Is Your Mineral Supplement Worth It?

Organic in the sense of “organic minerals” means that the mineral was derived from something living.

The definition of a mineral is surprisingly simple. A mineral is “an organic substance needed by the human body for good health.” Now let’s stop for a minute and examine an important word in that definition: Organic.

Typically, when we see the word “organic”, we think of organic vs conventional produce; in other words, grown without chemicals or genetically modified seeds. That is indeed one definition of organic, but that’s not what we’re talking about here.

Organic in the sense of “organic minerals” means that the mineral was derived from something living.

Organic minerals come from plants; they are bioavailable. What that means is that they are very absorbable into the cells of the human body.

Organic minerals break down slowly, increasing their stability. This stability enables organic minerals to complete their journey to the parts of the body where they are needed without breaking away and binding to other compounds in the body, which would render them less absorbable or even completely unabsorbable.

Inorganic minerals, on the other hand, are mineral salts derived from non-living things (i.e. rocks and soil). Inorganic minerals are less bioavailable because they are less stable.

Inorganic minerals have a tendency to become “unbound” too quickly; they may bind with other molecules that make them less bioavailable or even completely unabsorbable. Obviously then, organic minerals are best to rebuild your cells, which are dying and being replaced at a rate of 300 million per minute.

So how do you know which type of mineral is being used in that supplement in your cupboard? Dr. Robert J. Thiel, author of Naturopathy for the 21st Century has a good rule of thumb:

Most mineral salts are listed on the label with a two-word description, while most food complex minerals list the mineral and the source. For example, if next to the word ‘calcium’ the label says ‘carbonate’, it is clear that this is a mineral salt. If on the other hand, next to the word ‘calcium’ it says it is in a food complex (or otherwise states the food source) then it is usually from a food (it is of interest to note that calcium citrate is actually the rock known as limestone processed with lactic and citric acids — it is not a product of citrus fruits).”

Incidentally, your body cannot convert inorganic minerals into organic minerals — only plants can do that. The plant’s roots go into the soil, absorb the mineral salt, and convert it into something that is best for the human body to use. That’s why plants are so important to human health.

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Fighting Cancer With Plants

Silymarin consists of flavonoids found in the milk thistle plant.

What if there was a natural way to fight both breast cancer and prostate cancer? And what if you could do it without side effects and increase the effectiveness of conventional cancer treatments while you’re at it?

The Creator of the universe is way ahead of us. Such a compound has always existed in the milk thistle plant: Silymarin.

I first learned about the power of silymarin in The Blaylock Wellness Report, written by Dr. Russell Blaylock, a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon. Silymarin consists of flavonoids found in the milk thistle plant. Silymarin has long been heralded for its antioxidant and liver-protective qualities and is now being researched for its anticancer attributes in both breast and colon cancers.

In breast cancer, it works by interfering with cancer growth. It binds to estrogen receptors, essentially putting up the “no vacancy” sign to cancer, preventing tumor growth.[i]

Amazingly, it goes exactly where it is needed, accumulating its cancer-fighting power in breast tumor tissue.[ii]

Equally remarkable, silymarin does the opposite to help men deal with prostate cancer. Instead of “putting up the no vacancy sign”, it opens a door.

Aggressive types of prostate cancer are typically unresponsive to conventional radiation treatment, but silymarin helps by being a “radiosensitizing” agent; it opens the door of cancer cells, putting out the “welcome mat” for radiation therapy to do its thing far more effectively.

In fact, one study in 2015 showed that use of silymarin in conjunction with radiation therapy resulted in 10 times better kill rate of prostate cancer cells. Even better, the silymarin only helped to kill the cancer cells and actually protected normal cells that would typically experience radiation poisoning and injury.[iii]

Silymarin also beats cancer at its own game in the colon.

As a survival mechanism, colon cancer cells will suppress their vitamin D receptors in an effort to protect themselves from vitamin D’s cancer-fighting effects. Silymarin reverses the effect, allowing vitamin D to break into the cancer cells and do what it does best: stop the cells’ proliferation and spread.

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[ii] Lazzeroni M, Guerrieri-Gonzaga A, Gandini S, Johansson H, Serrano D, Cazzaniga
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The Healing Power of Vitamin C

Meeting the “% Daily Value” of any particular nutrient is usually not enough

I have routinely included 3,000 to 4,000 mg of vitamin C in my morning breakfast/vitamin routine. It may sound like a lot, mainly because we are conditioned to the “% Daily Value” we read on the “Nutrition Facts” panels on packaged foods.

