An Alphabetical Analysis
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Sodium. -- This is one of the principal constituents of blood and
lymph.  Without sodium, lime and magnesium, salts are liable to form
injurious deposits in the body.
Calcium and Magnesium. -- Magnesium assists in the assimilation of
phosphorus, while magnesium, calcium and iron form the albumen of the
blood.  One per cent of magnesium enables the lime taken into the body
to harden in the formation of the bones.
Manganese.-- It has been discovered that animals deprived of manganese
lack the maternal instincts.
Zinc is associated with the action of vitamins.
Nickel is associated with the insulin of the pancreas.
If it be true that there is 'no life without potassium', it is equally
true that there is 'no thought without phosphorus'.  The elements fluorine
and iodine are also important.  Fluorine plays an important part in the
composition of the iris of the eye, while iodine in the thyroid gland is
essential to growth and development.
The following is a summary of the various functions governed by these
constituents of soil, seed and herb:
Calcium is a counter to acid, and is the executive element.
Sulphur purifies, and is the maid of all work.
Potassium stimulates the liver, and is the balancer.
Phosphorus aids the growth of nerve and brain, and is the thought
Iodine eliminates toxins, and is the gland regulator.
Iron is the vehicle of oxygen, and is the master chemical.
Manganese improves resistance, and is the chemical of poise.
Silica gives strength to the tissues, gloss to the hair and sparkle to
the eyes, and is the optimist.
Fluorine protects against infection, and is the youth preserver.
Chlorine keeps the body supple, and is the laundryman.
Sodium prevents acidosis, and is the alkalizer.
Magnesium is alkaline and sleep promoting, and is the refresher.
When flesh was added as part of man's food after the Flood, no
alteration was made in the essential composition of human diet, for all
animals that normally provide human food, feed upon the green herb.  Even in
the case of flesh eating animals, they themselves prey upon animals that eat
herbs, so that we may truly say, in the most literal sense of the words, 'All
flesh is grass'.
Let us read again with intelligent faith, with increasing wonder, with
glorious certainty, the primitive record of man's creation and sustenance,
and realize that only a 'science falsely so-called' could withhold the
fullest recognition of its inspiration, authority and comprehensiveness.
We trust that the reader has been interested in these brief notes on an
intricate subject, and that they have served to throw further light on the
inspired record of Genesis 1 and 2.  Much more could be said on this subject,
but our space is not unlimited.  We believe that enough has been said to