Minerals news, articles and information:

Multivitamin breakthrough delivers nutrients from food, not isolated chemicals; many multivitamins now obsolete

5/9/2013 - It's one of the biggest cover-ups in the history of nutrition: Those "conventional" multivitamins sold at grocery stores, pharmacies and big-box stores are filled with synthetic chemicals that are fraudulently called "vitamins." Ascorbic acid, pyridoxine (B6), niacin (B3), magnesium oxide and dozens...

Measure the vitamins and minerals before you buy them - a mobile scanner to detect nutrient density in produce

3/7/2013 - Forget the smell, visual and squeeze tests, perhaps there's a better way to determine the "health" of a piece of produce before adding it to the basket at the grocery store or produce stand. It's true that not all carrots are created equally. Soil conditions, including quality and type, amount of...

Five easy ways to add goji berries to your diet for enhanced nutrition, trace minerals and longevity

7/20/2012 - I've been eating goji berries on an almost daily basis for at least six years. They've been part of Chinese Medicine for over 5,000 years, and they're super dense in antioxidants, trace minerals, carotenoids and other health-promoting phytonutrients. But a lot of people don't know how to really incorporate...

Video: Adya Clarity founder Matt Bakos caught making fraudulent health claims, insisting minerals will "will penetrate to your bone marrow"

4/24/2012 - Late last year, the natural products community was rocked by a product scandal of such magnitude that it has sent shockwaves across the industry. A product called "Adya Clarity" was manufactured by dissolving inorganic rocks and metals into sulfuric acid, then diluting with water. It was aggressively...

Enriching gluten-free and wheat products doesn't make them healthy

4/14/2012 - The Standard American Diet, otherwise referred to as S.A.D., consists of low quality factory farmed meats, over-processed packaged foods with vitamins and minerals added back in, condiments, and a leaf of iceberg lettuce as the vegetable for the day -- SAD indeed. Packaged processed foods made with...

Nutrition 101: Part 5 - Minerals (Opinion)

3/15/2012 9:13:19 PM - Like vitamins, minerals are micronutrients, which our bodies require, in small but steady supplies. As micronutrients, the importance of minerals in our diet is far greater than the required amount indicates. Our material bodies are made up of more than 100 elements, which have been identified. Of...

Magnesium - Learn about the master mineral supplement you must have

12/5/2011 - Many call it the master mineral, yet eighty percent or more of modern society is deficient. It is a basic element of over 300 cellular metabolic processes. It's magnesium. As important as it is, it is vastly underrated and underused by health practitioners and physicians. The combination of depleted...

12 striking contradictions between Adya Clarity and the core health principles of raw foods living

11/3/2011 - As recent events surrounding Adya Clarity (black mica extract) have revealed, a great many people within the raw food community departed from their usual advocacy of plant-based minerals and natural foods in a rush to consume (and promote, in some cases) a product made by dissolving rocks in chemically-manufactured...

How to test for metals poisoning and remove heavy metals from your body

11/3/2011 - With all the recent news about iron pills that might harm you (http://www.naturalnews.com/034021_iron_supplements_harmful.html) and a popular dietary supplement that was exposed as having surprisingly high levels of aluminum sulfate (http://www.naturalnews.com/034005_Adya_Clarity_consumer_alert.html),...

Adya Clarity (black mica extract) concerns answered in revealing interview with Roy Dittman, integrative medicine scientist

11/2/2011 - In the aftermath of the apology and recall issued on the Adya Clarity product by its top North American distributor, many people are concerned about whether they may have inadvertently exposed themselves to toxic levels of iron or aluminum, the two most common elements found in the Adya Clarity product...

NaturalNews issues consumer alert about Adya Clarity, imported as battery acid and sold for internal consumption

10/28/2011 - A product called Adya Clarity has been sweeping across the natural health community in the last year or so. It has been sold with recommendations for internal use -- taking "super shots" -- and often accompanied by wide-ranging claims that it treats cancer, kidney stones, hormone regulation, arthritis,...

Where have all the minerals gone?

3/10/2011 - It seems like only yesterday that Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work outlining the dangers of global warming, the desecration of the environment for capital gains and his motion picture, An Inconvenient Truth. Let's fast forward to now. Not a whole lot has changed over the past five...

Why you should get your selenium and zinc from foods, not synthetic vitamins

2/18/2011 - I first met the MegaFood company at a natural products expo two years ago. We sat down and had a conversation about "food-based nutrients" versus isolated or synthetic nutrients, and it turned into a fascinating hour that left me thinking we should be doing something with the MegaFood company at some...

