 28 day cycles
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Increased appetite
  • Irritability
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Insomnia
  • Light periods or longer than 28 day cycles
  • Low basal body temperature
  • Low sex drive
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Muscle cramps
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Over-active thyroid
  • Poor memory
  • Puffy face
  • Rapid pulse
  • Under-active thyroid
  • Weight gains
  • Weight loss

Foods that provide :
salt (iodized), cod, shrimp, fish sticks, tuna canned in oil, milk (cow's), egg boiled, navy beans cooked, potato with peel baked, turkey breast baked, seaweed

 

Iron,

is a key element in the metabolism of almost all living organisms. In humans, iron is an essential component of hundreds of proteins and enzymes

Function of Iron

  • Oxygen transport and storage
  • Electron transport and energy metabolism
  • Antioxidant and beneficial pro-oxidant functions
  • Oxygen sensing
  • DNA synthesis
  • Regulation of intracellular iron

 

Iron Deficiency Symptoms

  • Anemia
  • Angular Stomatitis
  • Anorexia
  • Brittle nails
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dirt eating (pica)
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Fatigue
  • Fragile bones
  • GI upset
  • Growth Retardation
  • Headaches
  • Ice eating (pica)
  • Heart palpations
  • Hemoglobin (oxygen carrier in red blood cells)
  • Irritability
  • Listlessness and fatigue
  • Memory deficits
  • Sore tongue

Foods that provide Iron:
beef, chicken dark meat, oysters, shrimp, tuna light, black-strap molasses, raisin bran cereal, raisins seedless, prune juice, prunes dried, potato with skin, kidney beans, lentils, tofu-firm, cashew nuts

 

Lanthanum
Deficiency Symptoms
* Deficiency may be involved in chronic fatigue diseases
Lithium
Deficiency Symptoms
* ADD
* Depression
* Infertility
* Lithium deficiency aggravated by high sugar consumption
* Manic depression
* Rages and fits
* Reduced growth rate
* Reproductive failure
* Shortened life span

 

Magnesium

plays important roles in the structure and the function of the human body. The adult human body contains about 25 grams of magnesium. Over 60% of all the magnesium in the body is found in the skeleton, about 27% is found in muscle, 6% to 7% is found in other cells, and less than 1% is found outside of cells

Function of Magnesium

  • Energy production
  • Synthesis of essential molecules
  • Structural roles
  • Ion transport across cell membranes
  • Cell signaling
  • Cell migration

 

Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Anorexia
  • Birth defects
  • Calcification of small arteries
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Growth failures
  • Hyperactivity/synophobia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypothermia
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Malignant calcification of soft tissue
  • Menstrual migraines
  • Muscle pains / tremors / weakness
  • Nervousness / neuromuscular irrability
  • Neuromuscular problems
  • Restlessness
  • Seizures
  • SIDS
  • Tachycardia/palpitations
  • Tetany - Convulsions
  • Tremors
  • Vertigo

Foods that provide Magnesium:
100% bran cereal (e.g., all bran), oat bran, shredded wheat, brown rice, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, lima beans, spinach-frozen-chopped, swiss chard-chopped, okra frozen, molasses blackstrap, banana, milk 1% fat

 

Manganese

is a mineral element that is both nutritionally essential and potentially toxic. The derivation of its name from the Greek word for magic remains appropriate because scientists are still working to understand the diverse effects of manganese deficiency and manganese toxicity in living organisms

Function of Manganese

  • Antioxidant function
  • Metabolism
  • Bone development
  • Wound healing

 

Manganese Deficiency Symptoms

  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atheroscleosis
  • Chondromalacia
  • Chondrodystrophy
  • Convulsions
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Infertility (failure to ovulate or testicle atrophy)
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Pancreatic atrophy
  • Poor cartilage formation problems
  • Repetitive Motion Syndromes (like TMJ, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Retarded growth rates

* Shortened long bones

  • Still births or spontaneous miscarriages
  • Tinnitus

Foods that provide Manganese:
pineapple - raw, pineapple juice, pecans, almonds, peanuts, instant oatmeal (prepared with water), raisin bran cereal, brown rice - cooked, whole wheat bread, pinto beans - cooked, lima beans - cooked, navy beans - cooked, spinach - cooked, sweet potato - cooked, tea (green), tea (black)

 

 

Molybdenium

is an essential trace element for virtually all life forms. It functions as a cofactor for a number of enzymes that catalyze important chemical transformations in the global carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles. Thus, molybdenum-dependent enzymes are not only required for human health, but also for the health of our ecosystem.

