Life would certainly be much happier for everyone if we could simply turn back the hands of time. Imagine turning 80 and then taking that knowledge to relive one’s life again starting at the age of 18. Of course, if that were possible, the world we live in just might get a lot brighter!

For centuries the search for eternal youth has been a frequent topic of popping up in certain myths and legends from around the world. One of the earliest accounts is from the Greek historian Herodotus in the 5th century BC when he wrote of a fountain of youth in the land of Macrobians, which gave the people of the region exceptionally long-life spans.

Another famous individual was Alexander the Great, who searched for the fountain of youth in the 4th century AD and was said to have come across a healing “river of paradise.”

Still another famous person supposedly finding a fountain of youth was the legendary King Prester John. This king claimed to rule a land that had a fountain of youth during the early Crusades of the 11th and 12th centuries AD.
Not knowing the name of any specific Japanese ruler or explorer, Japan has provided stories of hot springs that could heal wounds and restore youth were not only common years ago, but still exist in today’s society.

Similar stories about the restorative powers of the water were prominent among the Carribean people during the early 16th century prevalent in the mythical land of Bimini, as well as revealed in similar legends about the Canary Islands, Polynesia, and England.

Based on these many legends, explorers and adventurers have looked for the Fountain of Youth, or some remedy to aging, which was most often associated with magic waters. Now, these waters might not necessarily come from a fountain but might have been a river, a spring, or any other water source that was said to reverse the aging process and cure sickness when drank or bathed in.

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Now, the most famous person associated in finding the Fountain of Youth was Ponce de Leon. However, there has been an ongoing discussion among historians and the like, that Ponce de Leon never searched for this special water source. Instead, he was more interested in finding gold and other such riches.

Yet, those who believe he was searching for this miracle water source had found it in a place later to be known as, St. Augustine. Since Ponce de Leon had actually visited this area, he was given credit for finding the Fountain of Youth. But, many, such as myself, wonder if he actually discovered this water source or should the claim go to Pedro Menendez de Aviles, who was known for digging trenches to fight off his enemies in the St. Augustine area in 1565. Perhaps, as his men were digging these trenches, maybe that’s when they found this spring and discovered its miraculous healing powers. Of course, I’m only pondering over this possibility.

The Fountain of Youth is the oldest attraction in Florida, bringing in thousands and thousands of people on a yearly basis. This spring issues forth directly from the Floridian aquifer, which lies below ground under much of North Florida. The water contains over 30 minerals and many believe that it has healthful properties.

Now, one of the most important pieces of information concerning one’s health and longevity has to do with trace minerals. It’s obvious to me that if this spring contains more than 30 minerals and probably from coral embedded in the sea floor of the Florida aquifer for millions of years. However, as water bottled companies expand their need for spring water, this nutritional water source has been depleted. I know for a fact that Lithia Springs in Lithia, Florida is nothing more than a mud puddle and the water for this spring came from underground. So, perhaps if there really was a Fountain of Youth, it has been depleted. But that doesn’t mean that one can’t find the trace minerals that were once abundant from other sources.

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There are actually more than 70 trace minerals and are obtainable from a natural source and not from something manmade. In this series of articles, I will share information about these trace minerals, their health benefits, and what sources are available that contain them in a natural state.

More to come…

We all need trace minerals in our diet. Please take the time to listen to Dr. Berg when it comes to our essential need for these minerals.

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Disclaimer: I am an avid reader with a craving for learning about life itself, especially when concerns health, happiness, outer and inner beauty. I am not a medical professional. I am just someone having a need to share what I’ve learned and discovered.

My Sources
Trace Elements and Other Essential Nutrients, by David Watts
Minerals For the Genetic Code, Charles Walters, Jr.
Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, by Joel D. Wallach and Ma Lan
Minerals, Trace Elements, and Human Health, by Alexander G. Schauss

Author's Bio: 

Kelley is the author of the book, My Curly Hair Self: Living with a Visual Processing Disorder.