As I watched the geysers and steamers spew forth mineral water at Yellowstone park, I was reminded of the mineral-deficiency diseases. Don’t forget these essential nutrients in your prepping.
Without CHROMIUM your blood sugar may rise and your children’s growth may slow.
Too little COPPER and your bones may not calcify properly or you may become anemic.
Inadequate IODINE leads to thyroid dysfunction.
Insufficient SELENIUM may damage the heart and other muscles.
Without IRON you’ll develop anemia and it’s associated symptoms.
Bottom line: make sure your diet is heavy in fruits and vegetables, especially the leafy-green variety. Since these may not be readily available at TEOTWAWKI, best to stockpile a good (but inexpensive) multi-vitamin with minerals to supplement your diet on days when intake is likely inadequate