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Minerals - Zinc

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Zinc Nature’s Power Healer This essential mineral is important in prostate gland function and the nourishment of the reproductive organs. Zinc may help prevent acne and regulate the activity of the oil glands. It is also required for protein synthesis, collagen formation, healing of wounds and promotes a very healthy immune system. Zinc allows acuity of taste and smell. It protects the liver from chemical damage and is vital for bone formation. Zinc is a constituent of insulin and many vital enzymes, including the antioxidant enzyme Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). It also helps to fight and prevent the formation of free radicals in other ways. A deficiency of zinc may result in the loss of the senses of taste and smell. Zinc levels may be lowered by diarrhea, kidney disease, cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes, or the consumption of fiber, which causes zinc to be excreted through the intestinal tract. A significant amount of zinc is lost through perspiration. The consumption of hard water or so-called mineral water can also upset zinc levels. A deficiency of zinc can lead to a wide variety of degenerative diseases and diseases. Zinc deficiency is common due to depletion of our soil and losses with food processing. Zinc aids in the proper assimilation of vitamins, normal growth and development, maintenance of body tissues, sexual function, immune system, chemical detoxification, synthesis of DNA, and helps reduce healing time both before and after surgery. Zinc is a powerful antioxidant. It must be available to assist 25 different enzyme activities involving digestion, metabolism, and reproduction. In the 1800s surgeons used zinc as an antiseptic/antibiotic after surgery. It was a powerful healing agent back then as is now. Lack of zinc in pregnant women can result in numerous birth defects including down’s syndrome, cleft lip, spinabifida, clubbed limbs, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernias. Zinc is an antibacterial and antiviral. It is found in all the body fluids including moisture in eyes, lungs, nose, urine, semen, and saliva. Natural food sources of zinc: Fish Sardines Mushrooms Liver Legumes Torula yeast Lamb Egg yolks Brewer’s yeast Pecans Soy beans Pumpkin seeds Parsley Lima beans Sunflower seeds Poultry Soy lecithin Naturopathic food medicine formulas: Zinc broth Samson’s meal Super yeast Amino acid broth Herbs containing zinc: Sage Skullcap Chamomile Hops Rose hip Milk thistle Nettle Eyebright Sarsaparilla Alfalfa Wild yam Fennel seed Parsley Dandelion Burdock root Mullein Chickweed Phytonutrient/Nutraceutical supplements: Endurill RNA/DNA Nature’s healer Prostate protector Eyebright formula Prostate master formula Symptoms of zinc deficiency: PMS Depression High cholesterol Acne Alcoholism Loss of sex drive Herpes Eye disease Enlarged prostate Angina Alzheimer’s Thyroid disorders Anemia Skin lesions Anorexia/Bulimia Obesity Slow healing Reoccurring colds Cavities Loss of taste Free radical damage Hair loss Miscarriages Slow wound healing Diabetes Birth defects Memory impairment Infection Hypertension Impaired night vision Infertility Loss of smell Weak immune system Still births Loss of libido Urinary tract disorders Body odor Undue fatigue Fingernail’s peeling or white spots Impotency Crohn’s disease