The Importance of Minerals

 
 

Minerals aren’t just in the ground…we need them in our bodies too.

TV commercials for breakfast cereal often mention vitamins and minerals. But when we think of minerals, food isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Aren’t minerals something we find in the earth, like iron and quartz?

Well, yes, that’s true. It’s also true that minerals are in our bodies and in our foods.  When we are deficient in a particular mineral, we almost crave the foods that might provide it.  I’m sure you’ve even heard of kids eating dirt, or grown-ups saying they feel better after they’ve had their hands in the soil planting their gardens.

Minerals are important for our overall health.  Minerals are to the soil what vitamins are for our energy production and utilization.  When the soil is deficient in certain minerals, the crops aren’t as bountiful  or nutritious.  When we lack minerals in our bodies, our bodies lack the ability to even start many necessary functions – from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses. Some minerals are used to make hormones and maintain a normal heartbeat.

Macro and Trace

There are two kinds of minerals: macro and micro.  Macro means “large” in Greek. Our bodies need larger amounts of macro minerals than trace minerals.  The macro mineral group is made up of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride and sulfur.

A trace of something means there is only a little of it…and your body needs little doses of trace minerals including iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zine and selenium.  After running or heavy exercise, it’s a good idea to drink something with macro and micro minerals.  Adding a couple of drops of Cell Food is good. Another excellent choice is PRL’s pink salt, which has 80 minerals in it.

How to find out if you are mineral deficient:

In our office, we utilize Analytical Research Labs, to help assess mineral levels and how those minerals are working together to promote your helth or when they are deficient, to erode your health.  This company is able to assess heavy metals in the body, which also interfere with your brain’s ability to think and process information.   We think it is so important to find out this information that we make it a standard part of our Books Neural Therapy packages.

It is a great stand-alone assessment too.  We often include it in nutritional consultations.  ARL does an excellent  job of synthesizing the information and then explaining the results  in ways people actually understand.   It’s so much easier to actually follow through on recommendations to balance out the minerals when you understand the reason it’s so important.

At Books Family Health Center, we try to help you understand what’s going on with you and your health.

We believe in a team approach, and the doctor can only do part of the work.  Clients understanding and following through makes for long term success.  Books family Health Center is here to help you achieve a clear mind, clear intentions and clear follow through for a healthy, joyful life.

Your health affects everyone you see and everything you do. Please take a pro-active role in your health.

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