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Old 03-22-2007, 04:33 AM   #1
Paul Kayley
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A friend of mine is interested in this company... its network marketing which starts warning bells ringing immediately in my experience...

www.usnaturals.net

They claim to mine ancient minerals containing 75 trace minerals with ion charges which improve absorption? Sounds like a con to me.

Anyone heard of these, able to shed light on products claims/validity??

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Old 03-22-2007, 04:10 PM   #2
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From the usanaturals.com FAQ:

"...come from a prehistoric deposit of plant humus that accumulated, according to scientists, around seventy million years ago. Supposedly, the plants that grew, during that period, contained 75 to 80 minerals because there were at least 80 minerals in the soil to feed the plants. This Humus, referred to as Humic Shale has been safely encapsulated far below the earths’ surface for millions of years."

I'm no nutritionist, but I have a hunch that Paleo man didn't evolve eating depth mined dirt.

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Old 03-23-2007, 06:48 AM   #3
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Well, since the earth (not to mention time) wasn't around 70 million years ago, we can be pretty sure they're full of crap.

The problem is, there's plenty of legitimate network marketing companies out there, and they get a bad repuation from the wackos out there with their extraordinary claims. Like the good 'ol "this juice will cure cancer, get rid of fleas off your dog, and make your great uncle's hair grow back" or something stupid like that...
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:57 AM   #4
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It does sound pretty snake oily, there are people who eat dirt though...

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http://geography.about.com/cs/cultur...a/geophagy.htm
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:36 AM   #5
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"Well, since the earth (not to mention time) wasn't around 70 million years ago, we can be pretty sure they're full of crap."

I honestly can't tell if that's sarcasm or not, or what it might have to do with the discussion at hand.

Personally I don't trust any MLM on the strength of their own claims(I can't even open the site, so I can't look into it further)

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Old 03-23-2007, 11:35 AM   #6
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Andy: Regarding your question, I'm sticking with the ~6000 year old earth. There's plenty of scientific evidence to support it, and there's plenty lack of evidence for the "millions upon millions" of years theory. It's based on flawed science, circular reasoning, and the scientists set out initially to find exactly what they wanted to find (an "old" earth, not like 6000 years is "young" by any stretch of the imagination, that's pretty stinkin' old too...)

Anyhow... yeah.
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:49 PM   #7
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mmmmm, depth mined dirt, aggghhhhhh (drools)
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