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Chemical pollution of the air, water and soil on which everything alive depends is already a critical survival issue. Even if every government in the world took this to heart immediately, the imbalances and deficiencies we now face would take several generations to correct. Meanwhile we have to defend ourselves against the poisonous effects of the pollution itself and to redress the deficiencies and imbalances it causes in our food.
 
The Pollution Problem
 
Chemists describe the effects of pollutants on our bodies mainly in terms of free radical damage. Free radicals are chemical splinters, broken from our tissues by the impact of radiation or by strong reaction with a pollutant chemical. The loose ends they leave behind on our tissues are neutralised by oxygen, or oxidised, and cease to be effective in our bodies. Oxygen itself can be smashed up into free radicals of atomic oxygen. All free radicals are very energetic and react powerfully in their turn to create yet more free radicals. Since each impact creates more than one new free radical the whole effect is a chain reaction of multiple damage.
 
For this reason we now rely heavily on a class of nutrients known as free radical scavengers or ant-oxidants to mop up pollutants and the oxidising free radicals produced by them, so as to minimise the damage they can cause. Good examples of natural free radical scavengers are Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and the mineral Selenium. These are present in nutritional quantities in a good diet but for this additional purpose we need more. The replete food-state anti-oxidant is, in our opinion, the best supplement yet formulated for this purpose.
 
Our problems do not, unfortunately, end there. Chemical treatment of plants drastically reduces the fungi, bacteria and other living creatures in the soil. These are essential to the healthy growth of plants. Bacteria digest powdered rock to make the minerals it contains available as food for plants, and fungi surrounding the plant roots provide the means for transferring these minerals to the plants from bacteria. Since the soil now lacks both, plants cannot get enough of the minerals they need to make their flesh or tissue. This problem cannot be corrected by artificial fertilisers — the minerals they contain are not formed as the plant needs them and cannot be built properly into plant tissue.
 
Mineral Crisis
 
Consequently all the foods from which we construct our diets are deficient in tissue or food-state minerals. We need food-state minerals to make our own tissues properly — otherwise we could just eat soil! Fertiliser minerals present in the fluids of conventional vegetables are no more use to us than they were to the plant they grew on. And, since the same applies to animals fed vegetables and grown as food for humans, meat does not provide the answer. Sea-food helps a little but does not solve the problem since sea-water and our bodies have a different mineral balance.
 
So the biggest problem facing human beings is not vitamin shortage but mineral deficiency and imbalance. This is the basis of our increasing problems with osteoporosis, chronic fatigue and poor immunity. It contributes to our disastrous susceptibility to cancer and heart disease. Conventional supplements of minerals do not solve the problem — they are no more than edible powdered rock. That is why the invention of the food-state process is so important — it short-circuits the soil problem and provides minerals directly in a tissue form which our bodies can make full use of. There is no doubt that food-state technology will eventually replace all others in the nutrient supplement industry, with far more successful and totally safe results.
 
Mineral Requirements
 
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:

organic gm major inorganic gm trace inorganic gm
Oxygen 43,000 Calcium 1,000 Iron 4.3
Carbon 16,000 Phosphorus 780 Zinc 2.4
Hydrogen 7,000 Sulphur 140 Copper 0.07
Nitrogen 1,800 Potassium 140 Chromium 0.04
    Sodium 100 Iodine 0.03
    Chlorine 95 Manganese 0.03
    Magnesium 19 Cobalt 0.02
    Silicon 18 Selenium 0.01
        Germanium,
Molybdenum,
Nickel
 
The three elements underlined are the basic chemicals used to fertilise 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 Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium, 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.
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 food-state Magnesium or food-state Multimineral.
    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.
    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 health.
  3. A sensible set of supplements for a good general diet is one each of food-state Anti-oxidant and food-state multimineral, plus one each of food-state magnesium and food-state calcium. If you never recall dreaming, add one or two tablets each morning of food-state vitamin B complex. Ensure that you have at least some live, raw food each day such as grated carrot or fresh sproutings. If you are prone to colds add cod liver oil and perhaps have propolis standing by.

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