3 reasons your body can’t use the vitamins in your food
Did you know your body cannot absorb vitamins if you do not have:
a) enough trace minerals, and…
b) enough trace minerals in the right proportions?
Oh, you may consume your daily recommended amount of vitamins (either in food or supplement form). But if you don’t have the right balance of minerals as well, your body simply cannot absorb these vitamins.
That’s right – your body won’t absorb vitamins if you have a mineral deficiency
Fresh fruits and vegetables used to be chock full of trace minerals. But that hasn’t been the case for at least 80 years.
Way back in 1936, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (based on research conducted by the prestigious academic institutions Yale, Rutgers, Johns Hopkins and Columbia) warned of depleted minerals in the soil fruits and vegetables grow in. One researcher – Dr. Charles Northern issued this apocalyptic warning:
“ . . . Countless human ills stem from the fact that the impoverished soil of America no longer provides plant foods with mineral elements essential to human nourishment and health. Millions of acres no longer contain the valuable trace elements . . . 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.”
This was over 80 years ago. Since then, the problem has gotten worse.
A 1992 Earth Summit report placed the decline in mineral content of North American soils at 85 percent. Seven years later, in 1999, a Rutgers University study revealed the mineral content of commercial fruits and vegetables was less than 16 percent of normal compared to vine-ripened organic produce, and the trace elements necessary for vitamin production were completely absent.
Since the mineral content determines the vitamin content (and therefore how much vitamins you can absorb), commercial produce is nowhere near as healthy as it once was!
Here are 3 reasons why modern methods have depleted soil of vital vitamins and nutrients.
1. Dams. Huge dam control and reduce natural flooding. We might think that this was a good idea, but it wasn’t necessarily so, since floodwaters actually carry essential mineral nutrients back into the land. Plants grown in these mineral-poor soils were increasingly unable to extract the nutrients into their produce and bring them to our tables.
2. No Rest. Modern farming methods do not allow the soil to rest. Unlike our ancestors, farmers today use the same fields year after year instead of alternating them. This taxes the soil and does not allow it to reabsorb nutrients from the environment (see #1).
3. Bigger, Faster, Pest Resistant. To increase profits, agricultural practices over the last 80 years have focused on growing bigger, faster, and more pest resistant food. This forces the plant to extract the maximum amount of nutrients out of soil in the minimum time possible.
Add that to the POST processing of food…such as picking food before it is ripe, long shipping and storage, and cooking, freezing, or canning (and other processing methods) and it is no wonder even so called healthy food is lacking in vitamins and minerals.
This is a huge problem because – as the quote mentions above – if your body lacks minerals, vitamins are useless. Your body literally cannot put vitamins to work if you do not have enough minerals in the proper proportions. This is why Nobel Prize winning scientist Linus Pauling once famously quipped, “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
Causes pain too!
Especially joint and arthritis pain. You see, your bones and cartilage are made up of at least 12 minerals. If you are not getting these minerals in your diet (and you are probably not, because they are lacking in the soil), your bones weaken, your joints hurt, and you suffer.
The good news is that there is an easy fix. On the next page you’ll see how to get all of the vital minerals you need for optimum health, plus 3 new discoveries that halt inflammation…rebuild cartilage…restore joint mobility and get you pain free in 30 days or less.
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This article is based on excerpts from the newly updated book, The Calcium Lie 2 by Dr. Robert Thompson. While supplies last you can get a free copy here.
Written By: Updated: September 1,2014
10 thoughts on “This BLOCKS Your Body from Absorbing Vitamins…”
I’m 64, I have “polio” since I was 9 month old on the left leg, and since last year I’m having some trouble with the right leg ( sciatica ), and on the left ankle Osteoarthritis.
The pain on the ankle is increasing and I try everything, also your “Heal-n-soothe” and “RUB on relief”, and the result is average. Sometimes I can’t walk anymore because the ankle doesn’t let me do a step without pain. My question is : Does “Super Joint Support” is different than the other products ? I would like to be able to play golf again !
Thanks and Regards
Fernando – Also look into Prolotherapy and Prolozone Therapy.
Fernando, I too have had polio and I thought you might like to know what I find helpful. Everything that has been said about increasing magnesium levels is very relevant, but for me the form of magnesium that helps the most has been magnesium malate. I take this in capsule form. Coincidentally, I notice it is recommended for people with fibromyalgia (probably not a coincidence really!!). I also use magnesium chloride as a spray. You can use this on problem joints, muscles, etc. You’ll probably need to persevere for a while before you notice improvement. I also take trace minerals.
