The World’s Soil Sucks, Get MineralsSean
Due to the recent comments made of a fellow webmaster at Doc1vitamins who sell vitamin supplements, I decided to talk about making sure your body has the vitamins and minerals that it needs. I admired that Doc wrote a blog stating a fact that if you aren’t deficient in vitamins in your body taking them isn’t going to do much for you. This is why I don’t really condone a multi vitamin as you would be better off testing your body for what your missing and work on helping your body assimilate what it needs. Should you be deficient in Vitamins in your body, change your diet and supplement when needed. What seems to be the blatant total overlook in developed countries is that our soil is quite deficient in minerals. So unless you grow your own food, you are missing out on minerals that are very important to bodily functions like metabolism, something everyone wants seeing how 33 million was spent on weight loss pills in the US. In reality, there should be just a great a concern to analyze your mineral content as vitamins. You should make sure you get your Minerals, just as you do with Vitamins. Well, here is a way to take in an easily assimilated mineral content of Iron, Calcium, Silicon, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulfur, Iodine, Zinc, and trace minerals. Here is what you need:
14g of each of the following herbs-
Add all these herbs to a quart of water and simmer for 45 minutes. Strain liquid in a bowl and add another quart of water to the herbs and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid in the bowl with the other liquid, discard the herbs and throw all the water back on the heat 🙂 simmer down for another 45 minutes and you should end up with say 3/4 of a quart or so now. If you want to get the full benefits of this and include the iron you have to add in Blackstrap Molasses. Just double the liquid of Blackstrap Molasses not going over 8oz. The molasses will also preserve what you have just made and will now keep for a couple months in the fridge! Take a tablespoon 3 times a day and that’s it!
Okay, so now your all full of minerals and have officially tasted some pretty nasty stuff, Sean how can we just keep up on our minerals? Well, you didn’t really ask that question because you love my blog and read the last post about sea salt. The SEA is where the minerals are! Seaweeds become tasteless and leave all of their minerals behind when slow cooked in something. I recommend Wakame, but Kombu is another good choice and is a better detox, but adds a touch of slippery texture to your food. Take a pinch of your favorite seaweed and add to your broth, soup, crockpot, chili, or anything your slow cooking. I recommend a small pinch per serving your making. Wakame can also be found in miso soup, a broth that is taken before meals to make sure you take in your minerals and warm up your digestive fires.
Note 1: Kelp is a secret weapon of mine for weight loss. Kelp adds delicious minerals to foods and can be taken often in capsules too.
Note 2: I would be more than happy to pack up and sell anyone a pack of mineral herbs to be made exactly as this recipe! The total is 4oz of herbs, you would need to supply the molasses. Email me at email@example.com if you would like to order some packs of these mineral herbs.