Thanks guys I got what I was looking for and I appreciate the help.
I do however feel I need to make a blanket response to some of the comments that where made.
My question arose from my curiosity of whether minerals could lodge in tissues and cause hardening of the body as suggested by someone whose teachings I respect.
I still have yet to reach a conclusion on this issue however I do have some strong views on some other subjects touched upon.
First of all, Paul Bragg probably did more to advance the idea of living a healthy lifestyle than anyone else in the last century. Paul was a pioneer in the holistic living approach that incorporated proper breathing, exercise, eating whole organic foods, fasting, drinking pure water, getting proper rest and so on. The Bragg philosophy is true body, mind and spirit approach to health and fitness and it works.
I guess I should point out that I had already adopted much of this type of lifestyle before I ever read the Bragg books.
The younger generations are probably not familiar with Paul Bragg because he died in 1976 at 80 supposedly from complications due to a surfing accident. Strangely, unlike the hamsters, he was robust till the end drinking distilled water every day of his adult life, or so he claims.
His legacy would probably be greater if it weren’t for the fact that many of his views countered the outdated yet prevailing materialistic-mechanistic principles that nutrition is largely based upon to this day.
I believe the current paradigm which sees us all as physiochemical machines is a good start to understanding our bodies but falls short mainly because it leaves out the all-important aspect of life force.
A fresh road-kill has the same chemical makeup as the living creature but lacks the most important thing, the life force. There are many names and opinions on what I’m calling life force is but to keep it RRSAS ( really, really simple and stupid ) let’s just say it is the energy that a thing possesses that makes that thing alive.
A rock certainly is vibrating energy but does not contain life force like a hamster, plant or a person.
I happily and quite healthily admit to being one of those esoteric cuckoos because when I look at this mineral issue I cannot factor out the aspect of life force a mineral might or might not possess if I am going to absorb it into my own energy.
The iron you may get licking a cast iron skillet, though chemically the same is not going to benefit your body like the iron you get from fresh spinach that has been through photosynthesis and absorbed into the dynamic forces of the living plant.
This is why biogenic and bioacidic foods may look the same in terms of calories, carbs and so on, but can have dramatically different effect on the body.
I propose we should stop worrying about how many calories we consume and be more concerned with how what we consume affects our own life force. Does what you eat add to your dynamic energies or take from it? For example a fresh-picked apple is alive, has living enzymes and adds to your energy as opposed to say a steak that requires your body to use it’s own vital energy to metabolize. One adds and one takes away.
Biogenic (living foods) are generally low in calories and always high in life force.
I’ll be the first to say that from the view of conventional science all this mumbo jumbo new age talk about life force and living energy makes me sound cuckooish (being cuckoo like).
Science is one of if not the most important of all human endeavors and while it certainly is responsible on most levels for the rapid advancement of our race in a sense by its very nature, it also holds us back.
If something cannot be poked, probed or measured with an instrument by the current scientific method, it is usually deemed pseudoscience, hogwash, rubbish, etc.
While it’s easy to see the logic here, what we really say when we accept or reject something based on scientific method alone is that nothing exists that there is not a current scientific method of explaining. If it is not in a textbook, taught by a professor, accepted by peers or can be observed or measured, it does not exist.
History is full of cases in which the prevailing scientific view was proven wrong over and over again.
It’s well known that Einstein was very Metaphysical often talking about how formulas came to him in his dreams or as hunches.
He even said something to the effect that he believed “imagination was before science.”
100 years ago quantum string theory would have been unimaginable to most scientists and just ten years ago the idea of our food, thoughts and emotions being able to influence gene expression would have been strictly regarded as utter nonsense or “new age” thinking and yet today the rapidly growing field of epigenetics studies this very thing.
Thinking of a mineral as being organic or inorganic in terms whether or not it is part of a living field reall