"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
"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."
"This talk about minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a realization
of the importance of minerals in food is so new that the text books on nutritional
dietetics contain very little about it. Nevertheless, it is something that concerns
all of us, and the further we delve into it the more startling it becomes."
"You'd think, wouldn't you, that a carrot is a carrot - that one is about
as good as another as far as nourishment is concerned? But it isn't; one carrot
may look and taste like another and yet be lacking in the particular mineral
element which our system requires and which carrots are supposed to contain."
"Laboratory test prove that the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the eggs,
and even the milk and the meats of today are not what they were a few generations
ago (which doubtless explains why our foregathers thrived on a selection of
foods that would starve us!)"
"No man today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his stomach
with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health, because his stomach isn't
big enough to hold them! And we are turning into big stomachs."
"No longer does a balanced and fully nourishing diet consist merely of so
many calories or certain vitamins or fixed proportion of starches, proteins
and carbohydrates. We know that our diets must contain in addition something
like a score of minerals salts."
"It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99% of the American
people are deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any
one of the more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of
the balance, any considerable lack or one or another element, however microscopic
the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer, shorten our lives."
"We know that vitamins are complex chemical substances which are indispensable
to nutrition, and that each of them is of importance for normal function of
some special structure in the body. Disorder and disease result from any vitamin
deficiency. It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the
body's appropriation of minerals, and in the absence of minerals they have no
function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals,
but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless."
"Certainly our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals
we take into our systems than upon calories of vitamins or upon the precise
proportions of starch, protein of carbohydrates we consume."
"This discovery is one of the latest and most important contributions of
science to the problem of human health."