The Essential Role Minerals Play in HealthMinerals are the cornerstones of good health, they keep your ‘battery’ going and help it maintain its ‘charge.’ Your body is composed of about 4% minerals and these vital building blocks can only be obtained through your diet.
Minerals Come From the Earth and will Eventually Return to the EarthMinerals are derived from the earth. Good soil is 45% minerals, yet soils today are deficient due to synthetic fertilizers, mono-cropping and other factors. In the US, soils now contain 86% less minerals than they did 100 years ago! When plant or animal tissues are burned or human bodies cremated, minerals (ash) are all that remain, instead of decomposing naturally taking nutrients back into soils.
Mineral Imbalance is a Worldwide EpidemicOf the 103 known minerals, 18 are necessary for good health. Calcium is the most significant mineral present in the human body. Over 1/3 of the women in America will have diagnosable osteoporosis from loss of calcium in their lifetime. These women will have lost a staggering 30% of bone mass by the time they are diagnosed. Nearly 100% of Americans have some type of joint degeneration by the time they are 40 years old. The same is likely true for Australia.
Many benefits of Minerals:
- Assist enzyme reactions, enzymes don’t work without minerals. All cells require enzymes to work & function
- Maintain the pH balance within your body
- Help nutrients to cross cell membranes
- Help to contract and relax muscles
- Regulate your body’s tissue growth
- Provide structural and functional support for your body
- sodium and
- selenium and
Best Food Sources of MineralsTwo great sources of minerals include:
- animal proteins from organic raised, grass fed animals, and
- wild seafood