If It’s Not in the Soil, It’s Not in Your Food

by lydia on June 23, 2016

If the minerals are not in the soil that the food you eat is raised on, it’s not in your food either.” You are what you eat rings oh so true here!

Garden Seedling

The reason I bring this topic up today is because it’s an incredibly important one. I’ve had numerous people ask me, “Can’t we get all the nutrients we need from food and not supplements?” Or my clients will ask me, “Should I just focus on the food part of my game plan or are the supplements more important?” The truth is both are critical.

If you are not raising your own food and testing your soil for mineral deficiencies and imbalances, how do you really know if you are getting enough minerals from your food? The answer: you don’t. So if you can’t test your soil or the soil of all the food you do consume, then testing yourself and supplementing will be pretty important to do if you want to improve your health through mineral balancing.

Even if you source organic foods from the stores or local farmers, you still may not be getting the appropriate amount or balance of minerals. Many studies show that organic food is not clearly superior in nutrition compared to conventional food. Yes, it is less toxic but generally not any superior in nutrition. In some cases, it certainly will be, but if commercially grown on a larger scale, there is no bet that the food has more nutrients.

According to D.W. Cavanaugh, M.D., of Cornell University, “There is only one major disease and that is malnutrition. All ailments and afflictions to which we may fall heir are directly traceable to this major disease.” Simply stated, food crops grown on depleted soil produce malnourished bodies and disease preys on malnourished bodies.

This is why it’s of the utmost important to begin to balance your own minerals, both those low, those high, and those that are not in balanced ratios. We cannot do it through food alone; it’s too random of an approach.

So, in addition to your unique supplements for your current biochemistry, it will still be key to eat an array of the most balanced mineral-rich foods we know of today along with the most optimal healthy fats.

Foods usually contain many minerals and vitamins, often in a better balance than we can recreate through supplements. They just don’t always contain enough for your needs. It is important to do both: supplement and eat a diet as rich in minerals as you possibly can in this modern day!

Listen to my talk: Why Your Healthy Diet Alone Will Not Give You Long Lasting Vibrant Health.

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Rebecca June 28, 2016 at 9:05 am

How do you test your soil? I would be interested to learn how to do that. I have a huge garden but we used a rich compost / black dirt mix and in the beginning we used an organic fertilizer once the seeds germinated. The garden is growing fabulously. The foods appear to be super healthy.

lydia June 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Hi Rebecca,

Check out the link in the post Mineralized Gardens – there’s a great email series they have plus they do soil testing.

Kelly Matsudaira July 8, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Great info! Thanks for sharing!

lydia July 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Sure thing!

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