Function of Molybdenium

  • Essential as a metalloenzyme of several enzyme systems

 

Molybdenium Deficiency Symptoms

  • patient with Crohn's disease developed rapid heart and respiratory rates, headache, night blindness


Foods that provide Molybdenium:
Legumes, such as beans, lentils, and peas, are the richest sources of molybdenum. Grain products and nuts are considered good sources, while animal products, fruits, and many vegetables are generally low in molybdenum

 

Neodymium
* Doubles life span of laboratory animals
* Enhanced cell growth
Nickel
Deficiency Symptoms
* Anemia (low hematocrit)
* Delayed puberty
* Depressed oxidative ability of the liver
* Dermatitis
* High newborn mortality
* Poor growth
* Poor zinc absorption
* Rough/dry hair coat in animals

 

Phosphorus

is an essential mineral that is required by every cell in the body for normal function. The majority of the phosphorus in the body is found as phosphate (PO4). Approximately 85% of the body's phosphorus is found in bone

Function of Phosphorus

  • Major structural components of cell membranes
  • Help maintain normal acid-base balance

 

Phosphorus Deficiency Symptoms

  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Apprehension
  • Bone pain
  • Dyspnea
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Numbness
  • Paresthesias
  • Pica
  • Tremulousnes
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

Foods that provide Phosphorus:
milk - skim, yogurt - plain nonfat, cheese - mozzarella - part skim, egg, beef, chicken, turkey, fish - halibut, fish - salmon, bread - whole wheat, bread - enriched white, almonds, peanuts, lentils

 

Potassium,

is an essential dietary mineral that is also known as an electrolyte. The term electrolyte refers to a substance that dissociates into ions (charged particles) in solution making it capable of conducting electricity. The normal functioning of our bodies depends on the tight regulation of potassium concentrations both inside and outside of cells

Function of Potassium

  • Maintenance of membrane potential
  • Cofactor for enzymes

 

Potassium Deficiency Symptoms

  • Acne
  • Arrhythmia
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • ECG changes
  • Edema
  • Fatigue
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Growth retardation
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperreflexia
  • Hypotension
  • Insomnia
  • Mental apathy
  • Muscular weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Palpitations
  • Plydipsia
  • Proteinuria
  • Respiratory distress
  • "Salt" retention
  • Tachycardia (rapid heart rate)
  • Xerosis

Foods that provide Potassium:
banana, potato - baked with skin, prune juice, prunes - dried, orange juice, orange, tomato juice, tomato, raisins, raisin bran cereal, artichoke - cooked, lima beans - cooked, acorn squash - cooked, spinach - cooked, sunflower seeds, almonds

 


Praseodymium
* Doubles life span in laboratory animals
* Enhances normal cell growth

Samarium
* Doubles the life span of laboratory animals
* Enhances normal cell proliferation
Animal studies show deficiencies cause:
* Cancer prevention properties
* Hearing loss
* Male pattern baldness
* Poor growth & Poor feeding

Selenium,

humans and animals require selenium for the function of a number of selenium-dependent enzymes, also known as selenoproteins.

