Natural Healing Through Specific Nutrition



Minerals and mineral salts are vital nutrients that are necessary for normal function to occur in the body. Minerals are elements such as calcium; potassium, sodium or phosphorous and a mineral salt is the form that results when these combine to form a combination that is found in nature. For instance, one of the salts of sodium is sodium chloride or common table salt. These mineral salts are essential components of both the structural and fluid make up which constitutes our bodies. Minerals are also necessary for a host of essential chemical reactions which are necessary for normal function. When minerals are found lacking, symptoms and maladies start showing up.

Mineral salts are responsible for maintaining the proper fluid balance both inside and outside of the cell. Though proteins are also important in this, minerals are most important when the body requires a change in these environments for the performance of different tasks under different conditions. Mineral salts are necessary to draw fluids into different parts of the body. A person who is low on mineral salts who is exercising, for instance, often is sore afterwards, as minerals are necessary to draw fluid into the joints for proper lubrication of the joints. Similarly people who are quite low in minerals can have stiff and sore joints in the morning. The eyes can get tired and internal organs can become easily inflamed if mineral salts are lacking. Constipation is an obvious example of fluids not being where they are supposed to be.

Interestingly enough, cells and fluids with a proper mineral salt balance have extraordinary resistance to infectious organisms. The environment is simply not conducive to their growth. It has also been shown that our immune systems require certain of these minerals to be present in order for the normal enzyme action of the immune system to take place. Their role in maintaining proper acid-base balance, salinity and viscosity of fluids may also be factors. People with chronic infections throughout their body are usually found to be lacking one or more important minerals.

Digestive juices are loaded with minerals. Here they serve a couple of functions. They make it possible for the juices to flow into the intestine (8 liters per day) and they are also instrumental in allowing the chemical reactions of the digestive juices to occur. One of the things that can occur if minerals are very low is the reduction of digestive juices (possibly an effort to conserve vital minerals) and resultant digestive disorders. If food isn’t digesting properly you can experience bloating, gas, gut distension, tiredness after eating, bowel toxins and parasites.

Minerals are necessary for energy production and for transportation of vital nutrients across membranes and in the blood.  Energy and stamina may be interfered with if certain minerals are lacking.

Nerves and muscles cannot function properly without minerals. Both are quite electrical. This electrical energy requires charged particles (ions) and these primarily come from minerals. Without proper minerals a person can have a difficult time concentrating and can even experience sharp nerve pains if quite deficient. Muscles become sore easily. Sometimes the muscles will feel like the person has been laboring hard all day even when they haven’t. Cramps can also occur.

Since minerals also are important structural components, hair, teeth, fingernails, skin, bones and connective tissue can all suffer when there is a deficiency. Many hormone secreting glands can be affected as well.

Minerals have even been found to play a basic role in the formation of cellular tissue and protein synthesis.

So you can see that we definitely need minerals in order to be healthy. Unfortunately, all too often we don’t end up with all that we need in our bodies. Minerals are very deficient in the foods that are commonly eaten today. Foods that are grown on artificial fertilizer are notoriously mineral deficient. It is also common to see people with kidney problems who are mineral deficient. They lose important minerals through their urine. This can also happen to people with bowel problems. Hormonal imbalances can cause mineral deficiency symptoms as well. With this sometimes the minerals are just in the wrong places.

Once mineral deficiency has been established the next question becomes, “How much of which ones ?” All minerals and forms of minerals are not the same. Some forms commonly sold on the market today, the body simply cannot readily use. We could eat rocks all day and still be minerally deficient.

Cause and Effect Nutritional Muscle Testing provides the means to detect mineral deficiency, determine its effects and provide you with the proper amounts of minerals in a form that is natural and easily assimilated by the body. The upshot of this is that you get the results that you deserve.


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