Organic Minerals are More than Rocks!

There is a natural order to life on earth. The sun appears each day on the eastern horizon,bathing the earth in sunlight. From the water, air, minerals and sunshine, life flows into the lifeless earth. The air breathes life into plants, energized by the sunshine on the bright green leaves. Minerals, dissolved by the fungi of the soil, flow with the water into the roots of plants. Plants turn lifeless minerals into essential nutrients for animals and humans.
Every part of nature is orderly, organic, integrated and whole.
When one considers nature, we see that nutrients have a natural progression through the environment—from the mineral kingdom to the vegetable kingdom, then on to the animal or human kingdoms. These are referred to as “kingdoms” because they are distinct and have natural laws that govern each of them. At the same time, all of nature follows universal laws.
An example of this distinction is in the food that is appropriate for each kingdom. An animal will not eat rocks for its essential mineral needs. Directly or indirectly, animals are only fed through the plants. Animals are governed by the laws of nature, and no matter how nutritionally deficient they become, they do not break these laws in search of nutrition. Cows grazing in a field do not begin eating the dirt when the grasses are all consumed. They find another field or starve.
The Natural Laws reveal that the mineral kingdom must be “prepared” for animal and human consumption. One type of preparation is done by the vegetable kingdom. Minerals from the soil are absorbed through the roots of the plants. Plants are nourished by these minerals and the health of the vegetable kingdom is “rooted” in the mineral kingdom. The health of the animal kingdom is “rooted” in the vegetable. Even carnivorous animals eat animals that ultimately were sustained in the vegetable kingdom. The common denominator in this natural order is organically-bound minerals.
Organically-bound minerals are more than rocks and dirt. They are minerals that
are part of a whole. Organic minerals are bound to proteins, fats, trace minerals, vitamins, enzymes and as yet unknown organic nutritional essentials. Organically bound minerals are essential to the function of the plant or animal— no other form will do!
Minerals that have not become “organic” by passing through the vegetable kingdom are considered inorganic minerals. Some inorganic minerals are nutritionally essential for animals and humans, such as the calcium bicarbonate found in spring or well water. But boil or cook that water and the calcium is altered into a form which is unhealthful.
MOST inorganic minerals, however, are challenging to one’s health. Let’s learn why.
Inorganic Minerals Can Cause Nutritional Debt Inorganic minerals which enter the body as nearly insoluble compounds require many more metabolic processes to become assimilated in the body. In other words, some inorganic minerals draw more nutrition FROM the body than they give to the body. This causes a nutritional debt. Imagine that the body is similar to a bank. Your body can store some of the nutritional essentials in your “health bank.” When vitamins or minerals or enzymes or co-enzymes are required to complete a metabolic process, the body draws from the “bank.” Continuous consumption of inorganic minerals can create a nutritional debt that leads to the breakdown in health.
Examples of Inorganic Minerals
Some so called, “supplements” are made from inorganic minerals and are not readily available for use in the body. Some examples are:
• Calcium carbonate, • Zinc picolinate, sulfate, or zinc oxide • Potassium chloride, citrate, or gluconate • Magnesium oxide, magnesium sulfate • Ferrous sulfate, fumarate, or gluconate
Do you recognize any of those minerals in your supplements? If so, they may be contributing to a nutritional debt.