About a year and a half ago I picked up a book that changed my life. It was called Medical Medium by Anthony William. He changed my perception on healing and my beliefs on why endometriosis is in my body. (You can read more about that here.)
I’ve been following the Medical Medium protocol since I first picked up his book and as a result I’m feeling so much better!
Even more so in the last couple of weeks when I started adding a new recommended supplement to my daily regime: Liquid Ionic Zinc Ultra Concentrate.
The improvements I’ve felt since starting on this have been remarkable, which prompted me to look into why supplementing with liquid ionic zinc is super helpful with endometriosis.
Benefits of Zinc
According to William, zinc provides a major boost to your immune system. It strengthens white blood cells and suppresses viral growth, nodules and cysts. Zinc helps to renew your tissues.
It also strengthens your thyroid and stabilizes your adrenals. Both of these components are huge in the health of your endocrine system.
Zinc reduces inflammation and pain especially when it comes to endometriosis.
In the book Endometriosis: A Key to Healing and Fertility Through Nutrition by Dian Shepperson Mills, she explains how zinc’s involved in the metabolism of oils.
Zinc’s necessary to convert fatty acids to DHA, which are anti-inflammatory prostaglandins that play a key role with endometriosis pain. (Learn more about prostaglandins here.)
Mills writes that, “Zinc is known to inhibit the immunologically induced histamine & leukotriene release from mast cells.”
This is a definite bonus since there’s a connection with endo and histamine that can result in inflammation, allergies and more. (Read more about endometriosis and histamine here.)
Zinc & Fertility
According to Dian Shepperson Mills, zinc works with B6 in your hypothalamus to aid production of the hormone GnRH, which takes messages via your pituitary gland to tell your ovaries how and when to function.
GnRH is responsible for the release of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and lutienizing hormone (LH), from your pituitary gland, which triggers ovulation in your body.
If it’s not working efficiently the right messages are not passed along and ovulation may not occur. (See what happens when you don’t ovulate here.)
Zinc also plays a role with implantation, so if you’re trying to conceive, it’s all that more important!
Are you deficient in zinc?
Zinc deficiency is very common these days as this element has diminished as the health of our soil has diminished. Because of this it’s hard to get zinc from food sources alone.
If your body is deficient in zinc then this triggers a viral response in your body that feeds into conditions like Hashimoto’s. I have this diagnosis too. What about you?
One sign of zinc deficiency is brittle or ridged nails. This is the case for me. I have vertical ridges down most of my nails. This started when I was young. I always thought it was damage from all the acrylic nails I used to put on.
Little did I know it was a sign that I’ve been missing this vital element for a long time!
It’s common to have low levels of zinc when you come off of hormonal birth control since these strip your body of this vital element. If you’ve taken hormonal contraception for a long period of time, or are taking it now, make sure to supplement with zinc.
Zinc deficiency is something that could be passed down from birth, so it may be something you’ve lived with your whole life and not known. I’m not sure how this slipped by my radar for so long.
Supplementing with Zinc
It’s important to get the right type of zinc to supplement with so that you don’t remove the essential trace mineral copper.
Look for a high-quality, preservative-free liquid zinc sulfate. Click here to see the one Anthony William recommends and the one I’ve been taking with great results.
The liquid ionic zinc is easier for your body to absorb over a pill.
This type actually removes any toxic copper from your body and leaves behind the good copper that your body needs. There’s a big difference between the two.
Ask your practitioner about dosage recommendations and any interactions this may have with medications.
Food Sources of Zinc
As mentioned, it’s hard to get all the zinc your body needs from food sources alone, but it doesn’t hurt to add in those that contain it.
Foods with zinc include:
- Brazil nuts
- sprouts & microgreens
- sea vegetables
- chia seeds
On the Positive Side?
Since supplementing with the zinc that Anthony William recommends (you can get it here) I’ve noticed a significant difference.
I’ve had less pain in my body, especially in my legs and knees. I’ve had more energy, better digestion and am feeling better overall.
Since I’ve experienced such a notable difference, I do think that zinc is something that has been missing from my body for a long time. I’m so happy to be seeing such positive results after only a couple of weeks.
What about you? Do you think you’re deficient in zinc too? Are you supplementing with liquid ionic zinc? What has been your experience with it? Do you follow the Medical Medium protocol?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.