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“Why is that guy at the Trace Minerals booth probing a potato?”
We had planned to give the Trace Minerals booth a visit either way, but this slap-up science experiment they had going on definitely enticed us a bit more.
Turns out, Trace Minerals Manager of Education and Training Dr. Darrin Starkey—a board-certified naturopathic physician—was using the unwitting spud and some other produce items to demonstrate just how lacking our food supply is in trace minerals.
We’re only as healthy as our soil is fertile.Dr. Darrin Starkey, Manager of Education and Training at Trace Minerals
The potato, banana, and other food items Dr. Starkey had on hand would barely illuminate the light at the other end of the probe, which was sensing the electrical energy from the ionized minerals in the foods, but a single drop of trace minerals into a beaker caused the bulb to burn much brighter.
As all good doctors do, Dr. Starkey was not hesitant to hit us with some inconvenient, but necessary truth bombs, explaining “We’re only as healthy as our soil is fertile,” later elaborating that even if you eat fruits and vegetables, it’s often not enough to meet your trace mineral requirements.
Another unfortunate, but highly important point he shared with us (can you tell we love the science types?) is that humans are not able to derive the nutrients they need from filtered, bottled, and/or distilled water—we need to put the minerals back into our diet.
Thankfully, modern manufacturing has made resolving this issue as simple as adding a few Trace Minerals drops to your water. Easy peasy.
Speaking of their drops, Trace Minerals has gone well beyond the catch-all option to provide a vast selection of targeted products, including concentrate-boosting mineral drops, liquid gut health formulas, ionic biotin and collagen, and several dozen more.
No crazy flavors, no over-hyped marketing claims, just—you know—saving lives and stuff.
And if that last bit about saving lives sounds a bit melodramatic, we’ll close with the final doctor-ism delivered with perfect dryness by Dr. Starkey: “The very definition of death, by the way, is not when our heart stops beating, but when all the electrical impulses in our brains stop.”
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