Plants take metallic minerals from the soil and convert them into water soluble ionic minerals. They use these nutrients for their own needs. We eat plants and absorb the ionic minerals and trace minerals to nourish ourselves.
It has been shown time and again that most of our soils no longer contain enough minerals to properly sustain us. Industrial concerns push specialized fertilizers on the market. These fertilizers concentrate Potassium, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and a few other elements that are known to stimulate plant growth, however, the many trace minerals that are necessary for proper plant and animal nutrition are ignored.
What are ionically charged minerals?
An ionic mineral is an element that has a charge, either positive or negative. On the molecular level, this means the element has either one too many or too few electrons. This unstable ionic state allows the element to bond readily with water, making it possible for the body to absorb it. In this state, an element has specific positive or negative electrical signatures that cause a dynamic equilibrium to take place, allowing the body to facilitate changes to move nutrients to the areas that need them.
Why Ionic Minerals Are Important To Your Health
Every second of your life, your body relies on ionic minerals and trace elements to conduct and generate billions of tiny electrical impulses. Without these impulses, not a single muscle, including your heart, would be able to function. Your brain would not function and your cells would not be able to use osmosis to balance your water pressure to absorb nutrients. The absorption of minerals primarily takes place within the small intestines. As your food passes through, minerals are transferred into the blood stream through the walls of the intestinal tract. This process can only happen if the minerals are ionically charged. As we age or the body suffers from disease, stomach acid declines, making the few minerals still available in our food supply unavailable to our biosystems.
Aggressive farming techniques have deprived many of our formerly rich soils of their mineral content. The erosion of our top soils has washed away many important minerals and trace minerals into the oceans and seas. Synthetic fertilizers applied to exhausted soils bind many of the trace minerals, making them unavailable to plant life.
Where do we get our natural ionic minerals?
North America’s Great Salt Lake is the world’s oldest inland sea. A remnant of the last great ice age, the Great Salt Lake has been receiving and concentrating the minerals and trace elements of the surrounding Rocky Mountains for tens of thousands of years.
Verbatim Unabridged Extracts From The 74th Congress 2nd Session:
“Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins, or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume.
“Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until depleted soils from which our food comes are brought into proper mineral balance?
“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.
“The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren’t worth eating as food…Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume.
“This talk about minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a realization of the importance of minerals in food is so new that the text books on nutritional dietetics contain very little about it. Nevertheless, it is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve into it the more startling it becomes.
“You’d think, wouldn’t you, that a carrot is a carrot – that one is about as good as another as far as nourishment is concerned? But it isn’t; one carrot may look and taste like another and yet be lacking in the particular mineral element which our system requires and which carrots are supposed to contain.
“Laboratory tests prove that the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the eggs, and even the milk and the meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago (which doubtless explains why our forefathers thrived on a selection of foods that would starve us!)
“No man today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his stomach with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health, because his stomach isn’t big enough to hold them! And we are turning into big stomachs.
“No longer does a balanced and fully nourishing diet consist merely of so many calories or certain vitamins or fixed proportion of starches, proteins and carbohydrates. We know that our diets must contain in addition something like a score of minerals salts.
“It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99% of the American people are deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the balance, any considerable lack or one or another element, however microscopic the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer, shorten our lives.
“We know that vitamins are complex chemical substances which are indispensable to nutrition, and that each of them is of importance for normal function of some special structure in the body. Disorder and disease result from any vitamin deficiency. It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body’s appropriation of minerals, and in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless.
“Certainly our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein of carbohydrates we consume.
“This discovery is one of the latest and most important contributions of science to the problem of human health.”
Senate Document No. 264, 1936.