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Rare Earth Minerals

The Secret to Longevity


Cu - Copper is found in igneous rocks at 55 ppm; shale at 45 ppm; sandstone at
5ppm; limestone 4 ppm; fresh water at 0.01 ppm; sea water at 0.003 ppm; soils at 2 to
100 ppm (copper is strongly absorbed by humus; there are known areas of the world
with extreme copper deficiency); marine plants 11 ppm; land plants 14 ppm; marine
animals 4 to 50 ppm ( accumulates in the blood of annelids (worms), crustaceans and
mollusks, especially cephalopods; land animals at 2 to 4 ppm with highest levels in
the liver.

Copper is essential to all living organisms and is a universally important


cofactor for many hundreds of metalloenzynes. Copper deficiency is widespread and
appears in many forms . Copper is required in many physiological functions (i.e.-
RNA, DNA, lysil oxidase cofactor, melanin Production (hair and skin pigment),
electron transfer of oxygen subcellular respiration, tensile strength of elastic fibers in
blood vessels, skin, vertebral discs, etc.).

Neonatal enzootic ataxia (sway back, lamkruis) was recognized as a clinical entity in
1937 as a copper deficiency in pregnant sheep. Copper supplements prevented the
syndrome which was characterized by demyelination of the cerebellum and spinal
cord. Cavitation or gelatinous lesions of the cerebral white matter, chromatolysis,
nerve cell death and myelin aplasia (failure to form). These are all changes identical
with human cerebral palsy.

Famous people that have died of an obvious copper deficiency include Albert
Einstein (ruptured cerebral aneurysms), Paavo Aerola (ruptured cerebral
aneurysms), Conway Twitty (ruptured abdominal aorta aneurysm) - four to six
of every 100 Americans autopsied have died of a ruptured aneurysm, an
additional 40 Percent have aneurysms that had not yet ruptured.

The average well-nourished adult human body contains between 80 and 120 mg of
copper. Concentrations are higher in the brain, liver, heart and kidneys. Bone and
muscle have lower percentages of copper but contain 50 percent of the body total
copper reserves because of their mass. It is of interest that the greatest concentration
of copper is found in the newborn and their daily requirement is 0.08 mg/kg, toddlers
require 0.04 mg/kg and 0.03 mg/ kg.
The average plasma copper for women ranges from 87 to 153 mg/dl and for men it
ranges from 89 to 137 mg/dl; about 90 percent of the plasma copper is found in
ceruloplasmin.

Copper functions as a co-factor and activator of numerous cuproenzymes that are


involved in the development (deficiency of Cu in the pregnant female results in
congenital defects of the heart, i.e.-Kawasaki Disease and brain - i.e.- cerebral palsy
and hypoplasia of the cerebellum) and maintenance of the cardiovascular system
(deficiency results in reduced lysyl oxidase activity causing a reduction in conversion
of pro elastin to elastin causing a decrease in tinsel strength of arterial walls and rup
tured aneurysms and skeletal integrity (deficiency results in a specific type of arthritis
of the young in the form of spurs in the bones growth plate); deficiency can result in
myelin defects; deficiency results in anemia; and poor hair keratinization and loss of
hair color. Neutropenia (reduced numbers of neutophillic WBC) and leukopenia
(reduced total WBC) are the earliest indicators of copper deficiency in infants; infants
whose diets are primarily cows milk frequently develop anemia; iron storage disease
can result from chronic copper deficiency.

Menkes' Kinky Hair Syndrome is thought to be a - ed recessive defect of copper


absorption. The affected infants exibit retarded growth, defective keratin formation
and loss of hair pigment, low body temperature, degeneration and fracture of aortic
elastin (aneurysms), arthritis in the growth plate of long bones, and a progressive
mental deterioration (brain tissue is totally free of the essential enzyme cytochrome c
oxidase). Because of absorption problems of metallic copper, injections of copper are
useful.

Serum and plasma copper increase 100 % in pregnant women and women using oral
contraceptives. Serum copper levels are also elevated during acute infections, liver
disease and pellegra (niacin deficiency).

Accumulations of copper in the cornea form Kayser-Fleischer rings.

Fe - Iron is found in igneous rocks at 56,300 ppm; shale at 47,200 ppm; sandstone
at 9,800 ppm and limestone at 3,800 ppm; fresh water at 0.67 ppm; sea water at 0.01
ppm; soils at 38,000 ppm (iron content is responsible for most soil color); iron is most
available in acid soil and vailability is greatly determined by bacterial activity in the
soil; marine plants at 700 ppm(very high in plankton); land plants at 140 ppm;
marine animals at 400 ppm (high in the blood of annelids (worms), echinoderms, fish
and in eggs of cephalad mollusks); essential to all land animals.
Boussingault in the 1860's was the first to regard iron as an essential nutrient for
animals. During the 1920's an animal model for iron deficiency research was created
by feeding rats on an exclusive milk diet.

