Overview of Okinawa
A brief historical background on medicinal benefits
of coral minerals.
The oldest pharmacy established in 1685 in Spain is
now part of a museum. Among the pharmaceuticals present in the pharmacy
is a container containing ground up coral with inscription: "
The blond coral is the only coral used for medicine. The coral has
a beneficial effect upon the heart and elevates the mood of the
person taking it." We are dealing with precious and ancient
natural resources for caring our bodies with fossilized coral minerals
Long Life in Okinawans owes much to Coral
"Coral Minerials water prevents adult disease"
Dr. Jun Kobayashi, honorary professor of Okayama University.
He gave an interesting presentation in the Japan Land and Water
Society held in Nara City that people in Okinawa which is Japan's
No. 1 Long Life state drink water with a lot of calcium carbonate
dissolved from the coral, so they can prevent three major adult
diseases (cerebral apoplexy, cancer, and heart disease) and consequently
they live long.
This presentation is based on the conclusion taken
from the results of the survey in 500 rivers throughout Japan. The
content of Coral Minerials as the criteria for the degree of alkali
is 25.4mg/l on national average and the figure is relatively small
in the Northeastern section of Japan, but it is 148mg in Tokunoshima
Island in Kagoshima State and 415mg in Naha City, Okinawa State,
both presenting quite high degree of alkali.
In the survey by the Ministry of Public Welfare, the
number of deaths per population of a 100,000 because of cerebral
apoplexy is 152 in Nagano State in the first place. On the contrary,
Okinawa State is in the lowest and the number is 49, less than one-third.
Due to such data, he concluded that there was cause
and effect relationship between Coral Minerial in water and occurrence
of cerebral apoplexy.
There are many geographical features in Okinawa State
that the Coral reef rose and became hills and Coral Minerial
of corals are dissolved in rivers abundantly and they are absorbed
by agricultural products. The Okinawans take in a lot of Coral Minerial naturally in daily life, which has much to do with their
In recent years, as the diet becomes Westernized,
acidification goes on inside bodies. Therefore, this study may draw
attention as a new method of precaution for adult disease. Prof.
Kobayashi says, "Use of Coral Minerial has remarkable effects
in prevention of hypertension and liver trouble. Long Life of Okinawans
owes to water with no doubt. Coral minerals could be pre-assimilation
elements for long life."