With the Option of Wealth
A Conspired Reality for the Breakdown of Health
Perhaps the best summary is by Dr. William A. Albrecht, Chairman of the
Department of Soils at the University of Missouri, who said:
declining soil fertility, due to a lack of organic material, major
elements, and trace minerals, is responsible for poor crops and in turn
for pathological conditions in animals fed deficient foods from such
soils, and that mankind is no exception."
Albrecht goes further to unequivocally lay the blame:
formulas, as legislated and enforced by State Departments of
Agriculture, mean malnutrition, attack by insects, bacteria and fungi,
weed takeover, crop loss in dry weather, and general loss of mental
acuity in the population, leading to degenerative metabolic disease and
1992 Earth Summit
1992 Earth Summit Report* indicates that the mineral content of the world's farm and range land soil has decreased dramatically.
Percentage of Mineral Depletion From Soil During The Past 100 Years, By
Some US farms are 100% depleted and some are 60% depleted, the average
is 85% depletion as compared to 100 years ago. This is worse than in any
other country in the world because of the extended use of fertilizers
and "maximum yield" mass farming methods.
Fertilisers Are The Problem, Not The Solution
According to Gary Price Todd, MD, the human body requires at least 60
minerals for optimal health and basically the same other essentials as
But, only 8 minerals are available in any kind of quantity in most of the food we eat today.
not just add more minerals?
Because it's too expensive for corporations with vested interests in the
current system to fix the problem until the demand for fully nutritious
food is higher. The demand won't increase until more people know about
the result of mineral deficiency. More people won't get informed until
scientists and others manage to inform the public.
socio-economic perspective is confirmed by a US Dept. of Agriculture
official that was quoted in Diet for a New America (John Robbins, Stillpoint Publishing, 1987). Quote: "...halting soil erosion and
degradation would be prohibitively expensive."
other words the situation is not going to be fixed any time soon.
Commercial fertilizers were introduced in 1908.
the soil depletion problem solved?
a long shot! Study any commercial fertilizer by reviewing the
ingredients listed on the package. You will see nitrogen, phosphorus and
potassium (NPK) and most times, nothing more.
known fact that you can raise most crops and plants with what little
nutrients are still in the soil, and NPK.
farmers never put back more than 8 minerals.
first place, more than 8 minerals would be nearly impossible to obtain.
Secondly, farmers get paid to produce maximum yield per acre, not
maximum nutrition, so why bother with producing healthy food?
addition to causing mineral depletion, fertilizers also weaken the crop
which in turn makes it more subject to insects. This
in turn forces the farmers to use toxic chemicals to kill the insects.
Dr Jerome Weisner, Science Councillor to John F. Kennedy, stated way back
in 1963 that "The use of pesticides is more dangerous than atomic
words are simply a deafening reverberation from those of Rachel Carson
in her incisive work of 1962, 'Silent Spring', where she says "We are
rightly appalled by the genetic effects of radiation...How then, could
we be indifferent to the same effect from farm chemicals used freely in
people know that these clear thinkers were simply expounding on the
writings of Amerige Mosca, Italian Scientist and winner of the Science
Prize at the Brussels World Fair in 1958.
tried to stop the fire, which is now burning out of control, when he
warned us that. "The damage resulting from nuclear radiation is the same
as the damage resulting from the use of toxic genetic chemicals. The use
of fungicides of organic syntheses annually causes the same damage to
present and future generations as atomic fallout from 14,500 atomic
bombs of the Hiroshima type (approximately 29 X 14 megaton hydrogen
Mr. Mosca's full report was classified for 50 years by the Italian
Government. On top of everything the farmer is encouraged to spray
vegetables with wax in order to provide a nicer look and increase sales
consuming mass produced (non organic) food one is definitely at risk of
eating more toxic chemicals, not to mention genetically engineered food
that looks fresh for a suspiciously long time, but has questionable
effects on your physiology.
However you don't get the 60 colloidal minerals from organic foods,
therefore it is essential for people that eat organic food to supplement
with both major and colloidal minerals.
Can We Remineralise the
Linus Pauling the two-time Nobel Prize winner states that: "You can
trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral
"Mineral insufficiency and trace elements insufficiency are more likely
to occur than are vitamin insufficiency states. Because of differing
geologic conditions, minerals and trace elements may be scarce in the
soils of certain regions and rich in those of other regions. Thus, you
can live in some areas, eat a perfectly 'balanced' diet and still
develop mineral deficiencies or trace element deficiencies that can only
be averted through dietary change or supplementation"
Vitamin and Mineral Encyclopaedia
Jensen's book, Empty Harvest, he talks about how many of our
illnesses are correlated with our improper stewardship of the land. Our
immunity very much parallels the immunity of the land. Of special
mention is that trace minerals are very depleted in our soils.
Veterinarians have long since known this, which is why there are some 45
trace minerals added to dog and livestock food. They would much rather
spend a few cents everyday than hundreds of dollars on vet bills!
Charles Northen, MD researcher reports that, "In the absence of
minerals, vitamins have no function. Lacking vitamins, the system can
make use of the minerals, but lacking minerals vitamins are useless."
Gaylord Hauser, from his book, "Diet Does It", concurs by stating,
"Minerals are certainly as important to us as vitamins, yet minerals are
overlooked, neglected and their value underestimated."
must be considered as a living system - an interface between soil
biology, chemistry, and physics. Healthy soils have billions of microbes
per tablespoon. Calcium is the predominate nutrient (ion ~atom) in soil
chemistry. Manage the soil's chemistry and physics, and the biology
5% Organic Matter - Decaying trash-organic matter - made into humic acid by microbes
45% Rock Minerals - Volcanic in origin - rock minerals
25% - Water
Building healthy soil takes time and inputs. In time, erosion will be
virtually eliminated, and water needs will be dramatically reduced.
Insect and disease problems will be all but eliminated. After your soils
are built (healthy) inputs will only be needed in order to maintain
fertility. Nitrogen is the number one cause of insect and disease
problems. Optimum soil pH 6.2 - 6.4.
Healthy soil will not stick to your shoes or hands.
Healthy soil smells like the earth (forest).
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