In a healthy adult human there is 3 to 5 grams of iron. The newborn infant has nearly
double the amount of iron per kg than adults. Sixty to 70 percent of tissue iron is
classed as essential or functional iron, and 30 to 40 Percent as storage iron. The
essential iron is found as an integral part of hemoglobin, myogobin (muscle oxygen
storing pigments - particularly rich in deep diving animals such as whales, walrus,
seals, etc.) and respiratory enzymes involved with intracellular oxidation-reduction
processes.

Functions of iron include cofactor and activator of enzymes and metallo enzymes;
respiratory pigments (hemoglobin - iron is to hemoglobin what Mg is to
chlorophyll)and electron transfer for utilization of oxygen.

Iron is stored in bone marrow and liver (i.e.- hemosiderin and ferritin). Heme iron
from meat is 10 percent available for absorption while iron from fresh plant sources
are only one percent available because of phytates. Absorption takes place primarily
in the duodenum where the intestinal environment is still acid.

Experimental evidence shows very clearly that "pica" is a specific sign of iron
deficiency. Pica can drive children and adults to eat ice (pagophagia), dirt
(geophagia) or lead paint.

Iron deficiency results from pregnancy, menstruation, chronic infections,


hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid from salt restricted diets), chronic diarrhea,
chronic bleeding (i.e.- cancer, ulcers, parasites, etc.) and impaired absorption (i.e. high
fat diets, celiac disease, etc.).

Symptoms of iron deficiency include listlessness, fatigue, heart palpitations on


exertion, reduced cognition, memory deficits, sore tongue, angular stomatitis,
dysphagia, hypochromic microcytic anemia.

Stomach hydrochloric acid is required for optimal absorption of iron, ascorbic acid
increases absorption of iron, clays and phytates decrease absorption of iron, The RDA
of 18 mg per day as metallic iron is very low if one is a vegan eating high fiber, high
phytate plant material.
Iron can cause cirrhosis of the liver, fibrosis of the pancreas, diabetes and heart failure
- these diseases are not direct affects of iron per se, but rather the increased iron
causes increased needs for selenium, copper, zinc, etc.

Minerals are Essential To Life!


It is a little known fact that colloidal minerals have been consumed in America as a
bottled supplement since 1926. Each quart ofMajestic Earth TM plant-derived
colloidal mineral solution contains up to 77 minerals in their unaltered organically
bound colloidal form. These minerals are leached from a prehistoric plant material
known as "humic shale" which comes from Southeastern Utah.

Humic shale is pulverized and placed in large food grade vats and submerged in
purified cool water and allowed to leach naturally and undisturbed for many weeks.
During this period the plant derived minerals blend with the water to form an organic
colloidal concentrate we affectionately call Majestic Earth TM .

Depending on whose research you look at there may be as many as 60 essential


minerals are missing from our diet, disease or even death can occur. Minerals never
occurred in a uniform blanket around the crust of the Earth but rather were and are
today found in veins. It was always a throw of the dice what minerals and how much
of each were found in any given field. Therefore it has always been a throw of the
dice who gets what deficiency disease.

To eliminate random mineral deficiency disease in livestock the agricultural industry


added minerals and trace minerals to feed pellets so that every mouthful the animal
consumed contained optimal levels of minerals. By contrast humans have historically
been told that "you can get everything you need from your four food groups!" You
can not get everything you need from your four food groups!

We have used the simple fertilizer NPK for over 100 years in America for maximum
yields of tons and bushels per acre, as a result our farm and range soils are exhausted
of organic material and depleted of essential minerals. Therefore, it is more important
now than ever before to supplement our diets with minerals.

Each quart of Majestic Earth TM plant derived colloidal minerals contains 19,000
mg of dissolved minerals. Because Majestic Earth TM is a natural product color
and taste may vary.
Directions:

Store in cool environment after opening.


Majestic Earth may have an unpleasant taste (get the Cheri-Mins for better
taste!) in its concentrated form.
Suggested as a food for special dietary use. For adults, mix one ounce per 100
pounds of body weight 1 to 2 times daily. For children, one teaspoon for every
20 pounds body weight. Drink during or after meals, one to three times a day or
as desired with your favorite fruit or vegetable juice.
As with any nutritional supplement program, check with your health
professional.

Minerals are essential to life itself!

