Dr. Hagglund, is a former facility member
at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Metabolic Happiness:
It's the Chemicals in Your Brain. Dr. Hagglund practices allergy and
Vitamins are astronomically
important--yet minerals are much more important that vitamins. The best
way to get both minerals and vitamins is from food. But foods today
seldom contain enough essential minerals and vitamins.
longer get enough nutrients in our food because farmland in this country
has been ruined. It takes only ten years of intensive farming to
exhaust the minerals in any tract of land.
Most farmers replenish
their soils with three (but only three) chemicals: potassium,
phosphorous, and nitrogen. Unfortunately, many other essential minerals
(including molybdenum, manganese, magnesium, zinc, and other) are not
It's too time-consuming and expensive to replenish
all of the depleted minerals. And there's simply too much demand on our
agricultural lands to wait for nature to replenish them through the
normal pattern of organic decay and fertilization.
flooding in previous centuries, volcanic and organic debris washed over
farming lands as sediment and replaced depleted minerals.
just does not occur with today's flood control projects and farming
methods. The depleted land gets "re-fertilized every year to produce
green crops. But a "green" crop doesn't necessarily mean a crop with
sufficient trace elements to keep us healthy.
colloidal minerals as dietary supplements. Here's is an interesting
story about the benefits of mineral supplementation:
remember the name Will Walton--the great UCLA and NBA (Portland Trail
Blazers) basketball player. Despite his talent, his knees simply
wouldn't allow him to continue playing. He learned, after his athletic
prime, that he had been deficient in manganese. After taking manganese
for about two months, the puffiness, swelling, pain and cartilage
irregularities in his knees disappeared entirely.
On my radio
show in Oklahoma City, I also recommend to persons facing knee or hip
replacement surgery that they supplement their diets with manganese.
Many call me back on the air later having put off their surgery.