Body Mineral Fluctuations When Fasting

October 25, 2018

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In this video, Dr. Berg explains mineral fluctuation when fasting. There’s always a concern if you would deplete the mineral reserves when doing fasting especially if you’re not taking electrolytes and other trace minerals.

On an average of 72 hour fast:
Sodium: Before (138) and After (136)
Potassium: Before (4.6) and After (4.3)
Magnesium: Before (1.7) and After (1.6)
Calcium: Before (10.3) and After (9.1)
Phosphorus: Before (3.6) and After (3.0)
Zinc: Before (104) and After (117) Increased 3.5x – The body releases from the reserve a lot of zinc because the body needs zinc to make certain enzymes as a part of the antioxidant network that is involve in the repair action and on defending the body against pathogens.
Uric Acid: Before (5.5) to (26-41) and After (3.5) – Massive spike of 5 to 7x. Uric acid is a very powerful antioxidant and is a part of the body’s defense mechanism to kill certain things.

Remedies for Someone Prone to Gout and Kidney Stones:
• Consume Lemon Juice in the Water
• Potassium as an electrolyte
• Hydroxycitrate – Powerful remedy to counteract kidney stones because it dissolves the crystals in both oxalate stones and uric acid stones.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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