Minerals can be found in several forms in our daily diet. For example being Inorganic salts, organic salts, a.k.a. esters, chemical minerals that are bounded to another substance (usually an amino acid), and colloidal minerals (liquid form). In order to enhance their absorption by our digestive system, they are arranged into three major groups:
* Metallic form of minerals: They are tiny elements, which can only be absorbed about 8-10% by our digestive system, and absorption ability decreases with age. Not all minerals can be taken in metallic form, nor are they able to be absorbed and may be toxic. When ingested into the stomach, they must link up with amino acid or other substances in the digestive system in order to be absorbed into our bloodstream.
* Chelated form of minerals: They are metallic minerals that are bonded to an amino acid. Amino acids play the role of enzymes by raising the potential of absorption by the digestive system. Chelated minerals speed up the process of absorption and assure a greater amount for the body. Chelated minerals are also assimilated four to five times more efficiently than other minerals; and they provide the most effective way to absorb minerals.
* Colloidal form of minerals: This form is about two and half time more available than chelated minerals and ten times more available then metallic form of minerals. Colloidal minerals are liquids and have very minute particles; about 700 times smaller than red blood cell. They also carry electronegative charge. The lining of the stomach and small intestine have an electropositive charge . An electrical reaction concentrates toward the lining and the body absorption is 89% of minerals in this form. Colloidal minerals are produced by plants. Plants get metallic minerals from the soil convert into colloidal as part of their tissue. It is very important to know that the photosynthesis process can make carbohydrates and amino acids, but can’t make minerals. Minerals must be present in the soil for absorption by plants and into human beings. Once a mineral is absorbed in the blood stream it is carried to the cell then transported across the membrane for the use by the cell. When minerals enter the digestive system they compete for absorption. To much of one mineral may affect the absorption of another; therefore, it is important to maintain a balance of minerals in the body for optimal health.
By having a general knowledge of nutrition, including the composition of various foods, how they can affect our health, and the importance of maintaining their state of equilibrium., we can better understand what makes us sick and how the disease came about. By understanding how the food we eat can contribute to our health problems, we can gain control of our health and promote the body’s intelligence to heal itself.
REMEMBER …
1. The human temple is made of the dust of the earth.
2. Vitamins serve as catalyst and run the body, minerals build the body.
3. No therapy can be successful unless we have nutritional art working with it.
KNOW …
a.)I want you to know that our body’s are as different as every gem found in the earth.
b.)I want you to realize that man lives as much on what he expresses as what he eats.
c.) I want you to look at symptoms in terms of body chemistry, because every symptom can be from chemical shortage and it can be eliminated from the body by taking foods to restore what we have burned out in our bodies.

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