In episode #3 of The Whole Circle, we discuss zinc and magnesium. According to current research, 85% of women do not get enough zinc in their diets and this can lead to some serious health concerns. Being zinc deficient affects your metabolism and is super important for your immune system. Naomi discusses all of this, and more, and provides easy, achievable advice on how to increase the intake of zinc in your diet.
As well as discussing zinc, we also talk about magnesium and the health issues around this mineral. And again, this is an underrated mineral but one we should all know about. For example, did you know that magnesium deficiency can increase symptoms of:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sleep problems
- Premenstrual syndrome
This is an episode you don’t want to miss,
Seriously we learnt so much from talking to Naomi and we are definitely going to have her back on the show to delve deeper into some of the issues we discuss.
Some questions we ask:
- What is Zinc?
- How do you know if you are zinc deficient?
- What are some of the symptoms? Did you know that one of the signs of zinc deficiency can be fussy kids, we certainly didn’t. As well as weight gain, eczema, dandruff, dry skin and so much more.
- Ever heard of the zinc taste test? You’ll be rushing out to grab one after this podcast.
- What are the best foods and/or supplements to take if you are zinc deficient?
- What is Magnesium?
- How does this affect your body?
- Are magnesium and Epsom salts that same thing?
- How do Epsom salts work?
- Why should we take magnesium?
- Did you know that magnesium is fantastic for energy, nope we didn’t either?
For more information about zinc or magnesium testing, please see your health care professional, but as discussed, Naomi recommends to stay away from oxide as it doesn’t absorb, that’s why magnesium oxide is good for constipation as it stays in the bowel. Phosphate forms are natural and very similar to what we get from food so highly bioavailable. Most commonly found is amino chelated forms, these are also highly bioavailable. Citrate forms are good to help alkalise and also absorb.
More about Naomi
Naomi is passionate about helping people with lifestyle and health issues using natural methods which include: western herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, iridology, homeopathy, vitamin therapy and Metabolic Typing.