The Importance of Minerals, A Short Course In Nutrition




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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison

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Do YOU have a degenerative disease? - THIS is for YOU! In fact, THIS could be the most valuable Aroma Tip of the Week you'll ever read. Consider carefully! Sorry, it is a bit long - but it is so IMPORTANT!

Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel prizes, said: "You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency."

The World Health Organization reports:

Cancer (diet-related):
Of 10.3 million cases of cancer per year, 3-4 million - 30-40% - are preventable by feasible appropriate diet and exercise.

Malnutrition of the elderly:
540 million elderly - well over half - have some diet/nutrition- related degenerative disease - cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer.

Around 2 million hip/spine fractures per year (80% in women). Calcium, vitamin D and exercise critical for prevention.

Today, degenerative diseases are escalating.

The CAUSE: We are starving our bodies to death.
The CURE: Feed your body right.

I should know. I have had rheumatoid arthritis and excruciating pain (I don't take pain killers ...). Not until I learned that my body was lacking vital vitamins and minerals did I recover. I recovered completely without medication; just by eating right - vitamins and minerals!

If you are suffering from arthritis, or know anyone who does, there is hope! I owe my recovery to James K. Van Fleet and his Special Report, "A Doctor's Proven New Way To Conquer Rheumatism and Arthritis", Prentice Hall.

"The Best Natural Alternatives To Over-The-Counter And Prescription Medicines!" ********************************************************************************************
By the way, I opened the book, "The Herbal Drugstore", Rodale Inc., to Corticosteroids, the medicine your doctor prescribes for your arthritis. Want to know the SIDE EFFECTS?

FUNCTION: Reduce Inflammation
SIDE EFFECTS: ... may cause cataracts, high blood pressure, ... thinning of skin, weakened bones, ... elevated blood sugar, indigestion, insomnia, mood changes, restlessness, worsened arthritis, increased susceptibility to infection.

So much for that ... want to eat right and take care of yourself, or want the establishment make you blind, sobering, broken, sick and worse ...

Kelly L. Reese, CEO of Retire Quickly Corporation - sums up the old adage, "Your Health Is Your Most Valuable Asset."

He writes:
"I have had the privilege and good fortune to provide financial consulting for some of the wealthiest people in the country. Very few things have shaken my own little world like the experience of sitting down in front of someone who has millions of dollars and knowing they would give it all just to have good health."

"You can have all the money and all the free-time you could ever desire, but if you don't have your health, then you can't experience the blessings of your success."

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Kelly Reese explains
Why Nutritional Supplementation Is The Key To Long Life
Minerals are absolutely essential for our bodies to function properly. Did you know that a deficiency of even one tiny trace mineral can lead to poor health and eventually a shortened life span?

Our body can not produce its own minerals, as it can many vitamins. Unless we practice COMPLETE nutritional supplementation, we must obtain our essential minerals from whole foods.

One of the reasons why we have a national health crisis is that the whole grains, fruits, and vegetables we eat are almost void of nutritional minerals.

The human body is mostly water and minerals. In a normal ecosystem, our vital organs would replace their mineral loss each day through our diet. But, that simply doesn't happen anymore and the consequences have been disastrous.

U.S. Senate Document #264 published in 1936 by the 2nd session of the 74th Congress:
"It is not commonly realized that vitamins control the body's appropriation of minerals, and in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Ninety-nine (99) per cent of the American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease.

Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless. The alarming fact is that the foods--fruits, vegetables, and grain, now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain needed minerals, are starving us - no matter how much of them we eat."

* Did you know that vitamins are of very little value without minerals?

* Did you realize that minerals are so essential for YOUR life?

* Did you know that Congress has known for well over 50 years that our farm lands were dangerously depleted of nutritional minerals?

The Earth Summit Report published in 1992 by the World Health Organization shows the alarming rate of decline of nutritional minerals on a worldwide basis. It highlights the disastrous condition in the United States:

Australia 55%
Europe 72%
Africa 74%
Asia 76%
South America 76% and last, and worst of all,
North America's nutritional minerals have declined 85%.

Dr. Hamaker & Dr. Weaver from SURVIVAL OF CIVILIZATION: "As the various elements required by enzymes disappear from the soil, various body functions must inevitably fail, so that diseases of malnutrition become the norm rather than the exception."

Dr. Alexis Carrel, Nobel Prize winner, says: "Minerals from the soil control the metabolism of cells in plants, in animals and in man... diseases are created chiefly by destroying the harmony reigning among mineral substances".

Folks this is an avoidable national tragedy. Consider the following recent cancer research report.

In a 1997 report, the results from Researcher Dr. Larry Clark were released in the Journal of the American Medical Association and reported on national television news.

Dr. Clark conducted what is known as a "Gold standard" clinical trial to explore the apparent connection between blood selenium levels and skin cancer. (Remember, selenium is not one of the major minerals. It is a trace mineral.) The results were profound.

