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October 25, 2014

The Miracle of Minerals

After looking in so many mouths for so many decades, there is one thing that I have found in common with the majority of my patients. Mineral deficiency. This includes even the very health conscious patients.  I can usually assess this deficiency by tongue reading, and after asking a few basic questions, my suspicions are confirmed.

Mineral deficiency is rampant in our culture and it is many times diagnosed as something else. A perfect example of this is irregular heartbeat. Yes, it is very possible that there may be an underlying cardiac pathology for this, but time and again, I have seen many patients correct this “disease” by simply increasing their mineral intake. Another common symptom of mineral deficiency is hand tremor. Again, sometimes easily corrected by increasing mineral intake.

In my experience,
I have found 5 main reasons that most people are deficient

·         Poor diet with highly processed foods (and low mineral content)
·         Healthy diet but fruits/vegetables grown on mineral depleted soil
·         High stress
·         Poor absorption due to intestinal issues
·         Undiagnosed underlying thyroid or adrenal issue

And the most common indicators for mineral deficiency, in my experience, are:
  •          Anxiety/panic attacks
  •          Inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
  •          Tremors
  •          Heartbeat fluttering
  •          Muscle cramps/spasms/twitches
  •          Cognitive impairment
  •          Dizziness   
  •          Fatigue
Of course the list can be longer, but these are the symptoms that seem to be universal with most patients. I am sure many of you reading this are wondering how a dentist can possibly be aware of this issue while most medical doctors are oblivious. Number 1  is I have experienced this myself (overcoming chronic Lyme Disease and all its implications) and number 2, I see a lot of very chronically ill patients looking for solutions to their “incurable” and sometimes “imaginary” disease that conventional medicine has given up on.  

So here is a quick solution worth trying to see if mineral supplementation will work for you.

Mix one half teaspoon of quality salt –Himalayan or gray Celtic sea salt in water and drink this with an additional 2 glasses of water. You should drink enough water until you feel the urge to urinate.

See how you feel in 15 minutes. If something shifts, then you know mineral absorption is an issue and you need to keep this remedy up for a good while into the future.

As a side note, for those worried about raising their blood pressure from this salt solution, this is a non-issue. Himalayan and Celtic sea salt are both low in sodium and contain a rich spectrum of 84 minerals with trace elements. Conventional table salt has only two minerals. Himalayan and Celtic sea salt are the pillars of good health. Use them daily. 

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