Super Joint Support is different because it targets, the 3 stages of healing, 1. The Inflammatory response 2. Repair and 3. Remodeling…
The formula supports, Bone, Tendon, Ligament, Muscle as well as Joint Cartilage…
It is unique in that manor and that is why we feel it is a different type of Joint Product…
THE PROBLEM FOR MANY IS THAT THERE ARE SO MANY PRODUCTS AND COMPANIES CLAIMING THEY HAVE THE PUREST BEST MINERALS, OR ANY
SUPPLEMENT FOR THAT MATTER! I WORKED IN A BIG HEALTH FOOD STORE
MANY YEARS, NOT ALL OUR BRANDS WERE GOOD! WE SOLD STUFF LIKE FRUCTOSE AND ASCORBIC ACID, JUNK IN KIDS VITAMINS, LET ALONE ADULTS!
IT IS CONFUSING AND PEOPLE TIRE OF HEALTHY INFO JUST LIKE THE DOCTORS THAT STICK US ON PHARMACY DRUGS! SO CALLED HEALTH COMPANIES ARE NO BETTER THAN THE DRUG COMPANIES OF PHARMACOPIA! NOW WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR NON GMO, AND GLUTEN PROBLEMS IN EVERYTHING! MANY COMPANIES ARE LIKE THE GOVERNMENT, IN IT FOR THE MONEY!!!
Very interested in your book Calcium Lie 2..I was told to take major quantities of calcium due to severe
arthritis (osteo & rheumatoid)..The name: Fosamax & Fosavance prescribed by rheumatologist for mega
years…I read about the dangers for 3 yrs.-mentioned them to my specialists & doctors (was told I had no
choice but to take it (the benefits out weighed the risks) they said…I now have osteo necrosis of the jaw –
all through the jaw bone, no chance of bone implants whatsoever!! I see color pics on the internet of this
horrible disease & just “shiver” with fright My rheumatologist told me NOT to come back, find some other
doctor & keep my faith in God…I have 2 hip replacements, 2 shoulder replacements,spinal reconstruction
& both knees are filled with arthritis & bouts with sepsis infections..We follow doctors advice & “CRY”…
So sorry for your pain and suffering. Offering it to God for those that need it the most … even more than your great suffering … is the best thing you can do, dear Gloria.
I will say prayers for you, and that you may find some relief and comfort from the Baby Infant Jesus of Prague. God bless you, His dear child.
It sounds like you’re better off without your rheumatologist … with doctors like that, who needs enemies.
Try to find yourself a good Naturopathic Doctor … if you can, one who had training as a “mainstream” medical doctor, and expanded into herbal medicine and naturopathy out of frustration with the “mainstream’s” penchant for “treatment” and not “cure.” That sort of doctor is in it to help you, and not for the money.
Hope you can find relief through God and His natural medicine.
As Robert Mendelsohn said, malpractice is the only kind we have. Even at this late date, getting balanced minerals will help.Many will absorb through the skin, which will be easier on the digestive system.
Mineral uptake cannot occur in the small intestine unless an adequate supply of bicarbonate is present which is made by the pancreas and is regulated by the kidneys. Normal levels of hydrocloric acid in the stomach provide the necessary stimulation of the release of bicardonate. At the cellular leve; minerals are absorbed along with Vitamin B6 which functions as a symporter. The entire B vitamin complex is required as a base line and then, and only then, can additional Vitamin B6 be absorbed.
Pundits incorrectly believe that an acidic body harbors disease when in reality, it is actually attenuated. The anaerobic entities which comprise most disease states function in hyperalkalinity, not acidity. Alkalizing the body via the oral route will neutralize retained waste acids which is, of course, a good thing, however the disease process is not dramatically affected and the results are usually temporary. Excess levels of alkalinity can cause hyperalkalosis and can shut down the parasympathetic nervous system which can cause an acute arrest in respiration; a fatal condition which can occur rapidly. The key to the restoration of homeostsasis lies in restoring normal levels of hydrochloric acid which then allows for the release of retained acids which are the waste end products of anaerobic metabolism. Many infectious microbes are often ensconced in biofilms which protect them from the ravages of excessive acids which otherwise would usually destroy them. HCL erodes these biofilms and thus exposes the microbes for lysis. The primary culprit is simple carbohydrates and refined sugars which feed the disease states while paralyzing the white cells which are, of course, your immune system. After the consumption of sugar, the white cells spasm for up to six hours leaving your body defenseless while anaerobic microbes replicate exponentially during this pause in immunity.