March on Minerals!
Hard to believe it is March 1, especially as I look out my window and see some snow coming down! Fortunately it does not look like the 4-8 inches that they were predicting last night!
In a couple of weeks the NCAA’s March Madness begins – several crazy weeks of college basketball coming up! On the theme of madness and crazy this month’s newsletter looks at minerals. Why? Certain minerals are calming to the nervous system. They’ll help us cope with the pressure of how our bracket is doing in the office pool!
But in all seriousness, minerals are essential to our life. While minerals in general are involved in all our functions there are specific minerals that are utilized by specific endocrine glands. See below for the minerals and glands pairings.
The only way to get minerals is to eat them! Our bodies do not make them. Please enjoy the articles below on the importance of minerals.
Magnesium and Calcium: Are You Deficient?
We hear a lot about the importance of calcium and magnesium to our health. I’ve attended several seminars recently where this was emphasized. One presenter said he checks for calcium, magnesium, and other minerals on all his clients. Why are minerals so important to us? They assist the body in energy production - minerals contain no calories or energy. They work with vitamins and enzymes to fuel all our metabolic processes. Our health cannot be optimized if these processes are impaired.
For the rest of the article click here: http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=675
Links to Additional Articles on Minerals
Here’s some additional articles on minerals:
The Three Minerals You Need to Balance Your Nervous System: http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=33
Know Your Nutrients – A Few More Important Minerals: http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=154
Minerals for A Strong Immune System: http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=161
Minerals for Healthy Bones: http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=168
Minerals and Glands
As mentioned above specific minerals are essential to the proper functioning of specific glands in the body. Here is a list:
Pituitary Gland – Manganese
Thyroid Gland – Iodine
Pancreas – Chromium
Adrenal Gland – Copper
Prostate Gland and Uterus – Zinc
Testicles and Ovaries – Selenium
For more information on the endocrine glands here’s the link to the page that links to all my previous articles: http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?cat=11
For more information on the prostate gland here’s two articles:
Healthy Prostate Part 1: http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=265
Healthy Prostate Part 2: http://brwellness.com/nutrition-news/?p=264