Dr. Bernard Jensen and his generation of natural healing practitioners strongly emphasized the importance of minerals in the maintenance and health of the human body. Based on his practice of Iridology (the analysis of the eye's iris and it's relationship to disease and health, one can determine the inherent weaknesses in any individual. I have several articles in preparation on this topic so stay tuned!
The central idea is that weak organs and weak systems are areas of the body where the tissue and function need strengthening. The theory of enhancement that Dr. Jensen proposes in all of his teachings is using the application of targeted plant nutrition to build up these weak organs and tissues. Each organ and functional tissue concentrates certain minerals and vitamins to facilitate structure and function, and those minerals must be maintained in adequate amounts in order for that tissue to be healthy.
I have compiled a list of minerals and which tissues concentrate them. Please see my free in-depth article on foods that are high in important minerals and vitamins and which foods (and their juices) you can emphasize in your diet and supplement program to optimize health. You will not that some foods contain a wide variety of minerals while others have a narrower nutritional range. It is recommended that you build your diet around higher concentrations of minerals than are critical for your individual health.
SODIUM — found and needed most in the digestive system. Gland, ligament and blood builder. Cellular structure.
POTASSIUM — found and needed most in the digestive system. Builds tissue and Secretions. Cellular structure.
CALCIUM — found and needed mostly in the structural system. Tooth and Bone. Cellular structure.
PHOSPHORUS — found and needed most in the nervous system. Brain and bone builder.
SILICON — found and needed most in the structural system. Nails, skin, teeth and hair.
MAGNESIUM: — found and needed mostly in the digestive system. Natural laxative. Nerves. Bones, muscles blood.
MANGANESE — found and needed mostly in the nervous system. Tissue strengthener, memory.
CHLORINE — found and needed mostly in the digestive system. Secretions.
SULPHUR — found and needed mostly in the nervous system. Brain and tissue.
FLUORINE — found and needed mostly in the structural system. Tooth enamel. Bones.
IRON — found and needed mostly in the structural system and blood. Red blood cells.
IODINE — found and needed mostly in the nervous system. Glands and Brain. Thyroid gland.