Hay House Radio Episode Recap
- Episode Name: “More Energy, Less Stress: Balancing Your Minerals”
- Live Broadcast: June 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm Pacific Time
Episode Summary Re-cap
Mineral imbalances have become a worldwide health epidemic. If you have been struggling with stress, overwhelm, thyroid problems, adrenal fatigue, weight gain, anxiety, depression, and one symptom after another, you’re likely experiencing a mineral imbalance. Today’s guest, mineral expert and wellness coach, Morley Robbins, will reveal the key minerals and vitamin co-factors that feed your mitochondria, nourishing your body at the deepest cellular level. Discover little-known keys to heal your body at the root cause level.
Morley and his partner, Dr. Liz Erkenswick, DC, began incorporating magnesium into their healing practice and witnessed profound changes in their clients’ health.
Their clients’ “need” for statins, anti-depressants, digestive meds, sleeping pills, and osteoporosis medications (just to name a few) were effectively offset by concerted efforts to manage their stress response, eating REAL foods rich in minerals, vitamins and fats, and undertaking protocols to restore magnesium. Seeing these results created a passion for restoring mineral balance in people’s lives, so he founded the Magnesium Advocacy Group (MAG) and quickly became known as “The Magnesium Man.”
There is no such thing as medical disease, there’s only metabolic dysfunction that’s caused by mineral deficiencies.”
– Morley Robbins
Through MAG, Morley is committed to educating as many people as possible about the MAG–nificence of magnesium — and all minerals — and ending the epidemic of mineral imbalance plaguing people’s health and well-being.
Join Morley in his Facebook community to gain greater insights into the importance of minerals, in general, and magnesium, in particular.Mitochondria Fix – The Root Cause Protocol Video Get Your Minerals Tested with an HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis)
The Stress Epidemic: Minerals to the Rescue!
If you are experiencing stress, low energy, low immunity or mood issues…or if you’ve been told you need to take calcium, iron, vitamin D or vitamin C, this article is for you!
I bet you’re not surprised to learn that stress is on the rise. And these days, studies are showing that while people are aware of this they’re not sure what to do about it. But it’s important to find a solution, because stress wreaks havoc. In fact, studies show that stress is behind 90% of illness.
Guess what happens when we get stressed? Our bodies dump minerals — the very things we need for energy, a calm mood, hormone balance, sleep and digestion. And guess what else minerals do? They help us bounce back from STRESS!
Unfortunately, most people are deficient in minerals today.
Studies conducted on foods between 1940 and 1991 showed a significant decrease in minerals in fruits, vegetables, meat, milk and cheese. This, coupled with an increase in processed foods lacking in minerals and containing added chemicals and preservatives, “demonstrates a significant relationship between deficiencies in micronutrients and physical and mental ill health.”
A March 2006 joint statement report from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund stated:
Deficiencies of micronutrients are a major global health problem. More than 2 billion people in the world today are estimated to be deficient in key vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin A, iodine, iron and zinc.
So are you deficient in minerals? Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? The good news is, there’s something you can do to balance your minerals. Let’s find out how.
To get started, let’s take a look at copper and iron, two often discussed, yet little-understood minerals.
Copper and Iron Make a Powerful Dynamic
Copper is an important mineral. Not only does it make your hormones work, when it gets out of balance, it can wreak havoc in the body (e.g., fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Hashimoto’s, and more). Copper also regulates iron, and this is where the powerful dynamic is so little-understood.
We’ve been taught that iron is an absolutely essential mineral — and it is — but it’s destructive without ferroxidase. Ferroxidase, also known as ceruloplasmin, is essential for copper and iron metabolism. The only food with ceruloplasmin is animal protein. To learn how to build ceruloplasmin, read: Myths and Truths About Minerals.
Iron: Most People Have Too Much Iron, Even If Tests Say It’s Low.
Too often, people are told to take iron for low iron anemia. However, without the right testing, you may be creating more health problems.
Iron in the blood test can be a great pretender because it can be 10 times higher in your tissues than in the blood. In a state of inflammation, your body conserves iron. This is called hypoferremia (low iron in the blood). Inflammazones (danger center for the cell) activate the inflammatory cascade through unbound or free iron in the blood.
