The Celloid Mineral Therapy was developed back in the 1930’s by an Australian Naturopath, Maurice Blackmore.
He spent many years researching the physiological role of minerals in the process of disease and health and he developed a system for prescribing the minerals based on the symptoms presented.
Celloids are unique and differ from other minerals because they are in combinations that are found naturally in living tissue and are more easily absorbed by the body. Celloid formulas consistently give good improvements quickly and are at a low cost in comparison to other forms of supplementation.
The many signs and symptoms of Mineral deficiency often include: acne, anaemia, anxiety, behavioural disorders, bruising, colic, constipation, cramps, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dry cracked skin, eczema, fatigue, flatulence, fluid retention, gastric reflux, hair loss, headaches, indigestion, insomnia, lack of libido, menopause, menstrual irregularities, mouth ulcers, premenstrual tension, restless legs, sinuses, low sperm count, twitching muscles, weak nails and brittle hair and the list goes on…
Most importantly, there are specific groups such as children, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and the elderly who have additional demands for minerals that are often not met.
Sadly, the standard Australian diet is often deficient in many minerals, while sometimes the mineral is in the food but due to processing, it is not bio-available (meaning it won’t be absorbed and used how it should within your body).
An example of this is calcium within milk, it if often poorly absorbed. Iron within vegetables is also another example of a mineral that is also poorly absorbed.
The reason behind this can be as simple as substances that block the absorption, such as phytates & oxalic acid, which bind to minerals and prevent their absorption. Alternatively, cooking methods such as boiling can destroy many minerals. Stress is also another factor that is often overlooked, in which it can inhibit minerals being absorbed due to the reduction of digestive enzymes within a stressed state (this is often an ‘ah-ha’ moment for many of my clients to suffer from IBS or digestive related symptoms). Another factor can also be due to our poor Australian soil is deplete in many minerals, thus the need for fortification of common foods (such as bread) and many Australians are mineral deficient. Farming practices are intensive and thus soils become depleted.
Getting to the point; there are 11 essential mineral groups used within Celloid Mineral Therapy, they are:
- Magnesium Phosphate
- Potassium Phosphate
- Potassium Sulphate
- Calcium Fluoride
- Potassium Chloride
- Calcium Phosphate
- Calcium Sulphate
- Iron Phosphate
- Sodium Phosphate, &
- Sodium Sulphate.