Mineral - Nitrogen
Today we will be discussing Nitrogen. This mineral is not thought of as a mineral, well I should say it is usually not even thought of as a mineral. But it is a mineral and is usually found in the gas form. Although it can be found in other states such as liquid and solid forms. The air we breathe consists of about 70% nitrogen and by contrast 20% oxygen. About 3% of our body weight consists of Nitrogen. So nitrogen plays a big role in our air as well as many other applications. Nitrogen is used in every single class of pharmaceutical drugs. Of particular importance in this area is the use of Nitrogen in serious or extreme cardiac issues. When applied in this situation, it works almost instantly in opening up the arteries, relieving cardiac stress caused by a lack of or low levels of Oxygen. We have a lot of more interesting aspects to the nutritional use and applications of Nitrogen, but first, let's get the opening technicalities out of the way.
Nitrogen associates with the amino acid Arginine. It follows the AGG codon and is used 16,721,585 times in the DNA sequencing process. It carries the valance number of -3, weighs in at 14.01 on the molecular weight scale and is recognized by the symbol of N.
One area of importance is with the respiratory system. In this area, as the air is taken in, the Nitrogen inhibits the lungs from being oxidized as the specialized lung cells extract the oxygen from the air. As a general rule, the majority of the Nitrogen that we take in is not through the lungs but rather through the digestive process. In this aspect, we have the Nitrogen playing a major role in the body for the synthesis of amino acids. In this area, the Nitrogen is used in the protein conversion/extraction process of the amino acids/Nitrogen and then it leads to further amino acid production. This takes place in the digestive process. Now over there with plants, we see a situation of where the Nitrogen is taken in by the plants and microbes transforms the raw Nitrogen into various Nitrogen forms that the plant can then absorb. This is important because it is very hard for the human/animal body to make this same type of transition effectively and efficiently. The raw Nitrogen/Protein/Amino Acid conversion through the plant system, then taken in by the animal/human is better utilized. More on this concept later on. So with Nitrogen, we see the most effective and efficient way for animals and humans to acquire Nitrogen is after it has been processed by a plant. Of course, the Nitrogen obtained from animals, as in the meat, milk, eggs, etc., is just a step that many times adds to the concentration of the proteins and amino acids rather than the conversion to more usable forms.
Later in this discussion, we will point out the ratios of Nitrogen in plants in relation to other minerals. But for now, let's keep to the uses of Nitrogen and what it does. In plants, a general rule is as follows, any of the above-ground activity, such as the foliage, requires a larger amount of Nitrogen than does that which grows below the ground. The root systems and by default any of the below-ground growth requires a large number of minerals other than Nitrogen. So in this aspect, we see a direct correlation between the plants and human/animals in regard to respiration and a suppression of oxidation, IE; where respiration takes place, a large amount of Nitrogen is needed and for similar purposes. Now when we have a lack of Nitrogen, in human/animals as well as plants we see the same conditions, such as slow growth, the inability to recover from assaults, (in plants this may come from the adverse weather conditions, in humans, recovery from, well the same thing, and even injury). We see in humans and animals a general wasting away of the basic structure/form. In plants, we see a weak stem and leaf structure. In both, we see a lack of thriving, a lack of normal growth and color. Now over on the abundance side or shall we say, an overabundance of Nitrogen we see the following; Excess Nitrogen leaves the body/plant, which is a waste of resources and with plants, the excess excretion causes a runoff pollution issue. Both are actually a waste of the mineral. With this, there is also a leaching effect of other minerals that take place. The main mineral here is Calcium and its "support staff" of other minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. Then when the excess Nitrogen isn't or can't be leached off, a condition of Ammonia starts to develop and that leads to a toxic effect on the nervous system. Both plants and humans/animals have nervous systems, with plants having an even more complex nervous system than does a human or an animal.
I want to take a detour for a moment as this is a very important concept to internalize. Many times we make mention of the main mineral that we are discussing and then mention something about several other minerals as their support staff, etc. I want to explain how this is discussed in the more "official circles". It is referred to as the "Horizontal Neighbors" and the "Verticle Neighbors". In this case, we see Carbon and Oxygen appearing as the horizontal neighbors for Nitrogen. These neighbors are very important as they serve as similar appearing minerals in the chemical sense and can even take the place of the mineral on a limited basis. Now over with the Vertical side, we see Antimony, Arsenic, Bismuth, and Phosphorus as serving that aspect for Nitrogen. In this Verticle model, you can think of it as one building upon the other to form a functioning main mineral, in this case, Nitrogen. To make the concept even more complicated, each one of those minerals, in each position, will also have their horizontal and vertical neighbors to support them. This where the miracle of the plant ends up doing its magic. It forms each one of these minerals into the right position and right ratios so that when the human/animal consumes the plant, everything seems to be in perfect order to serve the nutritional purpose intended. The plant also converts the mineral, or series of minerals into the proper type of the mineral so that the organism can best utilize the mineral to a high degree of efficiency. This efficiency can sometimes be as high as into the 90% range. Where a when the organism takes in the raw form of the mineral and bypasses the plant, the efficiency is usually in the single digit % range. However, in this situation, as useful as it is, it is also not in the right neighborhood and right ratios. But even in this state, it is still better than nothing at all.
