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Essential for health -> Zinc!

In today's world, it's normal for people to worry about not getting enough Vitamin D or Probiotics, but the nutrients that should get the most attention for as a dietary supplement are the right kinds of Zinc and B12. It is these two nutrients that people are usually deficient in and pose the greatest threat to our health when we are deficient.

In this article, I will explain why almost everyone is deficient in zinc and why it is so important to take it as a supplement - not only for chronic diseases, but also for health maintenance and future disease prevention.

Essential for everyone

With a serious zinc deficiency you can become seriously ill. Zinc is critical for liver health, autoimmune disorders, acne, adrenal gland problems, arthritis, cancer, eczema, psoriasis, brain fog, diabetes, fatigue, mood swings, gout, palpitations, hepatitis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hot flashes, inflammation, migraines, SIBO, sinusitis, weight problems, dizziness, tinnitus, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Lyme disease, thyroid problems, Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, UTIs, candida, and every other symptom and condition that exists (Read more about the liver in the book Cleanse To Heal). If you have a symptom of any kind or if you want to help prevent symptoms in the future, it's time to make zinc your best friend.

Virus killer

Viruses are the most common cause of many chronic diseases and conditions. Unfortunately, medical science has not fully grasped this, nor the existence of dozens of mutated virus strains that cause health problems. Tragically, this means that healing is not forthcoming! Unless people discover the truth in the information contained in the Medical Medium books, or they hear the truth from a friend, family member, or doctor who learned it from the Medical Medium information, they will not get the answers. Much more about these viruses and how they cause hundreds of different health problems and symptoms can be read in the books, Medical Medium, Life-Changing Foods, Thyroid Healing and Liver Rescue.

Zinc is one of the most important means of fighting viruses such as Epstein-Barr (EBV), shingles, herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus (CMV) and more. The body uses up stores and even deep reserves of zinc at a rapid rate if you have to deal with virussus. If you have caught a virus, it is very common to become zinc deficient, if not already deficient. Zinc kills viral cells and reduces inflammatory responses from neurotoxins produced by viruses in the herpes family, including EBV, shingles and more.

Your liver's ally

In Liver Rescue you can read how important zinc is for the health and proper functioning of your liver. “Zinc (as liquid zinc sulfate) is responsible for all of the liver's more than 2,000 chemical functions, including the production of your liver in the womb and the development of your liver as you grew and reached adulthood.

The liver stores an abundance of zinc because it knows that humans are zinc deficient, partly due to a lack of it in the foods we eat. Without zinc, your liver cannot perform its functions that protect your entire body, so despite the zinc stores, your liver always needs more because the zinc production required to respond to the mental and physical demands placed on us is high. Especially the attack of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens depletes our zinc reserves.

A specific purpose of zinc reserves is to eliminate toxic forms of copper that are always high in the liver and can damage the organ. If someone is so zinc deficient that even the liver's zinc reserves have dropped to dangerous levels, that person can develop a host of virus-related autoimmune diseases and illnesses, which you can read about throughout the Medical Medium book series. Zinc helps the liver's immune system to fight off any unfriendly microorganism that enters the liver."

Crucial for thyroid health

Do you have or do you know someone with a thyroid disorder such as Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, nodules, cysts or tumors? Zinc is crucial to all thyroid disease because it kills the virus that medical science and research don't yet know is responsible for thyroid problems: the Epstein-Barr virus. Zinc, as liquid zinc sulfate, helps protect the thyroid from inflammation caused by the virus, along with reducing the growth of nodules, tumors, and cysts (both cancerous and benign). In addition, nascent iodine, which is critical for anyone with thyroid problems, is eliminated because it is an antiseptic for viruses and other pathogens, enlivened by zinc so that it can work at its best.

Cold and Flu Support - Zinc Shock Therapy

If you feel like you are coming down with a cold or the flu, you can apply the 'zinc shock therapy'. It's important to start taking it as soon as you get the first signs of the flu, so it's important to always have a bottle of high-quality liquid zinc sulfate on hand. Squeeze two droppelfulls of zinc into your throat, let it sit for a minute, then swallow the zinc. Three hours later, squeeze another two droppelsfulls into your throat and let it sit there for another minute before swallowing. Repeat this every three hours for two days (you don't have to set the alarm for this at night).

