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Are you feeling anxious, brain fog, confused, depressed, fatigued, grumpy, high-strung, impotent, jumpy, low energy, moody, prone to illness, run-down, or weak? Maybe your body and brain lack some essential minerals and trace elements. How well do you understand minerals and trace elements’ role in your overall happiness, health, and harmony? Many minerals are considered essential. That is why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended daily values for us to consume for optimal health. The FDA says there are 21 essential minerals & 16 trace elements your body needs. We must understand the importance of consuming essential minerals and trace elements to stay happy and healthy.

Minerals and trace elements are the complicated cofactors and master molecules that play key roles and are necessary for all aspects of our beauty, health, longevity, and well-being. They are the building blocks like legos that build and support all of our cells, organs, structures, and tissues. Minerals and trace elements are a broad group of molecules that play many key roles.

The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to help people with education, information, inspiration, and motivation to learn what the body requires to be happy, healthy, and in harmony. This information can help you enjoy a better quality of life. Providing the minerals and trace elements the body and brain require is imperative if you want to be and stay happy, healthy, and in harmony.

Aquaponics hydroponics farming fish lettuce. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons

Aquaponics hydroponics farming fish lettuce. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons

Many Minerals are Missing

Unfortunately, many of the foods we consume are missing key minerals and trace elements due to a lack of minerals in the soil or a lack of uptake of minerals by the plants. Food packaging, preparation, and processing may also reduce or remove the mineral and trace element contents. Our soil is rapidly being depleted of microorganisms, micronutrients, and minerals necessary to provide us with what our bodies need to be happy and healthy. Modern farming methods, food processing, and soil erosion remove many of the minerals we need for optimal health. We seem to have abandoned the mindset that food is our medicine and our medicine should come from our food. Many people accept inferior levels and food quality as normal or do not understand their importance. Fortunately, there are many things you can do and learn to provide your body and brain with the minerals and trace elements you need naturally.

We must learn more about minerals and trace elements and ensure we consume the right beverages, foods, and supplements to meet our nutritional needs. When we do that, we can better meet our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs. Remember, there are no ways to cheat, circumvent, or coerce your body and brain into performing at your best and full capacity without properly supplying the minerals and trace elements needed. We must each learn how to best supply our body and brain with the minerals and trace elements required for peak performance.

What Do Minerals and Trace Elements Do?

  • Minerals and trace elements are the foundation for all energy, enzymes, and everything else that occurs in the body.
  • Minerals maintain and nourish all of our cells.
  • Minerals maintain our hydration and water balance
  • Minerals aid in digestion
  • Minerals aid in detoxification
  • Minerals aid in the oxygenation of our blood. Without iron, our cells cannot carry oxygen.
  • Minerals maintain our sodium-potassium pump so we can stay in balance and produce energy.
  • Minerals and trace elements are the building blocks and mighty molecules that allow us to do everything we do.

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Minerals and Meals

We receive most of the minerals and trace elements we require from the beverages, foods, and plants we consume. They are processed by the organisms in our microbiome and enter our bloodstream to go where they are needed. When we consume fake, fast, or Frankenstein food, we are more likely to deprive our bodies and brain of some of the necessary minerals and trace elements. Due to their diet, habits, and lifestyle, many people lack calcium, chloride, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphate, potassium, selenium, sulfur, and zinc. As a result, many people are leaching the necessary minerals and trace elements their bodies and brains need to be healthy. Doing this continuously is a recipe for deficits, disease, disability, disharmony, disruption, dysfunction, and death.

Minerals and Mind

Minerals and trace elements are key to our mental ability, health, and performance. When a person is deficient in important minerals, their mental performance will decline and suffer. The right minerals and trace elements in the optimal amount keep us functioning and performing like a fine-tuned engine. The wrong minerals or trace elements in the wrong amounts can cause major disability, disease, disruption, dysfunction, and death. For example, too little or too much iron can kill you.

Minerals and Mitochondria

Minerals and trace elements play key roles in the function and performance of your mitochondria. Your mitochondria are the battery, generator, nuclear energy, power plant, and solar panels that create the energy and power to run our cells. Choosing organic produce grown without herbicides, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers will provide the optimal foods for minerals and trace elements without health hazard contamination. Our food choices have a direct effect on everyone and our environment.

Call to Action

Many adults and children consume junk foods deficient in the mineral and trace elements necessary for their happiness, health, and well-being. We must focus and invest our energy, information, money, and time in growing nutrient-dense organic whole foods that can supply what our bodies and brains need. While eating a healthy diet is essential, most people will require additional herbs, minerals, and quality supplements to ensure they provide the necessary minerals and trace elements. BTW clean sea salt may be one of the best minerals and trace elements sources.

Closeup of mixed salt

Passion for People & Planet

The passion and purpose of Morningstar NEWS are to condense hundreds of hours of reading and research down to two minutes of education, information, and inspiration. This blog serves as a wake-up call to the importance of consuming the many minerals and trace elements essential for happiness and health.

“Consuming the optimal quality and quantity of minerals and trace elements regularly is the foundation of a happy, healthy, and in harmony life. Choose wisely. ” —Michael Morningstar

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