Do You Have Mineral Deficiencies? Your Health Depends on It.
According to Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes in Medicine, "You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency." In addition to acting as “building blocks” for our bones, teeth, muscles, nerves, connective tissues, and body fluids, minerals serve as co-factors to the enzymes that speed up the biochemical reactions required for our bodies to function optimally. In the absence of specific minerals, our bodies compensate for these nutritional deficiencies by following less efficient, alternative biochemical pathways. Eventually, these specific deficiency states will cause measurable body chemistry imbalances. If left unattended, these body chemistry imbalances will cause a loss of vitality and efficiency in related organs, glands and inter-related body systems- eventually leading to poor health, symptoms of degenerative health conditions and ultimately a diminished life experience and shortened lifetime.
Minerals support the body’s natural processes directly related to:
- Every biochemical process and activity of the body.
- The acid-base balance (pH) of the body.
- Proper cellular metabolism, nerve conduction, muscle function, organ function, hormonal secretion of glands, digestive competence.
- Activation and utilization of amino acids, carbohydrates, enzymes, fats, oils, phytochemicals, proteins, sugars, and vitamins.
- Delivery of nutrients into, and removal of wastes from every cell and tissue, fluid, gland and organ.
- Proper structure and function of the hair, skin, nails and five senses.
- The anti-oxidation process, which protects against aging, degeneration and dis-ease.
- Protection against toxic heavy metals.
One of the most important keys to supporting and preserving human health is by maintaining balanced levels of trace and electrolyte minerals present in all the cells and tissues of the body. Current research shows that underlying most health conditions are nutrient and mineral deficiencies or imbalances that are eventually expressed by the body as symptoms of disease.
The Decline of Nutritional Minerals in Farm and Range Soils: At the Earth Summit of Rio De Janeiro (June 1992), a report was released that documented the decline of nutritional minerals in farm and range soils, by continent, over the last hundred years. The following table is a summary of this report:
Continent - % Depleted over the past 100 years
North America - 85%
South America - 85%
Asia - 76%
Africa - 74%
Europe - 72%
Australia - 55%
Again, in 1993, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the soil in the United States was 95% depleted of essential minerals. Soil depletion, poor crop rotation, and loss of valuable topsoil due to flooding and over-irrigation and over-use of human made chemicals has eliminated much of the natural trace mineral content from our soils and foods found in our modern, ‘commercially grown’ food supply.
Minerals are Protective Against the Effects of Toxic Metal Elements
When non-essential toxic metal elements, such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury, enter the body they can ‘compete’ with minerals and other nutrients for bonding sites in the cells. If the body is already sufficient in these minerals and nutrients and these bonding sites are continuously filled, these minerals and nutrients provide a protective effect against the accumulation of toxic elements in the cells.
Toxic Element - Protective Minerals
Aluminum - Magnesium Arsenic
Calcium, Iodine, Selenium, Sulfur (from amino acids), Zinc
Cadmium - Calcium, Sulfur (from amino acids), Zinc
Lead - Calcium, Iron, Sulfur (from amino acids), Zinc
Mercury - Selenium
“It becomes increasingly evident when studying the relationship of minerals to human health that keeping the level of minerals in balance in every tissue, fluid, cell and organ, in the human body may be the key to maintaining human health. Alexander G. Schauss, Ph.D., “Minerals, Trace Elements & Human Health”
After researching and testing many mineral products, Dr. Pouls recommends concentrated “Liquid Ionic Minerals” to her clients.