Yesterday when I was out and about I went to Lebanon Ohio and visited a relative. While having a relaxing conversation before church and a dinner reservation at the Golden Lamb. We went to St Francis De Sales for their 5 30 mass. I was so inspired by their Priest sermon. I thought I would include it in this blog post. Wearing The Wood was the title of this amazing sermon and went something like this. He stated that last Sunday Night he was amazed at how the Iraq’s Christians are being persecuted by ISIS as they destroy crosses. While making Christians…. live their life like Islamic… As they tell people… turn Islamic or die without a choice.
Why do we live in such a diabolical world any more is beyond me. We are suppose to live a life where we are marked by the cross at birth. One where we are proud to say, “We Believe in GOD” and it’s a belief that keeps us tried and true through the trials and tribulations of living. So why in the world today: does people take such satisfaction on wearing a University of Cincinnati, Dayton or Ohio State T shirt costing $50 bucks. While some people make mockery of those that wear a cross costing only $10 to 15.00 bucks.
God in your eternal life doesn’t give two hoots about your favorite sports team, who won the day before. But he does care about how you live your life to the extreme. To gain an ever lasting life one must walk that straight and narrow to achieve his expectation set forth of you upon your mission of life. Why in todays world do others judge others more harshly than they judge themselves. And why in todays world… when everything is turning up side down. So why don’t we… turn back the clock to days gone by. To days gone by when wearing the wood meant something.
I best get off that soap box for now…. because Healing That Part of The World Today Is An Impossible Task!! If we all work together we might also accomplish something in Washington D.C.
Therefore, We all know the importance of Vitamins, however, what about the Effects of Mineral Deficiency on the Body.
Minerals are inorganic substances that are essential for a healthy body, as they help to create hormones, enzymes, bones, tissues, teeth and fluids. So let’s take a closer look …at some important minerals and their effects of deficiency on the body!!
Calcium and vitamin D are essential for maintaining bone density and reducing the risk of fracture. A deficiency in calcium can create improper brain function, low bone mineral density, and also muscular symptoms like aches, pains, twitching, spasms and cramps. In elderly adults, supplementation of calcium and vitamin D can markedly enhance bone density and reduce fracture. As women are particularly prone to calcium deficiency, it is important that they have a bone scan by age 60 and also take a daily calcium supplement. While liquid whole food vitamins and minerals are a good holistic source to ensure proper calcium intake and other needed nutrition.
The adult human body contains roughly 25 grams of magnesium, which is important for maintaining energy levels. A deficiency in magnesium also triggers a calcium deficit, which results in low blood potassium levels, retention of sodium, muscular symptoms such as tremors and spasms, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and personality changes.
Potassium keeps the muscles and nervous system working properly. Because of its alkaline properties, it helps the body to maintain pH levels and regulates the amount of water in the blood and body tissues. The most important function of potassium is also in helping to regulate blood pressure. When the body fails to retain the necessary amount of required potassium, deficiency results called hypokalemia, which can be fatal if not attended to. Some symptoms of potassium deficiency are fatigue, muscular weakness, acne, anxiety and memory loss.
Iron-deficiency anemia is caused by a deficit in iron which the body uses to produce hemoglobin, a substance in the red blood cells that transports oxygen from the lungs to body tissues. When there is a deficit in iron, the red blood cells are fewer and smaller than usual, and anemia results. Iron-deficiency anemia will likely cause fatigue, dizziness, irritability, headaches, difficulty concentrating, a pale appearance, brittle nails, and also cracked lips. Also supplementing with iron can increase risk for diabetes in women. While the best sources are dietary in the form of clams, oysters, beef, shrimp, turkey, enriched breakfast cereals, cooked beans, lentils and pumpkin seeds.
Zinc is essential for healthy growth in humans, animals and plants, and also for mental development in children and proper functioning of the immune system. The risk of zinc deficiency affects one third of the world population and is the fifth leading risk factor for disease in the developing world. Symptoms of zinc deficiency can include hair loss, skin lesions, diarrhea, acne and white spots or lines on the fingernails.
Chromium is essential in the use of glucose for energy and for the metabolism of amino acids and fats. Symptoms of deficiency include glucose intolerance, elevated cholesterol and weight loss. Those over age 55 and folks who exercise regularly may lose chromium through the urine and will need supplementation. Some chromium supplements contain yeast, which can interfere with certain prescription drugs and chromium is unsuitable for pregnant or breast-feeding women and for epileptics.
Other trace minerals such as molybdenum, selenium, phosphorus, iodine, and sodium are important for health and well-being. With their deficiencies can cause a host of health problems. A good diet is the foundation of a healthy body, but to ensure proper nutrition and to stave off symptoms of deficiency, so make sure to take high-quality liquid vitamins and minerals on a daily basis.
Significant correlations were found between the ratio of people over 90 years old per 100,000 inhabitants and trace elements, including molybdenum, in soils, drinking water and rice. Which constitutes key elements of their natural environment. With the percentage of long-lived people (>80 years old) in Zhongxiang (Hubei province) was also positively linked to the content of molybdenum in their staple food, rice. Also in these regions, it is likely that combinations of trace elements contribute to optimum health and longevity as opposed to the sole effect of molybdenum. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/inf
The role selenium plays in combating various forms of degenerative disease has been known for several decades. More recent data have intensified scientific interest in its specific anti-cancer mechanisms. Researchers have found that selenium favorably modulates gene expression to suppress a protein involved in tumor onset, growth, and metastasis. But not all “seleniums” are the same. http://www.lef.org/magazine/20
Relative deficiency of phosphorus can be caused by very high calcium intake or by taking a lot of antacids which can bind phosphorus. Aluminum, also magnesium, and iron can interfere with phosphorus absorption. Low vitamin D intake can also lead to deficient body phosphorus. Symptoms of phosphorus deficiency which may include anorexia, weakness, weight loss, irritability, anxiety, stiff joints, paresthesias, bone pain, and bone fragility. Decreased growth, poor bone and tooth development, and symptoms of rickets may occur in phosphorus-deficient children. In adults, as mentioned, a low calcium – to – phosphorus ratio is most likely to generate problems. Osteoporosis (bone resorption) is often brought on by high phosphorus and low calcium intake. Other adult problems include skin disease, tooth decay, and even arthritis. http://www.healthy.net/Health/