In the book (Step Three) we explain why nearly everyone is deficient in micronutrients. The problems are most severe for minerals: water treatment removes minerals from water, and mineral depletion of soil by industrial agriculture leads to mineral deficiencies in farmed plants and grain-fed animals.
This is why our ???essential supplements??? include a multimineral supplement plus additional quantities of five minerals ??? magnesium, copper, chromium, iodine, and selenium. Vitamins get a lot of attention, but minerals are where the big health gains are.
Taking supplements makes me feel guilty, since it is true you can get everything from food. Is it possible to increase your plasma levels of all minerals like what is done with epsom salt? And if so, what stuff should be put in the bath? It's too cold to swim in the sea.
asked byKorion (8938)
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on March 18, 2012
at 03:35 PM
Here is a possible starting point: http://www.ehow.com/how_4842507_mineral-bath-salts.html
on September 27, 2013
at 01:48 PM
That's pretty cool, or you could just pop them. I used to be scared of supplements too. A bit of potassium iodine, magnesium, chromium and selenium spread out throughout the day isn't going to do anything bad, especially mixed with food. As long as you keep supplementations down to the bear essentials it should be all good in the hood. Peace out.