“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself” —FDR

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. –Wendell Berry Everything on earth and the solar system is based on 96 natural elements. Thirty mineral nutrients are indispensable elements that underpin […]

Why is the mineral zinc so important to good health?

Although the body requires only a small intake of the micromineral zinc, it is far more essential for good health than you may think. It is a tiny transition metal that is of great biological importance to both plants and animals. We all want to have a strong immune system, right? Well zinc is one of those immune-supporting nutrients that is necessary […]

Standard American Diet and magnesium deficiency

The Standard American Diet of GMO fast and processed foods is notoriously deficient in essential nutrients—minerals and vitamins. Approximately 68 to 80 percent of people in modern societies are lacking in magnesium, an essential macro (as opposed to micro)-mineral that performs a huge number of regulating roles in the body. It is responsible for the enzyme […]

Sulfur—an essential, but overlooked fundamental of health

There is one tiny mineral we may be lacking. Do we know how essential it is?: Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), says that the role of the mineral, sulfur, is consistently overlooked by those we depend upon to address nutritional deficiencies. This essential nutrient, along with many others, is gone […]

Just how vitamin/mineral-deficient are we?

Just how vitamin/mineral-deficient are many Americans—and others who have succumbed to the modern yummies appealing to us from a constant bombardment of signs and commercials? Very, according to a recent article in Mother Earth News, which calls us “overweight and undernourished.” Increasing evidence is piling up that longterm consumption of the fats, sugars and fluffy white foods […]

Selenium: one of the best kept health secrets

Have you noticed that a lot of people seem to have thyroid problems? It may be because they have low selenium levels. Some symptoms of selenium deficiency include muscle pain, weakness, discoloration of hair and skin and whitening under the fingernails. University of Maryland scientists say that although the body only requires tiny amounts of selenium, […]

Christmas foods in medieval times

First of all, we wish our readers and customers a warm and pleasant Christmas and New Year holiday season! We hope you will continue to read and learn, along with us, about the rewards of natural health fundamentals that have been with us all along, many of which we are just rediscovering in mondern times. Now […]

Molybdenum–a trace element essential for health

Molybdenum is just one of many trace elements essential for optimal health. Its presence is needed for several enzymes vital for plant and animal metabolism, as it functions as an electron carrier in the particular enzymes that catalyse the reduction of nitrogen and nitrate. In humans it is needed for at least three enzymes: (1) […]

Constipation Nation

Constipation is one of the most common medical disorders in modern societies, according to Mayo Clinic. It affects all ages, but is particularly troubling to older folks. Age is not a direct consequence of constipation, but it is closely associated. Most older people take medications that affect nerve condition and smooth muscle function, and lack […]

Why vitamin B12 is so important

Vitamin B12 is the largest and most structurally complex of all known vitamins. The body does not make this vital nutrient, so it must be obtained through diet or supplementation. It is found mostly in foods of animal origin such as meat, fish and eggs, but some forms of B12 are not immediately bioavailable and […]