Elemental Ecosystems

Posted: April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Again Simon Heath stimulates and provokes the right kind of thinking. Splendid take on why “organisations” should morph into corporate “organisms” and take on life. Not drain it from the very people that make things “work”.


In humans, sodium is an essential nutrient that regulating blood volume, blood pressure, osmotic equilibrium and pH, sodium is an essential nutrient for humans, the minimum physiological requirement being 500 milligrams a day. The daily recommended intake of sodium is 2.3 grams per day. However, with most of the sodium in our diet coming from the processed foods we are so fond of, in the United States, for example, the average intake is 3.4 grams, an amount that is a factor in the 7.6 million premature deaths from hypertension worldwide. Despite its being essential for our physiological equilibrium, elemental sodium requires careful handling. It generates flammable hydrogen and caustic sodium hydroxide upon contact with water and powdered sodium may spontaneously explode in the presence of oxygen. Not the kind of element you’d imagine as being necessary for the continuation of a healthy existence.

It’s buddy from the Periodic Table, chlorine…

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