|Seafood –||halibut, herring, lingcod, sardines|
|Nuts/seeds –||pecans, sesame, sunflower, walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts, peanuts|
|Fruits –||avocados, dates, figs, prunes, raisins|
|Vegetables –||watercress, garlic, horseradish, lentils, parsley, potatoes, spinach, artichokes, lima beans, beet greens, swiss chard, collards|
|Grains –||buckwheat, rye, wheat bran|
|Miscellaneous –||chocolate, molasses, mushrooms, kelp, yeast, salt substitutes|
Potassium has many roles, especially intracellular fluid balance, and cell membrane effects such as muscle contraction, nerve impulse conduction, and cell permeability.
|Circulatory –||lowers heart rate, dilates arteries, can reduce blood pressure|
|Excretory –||maintains acid-base balance|
|Digestive –||increases digestive tract activity|
|Endocrine –||helps raise aldosterone and other hormones|
|Metabolic –||involved in carbohydrate metabolism|
|allergies||low blood pressure|
|irregular heart beat||slow oxidation|
|low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)||Water retention|
|depression, mental||muscle spasms|
|fast oxidation||weakness, muscle|
|high blood sugar (diabetes)|
calcium, processed food diets are low in potassium
Potassium is known as the follow-through mineral. Hair must not be washed at the laboratory to obtain accurate potassium readings.
High Hair Potassium:
- indicates high sugar and glucocorticoid levels.
- very high potassium can be a potassium loss due to excessive breakdown of body cells.
Low Hair Potassium:
- indicates adrenal gland exhaustion.
- very low potassium is associated with allergies, fatigue, low blood sugar, sweet cravings, and low blood pressure.
- to lower a high sodium/potassium ratio
- to enhance energy production