Liquid Minerals

Getting right to the bottom line, if the soil in which our food grows is not in balance, neither will be the food. Modern agriculture is in such disarray that plants don’t stay in the ground long…

Iodine Deficiency

Beyond its role in antisepsis and breast health, iodine is perhaps best known for its regulatory function in the thyroid gland. Educators at the Linus Pauling Institute reiterate the mineral’s…

The Importance of Mineral Balance

Minerals are important nutrients found in foods. Alone, they are inactive chemical elements, whether in a rock as calcium or in a cast iron pan. But in the body they become operational, either…

Mineral Balance: Copper-Zinc

The last mineral topic we covered dealt with sodium and potassium. Important stuff, this mineral balance. Recall that the amounts of minerals needed by the body are not an indication of their…

Mineral Balance: Sodium-Potassium

Like children on a see-saw, some minerals work to balance each other in the body. Almost everything in nature is about balance. In humans and animals it’s called homeostasis, which is the property of…

Vitamin C For Bone Health?

The human skeleton offers shape and protection to the body. It supplies a place for organs to attach or to be supported. It comprises 206 bones, the largest of which is the thigh (femur). It makes up…

Growing Old With Zinc

If you read—and were enlightened by—the newsletter about aging and omega-3 fatty acids, you’ll likely be interested in this one about zinc and its relationship to aging and disease. For a long time,…

B Vitamins And Energy

Using questionnaires that tracked mood states, levels of perceived stress, and general health, researchers at the Brain Performance and Nutrition Center of Northumbria University, in the UK,…

Sunflower Seeds Lower Cholesterol

Sunflower seeds and pistachio nuts are top snacks for reducing cholesterol. Scientists have known for a long time that nuts and seeds are rich sources of phytosterols, plant compounds that are…

Importance of Iodine

Iodine (I) is essential, which clearly means we need it. Just as we need zinc or magnesium, we need I. The common iodine deficiency disorders include goiter, hypothyroidism, mental retardation,…