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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015
J OEL F UHRMAN , MD
Zinc is a mineral essential for
immune function, growth, wound
healing, reproduction, protein
structure, neurotransmitter release
in the brain and insulin secretion,
and supports hundreds of chemical
Zinc-rich foods include beef,
oysters, crab, veal, lamb, pumpkin
and sesame seeds, pine nuts,
peanuts, soybeans, cashews, wild
rice, oats and mushrooms.
However, zinc-rich plant foods
also contain substances that inhibit
zinc absorption, phytate in particu-
lar. It is important to note, howev-
er, that phytate has beneficial
health effects despite its tendency
to lower zinc absorption.
Phytate is a storage form of
phosphorus and minerals in plant
seeds. Originally viewed as an
“anti-nutrient,” eventually benefi-
cial actions of phytate were discov-
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The presence of phytate also
reduces glycemic effects of the
foods it is present in, and may bind
toxic metals, reducing our absorp-
tion of these harmful substances.
Preliminary research has also
suggested that phytate could help
to prevent kidney stones and vas-
Grains, beans, seeds and nuts
are the foods highest in phytate. In
addition to phytate, a number of
other factors reduce zinc absorp-
tion, including older age, iron, cal-
cium, protein quality, protein
intake and folic acid.
Zinc status in vegetarians and
vegans: A 2013 review of 34 stud-
ies concluded that zinc status is
lower in vegetarians than omni-
vores; in particular in females and
Zinc requirements for those on a
completely plant-based diet are
estimated to be about 50 percent
higher than the standard recom-
mendations of 12 mg/day for
females, 16.5 mg/day for males.
Therefore, in addition to eating
natural foods containing zinc it is
reasonable to take extra supple-
mental zinc to assure adequacy on
a vegan or near-vegan diet.
Some people may have higher
requirements. In scientific studies,
blood zinc concentrations are con-
sistently lower in depressed vs.
The severity of depression was
found to increase with the magni-
tude of the zinc deficiency.
Because of these findings, zinc
supplementation is being investi-
gated as an adjunct treatment for
depression, with promising results.
The association between low
zinc and depression appears to be
stronger in women compared to
Zinc and the prostate: Normal
prostate cells contain very high
levels of zinc, higher than any
other body tissue. However, if
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prostate cells become cancerous,
they lose their ability to accumu-
There is evidence that zinc has
anti-cancer effects in the prostate,
however, the relationship between
zinc and prostate cancer risk is
Some studies have reported
increased risk, some have reported
decreased risk, and others found no
relationship at all.
Men who had been supplement-
ing with 15 mg or more zinc per
day had a 66 percent decrease in
the risk of advanced prostate can-
cer compared to men who didn’t
There was no association
between zinc supplements and
overall prostate cancer-except in
men who ate more vegetables.
Importantly, the authors found that
men who both supplemented 15
mg or more of zinc per day and had
a higher intake of vegetables did
have a reduced risk of overall
However, men taking the same
amount of supplemental zinc with
a lower intake of vegetables did
not reduce their risk.
Another study found that long-
term (10 or more years) supple-
mentation with zinc was associated
with a 53 percent reduction in
breast cancer risk.
Dr. Fuhrman is a New York
Times best-selling author and
board certified family physician
specializing in lifestyle and nutri-
questions and comments to news-
We would love for you to support one or as many as possible!
“How do you help our community?” Raﬄ e 11-3
Pancake Breakfast 7-11 Start your day off with a delicious serving of hot pancakes and scrambled eggs to benefi t
“Imagine No Malaria” and the Florence Food Share at United Methodist Church, 333 Kingwood
POWER Walk (run, jog, stroll, skip, whatever) 9:00
Th is is the offi cial beginning of the Power of Florence. Join us for a beautiful walk that loops through Old
Town. Wear your Power of Florence t-shirt if you have one. T-shirts will be available for sale at the walk.
Leashed pets welcome! Walk begins at 990 2nd St.
PARTY IN THE PARKING LOT: (GROCERY OUTLET)
Beavers vs. Ducks Food Collecting Contest 10-3
Which team has stronger supporters and bigger hearts for helping feed the hungry in our community? Is it
Beaver fans or Duck fans? Drop off your donated money or food in support of the Beavers or Ducks team in
the Grocery Outlet Parking lot.
Ink Cartridge and Small Electronic Collection 10-3
Siuslaw Genealogy Society will have a collection container for your empty ink jet and toner cartridges and
small electronics. Th ey support the cost of Ancestry.com <http://Ancestry.com> at our library for everyone’s
use. Laptops, cell phones, gps, cameras, etc. are all accepted no matter their condition.
Get a free raﬄ e card for at the Power of Florence booth. Ask each agency in the parking lot “How do you help
our community?” Enter your fully marked card for a chance to win a $25 gift certifi cate to Restobar or Craig’s
Bloodmobile Blood Drive 11-2
Donating your blood could save up to 3 lives! Sponsored by Lane Blood Bank
Will be handing out their Teen and Family directory with contact information for multiple agencies.
Poems, Prayers and Promises 11-3
Stop by and have a poem written for you, a prayer said for you or pick a promise from the bible. Sponsored by
St. Andrew’s Church.
Little Free Libraries Book Drive 11-3
10 year old Ava LOVES to read and is sharing her love of reading with others. Last summer she started a
“Little Free Library”. She is collecting gently used adult and children’s books to share in her library.
SERVICE PROJECTS: Bring water, gloves, sunscreen and tools (for Scotch Broom: loppers, hand pruners
and small hand saws).
