mineral researcher

Micronutrients and the Mind

We give nutrients to people and they get better... 
”When people who aren’t eating very well start to feel better when getting additional nutrients in pill form, they start to make dietary changes. They don’t crave sugar and carbs as much, and we start to see improvements down the road.. 
Once they see the simple effect of the pill and the impact it can have on their behaviour, a light bulb goes on.
— Julia Rucklidge
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness.

Triage Theory

There are a spectrum of functions for vitamins and mineral in the human body.

These essential nutrients are organized and utilized by the organism in such a way that when these micro-nutrients are limited; the functions required for short-term survival are of a higher priority than functions of less importance and are tolerated by the organism for short-term survival. 

According to Dr. Bruce Ames the consequence of this adaptation is an increase in the risk of chronic disease of aging.

This is a wonderful interview of Dr. Bruce Ames on Triage Theory, Longevity, and Micro-nutrients by Dr. Rhonda Patrick 

In this video Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Bruce Ames about his triage theory, which he proposes that the body has developed a rationing response to shortages of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) throughout evolution. When cells run out of a vitamin or mineral, that scarce micronutrient is allotted to proteins (in the body) essential for short-term survival.