Holistic Health Tips (HHT) 

July 23, 2014
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Finding Minerals in Your Food
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Jean Oswald RN



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Hello again! It seems like a month since I last wrote to you. I've been dealing with computer issues, going on retreats, enjoying family, remembering my mom on the one year anniversary of her passing and discovering new things to integrate in my life. I'm very excited about some ideas I have to support your health and wellness. Will you give me some feedback?  I'm going to create a survey for next week. I hope you'll look for it and fill it out. I'd really appreciate it!

I have a new email address now. It's: jean@compassionateconsulting.com. If you send emails to my old address you may get spammed so please delete it from your address book!
Have a great week!
Love, Jean 

"We're all in this together."
Minerals in your Food
Do you know why your body needs minerals? Yes, you need Calcium to make strong bones and teeth but minerals actually do much more than that. Many body processes depend on minerals to carry out their important tasks. But it's also true that you're not able to produce them. For that reason here are some ways you can get these essential nutrients in your daily diet.
  1. Chromium - enhances the action of insulin in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and protein; also curbs sweet cravings - Find it in whole grains, mushrooms, brewer's yeast, raw sugar cane
  2. Iodine - for healthy thyroid function, for growing baby/child's brain and nervous system - Find it in kelp, dulse and all seaweed, swiss chard, turnip greens, garlic, watercress, pineapples, pears, artichokes, citrus fruits, egg yolks, seafood and fish liver oils
  3. Magnesium - vital for a healthy body; used in hundreds of body processes; needed by the heart, muscles, nervous system, bones - Find it in almonds & Brazil nuts, soybeans, green leafy vegetables, especially kale, endive, chard, celery, beet tops, alfalfa, figs, apples, lemons, peaches, almonds, whole grains, sunflower seeds, brown rice, sesame seeds and fish
  4. Manganese - helps the body form connective tissue, bones, clotting factors, and sex hormones; helps metabolize fats and carbohydrates, regulates blood sugars and absorb calcium; also important for brain and nerve function - Find it in green leafy vegetables, spinach, beets, brussel sprouts, blueberries, oranges, grapefruit, apricots, the outer coating of nuts and grains, especially bran, peas, kelp, raw egg yolk, wheat germ, black tea
  5. Phosphorus - helps form bones and teeth, helps the body make protein and has a role in kidney function, nerve signaling and muscle contractions - Find it in whole grains, seeds, nuts, legumes, dairy products, all meats and seafood, egg yolks, dried fruits and corn
  6. Potassium - important for the heart's electrical conduction, builds muscles, controls the acid-base balance in the body, builds proteins and breaks down carbohydrates - Find it in all vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables, oranges, whole grains, sunflower seeds, bananas, nuts, milk, potatoes and avocados
  7. Selenium - plays a key role in metabolism - Find it in brewer's yeast, sea water, kelp, garlic, mushrooms, seafoods, milk, eggs, cereals and most vegetables
  8. Silicon - helps grow and maintain strong bones, hair, skin and fingernails - Find it in horsetail, nettle, alfalfa, kelp, flaxseed, oats, apples, strawberries, grapes, beets, onions, parsnips, almonds, peanuts and sunflower seeds
  9. Sulfur - important to the health of your muscles, skin, bones, proteins and flexibility of body tissues - Find it in radish, turnip, onions, celery, horseradishes, string beans, watercress, kale, fish, garlic, eggs and oats
  10. Zinc - vital for overall growth, male fertility, skin, hair, nails and a healthy immune system, - Find it in wheat bran, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, brewer's yeast, milk, eggs, onions, oysters, herring, nuts, especially almonds and green leafy vegetables 
Any products mentioned, techniques, personal usage tips or other information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prescribe for, or cure any disease, ailment or injury to the body. The decision to use or not to use any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader.