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Soil Minerals: The Key to Farming Wealth and Your Own Health



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Soil Minerals: The Key to Farming Wealth and Your Own Health by Brown Trotter
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"Must have for anyone who considers themselves health consious "

This book is a concise record of what foods will help whatever ailment you find you suffer from, as well as breaking down the individual minerals and vitamins commonly found in food and telling you where you can find them, how you can take them and the best way to keep your body in its best condition through using said minerals. Must have for the kitchen.

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This is the interesting life story of one of New Zealand's great and gifted farmers Brown Trotter who pioneered the use of trace minerals in NZ farming and as a result he greatly increased his farm's profita­bility, improved the health and breeding of his livestock and won numerous prizes at stock shows. At age 65 he began taking the same trace minerals himself and dramatically healed his serious heart disease. All of this he achieved while being challenged on his views for soil nuturing an animal nutrition that was the opposite of what the government appointed scientists and vets of the day were promoting. Brown's results were doing all the talking and while every attempt was made to publicly discredit and suppress his views the truth was not going to be hidden this time. An important farming book for every New Zealander Learn how to protect yourself from heart disease and other serious health disorders by supplementing your diet with important trace minerals lacking in our New Zealand Soils and foods You can farm more profitably. plus add years of vigorous health to your life, by supplying the trace minerals lacking in NZ Soils. At age 59, Fairlie sheep farmer Brown Trotter's farm animals were among the healthiest in New Zealand. Yet Brown Trotter himself was in his own words “decrepit, very lame and with a bad heart.” His animals won prizes year after year at shows. He got them to that stage by pioneering the use of trace minerals in NZ, such as copper, zinc, Iodine and selenium. Either by top dressing to the soil or as a drench. Brown would buy under nourished lambs from other farms at a low price and then, next season send them out as fine specimens of fat lambs and obtain top prices. However despite his success with his animals Brown's health began to deteriorate from age 45. He soon began to black out continually. At age 64 an x-ray a cardiograph revealed a severely diseased heart. He was immediately flown to Greenlane hospital to be operated on. This was just to hold the situation and perhaps gain another year or two of life. When Brown came home from the hospital he continued to deteriorate. He writes " I couldn't read. About two lines and I fell asleep. This was an existence I came to dread . I realised I was turning into a cabbage." Finally in desperation he decided to take the same minerals that had worked wonders with the health of his sheep. He weaned himself off the drug diacon and began taking sheep minerals Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium and Iodine A dramatic improvement occurred Brown.s energy, alertness and strength began to speedily return even though he was still smoking heavily. Six months later at 65, after 20 years of ill health he described himself as healthy At age 67, to the amazement of doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital he recorded a perfect cardiograph. His doctor Dr Hull stated “It has never been known in medical history” Brown Trotter died 13 years later in 1964 in his 80th year, of cancer in his liver and pancreas which started from a cigarette burn on his lip. (He remained a heavy smoker all his life) His heart remained healthy and strong until the end. The first half of this interesting book relates to Brown Trotters mineral experiments with his animals, and reproduces some of the amusing and thrilling newspaper debates with skeptical vets and government soil scientists. The he tells the all important story of how he restored his heart using the same minerals that brought exceptional health to the farm animals. While this is a New Zealand context the same principals can be applied to farming anywhere in the world. Every country has soil that is deficient in trace minerals. The secret is to identify what is missing and introducing it into the food chain in some way.

Release date NZ
April 1st, 2005
Edited by David Coory
Country of Publication
New Zealand
8th edition
Zealand Publishing House
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