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Nutrition Potassium

A Call Too Better Nutritional Lifestyle and State of Health: Strong and Steady With Potassium
Dr Robert C Slater BA: Bachelor of Arts, MSc: Master of Anatomy, DC: Doctor of Chiropractic, CME: Federally Certified Medical Examiner, DACO: National Diplomate of Orthopedic: Chiropractic Nutritionists
Healing Hands Wellness: St Paul MN 55116, ph: 651-699-3366; Fx: 651-699-5780: email: website:

You may wonder, according to the planned innate intelligence in nature, why so many plants have rich supplements of potassium? Please do plentifully include lots of non-GMO or irradiated/injected sweet or red skinned potatoes, asparagus, spinach, cabbage and sprouts in your weekly meal planner schedule. The ‘future engineered’ potassium content of plants is the way nature insures that this essential mineral gets inside every cell in your body where it can help you stay very healthy. 

Potassium is the main intracellular [inside the cell] cation [in the form of potassium bicarbonate] and is very busy in this micro-space as a primary pH buffer here inside your cells. Potassium is found for the most part inside of cells, with only small amounts found outside the cell in other tissues such as bone and blood.

Molecule of Potassium Bicarbonate

Amazingly so, intracellular potassium levels can be as high as 15 to 20 times greater than in the plasma/serum. In this way, potassium along with magnesium play the most important role of keeping your heart beating in a steady and strong rhythm. The same applies to the conduction of nerves and contraction of all muscles in the body. The message of potassium is: “Keep It Strong and Steady”. Unsteady heart muscle action is called arrhythmia, and this is not good for any muscle, especially the heart. 

Ubiquitous [universal in all cells] intracellular enzyme systems function to convert one molecule into another. Enzymes keep the energy production chain going full steam ahead. Energy production processes are pH [amount of hydrogen] dependent, are utterly useless without potassium to keep everything pH ‘Steady’ inside each cell. 

If the hydrogen ion concentrations inside a cell get to high or too low, the cell will surely die due to acidosis/alkalosis [too many or too little] hydrogen ions accumulating inside the cell. If you ever feel yourself instinctively breathing harder and deeper than usual for no apparent reason, this is your body’s way helping get the intracellular pH levels normal.

Muscle weakness, shallow breathing, irritability, fatigue, mental confusion, heart disturbance and problems with nerve conduction are all signs that the optimal of intracellular potassium is below the elbow, or abnormal [Optimal range: 4.0 to 4.5 mEq/L].

Symptoms associated with high potassium intracellular levels are: low systolic blood pressure, craving for salts, chronic fatigue, afternoon yawning, weakness or dizziness, extreme fatigue after exercise, poor circulation, slow and weak recover after colds or flus.

If any of these imbalances potassium symptoms are bothering you, give Dr Robert C Slater DC [ 952-217-9587] our office a call ASAP, get a blood test done so we can get you back on the Strong and Steady road of enjoying every day to the max!!.