In a base of Colloidal minerals, purified water, natural vegetable glycerine and natural
flavors. This product contains no sugar, starch, wheat or yeast. Absolutely no animal
derivatives. Contains all natural ingredients, color and taste may vary.

Pica & Cribbing

(Cravings and Binges)


Obesity and overweight problems are synonymous with
Americans. Nibble, nibble, nibble all the way home. "Pica" is a
seeking, a craving with licking and chewing behavior that has its
genesis in mineral deficiencies - interestingly enough neither
vitamin deficiency, protein deficiency or calorie deficiency
initiates this "pica" behavior, nor will supplementing vitamins or
eating sugar, carbohydrate, fat or protein quench it!!!
Since American soils are critically deficient and depleted in
minerals it is no surprise that pica, cribbing and cravings
dominate the American scene. America is minerally deficient -
dieters, athletes, vegetarians, meat eaters, embryos, children,
teenagers, young adults and seniors.
The snack food and fast food industries are aware of this
relationship between pica, cribbing, cravings, sugar binges and
salt hunger and they use it to their advantage by liberally salting
or sweetening their products. Unfortunately for us our bodies
temporarily translates sugar and salt consumption as a
fulfillment of the craving for nutritional minerals (i.e.- if we lack
iron, salt or sugar will temporarily satisfy our pica behavior
initiated by the iron deficiency).
Historically, the consumption of salt to satisfy a pica behavior
was of value because salt was not processed and did often times
contain trace minerals and Rare Earths. Today, salt
consumption, although contrary to popular belief, is not in and
of itself harmful; it does present the problem of allowing our
bodies to think we are getting minerals (the equivalent of the
"empty calorie diets", i.e.- Processed calories without
vitamins or minerals).

Minerals - The Currency of Life


"Even its basic makeup defies logic. Salt is a blend of
sodium and chlorine - the first a metal so un-stable that it
bursts into flames when exposed to water; the second a
lethal gas. When we swallow the blend, it forms
hydrochloric acid in our stomachs. Suicidal? No, an
absolute necessity
for life."
- G. Young / National Geographic
Minerals and mineral supplements to our meals are in fact a necessity of life. Since
before recorded history man craved and consciously consumed minerals including the
major minerals, trace minerals and Rare Earths in the form of clays, salts, animal
tissue (bones and meat) or colloidal mineral rich plants.

The basic functions of life itself cannot be performed without minerals, either as a
major part of the function or as a catalytic cofactor (i.e. - RNA, DNA, subcellular and
digestive enzymes and the utilization of vitamins) - yet despite more than 10,000
years of human experience the allopathic medical profession would have us believe
that all we modern humans need for optimal health and longevity is their steward-
ship, the four food groups, pharmaceuticals, radiation, surgery and organ transplants!!
Simply said, minerals are the currency of life. The medical profession ignores this
truth to the point past the absurd - the most profound example we can think of is salt.
Physicians would have you believe that you need little or no salt (they must think we
are dumber than cows for the first food item a good husbandry man puts out for his
live-stock is a salt block! !); however, the multi- billion dollar a year snack food
industry is well aware of your need and craving for salt and other minerals.

In July of 1993 thousands of people on the east coast of the United States were
swooning and fainting and hundreds dying during a sweltering heat wave that soared
above 110 F; the effects of the heat wave on the population were so dramatic that the
body count was published in newspaper headlines as though they were fallen
American soldiers in a far off place. No one it seemed knew what to do; the state
medical examiner of Pennsylvania said "we don't know why so many have been
affected by the heat - half of the dead and hospitalized had air conditioners." The
cause was screaming at the medical profession but no one voiced or printed the
appropriate public warning.

We knew the horrible toll was the result of a simple salt or sodium deficiency (your
basic heat stroke that any Boy Scout could diagnose and recognize and remedy with
water and salt); yes, a salt deficiency caused by the allopathic paranoia of salt.

The human tragedy of the heat wave of '93 was a direct result of the allopathic
doctors who put their charges (their patients) on reduced or salt free diets for high
blood pressure or heart disease. About a week after the carnage the state medical
examiner's office again marveled from his pulpit, "the only common denominator we
found in the dead and affected during the heat wave was that they all had heart disease
or high blood pressure." Yes, as we predicted they had all been placed on low salt or
no salt diets by their physicians and of interest was the fact that those reaching the
emergency room and those who were successfully treated were treated with IV saline
solution (salt water!!!)....

