by SineadĀ Fine (MAHA)

The Celloid Mineral Therapy was developed back in the 1930’s by an Australian Naturopath, Maurice Blackmore. He spent many years researching the physiological role of minerals in the process of disease and health and he developed a system for prescribing the minerals based on the symptoms presented including tongue, nail and iris signs.

The Celloids differ from other minerals because they are in combinations that are found naturally in living tissue and are more easily absorbed by the body. Celloid formulas consistently give good improvements quickly

Our diet does not always supply us with enough minerals. Other times the mineral is in the food but is not bio-available. Calcium in milk is poorly absorbed. Irons in some vegetables are poorly absorbed. Some substances in food such as phytates and oxalic acid bind to minerals and prevent their absorption. Cooking methods such as boiling can destroy many minerals. Stress can inhibit minerals being absorbed due to reduction in digestive enzymes. Australian soil is poor in minerals and many Australians are mineral deficient. Farming practices are intensive and thus soils become depleted.

There are eleven mineral groups used in Celloid Mineral Therapy.

  • Magnesium Phosphate
  • Potassium Phosphate
  • Potassium Sulphate
  • Calcium Fluoride
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Calcium Sulphate
  • Iron Phosphate
  • Silica
  • Sodium Phosphate
  • Sodium Sulphate

Mineral deficiency signs are many and can include: acne, anxiety, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioural disorders, bruising, colic, constipation, cramps, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dry cracked skin, eczema, fatigue, flatulence, fluid retention, gastric reflux, hair loss, headaches, indigestion, insomnia, lack of libido, menopause, menstrual irregularities, mouth ulcers, premenstrual tension, restless legs, sinuses, sperm count low, twitching muscles, weak nails and brittle hair and so on.

Those who have extra requirements for minerals are children, pregnant and lactating women and the elderly.

A consultation where Celloid Mineral Therapy may be given includes a past and present health history with assessment of current complaint. Eye, nail and tongue diagnosis is usually required to base a prescription on.

Celloids may need to be taken for a few weeks/months depending on the severity of your condition. Celloids are well tolerated and few have experienced unpleasant side effects from taking them. Though the tablets have a lactose base, most who are lactose tolerant can tolerate the Celloids.