The Mineral Resources International library of videos includes product demonstrations, discussions, and tours of our facilities and operations both at NorthShore and MRI's headquarters.
Lifestyle Dosing Advice with Val Anderson, Part 1
Lifestyle Dosing Advice with Val Anderson, Part 2
Great Salt Lake Mineral Harvesting MRI, Inc. and NorthShore
MRI Company Tour
MRI is pleased to present the following podcast series, which covers a series of conversations about minerals, trace elements, and health as well as the products and new developments coming from Mineral Resources International, Inc. The interviews are conducted and produced by Jeff Burke of the “Stay Healthy” radio program on KLAV Radio in Las Vegas, Nevada (Republished with permission of Stay Healthy).
The Critical Need For Magnesium in Modern Diets February 22, 2013
Val John Anderson from Mineral Resources International explains how magnesium works in the body, and how mineral imbalances can affect health. Calcium, for example, cannot work alone. A balanced suppply of minerals is necessary in order for the human body to function. Too much calcium, however, can become dysfunctional in the body if other nutrients, especially magnesium, are not available. A consisent supply of micro-nutrients and trace minerals in the diet every day can provide more balanced nutrition, and allows macro-nutrients and vitamins to function properly.
Fitness Goals More Achievable When Mineral Supplements Are Included January 13, 2013
Gym attendance jumps in January as people set their New Year's resolutions to be more fit or to lose weight. Not surprisingly, by mid-February most of those resolutions are abandoned, and gym attendance returns to normal levels. In this podcast, Jeff and Val discuss how to make fitness resolutions more achievable. When starting a new fitness routine, it is easy to feel discouraged when muscle cramps are painful, and when improvement is not immediately obvious. Adding concentrated minerals to a daily lifestyle can help reduce muscle pain and improve results. Electrolytes are critical to physical and mental health even in winter months.
The Importance of Minerals December 26, 2012
It is possible to be over-fed, but under-nourished, as processed foods can lack many mineral nutrients. A balance of minerals are critical to healthy body functions, but people generally tend to be deficient in magnesium. We often focus on sodium and potassium as electrolytes, but too often neglect the importance of magnesium, chromium, and other essential trace minerals.
The Evolution of the Modern Diet November 13, 2012
What scientists and doctors know about nutrition continues to evolve. MRI's Val John Anderson and Staying Healthy Host Jeffrey Burke, N.D. discuss how this evolution has changed how Americans view nutrition, health and disease. Many foods no longer contain the complex mineral nutrition and trace elements that the body needs to maintain health and function properly.
"Non-functioning" Minerals Can Be Toxic November 5, 2012
Minerals are necessary for health needs beyond cramps and hydration. Magnesium, for example, is essential for the conversion of sugar to energy. Many nutrients or minerals rely on the presence of other minerals in order to function properly in the body. Alone, or in excessive quantities, essential minerals cannot function properly, and can become harmful.
Hydration in Winter Activities October 26, 2012
Minerals are necessary throughout the whole year. We think about electrolytes during summer months, when we feel dehydrated due to heat and summer activities. But hydration is necessary in all climates and in all seasons. In this podcast, Staying Healthy Host Jeffrey Burke, N.D. and MRI's Val John Anderson discuss how winter activities can cause dehydration and deplete the body's mineral stores.
Nutrients and Drugs, Health and Disease August 23, 2012
Many minerals are essential nutrients and/or drugs depending on how they are used. This hour goes into the similarities and differences between nutrients and drugs and their impact on health and disease in ways that should be helpful for consumers to understand and manage tools available to them in their efforts to achieve and maintain good health.
"Pure" Food Doesn't Mean "Whole" Food July 27, 2012
As scientific knowledge and technology has grown, food processing has become more and more sophisticated. Food elements are stripped to their smallest basic levels, and then fed to us packaged with labels like "pure" and "refined." But nature never meant for us to consume food in isolated packages. Our bodies need whole foods that preserve a natural balance of minerals. In this podcast, Val and Jeff discuss how marketing and science have convinced us and our health care providers that individual elements are good or bad, when in reality, what our bodies crave is a healthy balance.
