"Our physical well-being is more directly
dependent upon minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins,
or upon precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume."
"Do you know
that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies
which cannot be remedied until depleted soils from which our food comes
are brought into proper mineral balance?"
fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables and grains) now being raised on millions
of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving
us - no matter how much of them we eat. No man of today can eat enough fruits
and vegetables to supply his system with the minerals he requires for perfect
health because his stomach isn't big enough to hold them."
"The truth is
that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren't worth eating
as food...Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals
we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise
proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume."
"This talk about
minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a realization of the importance
of minerals in food is so new that the text books on nutritional dietetics
contain very little about it. Nevertheless, it is something that concerns
all of us, and the further we delve into it the more startling it becomes."
wouldn't you, that a carrot is a carrot - that one is about as good as another
as far as nourishment is concerned? But it isn't; one carrot may look and
taste like another and yet be lacking in the particular mineral element
which our system requires and which carrots are supposed to contain."
prove that the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the eggs, and even the
milk and the meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago
(which doubtless explains why our forefathers thrived on a selection of
foods that would starve us!)"
"No man today
can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his stomach with the mineral
salts he requires for perfect health, because his stomach isn't big enough
to hold them! And we are turning into big stomachs."
"No longer does
a balanced and fully nourishing diet consist merely of so many calories
or certain vitamins or fixed proportion of starches, proteins and carbohydrates.
We know that our diets must contain in addition something like a score of
"It is bad news
to learn from our leading authorities that 99% of the American people are
deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one of
the more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the
balance, any considerable lack or one or another element, however microscopic
the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer, shorten our lives."
"We know that
vitamins are complex chemical substances which are indispensable to nutrition,
and that each of them is of importance for normal function of some special
structure in the body. Disorder and disease result from any vitamin deficiency.
It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body's appropriation
of minerals, and in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform.
Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking
minerals, vitamins are useless."
physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take
into our systems than upon calories of vitamins or upon the precise proportions
of starch, protein of carbohydrates we consume."
is one of the latest and most important contributions of science to the
problem of human health."