bengreenfieldfitness.com/mineralfix Micronutrient deficiencies are widespread across the globe in both developed and developing countries. These deficiencies pose a serious threat to long-term health and longevity. Deficiencies in key minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, increase the risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is estimated that 1 out of 3 people in the United States has at least 10 minerals in which they are deficient: potassium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, selenium, chromium, molybdenum, and boron.
The Mineral Fix: How to Optimize Your Mineral Intake for Energy, Longevity, Immunity, Sleep and More is a new book on this matter—a comprehensive guide about the role of essential minerals in the human diet. It includes information on all 17 of the essential minerals that humans need for proper physiological function and survival as well as the 5 possibly essential minerals that also have an important role in overall health.
The author of The Mineral Fix and my guest on this podcast, Dr. James DiNicolantonio, is a Doctor of Pharmacy and a cardiovascular research scientist. A well-respected and internationally known scientist and an expert on health and nutrition, Dr. DiNicolantonio has contributed extensively to health policy and has testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars.
You can follow Dr. DiNicolantonio on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
You can also visit his website at drjamesdinic.com.
During this discussion, you'll discover: -Why adding salt might be a good thing...09:23 -Why healthy people might be more mineral deficient...09:55 -Why glycine may help mitigate negative effects of damage...12:50 -Why Ben puts a teaspoon of salt in his coffee...15:45 -What makes the 17 essential minerals essential..21:00 -Mineral replenishment for adrenal fatigue and exercise recovery...23:35 -The importance of getting a full spectrum of essential minerals and sodium intake...27:05 -The best way to test for all 17 essential minerals...28:30 -Why drinking soft water might make you mineral deficient...33:05 -The top commercial mineral water products...38:00 -James' go-to salt brands...44:30 -Practical ways to fix mineral deficiencies...50:00 -Bicarbonates and electrolyte balance...55:20 -And much more... Episode sponsors: -Kion Colostrum
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