vegetables and fruits. But what has happened? In the last 50 years or so, mankind has stepped in and interfered with God's natural system by introducing artificial fertilizers. Man learned that by applying artificial fertilizers that contain only nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, he could cultivate larger areas of land, increase his yield per acre, and greatly improve his productivity. The problem here was that the eighty or so other minerals that the plants took from the soil were not replaced by the artificial fertilizer. So our soils have gradually become mineral depleted, which means that the plants grown in these soils are also minerally deficient. Studies have shown that the vegetables of today contain only 25% of the nutrition of vegetables grown 50 years ago.
If we can no longer get the minerals we need for optimum health from the plants we eat, and we no longer get the minerals we need from the refined salt we have been eating, what is to be done?
Many people have gone to mineral supplements to erase the mineral deficiencies in their diet. This is good!. However, most of the mineral supplements on the market do not offer the complete range of minerals you need. Read the label of your mineral supplement. Do you read on the label that the mineral supplement contains 84 minerals? Probably not. So it is not complete. Some mineral supplements have only 10 or 12 minerals in them. Also, many supplements provide minerals in forms that are not readily metabolized in your body. In addition, some minerals, especially certain trace minerals, can be harmful if taken artificially (inorganic) in large doses.
This is why natural unrefined sea salt is so great! It comes in "precise dosages" that are perfectly matched to the mineral composition of your body. The minerals are in an organic form that is completely processable by your body, and you cannot take an excess dosage since all salt in excess of your needs is naturally expelled from your body.
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Salt, Sex, Adrenals and Kidneys:
When refined salt is use in your diet, the resulting lack of magnesium causes the secretions of the adrenals and pituitary to be curtailed. This results in a lessened output of vasopressin (or ADH) and the hormone cortisol which are vital for the proper function of your sexual functions. In men, the adrenals also secrete the special masculine motivators (androsterone and testosterone) which regulate the size of the genitalia, sexual interest and response, and overall male virility. The extra stress placed on the adrenals by the lack of trace and macro-minerals may impair all of