Is Sodium Good or Bad for Your Body? July 3, 2012
Your doctor may have told you that you need to reduce your sodium intake to maintain good health. But sports trainers will insist that high-sodium sports drinks are necessary after your workout. Val John Anderson, Vice-President of Mineral Resources International talks with Jeff Burke about the need for electrolyte balance. Fortisalt™, an MRI product, is mentioned as a way to season food with electrolytes and trace minerals, without over-dosing on sodium.
Don't Sugar Coat It - Staying Hydrated During Exercise Requires a Healthy Balance of Electrolytes. June 19, 2012
In this podcast, Jeff and Val talk about staying hydrated while exercising, and how sports drinks are marketed by junk-food companies. Typical sports drinks contain two cups of sugar per gallon. In a heat-stress environment, drinking sports drinks can make you sick from the sugar before your hydration needs are met. Proper hydration requires a balance of electrolytes that includes magnesium and potassium, not just sugar and salt.
Nutritional Value of Lithium as a Trace Element May 7, 2012
Dr. Vincent S. Gallicchio, world renowned expert on lithium, joins Staying Healthy Host Jeffrey Burke, N.D. and MRI's Val John Anderson to discuss the benefits of lithium as a trace element with nutritional value. Most people think of lithium as a drug used at potentially toxic doses to treat mental disorders, but small amounts occur naturally in sea water, soil and drinking water. These doses are not toxic but can be very beneficial in reducing mental illness, crime and violent crime in communities where it is naturally occurring at higher levels. Research also shows numerous other nutritional benefits for lithium including fighting viruses and supporting the healthy growth of stem cells.
Every Essential Element May 1, 2012
Jeff and Rhonda, later joined by her brother Val Anderson, discuss Rhonda's new book about her parents Hartley and Gaye Anderson, founders of Mineral Resources International. The book covers the adventures of falling in love, raising a family of faith and starting a company against the odds of ridicule and government bullying.
Muscle Cramps and Spasms: A Common, but Unnecessary Pain March 21, 2012
Staying Healthy Host Jeffrey Burke, N.D. and MRI’s Val John Anderson discuss the topic of muscle cramps. Cramping can be as a result of age, inactivity, overactivity, too many medications, etc. Many people are confused about muscle cramping, including what causes it, and what they can do to put an end to their painful suffering. But, as Val Anderson warns, muscle cramps can be the canary in the coal mine, signaling a more serious problem. Therefore, it's important to listen to the body especially if the muscles are chronically cramping. Learn more about muscle function and the critical role that electrolytes, including electrolyte balance, form, and lifestyle dosing™ may play in resolving cramping in this informative podcast.
Lessons About Lithium February 27, 2012
Lithium is a naturally occurring mineral similar to sodium and potassium. You can find small amounts of lithium in most foods as well as drinking and mineral-rich spring waters. Lithium salts have been used in the treatment of bipolar disorder (manic depression). While there are some things that we don't know about lithium, startling new research suggests that lithium acts as a chelator of aluminum in addition to playing a significant role in fetal development and the treatment of acute brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's. Learn more about this fascinating trace element in this interview with MRI's Val John Anderson and Staying Healthy Host Jeffrey Burke, N.D. *NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, the show abruptly ends at 47:15.*
Why You Should Supplement with Full-Spectrum Minerals (and Avoid Single Mineral Supplements) November 11, 2011
Minerals and trace elements serve so many multi-faceted purposes and functions in the body -- we would not be able to function without them. When one is able to obtain the full range of minerals, the proper balance, and in a bioavailable form from MRI’s products, there are many details that merge to support health. MRI’s Val John Anderson and Staying Healthy Host Jeffrey Burke talk about correcting poor mineral status, why one should supplement with a balance (and not single minerals) of elements, and how to easily incorporate valuable mineral nutrition in one's diet with Anderson's Concentrated Mineral Drops, elete Electrolytes, and FortiSalt.
