Understanding and Supporting the Body’s Electrical System

PEMF is a complementary component of any wellness regimen devoted to helping the body maintain its natural electrical balance.  But it cannot be the total solution.  Hydration and nutrition are among the most important ways to maintain your balance electrically. It turns out that one of the keys to both hydration and nutrition and electrolytes. 

Electrolytes are negatively or positively charged ions such as sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium that combine with fluids within the body. These substances are all minerals. In their dry form, they are not very productive until they come into contact with bodily fluids.

While most people think the essential role of an electrolyte is to carry an electrical charge from point A to point B, it is actually to maintain fluid balance.  Electrolytes fluctuate water in and out of the cell, causing the electrical charge of the cell to take place at either a faster or slower rate. The constant battle between positively charged ions and negatively charged ions, and transfer of energy between the two, is what creates electricity and effectively powers the body. 

Because of this process, the amount of these minerals we are taking in directly affects how much fluid our cells are taking in. With more potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sodium in the body, one will experience an influx of water coming into the cell.  Conversely, a decrease in these electrolytes will then produce an efflux of water out of the cell.  

Often a decrease in certain electrolytes and the subsequent efflux of water out of the cell can throw the cell out of balance. When this happens, muscle contractions or cramps may occur as the cell is no longer able to send the correct signal to the brain to release the muscles.  The heart has these same electrical signals, making it important to consider that an influx or efflux of fluid within the cell may very well throw off the voltage for the entire body.  

In this way, electrolytes balance the voltage system within the body. If the heart is working harder, there must be a stronger signal to the lungs and muscles so that the different systems can communicate properly. The heart, essentially, will tell the rest of the body how hard it is working to increase or decrease electricity. Then, the electrical system will respond much like an internal combustion engine with spark plugs keeping the fuel burning.

Let’s break down the minerals that become electrolytes in the body. 

Below are lists of recommendations of foods that are rich in each of the minerals your body needs to maintain an optimal electric charge.  

Potassium

High Potassium Vegetables:

High Potassium Fruits:

Meats, fish, poultry, peanuts, peanut butter, and eggs are moderate to high sources of potassium.

Magnesium

Vegetables rich in Magnesium:

Fruits rich in Magnesium:

Fish rich in Magnesium:

Seeds, Nuts, and Legumes rich in Magnesium

Calcium

Vegetables rich in Calcium:

Dairy rich in Calcium:

Phosphorus

Meats and Protein rich in Phosphorus:

Milk and Dairy Products rich in Phosphorus:

Beans, Grains, Seeds and Nuts rich in Phosphorus:

Sources:

https://totalhealthmagazine.com/Vitamins-and-Supplements/Minerals-The-Body-s-Electrical-System.html

https://www.medicacorp.com/wp-content/uploads/Medica_Electrolytes_factSheet.pdf

https://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/nutrition/156.pdf

https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d/a-guide-to-calcium-rich-foods/

https://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/nutrition/464.pdf

https://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/nutrition/590.pdf

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/15-calcium-rich-foods

Electrolytes: Definition, Functions, Imbalance and Sources www.healthline.com

https://www.hammernutrition.com/knowledge/advanced-knowledge/electrolyte-replenishment-why-its-important-and-how-to-do-it-right

Author: Pulse Centers
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