Phosphorus

The Importance of Phosphorus: From the Soil to Your Body

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Phosphorus, an often misunderstood and ignored element, is certainly one of the most important to the human body. It is the body's energy transporter, responsible for muscular contractions, nervous transmission, DNA manufacture and cell synthesis. It has more functions than any other mineral and is required constantly and abundantly.

Periodical Soda Pop and Weakened Bones: How are They Linked?

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Scientists have seen an association for some time between consumption of soda pop and a risk for weakened bones, but they haven't been certain why. One hypothesis has been that the phosphorus in carbonated beverages, particularly in colas, contributes to calcium loss from bones. The reasoning has been based on the idea that phosphorus (usually listed on soda bottles as phosphoric acid) binds to calcium in the gut, thereby preventing the calcium from being absorbed and making its way to bone.

Organic Foods Contain Higher Levels of Certain Nutrients, Lower Levels of Pesticides, and May Provide Health Benefits

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Organic Foods Contain Higher Levels of Certain Nutrients, Lower Levels of Pesticides, and May Provide Health Benefits for the Consumer

The multi-billion dollar organic food industry is fueled by consumer perception that organic food is healthier (greater nutritional value and fewer toxic chemicals). Studies of the nutrient conte...

Alnus rubra -- the Red Alder: A Proving and Cured Cases

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This article consists of a proving and several cured cases of AInus rubra. Central themes of Alnus are found to include: generosity and forsaken feelings. Keynotes for this remedy are: worse from...

Food Additives Harmful for Kidney Patients

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The article focuses on the findings of a study on the effect of high-phosphorous foods on patients with end-stage renal disease. It states that patients with end-stage renal disease have an impai...

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