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12 Points On Trace-Minerals (And Why Your Body Needs Them Daily!)

Nearly 25 years ago, we had the great fortune to spend 3 years of apprenticeship-like learning alongside a very well credentialed and experienced practitioner, healer, and teacher. We often see much of the information he taught, now published on the internet . . . but few people had the fortunate experience of working with him as we did, and even having him stay in our homes and connect with our families. Over the course of our intensive study we were witness to lots of unusual experiences  – many that some would call ‘miracles’.

One of his key discoveries was that the body would always heal – when given the right “nutritional and emotional preparedness”.

Yes – his experience showed that you had to have enough essential nutrients present in the body for healing AND be ready for it emotionally.

Over his many decades of working with people, and uncovering what stopped their healing . . . he discovered that a lack of essential Trace-Minerals was one of the root causes. Trace-Mineral supplementation became the first step for everyone on their ‘road to recovery’.

This man was Sir John Whitman Ray.

In a perfect world, we would get all the minerals we need from the foods we eat. But unfortunately, our soils aren’t as healthy as they used to be and due to heavy food processing and poor diets in general, most people don’t get nearly enough of them. The result is widespread mineral deficiency and an epidemic of chronic disease.

What Are Minerals?

Rocks, metals, and soils all contain minerals, as does the water in the ocean. If you recall your chemistry classes, you’ll remember there are 103 known mineral varieties on the perodic table, and many of them fall into the important trace-mineral category and are recognized as playing a critical role in human health. These include minerals you’ve no doubt heard of such; as iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, molybdenum, iodine, chromium, potassium, selenium, sodium, chloride, sulfate, and boron. Our bodies require each and every one of these trace-minerals in proper balance to facilitate health and well-being.

Below is a compilation of Dr Ray’s thoughts on Trace-Minerals.

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Exhaustion Gone, Temper Tantrums Gone: How ‘Being Savvy’ Improved My Family’s Wellbeing!

Saturday Success Story: Carolyn shares the impact that ‘Being Savvy’ made for her family’s wellbeing!

After my first son Morris was born, he and I were quite unwell.

He had early surgery and wasn’t sleeping for more than two hours at a stretch – before or after. Obviously, we were both exhausted! At eleven months we stopped giving him wheat, dairy and breastmilk. His sleeping began to settle, but we were still not in a good way.

I spoke to a number of different practitioners and therapists (GP, naturopath, osteopath, Tresillian, cranial sacral therapist, a controlled crying person, all sorts of practitioners) to seek help.

“Nothing seemed to work. In fact we were both so exhausted that I was unable to make anything work.”

It was time to take different course of action . . .

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BONE HEALTH: Bone Spurs, Osteoporosis, and Other Issues

4 Steps for Better Bone Health

Hippocrates is said to have taught “Let Food Be Thy Medicine And Medicine Be Thy Food” – and we must say we agree wholeheartedly with him, and wish it was still true! If life was the same today as it was then – his claim would be just as true today.

Unfortunately, today’s soils, food raising methods, lifestyle and environmental degradation have had long-term impacts on the planet and all that live on it. This means that what Hippocrates said almost 2500 years ago, is unfortunately, no longer the case.

In fact, it has not been the case for many, many, may decades. These days, more than 6 million Australians of every age and each gender suffer from an ailment that affects the way that they move, rest and play, their independence and their state of mind.

The time for rectifying our body’s ills with simple foods is long gone – we must take extra actions!

Here are 4 Simple Steps for Better Bone Health. Read More

Boron: A Trace Element Essential For Good Health

After doing one of my daughters hair analysis recently, I discovered that she was low in Boron. Investigating this element, I discovered some important facts about this essential nutrient that showed why a series of apparently unrelated health issues had arisen. Oh the wonders of our physical body!

A little reading and research showed just how amazing this mineral really is for the human body. Boron is a trace mineral, and like all trace elements is essential to human health. Again like all other minerals, Boron must be obtained from one’s diet or from supplementation. And like the other trace elements, we only require it in small – trace amounts.

While I rarely come across a multi vitamin / mineral capsule that contains Boron, I am thrilled to say that the one the Savvy Team recommend does, either via Dunaliella salina or Fucus vesiculosus. So I wondered why she was having challenges with signs of deficiency, until I discovered just how important it is in keeping fungi such as candida at bay. As my daughter had been on long-term antibiotics for ongoing dental problems, I began to connect the dots. Read More