A Better Way to Salt Your Food: FortiSalt October 7, 2011
This nearly hour-long podcast is devoted to MRI's latest product innovation, FortiSalt. FortiSalt isn't just a mineral supplement to ensure a plentiful intake - and balance - of minerals and trace elements, FortiSalt reduces sodium 50% while providing a rich, gourmet flavor to foods. In addition to discussing the features and benefits of FortiSalt, Staying Healthy host Jeff Burke and MRI's Val John Anderson dispel the myth that sea salt is a good source of minerals and trace minerals (hint: sea salt provides trace minerals in levels measuring parts per million or parts per billions!).
Anderson’s Concentrated Mineral Drops (CMD) October 14, 2011
This podcast is focused solely on Anderson's Concentrated Mineral Drops, the Anderson family's and MRI's flagship product, a rich, mineral and trace mineral complex produced through an all-natural, two-year, solar-evaporation process. The Anderson family is the pioneer of mineral and trace mineral supplements from Utah's Great Salt Lake. Two milliliters of Anderson's provide 50% of the Daily Value for magnesium, an essential mineral, plus CMD is rich in other essential minerals and trace minerals. Jeff and Val discuss Anderson's CMD including how to use the product in your daily routine, how the minerals affect pH, and more.
Back to Basics: What are Minerals, Why We Need Them, and What Consumers Should Look for in a Mineral Supplement September 28, 2011
In this podcast, Val John Anderson provides a back-to-basics overview of minerals and mineral supplementation including what are minerals, what do they do, why do we need to supplement with minerals, and what are some of the differences in mineral supplements. Val also discusses the best way (lifestyle dosing™) of using a good balance of essential minerals from MRI’s mineral concentrates supplemented over the course of the day can help increase the body’s reservoir of essential minerals.
Sports Nutrition, a Misnomer? September 16, 2011
Is "Sports Nutrition" a misnomer? Within the sports nutrition category, many of the products that claim to support performance and endurance are laden with sugar, synthetic ingredients, and preservatives, and, now, caffeine. In this podcast, Val and Jeff discuss how many of these products are not what they seem and how to supply the body with the essential nutrients it needs—whether you are an ultra-endurance athletes or someone who engages in light physical activity. Also, Val and Jeff discuss the topic of acidity and alkalinity and the role that a broad range of minerals and trace minerals perform in helping the body to regulate acid-base balance and homeostasis.
Electrolytes and Energy August 30, 2011
One of the most common health complaints people have is low energy. Sales of energy shots and drinks are in the billions of dollars. However, while most of these products provide a quick buzz, they do not provide the essential minerals, trace elements, vitamins, and other nutrients the body uses to convert all of the calories we consume into active energy. Val John Anderson and Jeff Burke discuss the role that numerous factors (de-natured foods, processed foods, medications, weight-loss diets and procedures) play in health and the role that supplementation of essential electrolytes and trace elements may play in get-up-and-go energy.
Let your Senses Be Your Guide August 8, 2011
Staying Healthy Host Jeff Burke, N.D., M.H., and Val John Anderson discuss the shortfalls of modern food, i.e., that crops are grown in mineral- and nutrient- deficient soils. Further, today's modern, processed foods (further depleted of minerals but loaded with artificial flavors) can trick the senses and keep a person from eating a healthy, minerally balanced diet. Our senses, specifically taste, serve as a guide to choose right foods to put into our bodies. For example, we are thirsty because we need water, a craving for salt can indicate a need electrolytes, a sour foods craving can indicate a need for vitamin C and other nutrients in balance with vitamin C; finally, a craving for umami (savory) may indicate a need protein and amino acids. Jeff and Val discuss how to incorporate good, balanced mineral nutrition (along with following your senses) daily with Anderson's CMD, the Balanced Salt formula, and the liquid electrolyte blend to stay in optimal mineral balance.
When Electrolytes are Out of Balance July 27, 2011
Electrolytes are important to the functioning of body on a daily basis. Fluids in the body are balanced with soluble, charged minerals called electrolytes. The body uses this interplay of fluids and charged minerals as the electrical wiring system for energy to flow through the body, to support muscle function and the movement of nutrients (i.e., electrolytes) to the proper places in the body. It's estimated that the average person loses two cups' worth of fluid a day just through breathing. Further, during extreme heat or periods in which the body is perspiring, one rapidly loses fluids and electrolytes. Replacing fluids with electrolytes allows the body to "lock on" to the electrolytes so it can then bring fluids into the system. But, as Val John Anderson and Jeff Burke discuss, don't look to plain water or even sports drink as the solution to your electrolyte needs - instead look to MRI's liquid electrolyte blend.
Whether you are exercising hard in the heat or just trying to cope with the heat, everyone can benefit from supplementing with electrolytes. Val Anderson provides tips about replacing electrolytes easily, economically, and conveniently with MRI’s Liquid Electrolyte Blend and tablets. Further, Val responds to the question about using other MRI products such as the Anderson’s Concentrated Mineral Drops and the Balanced Salt Supplement together throughout the day and the best way to combine and use MRI’s products to feel and be at our very best.
Beat the Heat with Electrolytes June 15, 2011
Summer is here and with the high temperatures comes an increased risk of heat stress. The foremost concern for many people is staying hydrated and feeling good no matter how hot the temperatures get. In this podcast, Val John Anderson gives listeners important tools and strategies on surviving summertime heat.
The Five W’s of Electrolyte Supplementation May 18, 2011
People generally think about electrolytes in the summer when they’re sweating more. However, there are actually a number of factors and conditions, such as humidity, temperature, taking certain medications, that influence electrolyte balance. In this podcast, Val John Anderson and Stay Healthy Host, Jeff Burke, talk about five W’s (who, what, when, where, why) in which people can benefit from electrolyte supplementation.
FAQs about Minerals, Trace Elements and MRI's Products, II April 18, 2011
In this podcast, Val John Anderson answers listeners' questions about minerals and health and, specifically, product-related questions about Anderson's CMD, MRI's balanced salt supplement and the liquid electrolyte add-in formula. This is a great podcast to listen to if you have questions about MRI's products and how to incorporate them into a healthy diet and lifestyle plan.
Dealing with Environmental Pollutants and Contamination Mar. 21, 2011
Our March 21, 2011 show opens with a brief discussion between Val John Anderson and Host of Stay Healthy, Jeff Burke, about the issues involved in following a low-sodium diet, which many people are following these days due to health concerns. In the second half of the show, Val and Jeff focus on the factors involved in providing a good nutritional foundation that prepares the body for dealing with unexpected health challenges. Following the nuclear disaster in Japan, there is heightened awareness and alarm about the dangers of radiation and their effects on human health. In this new audio podcast, Val and Jeff offer some precautions and tips.
Uncharted Waters Mar. 4, 2011
We all know that water is an essential nutrient to support life. Water also naturally contains minerals and trace elements, but there are also many issues surrounding which type of water is best: city water, purified water, or bottled water? In this interview, Jeff Burke and Val John Anderson discuss the issues including pros and cons of different types of water (municipal, bottled, electrolyte-enhanced waters) that are popular right now.
Is Your Medication Causing an Electrolyte Imbalance? Feb. 18, 2011
Many of the medications that people take, including allergy medications, corticosteroids, etc. have crossover effects with regard to the status or balance of electrolytes in the body. Jeff Burke, host of Stay Healthy, and Val John Anderson review some common medications and the nutritional issues people need to be aware with regard to certain drugs. Also, Jeff and Val discuss the limitations of sports drinks.
The federal government has just released its new dietary guidelines, which urges adults to consume more fruits and vegetables, cut salt and fat, and drink water instead of sugary beverages. In this podcast, Val Anderson and Jeff Burke discuss the new guidelines--including the positive and not-so-positive aspects about the new recommendations.
The Multi-Generational Impact of Optimal Nutrition Jan. 21, 2011
Eating a healthy diet, which includes ensuring an optimal intake of essential minerals and micronutrients daily, not only affects a person's health, but can affect the health of his/her children and grandchildren. Babies in-utero depend on their mothers for all of their mineral nutrition to develop, grow, and maintain health. In this podcast, Val Anderson and Jeff Burke discuss the importance of optimal mineral nutrition not just for our health--but for the health of subsequent generations. Plus, Jeff reads some new testimonials from listeners.
