you had all of your minerals today?
Have you had all of your minerals today? According
to government research, the answer is probably no.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that
average Americans consume only about 60 per cent
of the essential minerals their bodies need. 'So
what!' you say, 'I'm taking a multi-vitamin!'
Guess what? Without sufficient amounts of minerals,
you can't absorb your vitamins! Now that I (hopefully)
have your attention, you're probably wondering which
minerals are essential-after all, there are dozens
of them out there.
Dr. Valerie Saxion Ph.D., N.D.
So how about a top ten list-a sort of mineral beauty pageant.
And the first winner is…
Calcium - with all of the warnings about osteoporosis,
I know you've heard a lot about it. Calcium is absolutely
vital for strong bones and teeth, but it does much more. It
helps the body maintain a regular heartbeat, and aids in the
transmission of nerve impulses. Calcium also naturally lowers
bad cholesterol, helps prevent cardiovascular disease, and
wards off muscle cramps. Now you know why mom wanted you to
finish your milk!
Copper - if you're thinking pennies, you don't know
the true value of this essential mineral. Copper aids in the
formation of bone, hemoglobin, and red blood cells. It's also
involved in the body's healing process and energy production
and influences the color of skin and hair. It's required for
healthy nerves and joints, and even influences your sensitivity
Iodine - not to be confused with the red stuff that
your mom dabbed on your cuts and scrapes! Iodine is essential
for mental and physical development-so much so, that if children
are lacking in it, they could end up mentally challenged.
Sufficient iodine is necessary for a healthy thyroid, and
in trace amounts, iodine helps to metabolize excess fat. Deficiencies
in it have been linked to breast cancer and are also associated
with fatigue, neo-natal hypothyroidism, and weight gain.
Magnesium - if you suffer from PMS or depression, this
mineral could be your magic bullet. Magnesium is a vital catalyst
in enzyme activity-particularly the enzymes involved in the
production of energy. It helps the body absorb calcium and
potassium, and also helps prevent muscle weakness and twitching,
while maintaining the body's proper PH balance. A deficiency
of magnesium interferes with the transmission of nerve and
muscle impulses, resulting in irritability and nervousness.
Manganese - are you low in iron? Then manganese is
a must-have. Minute quantities are required for the metabolism
of protein and fat, healthy nerves, a healthy immune system,
and proper regulation of blood sugar. The body also uses it
to produce energy and it's required for normal bone growth,
reproduction, the formation of cartilage and the production
of synovial fluid--which lubricates the body's joints and
Phosphorus - this is one mineral that definitely contributes
to glowing health! Phosphorus assists the body both in utilizing
vitamins and converting food to energy. It's needed for bone
and teeth formation and cell growth, and helps both heart
and kidney function. Deficiencies can lead to anxiety, bone
pain, fatigue, irregular breathing, irritability, numbness,
skin sensitivity, trembling, weakness and weight changes!
Silicon - a mineral superhero! It helps the body to
absorb calcium, and plays a major role in the prevention of
cardiovascular disease. Since it counteracts the effects of
aluminum, it's essential in the prevention of Alzheimer's
Disease and osteoporosis. It also stimulates the immune system
and inhibits the aging process in tissues.
Sodium - most foods contain it, but that doesn't lessen
its importance. Sodium assists in regulating the body's water
balance and blood PH. It helps maintain normal heart rhythm,
and is necessary for proper stomach, nerve and muscle function.
Sulphur - think of it as the beauty mineral. Sulphur
is not only necessary for the formation of collagen for bones
and connective tissue, but promotes healthy nails, skin and
hair. It also disinfects blood, helps the body to resist bacteria,
and protects the protoplasm of cells. Sulphur also slows down
the aging process by protecting us from the harmful effects
of radiation and pollution.
Zinc - last definitely doesn't mean least in this case.
Zinc is essential for the normal growth and development of
reproductive organs, and is required for normal prostate gland
function. It protects the liver from chemical damage, promotes
a healthy immune system, and assists in the healing of wounds.
Symptoms of a deficiency include acne, fatigue, hair loss,
cracking or peeling fingernails, recurring colds and flu and
slow healing of wounds.
Well, there they are--the top ten. If the thought of taking handfuls
of pills each day is a bit daunting, there are many ways to get
your daily dose of minerals. One of the easiest methods I've found
is to simply drink them down in a liquid. There are many different
preparations available, including one made by my company, Silver
Creek Labs. Our all-natural concentrated Collodial Minerals contain
more than 70 collodial minerals per serving, and contain no synthetics,
coloring or preservatives. If you'd like to learn more, just log
onto our website at www.silvercreeklabs.com
or call 800-493-1146.
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Dr. Valerie Saxion is one of America's most articulate
champions of nutrition and spiritual healing. A 20 year veteran
of health science in the natural foods arena. Her delightful communication
style and charming demeanor will open your heart and mind to pearls
of wisdom and life-saving advice - information critical for survival
and prosperity in the 21st century. Dr. Saxion is the co-founder
of Silver Creek Labs, a highly successful manufacturer and distributor
of nutritional supplements and health products with a focus on
oxygenation. She also co-developed Healing Celebrations Unlimited.
The mother of seven healthy children, Dr. Saxion contributes greatly
to Christian charities and to feeding the hungry.
To learn more about Dr. Saxion and Silver Creek Laboratories,
visit her website at www.silvercreeklabs.com.
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