Organic Minerals & Good Health

By Tim James

www.thesproutco.com   www.livingfoodplan.com

Organic minerals are minerals that have been absorbed through the root system and/or foliage of a plant. They are foundational elements for our bodies like water and air, and without them we grow weak, tired and hungry. In-organic minerals are like teeny- tiny rocks and they can be found in most mineral waters and chemical supplements which create hardening of the arteries along with kidney and gall stones. A good rule of thumb is: Always consume ORGANIC MINERALS that are found in plants if you do not want to be malnourished like over half of the worlds population!

The chronic hunger most people feel on a daily basis starts with mineral deficiencies and then is further complicated by blood sugar swinging up and down from over eating foods that have been chemicalized, processed, and cooked at high temperatures. Organic minerals change chemistry and hormones in the body which blocks hunger and helps us cut back on addictive foods like sugar, salt, and fats. Organic minerals are also alkaline which is very important since most of us are eating and living a very acidic lifestyle.

So far I have found three ways people can make sure minerals are in the foods they are eating:

1. Find farmers who use proper planting practices where they rest the soil from time to time and plant cover crops such as alfalfa to allow the tap roots to go deep into the soil and pull minerals up to the topsoil.

2. Find farmers who use “Rock Dust” to re-mineralize their soils. You can also do this at home in your garden.

3. Find farmers who use OceanSolutions “Ionic Ocean Minerals” on their soils. You can also do this at home in your garden or when growing your own wheatgrass & sprouts.

I encourage you to get back to basics, get back to the fundamentals of a healthy body:

1. Breathe deeply and often and crack your window in your bedroom at night while sleeping.

2. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of pure water daily. Stay hydrated!

3. Consume the freshest foods possible and make sure you know that the food going in your mouth is full of organic minerals.

Practice these three health fundamentals and get ready for some exciting changes in your body and more importantly your relationship with food. Being in control of food rather than food controlling you is a great place to be and minerals will help you get there! Consuming mineral rich, alkaline foods is the only way we can restore and maintain our health and the health of our wonderful planet we call home.

Mineral Rich Fertilizers

By David Pendergast – www.agoragardens.com

One of the most important things we can do as gardeners is to take care of the soil in which we grow our crops.  Home gardeners are no different than giant agribusinesses that feed millions of people.  We fertilize the plants we grow in hopes for higher yields, but we must also be good stewards of the soil.

Today, organic growers have access to materials that serve the dual purpose of feeding both plants and soil at the same time.  As long as your fertilizers are made from natural materials such as minerals mined from rock or deep oceanic water, you will be taking care of the soil while also fertilizing your plants.  This is where the use of chemical only fertilizers will eventually weaken your soil.  Chemicals will diminish your soil’s ability to retain water and over time, higher and higher amounts of chemicals will be required to stimulate plant growth.  It is a downward spiraling cycle that is very harmful to the health of the soil.

In my experience, I have found that fertilizers sourced from the ocean are the best solution to effective soil and plant management.  The benefits are numerous:

Environmentally safe with non-toxic effects

Increased nutritional density

Approved for organic production

Restores depleted soils

Easily repeated application with no harm of “burning” vegetables and plants

Plants germinate quicker, ripen earlier and retain high nutrition

Plants are more stress resistant

I encourage all growers to carefully read the labels on the containers.  They are an excellent source of information, as are the experts at local garden centers.  The more you learn about what we are putting in our soils, the more successful we will all become at organic sustainable gardening.