Congressional Health Notification Regarding Mineral Depletion
“Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until depleted soils from which our food comes are brought into proper mineral balance?
The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables, and grains) now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving us – no matter how much of them we eat.
The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren’t worth eating as food. Our physical well being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein, or carbohydrates we consume.
Laboratory tests prove that the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the eggs, and even the milk ad the meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago. No man today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his stomach with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health, because his stomach isn’t big enough to hold them! We are turning into a nation of big stomachs.”
-From the 74th Congress, 2nd session,
Senate document no. 264, 1936