Function of Selenium

  • Effective anti-oxidant

 

Selenium Deficiency Symptoms

  • Age spots or liver spots
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Alzheimer's disease (associated high vegetable oil consumption)
  • Anemia (red blood cell fragility)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataracts
  • Cancer risk
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cancer (associated with high vegetable oil intake) (Number 2 killer)
  • Fatigue
  • Growth retardation
  • Heart palpitations (irregular heart beat)
  • High infant mortality
  • HIV (AIDS)
  • Impaired immunity
  • Infertility
  • Keshan Disease (myocardial fibrosis)
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Low birth weight
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myalgia
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic atrophy and fibrosis
  • Parkinson's disease (associated lead poisoning)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sterility in males
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Sickle cell anemia

Foods that provide Selenium:
brazil nuts (from selenium-rich soil), shrimp, crab meat, salmon, halibut, noodles, enriched, rice - brown, chicken (light meat), pork, beef, whole wheat bread, milk - skim, walnuts - black

 

Silica
* Increases collagen in growing bone by 100%
Deficiency Symptoms
* Brittle fingernails
* Dry brittle hair
* Poor calcium utilization arterial wall strength problems
* Poor skin quality
Silver
* Anti-bacterial
* Anti-fungal
* Anti-viral
* Kills over 650 diseases causing organisms
* Systemic disinfectant and immune support
* Subdues inflammation and promotes healing
Strontium
* Essential trace element
* Strontium can replace calcium in many organisms including man
Sulfur
* Important mineral used in several amino acids within the body
* Involved in functions of hemoglobin, insulin hormone, adrenal hormones, enzymes, and antibodies
Deficiency Symptoms
* Degeneration of cartilage, ligaments and tendons
* Lupus
* Several collagen diseases
* Sickle cell anemia

Thulium * Doubles the life span of laboratory animals
* Enhances growth of normal cells Vanadium
* Aids in glucose (blood sugar) oxidation and transport
* Anti-cancer properties
* Decreases cholesterol production
* Enhances insulin effectiveness (aids with blood sugar problems)
* Increases effectiveness of heart muscle contraction
Deficiency Symptoms
* Cardiovascular disease
* Diabetes
* Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
* Hypoglycemia
* Increased infant mortality
* Infertility
* Obesity
* Slow growth

 

Yttrium
* Doubles life span of laboratory animals
* Enhances normal cell growth

Zinc

is an essential trace element for all forms of life. The significance of zinc in human nutrition and public health was recognized relatively recently. Clinical zinc deficiency in humans was first described in 1961, when the consumption of diets with low zinc bioavailability due to high phytic acid content (see Food sources) was associated with "adolescent nutritional dwarfism" in the Middle East. Since then, zinc insufficiency has been recognized by a number of experts as an important public health issue, especially in developing countries

Function of Zinc

  • Catalyze vital chemical reactions
  • Structural of proteins and cell membranes
  • Regulate gene expression by acting as transcription factors (binding to DNA and influencing the transcription of specific genes)

 

Zinc Deficiency associated with congenital birth defects:

  • Brain defects
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Clubbed limbs
  • Down's syndrome
  • Heart and lung defects
  • Hiatal hernia and umbilical hernia
  • Small or absent eyes
  • Spina Bifida
  • Webbed toes or fingers
  • Urogenital defects


Zinc Deficiency Symptons

  • Acne
  • Acrodermatitis enteropathica
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Anemia
  • Anorexia and or Bulimia
  • Apathy
  • Birth defects (see above)
  • Bad body odors ("smelly tennis shoe" syndrome)
  • Brittle nails
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • "Frizzy" hair
  • High infant mortality
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypogewusia (loss of sense of taste)
  • Infertility
  • Impaired wound healing
  • Impotence
  • Irritability
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Malabsorption
  • Memory Loss
  • Paranoia
  • Pica (eating hair, wool, etc.)
  • Poor growth (short stature)
  • Sexual immaturity (remain in prepuberty state)
  • Small and or poor ovary and testes function
  • Sterility
  • Weaken immune function
  • White spots on nails
Foods that provide Zinc:
oysters, crab - dungeness, beef, pork, chicken (dark meat), turkey (dark meat), yogurt - fruit, cheese - cheddar, milk, cashews, almonds, peanuts, beans - baked, chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

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