Nutritional Minerals

Over the past couple of decades the ‘hot topic’ of nutritional science has been the microbiome. Back in the 1980s the ‘hot topic’ was nutritional minerals. At that time research was revealing the incredible extent of the role of minerals and trace element in the healthy functioning  of the body and the brain. I can remember being astounded by the latest findings and thinking about a passage from the Bible:    “Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground . . and breathed life into him” (Genesis 2:7)

I pondered upon the fact that that is exactly what minerals and trace elements are – “the dust of the ground” as I saw more and more of the wisdom of our Creator God in His ongoing provision for our health. Food grown on healthy soil provides these vital minerals and trace elements so crucial to the functioning of our bodies and our brains.

Dr. Linus Pauling the two-time Nobel Prize winner stated that: You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” Vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and a host of other biologically active substances are essential for our bodies to function properly. They virtually all include minerals as an integral part of their chemical structure.

But yet again we have undervalued our Creator’s provision in nature. All over the world, minerals are disappearing from agricultural soils at an alarming rate. Countless human ills stem from the fact that our impoverished soil  no longer provides plant foods with the mineral elements essential to human nourishment and health. Chemical farming, with NPK formulas, causes malnutrition and a general loss of mental acuity in the population, leading to degenerative metabolic disease and early death.

Click on the following link to learn where the root of the problem lies:-

Where have all the minerals gone?


Click on the following links for information on the individual mineral; what it does, the bodily parts affected, it’s deficiency symptoms, things that can cause a deficiency and good food sources of the mineral.