"Some" in the title for my review is an important word and is the reason I gave the book a four instead of a five star review. I have long held the author's belief that bones are not just made up of one mineral, but numerous minerals that work in cooperation with each other. They are called synergistic co-factors. Every mineral also needs to be present in its proper ratio to have maximum effectiveness. For example many experts will tell you that you need a two to one ratio of magnesium to calcium. Some experts contend that it should be one to one. I agree with that ratio. I also agree with Dr. Thompson that you need the proper minerals for vitamins to do their job. And last, but definitely not least, synthetic supplements are drugs. For example, vitamin C has way more nutrients than you find in a vitamin pill, which is most often ascorbic acid. Our bodies need all the different vitamin C components for it to effectively nourish them. With only one or a few components present, supplements act like a drug. Our marvelous Creator packed natural food with so many needful nutrients that scientists have only discovered a few of them.
I have also had a hair mineral analysis done and very highly recommend it. I was tired and not feeling the best and went to the doctor. She preformed a CBC (Complete Blood Count), along with a vitamin D check and a couple of other tests. They showed nothing amiss, except for slightly elevated cholesterol levels, which my chiropractor said were well within the normal range. I then went to my chiropractor and had a hair mineral analysis done. I was suffering from adrenal fatigue. The hair mineral analysis got me to the root of my long standing ailments and provided the necessary tools to reverse them. My chiropractor told me that a CBC will show something amiss only when you are almost dead. I paid $1030.00 for the doctor's tests and $54.00 for the hair mineral analysis. I have since had a follow-up hair mineral analysis and while still recovering am doing better.
Now onto vitamin D. I disagree with the authors that certain people should not supplement with this key nutrient. The best way to get your vitamin D is through the sun, but if you live in the middle or northern parts of the United States this is impossible to do year round. In northern Wisconsin where I live, it's hard enough to do it in the summer.The next best source of vitamin D is a high quality cod liver oil, such as Carlson's. Not all cod liver oil is high grade or fresh. If it tastes rancid that is because it is rancid. Also, as it is highly processed with many harmful ingredients, never buy emulsified cod liver oil. Another good brand of cod liver oil comes from Nordic Naturals. Both Carlsons and Nordic Naturals process their oils in Norway right after the fish are caught, which ensures maximum freshness. Also, I strongly believe in letting my food be my medicine bottle and cod liver oil is food, which vitamin supplements definitely aren't.
I also have a problem with the small amount of minerals found in the recommended ionic mineral supplements. Having osteoporosis, I have been advised to take at least 1,000 mg of calcium, which I firmly believed was way to much and so have refused to take anywhere near that amount. I would very much appreciate an accurate figure, not an RDA, as we are commonly given for how much of different minerals and vitamins we actually need each day. For example, the RDA for vitamin D, is 400 IU, which is an outdated figure. It is the amount needed to prevent rickets in children, not the amount needed to keep them optimally healthy. Also, bigger adults obviously need more of various nutrients than do children. For all of the useful information the book contains, I would recommend it.