by Dawn Adrienne Taylor

published in “Healing Today” magazine November 2006

Information has finally reached the daily press warning of the link between mineral-deficient foods and degenerative diseases. But what can we do to improve our health immediately and prevent future disease?
It took almost 30 years of sourcing optimum nutrition before
I discovered a unique 75 organic plant-derived mineral
supplement that is transforming my health
and that of countless others.

Minerals in the soil control the metabolism of plants, animals and man.
All of life will be either healthy or unhealthy according to the fertility of the soil.

This was a statement made by Dr Alexus Carrel, Nobel Prize Winner, in 1912. Almost a hundred years later, agriculturist and writer, Graham Harvey, wrote in The Daily Telegraph, 18 February 2006: “Britain’s once fertile soil has been systematically stripped of its crucial minerals by industrial farming, leaving our fruit and vegetables tasteless and a nation in chronic ill health.”

William Albrecht (1896-1974 Illinois), referred to as the Father of Soil Research for his pioneering studies of the effects of infertile soil on plants and animals, warned in 1930s that if the land was not remineralised, there would be a massive increase in human degenerative diseases.

The Daily Mail has written extensively about the vital importance of minerals in the body; and BBC news in February 2006, reported that “40% of the elderly admitted to hospitals in this country are so malnourished, they are not strong enough to take medication [and of the] widespread ignorance about malnutrition in the NHS.

In issue 103 of Healing Today, John Lovesey MNFSH, MBTA, CengFIStructE exposed: “The Myth of a Good Diet” in an excellent article Healing Today, February 2006, which prompted my response.

In 1970, at age 15, whilst having my healthy teeth removed, the students observing me mentioned the now legendary Dr Weston Price (1870-1948), a remarkable nutritional dentist who had performed extensive work across the world to discover why, even though they didn’t brush their teeth, non-western diet cultures had strong, healthy teeth throughout their lives.

Shrunken mouths occurred in one generation of these people changing to a refined western diet.    The results of his work were that all foods must be grown in mineral rich soil to avoid malnutrition, a depleted immune system and poor growth.

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In the late 1970s, and a vegetarian at the time, I discovered more of the dire state of our soil and how our animals are fed growth hormones and anti-biotics (anti life); I took vitamin and mineral supplements thereafter, sincerely believing I was replacing what even my organic diet lacked.

However, I found, in more recent years, that the minerals we buy in the shops are from ground rock (hydrophobic), or synthetic and made in a laboratory and are not extracted from plants (hydrophilic).

For minerals to have any value, they must a) be plant-derived so the body can absorb them; and b) contain a full spectrum of at least 70 plant minerals. The average mineral supplement contains only 15-18 hydrophobic minerals i.e. those derived from the ground (soil, ground up oyster shell, salt lakes) of which only a fraction (typically 5 to 7%) can be absorbed by the body.


It never made sense to me that an efficient and sophisticated system like the human body would reject any of the vital nutrients it depends upon in order to function, and no doctor or nutritionist was able to tell me why so little of a vitamin and mineral supplement was assimilated.   I learned, rather obviously, that the answer is that we were meant to eat mineral-rich plants not the earth in which they grow! We are designed to eat apples, but have been given rocks!

A plant mineral is  between several thousand and a million times smaller, than the smallest metallic mineral.

 The average plant- derived mineral is less than 0.00001 micron in size that could conceivably be 1/10,000th the size of a red blood cell.

 The  small size of the plant minerals makes it possible for the body to absorb them.

Minerals in their metallic form [from the ground contained in most supplements] can be toxic to the human body.  Dangerous levels of these metallic minerals can accumulate in the tissues and create serious health problems.

These are found in the 2000 year-old sea bed deposits, and are loaded with chloride.     

Very toxic inorganic minerals are being sold to an unsuspecting public under the guise of colloidal minerals.

The key factor is true plant derivation.

Dr Joel Wallach, BS, DVM, ND

These plant minerals have been tested by specialist laboratories showing that they can pass easily through a one-inch thick paper filter. This means they would pass easily through the skin and enter the soft tissue regardless of a person’s ability to absorb.