Munsel Lake Road Park 8:00
Chili and Cornbread Sale 11-2
Also, watermelon, strawberry shortcake and water fundraiser to benefi t Helping Hands Coalition.
Boy Scout Troop 721 will be redoing the fence and planting plants.
Highway 126 Roadside Clean-Up 9:00
Minutes of Gold 11-3
Will have an informational booth sharing their mission of creating and donating layettes for stillborn babies to
help families during their time of tragedy.
Florence Area Democrats will be cleaning up the fi rst 2 miles on both sides of the Highway.
Yard Maintenance at Post Offi ce 8:30
Th e Crossroads Assembly of God church will be weeding and beautifying the grounds at the Post Offi ce.
Needed: Hearing-Aids, Glasses, Cell Phones 10-3
Th e Florence-Siuslaw Lions Club will be collecting used hearing-aids, eyeglasses, cell phones.
LIVE Music and Entertainment 11:00-3:00
11:30-12:00 Jason Wood’s Voice Students preform
12:00 Mayor Joe Henry and Kaylee Graham speak
12:10-1:30 Blues/Rock Musician David Weigan
1:30-2:30 Local Musician and Vocalist Marty Adams
2:30-3:00 CROW Song and Dance Camp students will be perfoming songs and dances.
7 Park Clean-ups and Beautifi cations 10:00
Meet at Miller Park at 10:00 in covered area. Volunteers will be informed and sent to various locations for
work. Free BBQ for their volunteers to follow. Beautifying Veteran’s Memorial Park, Gallagher’s Park , Pep-
peroaks Park, Old Town Park Gazebo, Miller Park, Dog Park, and Florence Senior Center.
Scotch Broom Removal 10:00
Help remove invasive Scotch Broom at Heceta Dunes (corner of Joshua Lane and Nautilus) Sponsored by the
U.S. Forest Service.
Rolling Dunes Park Beautifi cation 10:00
Hamburger & Hotdog BBQ 11-3
Get your delicious hamburgers and hotdogs hot off the grill. All proceeds benefi t the Florence Area Humane
Society and supports caring for the animals.
Stuff the Van for Humane Society 11-3
Delta Gamma will be working at the park, pulling weeds and spreading bark dust.
Cleaning Gutters at Chamber of Commerce 10:00
Th e Florence Area Ambassadors will be cleaning the gutters at the Chamber of Commerce.
Collecting pet food to support shelter animals and to help community members feed their animals when they
can’t aff ord to, helping to keep pets with their families so that they don’t have to give them up.
Lemonade for Love 11-3
Wilbur’s Crescent 10:00
Kiwanis will be weeding Wilbur’s Crescent
2 Habitat for Humanity Home Projects
6 year old Keeton will be selling delicious, ice-cold sweet lemonade for Siuslaw Outreach Services.
Ford Family Foundation 11-3
Yard clean-ups, painting, and home repairs.
Landscaping at Siuslaw Elementary 10:00
Informational booth and an opportunity to share your hopes and dreams for our community’s future. Share
your ideas and enter to win a gift certifi cate!
OPB Employees will be assisting in putting in landscaping for the new Kindergarten building.
Landscape Maintenance on Caputo Island 9:00
Florence Rotarians will be weeding and beautifying Caputo Island on corner of Hwy 126 and Hwy 101.
Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program will share photos and information on its programs in the Siuslaw
watershed. Membership forms available.
90 by 30 11-3
Th e 90 by 30 Initiative is a county-wide eff ort with one bold goal: to reduce child abuse and neglect 90% by
2030 in Lane County, Oregon
FAHS Kitten and Cat Adoption 11-3
A few of the adorable cats and kittens, cared for by the Humane Society will be available.
Lavender Sale 11-3
Volunteers from the Humane Society will be selling lavender. All proceeds will benefi t the Humane Society.
Popcorn and Cotton Candy Fundraiser 11-3
Th e Florence Area PTA is raising money to support the Food Backpack Program for kids.
Power of Florence T-shirt Sales/ Info. 11-3
Buy your t-shirt for only $10 while they last. Find more information about Power of Florence.
Also, special green edition is in support of our veterans and all proceeds will be donated to the Oregon Coast
Planting Trees and Landscape 9-12
Friends of Honeyman will be planting trees and landscaping at East Woahink Day Use off Canary Rd.
KXCR Yard Clean-up Party 8:30-12:00
Aft er the yard clean-up they will have a potluck luncheon. Bring a healthy food to share.
New Life Lutheran Church Painting in Parking Lot
Painting of directional signs in the parking lot 1833 Tamarack
OTHER GREAT EVENTS:
Car Wash & Bake Sale for CROW 9-2
Get your car washed and shiny! CROW is raising money to support the new CROW building. Car Wash at
OPB from 9-2
Pie and Ice Cream Social 1-4
Van Fans Pie and Ice Cream social to support the Van Fans. Tickets are $5 each. Each ticket is entered into a
raﬄ e drawing, as well. Musical entertainment will be provided. Located at FEC, 715 Quince Street.
Habitat ReStore Accepting Donations 10-3
Clean out your own garage and bring in donations of used fi xtures, sinks, faucets, windows, doors, etc.
Real Food Co-op help 10-6
Stop in at the Real Food Co-op 1379 Rhododendron, they will have a list of volunteer opportunities.
Email Kaylee at poweroffl email@example.com or 541-997-8778
post on Power of Florence’s facebook page to tell her what yo u did for Power of Florence.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Getting enough zinc on plant-based diet