What most people do not realize is that those “Daily Value” percentages are just enough to avoid a deficiency. If a person is already deficient in a certain nutrient, ingesting enough to reach 100% is not going to help the deficiency.

These recommendations are, essentially, just enough to keep a person alive! Yet, in today’s nutrient-draining, stress-filled world, most people are deficient in at least one nutrient or another.

Meeting the “% Daily Value” of any particular nutrient is usually not enough. It’s like trying to re-fill a quickly draining bathtub with a slowly dripping faucet.

So why take so much vitamin C? What does it do?


Vitamin C helps to heal bruises, wounds, fractures, and scar tissues. It strengthens blood vessels and supports a healthy appetite and stable moods. In fact, it supports overall good health including regular heartbeat, good digestion, and healthy levels of hemoglobin.

Studies have also shown that Alzheimer’s patients given anti-oxidants (in a formula containing vitamin C) demonstrate significantly improved cognitive scores. Research has also shown that people with higher vitamin C levels experienced 50% less death from cancer than those with low vitamin C levels.

Many of those with advanced lung and colon cancers who underwent intravenous vitamin C completely recovered, and as Dr. Thomas Levy mentions in his book Primal Panacea vitamin C has the potential to eradicate cancer altogether.

In a press release dated January 26, 2020, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service reported, “The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C.”

Ironically, as all-powerful as vitamin C may seem to be, it is very fragile when exposed to heat. So, processed foods and cooked foods that contained vitamin C before they were cooked or processed likely won’t have much benefit.

Rule of thumb…

Eat foods rich in vitamin C raw, and make sure that any vitamin C supplement comes from a whole food source. If it does, it will say so right on the supplement facts panel.

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Meat, Eggs, Dairy, and Cancer Risk

For many reasons, the gut is indeed the command center for human health. It is a fascinating warzone, a seesaw balancing act between good bacteria and pathogenic bacteria.

Many factors in today’s world can lead to bacteria imbalance, which is why supplemental probiotics have become so popular. Probiotics help to maintain a proper balance of good bacteria and pathogenic bacteria. This helps the body to absorb nutrients and to heal itself of disease.

One of the more eyebrow-raising gut bacteria discoveries in recent years is the role that animal-based foods play when it comes to cancer risk. The surprising thing about this discovery is that cancer risk does not come directly from the animal-based food itself (or even the fat of said foods).

The problem arises in the process by which the human body digests these foods. When the human body’s intestinal bacteria digest red meat, eggs, and dairy, the liver responds by producing a substance called trimethylamine-N-oxide (or TMAO for short).

High levels of TMAO in a person’s blood are now considered to be the “smoking gun” for colon cancer risk.

In fact, a recent, five-year study showed that women with the highest level of TMAO in their blood plasma had the highest risk for rectal cancer — up to 340% greater risk than women with the lowest TMAO levels!

Remember, this has NOTHING to do with genetics. It’s all about cancer risk from eating red meat, eggs, and dairy.

What if you cut out red meat and dairy as many people are doing nowadays? Are eggs really that bad?

Well, another study, which focused solely on egg consumption, found that colon cancer wasn’t the only concern. It found that elevated TMAO levels from eating 5 eggs or more per week is associated with a “modestly elevated risk of breast cancer, and a positive association between egg intake and ovarian and fatal prostate cancers cannot be ruled out.”

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What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

Did you know that when a natural, unprocessed food comes into contact with your taste buds, your body knows exactly what to do with it?

Your taste buds can actually recognize unprocessed food and according to what food it is, your body will automatically secrete a special combination of digestive fluids that are best adapted to digest the specific food your taste buds are detecting!

On the other hand, processing changes the flavor of natural food; and, as a result, taste buds do NOT recognize the food. That sends a misguided message to the body and leads to a dysfunction in digestive fluid secretion, which is not ideal for nutrient absorption nor gut health.

This may seem like revolutionary science, but the connection between natural food, nutrient absorption, and gut health is not a new understanding.

Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates (known as the father of medicine and from whose name we get “The Hippocratic Oath”) stated, “All disease begins in the gut.”

Even in his day, he recognized the importance of gut health; and indeed, gut health affects overall health.

