In this podcast, Val John Anderson, Vice-President of Mineral Resources International in Ogden, Utah, discusses mineral nutrition in relation to modern diets. The extensive processing of our food which has developed over the last 100 years is a normal extension of the innovation of farming. Before we ate foods that were grown on farms, humans existed on foods that were hunted or gathered. The invention of farming introduced the need for extensive use of fertilizers, which may imbalance the natural mineral content of food. Proponents of the "Paleo Diet" advocate a return to pre-farming diets in an effort to restore these natural balances. MRI's products have recently been certified by Whole30 as an acceptable addition to the paleo diet. Val also describes how adding minerals to everyday cooking can help improve health, regardless of diet.