Minerals, the Universe and You
What are minerals, anyway? Minerals are nothing more than elements - the very same elements that graced the periodic table inside you chemistry text book. Chromium, magnesium, iron, zinc and so on. They are the elements that comprise the entire Universe, this Earth and everything in it, including you.
Your body is a masterpiece, formed from these elements. As such, it is important to constantly replenish your body with the elements it expends on a daily basis. Chemical and electrical processes are occurring within your body at every moment. Processes that can only function correctly if the proper balance of minerals are continually being supplied to your system. Iron for your blood, sulphur for your muscles, calcium for your bones and an aggregation of many other elements in balanced trace amounts to ensure the proper function of your body.
The Stripping of Mother Earth
Traditionally, eating fresh grains, fruits and vegetables, grown in nutrient rich soils have been the primary supply for the full spectrum of ionically charged minerals. In today's world, naturally occurring, nutrient-
rich soil is unfortunately becoming more and more rare. Aggressive modern farming techniques have brought many of the Earth's minerals to the surface, where they have been washed away. Synthesized fertilizers are routinely applied to fields where minerals are depleted, but man-, essential to human life, aren't replenished. made fertilizers provide only enough mineral substance to support basic plant life. Numerous trace minerals
Where Have All the Minerals Gone?
Many of the trace elements once abundant in our soil have been washed into the oceans. There, they are found in their proper proportions -
the same basic proportions that are found in healthy bodies. Even today, these life - sustaining sea waters cannot be recreated by science; all elements necessary to support human life are ionically charged and in perfect balance - prime for being absorbed into the cells of your body.. In a few surviving inland seas, such as the Great Salt Lake in western North America, these essential elements exist in highly concentrated, salubrious proportions. The fact that the minerals are in a similar proportion to healthy living matter is a key and this intricate balance of every mineral and trace element in sea water is why it is so beneficial to the human body.
What Are Ionically Charged Minerals?
An ionic mineral is an element that has a charge, either positive or negative. On the molecular level, that means that the element has either one too many or one 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. The body can then facilitate changes to move nutrients to the areas that need them.