Health Articles — kidney

Mineral deficiency underlies disease

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

Minerals are the key foundation for functions in the body. Of a total of 90 minerals, there are approximately 23 key minerals, including 16 major minerals and 7 minor trace minerals. These are needed for the body to function at the highest level. The essential trace minerals, as well as major minerals, need to be replaced in the system through water-soluble ionic forms either food or in severe deficiency via supplementation. As early as 1936, the U.S. Senate declared, “99 percent of the American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important...

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)

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UTI’s are common, they are more common in women than men but both can get them. They are also very common in young children and the elderly. For women, the stats are 1 in 2 women will get them, for men it’s about 1 in 20.What is a UTI?It is an infection that can occur anywhere in the urinary tract, this includes:• the urethra which is the tube where the urine comes out, • the bladder which collects and stores the urine• the ureters which are the tubes that connect the bladder to the kidneys• right up to the kidneys which...

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