A visual example of this concept is an eye chart used in the natural health practice of iridology. Iridology examines the iris of the eye as a health map of the entire body. That map resembles the hub and spokes of a bicycle wheel — the hub being the pupil and the spokes being the iris, the colored part of the eye.

Each section of your iris represents a particular part of your body, much like the nerve endings in the sole of the foot correspond to parts of the body in the practice of reflexology.

Discolorations in a particular part of the iris indicate disharmony in the corresponding part of the body.

For example, a dark spot in the lower left quadrant of the left eye indicates trauma or less-than-optimal function in the person’s left kidney. Likewise, every other part of the body occupies a small space in the spokes of the iridology map.

There is one part of the body that affects the function of all others: The gut.

On the iridology map, the gut is wrapped around the entire pupil, meaning that gut health affects all other “spokes” stemming from it. In other words, the health of your gut determines the health of every other part of your body.

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Why Digestion Is So Important

Many people have digestive troubles today, and that’s a concern for overall health — because proper digestion is an important key to healing.

Now, for people with a healthy digestive system, raw food is easiest for digestion. Raw foods have their own enzymes to help the food break down and metabolize. But it’s not that easy for people with irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, or stomach issues.

In fact, many doctors will tell people in these situations that they cannot have raw food at all.

However, it’s not the raw food that’s the problem, per se. It’s the fiber. The juice is just fine, and in fact, can help the body overcome digestive issues.

Most of the nutrition in raw food is found in the juice, the fiber just holds it all together. So, a person with digestive issues can drink freshly extracted juice to help heal their condition without the fiber. Then, once healing begins, they can usually begin to include whole, raw foods that have been blended in a blender.

Why put raw food in a blender? Blended food is much easier to digest because the blender has done much of the digestion work already.

Blending breaks open the cells of the food in a much more efficient way than chewing can, which means that more nutrition is released.

Blended food can deliver as much as seven times the amount of nutrition of food chewed in its whole form.

Quite often, the very reason a person has any illness at all is that they’re not absorbing nutrients, even if a digestive-related illness has never been diagnosed.

You can have the greatest diet in the world, but if your body cannot absorb what you are eating, your great diet is not doing any good.

You have toxins in your body (as everyone does), but you don’t have the nutrient absorption to fight back, you’re not going to be able to defend yourself against sickness and disease.

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How To Escape Disease Statistics

A wise man once said, if you’re doing something that no one else is doing, chances are you’re doing something right.

When your diet and lifestyle are healthier than everyone else around you, you may be perceived as strange or extreme. But if you’re doing something the rest of the world is not, suddenly the world’s disease statistics don’t apply to you.

Think about it: A statistic that says that “1 in ‘x’ Americans will get stuck in an elevator in their lifetime” doesn’t apply to you if you never use an elevator.

Likewise, a statistic that claims “1 in ‘x’ Americans will develop ‘this or that’ disease” is derived from a sample of typical Americans from all walks of life who may or may not be watching their diet and lifestyle.

If you are one of the rare ones actually looking after your health and lifestyle in a way that the rest of that sample group is not, then you are not part of that statistic, and the results do not apply to you.

Those scary ‘diseases-of-affluence’ statistics will NOT apply to you.

When you decide to take care of your health in a way that seems “weird” to everyone else, you are protecting and empowering your health better than everyone else. You’re changing the game, actually, you’re taking yourself OUT of the game.

If you eat better foods than everyone else, your health will be better than everyone else because you literally ARE what you EAT.

Your cells will be more vibrant and resistant to the symptoms of disease because you are fueling them with foods that are jam-packed with life-giving force, and that gives you a health advantage.

The way your body responds to everyday lifestyle factors is significantly superior when you choose to eat a high percentage of raw, living, plant-based foods and juices because your body is properly equipped to deal with the situation instead of succumbing to disease.

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How Free Radicals Rob Your Health

If we eat when we are not really hungry, we are overeating, which causes a traffic jam in our digestive system that causes oxidative stress, which in turn causes free radicals.

Now, free radicals are not all bad. We need a certain amount of them for our bodies to work correctly. But just like anything else, too much of a good thing is NOT a good thing.

A free radical is a molecule that lacks an electron, and that makes it unstable.

In order to stabilize itself, a free radical needs to another electron, which it will rob from another molecule in your body.

