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Poor or inadequate diets are linked to heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes
Here are the top
10 nutrient deficiencies that can lead to heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes and what to do to prevent these
conditions or reduce their effects:
#1. Fiber intake
Eat 8-10 fruits and vegetables
a day, and eat whole grains, legumes (dried beans and peas, peanuts), and a handful of nuts each day.
Eat Spanish mackerel, ocean salmon and light (not albacore) tuna 3-4 times a week or take fish oil capsules.
Eat green leafy vegetables (escarole, spinach, kale, arugala, dandelion greens, beet greens, etc.)
every day, eat whole grains, nuts and seeds, and soy products every day.
rice milk, eat low-fat yogurt, green leafy vegetables and almonds everyday and take a calcium\magnesium supplement with your
meals because it's almost impossible to get enough calcium via food only.
#5. Folic acid
at least four of the following daily: spinach, brown rice, chicken, dates, green leafy vegetables, legumes, lentils, mushrooms,
oranges, split peas, ocean salmon, chunk light tuna, wheat germ and whole grains.
Brazil nuts, broccoli, brown rice, chicken, garlic, molasses, onions, ocean salmon, chunk light tuna, organically-grown vegetables,
wheat germ and whole grains.
Each day eat at least a serving of 4 of these: egg
yolks, Spanish mackerel, ocean salmon, chunk light tuna, mushrooms, pecans, poultry, pumpkin seeds, sardines, non genetically
modified soybeans and soy products, and whole grains.
Eat at least 4 of the following
each day: brown rice, cheese, whole grains, dried beans, blackstrap molasses, calf liver, chicken, corn, eggs, mushrooms,
Cook with iron pots and/or eat several of the following foods daily:
eggs, Spanish mackerel, ocean salmon, chunk light tuna, poultry, green leafy vegatbles, whole grains, avocados, beets, blackstrap
molasses, dates, lentils, millet, peaches, pears, prunes, pumpkin, raisins, sesame seeds, soybeans and soy products, watercress.
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Sources and Resources:
Steven Masley, M.D. 2008. Correcting common nutritional deficiencies. The Clinical
Advisor, October, pages 60-66
James F. Blach, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, CNC.
Prescription for Nutritional
Healing. Avery Publishing Company.