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Minerals 2: Nature's Universal Elements
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Minerals 2: Phosphorus - Zinc

Minerals have been provided by nature in rocks and soil, for the use of plants, animals and man. The action of the natural environment - including micro-organisms and worms - breaks down the rock minerals into organic minerals the plants can absorb and use. Plants were designed to take the organic minerals created by nature in soil and water and turn them into a form of organic minerals that were easy for man and animals to use.

We have destroyed this process by destroying our soils. Scientific studies show that our soils were depleted by 85% in the 100 years prior to 1992 (Proceedings of International Soil Summit, Rio 1992). Our plants are no longer getting the minerals they need, and that means that minerals in the form designed for use in our bodies are just not available to us in the quantity we require. In fact, as far back as 1936 the American Congress went on record as saying that even at that time it was impossible to eat enough vegetables to meet our nutritional requirements of organic minerals.

So what have we done to rectify this? We began by producing minerals from ground-up rock particles. These are not organic minerals and they are not assimilated by our bodies, yet many of the supplements still available today contain minerals of this grade. We then produced colloidal minerals - micron-sized - but these are only barely more capable of assimilation by the body. Basically the very best we can expect from minerals of this grade is a 3% availability.

We are starving, and today's degenerative diseases are evidence of that fact.

Below is vital information about the minerals our bodies require and their function in our systems. Take heart as you read this, because there is now available from Water Divine a range of minerals of the required Angstrom size (ie Organic) which you can use in conjunction with this information to help your health and the health of those around you. Each mineral description is followed by a table of the conditions that the mineral helps. So please read on, because the knowledge you will gain below will empower you to take control of all your health issues.

Phosphorus: Present in all body cells: second only to Ca in abundance in the body - in bones, teeth, muscles and nerves. Necessary for assimilation of fat in the body. Also protein, B2, B3, and cabohydrates - sugar is one of the most powerful disturbers of the all-important Ca/P balance in the body. An important constiuent of the brain (which is 80-85% water and the solids are phosphorized fats which increase in proportion as the brain becomes older and more learned.) (Co-factors: A, D, F, calcium, iodine, protein, manganese, hydrochloric acid.)
Note: Antacids deplete phosphorus (bonds with magnesium and aluminium hydroxides).
Note: Western diets of meat and grains tend to produce an imbalance in calcium/phosphorous due to high levels of phosphorus in those foods.

Potassium: For muscular strength and nerves, and to counteract excessive sweating. The body's natural "alkalizer" it helps to preserve proper alkalinity of the body fluids and proper working of the digestive tract. The rate at which nerve cells take up oxygen is increased when there is more potassium present. There are more than 8 enzymes that can function only when potassium is present in sufficient quantities. A good part of the muscular weakness in old people may be simply a lack of potassium. (Co-factors: B6, sodium.)

Slow ReflexesWeak MusclesHeartNeuromuscularEdema
Water RetentionBad circulationInsomniaChronic Fatigue
HeadachesSwollen GlandsTissue AnaemiaAppetite Loss

Silica: The beauty mineral. Active presence in collagen and the connective tissues. The second most common element on earth. In the human body, silica is found in connective tissues, bones, teeth, skin, eyes, glands and organs such as the liver, heart and muscles. As a major constituent of collagen, silica plays an important role in maintaining elasticity of the skin, preventing dryness and premature wrinkling. Silica assists calcium in maintaining bone strength. Has the power to shift calcium around the body to where it is most needed, and is thus very important to calcium metabolism for those requiring to supplement their calcium intake. Also assists in wound healing, and repairing ligament, cartilage and tendon damage. Best absorbed in vegetable form - Horsetail (Equisetum).

Sodium: We are most familiar with sodium as it exists in combination with chlorine as sodium chloride or common table salt. Common table salt (even the iodised variety) is not conducive to health, research suggesting it is associated with high blood pressure, dropsy, coronary heart disease, and very probably eclampsia and miscarriage in pregnant women. Natural sodium on the other hand is the predominant element in the body fluids that bathe the internal tissues and as such it is required to be maintained in balance with potassium. One of the effects of indulgence in common salt is the upsetting of this balance, which is essential for good health. (Co-factors: D.)

Sulphur: The body contains about 140g of sulphur, almost 1g of which is lost every day and needs to be replaced through food. Concentrated chiefly in the muscles, skin, bones and brain. Contained also in certain hormones - eg insulin. An essential mineral and potent protector against radiation and chemical pollution. An important part of certain enzyme systems involved in oxidising foods. The sulphur-containing amino acids (eg methionine, cysteine and taurine) are important anti-oxidants and free-radical scavengers, as well as helping to build enzymes, hormones and new protein tissue. Sulphur in the diet is the key to fast healing of wounds.(Co-factors: Bs, B1, biotin, B5.)

Skeletal DisordersMuscle PainUrinary TractWrinkles
AsthmaArthritisDry SkinInfection
InflammationMigrainesStressSkin Disorders
CirculationFree RadicalsAcneConstipation
Back PainSkeletal PainSkeletal Pain  

Zinc: In Angstrom form this mineral stops bacterial and viral replication on contact. A powerful antioxidant, which protects against free radicals, enhances the immune system and is a vital part of the healing process. Essential mineral needed for growth, healthy skin, sexual function, rapid healing and proper functioning of the immune system. Involved in more than 80 enzyme systems, it is important for protein synthesis and utilisation. Health of hair. Essential for eye health. Hair loss, some forms of eczema, diarrhoea, impaired growth and loss of taste may all indicate zinc deficiency. White spots on the nails is usually a clear indication of zinc deficiency. Poor healing of wounds and tendency to infections is often associated with inadequate zinc intake. Men have a specific need for zinc. Do not take >120 mg/day: >160 mg/day leaches copper from the system. (Co-factors: Vitamin A, calcium, copper, phosphorus.)

AcneBody OdorLoss of LibidoInfertility
Birth DefectsInfectionsHerpesAnaemia
InfluenzaIntestinal TroubleAnginaObesity
Hearing LossHair LossSmell/Taste LossCavities
BulimiaAnorexiaEye DiseasePMS
Urinary InfectionStillbirthsDepressionThyroid Disorder
HypertensionFree Radicals    

The Diabetes Combination

Vanadium/Chromium/Zinc: This is a special combination of insulin-regulating minerals that can have a profoundly beneficial effect in controlling diabetes. Water Divine has created a special combination formula of these three minerals specifically to aid diabetes sufferers.

Blood CholesterolHyperactivityHypoglycemiaAnxiety
ADDHi Blood PressureCholesterolHyperglycemia
Insulin Imitator      

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Note:The above information is offered not as a prescription or in place of proper medical care, but as a report on research findings which may be of interest. In cases of sickness, the attention and care of a nutritionally aware health professional are essential.

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