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"... 99 percent of the American people are deficient in ... minerals, and ... a marked
deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease."
1936 Report to the 74th Congress

Portions from 1936 Report on Mineral Depletion

In 1936, the US Senate was presented with the results of a scientific study it had
commissioned on minerals in our food by a Mr. Fletcher. The nutritional pioneers and
geniuses of nutrition in this era demonstrated that countless human ills stem from the
fact that impoverished soil in America no longer provided plant foods with the mineral
elements essential to human nourishment and health!

What follows are pertinent excerpts from this report.

Senate Document 264
74th Congress, 2nd Session 1936
Excerpts pertaining to Soil Mineral Depletion

"Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet
deficiencies which cannot be remedied until the depleted soils from which our foods
come are brought into proper mineral balance?"

"The alarming fact is that foods - fruits, vegetables and grains -- now being raised on
millions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain minerals, are starving
us - no matter how much we eat of them!"

"Laboratory tests prove that the fruits, vegetables, grains, eggs and even the milk and
meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago. No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health...."

"It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99 percent of the American
people are deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one of the 
more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the balance, any
considerable lack of one or another element, however microscopic the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer, and shorten our lives."

"We know that vitamins are complex chemical substances which are indispensable to nutrition, and that each of them is important for the normal function of some special structure of the body. Disorder and disease result from any vitamin deficiency. It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body's appropriation of minerals, and that in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless."

"It is a disgrace to science."

Editor's Note: No longer are our crops rotated, soils re-mineralized and flooded
with life-giving rain and floods which bring forth the minerals, starting the
chain of life. Now-a-days, crops are grown season after season on the same soil, polluting our natural resources with excess phosphorus and nitrites from useless fertilizer and the farmer tries to get as much use from that same soil to
maximize his profits. Dams are built and canals, locks and pump stations are
manufactured all in the name of progress, flood control and big government, when in actuality, they all promote the loss of the re-mineralization of the very
life-giving substances we consume in the quest for life itself....

Reprint from READER'S DIGEST - March 1936 ___________________________

Refined Foods

Refining further loses whatever minerals are left. For example, here are the
minerals lost in wheat flour refining.

Mineral % LOST - Deficiency Symptoms
----------- ---- -------------------
selenium 15.9 - Premature aging
molybdenum 48.0 - Irritability
calcium 60.0 - Excessive menstruation
copper 67.9 - Loss of mental alertness
phosphorus 70.9 - Fatigue
iron 75.6 - Shortness of breath
potassium 77.0 - Nervous disorders
zinc 77.7 - Slow healing
sodium 78.3 - Indigestion
magnesium 84.7 - Confusion
manganese 85.8 - Dizziness
cobalt 88.5 - Listless
chromium 98.0 - Diabetes

Another good reason why you need to supplement your diet with quality products that
are guaranteed to work for you. When you give your body what it needs your body is
able to function as God intended it to.

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