Elements and Their Relationship to Physical Health and Diseases

Element deficiencies can cause imbalance and abnormal metabolism of elements in the cell; therefore, there needs to be a constant exchange and renewal of these elements in the human body. Imbalances and abnormalities in element metabolism can lead to defects in DNA and disrupt proper functioning of the major systems leading to many diseases. Balanced and stabilized element metabolism is needed for DNA to function properly in all life forms on earth. 

Dr. Linus Carl Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize winner, said “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” U.S. Senate Document No. 264 from 1936 also states that 99% of Americans are deficient in mineral elements. Deficiency in one or more mineral elements can cause disease, aging, or even reduce life expectancy. Minerals and the various elements that make up the body are very important. Unfortunately, it is now impossible to obtain a complete supply of what we need from food alone.

Over the course of 12 years, U.S. Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Joel Wallach performed necropsies on 17,500 animals of varying sizes and autopsies on 3,000 people that died of natural causes. Astoundingly, he found that the common cause of these deaths was insufficient elemental nutrients. Tracing back, the cause of many diseases and aging was a deficiency in mineral elements!

When the body has a deficiency, imbalance, or reduction of elements, free radicals can attack the DNA chain, causing damage, distorted breakage, miscoding, and loss in the DNA structural sequence. Meanwhile, damages in “Genetic Information” and “Biological Processes” cause errors in protein synthesis. Cell metabolism anomalies result from abnormalities in eleven of the major systems, which include the circulatory/ cardiovascular system, integumentary system, skeletal system, reproductive system, digestive system, urinary system, respiratory system, endocrine system, lymphatic/immune system, muscular system, and nervous system. These systems are unable to coordinate with one another, which prevent various complex activities within the body from properly functioning.

There are 206 different types of cells within the body. Proteins are found in every cell, therefore proteins are found throughout our body. Errors in protein synthesis can cause various diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. These diseases threaten and cause serious damage to physical health and life.

The current and most significant factor of physical aging, disease, and death in humans all over the world is due to mineral element deficiency. Mineral supplementation is the most crucial problem, but also the most difficult to solve. 

This is because minerals are the most difficult for the body to extract and absorb. They are valuable natural catalysts and natural antioxidants. They help vitamins and enzymes function properly to maintain our health and livelihood. If we are deficient in vitamins, our bodies can still rely on certain mineral elemental nutrients to function. But if we are deficient in mineral elemental nutrients, then all vitamins will become useless.

Some elements play their key roles in organic macromolecules. For example: iron in hemoglobin, cobalt in vitamin B12, zinc in DNA polymerase and RNA polymerase, iodine in thyroxine, molybdenum in nitrogenase and xanthine oxidase, and manganese in protecting human skin. Also, selenium is a very strong antioxidant that helps suppress the onset of cancer; germanium helps the body discharge waste and increases the phagocytic function of white blood cells; and zinc can activate more than 200 hormones and enzymes that are important for life. Their core roles are irreplaceable.

UNESCO and Human Variome Project experts are actively working together to encourage people around the world to have a comprehensive and balanced mineral nutrient supplementation to promote stable and balanced elemental metabolism in the body’s internal environment for prevention of diseases, enhancement of physical conditions, slowing of the aging process, and prolonging of life.