It’s best not to underestimate the trace mineral zinc and its health benefits. Anthony William, the “Medical Medium,” notes that the world’s soils have generally been depleted of zinc, a mineral that has long been a part of human health, and thus foods no longer contain the levels optimum for the body. He asserts that most people are deficient in many trace minerals, and that our recent ancestors were also due to stress, environmental toxins—especially the zinc depleting DDT still in the atmosphere and in soils—food choices and other factors. As with zinc, a blood test may show adequate levels in the blood, but miss that fact that zinc is missing in the lymph system.
William offers a few examples of the benefits of zinc, especially in the ionic sulfate liquid form, in his 2015 book Medical Medium: Zinc fortifies the endocrine system, including the adrenal glands, thyroid, and thalamus, which in turn support neurotransmitters; strengthens the immune system and protects the thyroid from Epstein-Barr ViTo read about the multiple health benefits of zinc, please click the link in our bio! While you’re there, you may also browse around our site to view more free content under the “Articles” tab. Enjoy!rus inflammation; supports the pancreas and helps stabilize glucose levels in the blood; lowers inflammatory reactions to the neurotoxins produced by the shingles virus; kills viruses, bacteria, and other microbes on contact; and lowers inflammatory reactions to a neurotoxin produced by viruses in the herpes family. Signs of zinc deficiencies appear on nails and include white spots as well as grooves or dents, and the absence of the half moon white shape at the base of nails.
The author asserts also that zinc fights mold and any pathogens associated with molds. In his newly released book, Liver Rescue (Hay House, 2018), he states that zinc is responsible for over 2000 chemical functions of the liver, and that the “onslaught of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens in particular drains our zinc reserves. One specific purpose of zinc reserves in the body is to eliminate toxic forms of copper that are always high inside the liver and that can cause the organ harm. If someone is so zinc-deficient that even the liver’s zinc reserves have dropped to a dangerous level, that person can develop a host of viral-related autoimmune diseases….” Some foods that are higher in zinc include alfalfa sprouts, figs, asparagus, and Brazil nuts, but it is probably wise to supplement with an ionic sulfate liquid form of zinc, such as that offered by Eidon Minerals.
H PYLORI, ULCERS, AND SUPPLEMENTAL ZINC TREATMENT
Julian Whitaker, MD, writes, “Supplemental zinc has been shown to be as effective as Pepcid, a popular antacid, in reducing symptoms and promoting healing of ulcers. Research also suggests that zinc is even more effective when combined with carnosine (an amino acid combo). In addition to preventing and helping heal ulcers, zinc-carnosine also kills H. pylori. Japanese researchers found that when this supplement was added to triple therapy treatment for H. Pylori, bacterial eradication increased from 86 percent to 100 percent.
“Zinc-carnosine has also been shown to reduce NSAID-related damage to the stomach by 75 percent and to the small intestines by 50 percent. The recommended dose is 75–150 mg per day.”