THE MYTH OF THE BALANCED DIET
Recent research indicates that most people in the US have at least one hidden
deficiency of a major mineral such as calcium or magnesium. Deficiencies in
your intake of food, water, and even oxygen can be hard to spot. But over time,
they can lead to degenerative diseases, and then death.
MINERALS BEFORE VITAMINS?
YES! Lacking vitamins, the body can use minerals. But without minerals, vitamins
are worthless. You may think you're getting your minerals in a "balanced diet"
. But chances are, if you're not supplementing your diet with absorbable minerals,
you're one of the 95% of americans lacking in at least one major mineral, and
a host of trace minerals. Back in 1936 - 60 years ago - US Senate Document 264
lamented the lack of mineral nutrition in our food. It's 60 years worse now.
HOW DID WE GET INTO THIS PREDICAMENT?
HOW OUR ANCESTORS DIED
In the early 1800's Americans began to cross the Great Plains. What you don't
know is that they never just settled in one place. Every 3-5 years, they had
to pick up and move. They would start a little farm in Kansas or Nebraska, with
a milk cow, a couple of pigs, some sheep and a few kids. After three to five
years, one of the kids would die. Dad would get consumption. The cow would dry
up . The tomato plants would not grow more than a foot, and would not make tomatoes.
So they were about to starve; and if they made it through the winter, they would
throw all their belongings in a wagon, and move a hundred miles west. There
they would set up again. In three to five more years, another child would die,
and Ma would get consumption in winter. Tomato plants would not grow higher
than a foot, and would not make tomatoes. The cow would dry up. If they survived
the winter, they'd throw everything in the wagon, and they would move west again.
EVIL SPIRITS IN OUR TOMATOES
No worse! The soil was being depleted. Crops took minerals out of the soil;
nothing put them back in. The only way to beat the cycle was to own a piece
of bottom land . Wealthy farmers owned the bottom land. When it flooded, they
would get new topsoil, silt and nutrition from hundred of miles upstream. If
you were lucky enough to have a piece of bottom land, you did not have to move.
The fertilizer would come to you. The Egyptians realized this 5000 years ago
and worshiper the Nile river for its yearly life giving floods.
But if you were out on the prairie with no river, every 3 - 5 years you would
have to move. Otherwise, your whole family would starve to death, for there
would be nothing left in the soil.
So by this process.....repeated tens of thousands of times over the last
200 years.....the settlers were actually strip-mining the nutrients from the
soils. And if there are no nutrients in the soil, there is no way your tomatoes
or carrots or apples or potatoes can have nutrients in them.
DON'T BE FOOLED BY TECHNOLOGY
Commercial fertilizer came on the market about 1900. Did this solve the problem?
Hardly, it created more.
Next time you go to your garden center, look closely at the ingredients in
the fertilizer. Nitrogen, Phosphorus & Potassium (NPK) . That's it.....no more.
WHY? No matter what kind of plant- whether potatoes, okra, corn, wheat, eggplant,
carrots or broccoli, NPK fertilizer is all that is needed to get the maximum
yield per acre. That's the minimal nutrition plants need..
So that's all the farmer gives them. But don't blame him....if he put a lot
of other minerals in the soil , his wheat would cost an extra 25 cents per bushel...and
nobody would buy it. He'd be out of business.
Let's see...it takes 3 - 5 years to exhaust the soil. We started fertilizing
about 1900, so we've been putting NPK into the soil for 96 years-which means
that for 90+ years, the soil has been exhausted except for what the plants minimally
WHAT TOMATOES CAN'T DO FOR YOU
The fact is that animals and human beings require about 90 nutrients - between
45 & 60 minerals, 3 essential fatty acids. And for 90 + years, only three have
been put back into the soil.
We know that plants can make amino acids. They can make most vitamins, and
they can make varying amounts of essential fatty acids.
BUT NOTHING CAN MAKE A MINERAL !!!!!
Does this begin to concern you a little bit? It did concern me when I realized
it. We NEED those minerals. Plants can't make them, so where do they come from?
WHAT THE VITAMIN CROWD NEVER TELLS YOU
ABOUT THEIR SUPPLEMENTS
When you are taking a vitamin-mineral tablet, you are taking what is called
"METALLIC MINERALS" You only absorb 8-12% of these metallic minerals, the rest
passes through you. If you talk to a chiropractor who x-rays patients, he'll
tell you what he sometimes sees lined up in the small intestines: WHOLE VITAMIN
& MINERAL TABLETS, like little boxcars, taking a long ride through the intestines.
Before you can use even the normal 8-12% of a metallic mineral, the WHOLE
mineral must be broken down by your body. That's asking a lot of a body unless
it's already in top shape.
The health food industry had a problem in the late 70's, they developed "chelated"
minerals: wrapping amino acids or protein around the minerals helps the body
metabolize them. This results in slightly over 50% absorption at best.
Keep in mind....metallic minerals (also known as elemental minerals or salts)
come from oyster shell, calcium carbonate, limestone, clay, sea salts. Supposedly,
too much of some of these elements can have toxic effects on your body. Human
beings are not able to efficiently absorb them or to use them. Certain animals
are, but we are not. Nevertheless, that's where the minerals in most mineral
tablets come from.
BEFORE VITAMINS ??
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