The established medical field has erroneously believed, and endorsed, that mineral supplements are not required for optimal health. Extensive research over the last 30 years has shown such idea's to be false and worse- detrimental.
The soil has long since been vastly depleted of minerals and we cannot possibly hope to get all the nutrients we need from the foods grown there. Anyone has the option to re-mineralize their soil, but this article will assume they have not yet. Depleted soil and the "four food groups" will not allow us to live long healthy lives. Sorry- Santa Clause is not real. When your body is assaulted by drugs, disease, pollutants and even exercise; you risk decreased vitality, increase of illness and an early unnecessary demise. Because of excessive pollutants in our air, water and food/soils we require additional minerals to safely process the toxins from our bodies. Excessive cravings for "junk food" or alcohol or drugs indicate the body is not getting all of the essential nutrients. So you'll consume extraordinary amounts of your poison of choice; drugs, alcohol, fats, sugar, caffeine... It's your bodies way of trying to get the missing nutrients.
What about those 30 years of research? No need. The U.S. government knew in 1936. Yes really- look it up.-Senate Document No. 264,74th session,1936-google it
"No man today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to require his stomach with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health... Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet defeiencies which cannot be remedied until depleated soils from which our food comes our brought back into proper mineral balence?"
"The alarming fact is that foods now being raised on millions of acres of land that that no longer contain enough minerals(and trace min.) are starving us- no matter how much of them we eat."
You should be alarmed. That is normal, if you're not then you really need some better food. I bring all this up to simply share and hopefully show us that we need better food and soil. Not drugs, not surgery, maybe therapy. Mostly good soil, clean water and healthy plants and animals- these simple realities will carry us and our grandchildren into the next century.
Be good to yourself and each other. Buy some rock dust...