The terms Colloidal and Ionic

Elmer Heinrich, (author of The Root of all Disease and The Untold Truth) coined the phrase “colloidal” in order to explain the difference between the larger hydrophobic minerals directly from the ground and the infinitely smaller hyrophilic minerals via plants.     However, he said that he wished he hadn’t because now everyone misuses it!      The earth is a colloid of the universe, for example.

“[People]…group plant derived minerals with metallic minerals that come from oyster shell, calcium carbonate, limestone, soil and clay and sea salts.   Supposedly, too much of some of these metallic elements have toxic effects on the body.   According to Dr Gary Price Todd [and Dr Robert Bender to name but two], the human body is NOT designed to absorb or assimilate and use metallic minerals.   Forty years ago, the health food industry recognised the metallic mineral absorption problem of no more than 8 percent. Chelated minerals were developed in the laboratory. This process involved wrapping amino acids or protein around metallic minerals to help the body metabolize them.   This did help the problem because these added dissolvers did increase the assimilation to about 40%. However, chelated or not, the fact remains, they’re still metallic minerals.

Don’t be misled by this recently formed IONIC mineral jargon. They just came up with a new descriptive name for an old metallic element solution that really doesn’t contain many minerals, but it does contain a lot of sodium.  The definition of an Ion is ‘an electrified atom of group of atoms’. This could describe anything on earth.”

~ From “The Root of all Disease” by Elmer Heinrich

I’ve never accepted either that, “you can expect to get illnesses when you get older,” or that “after age 40, you get these odd niggling little pains.”   

This is not how life was designed or meant to be but the suppressive, toxic treatments we have been given since childhood, for isolationist, plagiarist-Pasteurian diseases, haven’t helped.      These are the symptoms of what doctors refer to as sub-clinical diseases or etiology unknown, but which indicate an already depleted immune system is deteriorating further and symptoms are masked not “cured”.    The symptoms are warnings of those illnesses that manifest full-blown later in life, yet which are unnecessary if we consume a nutrient rich diet.

One could trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.

Linus Pauling, twice Nobel Laureate in the 1950s

These 75 organic plant-derived minerals has been used successfully by millions in the US/Australia and other countries since 1932 and has received in excess of 15,000 written testimonies, many hundreds of which have been legally attested.    It is extracted from ancient, rich, 80 million year old Senonian vegetate when the Earth was unpolluted, using the purest water filtration methods and every batch GMP tested.

How Earth might have looked 80 million years ago lush with minerals  

Dr Schrauzer, researcher, inventor, author, chemist and, when younger, was considered to be one of the top twenty scientists in the world, says that these 75 plant derived minerals are, without doubt, the purest of the plant derived mineral extracts that he has analyzed.

Our nutritional needs begin prior to CONCEPTION but it’s never too late

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Pregnant women are recommended to take 600 mg twice a day.    For the first year, I took at least 600 mg three times daily to remineralise what had been lacking.

Stress and Minerals

Stress is leached out of the cells during emotional traumas or physical exertion and perspiration and excreted from the cells by heavy metals in most of our environments, as well as being already absent from our foods.  The Powdered Minerals, which last about one month for one person, can be sprinkled directly into water, juice or into food. For children who weigh under forty pounds, there are 300 mg vegecaps, if you prefer a precise measurement, which can be pulled apart for children who can’t swallow the vegecaps. Older children and adults take 600 mg once or twice per day as a basic dosage.

Here we have the immediate answer to our well-documented mineral-deficiencies, and with the reassurance of the only company I’ve found that insists every batch has an external report certifying its contents contain 75 pure plant minerals and voluntary GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice).  I’m not aware of any other company in the world that does that.

Versatile – Hair, Skin and Nails

I sometimes make my own face cream with a blend of oils (coconut, almond, avocado, vitamin E, rosehip) and cacao butter gently melted, maybe adding some Rose Absolut or Frankincense, stirring in a little of the minerals just before it sets.   This is ok for night time because it’s a bit shiny! I’m not a professional face cream maker so I mix in a few minerals occasionally into some of the excellent raw, organic creams on the market for the daytime. A little of the minerals goes a very long way.     The minerals are also used by very well-known cosmetics companies for their expensive anti-aging and sun burn creams, having made intense absorbability and other tests over two years first.

