ORGANIC TRACE MINERALS
ARE VANISHING FAST
Enormous amounts of research have been building
for decades showing the connection
between trace mineral deficiencies and serious
This carries huge implications for our current and long-term well-being. The following facts are stark and real, and beg us to consider carefully how we will respond.
Do minerals really play such an important role in our lives? Yes. Since there are over 5,000 clinical studies confirming this, we can only cover the main points of these studies. Please refer to the footnotes for greater detail.
Mineral deficiencies in our diet exist only because of mineral deficiencies in farm lands and garden soils.
If there is any truth at all to Dr. Gary Price Todd's statement that the lack of minerals is the root of all disease, it makes it so very important to get these minerals back into our diet.
The logical place to begin: realizing the root of the problem is the soil.
Where's The Good Soil?
1. TRACE MINERALS VANISHED FROM OUR SOIL
A minimum of at least 60 trace minerals have been demonstrated to be vital to health and well-being.2
“In North America, we have seen an average of 85% mineral depletion over the past 100 years, worse than of any other country in the world.”
Modern farming practices rely on chemical fertilizers and focus on yields, not nutrition. Chemical fertilizers only replace a handful of trace minerals. Most trace minerals have gradually disappeared from our soils and foods. We have harvested them away, and over plowing, massive erosion, stripping of the soil and rain runoff are also to blame.
The United Nations confirms this. "Trace elements are not regularly applied to the soil by the use of the common fertilizers. Their removal from the soil has been going on for centuries without any systematic replacement."3
2. HOW SICK IS OUR SOIL?
99% of Americans are malnourished. Very few Americans have no health problems. We lack the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients in our diet to be healthy. We grew up with these deficiencies, making us vulnerable to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, just to name a few.
A U.S. Senate investigation revealed that "foods grown on millions of acres of land no longer contain enough minerals and are starving us".4 If this was true when this report was issued, it is even more true today. According to News Canada, over the entire 20th century the average mineral content in cabbage, lettuce, spinach and tomatoes, declined from 400 mg to less than 50 mg.
The most startling fact of all is that our main dietary foods, i.e. fruits, vegetables and grains, are being grown on land that is depleted of the essential organic trace minerals needed to maintain proper health. The result? A vast majority of the American population are starved of minerals. No wonder we are seeing such a large increase in disease. Americans are eating more but sadly receiving less of what we need.
3. THE LINK BETWEEN SICK SOIL AND HEALTH
35 million Americans suffer from arthritis because of a lack of zinc and other minerals.6
The following quotes7 are quite alarming:
Minerals are essential in the absorption and utilization of many nutrients, and aid enzymes and hormones in activities that are vital to life. Every vitamin keys on a specific mineral to do its work.
New research is stacking up on the vital role that trace minerals serve in preventing catabolic and debilitating disease. There are dozens of elements/minerals found in nature and needed by our bodies in balanced proportion.
Diet can have a dramatic influence on the prevention and treatment of cancer. The American Medical Association listed poor diet as one of the four key health behaviors significantly related to cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
How do we get these needed minerals back into our diet? HERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS! The ocean is the perfect source for organic trace minerals. It contains the perfect proportion of all the elemental minerals. Rains have leached these minerals from our soils to the ocean. We simply need to recycle them!
The Solution Is In The Ocean
While searching for the cause of sickness, Dr. Maynard Murray’s studies led him to the sea, where he found no trace of cancer, arthritis, arteriosclerosis and aging on a cellular level. He discovered that sea life is nurtured in a balanced solution of all the 90 natural elements found on the Periodic Chart of Elements.
In stark contrast, Dr. Murray observed a great deal of disease in land animals. His conclusion? The reason there are diseased animals on land and not in the ocean is because soils are deficient in minerals, the sea is not. Food grown in mineral deficient soil cannot adequately support health. In stark contrast, he found that land animals fed crops that were fertilized with sea minerals were not nearly as susceptible to cancer and other diseases.From his 30 years of research9, Dr. Murray concluded that the proportions of trace minerals and elements present in pure seawater are optimum for the growth and health of both land and sea life.
I and many others have spent long hours trying to find an answer to this problem of mineral deficiency that faces our nation and world. It can all be pretty overwhelming. The simple and most complete solution is to get what's in the ocean into our soil, into our plants, fruits and vegetables, and into our bodies!
Four Great Sea Mineral Options
There is an array of vegetables that grow in the ocean that are naturally rich in all the minerals missing in most of our diets. Ocean seaweeds grow in a perfect mineral rich environment. Seaweeds like kelp, dulse, bladderwrack and nori produce an impressive array of vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients, and when cooked correctly can be quite tasty.
