- in the last 70 yrs the nutritional value of our food as declined significantly for various soil related reasons.
-Recent studies indicate that US agricultural soils have been depleted of 85% of their minerals as compared to soils of 100 yrs ago.
- "In less than 20 yrs the ppm of content of iron in tomatoes has gone from 1938 to under 5;..." other specific/similar examples were also listed.
- Generally, the sweeter produce are, the greater mineral content they contain bc sugars are bound to phosphates in the plant & when the phosphate came into the plant it brought along other minerals w/ it. (Note: this may mean that many who crave sweets, actually crave minerals....not sugar - bc the body knows that naturally sweet things have lots of minerals).
- Roughly 80% of diseases have their roots in nutritional deficiencies.
- Soil definitely needs calcium bc calcium acts as the base to which all other minerals react & give off energy - directly affecting plant growth/quality.
The good news ... soil can be tested for deficiencies & "restored/rebuilt" by adding vital minerals (calcium, phosphorhous, magnesium, potassium - & by balancing trace minerals (boron, iron, copper, zinc) - & adding carbon via compost, manure or other humic matter - & by activating it w/ biologicals thru microbial & mycorrhizal inoculants.
I've never been one to take multi-vitamins faithfully (key word here) - but I think that's about to change for me & my family.