10 signs of potassium deficiency

Potassium deficiency is known as hypokalemia. Normal potassium levels are between 3.5 and 5.0 millimoles per litre (mmol/L). When the level dips below 3.5 it is defined as hypokalemia. Consuming some potassium on  a regular basis is important because it can be lost quickly. It can be lost by exhertion (sweating), falling ill (vomitting), excessive urination […]

Vitamins and minerals particularly essential for men

Men and women are different and have somewhat different nutritional needs. This article is focused on vitamins and minerals particularly essential for men. Men don’t get enough of these vitamins and minerals in the modern diet. On average, men need to eat 350 percent more vegetables and 150 percent more fruit in order to ingest the […]

Biblical beans–superfood then and now

Many of us are familiar with the old ditty— Beans, beans the musical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot. But humor aside, beans are excellent for digestion, releasing natural chemicals that aid the digestive process. Beans help prevent and cure constipation and can stop hemorrhoids and other bowel-related problems from developing by keeping wastes […]

Potassium deficiency may lead to heart attacks, strokes

According to a comprehensive review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Standard American Diet has left most of us severely deficient in potassium. The authors reviewed the best studies ever undertaken on the relationship between potassium and the risk of strokes and heart attacks. The review found that while the minimum […]