I’ve even just put a little oil, olive oil in the palm of my hand and mixed it with the minerals especially after a day in the sun.

Some years ago, I reacted very badly to some news and my hair fell out several days later leaving a bald patch the size of a half crown!   I had alopecia and two more patches came in quick succession, but I wasn’t worried at all, I knew the minerals would work – hair is made of minerals.  Every one of our cells requires plant minerals to function.     My hair all grew back in less than six months and my hair is healthier, thicker and shinier than it’s ever been since I was a teenager.

The work the plant minerals do at cellular level inside the body that we can’t see is by far more important, as the hair, nails and skin are just the outer reflection of what is going on inside.

As well as upping the dose orally, I put it on the bald patches every night and all my hair grew back. It’s better than it’s ever been since I was a teenager and I don’t need to colour it in my late fifties!

* NB the powdered minerals are now freeze dried {previously dried in warm air} which does give more value as the pots contain more weight, but they are sometimes now more grainy and you will need to use a pestle and mortar or perhaps a clean coffee grinder and leave the lid on until the powder settles or it will float in the air.

Healing of burns

Best Son in the Galaxy!

My son burnt the top of his hand putting a log into a sauna stove in Finland and he put it under the cold tap to no avail.   I could see it was painful and red.     I already had a large water bottle for everyone to drink to which the 75 plant minerals had been added because saunas draw out toxicity through the skin (the largest organ of the body), but minerals are leached out at the same time, so they need to be replaced.       We poured the minerals into the bowl to bathe his hand and the pain went away in less than a minute.     He went to remove it in amazement but I suggested he leave it in for 20 minutes to allow the skin to repair.   It did.   The mark was barely visible the next day.

The remaining mineral water was given to a deserving shrub as we left the summer house!      The minerals are used in burn-units as they are much more effective than aloe vera because they repair the skin where the burn has stripped the skin of minerals (as the skin’s structure is minerals, of course).

Around the world

Small groups of people are working to re-mineralise the earth but this could take hundreds of years and, as individuals, we need to supercharge our own immune systems right now to resolve our health issues as a matter of urgency.   It will probably take the melting of the icebergs to remineralise Earth fully.

Osteoporosis is a preventable disease.

Dr Robert Bender, physician for over 40 years.

Food intolerances, allergies, hyperactivity etc. result from a lowered immune defence, as do degenerative diseases inaccurately attributed to age such as: high blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, strokes and cancer.    They are all avoidable if we consume optimum nutrition.

It makes more sense to say “minerals and vitamins,” in that order, because it is minerals that form the basis and contribute the most essential source for our bodies being able to function. We can survive longer without vitamins than we can without minerals; without them, vitamins cannot be absorbed.

Vitamins are basically useless in the absence of minerals.

Dr Gary Price Todd

Minerals and trace minerals are the catalysts for all the vitamins and other nutrients your body uses for developing and maintaining good health.

David Thomas, Naturopath and Chiropractor, appearing on Radio 4, February 2006

In 2002 having vastly overstretched myself consistently for many years in multiple ways (not to mention the vaccinations to travel, and a specifically unrequested – hidden under porcelain – amalgam dental bridge), I contracted Epstein Barr Virus (glandular fever) and subsequently the very severe and wide range of approximately 80 symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).

Within a few weeks of taking these minerals, my energy levels soared, my mental agility returned, exogenous and endogenous depression and anxiety went and the carbohydrate cravings associated with the gut yeast, candida albicans, have also disappeared. I eat less, generally, as my body is satisfied with the nutrients it is receiving on a daily basis.

Later, I made further changes to my lifestyle eating a predominantly raw, living, plant-based diet – which is essential for cholorophyll and enzymes etc, but it is important to note that plants no longer have sufficient minerals to keep us healthy because minerals are no longer in the soils.