Maintaining New Year's Resolutions Jan. 14, 2011
The most common New Year's resolutions are to lose weight, get in shape, and get more energy. As January transitions into February, March, etc., those resolutions can be harder to keep. In this podcast, Val Anderson and Jeff Burke discuss how to maintain New Year's resolutions with products from MRI.
FAQs about Trace Minerals and Health and MRI's Products Dec. 11, 2010
In this podcast, Val Anderson and Jeff Burke answer listeners' questions about trace elements and health and product-related questions about MRI's liquid electrolyte formula, MRI's balanced salt supplement, and Anderson's CMD.
Staying Hydrated and Healthy During the Holidays Nov. 19, 2010
In this podcast, taped before Thanksgiving, Val Anderson and Jeff Burke, host of "Stay Healthy" review some of the unique health concerns common during the winter months and provide some great tips and recipes using MRI's balanced salt formula in your Thanksgiving recipes.
Electrolyte, Mineral Replenishment During Winter Oct. 22, 2010
We don't think about it, but wintertime poses some unique challenges (dry air, cold and flu season, etc.) in staying hydrated and well nourished with minerals and trace elements. Learn how to enhance your daily intake of essential minerals through lifestyle dosing(TM) with MRI's products.
Minerals, Trace Elements, and Stress Oct. 20, 2010
Stress depletes minerals and trace elements. When you are under stress, the body will utilize certain minerals and trace elements, such as magnesium and zinc, at a far higher rate. Stress in all of its forms--emotional and noise stress--can steadily deplete the body of its precious mineral stores. Even vitamins depend on minerals for their physiological and biochemical functions and without minerals, vitamins will not work. Learn how to replenish the body's stores of essential minerals and trace elements and combat stress the natural way with the full range of mineral supplements manufactured by Mineral Resources International, Inc.
Trace elements are elements that are required by the both in trace or minute amounts. In order to achieve health and live life to its fullest, we need the full spectrum of naturally occurring micronutrients. Unfortunately, we don't get a lot of trace elements in our diet due to poor diet (ultra-processed foods) and minerally-depleted soils. Learn how to re-balance your body with MRI's line of mineral and trace mineral formulas and why MRI is the only verifiable source of food-grade minerals from Utah's Great Salt Lake.
An Overview of Electrolytes Jul. 20, 2010
What are electrolytes? Why are they important? Why should you supplement with electrolytes? In this new podcast from MRI, Val Anderson discusses electrolytes--the specific electrolytes and electrolyte balance--their role in physiological functions and why its critical to ensure positive electrolyte balance in the body.
Put the power of minerals to work for you by learning about the importance of form, balance, and lifestyle dosing(TM).
Minerals and pH May 24, 2010
Learn the latest on acidity/alkalinity and how minerals can help with the body's pH.
Replenishing Electrolytes Jun. 8, 2010
Learn how electrolytes are lost and how to replace them with MRI's liquid electrolyte add-in.
The importance of minerals May 7,2010
In this podcast, learn how and why those one-dose or one-a-day supplements are insufficient.
Topics and products discussed include: mineral deficiencies and the role of balance in ensuring adequate mineral status, Anderson's CMD, The Question of Heavy Metals: What are They and Why are They Dangerous?
A Conversation about Minerals, Electrolytes, and Health, featuring Bruce Anderson, President and CEO of MRI, Inc. Oct. 22
Topics include electrolytes and health, what are colloidal minerals, why ionic minerals are best. Products discussed include: Anderson's CMD, MRI's Liquid Electrolyte Add-In, and MRI's Balanced Salt.
Topics discussed include: MRI's Balanced Salt Supplement, Anderson's CMD and tips for using Anderson's CMD in lifestyle dosing(TM), trace elements and sea water (a historical re-cap).
Topics include how the Andersons became involved in harvesting minerals from the Great Salt Lake. Dr. George W. Crane and his experiences with his father in supplementing with trace elements from sea water, plus what is lifestyle dosing with MRI's minerals?
Why are Minerals So Important? Aug. 17
Products that are discussed include: MRI's Liquid Electrolyte Add-In, Balanced Salt formula, and Anderson's Concentrated Mineral Drops.