So one can perhaps visualize the devastation that can take place in a plant as most of you likely realize the seriousness of a major malfunction of your nervous system failure or even breakdown. So when we have the body or plant system becoming "ammoniaized", if not remedied quickly, a death many times will usually follow. At times this ammonia overload can enter the beginning stages for people that are on high protein diets. These people with this condition are usually running a low level of ammonia toxification which they interpret as a good thing in regard to weight loss, but in reality, they are running a selective starvation type of program and when they cut back on protein, the condition clears up and they gain weight to a point of equilibrium in relation to other body conditions. In some people with this condition simply experiences a whacked out nervous system and they interpret it a wide range of nervous system related diseases. They are then treated for those conditions, which is in effect is treating the symptoms. When the fact is that they are just overloaded with Nitrogen-rich proteins that aren't being utilized or excreted. Then as we move to the next step, we have the parasites moving in to do their thing. When the progression reaches this point, it then becomes a different animal, so to speak, with a whole new set of challenges. Now with that, we have a direct lead into the next topic. So let's go there for a while.
Essential Oil Connection;
Most of the time when we have people resorting to the use of essential oils, they have a serious issue going on. Many times they have gone to a health care provider(s) and have come away without any real definitive answers. I don't know why they don't find answers. I mean they have some drugs developed that are used throughout the 3rd. world that appears to take care of the most far-out conditions known to man or woman. I know some of those can be scary, but if you are going to die anyway from the condition, what do you have to lose? This whole situation ends up driving people to return to natural solutions. Those solutions are akin to the above-mentioned solutions when the raw form of the mineral is used and done so by passing on the role of the plant. Then when you resort to using natural solution, you find that in most cases, it, whatever it is, has been run through and processed by the plant, so the quality of the solution is way up there. So let's look at plants and oils that are high in the content of Nitrogen. Keep in mind that you might be shocked. Some plants only contain a single digit part per million of a certain mineral. They are supposed to as these are somehow related to the ratios as needed. Really, really interesting stuff. Since we are talking about Nitrogen, a very important part of the whole DNA-RNA process, the need for it is vital and in large amounts.
Many time you have heard the phrase of, "An apple a day keeps the Doctor away". I am sure that if you actually did eat an apple a day, that it would go a long way in keeping the Doctor away, but in reality itis a different fruit. Many times I have mentioned the Cucumber when discussing these matters. A Cucumber contains about 80,000 ppm of Nitrogen. The Apple is at 4,000 ppm, Cauliflower Leaf, 72,500 ppm. Stinging Nettle Leaf, 55,555 ppm. See we see the good old sting nettle showing up AGAIN! Must be a very nutritious plant. But right behind that, we see Dill, (whole plant), showing up at 55,300 ppm. We have Dill essential oil, and it is a blend of both weed and seed. This is why it is a blend. We have Dill showing up time and time again showing high in minerals. From this point on down the scale, starting at 54,000 ppm, we see Lettuce leaf, Common garden Pea, and Cauliflower, flower part. So with it, just eat the whole thing. Spinach, Beans of all varieties, Garden Radish, Cabbage, Beets, and at this point we are only down to the 35,000 ppm level. Anyway, from this point on let's just stay with the plants that are used for essential oils. We see Ginger coming in at 24,400 ppm, Coffee at 23,000 ppm, Cacao at 22,800 ppm, Onion at 17,690 ppm, Grapefruit at 16,360 ppm, Orage at 13,845 ppm, and Tangerine at 13,075 ppm.
Although we don't see a wide range of essential oils containing high levels of Nitrogen, we do see a vast wide range of plants that we don't see being used as essential oils actually containing high levels. Many of these plants are ones used as dried herbs. While many others are just normal table foods used by most people. There are some tubers but mostly fruits that show high Nitrogen containing properties.
Summary and Discussion.
I am shocked by the number of times we see Stinging Nettle showing up within the discussion on minerals. I also am surprised that we see Dill and Ginger showing up as well. Yes, we know all of these plants are good for us, but just how good is a shocker. Where I grew up as a kid, we had all sorts of stinging nettles growing along the irrigation ditches. There were also many other plants that we now recognize as the real good health-promoting type of plants. I just love the study being undertaken her, if for nothing more than for myself. In the plant's listings and the amount of various minerals on a ppm basis, is rather enlighting. I find that Beans come up quite often and they are usually always upon the point of say 2/3 rds. point in the overall PPM listings. The thing that I do find interesting and the interesting is sky high, is that the whole concept of God kicking Adam and Even out of the garden. In this narrative, we are lead to understand that they have to rely on weeds. Many of the so-called "weeds" or plants that we identify as weeds are actually very nutritious. In this story, we usually associate weeds with a bad, as in very bad thing. We now use all sorts of chemicals, of which many people these chemicals are devastating to life, to kill the weeds. We do this so that we can actually have a clean, inferior food to eat and make ourselves feel like we are doing good, being clean in our living and so on. So we go along and reject the natural foods in favor of man manipulated foods and then wonder why we are sick and then pray to God to heal us when we reject what he has given us. As a note along these lines, a number of years ago, I had a chance meeting with a self-taught expert on Geese and Ducks. I had a long visit with him, took notes and then the notes were displaced. Leiann found those notes the other day. In those notes, the guy mentioned about many of these weeds and the nutritional levels of them. The purpose was to point out how nutritious they are to those Ducks and Geese and how they use those weeds for feed for them. I will do a write-up on those and post them, but for now, we need to bring this E-lecture to a close and mention that the next one will be on Carbon and the one after that, Boron. Exciting, I might add.
Thank you for your interest and for hanging out here. I hope it is worth your time.