A product totally unique to Youngevity is Plant Derived Minerals. Many say, "What's so important about minerals? I take my vitamins and I eat my cereal with eight minerals and get 100% of my daily requirements. It says so on the box!”
Dr. Joel Wallach as a veterinary pathologist performed 17,000 autopsies on animals and 3000 on humans for comparison. In his research he determined there were 90 essential nutrients. Essential meaning, if any of those nutrients were missing over a period of time at least 10 diseases, and some many more, for each deficiency could be the result. Minerals account for 60 of those 90 essential nutrients. Every year the nutrient value of minerals in the foods we eat is decreasing. As a result it is necessary that we supplement to insure our supply of minerals is at the essential level or above.
Dr. Joel Wallach has said, "Minerals never occur in a uniform blanket across the earth and plants cannot make minerals. Farm soils are either exhausted of organic material, depleted of essential minerals or the minerals are bound up and unavailable to the plants. The plants grown in these soils do not contain the minerals the body needs. Therefore, unless you supplement with minerals, there is no guarantee that you will get all you need through the five food groups."
The last report from the USDA Nutrient Database compared data from 1975 to data from the year 2004. This comparison is very troubling. As you read these comparisons keep in mind Dr. Wallach's statement that mineral deficiency leads to disease and think about what we hear every day in the news, on TV and in magazines concerning the state of health in the United States and the world.
The World Health Organization reported in 2002, when I joined this company, that the United States was ranked 17th in the world for health and longevity. At that time there were 16 other countries with better health than the United States. Today The World Health Organization reports that we are 46th in the world. It is interesting to note that we have the best medical system in the world. It must be the best, because we spend more than the rest of the world put together. Yet there are 45 countries in better health than we are and that seems to be a growing trend. Why!
Calcium(Milligrams per hundred grams)
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These are only two of the 60 essential minerals Dr. Wallach calls for to achieve optimum health. That leaves 58 to compare. Being deficient in minerals is a factor in causing our level of health to decrease. To compare the rest of the essential minerals go to the usda.gov nutrient database.
Monday I will tell you more about our Liquid Plant Derived Minerals.
Have a great weekend. Wes
This message is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. This information has not been seen or approved by the FDA