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Where Are Minerals in Your Diet?

"Balanced diet"? It's a lie.

Even if you are eating healthy, balanced foods, and taking vitamins daily, your body is still almost certainly lacking vital nutrients, starving for missing nutrition.

You Say You Don't Believe It?

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.

Do You Or Your Family Have a Dangerous Mineral Deficiency?

Take this easy survey:
Do any of the following apply to you? (If you see one or more, you may have a major mineral or trace mineral deficiency!)

Chronic tiredness; recurrent yeast infections/candida; cramps (in legs at night, during menstrual period, muscle spasms, etc); irritability; premenstrual distress; irregular heartbeats; cold extremities; constipation; heart disease; hyperactivity; liver problems; muscular weakness or imbalance; low resistance to infection; low energy; dizziness upon standing or getting up; frequent urination; always thirsty; impotence; infertility; premature graying of the hair; premature wrinkles; sagging skin; thin skin; tendency to get infections; a cold or flu every year, itchy scalp or skin; pain and swelling around joints, stiffness after resting; rapid weight gain; rapid pulse; low libido; pale and anemic;mood swings/irritability; dry hair; constipation; soft tooth enamel; brittle nails.

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 - almost 60 years ago - US Senate Document 264 lamented the lack of mineral nutrition in our food. It's worse now. How did we get in 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 when the soil became depleted.

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 3-5 years, one of the kids would die. Dad would get consumption. The cow would dry up. The tomato plants wouldn't grow more than a foot, and wouldn't 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 3-5 more years, another child would die, and Ma would get consumption in winter. Tomato plants wouldn't grow higher than a foot, and wouldn't 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? Bad Luck?

No, worse! The soil was being depleted. Crops took minerals out of the soil, nothing put them back in. The only way to beat that 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 hundreds of miles upstream. If you were lucky enough to have a piece of bottom land, you didn't have to move. The fertilizer would come to you.

But if you were out on the prairie with no river carrying mineral-rich earth to renew your soil, then every 3-5 years you would have to pick up and move. Otherwise, your whole family would starve to death, because 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.

Fertilizers - 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, Phosphorous & 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¢ a bushel ... and nobody would buy it. He'd be out of business.

It takes 3-5 years to exhaust the soil. We started fertilizing about 1900, so we've been putting NPK into the soil for 94 years - which means that for 88+ years, the soil has been exhausted except for what the plants minimally need.

What Plants Can't Do For You.

The fact is that animals and human beings require about 90 nutrients between 45 & 60 minerals, 12 essential amino acids, 16+ vitamins, 3 essential fatty acids. And for 88 years, only 3 have been put into the soil.

Do You Have Symptoms of a Mineral Deficiency? Take This Quiz

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 take a vitamin-mineral tablet, you are often taking what is called "metallic minerals" You can 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. Then 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, or are extracted from sea salts. Supposedly, too much of some of these elements could have toxic effects on your body. Human beings are NOT able to efficiently absorb them or use them. Certain animals are able to, but we are not. Nevertheless, that's where the minerals in most mineral tablets come from.

There is another form of minerals, available in the Plant Derived Mineral product.These don't come from rocks & soil. They are neither metallic nor salts.

A 70,000,000-Year-Old Humic Mineral Bonanza.

Plant Derived Minerals

The Plant Derived Minerals come from humic shale. What's that? Well, it's prehistoric plant life in its concentrated form. This form of minerals was first discovered on a Utah mountaintop and sold in 1926, as "Clark's Mineral Water." That was almost 70 years ago, so we're not talking about some brand-new, unproven product. Plant derived minerals are STILL harvested on that mountain today, from a 70-million year old humic shale deposit. The air was full of oxygen back then, not like today. Some trees grew 25 feet A YEAR! Earth was a nutrient-rich environment. Animal life like the Brontosaurus ate lots of minerals back when it was in plant form. And you know how big THEY got!

How did minerals get into the plants back then? Of course, they came from soil & rock. But through natural photosynthesis, they became part of the plants.

And THAT made them colloidal, which is our key word for today. Comparing colloidal minerals to rock and shell-based minerals is like comparing filet mignon to gristle. Colloidal minerals have a negative electrical charge, and each particle is hundreds of times smaller than a metallic mineral. The colloidals stay suspended in water rather than going into solution because of the negative charge and their size/weight ratio.

Expert chemists say the reason colloidals are non-toxic is because of their plant or vegetable source, and their negative electrical charge. For example, iodine in colloidal form is one of the elements essential for human cells. But, if you drank even 2 or 3 grains of free iodine, it would kill you. In colloidal form, it is not only harmless, it is beneficial. The same is true for trace amounts of arsenic, lead, aluminum and other minerals considered toxic.

Colloidals are the smallest particles that matter can be divided into while still keeping its individual characteristics. The particles range from 0.01 millionths of an inch to 10 millionths of an inch in size. The smaller ones cannot be seen with any microscope. Their small size gives colloidal minerals an enormous surface area, and special properties of absorption for your body, as opposed to rock and shell-based minerals. One teaspoon of colloidals can have a total surface area of over 127 acres, with billions of tiny electrically charged minerals.

Soil with a similar amount of minerals, but metallic, have particles which are hundreds or thousands of times larger, and positively charged, which makes a big difference. You can't absorb them. If you're starving and you eat soil, you would get no nourishment. Your body just can't absorb inorganic minerals efficiently, nor can it convert them. Only a plant can take dead soil out of the earth and make live material that your body can use.

Do Your Blood a Favor: Use Colloidal Trace Minerals.

Colloidal minerals are truly the most efficient way to get your minerals. You can absorb 98% of them. They are liquid. They have a small particle size. To give you a comparison: a red blood cell is 7 microns. A colloidal mineral particle is 0.01 micron (or less): that is 1/7000th the size of a red blood cell.

Minerals move around in our bodies through our blood, and we store minerals in our cells. The small size of colloidal minerals is ideal. The negative charge means they stay in solution or suspension - they don't settle out. They are very, very absorbable.

If you're going to spend money for minerals, you should get the highest value for your dollar. Plus, it is far easier to get kids to take liquid minerals than any big pills. Most kids' products don't contain many minerals anyway. Read the labels they have maybe one mineral, or five, or fifteen at most. And the other 40+ minerals humans need? In fact, you don't get the minerals or the balanced nutrition you and your family need to help manage stress and stay vital.

Do You Have Symptoms of a Mineral Deficiency? Take This Quiz

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