Iron toxicity contributes to accelerated aging, inflammation, and oxidative stress, such as:
- Calcification in soft tissue (arteries, organs, cirrhosis of liver).
- Activates MCP-1 (Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, also called CCL2) is one of the important pro-inflammatory chemokines that recruit monocytes/macrophages during injury or infection. Its upregulation causes fibrosis in the body and it has also been investigated in slow diabetic wound healing, and atherosclerosis (hardening or narrowing of the arteries).
- Relationship to oxalates: Oxalates activate MCP-1 as well.
- Oxalates – In the plant world, oxalates are used to chelate iron. There is a correlation between people with oxalate issues and people with copper and iron dysregulation. This leads to stones (oxalate stones, kidney stones, gallstones).
- Osteoporosis, osteopenia. Doctors focus on calcium loss, when bones are made up of many minerals, not just calcium. But let’s look at how iron toxicity can play a role. It’s actually the buildup of iron in the bone that breaks down the bone matrix, causing calcium loss. This happens because iron activates acid phosphatase (a medium of osteoclasts that promote bone resorption).
So how do you balance the powerful copper and iron duo? First and foremost, get the right kinds of tests (addressed below). These are two minerals to never supplement unless you’ve had testing to confirm whether you have enough, too much, or an unbound form, which can act like a heavy metal in your body.
While you await your tests, there are things you can do though! You can take magnesium or a wide-based mineral supplement, eat healthy foods (see ideas below), reduce your stress (critical!), and learn more about minerals. Let’s get started!
Top 6 Mineral Questions and Answers:
#1 How do I know if I’m magnesium deficient?
Learn the stage 1 – 4 symptoms of magnesium deficiency here.
#2 Which Magnesium Should I Take and How Much?
Learn the type magnesium to take for different health reasons. The guideline for supplementation is 5 mg per pound of body weight.
#3 What’s an Easy Mineral Supplement to Start With?
You can also consider Anderson’s Sea MD, my favorite liquid mineral supplement with a wide base of minerals, making it a great option if you want to get started balancing minerals without any testing.
#4 My Vitamin D Tests Are Low and My Doctor Told Me to Take it. Why Aren’t the Tests Accurate?
Vitamin D is actually a hormone, so we refer to it as “hormone D.” Low vitamin D can be an indicator for low magnesium. Most doctors and naturopaths only test for Storage Vitamin D (25(OH)D). If you don’t test properly and take vitamin D, you may end up raising calcium and causing a cascade of problems. Morley Robbins recommends testing for Active and Storage Vitamin D, along with your Magnesium RBC (blood test). If your Active vitamin D level is low AND your Magnesium RBC level is over 6.0 mg/dL (therefore, magnesium is NOT low), then you’d take a wholefood vitamin D supplement.
This is the test Morley recommends: Magnesium-Vitamin D Panel – Vitamin D/Hormone D Test.
#5 What Mineral Tests Should I Get?
HTMA – Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is a hair test that tests for 18 minerals and 8 heavy metals. It can tell you critical information about the minerals needed for healthy adrenals and thyroid, proper blood sugar balance, vital energy, and more.
Magnesium-Zinc-Copper-Iron-Panel Test – this is a blood and serum test for Magnesium RBC, Copper, Zinc, Ceruloplasmin, Iron & TIBC, Ferritin and Transferrin blood tests
#6 What Foods Can I Eat to Balance My Minerals?
- Organ meats – chicken or beef liver and heart are great options. Chicken liver is much less strong-tasting if you are new to liver. Organ meats are the easiest way to get important minerals, B vitamins, vitamin C, and ceruloplasmin. Here’s a great recipe for the best liver pate ever.
- Stryrian pumpkin seeds (excellent for restoring magnesium)
- Cod Liver Oil – this is a good source of vitamin A (retinol) and food based vitamin D. You can take the cod liver oil liquid.
- Organic fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens.
- Organic and grass/pasture fed, hormone and antibiotic free animal protein.
- Wild caught fish.
- Avoid: sugar, high fructose corn syrup, gluten, refined fats, tap water, food and supplements with added “citrate,” enriched flour, processed foods, and GMO foods.
For More on Balancing Your Minerals:
Morley Robbins’ Root-Cause Protocol to Balance Your Minerals. Find Morley’s video here.
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