Minerals are the foundational building blocks of all forms of matter and life. Discover the role that minerals and mineral-rich superfoods play in building high levels of physical health!
Did you know that most of America’s agricultural land was documented to be depleted of the majority of essential minerals and nutrients as early as the 1930’s? Senate document no. 264 of the 74th congress, second session, 1936, states:
“…Commercially grown food today has almost no nutritional value. The fruits, vegetables, and grains we eat today are starving us to death; no man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his body with the minerals he requires to stay healthy.”
Partially due to the rapid rise in health complaints in America traceable directly to mineral deficiencies, the role of minerals, trace minerals and M-state elements in maintaining health is now a widely studied science. Why are minerals so important to physical health?
The Building Blocks of DNA and RNA
The Periodic Table of 117 Elements form the basic building blocks of Nature. They are the physical foundations of both basic and complex forms of matter. Our DNA and RNA are built solely of just a few of these elements — phosphate, carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen.
Varying combinations of just four of the five elements — carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen, are used to construct the amino acid chains that form our DNA and RNA. Phosphate, in combination with a sugar made up of these same four elements, form the structural spiral that holds the various chains of amino acids together. Amino acids form the basis of proteins which in turn build a cell.
An interesting side note is, that a single cell (which is less than a millimeter long) contains two meters of DNA! http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/dna/dna.htm
Proteins, chromosomes, genes, cells, tissues, organs, glands and bone are further developments of the DNA. They are built by forming more complex structures using additional elements of the Periodic Chart.
What does this mean? Our body is a highly developed combination of the Period Table of Elements. If our body were to be in short supply of one or more of these elements, particularly the 5 basic building blocks of the DNA, isn’t it likely that a few basic body functions could begin to deteriorate?
There are 117 known elements related to the Periodic Table, of which 94 are comonly found on the earth. Minerals are typically either pure forms, or combinations of, the 94 common elements. There are over 4,000 minerals known to exist, with more being discovered all the time.
Minerals are recognized as essential to the construction and performance of thousands of chemical, hormonal and enzymatic processes in the body. Silica, the most essential macro mineral, for example, is required for all connective tissue development. Silica is also required to make other minerals more bioavailable.
Without a sufficient supply of minerals, the body is limited in its ability to manufacture these essential body builders and regulators. To not supply the body with an adequate stock of bioavailable minerals is like asking a mason to build a brick wall without providing the bricks. Bring the bricks on site and the building of the wall can begin. Stock the body with an adequate supply of minerals, then thousands of biological processes can move forward with ease and efficiency. The body will simply clean house and heal itself.
My Personal Success with Minerals and Overcoming Hypoglycemia
In the mid ’90’s I was still dealing with a severe case of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) which I had had my entire life. My mother was diabetic and on insulin, my father was hypoglycemic with a history of fainting spells under stress, and I had been a major sugar consumer from early on. I suffered from a number of low blood sugar and candida related health complaints.
During my search for an answer to this condition I heard that chromium and vanadium would assist in the reversal of both high & low blood sugar conditions. I thought to myself, “Well if this is true, why take only two minerals? Why not take them all?” So I went down to the local health food store and picked up a bottle of the fullest spectrum of minerals I could find, in this case it was a source of ancient fossilized plant minerals taken straight from the earth and ground up. I took 20-30 of these very large pills every day for 7 days. By the seventh day all of my low blood sugar symptoms had completely disappeared. Prior to this, if I did not eat meat by 10 AM, I would begin to get spacey and weak. After a week on the minerals, I could go until 3:00 in the afternoon without eating anything and still have focus, vitality and grounded presence.
A week of minerals alone however, did not immediately repair the decades of abuse to my pancreas and adrenals from refined sugar consumption, coffee and stress, but it did help to bring about some stability and the reduction of sugar cravings. Over the next several years I made steady improvements in my diet, studied the amazing powers of herbs, and developed several herbal formulas that eventually led to a complete restoration of my pancreas and adrenal functions (these are the primary organs responsible for blood sugar regulation).
Today, at the age of 54, I am in remarkably better health than I was at 20, and in the last couple of years, have begun to feel as though I am actually getting younger by the year! I consume a large spectrum of minerals every day in the form of Himalayan Salt, seaweeds, my own superfood blend (Pure Greens), Sacred Clay (a pyrophyllite clay), and a natural form of M-state elements derived from Black Manna and Mineral Manna. I generally have energy from early morning until late at night, sleep great, wake early, engage in a demanding schedule throughout the day running a growing business, and attend to the occasional needs of several thousand clients.
Due to the health that I enjoy today, I am a strong proponent of full spectrum mineral complexes designed by no one but Nature herself. I do not advocate the use of individual minerals (i.e. isolated calcium, zinc, magnesium, copper, etc.) taken out of context from their original full spectrum source (clay, coral, seaweed, ocean salt).
Science is discovering more and more everyday about the role of minerals in health, yet even if the best of today’s science thinks it knows better than Nature, there is a greater chance that it doesn’t. Current medical science on the subject of biological health is a mere century or two old (to be generous). Nature has been manufacturing her healing resources for more than 5 billion years! I trust the discernment of Nature more than the best of medical science today, even more than the best of today’s natural sciences. There is so much we have yet to learn to catch up with the wisdom of Nature. Why take apart something that has worked so well for billions of years, thinking that we can do better? We are better off just discovering the healing resources Nature has to offer in their most whole forms, containing all the nutritional, biological and energetic components that Mother Nature in her great wisdom put into them, and simply enjoy the benefits. In my opinion, Mother knows best!