Minerals are essential to the proper functioning of the human body and most people–including those consuming plant based diets–are deficient in these vital trace minerals. These minerals were once abundant in our soils but because of modern agricultural practices they have been mostly depleted. Even organic fruits and vegetables do not contain the trace minerals that our bodies need to properly function.
Listen to this episode and find out all about minerals, why our bodies need them, why we aren't getting them from out diet and what we can do to get the minerals that we need to maintain optimal health. For further reading, additional resources and sources on this topic see this blog post. http://www.welcomevitality.com/home/mineraldifficiences
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I mention in this episode that there is a long list of chemicals approved by the FDA for certified organic farming and you can find that list here. http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&SID=06b088e611c5f18a4d02ca9945a1c3dd&rgn=div8&view=text&node=7:126.96.36.199.32.7.354.6&idno=7
I recently had a story about this topic published at Elephant Journal–a popular mindfulness blog–and you can find that story here. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/08/why-most-of-us-have-health-damaging-mineral-deficiencies/