Tip of the Week: Minerals and your health

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

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About Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

CYNTHIA J KOELKER , MD is a board-certified family physician with over twenty years of clinical experience. A member of American Mensa, Dr. Koelker holds degrees in biology, humanities, medicine, and music from M.I.T., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the University of Akron. She served in the National Health Service Corps to finance her medical education.
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