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Nutrition {5} ~ Minerals

Minerals are inorganic substances required by the body in small amounts for a variety of functions. These include the formation of bones and teeth; as essential constituents of body fluids and tissues; as components of enzyme systems and for normal nerve function.

Some minerals are needed in larger amounts than others, e.g. calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride. Others are required in smaller quantities and are sometimes called trace minerals, e.g. iron, zinc, iodine, fluoride, selenium and copper. Despite being required in smaller amounts, trace minerals are no less important than other minerals.

Minerals are often absorbed more efficiently by the body if supplied in foods rather than as supplements. Also, a diet that is short in one mineral may well be low in others, and so the first step in dealing with this is to review and improve the diet as a whole. Eating a varied diet will help ensure an adequate supply of most minerals for healthy people.

Most people do not show signs of deficiency but this does not mean their intakes or nutrient status are adequate. For example, adolescent girls, women of childbearing age and some vegans/vegetarians are more susceptible to low iron status as their dietary intake may not match their requirements, and therefore they are at risk of iron deficiency anaemia. There is also concern about the calcium intake of some adolescents, and young and older women and the implications for future bone health.

Certain groups of people may have higher requirements for specific minerals, e.g. women with particularly heavy periods may need extra iron, and extra calcium (and vitamin D) is sometimes recommended by doctors for women at high risk of osteoporosis. In such cases, supplements may be useful but should not replace a varied and healthy diet.

The bioavailability of a mineral (i.e. how readily it can be absorbed and used by the body) may be influenced by a variety of factors. Bioavailability will depend upon the chemical form of the mineral, other substances present in the diet and (for nutrients such as iron) the individual person’s needs as determined by how much of the nutrient is already stored in the body. This is because the body has sensitive mechanisms for preventing storage of nutrients that can be damaging in excess (as is the case with iron).

Some dietary constituents reduce bioavailability. Phytate, for example, found in products made from wholegrain cereals (especially unleavened breads such as chapattis) can bind and hence reduce the absorption of calcium, iron and zinc. Iodine absorption may be hindered by nitrates. Similarly, oxalate present in spinach and rhubarb binds any calcium present, making it unavailable for absorption. Also an excess of one mineral may hinder the absorption of another by competing for the same transport systems in the gut, e.g. excess iron reduces zinc absorption. This generally only becomes a problem when zinc intakes are already marginal.

Unlike some vitamins, minerals are fairly stable in normal food processing and storage conditions.

The Human Family Crash Course Series {6} ~ Law Of Attraction {1} ~ How To Attract A Specific Person

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw0.wordpress.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our sixth topic is focused on «Law Of Attraction.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

When manifesting a specific person you want to attract, the law of attraction for love works by focusing on you. It isn’t about the other person. It’s about you, your thoughts, your feelings, and your vibration.

Here are some tips for manifesting the specific person you want to welcome into your life ~

~ Be confident within yourself. Realize how much of a beautiful divine soul you are and that it doesn’t matter what others think about you. You don’t have to make someone else like you or love you because you love yourself without question. Self-confidence is irresistible and will attract the specific person to you.

~High vibrational thoughts. Let go of your low vibrational thought patterns, you have wonderful qualities that make you so worthy of anyone’s love and attention. When you let it in and focus on the positive, you change your vibration and open a door for the Law of Attraction for love to bring you your specific person.

~Love without fear of getting hurt. Some of us have trouble opening up to love due to past traumas. When you open yourself and surrender, there’s a chance you might get hurt. If you’re afraid of getting bit, you might unconsciously be preventing someone from getting as close to you as you want. Be allowing to take the risk and fully open yourself to love. You will manifest the love or specific person you want. Tell yourself this repeatedly.

~Create fun. People are most attracted to smiles and laughter. When you’re having a good time, others are aware of you and want to be around you – a sun radiating light. Enjoy your life and do whatever it is that makes you feel uplifted. The more fun and joy you have, the faster you can attract a specific person as you raise your vibration.

~Focus and see the light. Focus on the light of things about the specific person you want to share with you; look to appreciate something. This can be tough if there are conflicting feelings between the two of you in a current relationship, and you might only be able to find one thing in the beginning, but if you keep gradually focusing on an area of your connection one step at a time it will get easier. If you’re in a relationship with the person currently, you should start to see his/her behaviour morph and things start improving between the two of you.

~Appreciate now. Be appreciative for what you have, let go of the things that you are wanting and desperate for. Once you can be content in the moment, the things you want will start gravitating towards you.

~Be allowing to let the other person go. This is one of the hardest parts of the Law of Attraction for when attracting a specific person. You know you want to have this person in your life, but now you’re being told you need to be willing to lose them, to be okay on your own.

It’s when you are comfortable with not being with this specific person, that you open the path for the Law of Attraction to attract your specific person to you; a part of you is resisting and making it impossible for you to have what you want. Take care of you.

We’ll end with these quotes to inspire you ~
“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” ~ Shannon L. Alder

“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.” ~ Anthon St. Maarten

~Amber {DiosRaw}

Chakras {1} ~ What Are They?

The chakra system holds your body’s energy (or prana) and your actions can help keep it in balance.

The Sanskrit word chakra translates to a wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras that align along the spine, starting from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. The spheres run along the spine, but extend through and past the front, back, and both sides of your body. Chakras are a spinning vortex of energy that is not seen by the human eye but can be seen, felt, and sensed with intuition. This invisible healing energy, called prana, is a vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.

Chakras store the energy of thoughts, feelings, memories, experiences, and actions. They influence and direct our present and future mindset, behaviour, emotional health, and actions. The life force in each chakra can be processed, transmuted and released so that we consciously manifest what we want to call in, rather than experience more of the same. Chakra healing is the intentional practice of connecting with our stored energy, so we may understand how our past is influencing the present and the future. Prana informs us, and influences our actions and behaviors, determining our health, career opportunities, relationships, and more. The subtle body depicts how our inner reality creates our outer reality.