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American Farm Soils are Becoming Nutritionally Deplete - Vitamin Crisis Looms

Nobel Laureate, Linus Pauling, was quoted as stating that every disease known to man can be attributed to the lack of a vitamin or mineral, however minute.

You and I are facing a critical vitamin and mineral shortage. This health crisis has been growing at an alarming rate since the early 1900's. Of particular concern are folks on weight loss diets - especially low carb diets.

As a partial result, nutritionally driven chronic diseases have reached epidemic proportions. About 95% of people over 40 will suffer from one or more of these chronic diseases by the time they reach retirement. Diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, - to name a few. That's 95 people out of every 100.

Medical science has largely ignored the fact that gradual nutrient depletion in our farm soils has given way to plants that are themselves void of their original nutrients, as much as a fractional amount compared to soil content 100 years ago!

In the June 19, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association they announced: "Suboptimal intake of vitamins should be seen as a risk factor for chronic disease, especially in the elderly."

This tells us that today our food contains MUCH LESS nutrition and yet our needs for vitamins and minerals are MUCH GREATER than ever before in human history.

So, what can we do? Remember, every available nutrient that we or any other organism eat comes from One Source. Plants. Even animals that eat nothing but meat are nourished by plants somewhere down the food chain.

Only plants can process nutrients from sunlight and soil, with Very few exceptions. Plants, whether it's plankton in the oceans, or grass in the savannahs and plains, well, you can see that the basis of the food chain is Plant Life.

Chemical companies produce fertilizers and growing agents that will force the plants to grow well and abundantly, but the problem remains. Again, in the natural process of the plant growth cycle, plants are traditionally storehouses of vitamins and minerals, taken from the soil. If the soils are not naturally restored, the result is eventual soil starvation. Organic farming practices help ensure that soils are restored naturally, eschewing the use of man made chemicals.

The good news is that the huge growing awareness of Organic Agriculture and the nutritionally superior results, for the most part, can restore much needed nutrients back into our diets. However, due to the economies of scale and demand, "Organics" are still only a Fraction of the food produced in the U.S.

This article was written to hopefully increase awareness of a growing concern, not as alarmist journalism. The good news is by arming ourselves with this awareness, we can all take steps to increase our dietary consumption of organic raw, or lightly cooked vegetables, fruits, grains etc. as well as high quality dietary supplements, of which there are many to choose from. Look for more articles on health and diet solutions to come.

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