Selenium

Sources:

  • Brazil nuts, cashews
  • Seafood, meats, poultry
  • Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Eggs

 

Deficiency:

The selenium content of food depends on whether the crop was grown in selenium-rich or poor soil and whether the animal meats were fed rich or poor...

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Molybdenum

digestion mineral May 16, 2019

Sources

  • Legumes: lentils, peas, beans
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews, chestnuts
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Eggs

 

Deficiency

  • potentially linked with cancer

 

Uses

  • Reduces elevated copper levels for people with Wilson’s disease as...
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Manganese

Sources

  • Brown Rice
  • Nuts: Pecans, Almonds
  • Legumes: pinto, beans, navy beans, peanuts
  • Fruit: Pineapples, grapes, berries, kiwi

Deficiency

  • Iron and manganese fight for absorption. If you have high iron stores, you will probably have low...
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Magnesium

Sources:

  • Dark green leafy vegetables - spinach, broccoli
  • Legumes - black beans, kidney beans
  • Nuts and seeds - almonds, cashews
  • Avocado, banana
  • Meat - chicken and beef

 

Deficiency:

Common signs of low magnesium include eye twitches, leg...

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Iron

Anemia or low iron is common in menstruating women whereas iron overload is common in postmenopausal women. Please test before starting an iron supplement and retest again later.

 

 

Sources:

  • Meat - beef, lamb
  • Seafood - oysters, clams,...
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Iodine

Sources:

  • Seaweed- kelp, nori, kombu, and wakame
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Salt - Iodised salt is not recommended. Natural salt contains 43 trace minerals and is a super food, iodised salt is highly-processed and has had 40 of the minerals removed imbalancing...
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Copper

Sources:

  • Shellfish like oysters
  • Nuts such as cashews and almonds
  • Dark green leafy greens
  • Black pepper
  • Cocoa
  • Yeast
  • Copper cooking equipment

 

Deficiency:

Toxicity is more common than deficiency. Rarely do my prescriptions include copper. I...

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Chromium

Sources:

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Vegetables: Broccoli, green beans
  • Herbs and spices: Garlic, Basil
  • Beef and Poultry
  • Fruit: apple, banana, grapes

 

Deficiency is very common.

 

Uses:

  • Enhances the action of insulin, helps to regulate blood...
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Calcium

Sources:

  • Vegetables: cabbage, kale, and broccoli
  • Seeds: sesame, poppy, chia
  • Nuts: almonds
  • Sardines and salmon with bones
  • Beans and lentils
  • Dairy is not a good source, calcium from broccoli is about 100 times more absorbable than dairy and...
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Vitamin K

Sources

  • Dark green leafy vegetables - spinach, broccoli, kale, lettuce
  • Other vegetables - carrot, pumpkin
  • Animal meat - poultry and swine
  • Fermented foods - natto
  • Nuts - pine nuts, cashews
  • Egg

 

Deficiency:

Generally, only found in women...

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