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Mineral Deficiency

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 12, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I see a Naturopath a couple of times per year mainly to address minor issues. In the past he's discovered a zinc deficient, which showed up as arrhythmia. This was easily fixed with a daily dose of chelated zinc.

Over the last couple of months I've noticed constant calf fasciculations (crazy twitching) and extreme tightness in my ankles. The Naturopath believes that I'm now deficient in several other minerals and has given me a powder to add to my water, which is pretty damn tasty. He has also instructed me to drink less water. I guess that I'm constantly flushing my system.

So the question is, how am I missing out on so many minerals? Is it just the over consumption of water? I occasionally eat offal and I really like the liverwurst from US Wellness Meats. I'm guessing that I also need to start making bone broth more often.

3228f776e86815bf674a672fc312c4ff

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on August 14, 2013
at 08:59 PM

I was drinking as much as 110 oz per day. I'm working on cutting that back.

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on August 12, 2013
at 08:59 PM

How much water are you drinking?

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on August 12, 2013
at 06:31 PM

dude, i think beth is referring to general liquid consumption and subsequent peeing as being part of her mineral loss. i don't think she's implicating coffee.

3228f776e86815bf674a672fc312c4ff

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on August 12, 2013
at 06:08 PM

That should say neurologist.

229faa9f9cb551cbf9d1d766b84cf8f5

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on August 12, 2013
at 05:48 PM

A numerologist, like a naturopath, also does not practice science based medicine. A numerologist practices astrology. The money spent on psuedoscientific tests will produce nothing, whereas money spent on evidence-based tests will rule out and hopefully identify whatever pathology you are experiencing.

3228f776e86815bf674a672fc312c4ff

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on August 12, 2013
at 05:27 PM

Calf fasciculations are a common deficiency indicator. I've done a great deal of research on my own and seeing a numerologist is going to result in a ton of expensive tests and them telling me there's nothing wrong. Or at least that's what a lot of other people report. Major concerns would come from weakness or pain, which I am not experiencing.

3228f776e86815bf674a672fc312c4ff

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on August 12, 2013
at 05:24 PM

Very active, mainly with a weight lifting program. I eat a weekly mix of different meats and a wide variety of veggies, occasional piece of fruit, I eat some nuts and I also snack on cheese (grass fed).

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on August 12, 2013
at 04:18 PM

What else are you eating? Activity levels?

229faa9f9cb551cbf9d1d766b84cf8f5

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on August 12, 2013
at 04:17 PM

There are no accepted studies concluding that coffee and or stress leads to mineral deficiency, and I assume you are not testing your blood serum levels for minerals to verify your conclusions.

3228f776e86815bf674a672fc312c4ff

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on August 12, 2013
at 04:02 PM

The zinc helped with the arrhythmia and he has good prices. I've tried finding his supplements cheaper. I'll see if this powder does anything for my legs.

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A6b7afacdb512b861716bca9e9226ad3

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on August 12, 2013
at 03:44 PM

Minerals have been THE answer for me on a number of occasions...I lose some of mine through high consumption of coffee, I think, as well as stress. I also used to over-drink water, and now am trying to find the line between that and dehydration. I am wanting to make bone broth as well, but in the meantime I sometimes get pho from Vietnamese restaurants--a bone broth.

4610451431ec7155c87a5698be682a95

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on August 12, 2013
at 06:31 PM

dude, i think beth is referring to general liquid consumption and subsequent peeing as being part of her mineral loss. i don't think she's implicating coffee.

229faa9f9cb551cbf9d1d766b84cf8f5

(112)

on August 12, 2013
at 04:17 PM

There are no accepted studies concluding that coffee and or stress leads to mineral deficiency, and I assume you are not testing your blood serum levels for minerals to verify your conclusions.

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on August 12, 2013
at 03:48 PM

Naturopaths are in the business of selling magic concoctions that fix whatever "deficiency" they find in you.

3228f776e86815bf674a672fc312c4ff

(126)

on August 12, 2013
at 04:02 PM

The zinc helped with the arrhythmia and he has good prices. I've tried finding his supplements cheaper. I'll see if this powder does anything for my legs.

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229faa9f9cb551cbf9d1d766b84cf8f5

on August 12, 2013
at 04:15 PM

If you are experiencing twitching and other neurological issues, consider seeing a real doctor. How exactly does the naturopath "determine" that you are "mineral deficient?" Medically accepted blood tests? I doubt it. Spend your money on real healthcare before you hurt yourself.

229faa9f9cb551cbf9d1d766b84cf8f5

(112)

on August 12, 2013
at 05:48 PM

A numerologist, like a naturopath, also does not practice science based medicine. A numerologist practices astrology. The money spent on psuedoscientific tests will produce nothing, whereas money spent on evidence-based tests will rule out and hopefully identify whatever pathology you are experiencing.

3228f776e86815bf674a672fc312c4ff

(126)

on August 12, 2013
at 06:08 PM

That should say neurologist.

3228f776e86815bf674a672fc312c4ff

(126)

on August 12, 2013
at 05:27 PM

Calf fasciculations are a common deficiency indicator. I've done a great deal of research on my own and seeing a numerologist is going to result in a ton of expensive tests and them telling me there's nothing wrong. Or at least that's what a lot of other people report. Major concerns would come from weakness or pain, which I am not experiencing.

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