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The question about soil depletion with time has been covered in other answers. Currently, in some areas, soil mineral depletion is associated with lower amounts of minerals in plants and with iodine, zinc and selenium deficiency in humans (Annals of Botany, 2010, sow-wu.nl Centre for World Food Studies, 2006). Except in the areas with known mineral ...


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Q What is the truth? That would be nice to know, indeed. But the way this problem is formulated it is way too complex to be answered definitively with simple 'yes' or 'no'. On the one hand, it's a really simple equation of input/output. If the substrate, fertilizer and water are lacking minerals, then the plants will be lacking them as well, as they ...


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Avery gave you a list of "yeses" by moving the goal posts to an issue of organics vs non-organic modern agriculture. Here's a peer-review no to the actual question of historical decline: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2016.11.012 It's a study by an employee of Canada's Bureau of Nutritional Sciences Mineral nutrient composition of vegetables, fruits ...


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The massive decline in plant compounds is attested by many studies, but I take it that your concern is whether this is linked to problems in human nutrition. The current answer is that there is not enough research on this subject. Reeve, J. R., et al. "Organic farming, soil health, and food quality: considering possible links." Advances in Agronomy 137 (...


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TLDR summary: the high-school science summary of thirst regulation (by salt) is correct, but it's quite incomplete as a thirst regulation mechanism in general. In (recent) animal research, faster pathways have been identified, e.g. eating promotes thirst proportional to eating time, well before any salt-induced osmotic changes can affect thirst. Since the ...


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No direct evidence that I could find insofar, but MSG seems to enhance the subjective "saltiness" perception of food as well: MSG+ soups were rated as more salty (F(1,34) = 26·26; P ≤ 0·001) and stronger tasting (F(1,34) = 12·57; P = 0·001) than MSG– soups There was no direct question about thirst or a measure of water consumed thereafter in that study, ...


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Fasting, and or eating of weird stuff can make roundworms move, but they get no benefit from leaving the body, so they migrate internally. They procreate by "eggs", thus the notion of them leaving because of a deteriorating food supply is spurious. TL;DR of the below: Hunger, dietary changes and failed deworming medication regimes can make the roundworm ...


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According to Sathe N, Andrews JC, McPheeters ML, et al. Nutritional and Dietary Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2017;139(6):e20170346: People do use try to use diet as part of treatment ... many families, if not a majority of families, pursue dietary and nutritional approaches as components of treatment. (...


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It is NOT TRUE that "most humans are hosts to these parasitic worms called Ascaris lumbricoides (Roundworms)." Ascariasis (CDC.gov, 2018): An estimated 807 million–1.2 billion people in the world are infected with Ascaris lumbricoides...Ascariasis is now uncommon in the United States. There is NO EVIDENCE that "water fasting is by far, one of the ...


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Please suggest improvements for the answer in the comments. From the Smithsonian article cited in the question: But to keep [British radar] under wraps, according to Stolarczyk’s research pulled from the files of the Imperial War Museum, the Mass Observation Archive, and the UK National Archives, the Ministry provided another reason for their success: ...


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