There appears to be a new disease called Tension! Many Americans suffer from this condition, feeling tense, anxious, nervous, and frustrated. Do you suffer from dry mouth, or feel like you are suffocating? Does your stomach feel like it’s in knots or spasms? Are chronic muscle cramps part of your daily routine?
One possible culprit causing tension is a mineral deficiency; the simple cure may be mineral nutrition. Minerals function as a major controller for the nervous system. Potassium and magnesium are the main two alkaline minerals, which come primarily from greens. These minerals support the parasympathetic nervous system, helping you remain calm, and slowing down the body and mind. They can reduce tension.
Acid minerals come primarily from grains, part of the typical American diet. The predominant acid mineral is phosphorus. Acid minerals support the sympathetic nervous system, helping you to keep going. A balanced nervous system provides plenty of energy, yet allows one to be calm, rested, and peaceful.
Many people in our country experience tension and anxiety. We eat too many grains and too few vegetables. The typical American diet supplies excess acid minerals and inadequate amounts of alkaline minerals, leading to tense, spastic, dried out, and cramping.