Potassium and Bigfoot
How does potassium affect the body (our "earth")? Why does bigfoot show up in areas with granite and potassium feldspars? Is bigfoot crushing the rock and eating it for supplementation? Is bigfoot eating the plants which grow in high-potassium rock areas to ensure a higher potassium supplementation? To find out more about bigfoot and potassium, we must first look at ourselves, and potassium itself. Below are some items of interest and links to get the ball rolling. Any conclusions made are your own.... as for me, I am still researching... note that this all points back to geology, fault lines, and the geology-bigfoot connection.
See MAP showing a positive correlation of Bigfoot sightings to higher levels of potassium in Texas' waterways (top link on that page).
Sharon (Eby) Cornet
Health issues regarding blood pressure and potassium/calcium intake...
Ensure Adequate Dietary Potassium and Calcium Intake
Interventions that include increasing dietary potassium intake may also be beneficial to salt-sensitive patients. Increased potassium intake in the setting of a high sodium diet confers some protection against a rise in blood pressure, as potassium augments sodium excretion. The JNC VI recommends an intake of 50-90 mmol of potassium per day from dietary sources such as fresh fruits and vegetables. The role of potassium becomes especially important in hypertensive patients who are treated with potassium-losing diuretics, as those drugs may compound the potassium-salt sensitivity relationship. In addition, dietary potassium intake appears to lower blood pressure in individuals consuming high levels of dietary sodium. This most likely occurs via potassium's augmentation of urinary sodium excretion.
Low levels of calcium intake have been found to amplify the effects of a high sodium diet on blood pressure. In addition, increased calcium has been observed to reduce blood pressure in some patients. However, the JNC VI does not believe there is sufficient evidence to indicate the use of supplemental calcium in the treatment of hypertension. Patients should, however, ensure that they are taking the current recommended daily allowance of 800-1200 mg of calcium. Since lactose intolerance is more prevalent in African Americans, they may avoid dairy products and be at risk for calcium intake that does not meet the minimum recommended standards.
From Pearl Jo (osareal):
potassium is trapped or fixed between the layers of clay particles. The availability of
this form of potassium depends on shrinking and swelling of clay particles during wetting
Potassium is mobile in the growing plant and, upon physiological maturity, can rapidly be lost from the plant through leaching
I found this interesting . hmmm
about radio active potassium? Scroll down to theory, give statistics on types of
More on potassium and the ground, plants, etc.
INTERESTING!!! A lot of questions answered here...
Scroll down about 2/3's of the way to read about the potassium section...
Mafic rock = low-potassium... opposite areas here... wonder if BF sightings are lacking in these areas???
Ultra-mafic rock outcrops are not common on the earth's surface, and the soils they form - often called serpentine soils by ecologists - are unusual, with several defining characteristics. First, they tend to be low in plant nutrients such as phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen and calcium. Second, they have unusually high magnesium levels and high magnesium to calcium ratios. The high levels of magnesium in the soil block most plants' abilities to take up other nutrients, especially calcium. Third, nickel or chromium can be present in levels toxic to plants. Fourth, the soils contain minerals formed deep in the earth that are no longer in equilibrium with their surroundings and are easily eroded. The erosion creates a distinctive, pocked landscape described by Charles Wharton as looking as though meteorites have hit it. These eroded, thin soils do not retain very water well. Finally, these soils are typically low in clay. One clay that does form, montmorillite, binds water to it so tightly that vegetation cannot access the water.
All of these factors render the serpentine soils low in both moisture and nutrients, creating difficult conditions for plants. Hence, the vegetation is often thinly dispersed, so nitrogen and organic humus cannot build in the soil and the area remains open and hot, perpetuating the unfavorable conditions.
Mafic rock is the parent rock to igneous/granite/feldspars!
The core idea is that a silica-rich mafic or ultramafic rock (the parent rock) gives rise to all other igneous rocks (and not just igneous rocks, but all rocks). LOTS MORE ON THAT PAGE....
Good clickable map on this page also... check it out!
Great site on an intro to igneous rocks!
(c) Sharon (Eby) Cornet 2011