Minerals Foundation for Health

Posted on July 31, 2008. Filed under: health, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , |

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A Biochemist I know told me last year that without minerals we cannot process or synthesise vitamins from food, and as the basis for many of the cellular chemical processes minerals are needed for all health. Now that sounds great and we get lots of minerals from our food, don’t we.

Don’t be so sure. Here in Australia and also in New Zealand, the US and many other countries farmers have been relying on phosphate fertilisers for many years and our soils are now very depleted of many essential minerals and trace elements.

The best summary of this problem is by Dr. William A. Albrecht, Chairman of the Department of Soils at the University of Missouri, who said:

A declining soil fertility, due to a lack of organic material, major elements, and trace minerals, is responsible for poor crops and in turn for pathological conditions in animals fed deficient foods from such soils, and that mankind is no exception.”

Dr Albrecht goes further to unequivocally lay the blame:

NPK formulas, as legislated and enforced by State Departments of Agriculture, mean malnutrition, attack by insects, bacteria and fungi, weed takeover, crop loss in dry weather, and general loss of mental acuity in the population, leading to degenerative metabolic disease and early death.”

This warning to the American people in Senate Document No 246, says it all”Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins, or upon precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume.

Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until depleted soils from which our food comes are brought into proper mineral balance?

The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables and grains) now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving us – no matter how much of them we eat. No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the minerals he requires for perfect health because his stomach isn’t big enough to hold them.

The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren’t worth eating as food… Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume.”

Here in Australia things are no better with Australian doctor Igor Talbizion, a Perth doctor who lectures on the subject of nutrition all around the world (Fellow of ACNEM) states about selenium in our soils:
“Selenium deficiency is very well hidden from doctors and the general population. Any one mentioning it is immediately eye suspiciously rather like an alien abductee would be. Selenium? Oh that conspiracy again! Funnily enough, all the farmers know about it (I guess they couldn’t kill all of them off now could they?) So do the Agriculture department and the dieticians and the nutritionists and even some pharmacists.” I Talbrizion

So what are we to do? Finding a good quality mineral product on the market is not easy, however they can be sourced and it is worth putting the whole family on it, even the children. Minerals can change your life for the better in so many ways.

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[…] Original post by wamfitandwell […]

Hi, Barb Lee here in Oregon, USA. Have had long and painful journey to balanced soil fertility according to Albrecht. Have started a blog about putting the principles into action. Please visit: http://albrechtsanimals.typepad.com/my_weblog/ It’s so important for those of us who “know” to network and find ways to get the word out. Best regards, Barb

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