represent IP4, IP3, IP2 and IP1(if all six "hooks" were filled it would
no longer be an acid.) IP3 and IP4 are the most common inositol
you will find in nature. Phytic acids grow in plants, and plants grow
in soil which has a lot of minerals to it so most of the phytic acid
found in oatmeal will be already partially chelated with minerals in
this way. However, in any experiment in a science lab involving phytic
acid, they will use the IP6 form, because it will produce quicker and
results and not be contaminated by the fact that there are already some
minerals along with the phytic acid.
do so many other traditional health sites on the web say that soaking
reduces acidity and provides more minerals to the body?
Soaking is the first step in fermentation.
Fermentation is the process by which acids are formed.
Soaking makes seeds more acidic.
Traditional people soaked their grains to make them more digestible.
Soaking breaks down phytic acid but does not make the broken-down bits less acidic.
"Breaking down" an acid is not the same as "neutralizing" it.
The only way to neutralize (make less acidic) grains is to add minerals to them.
Traditional people added ashes to grains, or ate clay or dirt.
wish I knew. There is an anti-mineral bias in the mainstream culture,
which I can understand because minerals can prevent many expensive
diseases and deprive the drug manufacturers and the disease industry of
large splodges of wonga, but why the alternative health culture does
not challenge this more, I don't know. Adele Davis recommended eating
extra supplements of powdered dolomite and bone meal, but then Adele
was discredited and died broke with even her Tiger Milk legacy taken
from her to pay her legal fees because of one sentence in one book
(Let's Have Healthy Babies) which she said she didn't write and didn't
know how it got there. Many people followed her advice on the bone meal
and dolomite so she probably cost the medical profession a lot of
money. Sally Fallon says it's okay to eat dirt and clay, but doesn't
say how much. I suppose the fact that traditional people soaked their
grains and science came up with what sounded like a good explanation
for why they would do so made the science sound credible.Will adding sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to grains neutralize them?
but sodium bicarbonate is high in sodium and carbon, which are good for
you in themselves, but too much of one mineral will make you deficient
in other minerals. It is better to get your minerals from natural
sources that have a full array of minerals with all their companion
elements.So, what should I do?
is only one way to add minerals to your diet, and that is to add
minerals to your diet. Soaking them, adding buckwheat to them or
performing a Hopi rain dance over them will not add minerals to them.
Minerals can be added either to the oatmeal or to your diet in general.
for all the ways you can add minerals to your diet or your oatmeal.
Your Doctor! How to Be Independently Healthy by Andrew W.
Cure Is in the Cupboard Using oil of oregano
for better health.