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How Common Mineral Deficiencies Impact Our Health with Dr. James DiNicolantonio

How Common Mineral Deficiencies Impact Our Health | This episode is brought to you by Joovv, BiOptimzers, and TrueDark


Every second, there are 37 billion billion reactions (you read that right) happening inside our bodies. Each one needs enzymes to occur, and enzymes need nutrients like minerals to do their part of the job. Big picture, that means minerals have an enormous impact on our health. But we’re seeing an epidemic of mineral deficiencies, in an age of overnutrition with starch and sugar and undernutrition of essential nutrients. Even small amounts of insufficiency can lead to big problems. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m excited to connect with Dr. James DiNicolantonio to look at the increasing issue of mineral deficiencies, how we got here, and what we can do to consciously consume more minerals. 


Dr. DiNicolantonio is a Doctor of Pharmacy and a cardiovascular research scientist. A well-respected and internationally known scientist and an expert on health and nutrition, he

has contributed extensively to health policy and has testified in front of the Canadian Senate

regarding the harms of added sugars. He serves as the associate editor of the British Medical Journal’s Open Heart, a journal published in partnership with the British Cardiovascular Society, and is on the editorial advisory boards of several other medical journals. Dr. DiNicolantonio is the author or coauthor of over 250 publications in the medical literature. He also is the author of five bestselling health books, The Salt Fix, Superfuel, The Longevity Solution, The Immunity Fix and The Mineral Fix.


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Here are more of the details from our interview: 


  • Three main reasons why most of us are deficient in many minerals (6:12)


  • The four main minerals that are depleted in animal and plant foods (11:02)


  • How chronic disease and medications such as diuretics and acid blockers cause mineral depletion (12:08)


  • Testing for and diagnosing nutritional and mineral deficiencies (24:30)


  • Mineral deficiency and premature aging (32:59)


  • Our misguided thinking about salt (35:19)

  • Nutrient deficiencies and their correlation to poor outcomes from Covid-19 (41:50


  • How should we be thinking about iodine? (47:16)


  • How Dr. DiNicolantonio builds his diet (50:26)


  • Do you need to take supplements? (54:50)


Get Dr. DiNicolantonio’s book, The Mineral Fix: How to Optimize Your Mineral Intake for Energy, Longevity, Immunity, Sleep and More at https://www.amazon.com/Mineral-Fix-Optimize-Longevity-Immunity/dp/B08XXZX695


Learn more about Dr. DiNicolantonio at http://drjamesdinic.com/ and follow him on Facebook @drjamesdinic, Instagram @drjamesdinic, Twitter @drjamesdinic.



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