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Once upon a time, people grew and harvested fruits and vegetables that they used to make healthy, whole food meals. Those fruits and vegetables were full of vital nutrients from the land and nourished the bodies of those who ate them, helping them to grow healthy and strong.
You care about your kids and give them fruits and vegetables, but did you know many of today’s foods are mineral deficient? You can boost your health and that of future generations with precious nutrients, found in Body Ecology's high-quality blend of humic and fulvic minerals and amino acids.
Today, we’re told to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet, but even if you are eating them, something is most likely missing.
Our produce no longer has all the nutrients we need.
In fact, over the past 60 years, we've seen a sharp decline in the mineral content of the foods we eat, which "clearly demonstrates a significant relationship between deficiencies in micronutrients and physical and mental ill health."1
Whether a result of over-farming, pesticides, genetically altered seeds, decreased soil quality, or fertilizers, one thing is for certain: Americans young and old are mineral deficient because our food supply no longer gives us enough nutrients.2
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Taking in significant amounts of minerals is an overlooked and under-emphasized reason why so many of us are not really healthy today. Mineral deficiency greatly contributes to early and needless aging. Active in every single function of your (and your child’s) body, minerals are absolutely essential to good health.
Consider the Japanese, who many years ago consumed a diet very rich in minerals. Their diets consisted of sea vegetables at every meal. They enjoyed good health exemplified by their dark, shiny hair, few wrinkles, calm and focused demeanors, and long lives.
Gradually, though, the influence of the West has taken over.
Many modern Japanese have abandoned their traditional ways of eating in favor of processed foods, caffeine, and sugar. These mineral-depleting foods cause gray hair, wrinkles, and other signs of premature aging. The Japanese are now just as concerned as we are about their children’s health. We are all seeing a generation of young children and teens who are intellectually very bright but are unable to sit still and focus. And according to a 2016 review article published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Japan's transition to a nutrient-poor Western diet has even brought with it America's Alzheimer's epidemic. Alzheimer's rates in Japan increased from 1 percent in 1985 to 7 percent in 2008. Every person in the U.S. now has about a 4 percent chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, blamed in part on our Western diet.3
Tying the dots of research together will show you that mineral deficiencies play a major role in these changes, and this has long been a factor in the declining health of adults and children the world over.
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It is so important that it must be stated again: Minerals are active in every single function of your body.
When you are mineral deficient, your whole body suffers.
Unfortunately, one of the major ways we “stress out” our adrenals is by not feeding them with the minerals they need to function. When our adrenals are mineral deficient, we may suffer from insomnia; have an acidic, ache-y stomach; and have trouble digesting food. Our hormones will be out of balance, and we'll feel sluggish and tired, gain weight, feel depressed, and have difficulty concentrating.
So feeding your adrenals with minerals is important for everyone, especially children and teens who are not only growing but who will become the future parents of the world. Create healthy children and teens, help them create a healthy new generation of babies someday, and we can turn around the health crisis on our planet.
Minerals are so important that it's critical to nourish your own adrenals even before you have children, and extra amounts of minerals should be taken by a mother-to-be when she is creating a new life inside her womb!
A 2017 University of Zurich study showed that when a pregnant woman experiences stress during her pregnancy, her fetus experiences stress too.9 Stress hormones can be sent to the baby through the amniotic fluid. Stress has a negative effect on the mother's adrenals, but it also affects her baby's newly-forming adrenal cells.
Other studies show that when babies experience stress in the womb, the cells of their adrenals are expanded and become weak. The children studied were highly intelligent but could not handle stressful situations. They had trouble focusing and sitting calmly in school. They had trouble going to sleep at night.10 (Sound familiar?) This certainly helps explain behavioral and learning problems after birth. Research also indicates that children whose mothers experienced stress during pregnancy may be at greater risk for mental illness later in life, including schizophrenia.11
Clearly, our current epidemics of mental health problems and developmental disorders like autism and ADD can be traced back to poor nutrition, environmental toxins, and stressful lifestyles, in many cases. Fortunately, Body Ecology has a number of wonderful solutions to offer the world at this time.
From conception, our children are not receiving the valuable minerals they need to grow healthy and strong. For those of us who are well past childhood, the fatigue, stress, chronic diseases, and deterioration of our bodies indicate that mineral deficiency is taking its toll.
But if we can't depend on our food supply to nourish us with the minerals we need, what are our options?
The Body Ecology system of health and healing was created to be a mineral-rich antidote to our modern world.
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By following The Body Ecology Diet, you can replenish your body with the minerals it needs, not only to function properly but also to attain vibrant health. Whether you are a parent yet or not, a diet rich in minerals will prepare you to pass on a legacy of health to our most precious resources: the next generation of children.
As our modern world puts more stress on our bodies, our minds, and our environment, it becomes even more important to take charge of our health and the health of our kids.
Minerals are missing in most of our diets today. By making a few healthy changes, you can supply more of these valuable nutrients to you and your family:
Minerals are essential to your well-being, but the Standard American Diet does not provide you with all the nutrients you and your children need. By following the Body Ecology system of health and healing, you can replenish your body's storehouse of minerals and improve your health -- and the health of generations to come.
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