The current status of the nutritional supplement industry is, from my perspective, one of disarray, as is the case with the medical profession. Literally, every drug and supplement is designed to treat a symptom. Normally when you go to see a doctor, it is to get assistance in correcting a problem. Your doctor recommends some form of drug to treat a symptom and when the drug prescribed doesn’t work, we begin to do our own research. This is where we engage the nutritional supplement arena. We may take one or more supplements, based on articles we have read, or information from friends, relatives, or other health professionals to try to correct our problems. We feel we are giving our body basic compounds required to maintain optimal health. In either case, we may only be guessing as to what might be wrong and hoping we are giving the body what it truly needs, and it may be hit or miss. Over the last several years as I have been working to develop and market my liquid silica mineral supplement, I have come into contact with people and ideas which have led me to some basic conclusions regarding optimal health.
Conclusion #1 – A proper mineral balance is the basis of optimal health.
Contrary to current theories on health and nutrition, minerals truly represent the fundamental basis of all good health. The mineral levels required for optimal health are very specific- not only in which ones you need, but in which quantities in parts per million (PPM). Some health professionals feel we should maintain specific parts per million for each mineral. More reasonably, if we can stay within a preferred normal range we would be doing quite well.
Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes, recognized the significance of minerals years ago when he said, “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.”
This means that vitamins, herbs, hormones, and other products we take to stay healthy, need the body to have a proper mineral balance to be effective and do their job.
Conclusion #2: – The ability of the average consumer to get access to a comprehensive cost effective hair or other tissue analysis to determine their mineral balance is difficult at best.
Until now, one had to find a health practitioner who:
1) believed in hair analysis
2) worked with a competent lab
3) had access to a full range of good bio-available minerals and
4) had the knowledge to interpret the results and correctly direct their patient as to what minerals to take to become balanced.
Conclusion #3: – The availability of a full range of high quality bio-available minerals in proper doses was non-existent until just recently.
The primary minerals were available in tablet form. This format has been less than optimum in its ability to be fully absorbed. In some instances, the form of the mineral was not appropriate for the body at all. Additionally, there was no way to correlate the hair test to a proper dosage. To make matters worse, the minerals were never located in one place in the retail outlet forcing the consumer to look all over the supplement department. Finally, the multi-mineral concept, whether liquid or tablet, is far to generalized.
Conclusion #4: – The populace as a whole and the baby boom generation in particular, is losing faith with the traditional American medical delivery system.
More and more people are being told they either can’t be helped at all or they must take expensive drugs- most of which don’t work or create side effects requiring additional drugs. Many of these individuals are searching for new medical alternatives- primarily looking at proper nutrition and supplements as the possible solution.
Their search at present is a hit or miss proposition at best. Consumers are operating with the same premise of our medical industry- treat the symptom. They do this by reading articles and talking to friends and store clerks. Many supplements taken are not prepared under good quality control procedures and the dose recommendations are quite generic at best. Many of the herbs and vitamins sold in America originate in the Orient with inadequate or questionable quality controls in place.
Conclusion #5: – Our present day diets do not provide us with all of our necessary minerals.
The primary problems in today’s foods are that they have usually been refined to a degree where most of the essential minerals have been removed, or, initially grown in soil that was mineral depleted. So, try as we might, we do not have these minerals available to us in adequate bio-available forms or quantities. As we age, the total amount of food consumed is less and the variety of foods we eat decreases. This further compounds the first issue of inadequate minerals in our foods. Mineral deficiencies are common due to deficient soil mineral content, food processing and deficient diets. Also, individual requirements for minerals vary with age, stress, diet, and state of health.
EIDON’S MINERAL BALANCING PROGRAM:
We are offering to the consuming public a revolutionary program whereby they can test their hair to establish their current mineral balance status. Once we have their results, we input them into a computer program to create an individualized menu for the consumer to use as a guide. This menu tells them what Eidon supplements to take in what quantities, and when: morning, afternoon, night, and bedtime to begin to balance themselves. The consumer may then return to the venue where the hair test kit was acquired to purchase the minerals they need.
Is Hair Analysis Documented?
Hundreds of papers have been published on the subject of tissue mineral testing. Spectrographic analysis is a standard testing method used at laboratories and universities around the world.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency published a 300-page study in August 1979(1). They reviewed over 400 medical reports on hair testing. The authors concluded that hair is a “meaningful and representative tissue for biological monitoring for most of the toxic metals”. Lists of medical references for hair analysis are found in textbooks such asNutritional Balancing and Hair Mineral Analysis and Trace Elements, Hair Analysis and Nutrition.
1. Toxic Trace Metals in Mammalian and Human Hair and Nails, EPA-600 4.049, August 1979, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development.