Zinc

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Sources:

  • Seafood especially oysters
  • Meat and poultry
  • Nuts - cashews, almonds
  • Legumes - chickpeas and kidney beans - although these contain phytates that may prevent zinc absorption

 

Deficiency:

Vegetarians are often deficient as the...

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Sodium

Sources:

  • Natural sea salt, e.g., Celtic sea salt is a superfood. It contains 43 trace minerals including sodium in the correct ratio. Table salt or iodised salt are not good options as they have been processed and the other nutrients have been...
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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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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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Vitamin E

Sources:

  • Seeds: sunflower
  • Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts,
  • Green vegetables: spinach, broccoli
  • Fruit: kiwi, mango, tomato,

 

Deficiency:

Found in women on low-fat diets or those with digestion issues.

 

Uses:

  • Specific nutrient for hormonal...
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Vitamin D

Sources:

  • Safe sunshine exposure. Note sunscreen blocks vitamin D absorption
  • Fatty fish especially cod liver oil
  • Egg yolk
  • Mushrooms, especially those grown under ultraviolet light

 

Deficiency:

This is extremely common these days, people...

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Vitamin C

Food sources:

* Tropical fruit like guava, pawpaw, pineapple, kiwi

* Greens like spinach, Brussel sprouts, and broccoli

* Capsicum, tomato and avocado

* All berries but strawberries are the highest

* Citrus fruit including oranges, lemons,...

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Vitamin A

Food sources of Vitamin A:

Animal meat - liver, cod liver oil, egg

Dairy products - ghee, butter, cheese

 

Food sources of beta carotene:

Fruit - rockmelon, apricot, papaya, mango

Vegetables - sweet potato, carrot, broccoli, kale, dandelion,...

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