Avoid These “Killer 4” Nutrient Deficiencies
There are few guarantees in life.
But here is something I can guarantee: Unless you supplement, you are deficient in at least one nutrient.
And these nutritional deficiencies can be a big deal.
Over time, they can undermine your health and even lead to serious (and deadly) disease.
Here are the “Killer 4” deficiencies you may be dealing with right now – and what to do about them.
#1 Vitamin D: Studies show that most people don’t get enough vitamin D, but the crazy thing is that they are using a measurement that is woefully low.
When you get a blood test, doctors seem to the think 20 ng/ml is the right level — some even suggest 30 ng/ml is what you should aim for. Many studies now show you need at least 50 ng/ml to drop inflammation and provide your body with what it needs.
The best way to get vitamin D is through fatty fish and direct sun exposure. I also suggest supplementing because most of us don’t get enough sun exposure (especially in winter).
#2 Magnesium: About 60% of us don’t get enough magnesium. Magnesium was originally known as the relaxation mineral because it helps with anxiety and sleep.
It also is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions including protein synthesis, blood pressure, blood sugar control, and muscle and nerve function. A great way to get this mineral is Epsom salt baths–because you can absorb it through your skin. Nuts, avocados, and meat are also good sources.
#3 Essential Fatty Acids: Essential fatty acids are one of the key missing nutrients in our diets (especially Omega-3). Unless you eat fish two to three times a week, you are not getting enough Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids help to keep inflammation at bay and help our brains and heart. I suggest supplementing with one to three grams of fish oil every day.
#4 Vitamin K2: Vitamin K2 is one of the most underestimated powerhouse vitamins. Vitamin K2 is now known to activate over 17 proteins in our bodies, including those that help build bones, keep our arteries healthy, and help with blood clotting. Studies show it can help with brain function, diabetes, and heart disease. You can find vitamin K2 in leafy green vegetables (such as spinach), but this is another one you might choose to supplement.
Health and Happiness,
Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Ed. Note: Please send your feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org – and click here to like us on Facebook.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
View More Free Articles
Slim Down with This FAT-BURNING Hack
Dear Living Well Daily Reader, There’s more weight-loss advice out there than there are stars in the sky. Much of it’s complicated, strenuous, or downright impossible to follow. With the promise of slimming down, people push everything from extreme exercise to gross drinks you must hold your nose to gulp down. But the MOST common...
Slash Your Risk for THIS Painful Diabetic Nerve Condition
Diabetes is HARD on seniors. Sure, younger people can also develop diabetes-linked kidney disease, heart disease, or even brain problems. But when you mix high blood sugar with advanced age, all those conditions tend to progress faster and become more severe. Case in point: peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when blood sugar levels rise and...
Surprising Walking Benefits REVEALED
We live in a fast-paced society. And we’re expected to keep the pedal to the metal at work and fill the little leisure time we allow ourselves with as many activities as possible… We demand a 24/7 news cycle, instant updates on our phones, and lightning-fast internet speeds… In a culture where most people judge...
Your Sleep Habits Can Damage THIS Organ [ALERT]
I’m a sleep evangelist. Because getting quality sleep is CRITICAL for good health. You simply can’t have one without the other. In fact, regularly missing out on a good night’s sleep raises your risks for heart issues, mood disorders, weight gain, blood sugar irregularities, and brain problems. Bur new research raises a red flag about...
MAILBAG: Ease Annoying Allergy Symptoms
“My allergies have been so terrible the last few weeks and my allergy medicine isn’t really doing anything. What can I do?” – Darlene from Chesapeake, Virginia Hi Darlene, There are two steps I typically recommend to tackle troublesome allergies. The first is to focus on nutrients. Begin by getting enough magnesium, folic acid, and carotenoids...
Drug Company FAILS to Respond to Heartburn Drug Risk
Type the word “Zantac” into any search engine, and the first thing likely to come up is “Zantac lawsuit.” And the reason WHY people are suing the drug’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is a twisted tale that’ll turn your stomach… The drug company allegedly took a page straight out of big tobacco’s playbook. And as a...
"Splash Hack" DOUBLES the Benefits of Your Morning Brew
I love coffee. I roast my own beans. I have a fancy coffee maker. The WHOLE nine yards. Of course, I love the bright, bitter punch of flavor I get in every sip. And there’s nothing like the jump-start coffee gives my brain in the morning. But I also know that coffee has bunches of...
Ocean Organism KILLS Resistant Cancer Cells
Cancer treatments essentially come in two “flavors.” There are the sickening meds that poison the cancerous cells (and sometimes the healthy ones, too), like chemotherapy. Or there are the physical “slash and burn” options such as surgery and radiation. There are times that either or both might be necessary. But let’s face it, cancer treatments...
Nutrient Fix for Deadly "Orphan Condition"
Venous thromboembolism is what I call an “orphan condition.” The chances are high that you’ve never even heard of it before. But we should discuss it more often because it’s underdiagnosed, SERIOUS, and preventable. A (VTE) happens when a blood clot forms in a vein. When that clot is in a DEEP vein (usually in...
"Liquid Gold" Packs a Powerful Healing Punch
Bone broth has popped up on grocery store shelves nationwide in the last few years. And I couldn’t be happier about it! I love to drink bone broth. But I used to have to make my own “liquid gold.” And to be honest… it’s time-consuming. Now, you can pop down to your local supermarket and...