The Roots of Health Day 3 March 13, 2015
Root Cause Area #2: Micronutrient Deficiencies.
There are two kinds of nutrients; the ones we can see on our plates or bowls and the ones we can’t see. The nutrients we can’t see are “micro” nutrients; vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, pigments (like chlorophyll) etc.
We get these micronutrients from our healthy organic whole foods and our healthy organic whole-food based supplements; which are sometimes called superfoods and superfood supplements.
“In order to maintain our health, we must learn to provide our body with the nutrients that our cells need to survive and thrive. In order for a cell to be healthy, it needs proper nutrients and oxygen. If our cells are healthy, then we are healthy. It is as simple as that.”
- The Science of Healing Revealed, by Gary L. Samuelson, Ph.D.
The reason for choosing “organic” over conventional foods is two-fold. Organic foods contain a greater quantity and quality of micronutrients because the organic farmer consciously builds and develops nutrient rich soil for the foods to grow in. If the nutrients are not in the soil in the first place, then they will not show up in the harvested food. Certified organic foods are free of (or mostly free of) pesticides and herbicides and residues of chemical fertilizers and they do not contain gmo’s (genetically modified organisms).
It’s been astonishing and wonderful to see the growth of the organic and whole foods marketplace over the last thirty years or so. We are moving in the right directions with organic and sustainably raised and harvested whole foods.
For close to 30 years now, I have witnessed the benefits from consuming a particular wild-grown superfood called wild blue green algae. This superfood grows in a relatively pristine environment, with access to abundant sunshine and mineral rich waters. With over 80 individual micronutrients in a natural whole food matrix, I know of no other superfood that can address and resolve micronutrient deficiencies more effectively than this wild blue green algae.
We have all heard the phrase: “We are what we eat.” And it’s true, but truer still is this statement: “We are what plants eat.” The health of any food plant is determined by the nutrient raw materials available to it in the soil or aquatic environment where it grows and matures.
Food is the soil from which the tree of our own life is grown.