Cobalt stimulates the production of red blood cells and helps regulate nervous system functions. It is recommended for the treatment of nerve-related disorders:

– spasms

– migraines

– hot flushes

– palpitations

Cobalt is found mainly in foods of animal origin. Including meat, milk and dairy products, and seafood.

Magnesium deficiencies are common, especially among persons on weight-loss diets, since magnesium-rich foods are also generally high in calories. Other groups likely to develop a magnesium deficiency are:

– pregnant or lactating women

– alcoholics

– persons who are undernourished

– persons suffering from certain health problems (improper intestinal absorption, pancreatitis, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, etc.).

Palpitations are a primary symptom of a magnesium deficiency. To compensate for a lack of magnesium, eat more of the following foods:

– cocoa and chocolate

– whole grains and whole grain bread

– whole grain rice

– oleaginous fruit

– mollusks

– dried legumes

Use wheat germ (available in health food stores) to season salads, soups, cooked vegetables, etc., and instead of bread crumbs when preparing breaded dishes. Also try to add raw spinach, beet or dandelion leaves to your salads, and some chopped almonds or smoked oysters to cooked green vegetables. Lentils, beans, chick peas, broccoli and all types of cabbage can be served cold, seasoned with some chopped shallots or onion and a little olive oil.