A Word About Minerals And Why They Matter

This newsletter is a bit longer than usual because the topic is SO important.

“No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health.” This statement is an excerpt of a testimony pertaining to the problem of soil mineral depletion. It was made in 1936 at the 74th Congress of the United States. Fast forward 80 years and the problem is exponentially worse.

Minerals are crucial to health. They are the backbone of the body that control genetic expression. Additionally, minerals are needed to make enzymes. Without enzymes, we don’t properly digest our food, can’t detoxify or properly generate energy. Without them, we can get stuck in a chronic inflammatory pattern without the ability to repair, regenerate or relax.

The reason for the congressional hearing back in 1936 was the unusual amount of spontaneous abortions in farm animals. At the hearing, evidence was presented that trace minerals were deficient in the soil and thus, animals were not getting what they needed from their food. After supplementing their diets with trace minerals, the abortion incidence went down. Similarly, we are seeing a decline in fertility today in humans as fertility issues and clinics are commonplace.

 

Currently, we have at least 80 years of mineral depleted soil, compounded by adding almost 30 years of “Roundup” or glyphosate. Glyphosate has been sprayed on GMO crops. Most people don’t know glyphosate has been used as a drying agent on many commercial grains. I believe the use of glyphosate is a major factor in this country’s gluten sensitivity problems. 

One problem with glyphosate is it kills the healthy bacteria in the soil and allows the unhealthy bacteria in the soil to kill the plant. New research shows it does the same thing for our gut microbiome.

The second problem with glyphosate is it chelates or binds key minerals in the soil. It does the same in humans, making the minerals unavailable for the plant and people. Magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, calcium, boron are just a few of the minerals bound by glyphosate. So the reduced levels of minerals in the soil are further limited by the use of glyphosate.

Another factor that decreases the absorption of minerals is over-the-counter and prescription meds that inhibit hydrochloric acid (HCL). We need the right digestive pH to absorb minerals from food and PPI’s and H2 meds elevate stomach acid which reduces mineral absorption.

Because of the mineral conundrum we find ourselves in, it is absolutely necessary for individuals to supplement to meet their nutritional needs.

There are multiple products available at the office for mineral supplementation. One of my favorite liquid supplements is PDCM72+® (plant derived organic colloidal minerals). The minerals are sub-micron sized particles containing a natural negative electrical charge. When absorbed by the body the organic colloids act like a magnet helping remove broken down cells and toxins. PDCM72+® actually helps rebuild your body AND detoxify it at the same time. It is a great supplement with great benefits. 

If you want more information call the office today 517 721 1904.

Investing in your health is worth it and it is never too late to start.

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