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# Nutrient Balance Meters

I am a newbie to Cronometer. Can you give me an idea as to how to read these "dials"? Other than the indicator being straight up (and in balance perfectly) I'm not sure which way to read them. Thanks!

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Hi HeidiB,

The nutrient balances have a green zone on them showing the ideal range for each ratio. Each dial starts at zero goes up to the number shown on the right of the dial, and the ratio (calculated from your values in the nutrient targets in your diary).

We've got an explanation in our user manual here, with an example:
https://cronometer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018348631-Nutrient-Balances

Karen Stark
cronometer.com
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Green zones. Got it. Perfect. And thanks for the link!!

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Quick question. So my omega 6/3 in the green zone would be okay. But for my zinc/copper, I would just eat more copper to balance out?

One more question. The green zones will always be in the same area?

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Your ratio displayed in the middle of the gauge is found by dividing the first nutrient listed by the second. So your zinc intake divided by your copper intake is 5.8.

To increase the ratio, your zinc would need to go up (or your copper down, if you are planning your foods in advance). Though the ratio generally applies to supplemental forms of zinc and copper rather than minerals coming from foods.

Karen Stark
cronometer.com
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https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

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The answers miss the point. Answer these two questions in as few words as possible: 1) How to make the pointer move to the Left? 2) How to make the pointer move to the Right? Both answers will describe consumption of one of the two nutrients shown on the dial. KEEP IT SIMPLE.