Zinc deficiency is a trigger for disease

Allowing yourself to become zinc deficient or being born into this world with a zinc deficiency, which is entirely possible as we inherit deficiencies from our family lineage, gives viruses a perfect opportunity to take advantage of a weakened immune system and thrive. Symptoms and conditions may appear or worsen over time, including fatigue, rashes, dizziness, inflamed eyelids, heart palpitations, migraines, dry skin, brittle hair, tinnitus, trouble sleeping, painful periods, and thyroid problems. Zinc deficiency is also directly responsible for nail problems such as weak and brittle nails, ridges and missing moons on the nails.

Many healing benefits

Some other reasons why zinc is so important are:

  • Liquid Zinc Sulphate gives a major boost to the immune system by strengthening white blood cells such as lymphocytes, basophils, neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages and monocytes.

  • Supports the pancreas and adrenal glands and helps stabilize blood glucose levels.

  • Strengthens the endocrine system, including the adrenals, thyroid and thalamus, which in turn supports neurotransmitters.

  • Crucial to fertility, including the health of a man's sperm.

  • And more.

Foods rich in zinc

There are some foods that are particularly high in zinc that are very helpful to have regularly in your diet, including sprouts, microgreens, kale, pumpkin seeds, radishes, artichokes, nettle leaf, parsley, onions, and raw honey. However, it is also important to consider supplementing with the right kind of zinc: liquid zinc sulfate.

The foods available to us on this earth don’t contain enough zinc anymore to provide all the zinc we need. Even the best organic farms tend to be missing this mineral from their soil, in part due to the elevated levels of toxic heavy metals that fall from the sky, altering the pH balance of the soil, depleting soil-borne microorganisms, and reacting negatively with the soil’s trace minerals such as zinc. This means that while pumpkin seeds, for example, which are celebrated for their zinc content, can be supportive, along with other foods known to be high in zinc, if you’re dealing with a symptom or condition, then supplementing with high-quality, liquid zinc sulfate will offer you an important immune boost.

More about zinc sulfate

Zinc comes in different forms and which form you supplement matters. They don't all offer you the same benefits. Zinc sulfate is special in the way it supports health. As with all supplements, many products also contain added ingredients that do not support health, so it is important to choose one that is as clean as possible. Avoid the many liquid zinc supplements that are loaded with citric acid, natural flavors, alcohol, and other toxic ingredients. Instead, look for a clean, high-quality liquid ionic zinc like the one on my favorite supplements page.

Eating plenty of zinc-rich foods and supplementing with zinc sulfate (at normal levels, not megadoses) can provide so much relief to the person suffering from a chronic illness.

Zinc And Copper

The book Thyroid Healing there’s a fear out there that taking supplemental zinc will deplete all the copper in your body. Don’t let this misconception hold you back. When you take the right type of zinc supplement, which is liquid zinc sulfate, you don’t need to worry about copper loss. This zinc doesn’t remove the essential trace mineral copper that’s helping your health; it only removes any toxic copper—and there’s a huge difference between those two. In fact, even with a lesser zinc supplement, you wouldn’t have to worry about copper loss, because trace mineral copper is one of the most assimilable and available from everyday food sources, so we’re all high in it, able to recoup it quickly, and not at risk for becoming deficient. It’s also very common to be high in toxic copper, so if the lesser zinc supplement is cleansing you of it, it’s doing you a favor. Of course, it’s still best to go with high-quality, preservative-free, liquid zinc sulfate.

If you want to do more about prevention, zinc is the supplement that is at the top of the list. This together with B12, vitamin C and lemon balm tea a few times a day. We will talk about vitamin C next time.

You will find the Zinc supplement I use myself and for my family and more supplements through this link.

If you want more advice, you know it and just contact me.


Ashwin Van Diermen

Orthomolecular therapist

Lyme recovery therapist

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