What is a bio scan?
A bio-scan is a non-invasive procedure that measures our blood (vitamins, minerals, heavy metals) within less than two minutes. No need to take blood! Our body generates electromagnetic signals which can be measured with a bio-scan scalar wave analyser via a sensor that you hold in your hand. It then shows you a full spectrum of your vitamins, minerals and even the heavy metal load in your body. Furthermore it gives you a reflection about your gut health and weither your body is alkaline or (to) acidic.
With this information at hand you can see which vitamins/minerals you lack or which ones are on a low basis and you can then start incorporating the right foods or supplements to get them back into your normal range.
In my case the test results showed that low values in iron, phosphorus, potassium, silica, vitamin A, biotin, folic acid and Q10 and a very low value in zinc and vitamin B3. All of the other vitamins & minerals were in their normal range and my overall body was in an alkaline state. My small intestines were fine but my colon showed that there’s a malabsorption going on. So that’s why I might lack some of the vitamins and minerals.
Concerning the zinc deficiency it is known that most of our foods grow in zinc deficient soil nowadays, which makes it very hard to get enough of this vital element by eating fruits and veggies.
Yet zinc is an essential trace mineral that is very important for our immune system and is needed by our body to manufacture about 300 enzymes, which have diverse processes and functions such as cell reproduction, protein synthesis, wound repair, vision, free radical protection and as mentioned immunity. It’s also necessary for our senses of taste and smell. Since our body doesn’t have a zinc storage we need to consume it daily to maintain a steady state. The daily recommended intake of zinc for men is 11 mg; for women it is 8 mg. The variety of foods that contain zinc naturally is very limited when you’re on a raw vegan diet, green peas (1,2mg per 100g), sunflower seeds (1mg per 20g), cashew nuts (1,2mg per 20g) and brazil nuts (0,8mg per 20g) are a few of the foods that are high in zinc but not merely high enough to cover our daily needs.
That’s why zinc is one of the few supplements that almost every raw vegan needs to think about. But when it comes to supplementing we need to pay attention to the method of supplementing. Many zinc supplements are in tablet form but there’s also the option of liquid zinc concentrate, which contains just zinc sulfate and de-ionized water. The second option is the better one because an over dosage of zinc tablets can inhibit copper, magnesium & iron absorption and thus lead to copper deficiency and an associated anemia. Even though zinc sulfate supplements can also cause side effects they are different; an upset stomach, heartburn and nausea. If you decide on taking a mineral supplement it is very important that you consult your doctor or health practitioner first.
Minerals & Vitamins
Concerning the other minerals that were low in my test I’m trying to increase my daily consumption of dark leafy greens as these contain a lot of iron, folic acid, phosphorus and potassium. So I’m having a green juice for breakfast, a green smoothie for lunch and some lettuce leaves with cucumbers and a veggie dip for dinner.
Another low value that I had was Tryptophan, even though I consume more than enough of it every day. But the issue with this might be a lack of sleep, since I only get around 5-6 hours of sleep every night whereas 8-9 hours are necessary.
Tryptophan can be converted into vitamin B3 and since I never reach 100% of my daily needs my body might be converting tryptophan into B3.
Heavy metals poison our body and are extremely toxic to the human neurology. They harm our organs, contribute aggressively to the deterioration of neurological functions and our nervous system and weaken our immune system so we’re more susceptible to disease. Not only that but it can also lead to cancer, Alzheimer and other bacterial infections.
Now what can we do to free ourselves from heavy metals?
There are various foods that can help us to transport heavy metals out of our body:
Cilantro is one of the most simple and natural ways to detox your body and remove toxic heavy metals from your tissues. The chemical compounds in cilantro have the ability to bind to toxic metals and loosen them from the tissue, so they can be transported out of the body. It’s been shown that cilantro accelerates the elimination of mercury, lead and aluminum through the urine.
You can add cilantro to your daily smoothies or sprinkled onto your salads or even fruit meals. The best thing is to incorporate some cilantro into your meals every day.
Furthermore it also has a strong healing and regenerating capability because it contains lots of beneficial vitamins, minerals, proteins, fatty acids and amino acids which provide energy and vitality. Since Spirulina is very easy to digest it helps our body to function more effectively. And it even boosts the healthy bacteria in the intestines.
Spirulina is best taken on its own because it is a single-cell plant and all of the other plant foods (fruits & veggies) are multi-cell plants. Because of that Spirulina digests faster than fruit & veggies. The best time to consume it is in the morning on an empty stomach, e.g. by mixing 1-2 tsp of spirulina powder with water and/or coconut water or by salivating 2-3 tablets in the mouth until they dissolve. Another option would be to consume it in between meals (2-3 hours after a meal; ½ hour before a meal). But if you don’t like the taste of it you could also blend it up in smoothies or juices. I personally love mixing it up in cucumber-apple-celery juice.
Try to get a high quality product that is grown in very pure and clean water because spirulina absorbs toxins and heavy metals. And even though it doesn’t give off these toxins when you consume it, the problem is that it is already satiated and then has a limited capacity of absorbing toxins from your body. Furthermore it is best when your product is packed in a dark glass because if it is packed in plastic the tablets/powder can absorb some of the plasticizer, which as well reduces their absorbing quality.
Barleygrass Juice Powder
Barleygrass juice powder is a very nutrient dense superfood, which is packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and of course valuable chlorophyll. Due to its high chlorophyll value it helps to balance the body’s ph level by making our body more alkaline.
It also helps to draw out heavy metals and makes them ready to be absorbed by spirulina to be transported out of the body.
Atlantic dulse is another valuable sea vegetable that absorbs heavy metals from the body. It tastes savory, a little salty and super delicious especially in dinner salads. I use a small handful of it every day.
My favorite brand is Algamar
Zeolite is a powder of natural volcanic minerals. It is one of the few negatively charged natural minerals with a very unique structure. Zeolites are made up of large, vacant spaces which are able to absorb large, positively charged ions. These are then trapped and eliminated from the body. Thus it supports the natural excretion of toxins and heavy metals.
Chlorophyll is very good at binding to heavy metals as well and helps to remove them from your body. It can either be consumed on a liquid basis or by consuming lots of dark leafy greens, e.g. by eating green smoothies or big dinner salads. Spirulina is also very rich in chlorophyll.
By exercising we produce perspiration, speed up our lymphatic system and sweat out toxins. Another option is saunas, especially infrared saunas and steam baths. And in combination with the foods indicated above, sweating is as well helpful in eliminating heavy metals.
Besides using the above mentioned foods that remove heavy metals it is also essential to eat organic fruits & veggies, since they contain less toxic pesticides and chemicals.