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[2] 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[2] 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.[35] 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):

Slowly available 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 and drying.

Here we can look at Gorilla behavior, they eat CLAY !   well documented

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

http://pearl1.lanl.gov/periodic/elements/19.html

Potassium's mobility is usually driven by its diffusion through water films that surround the soil particles. Because there is less water in the soil during dry weather, potassium is less available to plants during droughts than when soil moisture is optimal.

I know that in places like Ohio the soil is mostly bog. Bog leaches out mineral content , there are high potassium levels in the water, therefore the plants too.

AND

How about radio active potassium? Scroll down to theory, give statistics on types of potassium

http://facweb.stvincent.edu/l2l/tmcnulty/Granite_Lab.htm



 

More on potassium and the ground, plants, etc.

 

Alkaline Soil A soil condition which is the opposite of acid soil. An abundance of lime, potassium and other mineral creates alkaline soil.

 

INTERESTING!!! A lot of questions answered here...

Scroll down about 2/3's of the way to read about the potassium section...

Potassium/Potash (K) — The flow of water in plant cells is regulated by potassium. It’s necessary for flowering, fruiting and disease resistance. It also plays an important role in the formation of chlorophyll. Wood ash, crushed granite or sulfate of potash, a synthetic ash, are all good sources.

 

Mafic rock = low-potassium... opposite areas here... wonder if BF sightings are lacking in these areas???

Soils

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!

From: http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/IgnRx/IgEvweb.html 

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....

 

From: http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/IgnRx/magmatyp.html

Good clickable map on this page also... check it out!

 

Magma Types      Igneous rocks come in four basic varieties, ultramafic, mafic, intermediate, and felsic (red text is clickable to samples). These rocks are each composed of different suites of minerals, and are derived from magmas and lavas which have different properties.
      Furthermore, each of these magma types (and their rocks) tend to be generated and located in specific places on the earth. Or in terms of geologic processes, each magma type is generated by a specific set of tectonic processes.
     The minerals found in the rocks of each magma type can be related to Bowen's Reaction Series. BRS shows the relationship among the 8 rock forming minerals (see below). For example, minerals at the top of the series tend to be iron and magnesium rich, low in silica, very hot, and produce dark colored minerals, such a pyroxene, amphibole, and Ca plagioclase.
     Minerals from the bottom of BRS tend to be rich is sodium and potassium, high in silica, cooler in temperature, and produce light colored minerals, such as Na plagioclase, orthoclase, and quartz.

 


 

 

 

 

Great site on an intro to igneous rocks!

http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/IgnRx/Introigrx.html 

 

 

 

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(c) Sharon (Eby) Cornet 2011