Zinc, Selenium, Iodine and Calcium - A variety of minerals are needed to grow hair

12/28/2010 - A deficiency in minerals can cause hair loss because hair production requires a wide variety of minerals and trace minerals. Numerous systems in the body participate in the production of hair. For instance, hormonal balance is needed in order for hair to grow, and the hair follicles where hair is produced...

Why Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt is so much better for your health than processed table salt

5/5/2010 - If you've been reading NaturalNews for long, you've heard me talk about the importance of switching from processed table salt to a "full spectrum" salt. Table salt -- or "white salt" -- is to real salt as table sugar is to dehydrated cane juice. Both white table salt and white sugar are devoid of the...

Product review: Ormus Greens from SunWarrior - a new class of superfood greens?

3/9/2010 - There are a lot of good products in the superfood "greens" category, but few great ones. Now, a new contender joins the field from SunWarrior, the company that brought you SunWarrior Protein products (which remain among my top-recommended plant-based protein products). The new product? SunWarrior...

Zero deaths caused by vitamins, minerals, amino acids or herbs

1/21/2010 - To hear opponents of natural medicine say it, vitamins and herbs are extremely dangerous for your health. They should be regulated, we're told, because they're so dangerous! Statistics from the U.S. National Poison Data System prove otherwise. According to a 174-page report just published, the number...

Iodine prevents breast cancer

11/19/2009 - Breast cancer seems to be on everyone's mind these days: How do you detect it? Prevent it? Reverse it? Fortunately, preventing breast cancer is easy, and iodine is one of the key nutritional strategies for accomplishing precisely that. Here, we bring you an extremely informative collection of...

Zinc and Selenium are the Minerals that Fight Breast Cancer

5/24/2009 - Any woman wanting to avoid breast cancer or its recurrence needs to be aware of the real risk factors. These are not the factors you hear about from the typical oncologist who is interested in pushing drugs. Imbalances in the body are the real risk factors that explain why women get breast cancer, not...

Finding the Powerful Forces of Nature in the Compost Pile

1/1/2009 - Philosophers throughout history have sought out grand theories to define Nature, as if there were a unifying feature. The ancient Greeks were particularly curious in this regard, though they had very little evidence to work with. In the early 6th century BC, Thales postulated that the primary substance...

Bringing the Culture Back in Agriculture

12/2/2008 - After the turn of the previous century there was a lot of experimentation with mono cultures. By that is meant growing only one field crop, e.g. corn or wheat. This is a principle that goes against nature, which works with ecosystems based on synergy and complex wholes, whereby plants work together...

Magnesium Deficiency Prevention

10/24/2008 - How Important Are Magnesium and Colloidal Minerals? A mutual agreement now exists between the medical and complementary health communities on the fact that a wide range of minerals is essential for human health. Nutrient deficiencies or excesses can influence disease states. According to Dr. Joel Wallach,...

Why We Need Action on Soil Depletion

10/23/2008 - Soil scientists have known for many years about the decline in soil fertility. To address the problem, farmers, agricultural companies and governments have advocated a number of solutions which, however, have not ensured that our food is more nutritious. Farming is big business and the aim to is...

Finding God in the Compost Pile

10/23/2008 - Philosophers throughout history have sought out grand theories to define Nature, as if there were a unifying feature. The ancient Greeks were particularly curious in this regard, though they had very little evidence to work with. In the early 6th century BC, Thales postulated that the primary substance...

Marine Phytoplankton is Next Revolutionary Superfood for Disease Prevention and Extraordinary Health

8/14/2008 - In previous articles and product reviews here on NaturalNews, we've covered some astonishing superfoods. The most impressive of those have been derived from microalgae: Astaxanthin, Chlorella, Spirulina and Blue-Green Algae. Now, a new microalgae product has emerged in the natural products market...

Using Sea Minerals in Agriculture – a Tutorial

7/10/2008 - Based on my other two articles on sea minerals here on NaturalNews, (http://www.naturalnews.com/022278.html) and (http://www.naturalnews.com/022309.html) , I have received a lot of questions from readers on how to make a Sole and how to ocean-farm. In this article I attempt to teach you in plain English...

Our Disappearing Minerals and Their Vital Health Role (Part 1)

5/14/2008 - Dating back to the beginning of the last century, mineral depletion in our soils, and thus in the food we eat, has been horrendous -- and it has gotten much worse in recent decades, as we strip the top eight feet of soil throughout the world of the vital major minerals and up to 80 trace minerals that...

