How Minerals in Our Bodies Help or Hurt, with Wendy Myers #67

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Show Notes

Feeling exhausted? Icky? Gaining inexplicable weight? Maybe there’s a mineral imbalance.

In today’s podcast episode, Wendy Myers talks about minerals and mineral hair analysis. How to detox the metals in the body and how to begin the mineral restoration process. Tune in for her supplement recommendations and some very interesting information about the water we are showering ourselves in daily!

The 101 on Minerals How Minerals in our Bodies Help or Hurt

Most people are mineral deficient in magnesium, zinc and selenium. If you’re taking a multivitamin, it may not be enough or the right form to be absorbed into the body.

Even organic food is mineral deficient. The soil and pesticides are killing the minerals in our food.

Stressors, emotional, nutrition, EMF contribute to nutrient deficiencies.

When we think about our supplements we really need to focus on minerals because they power our body.


How do we figure out what minerals we’re missing?

#1 Start taking magnesium. Will most likely need to take it separately from a multivitamin. Wendy goes over which types of magnesium we need. Avoid magnesium oxide…it’s garbage! It has about a 4% absorption rate.

We need about 5 times our body weight in pounds, in milligrams. If you way 200 lbs. you need 1,000 mg of magnesium.

A multi-mineral is great. Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton is what Wendy takes because it has a good absorption rate and has amino acids, omega 3 fats and 180 nutrients in addition to all the minerals.

Iodine and selenium are big deficiencies. Iodine being the 2nd most common deficiency. And selenium is much needed to support the thyroid. Mercury toxicity is one of the main reasons for low thyroid function. We actually need both iodine and selenium for proper thyroid function.


What Contributes to Mercury Toxicity?

Coal burning. The fossil fuel burning to keep our lights on, releases mercury into the air. The toxic air settles into the ocean and gets into our food.

Mercury is also in the air because of burning bodies in crematoriums. Mercury amalgam fillings, get them out of your mouth!


How can we detox some of the bad minerals out of our body?

You have to know your source. Test your water for metals. All the water in California has uranium. Get a water filter. People are drinking filtered water, but they don’t think about what they’re showering in.

Iron toxicity is a big problem. Refined flours are enriched with iron. Carbs, white breads, can promote high sugar levels and diabetes, and interfere with pancreatic function.

Minerals also detox metals. Minerals help the body function better, but some minerals will help pushout metals from the body. Zinc helps to detox aluminum, cadmium, copper and mercury and nickel.

Selenium helps to detox arsenic, cadmium and mercury and silver.

Magnesium is amazing to detox many metals.

This is why she calls her program Mineral Power.

We need a highly absorbable nutrient. It doesn’t matter what we take, it matters what we absorb.


What is hair mineral analysis?

Wendy likes to start with a hair mineral analysis because it gives her a good idea of stress levels, adrenal functioning, thyroid function, and mineral levels in the body. This will give her most of the information she needs to individualize a mineral detox program.

Also likes to do a urine and stool test.

What can be expected from a mineral program and detox?

She first recommends a couple of products for detoxing. Will then recommend best products for each patient based on their health history and metals in their body.

Will retest in about 6 months. Course correct and adjust based on new results.

Also likes to do infrared saunas, and coffee enemas have helped Wendy in how she feels.

Lots of ideas on her website on Loving Your Liver, aside from coffee enemas 😉

Taking milk thistle is paramount if you have fatty liver. Liver Life she recommends to her clients. Sweat out toxic with infrared sauna. Reduce sugar, fine grains and alcohol to be good on your liver.


How do we start a mineral program?

Just start taking a higher end multivitamin (not Costco or drugstore or grocery store). Get them online or at a good health food store. Pure Formula Multi Vitamin/Mineral is a good one and has a lot of good ones.

Also start taking the Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton.

Wendy’s 3 Habits to Ensure her Health Journey

  1. Coffee Enemas- twice a week.
  2. Infrared Saunas- helps detox.
  3. Drinking Structured Water- Pur Water Filters


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About Wendy Myers:

Wendy Myers is founder of and She is a detox guru, functional diagnostic nutritionist and NES Bioenergetic Practitioner in Los Angeles, Ca. She is the #1 bestselling author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue. She uses Hair Mineral Analysis and other functional medical tests to design custom Mineral Power detox programs. Passionate about the importance of detox to live a long disease free life, she is a sought after speaker, appearing on countless summits and podcasts. She is host of the popular Live to 11o Podcast. In 2018, she will unveil the Detox Institute to teach practitioners how to properly use and interpret toxic metals tests like hair mineral analysis, urine and stool tests.

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