[Homestead] We're all gonna die
genegerue at ruralize.com
Thu Apr 17 18:18:33 EDT 2008
On Apr 17, 2008, at 3:25 PM, Clansgian at wmconnect.com wrote:
> I read those things too and the notion about 'certain soils or
> water'. But
> when the investigators tried to find what was in common among all
> those sundry
> locations about the globe, they were flummoxed.
I recall that the premise on Hunzakut water was that it was from
glacier melt and runoff. The implication was that the glaciers grind
stones and thus the water contained high mineral levels. Such water is
sometimes referred to as "glacial milk."
As for soil, selenium seems to lessen the incidence of some cancers
and heart disease. Some believe magnesium decreases heart disease.
Many of the areas of high soil magnesium content also have some of the
longest-lived Americans. What I take from such premises is that it is
important that my garden soil be as sufficient as possible in all
nutrients including micronutrients. Mining soil via monoculture of
wheat, corn, etc. seems to me certain to deplete certain substances
that are not replaced by typical NPK fertilizers and lime.
> What the DID observe about
> all those populations was that almost all their food came from only
> a few
> hundred yards from where they lived. It seemed it was food from the
> same source
> (albeit organic and low on the food chain for the most part as well)
> all their
> lives that was a determining factor. Talk about locavores!
That is another of my unprovable beliefs, that eating local food is
more healthful. I can only speculate on the reasons. I am content to
simply think of it as more natural.
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