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Iodine is absolutely an essential mineral, and is required for proper functioning of your body. It is a component of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (also known as T3) and its precursor form T4 (thyroxine). This hormone is involved in quite a few processes in the body, and acts on nearly every cell in it. A deficit of iodine can cause a number of ...


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There are many benefits associated with Himalayan rock salt. Looking into the first hit from the still favourite search engine one lands on a journal from an otherwise respectable publisher in the medical sciences and finds: The Global Proving of Himalayan Crystal Salt: Themes for Himalayan Rock Salt: Major themes – Suicide/Homicide/Accident/...


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The revised Adequate Intake values for potassium are 2.6 g/day for adult women and 3.4 g/day for men (National Academic Press, 2019). The old value was 4.7 g/day for all adults (National Academies, 2014). I always believed they were exaggerating before and they are probably still exaggerating now. Note, that they themselves do not say these amounts are "...


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Humans are strange among mammals in making dairy products such a large proportion of their adult diet. It reminds me of this amusing quote by Henry David Thoreau: One farmer says to me, 'You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with;' and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with ...


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Stomach acid helps to get iron absorbed from food. Calcium supplements in the form of calcium carbonate will lower stomach acid levels and thereby impede iron absorption. One can avoid that problem by using calcium citrate supplements. The calcium that's naturally present in foods is not in the form of calcium salts like calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. ...


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According to this review article, adults need a bit more than 1 gram of calcium per day. However, it may be the case that the natural vitamin D levels for the human body should be a lot higher than what is currently the norm, see e.g. here. Calcium is absorbed from the gut by both passive and active mechanisms, the active mechanism is vitamin D dependent. If ...


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Yes. It is possible to remineralize teeth without cavitation. I am unsure what you mean by corroding, but cavities cannot be fixed by remineralization. Products can inhibit damage and harden intact and decalcified enamel. Remineralizing tooth paste. Xylitol Low Cariogenic diet Initial caries lesions without cavitation of the surface can remineralise (...


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Recently, it has been considered that bromine might be an essential nutrient for humans. This article: Bromine is an essential trace element for assembly of collagen IV scaffolds in tissue development and architecture (Cell, 2014) says that: Bromine is essential for collagen synthesis in the human body Bromine deficiency resulting in a damage of intestinal ...


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1) Multivitamin-mineral supplements in the US do not contain more than 99 mg of potassium per serving to avoid overdose. Linus Pauling Institute: Oral doses greater than 18 grams taken at one time in individuals not accustomed to high intakes may lead to severe hyperkalemia, even in those with normal kidney function. In individuals with somewhat ...


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Nothing much new. Potential Health Impacts of Hard Water (PubMed Central, 2013) Although, there is some evidence from epidemiological studies for a protective effect of magnesium or hardness on cardiovascular mortality, the evidence is being debated and does not prove causality. In spite of this, drinking-water may be a source of calcium and ...


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There doesn't seem to be a problem when you look at iron status so there may be other mechanisms at play that compensate for the effect of calcium on iron absorption. Studies on human subjects have shown that calcium (Ca) can inhibit iron (Fe) absorption, regardless of whether it is given as Ca salts or in dairy products. This has caused concern as ...


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Pathologies due to mineral inhalation are a broad spectrum of diseases called pneumoconiosis. You can read about it here in Wikipedia. The type of disease is different regarding different minerals, and this reflects to the treatment approach.


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