As you can imagine, this causes a domino effect of damage because every time a molecule is robbed of an electron, another cell becomes damaged (i.e. oxidation). A certain amount of cellular damage is normal, but too much cellular damage leads to disease.

So, what can we do to stop a free radical?

Just as a free radical is missing an electron, ANTI-oxidants contains an extra electron.

The extra electron in the molecular structure of an antioxidant will fill the void the molecular structure of a free radical, which stabilizes it and stops it from hunting down electrons from other molecules.

And the richest source of antioxidants? You guessed it… raw fruits and vegetables.

As much as we try, we can’t stop ALL free radical production; it happens with every metabolic process in the body. It happens with exercise. It even happens with breathing and thinking.

The key is to counteract it as much as possible by ensuring that most of your diet consists of raw, living foods that have antioxidants your body needs to stop oxidation and reverse the damage.

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How and What To Juice

Whether you’re sick or well, your body replaces cells at the rate of 300 million every minute. The quality of the replacement cells depends on the quality of food you are providing to your body.

There are 3 ways this can go; you can get sicker by eating more and more poorly; you can stay the way you are by not changing your food habits; or you can get better by changing what you eat to living foods that help the body create healthier cells than the ones it is replacing.

Obviously, you want to provide better cells than the ones your body is replacing — this is how you reverse disease; and juicing is the best source of high quality nutrition your body can get to create superior cells to do it.

Now if you’re juicing a quart of vegetable juice or more every day, it can get expensive, especially if you’re trying to do everything organically. But here’s my little money-saving secret…

Most chemicals used on conventional produce are hydrophobic. That means they stick to the pulp of the fruits and vegetables, not the juice.

So don’t be afraid to juice conventional produce instead of organic; you’re getting a lot less exposure to these chemicals that you might think. However, it’s still a good idea to wash everything first.

So what about juicing fruit? Well, juicing fruit is not really a good idea. Part of the function of fiber in a whole piece of fruit is to regulate the release of the fruit’s sugar in the bloodstream. When you juice a piece of fruit, you separate the fiber from the juice, which concentrates all of the sugar from that whole piece of fruit into a small amount of juice.

Without the fiber to regulate the sugar in a piece of fruit, the sugar in fruit juice is released into your body too quickly, and that’s not conducive to healing.

Vegetables, on the other hand, are the best thing to juice to get maximum nutrients into your body with the least amount of digestive effort; and that promotes healing.

So remember this rule of thumb: eat your fruits, juice your veggies.

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The Ultimate Wellness Weapon

Nutrition — concentrated nutrition — is the key to health; this is why so many nutritional supplements have been introduced in recent years.

But raw, whole, plant-based foods are still the best because they contain a complete profile of natural compounds that work in synergy as nature intended.

Isolated nutrients developed into a supplement can help give the body a boost, but can never have the same, superior synergy that matches the human body’s complex need for nutrients found in their natural state, accompanied by all of the cofactors that make each nutrient function to their maximum God-given capacity.

Freshly extracted, raw vegetable juices are the ultimate expression of this synergy — they are the best of the best.

Juicing vegetables provides the most amount of living food nutrition with the least amount of digestive effort from your body because the juice has been separated from the fiber, enabling the body to get much more nutrition to the cellular level much quicker and with much less energy.

This allows your body to rest while arming it with the nutrients it needs to address deficiency, detoxify, and fight the symptoms of disease.

In effect, you are addressing toxicity and deficiency — the two things that cause disease — at the same time. This is why juicing is the ultimate wellness weapon.

So why is juicing better than just eating? Well, let’s take the example of a raw carrot…

Even if your digestive system is healthy, you can only assimilate a maximum of 35% of the nutrition in a carrot.

Why? Because of the effort involved. Your body first has to break down the fiber of the carrot to get at the nutrients inside the carrot’s cells — because most of the nutrition is in the cells of the juice, not the fiber. The fiber just holds everything together.

But if you use a juicer to separate the carrot’s fiber from its juice and drink only the juice, all the work of breaking down the food into liquid has already been done.

So now, instead of assimilating 35% of nutrition from a whole carrot, your body can now assimilate up to 92% of the nutrients from that same carrot by drinking the juice alone.

That means, you can get the nutrition of a pound of carrots in just 8 ounces of juice; that’s the kind of concentrated nutrition your body needs to reverse the symptoms of disease!

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