Why is there a Major Zinc Deficiency in India and Pakistan?

Why is there a Major Zinc Deficiency in India and Pakistan?

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Today, I want to talk to you about a big problem going on in India and Pakistan. It’s a micronutrient deficiency, and that micronutrient is zinc. Why is this happening?

This is especially a problem in:

• Pregnant and lactating woman
• Children

What is Zinc? – Zinc is involved in many biochemical reactions in the body. It’s a cofactor for 1000 enzymes. You really don’t want to miss out on the health benefits of zinc. 

Zinc deficiency symptoms:

• Diarrhea
• Underweight
• Stunted growth
• Cognitive defects 
• Susceptibility to malaria, pneumonia, and viruses
• Skin problems
• Stomach ulcers
• Low testosterone
• Alopecia
• Low thyroid

What causes zinc deficiency?

• Phytic acid (in rice, grains, beans, nuts, corn)
• Vegan diet (the best source of zinc is animal products)
• Diarrhea
• Sugar or refined carbohydrates 

It’s essential for pregnant women and young children to take a trace mineral supplement or have plenty of foods high in zinc. A healthy ketogenic diet is also crucial to avoid a zinc deficiency.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.


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