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April 30, 2015

Sorry, the title of this tip is Kelp, not More on Salt. Apologies for the extra email.

Last week I said kelp is a better source of iodine than ordinary table salt. If you missed that tip see the back issues link at the bottom of this email.

Kelp is much more than an iodine supplement though. It is an excellent general nutritional supplement you should consider taking (along with unrefined sea salt) to add extra minerals and other nutrients to your diet.

All body functions require minerals, yet few people get enough of them in their diet nowadays. Many foods are not as nutritious as they once were due to depleted soils. Food processing and weak digestion affecting nutrient absorption are other reasons for mineral deficiencies.

I suggest taking kelp in capsule form. They are easy to swallow and the capsules, along with the natural saltiness of kelp, keep it fresh and potent. Super green powders (which are very popular nowadays) can go rancid quickly unless in capsule form and refrigerated.

Kelp tends to be easily tolerated by most people however super green powders tend to contain a lot of ingredients, some of which can irritate your digestive system. And green powder smoothies, despite what you may think, are not good for digestion, no matter how nutritious the powders are.

There are many good quality kelp brands including Nature's Way, Solaray, Now, Vitamin Shoppe, Frontier Herbs and Country Life.

To sum up this and last week's tips:

Everyone needs extra minerals. We get them from our diet but foods these days are less nutritious. Stress and poor digestion contribute to mineral imbalance and deficiency. Kelp and natural, unrefined sea salt are 2 easy ways to add many more minerals and other nutrients to your diet. Minerals are essential for life - all body functions require them.

All the best,


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