Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 11, 2007


Manganese is a very hard mineral to find information about. Luckily, Dr. Google takes me to what I need:

“Manganese gives us strong nerves “, “eyes may itch and burn”

“Extremely cold hands and feet…are often indicative of a manganese deficiency.”

and the biggest clue of all:

“Dizziness comes from bending over or jumping up quickly from a lying position. Many assert that it feels as though their brain is loose, rolling from side to side or front to back when they lean over. Motion of a boat, car, train or airplane is often nauseating and fosters dizziness. “

I know that I’ve used that exact description within this very blog to describe my symptoms over a year ago when I was looking at B vitamin deficiencies. Incredible! I’ve also had the nauseating effect from the motion of a boat for years.

Found the entry from my blog on June 13th, 2006:

“I know I’ve had some very weird symptoms in my head almost from the beginning and it’s more of a feeling than a symptom. It feels like something is not quite right, like an imbalance, a heaviness. I noticed this weird feeling the most when I tilted my head back and held it there for a while. When I moved it back to normal, I have this feeling like the fluid in my brain was heavier than usual.”

MANGANESE: THE BRAIN AND NERVE MINERAL

Manganese is the brain and nerve food element. This critical mineral is stored in the body in conjunction with lecithin (a brain and nerve fat). It is impossible to maintain good health if this element is missing from the diet. Manganese is found in the bloodstream and like iron it helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the cells. Manganese acts upon the linings of the brain and cranium and upon the nerves and nerve fibers of the body. Manganese gives us strong nerves and coordinates thoughts; it is crucial for thought and action coordination. Memory is heightened by manganese and concentration becomes easier as nerve circuits are electrified. The intercommunication network of the brain is more efficient when manganese is supplied in ample quantities. It helps brain fibers make connections which encourages coordination of thought and purpose, it also improves eyesight benefiting both close up and long distance viewing of objects.

INDICATIONS OF MAGANESE DEFICIENCY

Nerve problems (stuttering, depression, worry) call for manganese in the diet. Low manganese can trigger epileptic seizures. Doctors at the Montreal Children’s hospital in Quebec Canada found that manganese deficiency in animals caused a loss of muscle control and rats born to manganese deficient mother had seizures.Manganese is important to regulating blood sugar and low blood sugar can also cause seizures. Diabetics have been shown to have only a fraction of the manganese of normal individuals.

Poor memory, absentmindedness, disjointed thought may indicate a shortage of manganese in the diet. Manganese deficient people often report that taste is altered. The tasted buds are erratic, ranging from an overly-sweet taste to oily, putrid, offensive tastes. Seemingly without reason food tastes oily, fatty or rancid.

Physical senses of the manganese impoverished are dulled and blunted. Spots appear before the eyes and the eyes may itch and burn. Ears detect feeble or far away noises that interfere with normal hearing. Dizziness comes from bending over or jumping up quickly from a lying position. Many assert that it feels as though their brain is loose, rolling from side to side or front to back when they lean over. Motion of a boat, car, train or airplane is often nauseating and fosters dizziness.

Without manganese bones are susceptible to gout and bones and joints become painful. Rats fed a manganese deficient diet produced bones that were smaller and less mineral dense and more subject to fracture than those given sufficient amounts of this important trace mineral. Osteoporotic women had only a fraction of the manganese blood levels of women who were osteoporosis free. Manganese is a critical trace mineral when fighting bone mass density loss and should be added to the regimen when fighting osteoporosis.

Sufficient manganese helps nullify gout symptoms, especially at night. Extremely cold hands and feet, cold ankles or a cold area on the crown of the head are often indicative of a manganese deficiency.

The best natural food source of manganese is the Missouri black walnut. Many raw greens, nuts and seeds also contain minute traces of manganese. The manganese is stored in the oil of the nuts so cooking or processing removes this critical nutrient from most of these foods. A person does not need much of this mineral but it is a critical trace element that when missing from the diet will impact the health of the individual dramatically. Manganese works best when used in conjunction with zinc and copper.

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July 11, 2007 - Posted by | Health | , , ,

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