In this week's episode of Your Best Life, Karl interviews Mira and Dr. Jayson Calton, who are both are fellows of the American Association of Integrative Medicine and board certified micronutrient specialists. Jayson is also board certified in integrative health, alternative medicine, and sports nutrition. Mira is a licensed certified nutritionist, board certified in integrative health, and a certified personal fitness chef. During the show, Karl, Jason, and Mira dive deeper into nutritional science and talk about the role micronutrients play in our overall health and wellbeing.
Main Questions Asked:
- How do micronutrients affect the lifestyle and health of people around the world?
- Why do the most developed nations on earth have a nutrient deficiency?
- Can you explain the analogy of working together as an orchestra?
- Are sugar substitutes equally as bad as sugar?
- Share your strategy for helping people get the nutrients they need.
Key Lessons Learned:
- 80% of food in the grocery store comes from genetically modified ingredients.
- Calcium and magnesium control sugar and salt cravings, and affect constipation and loose stools.
- Most multivitamins don't include calcium and magnesium.
- Overall, our lifestyle equals micronutrient deficiency.
- Many people are misdiagnosed with ailments and diseases when the issue is actually micronutrient deficiency.
- Micronutrient deficiency is the most widespread and dangerous health condition facing the world today.
- Absorption and utilization of some nutrients is dependent on the presence of others.
- Most diets are around 52% deficient in providing the bare minimum of the essential micronutrients.
- Micronutrient deficiency doesn't necessarily lead to long latency diseases, such as cancer, high blood pressure, or cardio vascular disease, right away but it can start to show as poor sleep habits and bad skin.
- Deficiencies come in different areas and change with your life.
Four Families of Micronutrients
- Essential fatty acids
- Amino acids
Three Steps to Micronutrient Sufficiency
- Find and identify foods that have the highest micronutrient values.
- Be honest with yourself, and evaluate your lifestyle.
- Look at supplementation in your lifestyle.
- There is no room for some things in your life such as sugar, high fructose, and corn syrup. These rob you of your micronutrients.
- Sugar robs you of calcium, chromium, copper, magnesium, and zinc.
- Once you get off sugar, your sugar cravings go away.
Sugar Substitutes and Stress
- Pure stevia extract, coconut sugar, and monk fruit get the green light when it comes to sugar substitutes, but for the most part sugar needs to be removed from the diet.
- Stress uses up micronutrients quickly, including vitamins A, B, C, and D, but if you are sufficient in vitamin C and Omega3, you won't feel stressed.
Strategy for Getting Nutrients
- Regardless of what your chosen diet philosophy is, if you are deficient in micronutrients, you are setting yourself up for bad health conditions.
- The core element of any diet should be micronutrient sufficiency.
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Links to Resources Mentioned
The Micronutrient Miracle
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