Minerals are the very source of physical life and the very foundation of nutrition because our bodies, inner and outer, consist of approximately 98% minerals and we need a full range each and every day. Minerals control every organ and all the electrical impulses in our bodies. Minerals, like the 100+ trillion cells in our body they feed, work interdependently and we therefore need a full spectrum, the way they used to exist in plants.       If minerals are not in the ground, they are not in the plant, organic or not.

my organic flower salad – but I still drink my plant minerals!

What the sentient body needs is a full range of instantly absorbable, hydrophylic, plant-derived minerals that have already been predigested by plants, which must have grown in mineral rich (about 70+) land. This is how we were meant to consume them. However, this is no longer available to the majority of us on the planet, organic or not, unless we live somewhere like Mount Etna where I’ve met people living to a ripe old age and vibrant because they plant their all foods in mineral rich volcanic deposits from deep within the ground (and the sun and alfresco, living with a strong family unit, ions in the sea air, etc.); or in Africa where I lived and my Father and grew enormous vegetables–aubergines/plantain–the size of rugby balls because our gardens were virgin soil, never before farmed, and had been unaffected by rain erosion because of the density of the foliage.

Taste in fruits and vegetables is also to do with minerals.  When there are sufficient minerals fed to growing vegetables, it increases the brix (fruit, vegetable sugars).  Cravings, hunger even, relate to plant mineral deficiencies as the body knows it requires nutrients.

Dr Gabriel Cousens has written a great deal about minerals and, in particular, his work with Diabetes 2 in terms of a mineral deficiency.

Diabetes 2 seems to respond exceptionally well to 75 plant minerals with many people coming off medication, we’ve noticed. People are reporting that their blood pressure is down for the first time in years, that they have automatically cut down on smoking, dropped a dress size or if they get a cold it doesn’t last and many other people have far more dramatic health experiences. The most common experience is that everyone taking this full spectrum of plant minerals reports an increase in energy.

In his book, The Root of All Disease, [is a lack of minerals], Elmer Heinrich says, “I have been monitoring and studying thousands of mineral-deficient people for twenty-five years. In my opinion, heart disease is a direct result of a [plant-derived] mineral deficiency.”

These pure plant minerals provide the essential food we cannot obtain even from discerning shopping as well as enabling the quickest and most gentle detoxification (a lack of minerals prevents the body from detoxing normally, some people report increased bowel movements especially initially or a cessation of constipation). I call them “the food I can’t get from my food!”

Rick Bockner, the 22nd and last Reiki Master to be initiated by Mrs Takata (the remarkable lady who brought Reiki from Japan to the West in the 1930s) told me that Mrs Takata always said to him: “All illness starts here,” patting her solar plexus to indicate where the absorption and digestion of our nutritious fuel begins (as well as the digestion of our emotions).

Mrs Takata who devoted her life to healing through Reiki, understood the body well. I believe she knew of the essential importance of minerals from plants as she drank a special mixture of blended raw vegetables several times each day, in those days when there were still minerals in the ground to feed vegetables, which she took with her wherever she went, in addition to practising daily Reiki.

Although, “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey, but spiritual beings on a human journey,” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin), we are, nevertheless, very much physical beings on this beautiful, blue-green planet and, as such, must nourish our bodies to enable us to follow our true paths in optimum physical health and developed consciousness. I wish I’d found these special plant minerals sooner, but better late than never. All my family take them, too. It is clearly evident we cannot rely upon officials to make health choices for us, we must take the responsibility ourselves, and I shall continue to share this information with everyone. I strongly recommend you try them for yourself.

We can now visualize our universe: its light, gravity and heat, its seasons, tides, and harvest, which prepare a habitation for the universe of vital forms, microscopic and majestic, which fill the oceans and the forests. We have a common denominator for universes within and around each other, our world, our food, and our life have potentials so vast that we can only observe directions, not goals.
Yes, man’s place is most exalted when he obeys
Mother Nature’s laws.

