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Successful Aging Part 4

Nutritional Deficiencies

To recap, unpleasant aging is the result of 4 factors:

  1. Accumulation of toxins

  2. Accumulation of inflammation

  3. Accumulation of disempowering thinking

  4. Nutritional deficiencies

Working on these four factors on a daily basis (our quality of life deserves the effort): reducing toxin intake as much it is in our control, cleansing the old toxins, maintaining low inflammation, a clean powerful mind/thinking patterns will help us thrive and even reverse aging! We all think that white hair is related with age… I have seen many times white hair reversing to the natural color!

Today we will address factor 4: Nutritional deficiencies.

Very important factor because our body heals itself if given the nutritional support needed for optimal function. Nutritional deficiencies are a huge subject so we will discuss only some important principles here. This subject is involved in all other areas of our health so we touched on it in previous parts.

Due to depleted soils, processed foods, air quality indoor and outdoor, water toxicity, etc., 99.9% of us have nutritional deficiencies, mineral and vitamins.

What do most people do with this information? They buy a multi supplement from the store/internet. Most supplements available on the market present some problems though:

  1. Contain synthetic vitamins, that can be toxic (ex: folic acid, synthetic B12, etc.)

  2. Have outdated amounts of different nutrients

  3. Don’t take in consideration your personal needs (your body’s needs at the moment, your body’s ability to process and utilize certain nutrients, genetically or/and acquired).

  4. Contain toxic fillers (titanium oxide, corn etc)

Some people use naturopath doctors and functional medicine doctors for help. This is a better solution, but you may end up going home with thousands of $ worth of supplements that do not always work.

What is the solution?

The more we get powerful nutrient rich whole foods in our diet the better: the body can utilize what it needs in the correct ratio. A whole food nutritional supplement is good too.

Example 1

A woman with Iron anemia is prescribed Iron supplement. But Iron, Zinc and Copper absorb on the same pathway. Once the pathway is busy absorbing the Iron, the other 2 vital minerals are not able to absorb and shortly (sometimes within days) Zinc becomes deficient, which creates many imbalances in the body (hormonal system, immune system, etc.) So, if instead, we use pumpkin seeds, stinging nettle tea, spirulina,

barley grass juice powder, apple (all organic), raspberries, wild blueberries, etc., the body will properly balance itself. There are cases when singular mineral supplementation is needed and there are minerals that we need to supplement daily like magnesium.

Example 2

If someone has weak bones, calcium is the first thing to supplement with. Correct? No. Many other minerals are necessary for bone health and supplementing with Calcium alone may harm. Bones are made of 122 main minerals and 64 trace minerals. Magnesium, Calcium, Silica, Zinc, Chromium, Boron, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Manganese, Sulphur, Phosphorus. Horsetail tea, cabbage, eating roots (celery, turnip, carrots, radishes, etc.) may help more than calcium supplementation.

Always it is imperious to look for the cause:

  • Why is the deficiency there?

Most mineral deficiencies come from an acidic inner environment.

  • Which organs need help to keep the system functioning well?

Most likely liver is involved.

In my case, I worked with a functional medicine doctor and a naturopath doctor to resolve issues rooted in conventional medicine errors, but not until I found Amber Bodily, Master Foot Zonologist, was I able to get a clear picture of what the imbalance was in my body and how to solve it. Seeing a Foot Zonologist in your area may help.

Nutritional rich foods:

  • Stinging Nettle

  • Artichoke

  • Asparagus

  • Fulvic acid (best quality-always check Certificate of Analysis)

  • Wild or organic berries

  • Pumpkin seeds (raw sprouted is best)

  • Spirulina

  • Garlic

  • Roots (celery, carrots etc)

  • Freshly made juices (drink within 10-15 minute)

Foods that cause imbalances:

  • Eggs

  • Dairy

  • Wheat and certain grains

  • Soy and Beans

  • Processed and acidic foods.

  • Refined sugar

  • food dyes, etc

Charles Eugster, 93 years old, body builder, states: “Successful aging requires work, diet and exercise. The huge mental and physical potential of the aged remains unexplored. Bodies can now be rebuilt at any age and a new life started. Beauty kings and queens in the 80-year-old category or a beach body at the age of 94 are not impossible. We will all, regardless of age, have to take greater responsibility for our own health in order to confront the immense challenges confronting the human race.”

Written by Ioana Grigore

Ioana is a Certified Master FootZonologist and a Wellness Coach. She made a complete recovery from over 8 years of pain, fatigue and chronic symptoms. Ioana has been helping clients recover their health and vitality since 2012 at her wellness studio in Los Gatos, CA and now at her wellness center in Anthem, AZ.

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