Did you know that the Japanese are some of the healthiest people on the planet? They consume about an ounce of seaweed a day. Seaweed accounts for 10% of the Japanese diet. We need to learn from our Japanese friends where to get and how to cook seaweed.
Seaweeds are the oldest plants on earth, and they contain the best nutrients. Kelp and other seaweeds have the unique ability to synthesize sunlight and turn it into bio available vitamin D, much the same as our skin does. New research suggests that bio available vitamin D and calcium (readily available in sea vegetation) can reduce the risk of cancer by an astonishing 77%.
Our health is increasingly damaged, not just by what we eat (fast food/junk food) but by what we don't eat. SEA VEGETABLES ARE THE ONLY PLANTS IN THE WORLD THAT POSSESS THE FULL GAMBIT OF MINERALS, TRACE MINERALS, ENZYMES, CO-ENZYMES, VITAMINS, CHLOROPHYLL, GROWTH HORMONES, PHYTONUTRIENTS AND OTHER NEEDED COMPOUNDS.
Both sea plants and the tissues of our body contain thousands of nutrients. In this way, seaweed actually resembles the organic make-up of our bodies. Perhaps that's why our bodies find it so beneficial.
There is an abundant supply of seaweed. Some sea
vegetables grow at a rate of about 2 feet a day.
Sea vegetation can withstand heat and needs no
refrigeration. It is non-toxic. You can't
overdose and it's safe for children. Eating sea
vegetables is a great place to start.
(for as little as $3 a month, when ordered by the gallon)
Financially you can't get more bang for your buck than with liquid sea minerals. One teaspoon a day of concentrated ionic sea minerals provides a full spectrum of easily absorbed, low sodium minerals.
Because this mineral supplement contains 106% of the U.S. RDA for magnesium, it may also help to control constipation!
Concentrated ionic sea minerals meet some pressing nutritional needs, plus are a great source of electrolytes.
Most other mineral supplements contain colloidal minerals, which are difficult for the body to utilize. Liquid sea minerals are not colloidal, but ionic, easily absorbed and utilized. They also work well as a rehydration solution.
How do liquid sea minerals compare to sea vegetables?
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Each of the solutions above only serve as a temporary fix to get us to the real solution: Farmers must start fertilizing with trace minerals. Consumer demand is the only thing that will work to bring this about.
When consumers place enough value on trace
mineral rich foods, they will reward farmers for
fertilizing with trace minerals. When the outcry
becomes loud enough, we will reach a tipping
point, leading to much more nutritious foods.
So go ahead! Incorporate Sea Minerals in your life.
Restoring demineralized soil back to health is critical.According to Dr. John Todd: The fastest and first step to put in soil a complete balanced supply of elemental nutrients for soil microbes, plants and animals is an application of sea minerals. Spreading or spraying a light to moderate load of unrefined sea minerals delivers a fully digested, fully soluble balanced blend of all 90 elements. A dose of sea minerals jump starts biological life cycles and food webs in soil.10
Whether we are talking about the local dairy farmer or the local fruit and vegetable farmer, or your own backyard vegetable garden, it all breaks down to the same thing...the need to restore sick soil.
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The three previous suggestions are a vast improvement to our current food supply. Some are long term (a garden), while others might not taste that good to us. My fourth option offers some amazing benefits, is convenient, and is perhaps the most popular. Take sea vegetable powder in capsule form. My wife and I have taken sea vegetables for years, and are so much healthier for it!
A WHOLE NEW WORLD AWAITS YOU
The window into this whole new world of mineral rich food, healthy fruits and vegetables, healthy gardens and an amazing supplement begins by clicking on one of the links below, because experiencing is believing.
Sea minerals make sense. They are a great source of dietary trace minerals. Once you experience it for yourself, it can open to you a whole new way of living.
Buy Ocean Treasure capsules (with red, green & brown seaweed)
Buy a bottle of liquid Ionic Sea Mineral supplement
Buy MycorrPlus for your yard and garden
2Kelly, GS. Sports Nutrition: A Review of Selected Nutritional Supplements For Bodybuilders and Strength Athletes-Alternative Medicine Review – Volume 2, Number 3, May 1997
3The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Soils Bulletin No. 17
4U.S. Senate Document 264
8Medical Nutrition from Marz, 2nd Edition. Omni-Press, 1997. Pps. 103-107
10Creating World Class Soil, by John Todd, PhD Ocean Ark Institute, 2007