It’s no secret that modern methods of agriculture have stripped the average diet of essential nutrients. This is a major cause of nutritional deficiencies in the human body. As today’s farmers grow bumper crops of produce, their use of chemical pesticides and artificial fertilizers merely improves the appearance and increases the size of their yield. But
an abundant harvest fails to compensate for nutrient-depleted food. Nutrient depleted food than causes nutritional deficiencies in our bodies.
Years of cultivating the same farm lands have slowly drained the soil of essential nutrients. Air pollution and toxic chemicals generated by man-made pesticides and chemical fertilizers also damage the soil’s ability to produce nutritious food. Never before has the human race been so well fed, yet so nutrient starved.
Eating foods low in nutrients often means that many essential minerals are needed to properly maintain our biosystems and are a critical requirement for good health. Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel prizes, states, “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
Medical science also supports Pauling’s statement with numerous discoveries linking nutritional deficiencies to disease–osteoporosis, heart and liver disease, anemia, congenital birth defects, and more. Consequently, a diet lacking in essential and trace minerals is likely to lead to poor health.
For more info on how you can maximize, your nutrient and mineral intake, check out this article by the Weston Price Foundation:
Dietary Guidelines for Optimal Health