77% reduction in prostate cancer
59% reduction in colorectal cancer
45% reduction in lung cancer 
Nine out of 13 categories of cancer showed a lower incidence.

Mr. Kelly Reese and I urge you to give serious consideration to taking good nutritional supplements.

If you don't know where to begin, consider this:

Master Formula HIS, HERS and Children's
A high-quality multivitamin, mineral, and amino acid supplement which is formulated using a 16-stage Synergistic Suspension Isolation which separates the antagonistic vitamins and herbs from the synergistic ones so they don't destroy each other's effectiveness.

Mint Condition:
A vegetarian digestive enzyme complex that combines select herbs with essential oils. It may help soothe irritated digestive systems and reduce inflammation, ulcers, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, gas, and acid indigestion.

Other products to start:
Mineral Essence, Power Meal, Super B, Super C, Super Cal, and VitaGreen.


by Gerry E. Schroeder (VMG Newsletter)

The ancient Greeks had an interesting common goal: "To die young as late in life as possible." Their vision makes us stop and think. Unfortunately, today most of us grow old and ill before our time. We neglect our bodies for too long, and in the end pay the heavy penalty of early mortality.

But health, if properly maintained, can last a lifetime. So it's vital to learn as much as we can about the subject, then work to increase our chances of a long and healthy life.

Let's start with the stuff of which we're all made. The cell is the basic unit of all living matter. Human cells are so tiny that millions of them may be found in a half-inch cube of body tissue, yet they contain everything necessary to the survival of life in an ever-changing world.

The average cell has a thin outer wall or membrane which serves as a "living filter," keeping the cell contents in and undesirable material out while permitting passage of proper nutrients and wastes.

The cell wall surrounds a semi-fluid substance called cytoplasm, in which the life activities of the cell take place. At the heart of the cell is the nucleus, a control center that carries the cell's hereditary material. Within the cell, sausage-shaped particles called mitochondria generate, store, and supply energy on demand.

As the basic building-blocks of an organism, cells combine to form tissues, which are organized into the body's systems - nervous, endocrine (glands), reproductive, skeletal, muscular, skin, and immune systems. But it all begins - and ends - with the single cell.

Each cell in your body (population: trillions) needs it's share of nutrients every day. The cells assimilate these nutrients and use them as fuel for energy or as material for the production of body chemicals and tissues.

There are five known groups of essential nutrients: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Fats and carbohydrates furnish most of the calories the body needs, and are the primary sources of fuel for the body's heat and energy. Proteins are responsible for the growth and repair of the body itself.

Think of the body as a machine in which the moving parts are chemicals. All of the billions of events that occur in the body every second, even during sleep, are chemical reactions changing one chemical to another.

The body controls and catalyzes all these reactions with chemicals called enzymes.

Vitamins and minerals are like spark plugs that help keep your body's engines (the enzyme systems) running smooth and strong. Some vitamins function as co-enzymes; others, anti-oxidants, stand guard against damage to key molecules in the body. Still others act like hormones, which control growth, sexuality, metabolism, etc.

Most minerals are involved in the activation of enzymes and vitamins, creating a healthy environment in which the body can grow, function and heal itself.

While vitamins can be synthesized by animals and plants, minerals must be supplied entirely by the environment. In other words, how much mineral is in a plant (and gets passed on to the human who eats it) depends on how much mineral is in the soil that the plant grew in.

So it's almost impossible to determine if you are getting sufficient minerals even if you are eating the right foods.

Today's typical American diet is pre-cooked, processed, packaged and preserved. Some people follow fad diets; many others eat too much of the wrong things.

Through it all, we often come up short in essential vitamins and minerals.

Fortunately, there are ways to compensate for these deficiencies. One of the best is by using high-quality dietary supplements. If they're formulated and manufactured properly, these supplements will help ensure that the body's engines (enzyme systems) have all the spark plugs (vitamins and minerals) they need.

Until well into the 20th century, the concept of a vitamin or mineral "pill" was pure science fiction. Then, as advances in science and medicine brought such wonders within reach, it became possible to improve nutrition by supplementing natural food intake with compounds containing essential vitamins and minerals.

As supplement quality improved over the years, millions of people benefited from their use. Still, there was always the search for a "better" product ...

So far Gerry E. Schroeder ...

On your search for "better" dietary supplementation, hear Dr. Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils:

"For good health, the body must be cleansed of toxins - especially the oil-soluble petrochemicals like benzone, toluene, and styrene.

"Essential oil-enhanced nutritional supplements help neutralize these oil-soluble toxins, as well as afford oxygenation, antimicrobial, and pH balancing benefits.

"This is why I was the first to incorporate essential oils into food supplements.

"As an additional advantage, essential oils are ideal natural flavoring and preserving agents - a very exciting advancement in the field of food supplementation."

To your health and happiness!
Your Aroma-Essence Team

Maria L. Schasteen
Editor - Aroma Tip of the Week


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