Neydharting Moor 25 August 2009
The Neydharting Moor is a unique lowland 150 acre moor in Austria. It is the source of my preferred colloidal plant minerals used extensively in my clinic. It takes the place of conventional poorly absorbed chelated mineral tablets. Most multi-vitamin and mineral supplements contain only a few (generally less than 10) non-plant based minerals which are poorly absorbed in people with healthy gastrointestinal symptoms let alone patients with gut disturbances. With current farming and fertiliser practices (almost exclusively using nitrogen and phosphorous fertilisers on repeatedly farmed soil) there is strong scientific evidence that the mineral content of our food is dramatically less than it used to be. The United States for example, used to have some of the richest topsoil on earth. Unfortunately, what took millions of years to create has been destroyed within the last 100 years by rapid nutrient stripping and depletion of microbial populations due to destructive agricultural practices to support exponential population growth.
In general, modern medicine is based on an incorrect paradigm- that the Earths terrain is separate from us. The reality is that we are all part of the Earth’s terrain. Global warming, catastrophic storms, dying coral reefs and escalating chronic diseases all result from the misconception that we are separate from our environment. We now know that we are not separate, that the entire Earth and the humans on it exist in a delicate balance of minerals, enzymes and microbes. When we get out of balance by pesticides in the soil, poor nutrition or toxic run-off into our water- disease results. The new paradigm of medicine must be one where we correct the terrain of our bodies by supporting life rather than using drugs that further imbalance us and by recognising that what we do to our planet, we unavoidably do to ourselves.
Mineral deficiencies have a proven causal role in almost all chronic degenerative diseases including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, asthma, dermatitis, chronic fatigue, depression and cancer. Sadly we can no longer rely exclusively on our foods for our vitamin and mineral requirements.
Science has documented 92 trace elements and there are hundreds of isotopes of these elements- many of which play yet undiscovered roles in human health. Maintaining the balance of our minerals has been recognised as essential for health (Schauss, Alexander. Minerals and Human health: the Rationale for Optimal and Balanced Trace Element Levels. Life Sciences Press: 1995) and nature does it best. In my opinion and experience, the practice of determining individual specific mineral deficiencies and then replacing them with artificially chelated (attached to an amino acid) minerals is less than optimal and can cause further imbalances. Even then, “we are presently recognising and correcting only a small fraction of the mineral imbalance problems plaguing animals and men” (Hoekstra, W.G. Federation Proceedings. National Academy of Sciences: Washington, D.C. Sept./Oct., 1964).
When minerals and trace minerals are in the body they are present in an ionic solution with either positive or negative charges resulting in what is known as a ‘dynamic equilibrium’. The body can “use minor changes in this equilibrium to create proper osmotic pressure and move nutrients to the areas that need them most and create electrical impulses that run the entire nervous system.” (American Medical Association. The American Medical Associations’ Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Charles b. Clayman. Random House: 1989).
This same equilibrium is found in nature- in seas and moors where minerals and trace minerals have collected and concentrated in liquid ionic form for millions of years. These are present in the same basic balance found in blood and lymph! Note that scientists have not been able to recreate sea water artificially and even if they could, it would cost thousands of dollars/bottle.
Fortunately the water of the Neydharting Moor is full of minerals, trace minerals, herbs, enzymes, antioxidants and fatty acids in ratios that nature intended and is now available to all of us for its unique health giving and anti-aging properties. Trace minerals are also important in alkalinising the body and compensating for the accumulation of metabolic acids- they are one of the bodies main buffer systems. Supplementing with trace minerals is a rapid way to alkalise the body. However, supplementing with high concentrations of artificially chelated, targeted minerals does not re-establish pH in a balanced manner. The best way to balance the pH with minerals is to use the comprehensive, full spectrum of activated, completely bioavailable minerals as present in the Neydharting Moor liquid, in combination with a high quality probiotic to maintain the flora of the gut. This prevents opportunistic bacteria, viruses and fungi from proliferating in an acidic environment.
I don’t go a day without consuming some of the Neydharting Moor liquid. The moor is at least 30,000 years old, lies below ground water level and is encased by glacial rock. With time, rocks and over 1000 herbs, plants and flowers have dissolved into the waters. 300 of these have been identified as having medicinal properties and 200 have been extinct for over 500 years. It is impossible for science to recreate this liquid. The health giving benefits of the water have been known to man since 800BC and to animals long before that. The famous physician Paracelsus sent his patients there in the 16th century, believing he had discovered the ultimate elixir of life.
More recently there has been a healing spa there. Originally visited by Napoleon, it was purchased in 1945 for scientific research. At that time, the spa had 8 bedrooms. Today it has over 400 rooms and is booked out 2 years ahead. Nine International Scientific Congresses have concluded that the Neydharting Moor is the only therapeutic medicinal moor. Treatments there are available on the government health care systems of Austria, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland.
Research on the waters of the moor have shown anti-inflammatory effects, adrenal repair properties and a balancing effect on hormones. Colliodal plant based minerals from the Neydharting Moor do not require digestion by our gastrointesinal tracts and are almost completely absorbed. Kirlian photographs of the Moor liquid show concentrated energy fields. This is important to note when we remember that all disease is related to impaired energy flow within the body. The energy fields in the Moor liquid have the power to stimulate the bodies electro-chemical fields and promote healing. It improves hair, skin and promotes weight loss.
The liquid from the Neydharting Moor is an essential source of minerals and trace minerals in my programs to optimise health and vitality and is now available in my clinic. I recommend 10 mls twice/day.