|What functions do minerals perform in the body?|
Here are a few examples of the more commonly known functions of minerals in the body:
The mineral phosphorus: is the gatekeeper that allows nutrients through the cell walls and into every cell of the body.
Calcium and magnesium: are utilized in the contraction and relaxation of muscles.
Silica: is utilized in the elimination of heavy metals (especially aluminum) from the system.
Copper: is involved in energy production, as well as hair and skin coloration.
Sodium: is essential to maintaining normal fluid balance, as well as normal muscle & speech coordination.
Manganese: is utilized in the proper digestion and assimilation of food, balancing blood sugar levels,
Iron: is essential to carrying oxygen into every cell of the body.
Boron: is vital in the utilization of energy derived from fats and sugars.
Potassium & calcium: are central to the regulation of heart rate and blood pressure.
Magnesium: is foundational to converting blood sugars into calm, sustained energy, burning fat, maintaining normal heart rhythm, blood pressure, strong tooth enamel, and a positive mental attitude.
M-state elements: are the smallest version of pure source minerals, smaller than both colloidal and ionic. M-state elements include monatomic (single atom) and/or diatomic (double atom) forms of an element. Elements commonly found in the m-state are gold, silver, rhodium, iridium, platinum, iron, and copper.
We have recently discontinued the pyrophyllite clay (Sacred Clay) for internal use. We are shifting our basic human use clay to one that is proving to outperform even the pyrophyllite in several ways (though I am still a great fan of the pyrophyllite, as I am of all clays).
When we find a superior version of clay (or herbs), our preference is to use it in the areas that it excels, thus the importance of this shift to a clay with a greater performance edge than the even the Sacred Clay.
"AquiTerra" is the name of our new clay for internal and skin application purposes. The name translates to "water-earth", representing the hydrothermal (underground aquifer) influence involved in the making of this clay geologically.
How does AquiTerra compare with Sacred Clay? Go here to discover why we consider AquiTerra superior to Sacred Clay in several ways, though we still have a great respect for pyrophyllite.
Food Combining Rules &
Foods You Can Eat
With Some Discretion
The truth is, not a single product, natural or otherwise (including every one mentioned on this site) is capable of healing the human body. Neither an herb, a clay, a vitamin or mineral supplement, a seaweed or algae, an organic food, nor any other substance is capable of healing the body. In every instance the body will take the nutrition given it, break it down into millions of pieces, combine it with other components already available within the body to make new compounds, then deliver those newly formed metabolic compounds to the places that it knows it needs to go - all according to its own wisdom! In this manner the body creates its own medicines, which are nothing more than its normal complement of amino acids, proteins, enzymes, hormones and a vast number of other natural chemical processes.
Our job is not to target diseases or micromanage specific chemical reactions or hormone levels. Our job is simply to nourish the body with a complete spectrum of the kinds of foods that it will recognize as "real food". Real food is that which is compatible with the organic nature of the body's original construction. The human body is a natural organism. It was created from the "dust (or clay) of the earth". Therefore, the perfect food for the body will also be of earthen origin - unaltered. Earthen resources that qualify as real food include such things as clay, water, algae, seaweeds, herbs, fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. Anything less than whole would not be a "real food". This includes "natural" vitamin and mineral supplements assembled by a laboratory rather than by Nature.
Our job is not to try to improve on Nature with our so-called "science", our job is merely to provide the body with an abundance of real food and let the body decide what to do with it. Earthen resources contain a vast array of nutrient-based building blocks for the body to select from in order to construct its own medicine. It is also our job not to toxify the body with foods that are not real or compatible with the body, and to detoxify all that is foreign and poisonous. In this manner, the body will have the greatest freedom to select from the vast array of resources that we provide in order to simply clean house and build life-giving strength. Again, this entire process is performed, not by our manipulation of chemical reactions, but through our support of the body's own inherent wisdom.