"The alarming fact is that foods – fruits, vegetables and grains – now being grown on millions of acres of land which no longer contain enough of certain needed nutrients, are "starving" us -- no matter how much we eat of them."
U S Senate Document 264 1963
People unwittingly take vitamins in the interest of health - but without minerals they cannot be absorbed. The nutrient void soil is wreaking havoc on our healtVitamins, minerals and acids
Vitamins and minerals (called micronutrients) perform a number of essential functions, including assisting essential fatty acids to be incorporated into the brain and helping amino acids
They play a crucial part in protecting mental
convert into neurotransmitters.
health due to their role in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose, fatty acids into healthy brain cells, and amino acids into neurotransmitters.
Deficiencies in micronutrients have
been implicated in a number of mental health problems. Unequal intakes ofomega-3 and omega-6 fats in the diet, for example, are implicated in a number of mental health problems, including depression, and concentration and memory problems; and studies have shown that increased consumption of these fatty acids can be helpful in the control of bipolar depressive symptoms
Compounding the problem is the over use of pesticides and fungicides on our crops - degrading what little nutrition might be present.
The increase of diseases is proportional to the decrease of mineral content in our soil and food.
Even though society is inundated with drugs which claim to be effective treatments, mental illness rates are rising, not declining. Pharmaceutical Companies spend up to 980 billion on advertising. The US is the only country along with New Zealand that is allowed to advertise prescription drugs - and people who are desperate to find an answer subscribe to this protocol despite the alarming side effects - which sometimes outweigh the initial problem. In addition the absorption of essential minerals and vitamins are compromised with the ingestion of many pharmaceuticals. For instance prednisone reduces the absorption of magnesium and oral contraceptives reduce folic acid and magnesium levels. It has been shown that low levels and/or chronic magnesium deficiency include anxious behavior, hyper-emotionality, apathy, poor memory, anger, confusion, impaired breathing, insomnia, nervous fits, palpitations and panic attacks. Pharmaceuticals may work for critical care in the short term but for the most part do not “restore” the patient to health and often times just mask the problem with the high price of many side effects.