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Fish are People, too (Nutritionally speaking)

Learn more about Nutrition from an expert.

Dr. Melchior J. Dikkers, (1898-1984)
Former Professor of Biochemistry
Loyola University, California

Montmorillonite was known by Indian medicine men for many years and used by them as a healing agent, to be placed on open wounds and also used internally in cases of stomach and intestinal upsets.  Click Here to find Montmorillonite Clay Products.  

The feeding, of Montmorillonite clay minerals to animals and man is an ancient accepted practice in many areas of the world. The physiological value of Montmorillonite is due to the fact that it contains many trace elements. 

In 1932, I started research in feeding rabbits and hogs with scours. The results obtained on these scoury animals was extremely successful. These results were considered interesting but no one was interested in commercial promotion at the time. 

Years later, interest in Montmorillonite and the natural clay minerals skyrocketed due to the research of many scientists around the world. Outstanding research was done for NASA Manned Spacecraft Center by Dr. B. H. Ershoff. Dr. Ershoff demonstrated the growth promoting properties of Montmorillonite in fattening cattle, chickens, and turkeys.

See the video about it. 

Research on Montmorillonite has shown that the natural clay mineral retards the process of bone decalcification, a well-known occurrence in the process of aging. Natural clay minerals are of prehistoric oceanic origin; composed of prehistoric crustaceans and prehistoric algae (seaweeds). 

Why this sudden renewed interest in Montmorillonite? The one and only reason is the presence of trace elements in Montmorillonite, and the important research and information obtained on their vital importance on all forms of living creatures. Trace elements are referred to as biological catalysts or oligo elements.  Click Here to see Terramin's certificate of analysis (COA). 

The research on trace elements was originated by Dr. Alexis Carrel, French 1912 Nobel Prize Laureate, and continued by the International Center for Biological Research in Geneva, Switzerland.' Sir Stanley Davidson, professor of clinical medicine at the University of Edinburgh, referred to these trace elements as "functional Nutrients", meaning that they perform a definite cellular function. Dr. Davidson mentioned that a diet must supply a proper balance of essential nutrients, and functional nutrients, to insure overall physiological perfection, that is, perfect health. 

KEY TO HEALTH: Trace elements are the key to health be it plant, animal or man. Vitamins do not function without the presence of trace elements. Enzymes are activated by trace elements. Without enzymes, no important chemical processes in the body can take place.  The synthesis of proteins within cells does not take place without trace elements.  

This is one of the most important chemical synthesis (manufacturing) taking place in living tissues, for the reason that the chemical activities in all living cells (the building blocks of all living tissues) is sustained by catalysts. We call these catalysts enzymes, and all enzymes, without exception, are proteins. Every living cell, be it plant, animal or man, is a little chemical factory and the seat of intense chemical activities. 

The proteins of every species differ chemically and biologically. The difference seems to be in their trace element patterns which act as the determinant of protein specificity. The body of either plant, animal, fish, reptiles. or man, without trace minerals, is bankrupt. All life lives because of the presence of trace minerals in the surrounding medium (soil), or within the blood circulation wherein the nutrients are delivered to all cells of the body in both animal and man. 

We cannot manufacture the red coloring matter of the blood without a trace of copper, even though we have plenty of iron. We can not manufacture vitamin B 12 unless we have a trace of cobalt. A trace of zinc is needed by the pancreas to be able to manufacture insulin.  

Soils today in the U.S.A. are trace element deficient due to the year after year heavy application of artificial chemical fertilizers. 

Zinc deficiencies in soils exist in 41 states. Manganese deficiencies in soils exist in 30 states. Molybdenum deficiencies in soils exist in 27 states. Iron deficiencies in soils exist in 25 states, and copper deficiencies in solid exist in 14 states. 

Most foods raised today in the U.S.A. are likely to be deficient in trace mineral elements. There exists, this day, a 70 per cent drop of copper content in corn. Trace elements are present in whole wheat, but are removed in the milling process. Plants, animals and man depend upon the soil for their supply of trace elements, and if our soils are deficient it speaks for itself that plant, animal and man will be deficient in these elements. 

There is convincing evidence of the relationship between human malnutrition and soil malnutrition, between soil health and human health. Malnutrition today exists in 70 per cent of U.S. citizens over the age of 65. Trace elements are only needed in infinitely minute amounts, as little as one part in 20,000. 

 In Montmorillonite, the trace elements have been laid down by nature, no human hand has ever touched them, and nature has not refined them in any way, shape or form.