"Specific nutrients are like bytes of information; the denser the food, the more information and support it conveys to you"
"nutrients are like the vowels in our alphabet. If we just took out a few of the vowels and you tried to read this page you would have trouble"
"Likewise, your body needs fuel, lubricants, catalysts and thousands of nutrients from foods. Nutrients are like replacement parts."
What are these 'nutrients' spoken of? Cross has a great explanation. "Nutrients are like LEGO bricks," she explains. "Nitrates, phosphates, silicates, ammonium, and carbon dioxide are building blocks of living organisms." When sunlight and nutrients meet, phytoplankton puts the building blocks together, and life flourishes. Clear, blue water is an oceanic desert. An influx of nutrients makes phytoplankton grow, so increasing the water's turbidity.
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.