How Important is Mineral Status?


On our recent journey back to relearning and building on our basic understandings of probiotics and EFAs, I was struck again by the value in revisiting basic modalities and raising them to a higher level of excellence. Today we revisit, for the same reason, an oft-overlooked familiar area of health: Minerals.

It is a known fact that vitamins and minerals are important co-factors in enzymatic reactions. Minerals, however, also provide energetic and structural building blocks—building blocks for enzymes, and solid structures like tissues and even bone. Imagine if we did not get enough minerals in our diets. Would our bones, joints and cells be weaker than normal? How scary would it be if we chose to eat foods that depleted minerals from our cells and bones via metabolic balancing systems?

There are good scientific reasons as to why we are seeing an epidemic of teeth, bone, cartilage and, ultimately, cell health problems. While the current epidemic of hip and knee replacements has other reasons, one of the main ones is minerally depleted soils and, therefore, foods. Structural issues also play a role, but structural issues are also influenced by minerals. We know from biochemical and metabolic sciences that modern, nutrient-poor soils and diets have helped to rapidly deplete mineral levels in humans. Original human diets were rich in naturally bound and chelated plant minerals that were passed on to the animals that we consumed. We drank out of pure streams and bodies of salt water for nutrients and cleansing minerals.

The need for minerals in the modern era has grown more intense because of the introduction of heavy metals into our environment. In the last 200 years, we have experienced the introduction of toxic mercury and nickel dental elements into our teeth. Arsenic, aluminum, lead and other potentially toxic metals have easily infiltrated our air, water, soil and foods.

It must also be remembered that a lack of minerals in our cells allows antagonistic heavy metals into the spaces formerly filled by beneficial minerals. Instead of a nutrient mineral that is health-promoting, we now have heavy metals that have been known to cause a number of conditions, including the elevation of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Healthy mineral depletion and heavy metal infiltration of our cells and organs is a double whammy for developing diabetes.

One of the most effective sources of everyday minerals coming from beneficial plant sources is Renewal Greens from Innate Response. Renewal Greens is an organic blend of highly beneficial minerals and antioxidants from whole-food and herbal sources. This is one of the best starting points I have found in beginning to replenish macro and trace minerals in one formula. You will also find many other beneficial compounds, including Capros—an extremely high-value antioxidant for arterial and skin health—as well as beneficial enzymes, probiotics and plant phytonutrients and adaptogens.

Renewal Greens tastes great with no sugars added, and is sweetened with stevia. It can be mixed in water, juice or your favorite smoothie at the very end of blending. If you haven’t tasted the amazingly easy flavor of Renewal Greens, please contact us for a free sample. This very important source of minerals has been a patient favorite of many of our practitioners.


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