The importance of minerals to our health has been overlooked for generations. Minerals are the basic constituents of all matter and they are integral to the creation of living cells hence they are known as the building blocks of the body. To give an example of this
• The formation of blood cells need iron, calcium, and phosphorous
• The formation of nerve cells need potassium, iron, sodium and calcium phosphates
It becomes obvious that if there were a deficiency of just one mineral then effective or complete repair and efficient functioning of the cells in which that mineral predominated would be impossible. Do remember cells naturally die and reproduce themselves all the time in our bodies.
"Minerals in the soil control the metabolism of plants, animals and man. All of life will be either healthy or unhealthy according to the fertility of the soil."
Dr Alexus Carrel, 1912 Nobel Prize Winner
Every country in the world is malnourished especially in relation to minerals. 1992 Earth Summit Report found that mineral depletion of the soil is over 76% in Europe and 80% in the USA. There is a Nutritional Gap or as it is now called Hidden Hunger in most people today, and even a wholesome diet of organic food will not always be able to supply the mineral nutrient requirement in total. So the question to ask yourself ‘How can I Bridge The Nutritional Gap naturally?’ Lifespring Colloidal Minerals, have a read!
Plants can manufacture vitamins but they cannot manufacture minerals, these have to be in the soil for the plants to take up via their root system.
In 1936, 70 years ago, the USA Senate saw the growing problem of farming and nutrition. Here is a quote from the 74th Congress, 2nd Session.
"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 them".