The Importance of Staving Off a Magnesium Deficiency

5/9/2008 - The latest government study shows a staggering 68% of Americans do not consume the recommended daily intake of magnesium. Even more frightening are data from this study showing that 19% of Americans do not consume even half of the government's recommended daily intake of magnesium.(1) This article is...

Healing Illness - A Natural Anti-Cancer Protocol

3/10/2008 - Western medicine treats the body as a collection of parts instead of as a synergistic organism. When it comes to treating broken bones and injured body parts, mainstream Western medicine is unequaled. When this same approach is used to treat illness and disease - fixing or repairing the parts where...

Use Selenium and Zinc to Ward Off Cancer and Boost Immunity

2/28/2008 - Cancer, a word that no one wants to think about or talk about and people dread hearing, is unfortunately affecting more and more Americans than ever before. The lies of the mainstream media, that we're "winning the war on cancer", are based on statistical nonsense. More and more people are getting cancer...

The Many Benefits and Uses of Sea Minerals

11/29/2007 - We humans are designed to take in trace elements. How does it work? Plants feed off of minerals in the soil. They will take up only those minerals they need for their growth and development. The plants digest these minerals by adding a carbon atom. When we consume these plants we eat whatever mineral...

Oceans, Plants, and Humans - Closer Than You Think

11/21/2007 - If you look at our "family tree" you will find that apes are our "parents", plants are our "grandparents", and the sun and sea our "great grandparents". The ocean as a plasma Let's start with our great grandmother, the sea. A French doctor by the name of René Quinton discovered as early as 1897...

Interview: Raw food guru David Wolfe explores the healing energy of living foods

2/1/2007 - Mike: Hi, everybody. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, joined by David Wolfe. David Wolfe: How are you doing, Mike? Mike: I'm doing great, David. For those who don't know who David Wolfe is, let me tell you: This is the raw food pioneer right here. This is a guy who experiments with raw foods,...

Mannatech Introduces a Revolutionary Advancement in Vitamin, Mineral and Phytochemical Supplementation (press release)

9/29/2006 - Mannatech, Incorporated (Nasdaq: MTEX), announced today it plans to introduce PhytoMatrix, the nutrition industry's first supplement containing fully standardized and completely plant-based vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Modern farming practices have dramatically compromised the nutritional...

Secrets of soil nutrition: Why the minerals in soil determine the success or failure of foods, health and civilization

8/22/2006 - In learning about nutrition, we often hear that certain foods contain a certain amount of vitamins and minerals. This is especially true in fruits, vegetables, and other produce, but very few people understand the truth about this information, which is that most of the published values about this nutritional...

AMA's campaign against salt fails to recognize health benefits of sea salt and trace minerals

7/18/2006 - You may have heard the recent news that the AMA has publicly come out against excessive sodium consumption and salt in particular. Suddenly, the alternative health community is engaged in a whirlwind of debate on the topic. But wait, if salt is a major risk factor in heart and renal diseases, why...

Bariatric surgery kills 5 percent of patients: Weight loss surgery takes deadly toll

3/22/2006 - A new analysis of bariatric surgery patients, published in the journal Nature, reveals that this surgical procedure may be far more dangerous than most people believe. An astonishing 4.6 percent of patients who undergo bariatric surgery are dead within a year. That's almost one out of 20 people who...

Accunatural skin care product treats acne with vitamins, minerals and herbs

10/17/2005 - Acne may seem like no big deal for those of us who have never had it -- or who only had it for just a few years during puberty; but for many teens, having acne can feel like the end of the world. The damage it does to one's self esteem during the time when it's the most fragile can be devastating. Even...

Are the coral calcium claims by Bob Barefoot credible and believable?

6/6/2005 - A reader asks, "Mike, I recently ran across a book titled 'The Calcium Factor,' authored by Robert Barefoot. He extols the almost miraculous healing powers of calcium, especially coral calcium. And I would like to know what you think about this. The fact that Bob Barefoot seems to have significant financial...

Spirulina: trace minerals content, consumer tastes, and green foods

10/25/2004 - Mike: You mention that trace minerals are part of the food you provide to the spirulina cultures. Are these the same trace minerals that are found in ocean water, then, and how much are absorbed by the spirulina? Gerry: Well, we actually use something very unique which I don't think is duplicated...

Vitamins & minerals in a spray? Popular sublingual spray product puts liquid vitamins in a spray bottle

6/13/2004 11:20:24 AM - It's fast becoming popular: vitamins & minerals in a spray bottle format. For people who can't take pills, capsules or tablets, these liquid vitamins ("sublingual sprays") certainly seem to make sense from a convenience point of view. But are they effective? In other words, are these vitamins...

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