In a raw, elemental form, very little minerals are absorbed into the human intestinal tract (less than 10%). The chelated form of minerals delivers about 90%. When minerals are absorbed and embedded within the molecular structure of plants (chelated), they are treated differently by the body than the raw mineral state. In a chelated form, minerals are much more bio-active and therefore more useful to the body. German physician/scientist Hans Neiper worked all this out over 30 years ago.
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For the most part it shouldn't take any great quantity. What I visualize is something like grinding up a mineral pill adding it to rest of our nutrients for our plants. That's why it might be worth while to check out the mineral tablets that are put in cattle's and other animals feed. Before or after the pole shift, if one can find some near by old plant deposits - petrified wood, clay of this type, or shell, etc. - if one broke it up and pounded it until it is a fine powder it would make a good supplement for growing plants.
The best trace organic mineral supplements to day are made from old volcanic covered up plant life - ether ground up petrified rock or nearly petrified. The following quote is from a site called Trace Elements: Missing Links. Rock dust trace minerals feeds bacteria feeds plants.
Dr. Earp-Thomas used bacteria from rotting rock to stabilize his trace element solution. In Nature, it's bacteria that dissolve rock to digest minerals into living protoplasm. These evolutionary pioneers create food and habitat for other lifeforms - especially plants. One example: lichen encrusting boulders are a partnership - a symbiosis - of bacteria and algae. Bacteria eat rock to feed algae minerals; algae fix sunlight as six-carbon rings called sugar to feed bacteria.
So plants depend on bacteria to digest and supply minerals packaged as protoplasm. Dr. Earp-Thomas also pioneered using bacteria to inoculate legumes. Rhizobia bacteria live in pink nodules on legume roots. Rhizobia don't eat rock, but use a trace element - molybdenum - to fix the element nitrogen from air into nitrates, which legumes make into proteins.
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