Minerals and how great they really are?
william at wbains.u-net.com
Sat Mar 15 13:08:53 EST 1997
In article <5g56ik$2a0q at sol.caps.maine.edu>, michael at saturn.caps.maine.edu
(Michael Batchelder) wrote:
> I have a question here for any and all to answer. I recently was
talking to a
> friend who told me about how important minerals are to the body, and that
> taking trace mineral suppliments can prolong life. This person, who
> knowledge in a book, said that due to the over-used soil, we don't get
> minerals as we can use, and that some asians (where there is mineral-rich
> soil) have been shown to live as long as 140 to 160 years. Now, sure this
> sounds completely odd, but the logic of the process works. Not to say
> live to 160... that *is* stretching it.
> I am extremely interested in this, if not for my immortality, then at least
> for my bursting curiousity. I welcome any and all opinions that any of you
> wish to send in my direction. my email is: michael at saturn.caps.maine.edu
> Thanks all
> michael batchelder
We must distinuish between 'minerals' (rocks and stuff) and 'elements'
(the things that go into them). Many trace elements are valuable for life.
No-one has demonstrated a human need for rock in the diet.
And the oldest documented human being is 121, and she is French.
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