Dr Weston A. Price, DDS (1870-1948)

 4 Responses to “The Solution to our Chronic Mineral Deficiency Now!”

By Edward Ginther on Feb 6, 2010

This was very good reading on a very important topic. It is very true that our soils are a key to health. Years of use of chemical fertilizers has depleted the soils of needed minerals. I have found another source of very good minerals for use as a supplement as well as in re mineralizing of soils used to grow nutritious foods. markets a mineral supplement containing a minimum of 78 naturally chelated minerals and elements. These minerals have been used for years by locals as a alternative to NPK fertilizers as well as a natural oral supplement. It has been amazing to personally witness the above mentioned results, increased energy, healthy hair, nails and skin. Including a noticeable decrease in sick days if any. I appreciate the sharing of this information with the public and am very happy to see this is becoming more widely accepted in the pusuit of good health. Thank you!

By Dawn Adrienne Taylor on Mar 17, 2010

Thank you for your reply, Edward. There are many companies obtaining minerals from salt lakes which may, in some cases, include some sea vegetable minerals. The minerals you mention appear to be an extract of clay (and they say on the website they use chelation) – and are not a pure extract of plant vegetate as the ones I wrote about. Metallic minerals would work for feeding the soils therefore but perhaps are not so efficient for direct consumption. (Please see Gary Price-Todd and Dr Robert Bender above) Pure, organic, raw plant minerals don’t require chelation because plant extracted minerals are rapidly absorbed due to their being recognised by the body as a food form (and their micro size, as already mentioned). As well as, “Colloidal and Ionic” in my above article, I should have included CHELATED minerals, which I have done in my presentations. Chelation is a process where protein is wrapped around the metallic (hydrophobic) minerals, barely assimilated by the body, in an effort to aid the body absorb them. However, it remains a metallic mineral even if the protein is digested. Microorganisms, called mycorrhiza, in the soil convert minerals (when there were minerals in the soil) into a form plants can absorb and subsequently transform those metallic/hydrophobic minerals into hydrophylic (water loving like our bodies) minerals that are essential for every one of our trillions of cells. A full spectrum of plant minerals are required for a strong immune system for humans of every age and for animals too. I’ve just been listening to Dr Carolyn Dean who also says: “We should be eating plant-based minerals.”

By Kristofer Colschen on Feb 11, 2011

I’ve come to understand a lot reading this post. Undoubtedly great info here. Articles such as this make this website worth coming back to for even more material.

Reply by Dawn Adrienne Taylor on May 20th, 2011

Thank you, Kristofer, for your comment on my article (originally written in 2005); and Raw Divas is certainly a superb site! David Wolfe has talked about minerals being crucial to our consciousness which makes total sense to me because mind/body are entirely interdependent. Truth Calkins has also said that everything is catalysed by minerals – and that the origin of the word “vitamins” is “vital minerals”. The thousands of enzymes in every one of our trillions of cells are all dependent upon sufficient plant minerals as are vitamins. Wishing you vibrant health and joy!


  • the integral building blocks of brain and body function
  • crucial to eliminating food cravings (food cravings are the body’s desire for nutrients)
  • essential for vitamins to be absorbed
  • fundamental for blood, the digestive and central nervous system, hormonal balance
  • vital for hair, skin, nails and bone strength
  • a prerequisite for sports and workouts where minerals are leached out through perspiration
  • energising, alkalising, nutrifying, detoxing
  • highly absorbable in their hydrophilic plant form (water loving/(no waste)
  • essential food not a processed supplement
  • required to perform electrolyte (mineral) flow and function in every one of our 100 trillion cells of the body – every day – requisite for vibrant health
  • extracted from uncontaminated, unpolluted plants of circa 80 million years ago
  • as the ancients said, Plant Minerals are essential to consciousness and higher well-being and are said to impart LIGHT resonance vibration


  1. says:

    Phenomenal blog on Simply Naturals Sizzling Minerals, we are distributors too and wholeheartedly believe the sizzling minerals to be the most amazing health and wellness product this century. We cannot believe how beneficial it is proving for everyone that we introduce to it. This blog is testament to that and have written a few blogs ourselves on the many benefits that it can produce and the diseases that it is showing great signs of putting into the history books. Thank you Dawn. Regards, Clive Anderson and Nicole Anderson


    • Thank you, Clive and Nicole, When I began taking plant minerals over 10 years ago, all customers were also distributors if they wished, that’s how the company was set up. Plant Minerals are certainly crucial to every physical cell and its consciousness. Blessings and be well!

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