Friday, March 15, 2013

"Mineral: Zinc"

Zinc is a mineral that is greatly needed for tissue repair in the body, If the body can not repair itself, this can lead to an onset of many ailments, illnesses, and diseases. Many of these illnesses can be debilitating. Here is a small list of illness that being zinc deficient can cause:

  • Alzheimer's
  • Uncontrolled Blood sugar 
  • Diminish bone growth 
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis
  • CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Colds and Flu
As well as:
  • Stunted growth
  • Cataracts
  • Cold sores
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Digestive issues
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Low Immunity
If you you are concerned about low zinc levels, Please talk to you ND or MD or Contact me for advice on the best way to get your levels back in tact. In the mean time here is a "Small list of foods that are Rich in Zinc."
Liver, Wheat Germ, Seeds (such as dried pumpkin, watermelon, squash), Oysters, Crabs, Lamb, Peanuts, Roast Beef, Bran Cereals, Figs, raisins, prunes,  dried apricots, avocados, currants, dates and some berries... Take Care and Stay Well...


  1. Good post, Sister Kalandra. I'm taking this opportunity to add that Zinc is actually a key player in health overall. At the top of that list is immune function. Zinc delivers several well-placed punches in the fight to keep us healthy. Along with boosting the production of immune system cells that attack infection-causing organisms, zinc enhances the ability of those cells to keep on fighting. Zinc also increases the body’s supply of infection-fighting T-cells. Zinc is in demand; in fact, it is necessary for the activity of about 100 enzymes in the body and is required for cell division. The production of proteins and DNA also depend on zinc, and wounds heal better when there’s enough zinc in the body. We can also thank zinc if we have a normal sense of smell and taste. Source:

    1. As-Salaamu-Alakium wrwb Bro. Sirajul Islam... Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your wonderful reply! I thank you very, very much for the info.