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Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 3/10/2010 (14:29)
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I was just going off the description and it made me laugh about the sense of smell. With the additional information I've always been a quick healer.
When I was in the accident that I believe activated my CD I almost broke my jaw and was supposed to be on a liquid diet for a min of 8 weeks, I was able to eat soft foods after almost 6 weeks. I remember my oral surgeon being amazed.
I've had other injuries since that healed quickly but that was the most poignant.

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Let's protect our DNA :). Know your zinc level! *well, let's not stop at zinc*!

Margie - good info, esp re: prostate health.

One of my "symptoms" when I was in my early 20s was a burn that wouldn't heal on my leg: it was a cold Feb. and I slept w/an elec. heating pad wrapped in a towel for 'safety', but the towel shifted (undx hypothyroid!). Somehow it burned a quarter-sized blister on my leg by morning. It popped and got infected. It took about 9 months to heal, all the while I was working, and it would ooze through bandages; was gangrenous; doc mentioned skin grafts. I was all for it until I learned how involved a skin graft was :P. I remember getting "prepped" for morning showers by rubber banding plastic produce bags on my leg to prevent the wound from getting wet. Nine months. The dermatologist checked me for diabetes but that was it. He finally used a wet-cast and why that worked, I don't know.

I've written about zinc deficiency here before, in 2007 actually. I went to a naturopath who had me swish a zinc solution in my mouth. If you didn't taste anything, you needed zinc. I couldn't taste anything. I forgot about this and moved onto trying to fix something else I guess.

I just was retested for this and other nutrients via my functional MD, but this time it was a serum lymphocytic test, kinda like a diabetes A1C blood glucose test, meaning an average based on a couple months, rather than a "snapshot" serum test. I was still low.

Jen - I have an incredible sense of smell (at least to me), always have (may contribute to multiple chemical sensitivity, MCS) - I remember something, too, about low B vitamins contributing to that. Not sure what to say about my taste. I do tend to like spicier food maybe because I need extra flavor.


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Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 3/10/2010 (10:45)
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This is one thing I don't think I have to worry about. If anything my sense of smell and taste are hyper sensitive. lol

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I watched my 80-year-old father heal from a broken neck slowly. He was in an auto accident when he was in his teens. My 80-year-old mother drove him six-hundred miles round trip half a dozen times in one month without a police escort to see a specialist. The trace and micro-trace minerals was not sufficient in his diet (zinc and boron are needed to repair bones) with the Centrum Senior.

Did you know that male prostate conditions are often caused by and complicated by malnutrition of zinc? Be sure your man/men get enough for their age. This odd mineral is not found in many foods. The best sources are oysters and raw pumpkin seeds. Most of us just take a supplement in an attempt to ensure enough.

A common cold will come on or a wound infection is slow to heal when this trace mineral is not found in the diet. In order for the body to repair and heal it must rob from ‘Peter to pay Paul’ because essential nutrition was not met.

Most multi-vitamin and mineral supplements contain some of these trace minerals but sometimes the ‘generic volume’ amounts are not enough for a person with more demanding needs in times of internal and external stress. We do not know when the demanding need arises until extreme signs appear to prevail and prompt the wise doctor to test for it. Only a nutritional vitamin and mineral panel laboratory test offered by the doctors can help discover the relationship between a slight and worsening condition before it is too late...

Not everyone has the temerity to ‘think outside to box’ to ask for these tests at an annual physical because they are often not routine and not insurance honored expenses. What is good for the insurance industry is not always good for the individual patient. Also high stresses, malnutrition, and drug side effects can leach good nutrients from the body even when you attempt to consume enough. We have to find a middle ground of prevention verses excessive concern and discover weaknesses earlier before major harm sets-in. Is this not the goal of an annual physical?
I take a clean trace mineral capsule with minute amounts of even a few of the non-FDA recommended minerals. My doctor and I believe it is adequate for me. Only the test or the onset of a negative condition can disprove that.

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Might you have it? from whfoods.com ( bit.ly/aNMeiF :

Zinc is a micromineral needed in the diet on a daily basis, but only in very small amounts (50 milligrams or less). The other microminerals that all humans must get from food are arsenic, boron, cobalt, copper, chromium, fluorine, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, silicon, vanadium, and zinc.

The first research studies to demonstrate the zinc's important in the diet focused on the issue of growth. When foods did not supply sufficient amounts of zinc, young men in Iran and Egypt were found to have impaired overall growth as well as impaired sexual maturation. These initial studies on zinc reflected some of the key functions served by this mineral, including regulation of genetic activity and balance of carbohydrate metabolism and blood sugar.

How it Functions: What is the function of zinc?

Regulating genetic activities

Zinc is an important regulator of many genetic activities. The cells of our body each have a special compartment called the nucleus, and inside the nucleus are approximately 100,000 genes. These genes provide instructions for the cell, and the cell has to decide which instructions to read. Zinc is essential for reading genetic instructions, and when diets do not contain foods rich in zinc, instructions get misread, or not read at all. (In biochemistry terms, the gene-reading process that requires zinc is called gene transcription.)

Supporting blood sugar balance and metabolic rate

Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, is often required to move sugar from our bloodstream into our cells. The response of our cells to insulin is called insulin response. When the foods in our diet do not provide us with enough zinc, insulin response decreases, and our blood sugar becomes more difficult to stabilize. Metabolic rate - the rate at which we create and use up energy - also depends on zinc for its regulation. When zinc is deficient in the diet, metabolic rate drops (along with hormonal output by our thyroid gland).

Supporting smell and taste sensitivity

Gustin is a small protein that is directly involved in our sense of taste. Zinc mus be linked to gustin in order for our sense of taste to function properly. Because of this relationship between zinc and taste, and because taste and smell are so closely linked in human physiology, impaired sense of taste and smell are common symptoms of zinc deficiency.

Supporting immune function

Many types of immune cells appear to depend upon zinc for optimal function. Particularly in children, researchers have studied the effects of zinc deficiency (and zinc supplementation) on immune response and number of white blood cells, including specific studies on T lymphocytes, macrophages, and B cells (all types of white blood cells). In these studies, zinc deficiency has been shown to compromise white blood cells numbers and immune response, while zinc supplementation has been shown to restore conditions to normal.

Deficiency Symptoms

What are deficiency symptoms for zinc?

Because of the link between zinc and the taste-related protein called gustin, impaired sense of taste and/or smell are common symptoms of zinc deficiency. Depression, lack of appetite, growth failure in children, and frequent colds and infections can also be symptomatic of insufficient dietary zinc.

Toxicity Symptoms

What are toxicity symptoms for zinc?

Zinc toxicity has been reported in the research literature, and in 2000 the National Academy of Sciences set a tolerable upper limit (UI) of 40 milligrams for daily intake of zinc. (This limit applies to all individuals age 19 and over.) A metallic, bitter taste in the mouth can be indicative of zinc toxicity, as can stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, cramps, and diarrhea mixed with blood.


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