The natural health researchers at Institute for Vibrant Living (IVL) have investigated the natural remedies available for mineral shortages in the diet. Here is their report:
When we were first told that people who survived the great earthquake in Haiti were buying "dirt cakes" from street vendors - we were shocked.
Indeed, a returning missionary from the grief-striken island shared with us that these "cakes" sell for pennies and are made from only earth and flour, with some adding a smidgen of egg (that's the deluxe version).
Our first question was: Where was all the billions of dollars in food aid?
But after some research, we learned this is a not-so-uncommon practice throughout our world.
Many nutritional experts believe that those who engage in the curious practice of eating dirt, are in fact, attempting to compensate for a mineral deficiency in their bodies, whether they realize it or not.
Most people who do this live in central Africa, the southern United States, as well as throughout Asia and the Pacific Islands. While it is strictly a cultural practice to many, it also fills a physiological need for minerals and nutrients found only in soil.
The truth of the matter is: A proper balance of minerals is essential for good human health.
And meanwhile, millions of Americans are suffering from some type of mineral deficiency.
What exactly are minerals?
Minerals are inorganic substances that are vital to the proper function of organ systems throughout the human body.
Popular minerals include:
How much is enough?
Our bodies need large amounts of some minerals, such as calcium and sodium. By contrast, Iron and zinc are only needed in small trace amounts, but are still vital to maintain proper body function.
In most cases, mineral deficiencies can develop slowly, but they will increase in intensity if corrective action is not taken.
People suffering from severe mineral deficiencies will develop specific symptoms that indicate their bodies are not functioning properly.
For example, Low calcium levels can lead to:
Low iron levels can lead to:
Magnesium deficiencies have been associated with a host of systemic problems such as:
Why have mineral deficiencies become more prevalent in the past 20 years?
Researchers believe that there are a variety of reasons.
One obvious one is our nation's obsession with processed foods, as well as the overuse of prescription medications and toxins in the environment.
Over-harvested soil is another factor that has contributed to mineral deficiencies. Most food is grown in soil that has been used for hundreds of years. The minerals in the soil are gradually depleted which means that the quality of the food is compromised. Chemical pesticides are also taking a toll on the soil by killing the microorganisms that encourage mineral absorption.
So what can we do to correct this?
Millions of Americans take mineral supplements to ensure they are getting the minerals they need to live an active, vibrant life. Liquid mineral supplements are best because they are easily absorbed by the body.
L-minerate528, which is available through the Institute for Vibrant Living, is an easy-to-use supplement that may "re-mineralize" and re-energize your body. Simply add a few drops to your drinking water and it goes to work immediately to restore perfect balance. It comes in a fulvic acid base. (Fulvic acid contains alkalizing minerals and trace elements that have been extracted from rare ancient humic soil. This acid acts as your personal "scavenger" to clean up disease-causing free radicals.)
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Good health is all about balance. Consider adding mineral supplements to your daily health regimen to ensure that your body has everything it needs for optimum health and vitality.
And do it the sooner the better.