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From: Johnny C (
Subject:         Soil Intake
Date: June 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm PST

"...soil left clinging to the vegetables often contained
vitamin B12... they [past peoples] also obtained the nutrient
from the bacteria-laden dirt that accumulates near the stems
of apples, peaches..." (80/10/10 Graham 249).

At first I was skeptical. I mean how can we digest dirt?
Then I saw a pregnant mare horse on a hay and grain diet; at
the first chance she could get, she went right through the
grass and started munching on dirt. This told me she was
nutritionally starved and that soil is really a part of her
natural diet.

While our soil needs, as far as I know, don't lead us to
consuming rich soil out of the ground, do you believe that we
should perhaps start adding organic soils to smoothies? My
guess is that the b12, for instance, is best obtained from
soil when eaten in small amounts in conjuction with fruits and

Now two problems is that it opens the door to health salesmen
and perhaps the impact (or lack of) is minimal to health.

Thanks Doug and anyone willing to share their opinions and

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