Salt - The Very First Supplement


Where it was rare, salt was traded ounce for ounce for gold, brides or slaves. Salt and
salt rich clays were the first mineral food supplement consciously used by man, most
probably since the dawn of time. The Roman statesman Cassiodorus was quite
observant when he said, "Some seek not gold,but there lives not a man who does not
need salt. "

Rome's major highway was called the Via Salacia (salt road) - soldiers used it to carry
salt up from the Tiber River where barges brought salt from the salt pans of Ostia.
Soldiers worth their salt were paid a "salary" - the word salary is derived from
salarium, money paid to soldiers to pay for their ration of salt. Salt coins and discs
were reported in Cathay by Marco Polo. Salt discs in Ethiopia ere "salted away" in the
kings treasury. The production of salt as a food supplement for man and beast is as old
as civilization itself. Salt was produced in shallow ponds of sea water through
evaporation and by mining rock salt from large land locked deposits. The Hallstatt salt
mine is one of the oldest commercial salt businesses on Earth - it is located 50 miles
from Salzburg (Salt Town) salt has been mined from the Hallstatt mine since the early
Iron Age. Salzberg (Salt Mountain) contains a salt deposit 2,000 feet wide 2,500 feet
deep - today there are 25 miles of galleries created by the centuries of salt mining. The
salt from the Hallstatt Mine was exported and traded to the Celtics.

Salt was also an important force in the African slave trade as captured children from
warring tribes were sold into slavery in exchange for salt. In other parts of salt poor
Africa humans developed the practice of drinking cattle blood or urine to obtain salt.
The residents of the Sierra Leone coast gave all they possessed, including their wives
and children in exchange for salt because salt is an absolute requirement for life and
because salt is not equally distrib uted on Earth and coveted by the have-nots, It is
said by African tribesman,"He who has salt has war."

There was also the interesting fact that in the old criminal law of Holland, a
particularly terrible and much feared punishment was to restrict criminals to a diet of
bread and water without salt!!!
Salt is known as the universal and most widely used food supplement and condiment.
So great is the human craving for salt, and the relish of it that we are led to consider
that a love of it is one of the most dominating of our natural instincts and that salt
itself is in fact necessary to the health and even the life of man.

Depletion of Soils
1992 Earth Summit statistics indicate that the mineral
content of the world's farm and range soil has decreased
dramatically.

Percentage of Mineral Depletion From Soil During The Past


100 Years, by Continent:

North America - 85%


South America - 76%
Asia - 76%
Africa - 74%
Europe - 72%
Australia - 55%
The settling of the Americas by Europeans introduced dry land farming that
relied on rain and snow as water sources for agriculture - land was free for the
taking all one had to do was clear the forests or plow the prairies. Unfortunately,
without the annual flooding and supply of silt supplied in the great flood plains
of the hydrolic societies and smaller river bottoms the land "played out" in five
to ten years forcing the small farm family to pack up and move west to new still
"virgin" or untilled soils.

The first signs that the soil was "played out" did not appear as obvious changes
in the crops, but rather in the humans and livestock relying on the land as a food
source. The newborn infants, calves, lambs and pigs were underweight, weak and
died, the women, cows, ewes and sows became infertile, pneumonia and flu killed
people and animals of all ages during the winter, adult humans and animals died
of new unheard of diseases many years before their expected time for death. To
escape these terrible places of death and despair people unceremoniously packed
up and left.

Those who could not or would not leave their exhausted homesteads finally
observed declines in production, followed by outright crop failure, erosion and
dust bowl formation. This scenario occurred over and over on small individual
farms of America finally culminating in a total ecological collapse that produced
the great dust bowls of Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas in the
1930's.

The problem of the soil "playing out" was not a mystery but an accepted part of
the process of life and death in dry land farming plains communities. There were
numerous ways in which to slow the process including the biblical method of
letting the land rest every seventh year, the application of animal manure to
replace used up organic matter, green manure (plant debris or ground cover
crops grown to specifically protect against wind erosion, hold moisture and add
nitrogen to the soil), composting plant and animal wastes to add to the humus of
the soil and the application of guano (large quantities of nitrogen rich droppings
from shore birds) and lastly the commercial fertilizers. These procedures and
applications only slowed or delayed the process of crop failure while initially
keeping tonnage and bushel production up.

While nearly all farmers understand the necessity to maintain the optimal level
of organic material and humus in their fields to sustain tonnage production, very
few realize the slow insidious leaching and depletion of the life giving minerals
(mining) from their land - after all we pay them for tons and bushels, not for an
analysis of minimal levels of various minerals in each carrot, potato, broccoli, or
bushel of wheat or rice! This belief is summed up in a statement by a professor of
soils from Iowa State College of Agriculture Henry Cantwell Wallace (George
Washington Carver's favorite teacher and editor of the Wallace's Farmer ),
"Nations endure only as long as their topsoil."
The statement should relay the message that
"Nations endure only as long as nutritional minerals are available in their top
soils!"

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