Zinc and Iron: Both Required for Men and Women

By Dr. Bob McCauley

We often hear that zinc is required by men and iron by women.  This is only partially trueSmiling young couple with arms crossed
since the human body requires both for a number of functions in the body.  Men and women need zinc and iron, but for different reasons and in different amounts.  Women require iron since they have blood loss each month due to their menstrual cycle.  Men require zinc for the prostate health and to maintain adequate testosterone levels in the body.

iron Uses for Zinc in the body:

  • Boosts Sexual Health and Testosterone Levels
  • Reduces Risk of Prostate problems
  • Minimizes Cold Symptoms
  • Helps Fight Acne
  • Helps prevent Hair-loss
  • Immune System
  • Thyroid
  • Cell Repair

High in Zinc: Sesame Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Squash Seeds, and Peanuts.


Uses for Iron in the body:

  • Iron at the center of each red blood cell in the body
  • Hemoglobin formation
  • Oxygen carrier
  • Muscle function
  • Brain function
  • Iron deficiency

High in Iron: Dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, chlorella, spirulina; fruit such as raisins and apricots.

You should NOT  worry about getting too much iron and having it build up in your Chlorella-spirulina-tablets-powder-hi-resliver and/or other organs unless you are taking synthetic iron supplements. 
Those can be dangerously toxic if taken over a long period of time.  However, it is not at all a concern if you are eating whole foods such as Chlorella, Spirulina or spinach for example. 


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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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