All the substance of our bodies is made up of minerals in the end and
all of these are found in our surroundings — the air, the soil and our water
supply. Here are your main essential components, listed according to the total
weight of each that your body contains:
- Smaller traces of Germanium, Molybdenum and
Nickel also seem essential for healthy life. There are many more,
including Fluorine, which are present but inessential to your body.
They arise from environmental contamination and you put up with them.
- The three elements underlined are the basic chemicals used to fertilize soil
in modern farming practice and the four elements in capitals are either
officially supplemented in basic foodstuffs or over-abundant in water supplies.
That leaves thirteen essential minerals that are left to look after themselves.
- In practice agricultural soils are now commonly deficient in
Manganese and Selenium.
Plants never go short of Oxygen, Hydrogen or Carbon as they can get them from
moisture or as gases in the atmosphere. But they cannot make up for deficiencies
in these five metals and are bound to leave animals and people that eat them
deficient as well.
- The mineral composition of the sea is very different and you might expect
that sea food would compensate for mineral deficiencies in foods grown on land.
In practice the benefits are insufficient and many seafoods are now heavily
contaminated with toxic metals that are dumped at sea. This means that whatever
your diet consists of, mineral balance is not guaranteed unless all your food
comes from well composted ’organic’ soils — something few people can
manage these days.
- Many people who are now vaguely unwell or inefficient, or who appear to be
suffering from multiple allergies and intolerances
or who seem unable to conceive turn out to be deficient in minerals essential for these functions. There are no
adequate and recognised tests that can be done under the NHS to prove it, and
private analysis of hair or blood is expensive. Medical dowsing
may cost less, but you should choose your dowser carefully if you mean to act
only on his results.
- What to do
- 1. If you are well, vine fruits (raisins especially) and
Honey Cider Vinegar
and Egg Nog recipes are the cost-effective ways to top up and balance the mineral content of your
diet. Get used to having one or other regularly and eat the skins of vegetables,
fruits and fish wherever you can — that’s where the minerals are.
- 2. Muscle cramps are an early sign of mineral imbalance that usually responds
very nicely to a mineral supplement. Tablets of Kelp (an edible seaweed) may be
sufficient, but do not continue taking more than one daily after the first few
weeks: the iodine content is too high, and may put your thyroid gland in
over-drive. If one Kelp tablet daily is insufficient to control your symptoms,
change to Multimineral (see next).
- 3. Any other more serious or debilitating condition deserves proper
correction. There are few that really work well: one preparation that really works
well and that we recommend is — Multimineral,
manufactured by NDS. Beware of cheap alternatives and even some expensive ones — there
is no guarantee that their impressive list of mineral contents will actually get
into your body. Two daily of the NDS product will be efficiently
absorbed and provide 50% of your daily needs of all its contents. Within about
six months you will have corrected all those deficiencies that are within your
bodies scope and should experience a very satisfactory improvement in your
- 4. If you are still suffering, you should consult a naturopath or holistic
doctor to explore what more profound deficiencies or needs you have. These may
need detailed correction in high potency: do not attempt this yourself.
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